Volunteer Events

Volunteer Events  

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Bookworm Project-Volunteers Needed for Sorting

The Community Action Program for Central Arkansas is collecting books for the Holiday Food Box distribution here in Faulkner County.  We have tables of books set up for the families to “shop” at (FOR FREE) during the distribution.  Purchasing books is not a luxury low income families have!  These books will be donated throughout the entire Faulkner County Community.  We expect the books to all be in our offices the Friday before Thanksgiving.  Once these HOPEFULLY thousands of books arrive we then must check them and sort them by age.  Kayla Taylor is heading up the bookworm project this year; she can be reached at kayla.taylor@capcainc.org for more information.  We would like to thank all of the Faulkner County Schools, the Faulkner County Library and the Friends of the Faulkner County Library for partnering with us again this year to make this event a HUGE success!  The book sorting will take place at the CAPCA Administrative Office, 707 Robins St. Suite 118, Conway.  Thank you in advance for your willingness to volunteer!

The link to signup is below.
To sign up, go to:
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/805044CAEAC2FA57-bookworm/

Faulkner County Holiday Food Box Distribution-Volunteers Needed

The Community Action Program for Central Arkansas will be holding the annual Holiday Food Box Distribution in Faulkner County on Friday, December 19th at the True Holiness Saints Church in Conway.  We will be setting up the food boxes on Thursday, December 18th at the church.  We need volunteers to help us set up and help the families during the distribution.  Thursday the opportunities range from helping us tape boxes, breaking down boxes, setting up the food, putting the food in the boxes, organizing the boxes, and cleaning.  Friday the opportunities range from helping the families pick out books, loading boxes on carts, helping the families out with the food, breaking down boxes, cleaning, and most importantly being blessed to be part of an amazing event that impacts and changes lives!  It is the most rewarding hard work you will do!

If you need additional information about this event you can contact Melissa McWilliams at melissa.mcwilliams@capcainc.org, Tiffany Caldwell at tiffany.caldwell@capcainc.org, or Donald Caldwell at donald.caldwell@capcainc.org.

Thank you in advance!

Melissa McWilliams

Community Programs Director

501-269-9351

LOCATION: True Holiness Saints Church

Faulkner County Day School-Racin’ in the New Year 5K  Volunteers Needed

January 3, 2015, 10:00 am  Race Begins and ends at 1700 South Blvd., Conway, AR 72034

Racin’ in the New Year 5K benefits the Milestones and Work Force programs at Faulkner County Day School, which have been providing services to children and adults with developmental disabilities for over 50 years.

Any help we can get would be very much appreciated.  The race course begins only 4 blocks east of the President’s house and winds its way east, and then south around the new city ball park, around Sallie Cone and into the old Conway community for a short distance, ending up back at the Milestones Building.  It will be close to anyone who lives in the UCA area, and we would very much appreciate volunteers to help.

For information about costs, awards and registration, go to:  www.racesonline.com/events/racin-in-the-new-year-5k

To Volunteer Call 501-329-2164

Ongoing Volunteer Projects

Soul Food Cafe Mission-501-514-5325  Needs a student with basic web design skills to help update copy and pictures on website.

Big Brothers Big Sisters-501-374-6661 Volunteers needed to provide one-on-one mentoring for children facing adversity.  Mentors are ordinary people who decide to be someone’s extraordianary in a life of a child.

Oakwood Learning Academy-501-205-1614 Brianna Kidd

The mission of the Oakwood Learning Academy (O.L.A.) is to promote future college students who are for their city through creative learning, technology, and service.  We function year-round, therefore there are distinct goals for both the summer and the school year.

Hope Inspiring Minds (Brookside Community) -Erin Kingston 501-205-1614

Hope Inspiring Minds (H.I.M.) is an educational initiative for children and adults taht works to enrich lives and minds through Gospel-centered teaching, mentoring, and collaborating with the people of Brookside.  This initiative offers ESL (English as a Second Language) classes, tutoring, and other educational services.  These services provide assistance to community members supporting educational development, increasing community awareness, and getting the community together to learn.

Up Off the Couch-Kids Program -Angie Maguire at 501-581-7571 or maguireangie@live.com

This is a program designed to get kids up and moving after school.  It is aimed a children that come from families that can’t afford typical and currently available after school activities.  The days programs will be based on the abilities of the volunteers be it yoga, dance, martial arts, running track or any other appropriate activity.  Activity time will be from 3:45 pm until 5:00 pm.  From 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm on all days except Wednesday we will also offer tutoring for the kids that need a little extra help.  Location will be one of two per availability.  Option one is Project Restoration Church.  Option two is Greenbrier Eastside Elementary.

 

Ushers for UCA Basketball Games

To see dates and times go to:  http://uca.edu/staffsenate/files/gravity_forms/40-ff5869a174756ea829bc72558c34b8ed/2013/09/2013-2014-Team-Leader-Divvy.pdf

Each year, Staff Senate is tasked with acquiring and equiping volunteers to work as ushers for each home basketball game.  These volunteer positions raise money for Staff Senate to use to benefit as many UCA staff members as possible through Staff Senate sponsored programs.  For more information, contact Vick Parish at 450-5059 or vparish@uca.edu.  If you would be willing to serve the UCA staff by ushering at one or more basketball games, please visit http://uca.edu/staffsenate/volunteer-opportunities/

Each volunteer will receive a free drink and snack, a fun opportunity to serve the UCA community, and comp.time for the upcoming winter break.  In addition, there will be some door prizes up for grabs!  We look forward to serving with you soon!  Go Bears.