Volunteer Events

Volunteer Events-For more information please contact Janed@uca.edu

UCA D.R.E.A.M. Team Mentors Wanted

Who: UCA students who have a passion for mentoring others
What:  UCA students mentor students in Malvern, AR. Mentoring takes place online and requires less than 1 hour each week. Mentors are only required to meet mentees 3 times during the academic year. This is a year-long commitment.
When: Mentor applications are being accepted now! Applications are due Tuesday, Sept. 9th.
Where: Download an application online at uca.edu/outreach/dream
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For more information, view our website at uca.edu/outreach/dream or contact Shaneil Ealy at sealy@uca.edu.

Fall Autism Workshop Needs Volunteers

On Saturday, September 13th, Community Connections will be hosting our Fall Autism Workshop at the Pediatrics Plus located at 575 Club Lane. We are in need of volunteers to help with childcare while parents attend the workshop. The workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and we will be providing Chik-Fil-A to volunteers for lunch. If you are unable to volunteer for the entire workshop, we can split up the day into 2 shifts: one shift from 8:30 – 11:00 and a second shift from 11:00 – 1:30. If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in volunteering for us that day, we would greatly appreciate it. Please let me know. bekaconner@gmail.com

Thanks for your help!
 Beka Conner
Autism Resource Center Coordinator,
Community Connections

unteers Needed

Volunteers Needed in September to Assist with Public Art Installation on UCA’s Campus -Patrick Daugherty Work of Art

Go to the Baum Gallery website and you will see a link to register.  http://uca.edu/art/baum or visit http://baumgalleryatuca.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=6424


Volunteers needed to help with Conway ArtsFest, September – October 5th-Various locations in Conway

More information, and a sign up page can be found at http://conwayallianceforthearts.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=5855 or contact Julie Isom, (501) 499-2447 or julieisom@ymail.com


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.