Volunteer Events

Volunteer Events 

Urban Farm Fest-Volunteers Needed

When:  October 25, 2014 (11:00 am – 2:00 pm)

Contact:  Crystal Browne, Arkansas Garden Corps, stgail@hotmail.com or 479-280-0352

Faulkner County Urban Farm Project will have their fourth annual Urban Farm Fest next Saturday, October 25 from (11:00 am-2:00 pm).  They will need help setting up and tearing down their setup.  There will be free food, live music, door prizes, kids’ activities, and garden demonstration.

The Urban Farm Fest will be held behind the Faulkner County Public Library on Tyler Street.

 

The Wall That Heals

To volunteer with this effort, please visit our website at uca.edu/outreach/wall.

In commemoration of Veterans Day, the Wall that Heals will come to the University
of Central Arkansas campus on Thursday, October 30.

The Wall that Heals is a traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Museum that allows Americans the opportunity to honor those who served their country during the Vietnam War. This exhibition features a 250-foot replica of the original Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Since its inception in 1996, over two million people have visited the traveling exhibit. It has made stops in nearly 250 U.S. locales in addition to an April 1999 tour of the Four Provinces of Ireland and a visit to Canada in 2005. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the more than three million Americans who served with the U.S. Armed Forces in the Vietnam War. It is the most visited memorial in Washington, D.C., with over four million visitors each year. Its black granite walls bear the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.

For more information, contact Shaneil Ealy, co-chair, UCA Veterans Day Committee at 501-450-5275 or sealy@uca.edu.

 To volunteer with this effort, please visit our website at uca.edu/outreach/wall. Thanks in advance for your service!

City of Conway’s “The Big Event 2014”

Join Volunteer Conway in the 4th annual, city-wide volunteer event, “The Big Event”! During this 2-day event, you can participate in one of the many volunteer opportunities throughout the city; including projects in local non-profits, schools, and downtown.  It’s a great way to get involved and give back to the community – keeping Conway awesome!

There are many projects you can help out with:  Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial; Beaverfork Lake Project; City of Hope Outreach; Courthouse Daffodil Planting; Downtown Garland Hanging; Hendrix Village Preserve Clean-up; Robinson Cemetery and so much more.

You can find more information on all of the projects and to register as a volunteer go to

http://www.volunteerconway.org/2014-big-event.html

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.