BearsServe Leaders

What is BearsServe Leaders?

BearsServe Leaders is UCA’s AmeriCorps program that engages current undergraduate students in intensive service experiences with nonprofit partners in Conway, AR. Such services and programs include tutoring, mentoring, food recovery, gardening, and financial literacy. As a BearsServe Leader, you will provide direct support for programs focused on health, education, and economic opportunity. 15 hours of service are required per week, for two 15-week semesters (450 hours total). It is an excellent opportunity for students desiring an active role in the Conway community outside of classes.

Service Sites

  • Arkansas Asset Builders
  • Bethlehem House
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Choosing to Excel
  • City of Hope Outreach
  • Community Action Program for Central Arkansas
  • Conway High School Credit Recovery Program
  • Deliver Hope
  • Faulkner County Juvenile Court
  • Faulkner County Urban Farm Project
  • Literacy Action of Central Arkansas
  • Milestones Services
  • United Way of Central Arkansas
  • UCA Bear Essentials Food Pantry & Food Recovery Network
  • Youth Advocate Resource Network

Benefits for BearsServe Leaders

  • Annual living allowance of $4,368 for the 2022-2023 program year, distributed twice monthly through UCA payroll
  • Eligibility for an education award worth approximately $1700 after completing 450 hours of service

APPLY TODAY at uca.edu/go/bsl. The priority application deadline for 2022-2023 is April 17th, 2022 at 11:59 pm. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all slots are filled.

For more information about the program, watch our AmeriCorps Info Session/Panel at the following link

Recruitment Flyer 2022-2023

Contact Us

Dr. Lesley Graybeal
Director of Service-Learning and Volunteerism
lgraybeal@uca.edu | (501) 852-7416

Cole Williams
Volunteer Coordinator and BearsServe Leader Supervisor
cwilliams92@uca.edu | (501) 852-0245