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
  • Conway Ministry Center
  • Deliver Hope
  • Faulkner County Juvenile Court
  • Faulkner County Urban Farm Project
  • Literacy Action of Central Arkansas
  • Milestones Services
  • UCA Bear Essentials Food Pantry & Food Recovery Network
  • UCA Department of Student Transitions
  • United Way of Central Arkansas
  • Youth Advocate Resource Network

Benefits for BearsServe Leaders

  • AmeriCorps members receive a total financial award of $4574, which includes a living allowance stipend paid out over the course of the service term ($2750 for the 2023-2024 program year) and an education award of $1,824 available after completing 450 hours of service

APPLY HERE. The priority application deadline for 2023-2024 is April 16th, 2023 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 2023-2024

Contact Us

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

Victoria Mays
BearsServe Leader Program Director | (501) 852-0245