Students can get involved with the community of Russellville by participating in volunteer work set up by the offices of Student Services called Action Days.
Action Days are specific days within a semester students can get involved and help different organizations around Russellville. The type of work the students do will depend upon the needs of the organization. There are around two action days each month students can participate in. The organizations are chosen in advance and all information, including who to contact on the site of the volunteer work, will be posted on theLink.
Some students are required to have service hours for classes, sororities and fraternities, but other students take part in Action Days because want to acquire service hours by helping the community, according to Emily Bradley, coordinator of Leadership and Service and director of Action Days.
The purpose of action days is to get students involved in the community.
“I really want to give students something hands on to do. I want students to experience different populations within the community,” Bradley said.
The next Action Day is set for March 7 and will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wal-mart in Dardanelle. The event will be a food drive for the Ray of Hope food pantry. It will be a come-and-go event where students will help with counting and drawing people to donate.