COVID 19 Update

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID 19 developments The Center for Community Engagement, along with other offices on campus, will be limiting the number of staff in the office on a day to day basis. However, we are still committed to assisting our campus community and are actively working with other departments for ways we can provide relief during this difficult time. If you have any questions regarding our programs, including but not limited to Work it Off, GivePulse, or the Volunteer Action Center, please reach out via email at or phone (479) 575 - 4365. We regularly monitor both during normal operating hours and will respond all inquiries as soon as possible. Lastly, the Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food pantry is still in operation. Please visit the pantry page or check our social media for the most up to date information.

We thank you for your patience during this time and please do not hesitate to reach out, we would be happy to assist you.

The Center

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) was established as a University of Arkansas Department in 2011. We serve as a catalyst between the campus and the community through our core values of being Relationship Focused, Student Driven, Service Minded. We support a network of student leaders, local agencies and University of Arkansas departments to create sustainable solutions through leadership experience, collaboration, and service.

The CCE is home to the Volunteer Action Center (VAC), a registered student organization dedicated to providing service to campus and community through signature programs, student leadership and our online volunteer platform GivePulse.

Our Mission

Empowering students to become engaged citizens through service, experiential learning, and practicing social value. Our vision is to foster collaborative experiences with students and the community through service to create sustainable solutions and develop tomorrow’s leaders.

Our Core Values: 

  • Relationship Focused 
  • Student Driven 
  • Service Minded

Engage With Us


Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry

Food Pantry LogoNourishing Bodies, Empowering Minds, and Building a Community of Compassion. We serve anyone with a U of A ID  - students, staff, faculty!

Work It Off Program

Work It Off LogoGot a parking ticket? Check out the ASG Work It Off program rules to see if you qualify to perform community service to cover the cost.




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Agency Support

 The VAC Student Engagement team, advised by Center for Community Engagement Staff, works together with local agencies to assist them with their volunteer needs by providing support through GivePulse and our VAC Pilot and Find Your Impact Programs.

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