Through the Volunteer Action Center, Hendrix students participate in many volunteer services and activities. Students may participate individually with a particular community organization or may take part in group projects called Service Saturdays. Group projects have included work with the Turpentine Creek Animal Refuge, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Special Olympics, Paint Your Heart Out, and service trips to a medical mission in Peru. Individual projects include work with children and youth, the homeless, and high school students in need of tutoring. The Volunteer Action Center keeps a wide variety of organizational profiles and volunteer job descriptions on file.
All activities and programs of the Volunteer Action Center are run by students, allowing them to gain valuable leadership and organizational skills. Students find that their volunteer service is personally and professionally enriching.