The Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas (SPSF NWA) utilizes volunteers in a number of roles.
Community Leadership Council
The purpose of the CLC is to unite diverse supporters to work together to further the mission of SPSF NWA. The Community Leadership Council has several opportunities to support SPSF NWA each year. Each member is asked to participate in a minimum of one activity during the year. Activities include:
- participate in applicant interviews (interviews take place in April, July & November each year);
- support the organization’s fundraising activities;
- contribute skills and resources for SPSF NWA events and activities;
- speak on behalf of the organization at community events;
- serve as honorary hosts of SPSF NWA special events;
- promote SPSF NWA to others who might be interested in supporting our organization.
Prospective CLC members are asked to fill out an application. Membership in CLC is approved by SPSF NWA’s board of directors.
Click here to download the application.
Student Support Committee
SPSF NWA offers more than just scholarships! Support “beyond the scholarship” demonstrates our community’s belief in our students’ potential. The Student Support Committee plans and hosts events for scholarship recipients and their families.
Examples of some past activities include excursions on the A & M Railroad, pool parties, holiday dinners. graduation celebrations and tailgating parties. We also offer professional development opportunities such as resume building workshops. If you would like to touch the lives of some very deserving families, this is the opportunity for you!
PRO (Professional Resource Opportunity) Program
The PRO Program utilizes experienced professionals in the community as advisors for current SPSF NWA scholarship recipients. These volunteer advisors (PROs) and students are matched according to degree program or career field. Both will receive an instructional sheet, which includes an overview of the program, goals and guidelines. Following the training, PROs are introduced to their assigned students, and together they will agree upon a date to meet for a one-hour advising session.
Students utilize their time with the PRO to learn about working conditions, day-to-day work duties, skills required for success, pathways to promotion, and other opportunities available in the field. The intention is to give students nearing graduation a glimpse into the real-life workday of professionals who hold the degree they are working towards.
For a brief overview of PRO Program expectations, read our PRO Orientation overview.
If you are interested in volunteering as a PRO, please complete the PRO Program Advisor Application and return to Christina Meeks, Outreach Manager via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (479) 935-4888.
- Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Gator Golf in Fayetteville.
- Flights are at 10:00 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.
For more information, on participating or sponsoring, check out the GOLFTOBERFEST page.