Miscellaneous Opportunities


Cliffs Shaft Mining Museum and Theme Park: Summer volunteers are needed (beginning May 1st) to act as tour guides, manage the gift shop, help with grounds keeping and other duties.  The museum is located in Ishpeming. Please call 906.485.1882 or e-mail iilmonen@nmu.edu for more information.

Marquette Maritime Museum: Marquette Maritime Museum is a maritime museum with a lighthouse.  The museum has a gift shop, and lighthouse tours are guided by a docent. Volunteers are needed as tour guides, gift shop attendees, and to perform both indoor and outdoor maintenance. Volunteers would be needed everyday from May to October at any time between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, please contact Carrie Fries at 906.226.2006 or by e-mail at mqtmaritimemuseum@yahoo.com.

Marquette Citizens for Peace and Justice: CPJ seeks students to help build and maintain their website. The Citizens for Peace and Justice educate, organize and build coalitions locally, nationally and globally in order to create a more peaceful and just world. In addition to ongoing activities, CPJ meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:15 (very close to campus). If interested in helping with the website, please contact Carol Strauss at 906.227.1201 or csotirop@nmu.edu, or Sarah Redmond at 906.892.8173 (home) or 248.752.0388 (cell) or shelterbay2006@yahoo.com.

Marquette County Habitat for Humanity: Habitat is a non-profit ecumenical housing ministry building safe, decent, affordable homes for low income families in Marquette County. Volunteers may work at the construction site building homes, or at the Restore with sales, cleaning, stocking shelves and merchandise preparation. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. or on Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Signed volunteer applications and waivers of liability are required. Please contact Jane Iery at 906-228-3578 or jane@mqthabitat.org for more information.

Room at the Inn: Room at the Inn is a homeless shelter run by a collection of Marquette churches. The student chapter serves to connect the shelter with the NMU community's vast resource of student volunteers. This student organization holds informational and training sessions on campus and provides the shelter with a list of interested students. There are plenty of opportunities for students to pitch in and help people get out of the cold this winter. Contact Tom at trich@nmu.edu for a list of orientation and training sessions. 

Sault Tribe Higher Education: The Sault Tribe Education Department has numerous educational opportunities for students of all ages, from pre-school to college. Sault Tribe Higher Education provides funding opportunities for college students. They have three main funding opportunities for college students: scholarships, grants, and the self-sufficiency incentive award. Volunteers would help with research, program articles, media updates, and mass mailings for various events as needed. To get involved, contact Brandi MacArthur at 906-635-7784 or bmacarthur@saulttribe.net.

Superior Upper Peninsula Chapter of the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross provides heath and safety training, educationsal programs, youth programs, disaster services (both response and preparedness) and services to the armed forces.  Volunteers are needed to assist with health and safety training, youth programming, and disaster services.  Volunteers must go through volunteer training.  For more information, contact Renee at (906) 228-3659 or e-mail rwyatt@redcrossup.com

United Way of Marquette County: United Way is a fundraising organization that collects money from local businesses and individuals. They then grant the money out to local non-profit agencies. Visit www.uwmqt.org for more information. They are looking for volunteers with website skills to update their website on a regular (monthly or quarterly) basis, using "Dreamweaver" software. Work could be done anytime Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 5:00pm. If interested in helping out, contact Sue Minckler at 906.226.8171 or sminckler@uwmqt.org.



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