Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Volunteer Center share information and communicate with potential NMU volunteers?

The Volunteer Center serves mainly as a hub of information.  We take information about volunteering opportunities and share it with the students, faculty and staff who have chosen to receive our weekly e-mail updates. 

How will I know if I have received the volunteers I need? 

Recipients of the weekly e-mail updates will contact the person making the volunteer request directly if they are interested.  The Volunteer Center coordinators will not organize a volunteering team for an event.  We cannot guarantee a response from the student body for any particular request.

How long will my request stay on the weekly e-mail updates? 

The Volunteer Center has a large volume of requests, so although we do fit all requests into our update, we attempt to keep the update short.  For continuous opportunities, a new request is listed for two consecutive weeks.  For one-time events, the request is listed until the date of the event.  In general, the volunteer opportunity will not be added to the update until two to three weeks prior to the date of the event.  If you need to have volunteers arranged before the event, please indicate a volunteer registration deadline, and we will use this as the cut-off date.

Should I let the Volunteer Center know when I have received enough volunteers? 

Yes, we appreciate your feedback.  When you find enough volunteers for your event, please let the coordinators know so they can remove the request from the update. 

Should I let the Volunteer Center know if I have not received enough volunteers?

Yes. If you do not receive a response from volunteers for your event, please let us know.  We do have other avenues for finding volunteers for some events, and are willing to explore different courses when the need arises. 

I have a new question...

Please contact the Volunteer Center at 1205 University Center; E-mail volctr@nmu.edu or phone 906-227-2466, and we'll find an answer.