Fall Fest -- August 23, 2010
25 community service agencies joined 60+ businesses and 100+ NMU student organizations at Fall Fest in NMU’s academic mall. Community organizations recruited volunteers, and students were able to see some of the volunteer opportunities available in Marquette County. Fall Fest was very well attended by student, faculty and staff.
Back to School Blood Drive -- August 24, 2010
The Back-to-School Blood Drive was held on in the lower level of the LRC. There was a great turnout, with 140 people attempting to donate and 83 pints of blood collected.
Bone Marrow Drive -- September 29, 2010
The NMU Volunteer Center hosted a National Bone Marrow Registry Drive, where students, staff and faculty signed up for the national registry by simply swabbing their cheek. Painless! We had 72 individuals register, hoping to be the match!
Make a Difference Day -- October 23, 2010
The NMU Volunteer Center was generously sponsored by Wells Fargo and the Volunteer Coordinators of Marquette County. There were over 180 service projects across Marquette County that were completed by 113 service groups, including both student organizations and community groups. Over 1,200 volunteers participated!
Halloween Blood Drive -- October 26, 2010
The Halloween Blood Drive took place in the lower level of the LRC. 144 individuals attempted to donate and 110 pints of blood were collected. This blood drive was broadcast live on Q107.7 WMQT Radio, and in the spirit of Halloween donors received candy!
TV-6 Canathon -- November 8 - December 2, 2010
At the end of the Can-a-thon, NMU collected over 2,500 pounds of food! All food that NMU collected stayed in the Marquette community.
Special Olympics Winter Games -- January 14-15, 2011
This year's Special Olympics Winter Games were held at Marquette Mountain, the Holiday Inn and the Superior Dome. Volunteers assisted with decorating for events, as well as timing, ribbon writing, picture taking, cheering, dancing and just plain hanging out. We all had so much fun with all of the events, and a huge thanks goes out to all our volunteers...we couldn't have done it without you!!
NMU vs MTU Blood Drive -- February 24, 2011
We beat Tech! For the first time in 10 years, the Wildcats came out on top. A big thanks goes out to the NMU Football team for their support. There were 151 people who attempted to donate with 120 actually donating. Great job, Wildcats!
Student Service Exchange -- Winter Semester
This is a new program that focuses on urban and rural service projects by teaming up with other universities across Michigan. Last winter, students from the University of Michigan-Dearborn traveled up to volunteer at the UP 200 Sled Dog races and the Kaleidoscope Children's Fair, while NMU students went to Detroit to explore the city and help in a soup kitchen.
Spring into Service -- March 15 through April 15, 2011
Volunteers from NMU assisted with a variety of service projects across Marquette County over the span of a month. Over 150 volunteers participated by raking yards for the elderly, putting on events for youth, and several other great projects. All volunteers received a voucher for a roundtrip ferry ride on Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry!
Spring Blood Drive -- April 21, 2011
Our final blood drive of the school year was another success! We had 75 attempts and 56 donations from NMU students, staff and faculty. A big thanks for the support of Q107 WMQT, to the UP Regional Blood Center, to the Student Nurses Association, to the Clinical Lab Science Class, and to Alpha Phi Omega, for all your help making our blood drives successful!
Teaching Family Homes Mentoring Program -- All year
A foster care home called Teaching Family Homes teamed up with the Volunteer Center to continue a mentoring program that matched up college students with troubled teens. Throughout the school year 60 mentors and 35 youth participated in the program. Four or five events were sponsored by the Volunteer Center each semester. Events included things like ice skating, going to the Hayes Corn Maze, and participating in Make a Difference Day.