The NMU Volunteer Center
"Finding one's self begins with losing yourself in the service of others." - Ghandi
Make a Difference Day 2013 (left to right: coordinators Carrie, Seth, and Sara)
The NMU Volunteer Center was formed in 1992 to provide a link between the Marquette community and Northern Michigan University. At the Volunteer Center, NMU students and student organizations can find out about volunteer opportunities and local contact information for non-profit organizations looking for volunteers.
The Volunteer Center also hosts its own events, such as Make A Difference Day and Spring Service Sampler, and executes campus initiatives for community-wide projects, such as the TV-6 Can-a-thon and the U.P. Special Olympics Winter Games. A volunteer e-mail update, sent out weekly to all students, faculty and staff who are registered, highlights volunteer opportunities and upcoming events in the community. Finally, the Volunteer Center works to encourage service through recognizing volunteers’ achievements.