Citizenship Edge Opportunities

For the Citizenship Edge, you will need 100 hours that may include a combination of service learning, community service, and civic engagement (a minimum of 10 hours must be civic engagement opportunities).  You will need to do three separate volunteer activities.  Civic engagement activities include:  attending political, governmental, ASNMU, non-profit, or board meetings including school board or PTO meetings; attending public hearings; or working on a political campaign or project.

Possible Citizenship or Diversity (International) Edge Hours

Interested in volunteering or studying abroad?  Check out what projects are being offered now.


To find out even more volunteer activities, please click on the "Volunteer" tab on Student Connect.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The Marquette Area Public School (MAPS) will be hosting our 3rd Annual MAPS Tailgate Party on Friday, August 24, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., just prior to the first home football game against Traverse City. To help the event run smoothly I'll need the following sets of volunteers (we've filled some slots with our parent groups, students and staff but need additional support):

  • Food (10 people: prep during the day prior to event and serving during the event)
  • Set-up (5-10 people for decorating, set-up of tables & chairs, putting equipment out, etc. - set-up will begin at 1 p.m.)
  • Safety at the bounce houses (6 people)
  • Face painting (2 people - block letter M was a big hit last year)
  • Safety and between game clean-up of materials (2-4 people)
  • Clean-up (10 people for break down decorations, tables & chairs, pick-up of equipment, clearing of trash, etc. - break-down will begin at 6:45 p.m.)

Please let Tesse Sayen (tsayen@mapsnet.org) know of your interest and no later than Friday, August 10.  Check out our Facebook event 3rd Annual MAPS Tailgate Party.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

Michigan Nature Association is hosting six Family Fun Runs & 5K's around Michigan this year to help promote the importance of protecting Michigan's natural habitats.  Volunteers (and racers) are needed for the annual Moose on the Loose Family Fun Run & 5K on Saturday, August 25, at Presque Isle Park.  We will be offering a Kids 1-Mile Fun Run as well.  Proceeds will promote efforts to protect threatened and endangered species in Michigan.  Sign up today. Check out the Facebook event page.  Races are endorses by the Michigan Fitness Foundation's Governor's Council.  They are offering the Pure Michigan FITness Series Challenge, where participants can win prizes accruing points in running in events across Michigan.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

Volunteers are needed for the 3rd annual Yooper State Disc Golf Championships that will be held at the Old Town Disc Golf Course in Negaunee on Saturday, October 20.  Five volunteers are needed to help spot on Saturday, October 20, from 2-5 p.m.  Volunteers would need to stand in the fairway and mark discs where they went into the rough with flags.  Please contact Jamie Vincent at vincent.jamie@mail.com to volunteer.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours - Civic Engagement

The League of Women Voters has started again in Marquette.  We are nonpartisan, and our mission is to educate voters about candidates and the issues on all side of political debates.  In addition we do voter registration work.  Please contact Mary Pelton Cooper at mpeltoncooper@gmail.com for more information.  

Possible Citizenship, Leadership, or Real World Edge Hours

Teaching Family Homes of the Upper Peninsula is a non-profit organization that aims to provide quality care to at-risk youth throughout Upper Michigan. We help youth develop life skills while utilizing a trauma-informed method of teaching. Our residential program in Marquette is currently looking for highly motivated volunteers, interns and staff to work in the homes with youth. Requirements are a high school diploma, excellent driving record and background check. Preference will be given to those with a degree or experience in social work, sociology, psychology, education, criminal justice, or other health and human services fields. For more information or to apply, please contact Linnea Wyma at lwyma@tfhomes.org or call 906-249-5437

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours 

The Women’s Center’s Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is actively seeking new members. SART volunteers provide crisis intervention and support services to survivors of sexual assault. SART volunteers are “on call” during non-business hours and provide direct support at the hospital for victims of sexual assault. They are looking for volunteers with active listening skills, the ability to be non-judgmental and empathetic, and be willing to advocate for victims’ rights. Volunteers will complete extensive training and must be willing to make a long term commitment to the team. Interested volunteers can contact Amy Bilodeau at 906-225-1346 or by email at akordus@miuplink.com.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The YMCA is looking for volunteers to help in the Child Development Center. Volunteers would be helping facilitate snack time and nap time. Volunteers are needed Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1-3 p.m. For more information, please contact Ashley McGrath at 906-227-9622 or by e-mail at amcgrath@ymcamqt.org.


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