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.


Possible Citizenship Edge Hours - Civic Engagement or Diversity Edge Hours - Domestic

On Thursday, February 23, from 5-6:30 p.m, in Jamirch 1322, Dr. Carter Wilson, will be speaking about "Is the U.S. Criminal Justice System Racist?"  Dr. Wilson reviews the scholarly literature on race and the justice system and lets the audience reach its own conclusion.  For more information, contact the Political Science/Public Administration Department at 906-227-2019.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The Marquette County Department of Health & Human Services is looking for volunteers to assist with childcare during our monthly foster and adoptive parent trainings.  Trainings are held each month on Tuesdays (Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, and May 16) from 6-8 p.m. at the Marquette County DHHS Building, 234, W. Baraga Ave., Marquette.  Volunteers would be providing childcare for children ages 0-14.  There are games, crafts, coloring, or other activities to do with the children.  An ideal volunteer would be someone who has patience, energy, and a love of children.  Social work, education, or psychology majors are encouraged.  Volunteers will be given a criminal history background check and a brief training on confidentiality.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact Monet Chartier at 906-290-0290 or chartierm1@michigan.gov.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The Native American Student Association is looking for volunteers for their 24th Annual "Learning to Walk Together" Traditional Pow Wow which will be held on Saturday, March 18.  Volunteer opportunities include:

Wed., March 15  
DJ Jacobetti Complex - Kitchen/Prep 2-5 p.m.
Friday, March 17  
DJ Jacobetti Complex - Kitchen/Prep Noon-3 p.m.
  1-4 p.m.
Vandament Arena/Set-Up 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  Noon-3 p.m.
  2-5 p.m.
  3-6 p.m.
  5-8 p.m.
  6-9 p.m.
Saturday, March 18  
DJ Jacobetti Complex - Kitchen/Feast Help 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  Noon-3 p.m.
  1-4 p.m.
  2-5 p.m.
  3:30-5:30 p.m.
  4-7 p.m.
  6 p.m.-Done
Vandament Arena/Security 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  12:30-3:30 p.m.
  3-6 p.m.
  5:30-8:30 p.m.
Vandament Arena/Set-Up 9 a.m.-Noon
Vandament Arena/Tear Down 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Vandament Arena/General Aid/Runners 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  1:30-4:30 p.m.
  4-7 p.m.
  6-9 p.m.
Vandament Arena/Front Desk 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  1-4 p.m.
  3:30-6:30 p.m.
  6-9 p.m.

 

Here is a Pow Wow volunteer form that needs to be turned into the Center for Native American Studies, 112 Whitman Hall.  For questions, call 906-227-1397 or e-mail nasa@nmu.edu.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

On Wednesday, March 29, there will be a Gender Fair in the Jamrich first floor lobby (closest to Starbucks).  We are looking for 3-7 volunteers who would be willing to set up tables and chairs around 1:30 p.m. and then come back around 4:30 p.m. to load them back in the truck and to do some clean up.  For more information, please contact Madeline Wiles at zwiles@nmu.edu or 906-227-1554.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

Smartprize 2017, a 10-day business & entrepreneur competition, is staged in Downtown Marquette. Sign up as a volunteer at one of our many speaking events, awards banquet, and receptions. Support Smartprize as we give away over $30,000 in prizes! 

Sign up for THREE or more spots and receive a complimentary all-events pass to SmartPrize 2017 for events April 1-7. Every night includes Door Prize & Dining Delights from Doncker's!  To volunteer, click here.

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.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

Volunteers are needed to help chaperone the middle school dances at the YMCA of Marquette! The dances are the 3rd Friday of every month from 7:30-10:00 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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