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 or Diversity Edge Hours

We are looking for volunteers at the Summer Shelter from Sunday, May 14-Saturday, May 20, at Hope Connection Center. We are looking for 28 friends to fill 2 shifts for 7 nights.  Can you help by working 8:45 p.m.-1:30 a.m. or 1:30 a.m.-6:00 a.m.?  You can volunteer with a friend and drink coffee all night and catch up. If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail edge@nmu.edu to get the volunteer form, but if you would rather, you can attend a training session on Wednesday, May 3, at 3:30 p.m. or 5:15 p.m. at Hope Connection Center, 927 W. Fair Ave., Marquette.  To sign up for the shifts, go to http://www.signupgenius.com, click on the search icon and type in SummerShelter@aol.com.  For more information, contact Mary Jane Lynch at mjlnup@gmail.com.

Possible Citizenship, Leadership, or Real World Edge Opportunities

Drs. Anderson and Cameron-Standerford are bringing 350 6th grade students to our campus on Wednesday, May 17 - Friday, May 19. Thursday, May 18 is a teaching day for these students. The classes can be on any topic, or in any form, during the following slots on Thursday, May 18:  8:30-10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-Noon, and 3:00-4:30 p.m..  You would be teaching approximately 20, 12 year olds. You can choose to teach your topic once or multiple times.

If you are interested in volunteering for this year's Young Wildcat Scholars program, please contact Derek Anderson at dereande@nmu.edu or Abby Cameron-Standerford at acameron@nmu.edu.  Please include a title and short description of your course, and also indicate the session time slot(s) you are volunteering to teach. We can assist you in getting a classroom space that supports your idea whether it be science, technology, literature, a hobby, a really cool activity (dance, sports, gaming, music), etc. 

Possible Citizenship, Leadership, or Real World Edge Opportunities

Bay Cliff Bothwell 7th Grade Environmental Science Camp is seeking counselors and/or teachers for Monday, May 22 - Friday, May 26. You can join as a counselor to support these students or you can teach an existing course (biking, rock climbing, canoeing, environmental science, camp cooking, etc.) or suggest a course of your own. The primary contact for the Bothwell Camp is Mr. Cameron Bancroft at Bothwell Middle School – cbancroft@mapsent.org.  Contact edge@nmu.edu to get a Bay Cliff Teacher Application.

Possible Citizenship, Diversity, Leadership, or Real World Edge Hours

The U.P. Sports Training Camp is presently accepting applications for the position of counselors for cognitively impaired youth and young adults ($250 stipend or serve as a volunteer/intern). Counselors and staff must be at least 18 years of age. References, background check, and fingerprinting required (no charge to applicant). Camp is scheduled for August 14-19 at Bay Cliff Health Camp, Big Bay.

More information may be found on the Cat Career Tracks website and at: http://upsportstrainingcamp.maresa.org (information, photos, application).

Anyone interested may contact Etienne Senker at upsportstrainingcamp@gmail.com or 906-250-1941. Please note that he is unavailable from May 14-29 (canoeing in the Canadian Wilderness).

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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