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 Real World Edge Hours

Teaching Family Homes, 1000 Silver Creek Road in Harvey, is looking for volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays (now through mid-April) from 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. to help with light household repairs including drywall, trim work, etc.  All tools will be provided.  Applications prior to volunteering are required as well as background checks.  If you are interested, please contact Dave Mastric, Director of Facilities at 906-249-5437 or dmastric@tfhomes.org.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

Teaching Family Homes, 1000 Silver Creek Road in Harvey, is looking for volunteers to assist staff with painting in group homes, offices, and school rooms.  Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays (now until mid-April) from 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Applications prior to volunteering are required as well as background checks. If you are interested, please contact Dave Mastric, Director of Facilities at 906-249-5437 or dmastric@tfhomes.org.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

Teaching Family Homes is looking for volunteers to assist with snow shoveling emergency exits and walkways around the campus center, school, and group homes.  Volunteers would be needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays (now until mid-April) from 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at 1000 Silver Creek Road in Harvey.  Applications prior to volunteering are required as well as background checks. If you are interested, please contact Dave Mastric, Director of Facilities at 906-249-5437 or dmastric@tfhomes.org.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

On Saturday, February 28 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) and Sunday, March 1 (8 a.m. - possibly 3 p.m.), the Magic Basketball Tournament will be held at the PEIF.  Volunteers are needed to help with score keeping and the clock.  We have a minimum of two per table with a table on each court so 8 people total.  Each game is around an hour, and it would be nice if volunteers could commit to a block of 3-4 hours at a time. If you are interested, please contact bplatt@ymcamqt.org.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The HNF Greenhouse is looking for volunteers on Thursday, March 5, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1030 Wright St.,  to help with seeding.  A potluck is scheduled for noon.  If you would like to bring a dish to pass, that would be great but it is not necessary to participate in the potluck.  If you have questions, please contact Sue at srborealis@peoplepc.com.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours - Civic Engagement

Elect Her, held on Saturday, March 14, from Noon -5:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Rooms, UC,  is a one-day, 4.5-hour training about how to run for office. Everyone is welcome to participate. Participants practice hands-on campaign skills, hear from inspiring local speakers, and discuss research on women in government.  Lunch will be provided.  Students can sign up for the event via http://goo.gl/ai48eq.  If you have any questions, please contact apalmer@nmu.edu, kameade@nmu.edu or thaught@nmu.edu.  This event is sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), NMU's Gender Working Group, and Housing and Residence Life, and Women for Women.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The Admissions Office is looking for volunteers to help with Wildcat Weekend on Saturday, March 21, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Volunteers are needed to greet guests, assist guests with identifying meeting locations for their schedule of events, walk guests to and from academic departments/buildings; and be candid about their experiences at NMU. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Dan Freeborn at dbreefor@nmu.edu.

 


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