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

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 (Jan. 17, 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

Auxiliary Services is looking for volunteers for their 29th Annual Lighting Up the Holidays on Wednesday, Nov. 30 in the University Center.  Volunteers are needed from 4-8:30 p.m. with the event going from 5-8 p.m​.
 

  • Volunteers will check in at the University Center at 4 p.m. to get to their assigned station with the event running from 5-8 p.m.  At 8 p.m. volunteers will help clean their station before they leave.
  • All volunteers will receive a free meal voucher to the Wildcat Den or Marketplace residential dining location.
  • Volunteers are needed to help run the activities and games:  
  1. Door Greeters – (5 people)
  2. Welcome Table – (3 people)
  3. Hayride Coordinator – (2-3 people)
  4. Wiffle Ball Game – (1 person)
  5. Bean Bag Toss Game – (1 person)
  6. Sucker Pull Game – (1 person)
  7. Face Painting – (4 people)
  8. Smoothie Samples – (2 people)
  9. Holiday Card Making – (3-4 people)
  10. Kids Craft Making – (3-4 people)
  11. Handing out Children’s Books (1-2 people)
  12.  Gift Wrapping Station (3 people)

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Stephanie Raboin, NMU Dining Marketing Manager, at sraboin@nmu.edu or by calling 906-227-2588.  Please let me know which volunteer job name(s) you are interested in, and I will try to match you with your request on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The week before the event you will get an e-mail with your volunteer station.

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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