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 Noquemanon Trail Network is looking for volunteers to help with the Noquemanon Ski Marathon during Friday, January 23 - Sunday, January 25.  Volunteer opportunities range from being out on the trails, at the start lines, at the finish line, and in the dome.  If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail Gwyneth Harrick at

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours - Civic Engagement

President Erickson is holding a student-only core values listening session on Monday, January 26, from 6-8 p.m., in JXJ 1322. As part of the university's strategic planning, Northern is collecting input from all university stakeholder groups on what we collectively believe are NMU’s top 5-8 core values -- those characteristics that, as a university, we value most about our institution or aspire for our school. This will be a fun discussion, and he is really looking forward to hearing what students feel are NMU's top core values. We've already done several listening sessions with faculty, staff, alumni and community members while students were on break. Now, it's your turn.

The core values the university community decides on will be the foundation upon which we build NMU’s new university strategic plan. So, your input on core values will literally help to drive the future direction of the university.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours - Civic Engagement

The city of Marquette has scheduled a public forum on Wednesday, January 28, at 5:30 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library, to discuss an upcoming expansion in the city's dual-stream recycling program, which has been in place since May 2014.  According to a release, success with the city's current recycling program has led to expansion. New items are expected to be made recyclable through curbside collection, and the city looks to distribute program-specific collection bins to residents.  More information on the city's recycling system can be found

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The Hiawatha National Forest (HNF) Greenhouse, 1030 Wright St., is looking for volunteers on Thursday, January 29, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to fll trays with soil.  Feel free to volunteer any time between those hours...all help is appreciated.  At noon we will have our traditional pot luck.  If you would like to bring a dish to pass, please feel free to do so but it is not required.  For more information, contact Sue at

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The Yellowdog Watershed Preserve is partnering with multiple organizations to host an Invasive Species and Native Plants workshop on Thursday, January 29, in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center.  They are looking for volunteers to assist in making posters, hanging posters, handing out materials, setting up and other additional help at the workshop.  If interested, please contact Christy Budnick at 906-345-9223 or

Possible Citizenship or Real World Edge Hours

A day dedicated to local youth, Kaleidoscope, at the Superior Dome will be held on Saturday, February 14, from Noon-4 p.m.  There are looking for a minimum of 25 volunteers to help build and fly kites with anywhere between 600-1,000 children.  After this event, volunteers are invited to Vango’s where pizza and soda will be supplied.  Volunteers need to arrive by 11:30 a.m. and will be finished at 4:15 p.m.  If you are interested in helping with this event, please contact Dick Ross at 906-250-7347 or by -email at

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