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

Hannahville School is coming to NMU on Wednesday, May 13 - Friday, May 15, and they are looking for a male chaperone to stay in a residence hall room adjacent to the boys.  The boys will need to be in their rooms with lights out by 10 p.m., and you would need to be available if something were to happen in the evening hours.  If you are interested, please contact Michele Schaeffer at michele.schaeffer@hannahvilleschool.net.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The Continuing Education and Workforce Development office is looking for Project Based Fun Camp volunteers July 13-16 from 7-8 a.m.; noon-1 p.m.; and 4-5 p.m. to direct middle and high school campers to the appropriate areas in the Jacobetti Center.  You will greet campers in the morning, eat lunch with and monitor campers during lunch hour, and assure students get on a bus or have rides at the end of the day. Assure campers are behaving in a safe manner, chat with them about their experiences and their educational interests, and benefits of attending Northern.  If you are interested in volunteering for one of the time blocks or all three shifts, please contact JoLene Klumpp at 906-227-1518 or joklumpp@nmu.edu.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

Camp STAR, a children's bereavement service, is looking for volunteers/buddies to help at their camp on August 13-16.  Buddies are trained for 1 1/2 days prior to the arrival of the children and learn how to address any issues these children may be facing when they come to camp.  The children who attend are grieving the death of someone special in their lives, and they are paired with a buddy who will be with them constantly throughout the weekend camp.  It is an amazing experience for buddies, and we have many return volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this  volunteer form.  If you have any questions, contact Cara Zanetti at czanettiupcbn@gmail.com.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The Noquemanon Trail Network is looking for a summer intern to help with events, volunteer coordination, and outreach. We are seeking someone who is a dynamic and hardworking trail enthusiast. Applicants must be open to learning new clerical skills and help with our important and busy summer months.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with events and projects (Food Fest fundraising booth, Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic)
  • Assist with and update social media accounts and website
  • Communicate with sponsors/landowners/donors/members
  • Assist with developing marketing and promotional materials
  • Office clerical work
  • Volunteer coordination

The summer internship tentatively run from early June to mid August.  To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Nicole Dewald at noquenetwork@gmail.com.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The HNF Greenhouse is looking for volunteers to help re-seed and possibly transplant some black-eyed susans from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  There will be a potluck at noon.  Please don't feel like you have to bring something to participate.  For more information, contact Sue at srborealis@peoplepc.com

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The YMCA is looking for some volunteers to help with the Y Run on Saturday, April 18.  Volunteers are needed to help direct runners along the trail, man a water station, set up the course, etc.  Groups are highly encouraged to advertise with t-shirts, banners, etc.  Contact Ben Platt at bplatt@ymcamqt.org or 906-228-3771. 

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The YMCA is looking for volunteers to help with Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 25.  Volunteers are needed to set up, run, and clean-up a fun-filled event.  Contact Ben Platt at bplatt@ymcamqt.org or 906-228-3771.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The YMCA is looking for volunteers to help with the Pictured Rocks Road Race on Sunday, June 28, in Munising.  Volunteers are needed to help direct runners along the trail, man a water station, set up course, etc.  Groups are highly encouraged to advertise with t-shirts, banners, etc.  Contact Ben Platt at bplatt@ymcamqt.org or 906-228-3771.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The YMCA is looking for volunteers to help with the 7th Annual YMCA Teal Lake Triathlon on Saturday, July 25, at the Lakeview Elementary School in Negaunee (near Teal Lake).  Volunteers are needed to help direct runners along the trail, man a water station, set up the course, etc.  Groups are highly encouraged to advertise with t-shirts, banners, etc.  Contact Ben Platt at bplatt@ymcamqt.org or 906-228-3771.

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.


 


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