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 - Civic Engagement

On Wednesday, October 26, at 3 p.m. in the Michigan Room, there will be a university forum with updates on facility projects, fall enrollment numbers and enrollment initiatives, academic innovation, and more.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The Forest Roberts Theatre is looking for approximately 80 volunteers to help with their Haunted Theatre, a haunted house, on October 27, 28, & 29.  Actors/volunteers are placed in the lobby, basement, and on stage to scare up close and personal over 1,000 patrons.  No experience is needed and anyone at any age can join us.  If you are interested in volunteering, you will need to meet three times before the week of the show for about an hour.  Please contact Abby Schneck at if you are interested in volunteering.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

Volunteers are needed to help with the Marketplace Late Night Haunted House Event on Monday, October 31. 

Haunted House Set-Up Volunteers (12-15 each date) are needed on Friday, October 28, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and on Saturday, October 29, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. to build and set up the haunted house.  This includes building and creating props and haunted house items from cardboard, material, and other ideas.

Haunted House Event Volunteers (8-10) on Monday, October 31, from 7:45-10:45 p.m. to assist as one of the several behind-the-scene coordinators or costumed actors or actresses.

Haunted House Tear-Down Volunteers (12) on Monday, October 31, from 10:30 p.m.-Midnight to assist in breaking down and putting award all of the haunted house props and decoration items used in the haunted house.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Stephanie Raboin, NMU Dining Marketing Manager, at or 906-227-2588.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

Join the Honors Student Organization as we participate in the worldwide event: Trick or Treat for UNICEF, on Monday, October 31, from 4-6 p.m. Volunteers will go out into the Marquette community with collection boxes to help kids worldwide that need more than just candy! Donations will go to UNICEF, providing children worldwide who are in need of medicine, nutrition, clean water, emergency relief, and education.

Volunteers can collect boxes (or make their own!) the week before (October 24-31) from the Volunteer Center. Students from the Honors Student Organization will serve as “team captains,” and will lead collection groups throughout the community. Halloween costumes are not required, but they are encouraged!

Collections must be returned to Honors Student Organization, who will handle donating the money after the event’s completion.

Volunteers in need of a ride or group can gather at 4 pm in Hunt/VA lobby, or email  To register for this workshop, please click here.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The 16th Annual NMU First Nations Food Taster is looking for volunteers on Tuesday, November 1- Friday, November 4.  

Number your top three choices to help (1, 2, 3). If you are interested in working all three shifts, please indicate so. Chi Miigwech (Great thanks) for your assistance. Please keep in mind the last two shifts on Friday are critical due to serving and cleaning!  

Tuesday, Nov. 1 Friday, Nov. 4
___ 3-6 p.m. ___10 a.m.-1 p.m.
___ 4-7 p.m. ___Noon-3 p.m.
  ___2-5 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 3 ___4-7 p.m.
___ 9 a.m.-Noon ___6-9 p.m.
___10 a.m.-1 p.m.  


Deliver completed volunteer form to the Center for Native American Studies - 112 Whitman by Monday, Oct. 24.

We ask that volunteers report to the Culinary Arts kitchen in the D.J. Jacobetti Complex around five minutes prior to start time to sign-in (don’t forget to sign-out when you’re finished).  We will have signs posted directing you to the kitchen.

Feel free to bring your own clean, untattered hat and apron; we will have aprons and hairnets available for you to wear in the kitchen. Remember to wear closed-toe shoes and long pants! Folks with longer hair, bring a hair tie! 

Each volunteer will receive one voucher to eat at the First Nations Food Taster for free after completing a full shift. Please consider bringing your own unbreakable, reusable dishware to the event to be eligible for door prizes.  Thank you once again for making this event a success. The FNFT is a fundraising event for our annual pow wow to be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Have questions or would like to volunteer?  Please include your name, phone number, e-mail address, if you are/are not an NMU student, and if an instructor is giving you credit, his/her name and which course it is (e.g., NAS 204).  Call 906-227-1397 or e-mail Andreaka at to get a form to fill out.

Possible Citizenship - Civic Engagement or Diversity - Domestic Edge Hours

NMU Fights Famine is a 24-Hour Fasting Event that will work to raise awareness for hunger and poverty in our local community and around the world. The fasting (optional - the fasting doesn't count towards the Citizenship or Diversity Edges but the presentations and discussions would) starts on Friday, November 11 at 6 p.m. in the Gant/Spalding Lobby.  At 6 p.m. there will be a safe fasting presentation with a fun yet informative social activity to follow.

On the morning of Saturday, November 12, there will be a community-wide can and food drive. At 4 p.m .in the Charcoal Room, University Center, we will have a panel discussion with experts and leaders in their field about their involvement and impact on hunger and poverty in the community. We will conclude at 6 p.m. with a final meal and discussion about our fasting experience; free to everyone in attendance. 

For more information, please contact Rory Conn at

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 (Nov. 15, 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

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The Children’s Museum is holding a children’s literacy night for low-income children on Thursday, November 17, from 5:00-7:30 p.m., in The Back Room, University Center. It will be a free night full of free books, free snacks, and free activities, all about hunting! Participants will help with snacks and book-related activities. If participants need a ride, they can contact the Volunteer Center at  To register for this workshop, please click here.

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 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

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

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

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