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.

To find out even more volunteer activities, please click on the "Volunteer" tab on Student Connect.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours - Civic Engagement

The League of Women Voters will be having a Candidate Forum for the Marquette City Commissioner positions on Wednesday, July 17, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers, 300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette.

Possible Citizenship or Diversity Edge Hours - Domestic

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly is looking for volunteers for our Visiting Volunteer program.  This is the heart of our organization.  Our mission is to try to alleviate the loneliness and isolation of the elderly in our community.  We do this through our Visiting Volunteer Program.  We ask that you visit your "Forever Friend" twice a month for 1-2 hours.  You and your elder can decide what you do, you may go for a walk, play a game of cards, talk about life, it is up to the two of you.  All Forever Friends are vetted and all volunteers have a background check run to protect everyone.  You will get to pick your Forever Friend from a group of options, so you will be sure to have something in common with him/her.  If you are interested in volunteering, please call our office at (906) 273-2575.

Possible Citizenship Edge

Camp STAR is a children's bereavement camp that will be held August 9-11 at Bay Cliff Health Camp, with a one-day training on August 8 for volunteers. Camp STAR is currently recruiting Camp Buddies:

Camp Buddies are adults 18-25 years of age who are active and can commit to one day of training followed by a weekend of camp. The buddy will be paired one-on-one with a child who is the same gender and has similar interests. The buddy will be the child’s guide for the weekend and participate in all events alongside the camper. The buddy will model appropriate behavior and coping skills for the child.

The buddy does not need an experience with loss, but it certainly helps. Buddies are required to fill out an application, go through a background check, face-to-face interviews, and one-day training. We look for buddies who are supportive, empathetic, and energetic and who may have experience in one or a few of the following things: grief, growth and development, psychology, outdoor recreation, education, counseling, social work, community health and health care.

The volunteer application can be found here: http://starcbs.org/get-involved/

Contact camp coordinator JoAnne Tembreull for more information: upcampstar@gmail.com or 906-250-2489.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours - Civic Engagement

The League of Women Voters has started again in Marquette.  We are nonpartisan, and our mission is to educate voters about candidates and the issues on all side of political debates.  In addition we do voter registration work.  Please contact Mary Pelton Cooper at mpeltoncooper@gmail.com for more information.  

Possible Citizenship, Leadership, or Real World Edge Hours

Teaching Family Homes of the Upper Peninsula is a non-profit organization that aims to provide quality care to at-risk youth throughout Upper Michigan. We help youth develop life skills while utilizing a trauma-informed method of teaching. Our residential program in Marquette is currently looking for highly motivated volunteers, interns and staff to work in the homes with youth. Requirements are a high school diploma, excellent driving record and background check. Preference will be given to those with a degree or experience in social work, sociology, psychology, education, criminal justice, or other health and human services fields. For more information or to apply, please contact Linnea Wyma at lwyma@tfhomes.org or call 906-249-5437

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.


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