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

Volunteers are needed for the Walk to End Alzheimer's on Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14 at the NMU Jacobetti Center.  We need help Friday, September 13 from 4-7(ish) p.m. with decorating and set-up and on Saturday, September 14 from 7:30-9:00 a.m.  Official Alzheimer's Association t-shirts will be provided, snacks, and the chance to be involved with one of the world's top non-profit organizations.  For more information of duties and opportunities, please contact Sundi Taylor at 906-361-4077.

Possible Citizenship or Diversity Edge Hours - Domestic

Special Olympics of Michigan (SOMI) Area 39 is hosting a Bocce ball and Golf event

Saturday, September 14

Bocce (Superior Dome)

8-10 a.m. - 10 volunteers to set up 14 Bocce courts in Superior Dome

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - 28 volunteers to keep score & assist the Bocce games

12:30 - 3:00 p.m. - 28 volunteers to keep score & assist the Bocce games

Golf (NMU Golf Course)

11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - 8 volunteers to assist with 9 holes of golf and a skills competition

We are also looking for someone to talk photos at both events. Lunches will be provided.

Volunteers may sign up via this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0945A9AF2AA1FF2-special


Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The Marquette Kennel Club needs volunteers for Thursday, September 12 - Sunday, September 15 at the Marquette County Fairgrounds, 715 M-553, Gwinn.  The Marquette Kennel Club hosts four all-breed dog shows over a three-day period. 300 pure bred dogs compete at the Marquette County Fairgrounds.

Volunteers are needed:

  • Thursday, September 12 from Noon-4 p.m., 4-8 p.m. and 8 p.m.-Midnight
  • Friday, September 13 & Saturday, September 14 from 6-10 a.m., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 15 from 8 a.m.-Noon

Duties of Volunteer:

  • Working the gate - The volunteer stops all vehicles entering, determines if they have paid for admission, and if not, accepts payment and gives them their permit. Volunteers on Thursday and Friday will also be directing some individuals to campsites. Materials and training will occur at the time of the event.
  • Concessions - All food will be cooked ahead of time - volunteers will be putting food on plates and accepting payment.
  • Ring Stewards - Ring stewards assist judges in the ring. In obedience and rally, this involves giving participants their armbands, calling dogs into the ring (training occurs at show). In confirmation, this involves handing out armbands, calling dogs into the ring and laying out ribbons for the judges (there will be a training prior to the show on campus, and at the time of the show).

For more information, contact Ruth Ann Watry at 906-360-2591 or rwatry@nmu.edu.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

Looking for an enriching volunteer opportunity this school year? Look no further! The DeVos Art Museum is looking for volunteer tour guides and educators:
  • Exhibition and museum education training provided
  • Interact with K-12 school tour groups
  • Strengthen your professional skillset
  • Build your resume
  • Meet new people
Join Collections Curator, Rachel Fugate, at rafugate@nmu.edu or 906-227-2136 for information and sign-up session on Friday, September 13, at 1:30 p.m. in ART 16 (Screening Room) in the Art and Design Building.
 
Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The Negaunee Public Library won a Grow with Google grant, which will provide training for high school and college students to become tutors to help job seekers become more at ease with technology used in finding employment. We are partnering with professors from Michigan Tech's BASIC program (Building Adult Skills in Computing) to train tutors.  The BASIC program keeps in mind principles from both psychology and computer science and has been implemented successfully already.  For more information you can refer to https://www.mtu.edu/unscripted/stories/2017/march/basic-saturdays.html.  This will be a great opportunity to continue education outside of the classroom and can be included on resumes or graduate school applications.  The training will be on Monday, September 23, from 4:30-8 p.m. at the Negaunee Public Library.  Tutors should let us know what dates and times will be best for them to tutor, when they RSVP. We're looking to have Saturday mornings and a week night, depending on feedback from the tutors.  Students can sign up by contacting either myself (dorianne.shaffer@gmail.com), the NPL director, Jessica Holman (jdholman@uproc.lib.mi.us), or by calling the library at (906) 475-770 ext. 18. 


Possible Citizenship Edge Hours - Civic Engagement

President Erickson will be hosting a University Forum focusing on SRA (Strategic Resource Allocation) on Monday, October 14 from 8-10 a.m. in the Reynolds Recital Hall.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours - Civic Engagement

President Erickson will be hosting a University Forum focusing on Budget and State Funding on Wednesday, October 30 from 9-11 a.m. in the Northern Center Ballroom IV.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours - Civic Engagement

President Erickson will be hosting a University Forum focusing on Big Ideas on Tuesday, November 5 from 1-3 p.m. in the Northern Center Ballroom IV.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

Haunted House Volunteers needed for Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 from 6-10 p.m. at the Maritime Museum, Lighthouse, and & Coast Guard Station.  Set up will be Monday, October 14 - Thursday, October 17.  Volunteers are needed to:

  • Set up one or two haunted stations along the route (must be historically themed, possibly ghosts from a famous Lake Superior shipwreck "crawling" out of the water with seawood attached to them, etc.). Actors, costumes, and ideas needed
  • Set up and tear down of the entire site
  • Direct traffic at waiting areas, tour guides, and possibly people to secure the area
  • Face painting for children
  • People to work at entry gate and/or refreshment tables

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Michael Rutledge, Coordinator of Student Veteran Services, at mrutledg@nmu.edu or 906-227-1402.

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, Leadership, or Real World Edge Hours

 

Marquette County Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers!  Marquette County Habitat for Humanity’s Vision:  A world where everyone has a decent place to live.  Our Mission Statement:  Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. 

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Being part of a work crew who works directly on construction/repair projects.
  • Participating on a committee that focuses on family selection and development, church relations, build site selection, public relations, and social media.
  • Helping in the office, organized donated lunches for work crews, stuffing envelopes, data entry, program development, fundraising, special projects, and volunteer recruitment.
  • Working in the ReStore, picking up, sorting, cleaning, merchandising donated items.

Please contact Karen Benstrom at 906-228-3578 or karen@mqthabitat.org at our administrative office.  Hours and dates are flexible.

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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