Citizenship Edge Ongoing 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.


Possible Citizenship or Leadership Edge Hours

Would you like to be a "Big?"  There are little boys and girls in Marquette, Negaunee, Ishpeming, Gwinn, and Sands Township who are on a waiting list to become matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Imagine how you could make memories for one of those kids by volunteering to become a Big.  It only takes about four hours per month to make a big difference for one child.  Please call 906-475-7801 or visit www.bbbsmqt.org and be a hero to someone who will never forget.

Possible Citizenship or Leadership Edge Hours

Are you interested in being a "Lunch Buddy?"  Big Brothers Big Sisters is offering an opportunity for volunteers who can set aside a particular hour during the afternoon each week to mentor a local child.  Buddies meet during the child's lunch and recess period for games, tutoring, and fun at several local elementary schools.  Please call 906-475-7801 or visit www.bbbsmqt.org if you are interested in volunteering.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

Care Clinic is a pregnancy resource center, and we have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. We have two centers, one in Marquette and one at Sawyer. We are volunteer based and provide free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, educational parenting/pregnancy lessons, and a family resource closet to the community. We are looking for volunteer receptionists, mentors, housekeepers, data entry, and special project volunteers. All positions have short-time commitments and flexibility. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Cari Detmers, Support Services Coordinator, at cdetmers@careclinicmqt.org or 906-228-2273. 

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

Do you like to play bingo?  If so, the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee is looking for volunteers on Monday-Friday's at 7 p.m. as well as Saturday's and Sunday's at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. to assist residents who are physically challenged with bingo.  We are also looking for volunteers to do one-on-one visits with our residents and to assist them with outings (shopping and eating).  If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Rose Moffatt, activity director, or Amy Fraley, assistant director, at 906-475-7500 ext. 121.  In order to volunteer at Eastwood, you will need to have a TB test (which is provided free of charge) and sign HIPPA and confidentiality policy forms.  Eastwood is located at 900 Maas St. in Negaunee which is 9 miles west of Marquette (when you come to the first stoplight in Negaunee, you will turn left and it is the first driveway on the right).

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The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehabilitation Center, 435 Stoneville Road in Ishpeming, is in need of volunteers!  Volunteers would mostly work with the activities department to socialize with the residents, both one-on-one and in group settings.  They would assist in various activities such as bingo, card games, balloon volleyball, music activities, and a cooking group.  You would be engaging with diverse residents with various ages/disabilities.  Volunteers aren't required to work a specific amount of hours but would need to set up a suggested schedule with our activities department.  If interested, please contact Nick, activities director, at 906-485-1073.

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Marquette County Cares (MC2) is our community coalition working to improve resiliency and decrease risk factors.  It is a coalition of community members, businesses, and service organizations working together to assess issues in the community and improve services.  Volunteers can join work groups in the areas of data collection, public relations, funding, community board maintenance, community resource evaluation, and youth involvement.  Volunteers can also offer time for specific events including youth activities, fundraising events, and community awareness activities.  Please contact Mary Harris at mharris@mqtco.org or 906-315-2613.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The Marquette County Medical Care Facility, located at 200 Saginaw St. in Ishpeming, is looking for volunteers to work one-on-one with the geriatric population.  Interested applicants are subject to a background check, a two-step TB test along with an interview and reference check prior to placement.  This is a great way to share any special skills you have with the elderly.  If you are interested, please contact Tina Koski at 906-204-1021.

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Marquette Area Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is in need of volunteers to help with childcare during our meetings. Meetings are held the second Thursday from September-May from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 W. Magnetic St., Marquette. Children range in age from newborn through kindergarten. Any interested candidates over the age of 18 would be subject to a background check. For more information, please message our Marquette Area MOPS Facebook page or contact Amanda Perry at 906-360-4704 or aperryfitness@gmail.com.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

Norlite Nursing Center
is a licensed skilled nursing home.  We believe our first responsibility is to our residents.  We are dedicated to providing the highest professional care in a home-like and loving environment.  We believe we are responsible to the communities we serve.  We accept our role in enhancing the quality of life by supporting civic pride, economic development, better health and education, and protection of the environment.  Duties for volunteers include helping with bingo, art projects, games, movie nights, socializing, community outings, men's group, parties, entertainment, or your own idea!  Volunteers are needed seven days a week at numerous times.  Residents enjoy being entertained; Norlite is always looking for individuals or groups that enjoy doing music performances, fine art performances, and/or educational lectures that involve participation from residents.  Please contact Vanessa Miazga at 906-228-9252 or norlite@gmail.com for more information.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The Women’s Center provides 24/7 emergency intervention and crisis-intervention services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking in the surrounding area. The center provides individual/group counseling and advocacy through programs that Protect, Educate, Advocate, Counsel, and Empower (PEACE). Duties of volunteers vary depending on where the student chooses to volunteer.  For more information, contact: Michelle Fortunato at 906-225-1346 or mfortunato@miuplink.com.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The YMCA of Marquette County has many volunteer opportunities:  member service volunteer, internships, departmental volunteers, kid zone aid, kids' gym volunteer, y-lounge mentors, Lake Superior Village mentors/homework helpers, wellness center assistant, youth and adult sport assistant coaches, chaperones, and event staff.  If you are interested in volunteering, please call 906-227-9622.
 

 

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