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

Scott Herron, Ph.D., will speak on The Gift of Water: Perspectives from the Native American World on Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 W. Magnetic St.  Dr. Herron is an Odawa Tribal Member and Ethnobotanist and Co-Founder of the Native Wild Rice Coalition at Ferris State University.  This event is sponsored by the Northern Great Lakes Water Stewards, an interfaith environmental initiative to protect, preserve and sanctify the waters and lakes of the UP.  In recognition of Arbor Day on Friday, April 28, donations will be invited and volunteers recruited to help plant 500 Northern white cedar trees along streams in the Community Forest of the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserves.  

Possible Citizenship or Diversity Edge - Domestic Hours

A Summer Shelter for Marquette homeless persons will be hosted by concerned citizens mid May thru mid September.  For volunteer training, please come to one of the two orientations:  Wednesday, May 3, at 3:30 or 5:15 p.m. at Hope Connection Center, 927 W. Fair Avenue.  For more information, please contact Mary Jane Lynch at or 906-360-5279.

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.  Training will be held on Tuesday, 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, Diversity, Leadership, or Real World Edge Hours

The U.P. Sports Training Camp is presently accepting applications for the position of counselors for cognitively impaired youth and young adults ($250 stipend or serve as a volunteer/intern). Counselors and staff must be at least 18 years of age. References, background check, and fingerprinting required (no charge to applicant). Camp is scheduled for August 14-19 at Bay Cliff Health Camp, Big Bay.

More information may be found on the Cat Career Tracks website and at: (information, photos, application).

Anyone interested may contact Etienne Senker at or 906-250-1941. Please note that he is unavailable from May 14-29 (canoeing in the Canadian Wilderness).

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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