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

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Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

On Wednesday, March 29, there will be a Gender Fair in the Jamrich first floor lobby (closest to Starbucks).  We are looking for 3-7 volunteers who would be willing to set up tables and chairs around 1:30 p.m. and then come back around 4:30 p.m. to load them back in the truck and to do some clean up.  For more information, please contact Madeline Wiles at zwiles@nmu.edu or 906-227-1554.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

Volunteer to participate in Lake Superior Hospice's Lip Sync Battle on Friday, March 31, at the Masonic Center.  Cocktails & hors d'oeuvres are at 6 p.m. with the performance beginning at 7:30 p.m.; there will also be an auction and cash bar.  Tickets are $35.

We are looking forward to loads of fun and laughter as we raise dollars to support our Patient Care Fund.  We can’t wait to see if Vast will continue to reign as champions or if another team will dethrone them.

In order to get you started on your way to stardom please let me share some information with you.  The date of the event and schedule for the public is listed above.  During all team rehearsal we will announce the order of performances.  The date  and time of the all team rehearsal will be announced at a later.

As a team this is what we will ask of you:

Contact Information – One contact name per team including an email and phone number.  We will send all information to that member and ask that they communicate it to their team on our behalf. The captain would than submit the names of all team members so we can list them in our program and prepare awards.

Selection Choice – We ask that you choose which song or songs, (you may use a mash up) you would like to lip sync to.  Once the selection is made, we ask that you email  it to mholkko@lakesuperiorhospice.org as soon as possible so we can reserve that selection for you.  We want to ensure there are no duplicates.  Double Trouble will provide the music and make the cuts in the music for you.

Choreograph/Practice – Ashley McGrath, our partner, has graciously volunteered her time to work with each team.  Please contact her at 906-236-0516 or ashmcgralynne@gmail.com to  arrange a time for assistance with choreography and costumes.

Tickets/Prizes – Team members do not need to purchase a ticket.  We sincerely appreciate your time and effort in making the fundraiser a success. Thank you.  We do realize, that you have friends, family and co-workers that would love to see you perform.  In order to give them first opportunity to do this we will provide each team with 10 tickets to sell.  We ask that they sell these as soon as possible and return the proceeds to Mary or Sue and Lake Superior Hospice by Wednesday, March 15.  This will enable us to sell any unused tickets to the public before the event.  We plan on doing a bucket auction. In order to make this successful, we ask all teams to donate at least one item or more that we will be able to auction.  Please bring them to the Lake Superior Hospice facility at 914 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette or call 906-225-7760 if you need them to be picked up.

Once again, let me thank you for your willingness to participate in a fundraiser that goes directly to the heart of our patients. You are truly appreciated.  If you have any questions, please contact Sue or Mary at 906-225-7760.


Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

Smartprize 2017, a 10-day business & entrepreneur competition, is staged in Downtown Marquette. Sign up as a volunteer at one of our many speaking events, awards banquet, and receptions. Support Smartprize as we give away over $30,000 in prizes! 

Sign up for THREE or more spots and receive a complimentary all-events pass to SmartPrize 2017 for events April 1-7. Every night includes Door Prize & Dining Delights from Doncker's!  To volunteer, click here.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours - Civic Engagement

Join us on Thursday, April 13, from 7-9 p.m. in the Masonic Building to have a community conversation with First District Representative Jack Bergman.  For more information, check this out https://www.facebook.com/events/889950291146318/.  

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

The Hospitality and Tourism Management program is putting on a fundraising event and we need your help! The Narnia themed event is Friday, April 14, from 6-10 p.m. at the Jacobetti Center. We are looking for volunteers to set up, coat check, be servers, wine service, dish pit, and back of house prep. Volunteers are also needed fro Thursday, April 13.  Experience is not needed; we will train you! Free food will be provided for volunteers. Please contact the Banquet Manager, Tamara Hunter, at thunter@nmu.edu for more information.

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 (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 chartierm1@michigan.gov.

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.

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 amcgrath@ymcamqt.org


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