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 HoursInterested in volunteering or studying abroad?  Check out what projects are being offered now.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

Volunteers are needed for the Marquette Trail 50 Ultramarathon on Saturday, August 19.  To volunteer, please register at

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

Volunteers are needed for the Michigan Nature Association Race on Saturday, August 26, at Presque Isle Park.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., the Kid's Run at 9:30 a.m., and the 5K at 10 a.m.  Runners/walkers usually wrap up about an hour later and then we hand out awards before packing up.  Volunteers are needed for:

  • Registration - Check-in registered runners and distribute registration packets.  Manage walk-up registrations and provide friendly customer service while assisting with basic event questions (don't worry, our staff will be there the entire time to work hand-in-hand with you).
  • Starting line and finish line - Assist with the flow at the starting line and provide runners with water, bananas, and a finisher's medal at the finish line.
  • Monitor along the course - Ensure runners stay on route, provide directions, and stop cars if crossing a road.  Watch out for and report any injuries - and offer motivation along the way!
  • Tear down - Assist with basic tear down of the events (taking down tents, gathering cones and signs, and general clean up).
  • Photography - Take photos of the runners throughout the event.  Get creative!

Volunteers will receive a t-shirt and there are always extra bananas to take home.  To volunteer, contact Jess Foxen at

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

Volunteers are needed for Harbor Fest on Friday, August 25 - Sunday, August 27.  For more information, call 906-235-6667 or e-mail

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

Volunteers are needed for Blues Fest on Friday, September 1 - Sunday, September 3. To volunteer, please register at

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

Volunteers are needed for the Marquette Marathon on Saturday, September 2.  To volunteer, register at

Possible Citizenship Edge

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

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

Volunteers are needed for the Fresh Coast Film Festival on Friday, October 19 - Sunday, October 22.  To volunteer, register at  

Possible Citizenship or Real World Edge Hours

A long-time community favorite gift shop, Touch of Finland, is seeking a student to help with our eCommerce website.  We are looking for someone in the fields of coding/website design or graphic design.  You would help us maintain our existing site  Possible responsibilities could include e-mail design, adding products, creating graphics, and simple coding.  We operate on the shopify platform so experience with that would be a plus but not required.  This would be a good opportunity for resume experience in operating a website and could lead to a possible part-time job.  Please e-mail a resume to or just apply in person (2853 US Highway 41 West) any time on Monday - Friday between 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

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