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

We are looking for volunteers for the Heikki Lunta festival to be held in Negaunee on Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20.  Volunteers are needed to help celebrate our Finnish Heritage and our love of snow on Friday afternoon by setting up the display from the Finnish-American Heritage Center, putting out signs for the festival around town, and helping with the parade on Friday evening.  On Saturday at 10 a.m., volunteers are needed to help set up the games, help with the games, and then the lighting of the bonfire at 6 p.m.  We wouldn't expect volunteers to be there the entire time, but any assistance you could offer would be greatly appreciated.  Here are some  links to our event: http://www.marquette365.com/event/heikki-lunta-2018/ and https://www.facebook.com/YooperWinterFun/.  This festival is run by the Upper Peninsula Luge Club, a 501(c) 3 organization.  For more information, contact Tammy Wills, Heikki Lunta Coordinator and UPLC Coach & Secretary, at 906-361-4843 or at uplugeclub@gmail.com.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours

Volunteers are needed to help with the UPHS Noquemanon Ski Expo on Friday, January 26 in the evening or during the Noquemanon Race on Saturday, January 27.  You can register to volunteer at http://signup.com/go/KphJdwU on @SignUPdotcom.  All volunteers will receive a volunteer thank you gift of a 20th anniversary pint glass.

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 Edge Hours

 

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, 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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