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

Volunteers are needed to help set up (10:30 a.m.) and take down (3 p.m.) tables and chairs for the Gender Fair on Tuesday, March 20, in the Jamrich lobbies.  The Gender Fair takes place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  All volunteers will have the luxury of automatically being entered into the raffle and the chance to win our BIG prizes donated from the local businesses.  If volunteers are interested, they can email Madeline Wiles at

Possible Citizenship Edge - Civic Engagement or Diversity Edge Hours

On Wednesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in Jamrich 1320, Dr. Lily Ballofett will speak on "US Policy, Global Migration, and the American Dream."  The movement of human beings across - and even within - US borders has become a focal point in the last year, and has been subject to continuous press coverage. In the midst of this media blitz, and relentless social media campaigns, it can be difficult to decipher the meanings and historical contexts of actions such as President Donald Trump’s Executive Orders regarding refugees and migrants, increased ICE raids on migrant communities, and the limbo that DACA students now face. Dr. Balloffet’s talk will contextualize the history of immigration policy over the past century to help understand our past and present. 

Possible Citizenship or Diversity Edge Hours - Domestic

The 25th Annual Learning to Walk Together Traditional Pow Wow will be held on Saturday, March 24, at the Marquette Armory, 1820 Lincoln Ave. (the corner of Lincoln and Wright St).  Doors open at 11 a.m. with grand entries at noon and 6 p.m.  There is no admission charge.  If you would like to volunteer, please visit  For more information, contact Grey Shea at

Possible Citizenship or Leadership Edge Hours

Natural Connections is seeking assistant coordinator interns and volunteers for the 19th Annual Spring Holistic Health Fair on Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Masonic Ballroom, 3rd Floor, 128 W. Washington St., Marquette, and set-up on Friday, March 23. The Holistic Health Fair provides a free opportunity for community members to learn about a wide range of holistic, integrative, and complementary health and wellness products and services through presentations, demonstrations, information, and more.  Recent fairs have included 35-45 holistically-oriented vendors and 450-500 enthusiastic attendees, and is the largest such event in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Host Natural Connections is a dynamic, 100% volunteer, Marquette, Michigan-based non-profit organization whose mission is to bridge community with holistic practitioners, and provide education in health and wellness.  Deadline for internship applications is Friday, March 2. Deadline for regular volunteer sign-up is Saturday, March 10. Please visit for more information and application details.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours - Civic Engagement

As a member of the World Affairs Council, NMU and the Department of Political Science and Public Administration are sponsoring the "Great Decisions Global Discussion Lecture Series."  Lectures will be streamed from various locations, live via the internet.  Members of the audience will be able to text questions to the lecturers.  "Global Health:  Equity, Ethics, and Eradication," with Former Ambassador Mary Ann Peters and CEO of The Carter Center, will be held on Monday, March 26, from Noon-1:40 p.m. in 111-C Learning Resource Center. 

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours - Civic Engagement

The Great Gun Control Debate:  John Lott vs. Joel Rubin will take place on Wednesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m., in Jamrich 1100.  It is free for students with an NMU ID; $2 - General Public.  ​​​​​​John R. Lott, Jr. is considered one of the leading advocates of the pro-gun movement.  With a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA.  Lott is cited for over 100 scholarly articles and is a columnist for Fox News.  Joel Rubin has his M.S. in public policy form Carnegie Mellon.  Rubin is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and is an expert on foreign policy and national security.  This event is sponsored by Platform Personalities and the Student Activity Fee.  For more information, call 906-227-6543.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours - Civic Engagement

Senator Tom Casperson will be coming to NMU on Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in Jamrich 1320 to discuss his experiences in the Michigan Legislature.  He will also discuss Michigan's economy, UP issues, and current legislation.  This event is free for everyone and is sponsored by Platform Personalities and the Student Activity Fee.  For more information, call 906-227-6543.

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 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

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 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

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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