Community Engagement

Community engagement is at the heart of the mission of our Honors Program, as it should be.  The Community engagement requirement for the Honors Program is not just about ensuring that we give back to the Big Rapids and Mecosta County communities, but also about enriching the college experience of our students.

Community engagement inculcates a sense of civic responsibility, provides opportunities to develop intellectual skills by applying them to tangible problems,  and expands students’ ethical and cultural perspectives. Each student in the Honors Program commits to at least 15 hours of community service a semester, some far more.

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Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word Volunteer Opportunity: FiveCAP Inc. - FiveCAP Inc. is looking for volunteer to help unload and stack boxes when the food truck makes a delivery. They will also need help with distribution, which involves packing boxes […]
Volunteers Needed! Image cc-licensed from Flickr User allerleirau: https://www.flickr.com/photos/allerleirau/3055324673/in/pool-goldenageofadvertising Volunteer Opportunity: Barryton Lilac Festival - The festival coordinator for the Lilac Festival in Downtown Barryton is looking for groups of volunteers who would be interested in helping put together some kids games and activities for […]
Honors 2017 Stole Winners . Mel Schafer, Josh Olszewski, Marc Jaruzel, Leesa Deadwyler, Tori VanOeffelen, and Katelyn Michalski. Courtesy of the photographer and Ferris SmugMug. Leadership and Volunteer Stoles 2017 - Honors Stoles are awarded to graduating Honors students by a committee of faculty and Honors Program staff after reviewing Senior graduation papers. Stoles may be worn at graduation, along with […]
Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word Volunteer Opportunity: Dump and Run - During the week of May 1-6th, Immanuel Lutheran Church will be collecting all the stuff students don’t want to take back home with them. Bins will be located in the […]
Volunteers Needed! Image cc-licensed from Flickr User allerleirau: https://www.flickr.com/photos/allerleirau/3055324673/in/pool-goldenageofadvertising Volunteer Opportunity: Yard Work - Volunteers are needed to help Michelle, a single lady with some recent hip issues, to help with (non-machine) yard jobs and maybe some help moving things around the house. Volunteers […]
Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word Volunteer Opportunity: Reader Needed Friday - The Educational Counseling and Disability Services Office is looking for a Reader on Friday, April 28th from 1:00 to 3:30pm in the Educational Counseling and Disabilities Services Office. For more […]
Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word Volunteer Opportunity: Community and Family Expo - Artworks is looking for volunteers to help with the Community and Family Expo: Project Connect on Saturday, April 29th from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Artworks will have a booth at the […]
Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word Volunteer Opportunity: Final Exam Proctors - The Educational Counseling and Disabilities Services Office is looking for volunteers to proctor final exams. Proctoring will take place in FLITE during finals week (May 1-4th). If you are interested […]
Volunteers Needed! Image cc-licensed from Flickr User allerleirau: https://www.flickr.com/photos/allerleirau/3055324673/in/pool-goldenageofadvertising Volunteer Opportunity: BR Garden Club - The Big Rapids Garden Club is working in Hemlock Park on Thursday, April 28th to spread mulch around the Playscap. The group is in need of 6-10 volunteers and work […]
Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word Volunteer Opportunity: Camp Newaygo Enchanted Forest - Camp Newaygo is in need of volunteers to assist with the Enchanted Forest two-day event. Individuals will help with wand making, parking, refreshments, or (for the very creative) guiding young […]
Volunteers Needed! Image cc-licensed from Flickr User allerleirau: https://www.flickr.com/photos/allerleirau/3055324673/in/pool-goldenageofadvertising Volunteer Opportunity: Red Fox and Artworks - Artworks is collaborating with Red Fox for an event and they need volunteers to help with face painting and chalk drawing. Volunteer’s jobs will be to either paint faces or […]
Volunteers Needed! Image cc-licensed from Flickr User allerleirau: https://www.flickr.com/photos/allerleirau/3055324673/in/pool-goldenageofadvertising Volunteer Opportunity: Spectrum Health Volunteer Training Series - Spectrum Health is looking for volunteers to help at hospices throughout the area. They will be hosting the Spectrum Health Hospice Spring Big Rapids Volunteer Training Series on April 19th, […]
Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word Volunteer Opportunity: Cran-Hill Ranch Spring Clean-Up Days - Cran-Hill Ranch is in need of volunteers for their Spring Clean-up Days on May 6th and 7th at 8:00am. This is a 2 day annual event to clean up the […]
Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word Volunteer Opportunity: City of Big Rapids Clean-Up - In celebration of Earth Day each year the City holds a city-wide clean up. Volunteers are asked to meet at City Hall at 9:00am to 11:00am on Saturday, April 22nd […]
Volunteers Needed! Image cc-licensed from Flickr User allerleirau: https://www.flickr.com/photos/allerleirau/3055324673/in/pool-goldenageofadvertising Volunteer Opportunity: USSF Certified Refs Needed - GVSA is looking for USSF certified refs to help ref the U18/19 boys soccer games on Saturday, April 22nd; Sunday, May 21st; Sunday, June 4th; and Sunday, June 11th. Volunteers […]

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