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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Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. October Service and Learning – Department of Health and Human Services - The Honors Program is sponsoring a service project on Friday, October 20 from 2 to 4 PM with the Department of Health and Human Services. Volunteers will be sorting and […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: Yard Work - Do you love working outdoors? If so, this is the volunteer opportunity for you. Deb Savides, in the Honors Office, needs your help with raking, weeding, trimming shrubs and painting […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: Big Rapids Fall Festival - The Big Rapids Fall Festival is in need of volunteers for various tasks on Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th. On Friday, they will need 15 volunteers at the […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: Habitat for Humanity - Are you interested in working on houses? Here is a volunteer opportunity for you. The Mecosta County Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to help with finishing a community member’s house. […]
Logan D. Performing Stand up Comedy. Courtesy of the photographer. Acts Needed for the Honors Variety Show - Would you like to perform in the Honors Variety Show? The variety show is a talent show that can include many different types of acts, like America’s Got Talent. Audience […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: Salvation Army Bell Ringers - The Salvation Army is looking for bell ringers to assist in collection of money during the holiday season. They will have a table set up in the University Center in […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: College Positive Volunteer - Are you interested in becoming a College Positive Volunteer (CPV)? CPV will be holding a training session on Tuesday, October 17th at 11am in FLITE 159. Benefits of being a […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: Math Tutoring - The Supervisor of Structured Learning Assistance, Karen Royster James is putting together a group of students to provide tutoring in mathematics. She will be training students to become math tutors […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteers Needed for Campus Event - We need volunteers to staff welcome tables at the Majors, Minors, and More event on Wednesday, November 1 from 9:45 AM to 1 PM in UCB 202. Volunteers will provide […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: St. Michael’s Dinner and Auction - St. Michael’s Parish in Remus, MI is looking for volunteers to help with their annual dinner and auction of donated items on October 21st from 6-9pm. They would like 3-5 […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: Ferris Spook Butts Out! - The Public Health Student Association is organizing a campus-wide cleanup of cigarette litter. The event will take place throughout the day on Halloween and is open to anyone able and […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: Artworks Class - Artworks in Big Rapids is hosting an after school art program and they are in need of volunteers. They will need one to two people to help assist with the […]
Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word Volunteer Opportunity: Leading on Campus and Satisfactory Academic Progress - Leading on Campus and Satisfactory Academic Progress is looking for e-board members from different organizations to volunteer to speak on their panel about leadership and also provide information on their […]
Volunteers Needed! Image cc-licensed from Flickr User allerleirau: https://www.flickr.com/photos/allerleirau/3055324673/in/pool-goldenageofadvertising Volunteer Opportunity: Artworks - Artworks will be at the Ferris Ice Arena on October 7th and would love to have 4 students volunteer to help them greet and manage the exhibit pieces that they […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: Heartland Home Care and Hospice - Heartland Hospice needs volunteers in the Big Rapids area to provide the love, respect and care their patients and families need. As a volunteer, you are able to set your […]

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