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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Volunteers Needed! Image cc-licensed from Flickr User allerleirau: https://www.flickr.com/photos/allerleirau/3055324673/in/pool-goldenageofadvertising Loving Day Family Party Volunteer Opportunity - Volunteers are needed for the Loving Day Family Party on Saturday, June 16th. They will train volunteers at noon that day. Volunteers are expected to work one or both of […]
Ferris Community Band at the Big Rapids Band Shell. Courtesy of Director Dr. Richard Scott Cohen of the Ferris State University sponsored summer community band. Cultural Event: Ferris Community Summer Band Concerts - This summer, the Ferris Community Band will, yet again, be holding a summer concert series. The concerts will take place at various outdoor locations throughout Big Rapids. The rain location […]
Volunteer Opportunity: Readers/Scribes Needed - Educational Counseling and Disabilities Services is looking for volunteers to be Readers/Scribes for the summer as well as the 2018-19 Academic Year. If you volunteer, there will be a contract […]
2018 Leadership and Service Stole Winners. Courtesy of Ferris State's Smugmug https://ferrisphotos.smugmug.com/Academic/Honors/2018-Honors-40-Event/i-LVtRMJX/A Leadership and Volunteer Stoles 2018 - 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 Part-time Personal Assistant Opportunity - A Big Rapids community member is seeking a part-time personal assistant to provide support with daily living tasks, involvement in community events and in-home recreational activities for a adult female […]
Your Honors Student Association RSO - Did you know that all Ferris honors students are automatically members of the Honors Student Association RSO? Your RSO has an e-board, called the Honors Student Council, and four committees: […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Tutors Needed - Kayla Stickler, a therapist working for Community Mental Health for Central Michigan, is looking for volunteers to tutor children aged 12 to 18 in the Big Rapids area. The schedule […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Artworks Volunteer Opportunity - Artworks is in need of a volunteer to help with their after school art sessions. They will need help on April 5th and 9th as well as May 10th and […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Spring Cleaning with the Public Health Student Association Volunteer Opportunity - The Public Health Student Association is hosting a spring cleaning by collecting cigarette butts from the grounds of campus as part of National Public Health Week. They will be picking […]
Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word Easter Egg Hunt Volunteer Opportunity - The Students with Children Program at Ferris State University will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, March 30th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Big Rapids High School. […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Pre BIG Event Volunteer Opportunity - The BIG Event is coming up and the organizers are looking for volunteers to help count tools for the event. They will need help on Saturday, March 24th at 1:00pm […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. American Association of University Women Volunteer Opportunity - The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is holding an annual used book sale to raise funds for scholarship and they are in need of volunteers. They will need volunteers […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Senior Center Volunteer Opportunity - The Senior Center is in need of volunteers to help set up tables and chairs for their annual appreciation dinner on April 12th. They will need to volunteers after 3:00pm […]
The Salvation Army Logo. Courtesy of Chris Vallette of Salvation Army. Salvation Army Volunteer Opportunity - The Salvation Army is looking for students to help volunteer on Tuesdays and Thursdays in their reception area. Volunteers will answer phones, run copies, greet people, and assist with mailings […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. American Association of University Women Volunteer Opportunity - The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is holding an annual used book sale to raise funds for scholarship and they are in need of volunteers. They will need volunteers […]

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