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.
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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]