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 Volunteers Needed for Poverty Simulation at Ferris - The Office of Community Engagement and the Economic Equality Initiative at Ferris are recruiting volunteers for a poverty simulation to be held on Thursday, February 28 from 3 to 5 […]
Cultural Event Volunteer or Earn Study Abroad Funds as an English Language Conversation Partner at Ferris - Ferris’s Office of International Education seeks students interested in helping international students practice their English-language conversation skills through the MyPlace Program. Students who plan to study abroad can earn scholarship […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Our Brother’s Keeper Seeks Volunteers - Our Brother’s Keeper Shelter needs volunteers! OBK provides temporary housing for adults and families in Big Rapids. Volunteers can help in many ways, including answering the phone, greeting visitors, providing […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Honors Ambassador - CALL FOR AN HONORS AMBASSADORS 2019 Honors Student Ambassadors – Volunteer opportunity Do you love the Honors Program at Ferris? Could you use a few extra service hours? We are looking for a handful […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Cran-Hill Ranch Seeks Volunteers for Saturday, January 12 WinterFest - Cran-Hill Ranch seeks volunteers for Winterfest on Saturday, January 12. Winterfest is an outreach to the community involving a free day of winter activities, pony rides, and a meal. Volunteers will […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Morley Stanwood High School Volunteer Opportunity - Morley Stanwood High School is looking for volunteer chaperones for their Lock In on January 26, which will include inflatables, video games, movies, and board games. The event will start […]
The Salvation Army Logo. Courtesy of Chris Vallette of Salvation Army. Salvation Army Bellringers Needed for 12/24 in Big Rapids - The Salvation Army of Big Rapids is in need of volunteer Bell Ringers for the last day of this years campaign on Christmas Eve, due to a death in the […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteers Needed for December 7 Gala - The Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce is recruiting volunteers for its annual holiday gala, which is taking place at the Holiday Inn at 1005 Perry Avenue in Big Rapids […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Center Newsletter - Ferris’s Volunteer Center newsletter is a great way to get informed about service opportunities. You can read this week’s newsletter here.
The Salvation Army Logo. Courtesy of Chris Vallette of Salvation Army. Salvation Army Seeks Volunteer Bell Ringers - The Salvation Army needs volunteer Bell Ringers for their Red Kettle Fundraising Campaign. Year after year community members, students, businesses, families and individuals volunteer thousands of hours towards this great […]
Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word Ferris Volunteer Center Opportunities List - Ferris’s Volunteer Center is a great source of information on current service opportunities, including bell ringing for the Salvation Army. You can find a list of  opportunities in their electronic […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Student Leadership Committee Seeks Volunteers for Conference Planning - The Student Leadership Committee at Ferris seeks volunteers to help organize a leadership conference in March. The committee meets on Thursdays at 11 in the CLACS lobby in the University […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteers Needed for Casino Royale Nov. 15 - The Office of Housing is planning a Casino Royale event on November 15 at 7 PM in UC 202, and they need volunteers to help set up the event, run […]
Photo Courtesy FSU Honors Program Honors Peer Mentor Program - Looking to be a Honors Peer Mentor or be on E-board? Honors needs you! Melanie Winkelmann will be hosting 2 informational sessions about the Honors Peer mentor program on Friday, […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Angels of Action Seek Volunteers for November 9 Event - Angels of Action seeks volunteers to help with a fundraising event on November 9th starting at 4 PM at the castle in Canadian Lakes, which is 30 minutes from campus. […]

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