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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Volunteer at the Animal Rescue Coalition of Mecosta County - The Animal Rescue Coalition of Mecosta County is an animal shelter seeking to improve the lives of dogs and cats in Mecosta County. Their volunteers spend lots of time with […]
On-Going Service Projects in the Honors Lounge - Honors students have two on-going arts-based service opportunities in the Honors Lounge in the basement of Pickell! The Service Committee is sponsoring a Halloween card service project: come by the […]
Angels of Action Volunteer Opportunities - Angels of Action is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving children and their families access to food and essential needs so they can thrive. This organization serves the community in […]
Ready for Life Employment and Volunteer Opportunities - The Ready For Life Academy (RFLA@FSU) is a two-year post-secondary program for adults aged 18 – 26 with an intellectual disability. They are recruiting both student employees and student volunteers. […]
Adopt-a-Highway Rescheduled for Saturday, October 9 - The Adopt-a-Highway service project organized by the Honors Program has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 9 from 1 to 3 PM. Volunteers will clean a stretch of M-20 near Big […]
Reed City Band Volunteers - Reed City High School bands has two events coming up this month for which they are looking for volunteers. The events are on Wednesday, October 13th – MSBOA Marching Band […]
Volunteer Catering Staff Needed this Saturday - The Student Alumni Gold Club is working the Family and Friends Event for University Catering on Saturday, October 2 and needs a few more volunteers to fill two time slots, […]
Ferris Archives Volunteer Opportunity - The University Archives is looking for assistance in labelling historic collections and prepping them for a move to temporary storage while the Alumni Building is renovated.   Times are available on Tuesdays from […]
A Call for Student Ambassadors - Could you use a few extra service hours? We are looking for a handful of enthusiastic, current Honors students to call and text prospective students who are eligible for the […]
Volunteers Needed for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event - The Mecosta Conservation District is organizing a household hazardous waste collection event at the Big Rapids fairgrounds on Saturday, October 9th from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The are seeking […]
Brown Bag Decorating! - Would you like to join in on a service project for Kids Food Basket? Put your artistic skills to the test in Decorating Brown Bags for the Kids Food Basket […]
Sign Up for a Service Project in the Honors Program’s Days of Service and Learning! - Each year, the Honors Program organizes our Days of Service and Learning, a series of service projects, in September and early October. Participating is a great way to get to know our community […]
On-Campus Volunteer Opportunities - Friday, September 3: FLITE Disc Golf volunteers needed for the following shifts: 1 – 2 PM, 2 – 3 PM, 2:15 – 3:15. To volunteer, please fill out this form […]
Urgent Service Need this Monday - A blind student who is new to campus needs a volunteer to walk her from her drop-off location on campus to her first class at 2 PM, to the bookstore […]
Honors Fun Day Service Opportunity! - The Honors Peer Mentor Program is recruiting volunteers for Fun Day, a series of games and icebreakers for new honors students and their honors peer mentors to be held on […]