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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Camp Newaygo Halloween Weekend Service Retreat-Looking to get a lot of service hours while having fun? Think about volunteering at the Fall Service Retreat at Camp Newaygo. Volunteers will depart from Ferris State University at […]
FIRST Robotics RSO Volunteer Opportunity-The FIRST Robotics RSO at Ferris needs volunteers to help mentor elementary school students (kindergarten through second grade) with building robots out of Legos. If you are interested, please contact […]