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: FiveCAP Inc.-FiveCAP Inc. is looking for volunteer to help unload and stack boxes when the food truck makes a delivery. They will also need help with distribution, which involves packing boxes […]
Volunteer Opportunity: Barryton Lilac Festival-The festival coordinator for the Lilac Festival in Downtown Barryton is looking for groups of volunteers who would be interested in helping put together some kids games and activities for […]
Leadership and Volunteer Stoles 2017-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 […]
Volunteer Opportunity: Dump and Run-During the week of May 1-6th, Immanuel Lutheran Church will be collecting all the stuff students don’t want to take back home with them. Bins will be located in the […]
Volunteer Opportunity: Yard Work-Volunteers are needed to help Michelle, a single lady with some recent hip issues, to help with (non-machine) yard jobs and maybe some help moving things around the house. Volunteers […]
Volunteer Opportunity: Reader Needed Friday-The Educational Counseling and Disability Services Office is looking for a Reader on Friday, April 28th from 1:00 to 3:30pm in the Educational Counseling and Disabilities Services Office. For more […]
Volunteer Opportunity: Final Exam Proctors-The Educational Counseling and Disabilities Services Office is looking for volunteers to proctor final exams. Proctoring will take place in FLITE during finals week (May 1-4th). If you are interested […]
Volunteer Opportunity: BR Garden Club-The Big Rapids Garden Club is working in Hemlock Park on Thursday, April 28th to spread mulch around the Playscap. The group is in need of 6-10 volunteers and work […]
Volunteer Opportunity: Red Fox and Artworks-Artworks is collaborating with Red Fox for an event and they need volunteers to help with face painting and chalk drawing. Volunteer’s jobs will be to either paint faces or […]