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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Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. MLK National Day of Service Opportunities - This January 15th is the National Day of Service where many people volunteer in the community. Below are 5 service opportunities you can get involved in on January 15th. Angels […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: Salvation Army - Salvation Army is in need of toy sorters and Angel Tree shoppers at their 325 Linden St. Office. Volunteers are need at the times and dates below. Monday, December 11th […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: Santa at Artworks - Santa will be at Artworks on Sunday, December 10th from 11:00am until 1:00pm and they are in need of volunteers. Artworks will need 4-6 volunteers to help in assisting kids […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: Adopt A Block - Alpha Phi Alpha will be conduction a community service event entitled “Adopt A Block” on Saturday, December 9th from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the West Campus Community Center. They would […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: Robotic Competition - Big Rapids FTC Qualifying Tournament is in need of volunteers for their Robotics Competition on Saturday, December 9th at St. Mary School. Volunteers are needed on Friday, December 8th in […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: College Positive Volunteer - Are you interested in becoming a College Positive Volunteer (CPV)? CPV will be holding a training session on Tuesday, December 5th at 11am in FLITE 159. Benefits of being a […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: Animal Rescue Coalition - Do you like animals? Then you should volunteer at the Animal Rescue Coalition (ARC) of Mecosta County. The shift are 7:00am to 9:00am and 5:00pm to 7:00pm every day. Volunteers […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: Project Starburst - Project Starburst needs volunteers to help on their food truck delivery days. The truck comes every 3rd Friday of the month around 10:30am. With lots of help, they will be […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: Camp Newaygo - Camp Newaygo is in need of 10 volunteers to help families have a festive and magical night out at Camp Newaygo (5333 Centerline Rd. Newaygo, MI 49337)  for their Santa […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: Salvation Army - The Salvation Army is in need of 2-4 people to help with a couple of Family Store Donation Pickups on Thursday, November 30th from 9:45am to 3:00pm and Thursday, December […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Immediate Need Volunteer Opportunity - A community members’, Kendra, horse got lose a few days ago. They are confident that the horse has stayed within a mile radius of Perry Avenue and 14 Mile Rd, […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: Mecosta County Holiday Gala - The Mecosta County Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to help with their Holiday Gala on December 1st from 5:00pm to 11:00pm in the University Center. They would like […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: Salvation Army - The Salvation Army is in need of 4-6 people to help between Thursday, November 9th and Friday, November 10th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm (plus drive time to location with Salvation […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: St. Mary-St. Paul Christmas Bazaar - On December 2nd, St. Mary-St. Paul are having a Christmas Bazaar in their Parish Center at St. Mary. They will need 6-7 honors students to help in putting on the […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteers Urgently Needed for Michigan College of Optometry Event - The Michigan College of Optometry is looking for volunteers for their Students in Need of Eyecare service event on Thursday, November 9. They need volunteers to lead groups of elementary […]

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