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. Geometry Tutor Needed for High School Student - A 15 year old high-school student needs tutoring in geometry. He would be able to meet a Ferris tutor in FLITE, most likely on Saturdays or in the evenings. If […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. 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 […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Fall 2018 Career & Internship Fair Volunteer Sign Up - The Fall 2018 Career & Internship Fair needs a large number of volunteers to be successful. Please consider volunteering a few hours of your time to help positively represent Ferris […]
Camp Newaygo Logo. Courtesy of the Volunteer Center at Ferris State University. https://orgsync.com/18804/news_posts/212320 Recruiting Camp Newaygo Service Retreat Facilitator - Camp Newaygo is holding a service retreat from the afternoon of October 26 through the afternoon of October 28 and is looking for an honors student who can serve as […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. B2 Store Needs Volunteers - The B2 Outlet Store in Big Rapids needs volunteers between now and October 14 to help get the store ready for the opening on Thursday, October 11. B2 Outlet Stores […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteers Needed for Student United Way Homecoming Tent - Michele Albright is recruiting volunteers to staff the Student United Way fundraising tent during the Homecoming Tailgate on Saturday, September 29 from 10 AM to 2 PM. If you are […]
Clay Cliffs Nature Park Project Added to Days of Service and Learning - The Days of Service and Learning now include a clean up project at the Clay Cliffs Nature Park, a hilly, wooded park with trails in Big Rapids. The project is […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Big Alleyway Clean Up this Saturday - The annual Big Alleyway Clean Up takes place Saturday, September 8 from 11 AM to 2 PM. Volunteers will clean up Big Rapids alleys near off-campus housing. Participants should register […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Middle School Basketball Volunteers Needed - The Big Rapids Middle School is recruiting volunteers to serve in a girls 5th and 6th grade intramural program as coaches, officials and clock people. Practices will be from 3:30-5 […]
Days of Service and Learning Sign Up - The Honors Program is hosting our 5th annual Days of Service and Learning, a series of service projects taking place throughout the month of September. It is easy to participate! […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Urgent Need for Volunteers Thursday - The Friends of the Big Rapids Library have an urgent need for volunteers to help set up the tent for their sale on Thursday, August 30 from 11:30 to 1:30. […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. URGENT NEED- 5 Volunteers for SafeRide this Friday and Saturday - SafeRide is a program that Ferris State University provides on Friday and Saturday nights to ensure that our students receive a safe ride home between the hours of 12am – […]
Image from openclipart: Big Rapids Library Volunteer Opportunity - The Friends of Big Rapids Library are recruiting volunteers for a book sale to benefit library programs and acquisitions. They need volunteers on Thursday, August 30 from 11:30 to 1:30, […]
Honors students painting a house in Louisiana, 2011. Photo used with permission of the participants. Days of Service and Learning Facilitator Positions Available - The Honors Program is recruiting co-facilitators to lead service projects for our Days of Service and Learning during the month of September. Positions are available for the following service projects: Evergreen […]
Honors Fun Day 2017. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Fun Day Volunteers Needed - The Honors Student Association is looking for volunteers to run games for Fun Day on Friday, August 24 from 9:30 AM to 2 PM. We will provide a box lunch. […]

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