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. Volunteer Opportunity: Angels of Action - Angels of Action is looking for volunteer to help sporadically throughout the year as well as for their annual Angel Ride-Run-Walk on September 29th and September 30th. For the Angel […]
Volunteers Needed! Image cc-licensed from Flickr User allerleirau: https://www.flickr.com/photos/allerleirau/3055324673/in/pool-goldenageofadvertising Volunteer Opportunity: Genesee County Parks - Genessee County Parks are looking for volunteers who are willing to work with local science professionals and area students in cataloging all the wonder found in their 383 acre Nature […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. October Service and Learning at Head Start - The Honors Program is sponsoring a service project at four Head Start classrooms in Big Rapids on Wednesday, October 4 from 9 to 11 AM. Head Start is a preschool […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: Homecoming Tailgate - CLACS is in search of 4 face painters for the Homecoming Tailgate event on September 30th from 11am to 3pm. All of the supplies will be provided. If you are […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: Art Prize - Join the nearly 1,000 volunteers who step forward to welcome hundred of thousands of visitors to ArtPrize each fall. Visitor Services:  Volunteer positions with Visitor Services can vary from welcoming […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. This Week’s Days of Service and Learning Opportunity - This week, there is one Days of Service and Learning volunteer project still open to take advantage of. Participating in one or more of these events will allow students to […]
Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word Volunteer Opportunity: Easterseals - Easterseals are in need of volunteers for their “Easterseals Taking On Disability” event on Saturday, September 23rd from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Plaza Tower Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI. […]
RAVE Logo. Courtesy of the Volunteer Center at Ferris State University. https://orgsync.com/18804/news_posts/214289 Volunteer Opportunity: RAVE - RAVE will be hosting a Volunteer Advocate Training session on Friday, September 29th from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Know you want to give back to your community and survivors but know […]
Volunteers Needed! Image cc-licensed from Flickr User allerleirau: https://www.flickr.com/photos/allerleirau/3055324673/in/pool-goldenageofadvertising Cultural Event and Volunteer Opportunity: Traditional Sturgeon Release - The Muskegon Watershed Assembly will be hosting its Traditional Sturgeon Release FUNdraiser on Saturday, September 23rd from 2:00 to 5:00pm at Ed Henning Park (500 Croton Dr. Newaygo, MI). During […]
Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word Volunteer Opportunity: 2017 Roboday - Volunteers are needed for Ferris’s Roboday on Friday, September 22nd from 9:00am to 10:00pm and Saturday, September 23rd from 7:00am to 7:30pm. There are a range of duties that volunteers […]
Volunteers Needed! Image cc-licensed from Flickr User allerleirau: https://www.flickr.com/photos/allerleirau/3055324673/in/pool-goldenageofadvertising Volunteer Opportunity: Salvation Army Today! - Salvation Army is looking for volunteers today (Thursday, September 14th) from 1:30 to 3:30pm to help stuff envelopes for their Community Giving Day mailing. They would need 1-3 people at […]
Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word Volunteer Opportunity: Readers/Scribes Needed - Educational Counseling and Disabilities Services is looking for volunteers to be Readers/Scribes for the 2017-18 Academic Year. If you volunteer, there will be a contract to sign that outlines the […]
Volunteers Needed! Image cc-licensed from Flickr User allerleirau: https://www.flickr.com/photos/allerleirau/3055324673/in/pool-goldenageofadvertising Volunteer Opportunity: Basketball Coaches Needed - Big Rapids Middle School is looking for basketball coaches to help with their fifth and sixth grade basketball program. Students will be coaching twice a week after school with one […]
Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word This Week’s Days of Service and Learning Opportunities - This week, there will be several Days of Service and Learning volunteer projects to take advantage of but only one is still available to sign up for. Participating in one […]
Volunteers Needed! Image cc-licensed from Flickr User allerleirau: https://www.flickr.com/photos/allerleirau/3055324673/in/pool-goldenageofadvertising Volunteer Opportunity: Germanfest - Big Rapids is hosting their annual Germanfest and they are in need of volunteers. They will need volunteers 21 years old or older to help at Germanfest on September 15th. […]

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