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. On-Campus Volunteer Opportunity on November 7 - Ferris’ First Gen Celebration needs 10-20 volunteers on Thursday, November 7 from 5 to 7:30 PM to ask groups of students discussion questions and record their answers in FLITE 240. […]
Circle K Seeks Volunteers for Haunted Hatchery - The Circle K RSO seeks volunteers for its Haunted Hatchery at 22090 Northland Drive in Paris, Michigan, a town seven miles from Big Rapids. Car pooling may be available for […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. From the Hood for the Hood Seeks Campus Volunteers - Byron Brooks, an honors student at Ferris, has his own nonprofit, From the Hood for the Hood, which serves homeless people across Michigan. He is currently organizing a donation drive […]
Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word Volunteer Opportunity: 2019 Cardinal Walk-a-thon - Riverview and Brookside PTO’s is hosting the 6th Annual Cardinal Walk-a-thon  on  Friday October 4th at the Big Rapids High School The event will run from 3:30 to 7:30 pm and we need […]
Volunteer Opportunity: 2019 BRMS Color Run - Big Rapids Middle School PTO’s is hosting their Annual Color Run on  Friday October 4th at Big Rapids Middle School The event will run from 2 to 3:30 pm and we need […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Big Rapids Library Seeks Volunteers for Organ Donor Registration Drive - On Thursday, October 10th the Big Rapids Community Library will be hosting a 2019 Organ Donor Registration drive. This program will run from 11am to 7pm. They are looking for […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Big Rapids Middle School PTO Seeks Volunteers for Color Run on October 4 - Big Rapids Middle School PTO seeks volunteers for their Annual Color Run on  Friday October 4th at Big Rapids Middle School from 2 to 3:30 pm. Volunteers need to arrive at 1:45 […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Seeking Volunteers: Mecosta County Clean Sweep and Household Hazardous Waste Disposal, October 12 - The Mecosta Conservation District is seeking volunteers for our annual household hazardous waste collection. The collection will be held on Saturday, October 12th, from 9 am to 12 noon, at […]
Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word CLACS List of Volunteer Opportunities - The CLACS Office at Ferris provides a helpful list of volunteer opportunities on a regular basis. You will find their most recent listing on SharePoint here.
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Elderly Person in Big Rapids Seeks Assistance - An elderly person in Big Rapids needs two to three strong volunteers to load a moving truck on September 28. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Lynn at […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Voter Drive Volunteers Needed for Tuesday, September 24 - The Big Rapids Community Library seeks volunteers for Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 24th. Volunteers will run a table during library open hours (11am to 7pm) to assist patrons in […]
Robots and Service All in One Day! - The Dean of Retention and Student Success, Dr. Jason Bentley, in coordination with the Honors Program and Thompson Scholars would like to invite you to be an ambassador for our […]
Spots Still Available for Days of Service and Learning Projects! - Honors students still have many opportunities to volunteer for a Days of Service and Learning project! Think about participating in one of these service projects, which have spots available: Saturday, […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. The FIRST Robotics RSO Seeks Members and Volunteers! - The FIRST Robotics RSO has many service and leadership opportunities for honors students. The RSO plans workshops, organizes events, and does service relating to robotics. Their meetings are bi-weekly; the […]
Days of Service and Learning: Kids’ Food Basket - On Saturday, September 21, honors students will be serving Kids’ Food Basket, a nonprofit devoted to nourishing children at or near the poverty level in Grand Rapids, as part of […]

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