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. Volunteers Needed for December 7 Gala - The Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce is recruiting volunteers for its annual holiday gala, which is taking place at the Holiday Inn at 1005 Perry Avenue in Big Rapids […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Center Newsletter - Ferris’s Volunteer Center newsletter is a great way to get informed about service opportunities. You can read this week’s newsletter here.
The Salvation Army Logo. Courtesy of Chris Vallette of Salvation Army. Salvation Army Seeks Volunteer Bell Ringers - The Salvation Army needs volunteer Bell Ringers for their Red Kettle Fundraising Campaign. Year after year community members, students, businesses, families and individuals volunteer thousands of hours towards this great […]
Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word Ferris Volunteer Center Opportunities List - Ferris’s Volunteer Center is a great source of information on current service opportunities, including bell ringing for the Salvation Army. You can find a list of  opportunities in their electronic […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Student Leadership Committee Seeks Volunteers for Conference Planning - The Student Leadership Committee at Ferris seeks volunteers to help organize a leadership conference in March. The committee meets on Thursdays at 11 in the CLACS lobby in the University […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteers Needed for Casino Royale Nov. 15 - The Office of Housing is planning a Casino Royale event on November 15 at 7 PM in UC 202, and they need volunteers to help set up the event, run […]
Photo Courtesy FSU Honors Program Honors Peer Mentor Program - Looking to be a Honors Peer Mentor or be on E-board? Honors needs you! Melanie Winkelmann will be hosting 2 informational sessions about the Honors Peer mentor program on Friday, […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Angels of Action Seek Volunteers for November 9 Event - Angels of Action seeks volunteers to help with a fundraising event on November 9th starting at 4 PM at the castle in Canadian Lakes, which is 30 minutes from campus. […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteer Opportunity: Circle K International Haunted Fish Hatchery - Volunteers are needed to dress up and scare people for the annual Haunted Hatchery for Circle K International! The dates are October 26th and 27th from 7:30-10:30 and October 31st […]
Camp Newaygo Logo. Courtesy of the Volunteer Center at Ferris State University. https://orgsync.com/18804/news_posts/212320 Camp Newaygo Halloween Weekend Service Retreat - Looking to get a lot of service hours while having fun? Think about volunteering at the Fall Service Retreat at Camp Newaygo. Volunteers will depart from Ferris State University at […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Reed City Elementary School Seeks Volunteers for Family Nights - G.T. Norman Elementary School in Reed City is recruiting volunteers for four to five family nights a year. The first family night is October 25th from 5-7 PM. They will […]
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 […]

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