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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Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word Couple Seeks Help Moving Furniture on May 15 - An elderly couple is looking for two strong students to move furniture and boxes for a moving sale on May 15 for several hours. If interested, please call Luella, at 231-796-0135. […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Adopt-a-Highway Clean Up - The Honors Student Association Service Committee is organizing an Adopt-a-Highway clean up for Wednesday, May 1 at 4 PM. If you are interested, please contact Taylor Scott at scottt33@ferris.edu.   […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteers Needed for Enchanted Forest April 27! - Camp Newaygo seeks volunteers for their Enchanted Forest event on Saturday, April 27 from 10 AM to 5 PM. Volunteers will place fairy houses on trails, act as trail guides, […]
Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word Flexible Volunteer Hours Available at B2 Outlet Store - B2 Outlet Store, whose proceeds support Cran-Hill Ranch and other charities, is looking for volunteers to hang clothes. The store is located at 1290 Perry Ave. in Big Rapids. Volunteers can […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Adopt-a-Highway Clean Up April 14 - The Honors Student Association Service Committee is planning their Adopt-a-Highway clean-up for April 14 from 12 to 3. Taylor Scott will be facilitating the project and organizing carpooling. Before starting […]
Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word Volunteers Needed to Sort Books on Thursday, April 4 - The American Association of University Women needs volunteers to help sort books on Thursday, April 4 from 8 AM to 3 PM at First United Methodist Church at 304 Elm […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Dump and Run Volunteers Needed May 1 – 11 - Immanuel Lutheran Church seeks volunteers to help with its Dump and Run event May 1 – 11 this spring. Dump & Run gathers items that FSU students no longer want […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Volunteers Needed this Saturday for Big Rapids Basketball Games - Big Rapids Middle School is hosting four 5th grade boys basketball games on Saturday. They need volunteers to staff a concession stand, take tickets, and operate a scoreboard. Game times are […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Honors Peer Mentor Meeting - Melody Antel and other members of the Peer Mentor Program Committee will be holding a meeting for students interested in becoming an honors peer mentor on Thursday, February 28 at […]
Lunch and Learn: How to Become a Reading Tutor in Big Rapids - Join us on Thursday, February 28 at 11 AM in Pickell to find out how you can make a difference in people’s lives by helping them learn to read! Suzanne […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Ferris Focus Group Volunteer Opportunity - The Office of Educational Counseling and Disabilities Services seeks 10-12  student volunteers to participate in a focus group on February 27 at 4:30 PM in STARR. The session should last […]
Created by Jacob Pollock using an open source image from pixabay and Microsoft word Volunteers Needed for Poverty Simulation at Ferris - The Office of Community Engagement and the Economic Equality Initiative at Ferris are recruiting volunteers for a poverty simulation to be held on Thursday, February 28 from 3 to 5 […]
Cultural Event Volunteer or Earn Study Abroad Funds as an English Language Conversation Partner at Ferris - Ferris’s Office of International Education seeks students interested in helping international students practice their English-language conversation skills through the MyPlace Program. Students who plan to study abroad can earn scholarship […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Our Brother’s Keeper Seeks Volunteers - Our Brother’s Keeper Shelter needs volunteers! OBK provides temporary housing for adults and families in Big Rapids. Volunteers can help in many ways, including answering the phone, greeting visitors, providing […]
Serve Banner. Courtesy of the Honors Program at Ferris State University. Honors Ambassador - CALL FOR AN HONORS AMBASSADORS 2019 Honors Student Ambassadors – Volunteer opportunity Do you love the Honors Program at Ferris? Could you use a few extra service hours? We are looking for a handful […]

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