We are looking for returning honors students to make our Days of Service and Learning a success. This year we will be running 20 different service projects and need facilitators to step up and take a leadership role during the event. Facilitators would be responsible for coordinating transportation among students, collecting signed waivers from all participants, communicating with community partners, and leading meaningful reflection after the event. More succinctly, we want you to help make the event run smoothly and safely. Mostly everyone has an enjoyable experience doing service. This year we were awarded a Michigan Campus Compact Venture Grant to help fund these projects.
This is an ideal way for Peer Mentors to earn their leadership experience and help their mentees experience high-impact community service in the Big Rapids Community.
Below are the dates times and brief descriptions of the activities planned. Some details are still being settled with the partners, and some of the sites want to work around your schedules.
|Site||Date||Time||Location||Activity||# of Volunteers||# of Facilitators|
|Michigan Department of Heath and Human Services||9/11/2015||10:00am-3:00pm||Big Rapids, MI||Help clean and organize storage.||6||1|
|Barryton Area Mobile Food Pantry||9/12/2015||12:30pm-3:00pm||Barryton, MI||Unload and distribute food for families in need.||4 – 10||1 – 2|
|St. Mary’s Catholic School||9/13/2015||10:30am-3:00pm||Big Rapids, MI||Help at Big Rapids Fun Fest, St. Mary’s largest fundraiser.||30 – 40||3 – 6|
|Big Rapids Community Library||9/17/2015||1pm-5pm||Big Rapids, MI||Shelve and organize books.||4||1|
|Girl Scouts of Michigan||9/18/2015||9:30:00 AM-12:30am||Muskegon, MI||Maintain the trails, clean the deck, and help out at the camp in Muskegon.||4||1|
|Habitat for Humanity||9/18/2015||9:00am-12:00pm||Big Rapids, MI||Organize and clean re-sale store.||8||1 – 2|
|Red Cross||9/19/2015||10:00am-5:00pm||Big Rapids, MI||With a partner conduct preparedness interviews.||25 – 50||2 – 5|
|Camp Newaygo||9/19/2015||9:00am-5:00pm||Newaygo, MI||Clean up Camp Newaygo and help paint the interior.||10 – 15||2 – 3|
|Big Rapids City Recreation||9/19/2015||8:00am-12:00pm||Big Rapids, MI||Work on the gardens at Hemlock Park.||8 – 10||1 – 2|
|Chippewa Watershed Conservancy||9/19/2015||9:30am-12:00pm||Stanwood, MI||Maintain the trails at Peterson Natural Area.||8||1|
|CranHill Ranch||9/19/2015||TBA||Rodney, MI||Maintain the camp at CranHill by removing the dock from the lake, painting, and more.||25||3 – 5|
|Angels of Action||9/26/2015||TBA||Big Rapids, MI||TBA|
|Our Brother’s Keeper||TBA||TBA||Big Rapids, MI||Paint and clean the shelter in Big Rapids.||8||1 – 2|
|Eagle Village||TBA||TBA||Help paint building exteriors at Eagle Village.||10||1 – 2|
|WISE||TBA by Facilitator||TBA||Big Rapids, MI||Cleaning, Sorting, Shopping, and Organizing WISE’s office.||8||1 – 2|
|ArtWorks||TBA by Facilitator||TBA||Big Rapids, MI||Clean and organize the Artworks building downtown.||8||1 – 2|
|Muskegon Watershed||TBA||TBA||Big Rapids, MI||Ride in Canoes to clean up the Muskegon River.||TBA||1 – 2|
|1016 Recovery Network||TBA||TBA||Big Rapids, MI||Paint and maintain the network’s building.||TBA||1 – 2|
|Hope Network||TBA||TBA||Paris, MI||Gardening and composting a fruit orchard.||TBA||1 – 2|
If you are interested, contact Charlie at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Include the events you are interested in facilitating. If you want to help out, but don’t want to take on a leadership role, you can still sign up on OrgSync by yourself, or with your mentors. If you have questions, just ask.