Seeking Facilitators for the Days of Service and Learning

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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 charlesmalone@ferris.edu 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.

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