Seeking Facilitators for the Days of Service and Learning 2016

We are looking for returning honors students to make our Days of Service and Learning a success. This year we will be running 21 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 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
Ferris State University: Bulldog Beginnings 8/31/2016 9:00 – 10:00am Ferris Dr. & Perry St. weed and clear litter from flower beds 4-6 FILLED
Ferris State University: Bulldog Beginnings 8/31/2016 10:00 – 11:00am Robin Court weed and clear litter from flower beds 4-6 FILLED
Ferris State University: Bulldog Beginnings 8/31/2016 11:00am – 1:00pm Ferris Ropes Course clear litter 10-12 FILLED
Ferris State University: Bulldog Beginnings 8/31/2016 12:00 – 1:00pm East Campus Suites clear litter 8-10 FILLED
Ferris State University: Bulldog Beginnings 8/31/2016 1:00 – 2:00pm West Campus Apartments clear litter 8-10 FILLED
Ferris State University: Bulldog Beginnings 8/31/2016 2:00 – 3:00pm Robin/Finch/Cardinal Courts clear litter 8-10 FILLED
Ferris State University: Bulldog Beginnings 8/31/2016 4:00 – 6:00pm area between general service and grounds annex clear litter 4-6 FILLED
Ferris State University: Bulldog Beginnings 8/31/2016 4:00 – 6:00pm FSU Nature Preserve clear litter 10-12 FILLED
Ferris State University: Bulldog Beginnings 8/31/2016 4:00 – 6:00pm Ander’s Pond Area clear litter 8-10 FILLED
Ferris State University: Bulldog Beginnings 8/31/2016 4:00 – 6:00pm Crosswalks on campus  sweep crosswalks 10-12 FILLED
Barryton Mobile Food Pantry 9/10/2016 12:45 – 2:30pm Barryton, MI unload the food truck 20 + FILLED
Our Brother’s Keeper 9/10/2016 10:00am – 4:00pm Big Rapids, MI clean bathrooms, kitchen, walls, bunk beds, lockers, and other shelter areas; take inventory  20 +  1-2
St. Mary’s Big Rapids Fun Fest 9/11/2016 11:00am – 4:00pm Big Rapids, MI cook dinner, run carnival games, oversee children on bouncy houses 50 + FILLED
1016 Network 9/14/2016 half a day  Big Rapids, MI paint entry way to the shelter 2-4 FILLED
Cran-Hill Ranch 9/17/2016 9:00am – 3:00pm Rodney, MI removal of fishing and boating docks, create wagon trail, paint, landscaping 10-16 1-2
WISE 9/17/2016 10:00am – 4:00pm Big Rapids, MI home decor set-up 12 FILLED
Northern County Trail Association 9/17/2016 9:00am – 4:00pm Seidman Park in Kent County create trails, trim trees, pull roots 10 FILLED
Trail Town Celebration 9/17/2016 11:00am – 3:30pm White Cloud, MI lead runners of 5k and 10k to next check point 30+ 2-3
Angels in Action 9/23/2016 & 9/24/2016 evening on Friday, all day Saturday Big Rapids, MI help set up and run event 10-15 FILLED

If you are interested, contact Allegra at damaria1@ferris.edu to sign up. Include the events you are interested in facilitating.  If you have questions, just ask.

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