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 firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Include the events you are interested in facilitating. If you have questions, just ask.