The Honors Program is hosting our 6th annual Days of Service and Learning, a series of service projects taking place throughout the month of September. It is easy to participate! Sign up through the links below. An honors student facilitator will be in touch with you to organize transportation and lead your project. Volunteering for a project is a great way to learn about and serve our community, get to know fellow honors students, and fulfill your honors service commitment. If you need more information or require accommodations to participate, please contact Cathy at CathyBordeau@ferris.edu or at 231-591-2811. A big thanks to Big Rapids Meijer for their financial support for the Days of Service and Learning.
Here are this year’s projects:
Saturday, September 7
9:30 – 12:30 American Legion Family Fun Day First Shift at the Big Rapids Fairgrounds. Activities include unloading trucks and overseeing children’s activities. Sign up deadline is August 29 Sign up here.
12:30 – 5 PM American Legion Family Fun Day Second Shift at the Big Rapids Fairgrounds. Activities include overseeing children’s activities and loading trucks. Sign up deadline is August 29. Sign up here.
1 – 5 PM Our Brother’s Keeper in Big Rapids. The project involves painting uplifting messages on the walls of the shelter. Sign up here.
Sunday, September 8
8 AM – 5 PM Camp Newaygo in Newaygo, Michigan. Students will clear and improve a wetland trail: they will replace missing boards, trim back plants that have overgrown during the summer, and rake/sweep trail sections. Transportation and lunch are provided. Sign up deadline is August 29. Sign up here.
Friday, September 13
5 – 7:30 PM: Angels of Action 5K Set Up in Riverside Park in Big Rapids. Sign up here.
Saturday, September 14
8 – 11 AM First shift Angels of Action Angel Ride 5K in Riverside Park in Big Rapids. Volunteers will be posted along the route to greet runners and provide water and snacks. Sign up here.
2 – 7 PM Second shift Angels of Action Angel Ride 5K in Riverside Park in Big Rapids. Volunteers will clean up after the event. Sign up here.
9 AM – 12 PM Muskegon River Trash Bash. Volunteers will wade in the Muskegon River near Ferris and pick up trash by the shore. They must wear water shoes or rain boots. Sign up here.
Sunday, September 15
1 – 4 PM River Walk Clean Up in Big Rapids. Volunteers will pick up trash by the River Walk near Northland Riverside Park. Sign up here.
12 – 4 PM WISE Women’s Shelter. The project will involve organizing a shed and cleaning a toy room. Sign up here.
Saturday, September 21
8:30 AM – 4 PM CranHill Ranch, a Christian camp about 10 minutes outside of Big Rapids. Volunteers will be participating in their fall clean up. Lunch is served. Sign up here.
9 AM – 12 PM Big Rapids Library. Projects include a mini book sale, yard work, and garden clean up. Sign up here.
9 – 11 AM Kids’ Food Basket in Grand Rapids. Volunteers will harvest vegetables from the Kids’ Food Basket farm, which will be used to feed children in Grand Rapids. Transportation provided. Volunteers will leave before 8 AM and return a little after 12 PM. Sign up here.
Sunday, September 22
12 – 3 PM Adopt-a-Highway clean up. Volunteers will watch a training video and pick up trash along M-20 near Big Rapids. Sign up here.
Saturday, October 5
10 AM – 1 PM Salvation Army Store in Big Rapids. Volunteers will sort through donations and clean. Sign up here.