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Volunteers needed to assist with Robotics competition hosted at Wink Arena on NOV 4

30 Volunteers needed to assist with the Robotics Competition at Wink arena on November 4th & 5th.  Set up help needed on the Friday the 4th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  Help during competition on 5th needed for shifts between 7:00 am - 7:00 pm.   Please contact J. B. Watters, from St. Mary's School at to volunteer.  


2016 BR Fall Festival Volunteers

20-30 Volunteers are needed to help with the Big Rapids Downtown Fall Festival on October 29th.  Volunteers can help with kicking off the children's parade, serving hot cocoa and apple cider, helping with the Jaycee's donation cart, and facilitating children's games such as Halloween crafts, face painting , and various games. the time period is 10:00am - 2:00pm.  

Volunteers should wear Ferris gear and dress for the weather; as this is an outdoor...

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2016 BR Fall Festival Volunteers

The Big Rapids Downtown Business Association needs Volunteers to help with children activities during Fall Festival on Saturday, October 29,2016


Help on the Parade Route at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Help man the Jaycee's donation wagon (in lot next to the City Hall) from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Help with serving hot chocolate and cider 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Help facilitate games with the children under the tent.  Prizes provided. Childrens' games, Halloween...


Volunteer Sign Up - Fall 2016 Career & Internship Fair

Career & Internship Week includes the following events where a large number of volunteers are needed. Please consider volunteering a few hours of your time to help us positively represent Ferris State University as the best place for employers to recruit students and graduates from!

Sunday, October 16 at 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. to help with set up in the University Center.  Meet in UCB 121 (CLACS)  Where comfortable clothes and solid tennis shoes; will be...

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Office Administration Volunteer Big Rapids

Make a real difference in someone's life! Great Lakes Caring Hospice, a leading care provider in the Midwest, is looking for compassionate volunteers willing to donate their time to provide exceptional end-of-life care to local hospice patients and their families. There are also volunteer opportunities within the Great Lakes Caring Hospice office, assisting staff with mailing, filing, computer work and data entry, as well as other special projects.

Volunteer hours can be flexible...


Become an e-mentor: Inspire teens to dream and plan for their future!

Did you grow up dreaming of flying planes, fighting fires, or twirling as a ballerina? Were you lucky enough to have a caring adult who helped you dream and reach your goals? 1300 teen mentees need online mentors like you to inspire them to dream and plan for their future.

Becoming an e-mentor is fast, easy, and fun:

* Mentor online for one hour weekly for an academic year.

* Contact your student from any location and at time convenient for you.

* Receive...


Volunteer with YFU Intercultural Exchange Programs in Your Community

Become a part of an active volunteer community that spans the entire US as well as 70+ countries around the world with Youth For Understanding (YFU). Volunteers work with international teenagers and their host families, ensuring a safe and educational exchange experience for all. As a YFU volunteer, you’ll impact the lives of students, their host families and increase cultural diversity in your own community! Some volunteer opportunities include:

Mentoring and providing ongoing...


Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line provides free, nationwide, 24/7 support for people in crisis, all via text message. The service is powered by volunteer Crisis Counselors who work remotely anywhere with a computer and secure internet connection. Crisis Counselors answer texts from people in crisis, bringing them from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning. Apply to volunteer at



Troop Leader (Girl Scouts of the USA)

Are you looking to make a real impact on the lives of girls in your community? Here’s your big chance! As a Girl Scout Troop Leader, you’ll have the opportunity to introduce girls to new and exciting experiences every day. As an adventure maker, confidence builder and everyday life changer, you can be the inspiration a girl needs to discover her inner rock star, and she will be forever grateful.

This volunteer opportunity is full of endless possibilities and is adaptable to fit...


Swim for MS! Any Pool, Any Time

Swim for MS encourages volunteers to create their own swim challenge while recruiting online donations to support the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA). There are no specific locations, date, or time - you can swim at any pool, any time! You can participate individually or recruit a team. Please visit to register. Prizes are given to the top fundraiser each month. Through the participation of Swim for MS, you will help spread awareness of multiple sclerosis and...


Bulldog Beginnings Campus Clean Up Project

Sign Up by selecting the "Form" BB Campus Beautification Project in OrgSync or clicking this link !

Flower beds (weeding and clear litter)

(4-6) Corner of Ferris Drive and Perry Street (across from Tractor Supply) 9am – 10am

(4-6) Robin Court 10am – 11am

Clear Litter

(10-12) Ferris Ropes Course – 10199 205th Ave, Big Rapids, MI (will need your own transportation) 11am – 1pm

(8-10) East Campus Suites Noon...


Volunteer Sign Up - SafeRide 2016-2017

SafeRide Date Request

SafeRide runs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday while school is in session.  Please note which dates you can volunteer. You will receive an approval or a denial with specific details. 

Requests will be denied if: RSO/s are already signed up, volunteers exceed 5 per night, and/or if your agreement form isn't signed.

Agreement can be signed electronically through OrgSync, and will only need to be signed once for the entire...

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Dump + Run

The Immanuel Lutheran Church is hosting the annual Dump + Run May 2nd - 6th (finals week) and they need volunteers! There are boxes of donated cleaning supplies, non-perishable food, clothes and shoes, and hygiene products located in each resident hall lobby. These items need to be loaded on trucks provided by the church and unloaded at the church.

Volunteers should report to the Immanuel Lutheran Church (726 Fuller Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307) at 9 am from there everyone will be...


50 Volunteers needed to help with home Bulldog Track Invitational on April 2nd (Athletics)

Ferris State Track Team needs 50 Volunteers on April 2nd to assist with the Bulldog Invitational! They also need 150 to 200 volunteers for the GLIAC Championship hosted at home on May 5 & 6. If you are available or have any questions please contact Briana Raasio at or 906-370-6570.


Ferris Volunteer Center - Community Partner Survey

The Volunteer Center at Ferris State University asks that you kindly take a few minutes to fill out this short survey and submit by April 1, 2016.  The results will be used to help us identify the number of volunteers from Ferris that are assisting your organization, in what capacity, and how our students can further assist in the next academic year.  We also ask that you nominate one outstanding Ferris student volunteer for us to recognize at our upcoming Torchbearer...

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March is the Month of Caring!

March 14th-31st:

Donations accepted at the CLACS office in University Center Suite 121 for diapers (sizes 0-5) and wipes. Supporting the Salvation Army’s Baby Pantry.

March 15th:

11am – 2pm in the CLACS office, University Center Suite 121 Help tie fleece blankets for the homeless in the Big Rapids community.  Blankets will be donated to Our Brother’s Keeper.

Be sure to check for updates here in the Volunteer Center portal of OrgSync!


Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake

Big Brothers Big Sisters signature fundraiser: Bowl for Kids Sake. For this annual event gather a team of friends, register your team, gather donations and come have fun! This is will be a great day with lots of fun!

Event Location: The Gate

Date/Time: 3/26/2016 11 am - 5 pm

Contact Information: 231-872-0360 (Office) or Erik Little 231-250-5609

Fees/Admission: $50 per player/$200 team  


Michigan Blood Drive!

Help save a life during the Michigan Blood drive on Wednesday, March 23! Located in the Classroom (3rd Floor) in Big Rapids Hospital, this event helps collect needed blood to be used at our hospital and others throughout Michigan. Register online at or call 866.642.5663. Walk-ins are welcome.

Event Location:

Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital Classroom (3rd Floor)

605 Oak Street Big Rapids, MI 49307


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Gift of Life Michigan Campus Challenge: Become a Donor!

Jan 20 - Feb 24

Want to help save lives? Become an organ donor by signing up at this link:

Ferris State University –

Ferris is apart of a Michigan campus challenge to see if we can get the most students and staff to sign up to become organ donors. Help Ferris showcase our service spirit!

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Our Brothers Keeper Shelter

 Volunteers are greatly needed to help at Our Brothers Keeper Shelter! Volunteers will be responsible for guest check in and check out. Light cleaning and facilities inspection. General computer use and data entry skills needed. Phone answering, message taking and accurate logging required. Fluency in English with solid written communication skills needed & must be able to interact with guests. Must be able to pass Criminal Background Check. Additional skills helpful but not required:...



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You must complete a one day training session to do participate in this opportunity and they are really in need of volunteers so show that you care for the March Month of Caring!

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Cran-Hill Ranch Needs Volunteers

Cran-Hill Ranch needs volunteers for the Winterfest Community Day. Winterfest is a free day for members in our community to come out to Cran-Hill for the day and enjoy many winter activities. 

Some volunteering opportunities can include parking crew, ski hut, ice wall, kitchen/dining room, tubing hill supervision, pony rides, and much more. They need about 100 volunteers to help them out on 1-10-16 at 12:30pm.


For more information please contact Becky Velthouse at...



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City of Big Rapids Needs Volunteers

Daddy Daughter Dance, held on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 at the Big Rapids Middle School Gym from 5:00pm-9:30pm. The dance is from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Set up and tear down is needed. Set up begins at 5:00pm and after tear down, event will be complete at 9:30pm. Volunteers will help decorate, put chairs up, prepare art and crafts tables and during event coordinate a craft station with the fathers and daughters. Volunteers should be dressed appropriately as this event is for mostly younger girls with...


Mecosta County Commission on Aging and Senior Center

Mecosta County Commission is looking for volunteers to help in their kitchen, preparing meals for homebound seniors, packing food to and for food served in our dining area. Also needs help with cutting and preparing food, serving the food, running the dishwasher, and cleaning up. You can volunteer once a week or more if you prefer. Hours would be from 8.00 am till 1:00 pm. 

They do require background checks on all volunteers. Skills required someone that wants to make a difference...

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