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Cran-Hill Ranch Winter Fest Volunteers Needed- January 8

Come enjoy the beauty of Winter while working alongside others to serve the community. Many service areas are needed such as parking crew, tubing hill supervision, dining hall/kitchen, ski hut, ice wall, pony rides, and more! The time of commitment will start with a volunteer meeting and snack at 12:30 pm with the event running from 2-6 and then cleaning up and heading out about 6:30 pm. Event is January 8, 2017.  Please contact becky@cranhillranch.com or 231-796-7669 for more...

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Zero to Hero - Red Cross Volunteer Training Program (DECEMBER 9th)

The American Red Cross of West Michigan will offer a special “Zero 2 Hero” volunteer training event. Participants will receive basic skills to become a disaster responder.  Red Cross disaster volunteers are trained to respond to all types of disasters and the “Zero 2 Hero” event is a great opportunity for new volunteers to fast track that training into one day. Participants also will have a chance to interact with Red Cross staff and other volunteers to learn more about the Red...

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15+ Volunteers Needed for December 9th to assist with General Mills Christmas Party & Health/ Safety Day

General Mills/Yoplait 2nd Annual Safety, Health, & Wellness Day and Annual Christmas Party  There are various tasks throughout the day for which volunteers are need.  The entire day runs from 11am to 8pm.  There will be a volunteer orientation held Thursday or Friday, pending volunteer availability.  Anyone interested in helping out, please contact Stephanie Weinberg stephanie.weinberg@genmills.com, 231-832-6291, 239-823-9649.

Shifts and Tasks:

t-shirt sorting - 4...

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Santa's Workshop at Artworks needs Volunteers on 12/10

Santa is coming to Artworks in Big Rapids on December 10th from noon until 2pm.  Volunteers are needed to help children with art projects during their visit. Please contact Lynne Scheible at 231-598-4017 or lynnscheible@me.com if you would like to help.  

 

 

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THIS FRIDAY 12/2 ! Help needed with the Chamber of Commerce Holiday Gala

The Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers for their Annual Holiday Gala on December 2, 2016. Volunteers are required to register guests, take payment, assist with auctions, and cleanup after the event.

Volunteers are to wear black pants and a white shirt and should arrive at the Holiday Inn at 4:30pm for training and remain until 11-11:30pm, depending on when cleanup is complete. Pizza and pop will be provided. Please contact the Chamber at 231-796-7649 or...

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Newman Civic Fellows Award

Please fill in this form to nominate a student for the Newman Civic Fellows Award.  

The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated their investment in finding solutions to the challenges that face our communities throughout the country.

“The most important thing an institution does is to prepare a student not for a career, but for a life as a citizen.” -  Frank Newman, one of the founders of Campus...

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Volunteers needed to help elderly residents in the local area.

Audrey Duddo need help with light chores, putting up Christmas Decorations, and making holiday treats. Her husband has Alzheimer's disease and she has her hands full.  If you are able to help her for a few hours, please contact her at 307-251-0503.

 

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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 JBWatters@StMaryBR.org to volunteer.  

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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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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 crisistextline.org/volunteer

HOW DO YOU BECOME A CRISIS...

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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...

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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 SwimForMS.org 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...

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Bulldog Beginnings Campus Clean Up Project

Sign Up by selecting the "Form" BB Campus Beautification Project in OrgSync or clicking this link https://orgsync.com/18438/forms/209893 !

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...

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Volunteer Sign Up - SafeRide 2016-2017

SafeRide Date Request

Please Sign Up to Volunteer during Spring Semester.  Fall semester needs have been met.  thank you so much!

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...

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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...

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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 raasioB@ferris.edu or 906-370-6570.

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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!

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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  

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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 miblood.org 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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