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2018 Nominations - Newman Civic Fellowship Award

Please fill in this form to nominate a student for the Newman Civic Fellowship for the 2018 cohort.

The Office of the President will consider all nominees and select one to represent Ferris State University.

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.

Requirements:

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Fall 2017 Career & Internship Fair Volunteer Sign Up

The Fall 2017 Career & Internship Fair needs a large number of volunteers to be successful. 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!

Wednesday October 11, 2017, 7:00 p.m. until finished (about 10:30 p.m.)- to help with set up in the Ewigleben Athletic Complex.  Meet by concession stand to sign in and out. Where...

2017 BR Fall Festival Volunteers

40 Volunteers are needed to help with the Big Rapids Downtown Fall Festival on October 28th.  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 9:30am - 2:00pm.  

Volunteers should report to the tent in front of Chemical Bank to check in and out from the...

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2017- 2018 SafeRide Volunteer Sign Up

Thank you for signing up to volunteer on the SafeRide Bus.

SafeRide is sponsored by Student Affairs and provides a way for students to get home safely from a night out.  This bus runs every Friday and Saturday while school is in session and requires 3-4 volunteers per night to help ensure the safety of all involved. 

Volunteers will receive training via a video.  Volunteers are expected to handle themselves in a positive manner, go into the establishment with...

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Golf Outing Volunteers Needed

This year's Pioneer Group Chamber Open is upon us. May 17th, at 9 a.m. at the Royal Golf Course at Canadian Lakes, nearly 150 golfers will be making their way to the course in support of this great Chamber event. 

This highly anticipated event is filled with fun for all, but we can't make it happen without the help of our community volunteers! The Chamber is on the lookout for members of the area to volunteer...

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Reader Needed!

We are in need of a Reader for:

 

Monday, April 28, 2017 

1:00 – 3:30 pm

Please respond as –soon-as possible.

Thank you for your willingness to assist us.

 

Connie

 

Contact Connie J. Bookshaw for more information at (231)- 591-2057

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Rock the Block 2017 - June 10

Rock the Block is a large street fair with vendors, resources, and entertainment—a place where residents can listen to great bands, sample local food, connect with local non-profits and businesses and they are looking for volunteers. Click below for more information on how to register and what you will be doing.

 

Volunteer Information Sheet.pdf Click to View

 

 

Check out the button for a full description of the event

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Salvation Army Needs Volunteers

The Salvation Army constant need of volunteers in Big Rapids. Volunteers help serve more people in the community. They would really like to have you as a Salvation Army Volunteer! To register as a volunteer and view our service opportunities, please click below!

Click Here to be a Volunteer Bell Ringer

Click Here to Volunteer at our Family Store and Donation Center

Click Here to Volunteer for one of our programs/services.

Once you register, you will have the...

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SafeRide

Are you looking for a way to positively impact fellow students on the Ferris campus? We have your answer: 

SafeRide is a fun and easy way to gain volunteer hours while making an impact in the community. 

The purpose of the program is to give people an option to get home safely from a night out. Volunteers will accompany the public transportation driver to let people know that the bus has arrived.

The bus runs Thursday through Saturday from Midnight to about...

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Salvation Army

The Salvation Army constant need of volunteers in Big Rapids. Volunteers help serve more people in the community. They would really like to have you as a Salvation Army Volunteer! To register as a volunteer and view our service opportunities, please click below!

Click Here to be a Volunteer Bell Ringer

Click Here to Volunteer at our Family Store and Donation Center

Click Here to Volunteer for one of our programs/services.

Once you register, you will have the...

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Volunteers needed for Barryton Mobile Food Pantry

The Barryton Are Mobile Food Pantry is looking for 15 volunteers to work outside at a mobile food pantry. Preparing food for distribution- unloading the food from the truck, bagging apples or other fruits/vegetables to be giving out, helping people to their vehicles. DRESS WARMLY!

 

WE ARE USUALLY DONE AND PACKED UP BY 3:15 P.M. AT THE LATEST. TRUCK COMES FROM FEEDING AMERICA TO US WITH 10,000 POUNDS OF FOOD TO DISTRIBUTE THE SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH. EXCEPT MAY IS THE...

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Volunteer Opportunity at Mecosta County Commission on Aging

Mecosta County Commission on Aging are looking for 2-3 volunteers for custodial Help - Take down and set up tables and chairs Tuesday time needed is 8:00 am til done, Wed., time needed is 1:30 pm till done and Thursday time needed 10 am till done each week.

Kitchen Help - Monday - Friday help prepare home delivered meals for delivery. Also a background check will be required. At 12954 80th Avenue Mecosta, MI 49332. For more information please contact Jo Ann Longcor at...

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Volunteer Opportunity at Cran-Hill Ranch

Winter Fest is a great day of outreach to our local community - and we need help to serve them all. We are looking for 100 volunteers on February 19, 2017 to help with the Winter Fest. General time frame will be from 12:30 pm-6:30 pm starting with a volunteer meeting with pizza and the event operating from 2-6 pm. Depending upon weather, we need help with parking, tubing hill supervision, pony rides, target sports, climbing wall, and much more. The Winter Fest will be at the Cran-Hill...

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - Ten Sixteen Recovery Network

The Ten Sixteen Recover Network is currently looking for 1 volunteer to assist with light clerical work at their office in Big Rapids. Volunteers are needed for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 8am – 5pm. If you are interested, contact Mickey at the CLACS Volunteer Center in UCB121 or 231-591-2683.

For more information, click 'Communication' > 'Discussions' > 'Health' > 'Ten Sixteen Recovery Network'

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Volunteers needed for Barryton Food Pantry this Saturday January 14th

The Barryton Area Mobile Food Pantry is looking for volunteers on Saturday on January 14, 2017 at 12:45 p.m.  On average the pantry serves about 10,000 pounds of food to the Mecosta county area. Gather your friends to help the Barryton Mobile Food Pantry make an impact in the lives of others in the community! For further information, please contact Alice Ray at 231-972-4787.    

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Volunteer needed for Daddy Daughter Dance (Feb. 10th)

Contact Heather Bowman at the City of Big Rapids Recreation Department. 231-591-4038 or hbowman@cityofbr.org

This is an annual event held in the BRHS gym. The event is on Feb 10th from 7pm - 9pm. Volunteers are needed from 5pm - 9:30pm. Will help with set up, and gearing fathers toward craft area, snack, assist the photographers, and clean up. It is a night of fun and dancing, those in attendance will have a great time! 

Background checks are required.  They can be filled...

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Volunteer Tutors needed at Crossroads Charter Academy in Big Rapids

Tutors needed to help children at Crossroads Charter Academy in Big Rapids.  If you would like to volunteer a little time to make a huge difference for a child, please contact:

 

Caryn Schonert Student Services Coordinator Crossroads Charter Academy Ph: 231-796-9041 ext. 275

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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