Giving Back

All Lee Honors College students are required to complete 20 volunteer hours each year. Why wait until the last minute to complete yours? New opportunities are typically posted each week. Here are some current needs that you might be able to fill.

Kalamazoo Gospel Mission
Friday, October 24, 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Need some fun volunteer hours? Check out the flier below!

Gospel Mission

Advertising for Scholar Scare
Tuesday, October 21 – Friday, October 24, and Friday, October 31. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. WMU flagpoles
The honors college needs your help advertising for the first annual Scholar Scare 5K! Volunteers will be asked to hand out treats and fliers at the flagpoles. Volunteers are also needed to work on race day. Race day volunteers also receive a free long-sleeve t-shirt! Contact Fareed Shallhout at if you are interested.

WMU Homecoming Campus Classic Race
Saturday, October 25, 8:45 a.m. Student Recreation Center indoor tennis courts.
Volunteer at the upcoming Campus Classic Race and you will be entered for a chance to win a free WMU parking pass and a $500 airline travel voucher to anywhere in the U.S. You will be given a free t-shirt and free refreshments before and after the race. All you have to do is pitch in by helping to register and direct runners, and provide water and first aid. To be eligible you must be available to work on campus generally between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 25. Some volunteers are needed at the Student Recreation Center on Friday, October 24, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Go online to for more information and to register.


Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes
Friday, November 7, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m
Join fellow LHC students for a volunteer trip to Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes on November 7th! Click on the link below to volunteer.

Michigan Libertarian Party
Not interested in politics as usual? Volunteer for the Michigan Libertarian Party! Make calls to potential volunteers and supporters, hand out literature on the Libertarian Party and its candidates, work on data entry or highlight your unique skills and areas of interest in other ways and gain experience working outside the two party box! If interested, contact Scotty Boman, Vice-Chair at: 313.247.2052 or

Kalamazoo Juvenile Drug Treatment Court
Interested in helping adolescents with substance use problems? The Kalamazoo Juvenile Drug Treatment Court is looking for volunteers who are interested in making a difference in the lives of youth in the Kalamazoo area. Volunteers will be asked to serve as positive role models, and are needed for help with after school educational support, mentoring and leadership. Please contact Joseph Thomas at for more information or to volunteer.

Academically Talented Youth Program (ATYP)
ATYP is looking for students to assist the office with special projects. Volunteers are needed during regular office hours. Contact an ATYP representative at: or call 269-387-3553 for more information.

Data entry for the Michigan Butterfly Network
Earn volunteer hours by taking data from butterfly survey sheets of past years and entering butterfly counts into a new online interface called PollardBase. Contact Kyle Bibby at if you are interested.

Tutor Time
Tutor Time is a service project run by the 2011 Medallions. They work with elementary students from Kalamazoo Public Schools with homework and reading help. Tutor Time is located at the Evergreen South Apartment Complex and runs Monday-Thursday from 4-5pm. They are looking for students who are able to tutor on Mondays or Wednesdays. The program will begin on October 6th. If you are interested in becoming a part of Tutor Time, contact Elyse Hogan at with your availability or any questions/concerns.

Plainwell Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Community
Earn volunteer hours and/or college credit by contributing to music, spiritual, art and dance programs for nursing home residents. See below for details.

Rehab Community Flyer.doc

Read and Write Kalamazoo (RAWK) is looking for volunteers (preferably in English and/or in English fields) to volunteer to help nurture reading and writing skills of students from preschool through twelfth grade. Volunteers are needed to help at monthly Saturday workshops as well as more long-term workshops facilitated in schools. Contact Emily Kastner at to sign up.

Broncos For Heroes
Broncos for Heroes is a WMU RSO that focuses on sending care packages to deployed service men and women in order to show them our support for the sacrifices they make for our country. Volunteers can help by working donation tables, passing out flyers, planning, organizing and creating care packages. Volunteers may sign up at For more information contact: Ryan Kohsel at

Invisible Need Project
Volunteers needed throughout the school year to help with stocking, sorting and keeping inventory current at The Invisible Need Project’s food pantry located in Ackley Hall. The Invisible Need Project is a multi-faceted initiative intended to serve students with unmet needs, while building a WMU culture of giving. Contact Nathan Robinson to volunteer in Ackley ( Click on this link for more information:

Invisible Needs Project

The Bronco Study Zone
Volunteers will gain experience tutoring, mentoring, coaching and/or supervising students who have required study hours or who want to develop good study habits. Volunteers will provide these services in the new Bronco Study Zone on the second floor in Waldo Library. To gain academic credit for this service register for UNIV 1030 and contact To simply volunteer, contact