Giving Back

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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.

Broncos for Heroes
Thursday, November 6, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Texas Corral
Help Broncos for Heroes raise money by assisting service staff at Texas Corral during a 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. shift. All tips will go toward sending care packages to troops deployed overseas. See below for details.

BroncosTexasCorrall

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. Click here to volunteer. For more information contact: Ryan Kohsel at Volunteer@broncosforheroes.org.

Get Out The Vote (GOTV)
Volunteers are needed daily to recruit voters to support Mark Schauer with their vote. Every day of the week through election day (Tuesday, November 4) volunteers will meet at Bernhard Center to go out and canvass. Efforts will be focused on distributing information about Mark Schauer that pertains directly to students. Volunteer hours vary depending on the day of the week. Contact Nora Gimpel at nora.e.gimpel@wmich.edu or (734)-493-2723 to volunteer.

Science and Engineering Festival
Friday, November 7 and Saturday November 8. Gull Lake High School
Gull Lake Community Schools Foundation is partnering with Michigan Tech’s Mind Trekkers program to host a science and engineering festival for middle and high school students. Volunteers are needed to help run activities. Volunteer training starts at 7:00 a.m. on Friday and 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and help is needed the duration of both days. Click here to volunteer.

Mindtrek

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 here 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 scottyboman@hotmail.com

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 jlthom@kalcounty.com for more information or to volunteer.

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 kbibby@naturecenter.org 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 6. If you are interested in becoming a part of Tutor Time, contact Elyse Hogan at elyse.c.hogan@wmich.edu 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

RAWK
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. Click here and contact Emily Kastner to sign up.

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 (Nathan.w.robinson@wmich.edu). Click here 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 Christine.Robinson@wmich.edu. To simply volunteer, contact Rosie.S.Capps@wmich.edu.

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