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.

LHC-SPONSORED COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Anita Hill Lecture 
Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 6-9 p.m.
Do you need volunteer hours? We need your help! Come usher for the Anita Hill lecture at Chenery Auditorium, 714 S. Westnedge Ave. You will be able to hear the lecture. Please email Jane Baas at jane.baas@wmich.edu if you can help.

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 through Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. They are looking for students who are able to tutor on Mondays or Wednesdays. 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.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Middle School Science Career Day
WMU students in a science-related major are needed to help middle school students learn more about career paths in the sciences. Volunteers will be asked to give informal presentations and answer questions at the Portage Northern Middle School Science Career Exploration Day. The tentative date for the event is Feb. 11, but the final date and time of the event have not yet been determined. Email or call Kirk Korista at kirk.korista@wmich.edu or (269) 387-4936 for more information.

Bronco Share Space
The Bronco Share Space is currently seeking volunteers for the spring 2015 semester! Dates and hours are flexible to accommodate any schedule; there are a variety of positions available, whether you would like to donate an hour of your time getting the space in order or helping with sustainable projects. If you are interested in learning more or want to help the organization to promote sharing and sustainability on campus, please contact Jenna Jackson at jenna.n.jackson@wmich.edu.

Career Fair 2015
Career and Student Employment Services at Western Michigan University would like to offer an opportunity for members of the Lee Honors College to volunteer for the Career Fair 2015 on Thursday, Feb. 12. The event is the largest on WMU’s west campus with approximately 180 employers and thousands of student attendees. Volunteers will have the opportunity to closely interact with employers by assisting them with the set up of their booths and movement of recruitment materials. A free lunch will be provided. Click here to sign up.

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.

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.

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.

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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