Week of Sept. 28

Any opportunity listed on this website can be used to meet the honors college volunteer requirement.

If you’re looking for an off-campus opportunity, Volunteer Kalamazoo is always a wonderful resource.

Boys and Girls Club

Are you interested in volunteering with kids? Join UCM United Campus Ministry in volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club. Learn more with this flier.

Habitat for Humanity

The WMU Habitat for Humanity campus chapter has weekly informational meetings. To get involved, learn more with this flier.

Bigs on Campus

Learn how YOU can make a BIG difference in the lives of youth in our community by getting involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Join us Wednesday, September 30 at 4p.m. in the Lee Honors College Lounge to learn more.

What do Bigs do? Mentor a Kalamazoo high school student that is bused to campus twice a month. Get active in the Big Brothers Big Sisters RSO as a leader or member; either way you gain valuable leadership skills while sharing your skills and talents.

Raising Of America Film Screening

8-12 volunteers needed on October 20th at Chenery Auditorium from 6 to 9 p.m. To volunteer contact Jane Baas at jane.baas@wmich.edu. Learn more with this flier.

Otsego Robotics Team

The Otsego Robotics Team is looking for engineering mentors. A Bronco alumna has built a wonderful STEM environment for these students and would like mentors to assist with the middle school’s robotics teams. See the flier for more information, or contact Heather Kortlandt at hkortlandt@otsegops.org.

Engineering Expo

Volunteers needed for the October 14 Engineering Expo to assist with set-up, employer assistance and breakdown. It’s a great way to earn some community service hours and get a unique opportunity to spend a few extra moments chatting with employers before the event.

Assistance needed:

Tuesday, October 13, 2 to 5 p.m. (any time between these hours): Expo set-up, main lobby (1st and 2nd floors), set-up & arrange tables and chairs.

Wednesday, October 14, 8 to 10 a.m.:  Help employers unload their belongings and find their expo table.

Wednesday, October 14, 3 to 5 p.m.:  Expo breakdown on both floors; fold up tables and chairs, gather tablecloths and return the lobby to order.

Contact Kaysee Stevenson, cses-ga4@wmich.edu, to sign-up as a volunteer.

High School Tutor Needed

A local 11th-grader is looking for a volunteer tutor for Algebra II and Chemistry coursework. The student wants to be tutored and strives for academic success, but being patient and not critical is important. Interested students should email Ms. Jones, the student’s mother, at adiah.jones317@gmail.com.

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The following opportunities are still available:

Gibbs House Permaculture Research and Demonstration Site

The Gibbs House is an emerging program run by the Office for Sustainability that serves as a living laboratory for students to implement their sustainable design solutions and projects. Honors college students that are interested in volunteer or research opportunities should contact Derek Kanwischer (derek.kanwischer@wmich.edu).

Michigan Autism Conference
Volunteers needed October 8 and 9 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Downtown Kalamazoo. View the flier and contact Kimberly Peck (Kimberly.m.peck@wmich.edu) if you are interested.

WMU Disability Services

Students with a valid driver’s license are needed to drive a gator around campus for students who have temporary mobility disabilities. If you have a driver’s license and are willing to complete a training course, please contact Katie Edson, Transportation Coordinator at Disability Services for Students at DSS-Transportation@wmich.edu.

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