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.
Kalamazoo Holiday Parade
Date: Saturday, Nov. 14
Location: MPI Research (formerly Pfizer) Parking Lot – Portage and Lovell Street
Opportunities: Multiple jobs available; time varies based on job
Volunteers help create magic – you can see it on the faces of the nearly 30,000 spectators. With a variety of different jobs, skill sets and adventures, each of the volunteers plays an important role in creating that magic.
Complete job descriptions are provided with the confirmation, and on November 14 on-the-job training is provided. One last thing to remember – the parade goes on, rain or shine, and all jobs are outdoors. Learn more with the Volunteer Sheet, Sign-Up Info sheet or fun photo of past parades.
Dudley STEM Fair
Date: Friday, Nov. 20
Location: Battle Creek, MI
This event will take place during the day and is a wonderful volunteer opportunity to assist elementary school students in learning more about STEM.
Please contact Adeola Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The following opportunities are still available:
Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center (KDCCC)
The KDCCC is a non-profit organization that offers free, part-time childcare for income eligible families. KDCCC gives parents time to search for employment or housing, keep necessary appointments, go to school, or take a healthy break from the demands of parenting. Volunteers assist the staff in the daily operation of the childcare and are needed to allow KDCCC to operate up to our full capacity. The Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center is located in the basement of the First Congregational Church, UCC at 345 W. Michigan Ave., right on the corner of Park St. and Michigan Ave. Learn more with this flier.
United Way Early Reading Grant – Reading Mentorship Program
Community volunteers are needed to take part in the Reading Mentorship Program as part of the United Way Early Reading Grant. Through this mentorship program, you will volunteer on a weekly basis as a reading mentor and will participate in reading activities with your mentee, which will be a student in preschool, kindergarten or first grade. If you are interested in volunteering, complete this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12oGUv01p8FjaR0OMnm9KMbqyPzYIVclXR9x5D87VCpU/viewform. Learn more with this flier.
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 email@example.com.
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.