Community Service – Week of Sept. 12

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, FOCUS Kalamazoo is always a wonderful resource.

High School to Health Career Mentor Program
Western Regional Area Health Education Center  is seeking honors college mentors for their High School to Health Career Mentor Program. Mentors are matched with a VanBuren County student interested in a health career. This program begins in November and runs through April 2017. Discussion outlines are provided for every meeting. Mentors are required to travel to Lawrence just three times. The remaining meetings may be held remotely via phone, email, Skype or Google Hangout. For more information, or to sign up, contact Melissa Ponstein at or (616) 771-9494.

Communities in Schools:
Communities in Schools of Kalamazoo has opportunities for honors students to complete volunteer hours. CIS works with the Kalamazoo Public Schools, and provides the necessary academic and basic needs services to help students succeed. For more information, contact Melissa Best at

Disability Services for Students:
Disability Services for Students is looking for volunteers willing to drive the “Gator” and transport students with temporary mobility conditions, such as broken legs. Volunteers must have a good driving record, a valid driver’s license and attend a brief training. Any student, staff or faculty member may volunteer to drive. This opportunity is a fun and easy way to earn community service hours. For more information, contact Laura Wiencek, Transportation Coordinator, at (269) 387-2116 or

YWCA Kalamazoo:

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