Community Service – Week of Sept. 26

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.

FOCUS Kalamazoo:
FOCUS Kalamazoo is a Registered Student Organization that connects individuals and groups to volunteer with different non-profit organizations in the Kalamazoo area. Any individual may volunteer for any reason. The volunteer dates for this semester are:

  • Oct. 23 at Rickman House from 3 to 5 p.m.
  • Nov. 19 at Habitat for Humanity from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 3 at Friendship Village from 10:30 a.m. to noon

To get involved, go to, click the “Get Involved” tab, click “Individual Volunteering,” and complete the application. For more information, contact Lissa Mueller-Hayes, Volunteer Relations Director, at or (517 )410-3191.

The Air Zoo:
The Air Zoo currently has several volunteer opportunities, including: Data Entry Volunteer, Development Data Entry Volunteer, Education Volunteer, Membership and Information Volunteer, Receptionist, Restoration Technician and more! Apply online or contact Tamra Stafford, Air Zoo Volunteer and Membership Manager, at or (269)350-2815 for more information.

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 Van Buren County high school 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.


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