Community Service – Week of Oct. 24

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.

Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center
Need community service hours? Consider volunteering at the Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center (KDCCC) supplies drive. KDCCC is an organization that offers free, short-term childcare for low income families. They will be collecting goods such as juice, crackers, baby wipes, etc. KDCCC needs these supplies in order to keep the children they care for happy and healthy!

The supplies drive will take place over the course of two events. You can sign up and help out (and gain volunteer hours) at one or both:

Event One: Oct. 29 – 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to tour the childcare facility and post fliers advertising the supplies drive to neighborhood residents in the Kalamazoo and Portage areas. Sign up here. Registration ends Oct. 23 at 11:59 p.m.

Event Two: Nov. 12 – 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to collect supplies from neighborhood residents, deliver the supplies to KDCCC and tour the facility. Sign up here. Registration ends Nov. 6 at 11:59 p.m.

Please direct all questions to PSST mentor, Maddie Smith, at madeline.v.smith@wmich.edu.

United Way
United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region can help students find volunteer opportunities. Contact Ben at bnyhoff@uwbckr.org or call the information number 2-1-1 to be connected with non-profit organizations who are looking for volunteers.

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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 focuskalamazoo.org, click the “Get Involved” tab, click “Individual Volunteering,” and complete the application. For more information, contact Lissa Mueller-Hayes, Volunteer Relations Director, at volunteerrelations.focus@gmail.com or (517 ) 410-3191.
 

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