Community Service – Week of Dec. 12

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

Gentlemen United Men’s Violence Prevention Program:
Gentlemen United students engage in meaningful conversations, including myths of manhood, understanding consent and navigating social pressures of violence. Learning goals include: violence prevention, diversity and inclusion, gender role stereotypes, wellness/self-care and career training/preparation. This program is offered as an academic internship credit or volunteer service and as part of the WMU Signature program. Students become liaisons between other student groups and Gentlemen United, and are offered two options with varying time commitment levels. Additional benefits of involvement include:

– Projects and skills that can be included on a resume.
– Free national certification training applicable for professional careers.
– Networking relationships with others on campus.

Students may be nominated for this leadership role or may apply on their own.

Nomination form:
Nomination deadline: Jan. 7, 2017

To learn more or to apply, visit:


2017 Night to Shine:
The 2017 Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. The event will take place at more than 350 churches in 50 states and 10 countries around the world simultaneously on Feb. 10, 2017.

Each Night to Shine guest will receive celebrity treatment from start to finish. This begins with an introduction of a personal “buddy” who will attend to their every need throughout the event. Parents/guardians and caregivers are invited to spend the evening in a special Respite Room, if they desire.

To learn more and see all of the churches that are a part of this worldwide movement, check out

Click here to register a guest.

Click here to register a volunteer.

For more information, please contact Patti Evans at


Communities In Schools Kid’s Closet:
The Communities In Schools (CIS) Kid’s Closet is an important resource to make sure that all kids can attend school every day, all day with confidence and dignity, ready to learn. It can be hard to focus on learning if you’re uncomfortable or embarrassed, and it’s hard to do classwork and homework without the right supplies.

Students and school staff can connect with the CIS Site Team at their school to request basic items of clothing, school supplies or personal care products that are needed.

CIS Kid’s Closet is looking for volunteers to help staff the new South Westnedge location on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning in January.

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering with the CIS Kid’s Closet, please contact Nicky Aiello, Volunteer and Development Coordinator at (269) 337-1601, ext. 202 or by email at


FIRE! Sexual Assault Peer Education Program:
The WMU FIRE! Sexual Assault Peer Education Program, offered by the Office of Health Promotion and Education at Sindecuse Health Center, is currently accepting new students into the program. FIRE, (Fighting Ignorance and Rape through Education), is a collective of students whose primary goal is to educate the campus about sexual assault. Through education and programming they fight to end sexual assault on our campus and in our community.

Students will be highly trained in presenting on the issue of sexual assault and in helping survivors, their families and friends. Peer educators will receive a national certification and gain recommendation letters. The program is available as an internship or elective opportunity for many academic majors and minors, and can also be used to satisfy the honors college volunteer requirement. Members are required to participate in a set number of presentations per semester, and must participate for at least two semesters.

If you are interested in joining the FIRE sexual assault peer educators or wish to learn more about the program, visit and complete the FIRE Application. For additional questions, contact Amber Mosley, Coordinator of Sexual Assault Prevention Education, at (269) 387-2990 with questions

Applications for the spring 2017 semester are due by Jan. 20.

FIRE polo shirts



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