For the Leadership Edge, you will need 100 hours that include a combination of theory, ethics, and experience.

 

A minimum of 50 hours must be leadership experience. Theory and ethics must be learned in a formal setting such as a class, a presentation, a workshop, or through training. Theory refers to learning different and specific types of leadership theories such as servant leadership, democratic leadership, etc. Examples of this could be participating in Live Learn Lead, workshops about leadership theory, or classes concentrating on leadership and types of ways to lead. Ethics refers to learning about ethically leading or ethics in certain sectors of professional activities/jobs. Examples of this could be Live Learn Lead, job training, or ethics classes such as nursing ethics, business ethics, ethics in teaching, etc.

Special Olympics is in need of volunteers and coaches. The first step would be to register at https://sosaas.azurewebsites.net/MI/application.

They are also in need of building a management team for their athletes. If you are interested in being an active member, please contact Pam Bahrman at area36@somi.org or 906-869-2403.
 


Improve your public speaking and leadership skills by becoming a member of Toastmasters International.  This organization was established in 1924 and is known worldwide for its programs to help members develop the speaking, listening and thinking skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, and contribute to the betterment of mankind.  Visit www.toastmasters.org  for more information about this organization. The Superiorland Toastmasters chapter meets every second and fourth Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Medical Center.  Contact Rich (rich.leinonen@gmail.com) or Gail (redskydiver@gmail.com) for more information about this local chapter.

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is getting started with our Site-Based Mentoring Programs for the 2021-2022 school year and need volunteers (Bigs). Our Site-Based Program takes place at local public schools or sites in the community all within five miles of the NMU campus. You would be matched one-on-one with an elementary/middle school student. This program is supervised by BBBS staff. We plan and facilitate all of the activities that you and your Little do together. The Site-Based program meets weekly for the entire academic school year (both fall and winter semester), and it would be the same day and time each week. We follow the NMU academic schedule and would not meet during your scheduled breaks. Below are the days and times that each program will take place.

  • Superior Hills Elementary School (Male & Female): Thursdays from 1:30 pm - 2:10 pm
  • Graveraet Elementary School (Male & Female): TBD 
  • Bothwell Middle School (Male & Female): Mondays from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
  • Lake Superior Village Youth & Family Center (Male): Wednesdays from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
  • Lakes Superior Village Youth & Family Center (Female): Tuesdays from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

As you see above, we are still waiting to confirm the day and time from one other school. If you are interested in volunteering but the times we currently have available do not work for you, please still complete an application and write in your available days and times in the appropriate space given.

Once we receive your application and orientation completion, we will reach out to you to schedule an in-person interview on the NMU campus. 

Click here for the Site-Based Volunteer Application

Click here for the Site-Based Volunteer Orientation  

Please email carli@bbbsmqt.org with any questions or call/text (906) 251-8047 for more information. 

Marquette County Habitat for Humanity (MCHFH) is looking for one-day or on-going volunteers to work on home builds or repairs, admin or office work (data entry, cold calls, mailings, projects or events) or at the ReStore to help build strength and stability in our communities. Students have the opportunity to build their resumes and help their communities to become more financially independent. Please contact Cindy at 906-228-3578 or cindy@mqthabitat.org to get set up with a volunteer opportunity that fits you – no experience necessary just your willing presence!


Teaching Family Homes of the Upper Peninsula is a non-profit organization that aims to provide quality care to at-risk youth throughout Upper Michigan. We help youth develop life skills while utilizing a trauma-informed method of teaching. Our residential program in Marquette is currently looking for highly motivated volunteers, interns and staff to work in the homes with youth. Requirements are a high school diploma, excellent driving record and background check. Preference will be given to those with a degree or experience in social work, sociology, psychology, education, criminal justice, or other health and human services fields. For more information or to apply, please contact Linnea Wyma at lwyma@tfhomes.org or call 906-249-5437.

Are you looking for a chance to experience the other side of health care?  If so, please contact Upper Peninsula Home Health and Hospice, to learn about a variety of opportunities available. You can contact our Volunteer Coordinator today at 906-225-4545, e-mail us for more information at lilahn@uphomehealth.com, or follow our efforts at www.facebook.com/uphomehealth.

Our Program:

Our hospice volunteers program offers several different types of opportunities ranging from direct companion/family support volunteers, special service volunteers, special project volunteers and even group opportunities.  Those who choose to work with our hospice patients directly will work in a variety of different settings that may include the patient’s personal homes, local hospitals, nursing homes, assisted livings, and memory care facilities.

As a volunteer with our hospice program, you will discover flexibility, specialized training and opportunities for personal growth.  Our team approach supports your role in making a difference in the lives of our patients and their families.  You will also find the support of our Hospice Foundation which provides resources for volunteer projects and our Make-a-Memory Program.

Current Opportunities:

Companion/family support volunteers work to provide support directly to patients and families.  To ensure that all volunteers are equipped for the challenge of working with those dealing with a life limiting illness, we require that volunteers complete orientation and training sessions.  It’s important that volunteers understand the philosophy of hospice and are aware of the specific ways we work to serve the community.  Volunteers spend their visits being present, listening, helping with errands or light household tasks or providing short respite opportunities for caregivers.

Special service volunteers are able to share their special skills of music or art therapy, massage therapy, and reminisce therapy.  If you have any talents you would like to share, contact us today.

Special project volunteers groups help with special projects that are vital in providing indirect support to our patients and their caregivers.  Many of these groups consist of resident volunteers from the local assisted living and nursing facilities.  Projects include but are not limited to:  heated comfort bags, fleece tie blankets, recipes-in-a-jar/horticulture therapy kits, and cards, letters and flowers.

Group volunteer opportunities exist for your group, club, or organization to become involved with hospice.  Upper Peninsula Hospice will provide an informative presentation or on-site training for any interested group.

To inquire about volunteer opportunities call our volunteer coordinator at 906-225-4545 or check us out at www.facebook.com/uphomehealth.

If you would like to have your opportunity added, please fill out the questionnaire. If you have enough volunteers, please e-mail us at edge@nmu.edu to have your opportunity removed from our site. Thank you!