For the Real World Edge, you will need 100 hours that may include a combination of service-learning, research experiences, work experience, internships, or professional activities related to your major and/or minor.
You can get a maximum of 5 hours for general professional development workshops that Career Services offers including resume workshops, LinkedIn, etc.
Possible Real World Edge Hours
Break Away, a justice-based educational nonprofit, has an internship opportunity for any students interested in civic/community engagement, social justice education, nonprofit and university partnerships, or conference facilitation. In our programs, we aim to inspire and activate thoughtful community engagement across the country through justice-based trainings. Being student affairs people ourselves, we understand the importance of the summer internship. Details and applications for this internship can be found on our website.
Camp Quality Upper Peninsula is looking for volunteers to become camp companions for children who are diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders. This camp is a result of the partnership with Bay Cliff Health Camp, Camp Quality, and the Upper Peninsula Lions Childhood Cancer Program. Volunteers can become a companion paired one-to-one with a camper at our weeklong camp, volunteer at our weekend events, and help plan and implement other camper and family programs throughout the year.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Volunteer positions require a short training following the interview process and background check. For more information go to www.campqualityusa.org/mi or contact Chris Smith, Upper Peninsula Lions Childhood Cancer Chairperson, at 1-313-682-8900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music for All Kids (MFAK) is a Marquette based non-profit designed to offer music to any interested child in Marquette county. We are looking for someone to take over our social media, mostly our Facebook page, etc. We are working on a new trifold handout as well. Our board meets once a month for about an hour. MFAK has become a game changer for many kids, and we really need to promote our cause. It would be approximately two or three hours a month.
MFAK provides instruments and instruction in a fun supportive environment for 4 and 5 year olds up to age 18. Students learn fundamentals, may join an ensemble and advanced students can later learn engineering and recording their own work. We are largely supported by grants. We have programs at Great Lakes Recovery and the Alternative High School. We have also worked at Lake Superior Village.
If this sounds like something you would like to try, please contact Mary at 906-360-8412 or email@example.com.
Possible Citizenship, Leadership, or Real World Edge Hours
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or call 906-249-5437.
Possible Diversity - Domestic, Leadership, or Real World Edge Hours
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow our efforts atwww.facebook.com/uphomehealth.
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.
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.