There are hundreds of people and organizations who need your help.  Finding a volunteer activity that matches your strengths and interests makes volunteering especially rewarding.  Some recent volunteer activities have focused on the following:

MooseWood Nature Center

MooseWood is a non-profit nature center located at Presque Isle Park in Marquette and is looking for volunteers to host the center and welcome visitors, care for live animals during the week, help with visiting school groups and fundraisers like the Haunted Bog Walk in October. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Scot or Tiffany at 906-228-6250 or moosewoodnc@gmail.com.



Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS)

​The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter has many opportunities available from direct care of the animals to behind-the-scenes office work to helping at fundraisers and events. UPAWS is a busy place! We ask that in-shelter volunteers commit to a day and time that they can come weekly or at a minimum bi-monthly and be able to fulfill this commitment for a minimum of 6 months. All in-shelter volunteers must attend an orientation, which is held twice a month. In-shelter volunteers are needed 7 days a week from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. with Thursday's until 6:30 p.m.

If interested, please visit http://upaws.org/the-shelter/volunteer-opportunities to learn more. Contact Ann Brownell at volunteer@upaws.org or 906-475-6661 for more information.


Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association

Volunteers are needed to assist with two sled dog events: the UP 200 Dryland Dash and the UP 200 Midnight Run/Jack Pine 30 (held in February). There are numerous volunteer positions available both indoors and outdoors. Possible opportunities include start/finish setup and takedown; team leaders for road crossings; crowd control; vet check; times and recorders; merchandise and silent auction; communications and public relations; web content and updates about trail development and safety. Additional information can be found at www.up200.org.


Willow Farm Therapeutic Riding

We need volunteers to side walk next to horses carrying children with physical and cognitive disabilities. Volunteer training is required and will be held at Willow Farm. For more information, please contact Julie at 906-869-0424 or by e-mail at qfrazier0822@gmail.com

Janzen House Inc.

The Janzen House is a homeless shelter/low-income living house, which can house up to 32 residents. Volunteers are needed to help paint, with meals, or clean and possibly with some office work.  For more information, please contact Brent Clark at 906-226-2271 or by e-mail at janzenhouseoffice@gmail.com.


Marquette County Habitat for Humanity

Marquette County Habitat for Humanity’s Vision:  A world where everyone has a decent place to live.  Our Mission Statement:  Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. 

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Being part of a work crew who works directly on construction/repair projects.
  • Participating on a committee that focuses on family selection and development, church relations, build site selection, public relations, and social media.
  • Helping in the office, organized donated lunches for work crews, stuffing envelopes, data entry, program development, fundraising, special projects, and volunteer recruitment.
  • Working in the ReStore, picking up, sorting, cleaning, merchandising donated items.

Please contact Karen Benstrom at 906-228-3578 or karen@mqthabitat.org at our administrative office.  Hours and dates are flexible.


Mothers of Pre-Schools (MOPS)

Marquette Area Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is in need of volunteers to help with childcare during our meetings which are held the second Thursday of the month from September-May (with the exception of February 7, not February 14), from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 W. Magnetic St., Marquette. Children range in age from newborn through kindergarten. Any interested candidates over the age of 18 would be subject to a background check prior to their first volunteer date. If you're interested, please e-mail Messiah.NancyH@gmail.com and request a MOPS disclosure form or let us know you are a returning volunteer. If new, you'll receive a Google "Disclosure/Release/Authorization" form to complete electronically. Once your information is received, a background check will be completed and you'll be contacted. For more information, you may also message our Marquette Area MOPS Facebook page.


MSU Extension

The MSU Extension health and nutrition educator is looking for volunteers to help with updating nutrition and fitness education activities and materials, assist with cooking demonstrations and in classes for youth and/or adults, and occasional health fairs.  For more information, please contact Lynn Krahn at 906-475-5731 or by e-mail at krahn@anr.msu.edu.


Propylon Nonprofit Housing Corporation

Propylon has three types of volunteer activities available. Activity leaders are those that lead activities for residents such as exercise, art, gardening, and more. Caregivers help residents with personal and apartment care or errands. Companions spend quality time with residents such as going out for coffee. Please contact Odessa Adams for more information at 906-869-0928, 906-228-4446, or odessa.adams@lsswis.org.


Women’s Center

The Women’s Center in Marquette is looking for volunteers in three areas:  Harbor House Shelter Coverage, Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and Domestic Violence Advocacy Team (DVAT), and Court Support.  All volunteers should possess active listening skills, empathy skills, and be willing to advocate for victim rights. For more information, please contact Michelle Fortunato at 906-225-1346 ext. 204 or by e-mail at mfortunato@miuplink.com.  

American Red Cross

The Superior UP Chapter of the American Red Cross assists with Disaster Services by meeting with people affected by disasters day or night to provide shelter, food, clothing and mental health services, collects over 1,000 pints of blood annually through their blood collection program, provides emergency communications to people in the armed services deployed overseas and provides education and training on safety topics such as life guarding, CPR/First Aid, and babysitters training. Students volunteering with the Red Cross can help with clerical work, be part of the Disaster Action Team, or work first-hand with disaster services clients, teach CPR and more. For more information, please call 906-228-3659.


Care Clinic

The Care Clinic is looking for volunteers to assist with various opportunities including receptionist positions, mentoring, cleaning, and special projects. Childcare volunteers are also needed for classes offsite. For more information, please contact Wendy Pelto at 906-228-2273 or by e-mail at wpelto@careclinicmqt.org.


D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans

This is a long-term health care facility for veterans. Volunteers are needed to help with transportation, bingo and other activities as well as visit with veterans. They are happy to have volunteers at any time throughout the year. Please contact Sarah Johnson at 906-226-3576 x2520396 or by e-mail at johnsons93@michigan.org.


MSU Extension

The MSU Extension health and nutrition educator can use volunteer efforts to help with updating nutrition and fitness education activities and materials, assist with cooking demonstrations and activities for classes of youth and/or adults, and occasional health fairs. For more information, please contact Lynn Krahn at 906-475-5731 or by e-mail at krahn@anr.msu.edu.


Propylon Nonprofit Housing Corporation

Propylon has three types of volunteer activities available. Activity leaders are those that lead activities for residents such as exercise, art, gardening, and more. Caregivers help residents with personal and apartment care or errands. Companions spend quality time with residents such as going out for coffee. Please contact Odessa Adams for more information at 906-869-0928, 906-228-4446, or odessa.adams@lsswis.org.


Willow Farm Therapeutic Riding

We need volunteers to side walk next to horses carrying children with physical and cognitive disabilities. Volunteer training is required and will be held at Willow Farm. For more information, please contact Julie at 906-869-0424 or by e-mail at qfrazier0822@gmail.com

4-H Tech Wizards

4-H Tech Wizards is seeking adult volunteers to mentor youths from 8 to 18 while helping them to explore interests in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) on a weekly basis. Do you have a hobby or interest you would like to share with an interested group? It is surprisingly easy to fit nearly any interest into a framework of STEAM programming. Do you just want to spend time helping younger people find their own interests? We have loads of programming available for mentors who prefer a more structured approach, no prior knowledge necessary. Mentors will be matched with youths based on a combination of shared interests and shared availability. Our goal is to get this program up and running in Marquette County as quickly as possible with a sizable group of volunteers ready to work with groups of up to 4 young people.

As a mentor, you will be provided:

  • Training as a 4-H volunteer
  • Support from a full-time AmeriCorps volunteer dedicated to this program
  • Access to 4-H programming resources
  • A volunteer opportunity designed to make a measurable difference in the lives of its participants

For more information, please email Desi Mims, 4-H STEAM Corps, Tech Wizards Coordinator for MSU Extension, 184 US Hwy 41 E, Negaunee, at mimsanth@msu.edu or call 906-475-5731.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette & Alger Counties

Big Brothers Big Sisters needs volunteers to serve as mentors in community and in school-based programs. The commitment is 4 hours per month. Applicants must successfully complete an intake process that includes background checks and references. For more information, please contact Chelsey Tweedale at 906-475-7801 or chelsey@bbbsmqt.org or visit their website at www.bbbsmqt.org.


Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes

We offer year-round opportunities to make a difference in lives of girls and young women through Girl Scouting. You will develop leadership and organizational skills while you enrich the lives of girls from kindergarten through 12th grade. We depend on local volunteers and offer positions in troop leadership, camp staff, and interest group leadership. Most troop activities begin during the fall semester, but troop assistants are requested year round. Let us help you find a connection that fits your schedule. Training may be required for your position. Girl scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Contact Christina Merrill-Hill at 920-955-3453 or by e-mail at cmerrill@gsnwgl.com. You can visit our office at the Westwood Mall and visit our website at www.gsnwgl.org.


North Star Academy

North Star Academy has volunteer opportunities for volunteering in classrooms from preschool to 12th grade. Students will be exposed to Montessori approaches and project-based learning classrooms. We also have volunteer opportunities for event planning and set up, nursing students, social work students, psychology students and more! For more information, please contact Andrea Ballard at 906-226-0156 ext. 12 or by e-mail at aballard@nsacd.com

Conservation Crew

NMU Conservation Crew volunteers with various local, environmental organizations 1-3 times every week. Even if you are not interested in being involved with Crew, we are a good resource for nature-related volunteering opportunities that involve working outside. For more information, contact nmuconservationcrew@gmail.com.


MooseWood Nature Center

MooseWood is a non-profit nature center located at Presque Isle Park in Marquette and is looking for volunteers to host the center and welcome visitors, care for live animals during the week, help with visiting school groups and fundraisers like the Haunted Bog Walk in October. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Scot or Tiffany at 906-228-6250 or moosewoodnc@gmail.com.


Yellow Dog Water Preserve (YDWP)

YDWP offers three programs where volunteers are encouraged to participate: volunteer stream monitoring program, volunteer land monitoring program, and cooperative lakes monitoring program. Primarily volunteers are needed from May-October. A love of the outdoors in helpful. When participating, you will see new areas, meet new people, and get new experiences in any field pertaining to ecology. For more information, please contact Rochelle Dale at 906-345-9223 or at ydwp@yellowdogwatershed.org. Additional information can be found at www.yellowdogwatershed.org.

DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans

The DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans is a long-term care facility in Marquette and home to 175+ veterans. Use your skills and interests to find (or create) a volunteer opportunity that benefits our local veterans and is rewarding for you. Like playing cribbage? Enjoy writing letters? Want to play Bingo? Like technology and can teach Internet 101? Care to sit and visit? Play an instrument? Love sports? There is truly something for everyone. We welcome new volunteers who are ready to share their passions and bring a smile to the members’ faces.  Please contact Sarah Johnson at 906-226-3576 x2520396 or by e-mail at johnsons93@michigan.org.  The D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans is located on 425 Fisher Street in Marquette. 


Marquette County Medical Care Facility

Volunteers are needed to work one-on-one with the geriatric population. Interested applicants are subject to a background check, a two-step TB test along with an interview and reference check prior to placement. This is a great way to share any special skills you have with the elderly. If you are interested, please contact Tina Koski at 906-204-1021. The Marquette County Medical Care Facility is located at 200 Saginaw Street in Ishpeming.

Bothwell Middle School

Bothwell is looking for students to help tutor middle school students in a variety of subjects.  If interested, please contact Lesley Addison at 906-225-4262 or by e-mail at laddison@mapsnet.org. She will then forward your contact information to parents that are searching for tutors.

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Marquette & Alger Counties

BBBS is offering a mentoring program called Girl Power and Dude Power at Bothwell, Graveraet, and Lake Superior Village (LSV) for the 2019-20 school year and we are in need of volunteers. Our mentoring program takes place in a group setting and matches an elementary student (Little) with a college student (Big) one-on-one. Our program focuses on empowering youth to become leaders, build individual strengths, set goals for their future, and teach them important social skills to help them succeed  in life. The program meets once a week for an hour. 

  • The Dude Power program at Bothwell will take place Monday from 3-4 p.m. and the Girl Power Program will take place Tuesday from 3-4 p.m.
  • The Dude Power and Girl Power program at Graveraet will take place Wednesday from 11:45 a.m.-12:25 p.m.
  • The Dude Power Program at LSV will take place on Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. and the Girl Power Program will take place Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. 

If interested, please fill out an application online at www.bbbsmqt.org and indicate the site based option.


Child and Family Services of the U.P. - Before & After School Program

We are looking for volunteers to support program activities for school-aged children, ages 5-12, both before and after school. Volunteers would have an opportunity to plan daily activities both indoor and out. For more information, contact Margaret Rogers at 906-228-4050 or by e-mail at mrogers@cfsup.org.


Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes

We offer year-round opportunities to make a difference in lives of girls and young women through Girl Scouting. You will develop leadership and organizational skills while you enrich the lives of girls from kindergarten through 12th grade. We depend on local volunteers and offer positions in troop leadership, camp staff, and interest group leadership. Most troop activities begin during the fall semester, but troop assistants are requested year round. Let us help you find a connection that fits your schedule. Training may be required for your position. Girl scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

Contact Lori Doney at 906-361-3320 or at ldoney@gsnwgl.org. You can visit our office at 712 Chippewa Square, Suite 202, in Marquette or visit our website at www.gsnwgl.org


MooseWood Nature Center

MooseWood is a non-profit nature center located at Presque Isle Park in Marquette and is looking for volunteers to host the center and welcome visitors, care for live animals during the week, help with visiting school groups and fundraisers like the Haunted Bog Walk in October. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Scot or Tiffany at 906-228-6250 or moosewoodnc@gmail.com.


Mothers of Pre-Schools (MOPS)

Marquette Area Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is in need of volunteers to help with childcare during our meetings which are held the second Thursday of the month from September-May (with the exception of February 7, not February 14), from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 W. Magnetic St., Marquette. Children range in age from newborn through kindergarten. Any interested candidates over the age of 18 would be subject to a background check prior to their first volunteer date. If you're interested, please e-mail Messiah.NancyH@gmail.com and request a MOPS disclosure form or let us know you are a returning volunteer. If new, you'll receive a Google "Disclosure/Release/Authorization" form to complete electronically. Once your information is received, a background check will be completed and you'll be contacted. For more information, you may also message our Marquette Area MOPS Facebook page.


Special Olympics

Volunteer opportunities can range from attending an event to show support to athletes to being a part of an event in helping in multiple areas as well as becoming a coach and having opportunities to travel to other areas and State Games. For more information, please visit the Michigan Special Olympics website at www.somi.org/area36.


Teaching Family Homes

Teaching Family Homes is currently looking for volunteers to help with their community event Hallopalooza. Volunteers are needed for help with face painting, our "spooky trick-or-treat trail," parking, and other tasks. Volunteers are also needed in their homes to do various activities with the children and help out during recreational times. Contact Deidre Robbert at 906-249-5437 ext. 121 or drobbert@tfhomes.org for more information.


YMCA of Marquette County

The YMCA is looking for volunteers to assist with various events throughout the year. Volunteer opportunities include monthly middle school dance chaperones, administration work with the CEO, sport coaches (gymnastics, lacrosse, etc.), front desk greeters, full credit internships, work study and pool deck managers. We are also looking for volunteers for the Halloween at the Y and Healthy Kids Day events. For more information, please contact Jenna Zdunek at 906-227-9622 or jzdunek@ymcamqt.org. More opportunities can be found at www.ymcamqt.org.

American Red Cross

The Superior UP Chapter of the American Red Cross assists with Disaster Services by meeting with people affected by disasters day or night to provide shelter, food, clothing and mental health services, collects over 1,000 pints of blood annually through their blood collection program, provides emergency communications to people in the armed services deployed overseas and provides education and training on safety topics such as life guarding, CPR/First Aid, and babysitters training. Students volunteering with the Red Cross can help with clerical work, be part of the Disaster Action Team, and work first-hand with disaster services clients, teach CPR and more. For more information, please contact Sarah Hemminger at 906-228-3659 or by e-mail at sarah.hemminger2@redcross.org.


Cancer Care of Marquette County

Cancer Care of Marquette County is looking for volunteers to help with internet sales of donated paintings and/or public relations of the organization. In this opportunity, volunteers would promote fundraising activities by utilizing free media sites and placing posters in local businesses. Opportunities for public appearances are possible if the volunteer is interested. For more information, please contact Dave Poirier at 906-273-0045 or poirph@msn.com or visit the Cancer Care of Marquette County Facebook page.


Goodwill Industries fo Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan

Goodwill is looking for volunteers to process donations, assist with office administration, help on the sales floor, aid in maintenance of the grounds, and other various jobs. Please contact Deb LaMere at 906-273-1830 or dlamere@gwnwup.org. for more information.


Great Lakes Recovery Center

The Great Lakes Recovery Foundation is responsible for all fundraising, outreach and marketing of Great Lakes Recovery Centers. Volunteers are needed for various events throughout the year as well as with our annual report, mailings, office help, and/or monthly photography program at the Adolescent Services Center. For more information, please contact Amy Poirier at 906-523-9688 or apoirier@greatlakesrecovery.org.


Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice

Volunteers are needed to be friendly visitors for hospice patients and support various office tasks such as fundraising, mailings, patient legacy, and more. Please contact Susie Duquette at 906-225-7760 or sduquette@lakesuperiorhospice.org for more information.


Lutheran Social Services/Voices for Youth

Lutheran Social Services is looking for volunteers to assist with several different tasks, such as: coordinating Homeless Awareness Month events, booths, brochures and packets; assisting with the food pantry; and visiting with others by assisting in games, computer/phone trouble and leading craft activities. Please call 906-225-5437 to volunteer.


Marquette County Habitat for Humanity

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!


MSU Extension

MSU Extension health and nutrition educator can use volunteer efforts to help with updating nutrition and fitness education activities and materials, assist with cooking demonstrations and activities in classes of youth and/or adults, occasional health fairs. For more information, please contact Lynn Krahn at 906-475-5731 or by e-mail at krahn@anr.msu.edu.


MooseWood Nature Center

MooseWood is a non-profit nature center located at Presque Isle Park in Marquette and is looking for volunteers to host the center and welcome visitors, care for live animals during the week, help with visiting school groups and fundraisers like the Haunted Bog Walk in October. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Scot or Tiffany at 906-228-6250 or moosewoodnc@gmail.com.


Propylon Nonprofit Housing Corporation

Propylon has three types of volunteer activities available. Activity leaders are those that lead activities for residents such as exercise, art, gardening, and more. Caregivers help residents with personal and apartment care or errands. Companions spend quality time with residents such as going out for coffee. Please contact Odessa Adams for more information at 906-869-0928, 906-228-4446, or odessa.adams@lsswis.org.


Room at the Inn

Room at the Inn operates an emergency homeless shelter and warming center. The shelter is open from October-April, and the warming center is open year-round. The warming center is open every day from 6 a.m.-4 p.m. (weekdays) and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (weekends) during the shelter season, and 7 a.m.-3 p.m. (weekdays) and 8 a.m.-Noon (weekends) when the shelter is closed. The shelter operates from 6 p.m.-6 a.m. every night of the shelter season. Volunteers can work a 4-hour shift with a variety of duties. Our Warming Center shifts will be as follows:

Monday-Friday:
Breakfast:  6-9 a.m.
Morning Prep:  9 a.m.-Noon
Dinner:  5-8 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday:

Breakfast:  7-10 a.m.
Morning Prep: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dinner:  5-8 p.m.

Shelter Shifts:

Intake:  9 p.m.-Midnight
Overnight 1st shift:  Midnight-3 a.m.
Overnight 2nd shift:  3-6 a.m.

If interested, please call 906-227-9171, email Roomattheinned@gmail.com, or visit the website at www.roomattheinn.org.


S.H.I.N.E. (School Helpers Investing in Negaunee Education)

S.H.I.N.E. is a district-wide volunteer program, which helps the need of our schools, staff, and administration through volunteer efforts. Popcorn helpers are needed every Friday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Publishing center editors and typists are needed every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., along with help needed weekly binding books, laminating, and copying. To see a complete list of one-time and on-going needs, please contact Diane Faust at diane.faust@negauneeschools.org


Special Olympics

Volunteer opportunities can range from attending an event to show support to the athletes to being a part of an event in helping in multiple areas as well as becoming a coach and having opportunities to travel to other areas and State Games. For more information, please visit the Michigan Special Olympic website at www.somi.org/area36. 


St. Vincent DePaul in Marquette

St. Vincent DePaul in Marquette has volunteer opportunities open year-round in the store. Volunteer activities could include cleaning, organizing, pricing items, preparing for the Christmas Toy Program, hanging clothes, etc. For more information, please contact Jennifer Retchko or Rachelle Feltner at 906-226-3721 or stvincent2119@yahoo.com. Additional contact information can also be found on the St. Vincent DePaul - Marquette Facebook page.


Teaching Family Homes

Teaching Family Homes is currently looking for volunteers to help with their community event Hallopalooza. Volunteers are needed for help with face painting, our "spooky trick-or-treat trail," parking, and other tasks. Volunteers are also needed in their homes to do various activities with the children and help out during recreational times. Contact Deidre Robbert at 906-249-5437 ext. 121 or drobbert@tfhomes.org for more information.


Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association

Volunteers are needed to assist with two sled dog events: the UP 200 Dryland Dash and the UP 200 Midnight Run/Jack Pine 30 (held in February). There are numerous volunteer positions available both indoors and outdoors. Possible opportunities include start/finish setup and takedown; team leaders for road crossings; crowd control; vet check; times and recorders; merchandise and silent auction; communications and public relations; web content and updates about trail development and safety. Please contact Darlene Walch at 906-362-3989 or dwalch@nmu.edu for more information. Additional information can be found at www.up200.org.


YMCA of Marquette County

The YMCA is looking for volunteers to assist with various events throughout the year. Volunteer opportunities include monthly middle school dance chaperones, administration work with the CEO, sport coaches (gymnastics, lacrosse, etc.), front desk greeters, full credit internships, work study and pool deck managers. We are also looking for volunteers for the Halloween at the Y and Healthy Kids Day events. For more information, please contact Jenna Zdunek at 906-227-9622 or jzdunek@ymcamqt.org. More opportunities can be found at www.ymcamqt.org.

Campus service organizations are great resources for students who want to volunteer on a regular basis or meet other people who share their passion for service.  For more information on these or any service organization stop by the Center for Student Enrichment, 1101 Northern Center.  Be sure to submit volunteer hour logs for the Volunteer Center for volunteer activities done as part of these or other groups.

Alpha Phi Omega: APO is a co-ed national service organization. They enjoy making connections through service within our campus, community, scouting, and our nation. Some of their past projects include raising money for Marquette General Hospital's Blood Mobile, working with Adopt-a-Highway, the U.P. Children's Museum, AMCAB, Marquette Humane Society, and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Come join the fun and find out what leadership, friendship, and service are all about.


Food Recovery Network: The Food Recovery Network will serve its role as a food recovery program and work with local charitable food distributors and dining halls to create a coalition working together to help reduce food waste and reduce hunger within the community. We will also commit to educating the public on food waste and hunger in America. Email Marley at mredd@nmu.edu for more information.


Golden “Z” Club: As a campus chapter of the organization Zonta International, the Golden Z Club provides service to the NMU campus and community as well as internationally. In the past, the members have assisted in distributing books to children at Lighting Up the Holidays, participated in Adopt-a-Highway and Make A Difference Day, volunteered to do face painting for children at various events and as crowd control for the U.P. 200 Dog Sled Races, and worked with the children at Teaching Family Homes in Harvey. Golden Z is a great way to get involved in service projects in the community and internationally. There are also great opportunities for leadership! For more information, send an email to nmugoldenz@gmail.com.


Marquette Ending Hunger: Did you know that hunger is a prevalent issue in Marquette? Join Marquette Ending Hunger to combat rural poverty and hunger in our community. Members will be given the opportunity to actively raise awareness in the Marquette community, fundraise to directly benefit those in need, attend planning meetings for the group and volunteer locally at food pantries. We will host the campus-wide event NMU Fights Famine, among many other events and activities. For more information, please email maimatts@nmu.edu, join us on Facebook "Marquette Ending Hunger" and our Instagram account "marquetteendinghunger."


Marquette Rotaract Club: Do you want to volunteer and don't know how? Are you looking for the chance to share your ideas and look at the world in a new way? Join the Marquette Rotaract Club and find all this and more, including hands-on projects, new friendships, and international opportunities for young leaders. Membership is open to all students. For more information, email crinkel@nmu.edu


Relay for Life: The NMU Relay for Life's purpose is to raise money to fight cancer as a part of the national organization, American Cancer Society. They work to set up a campus relay as a part of the national fundraiser. To take part in this great cause, please e-mail Emily Maynor at emaynor@nmu.edu.


Ripple Effect: The purpose of Ripple Effect is to connect students with community members interested in supporting students' needs and foster positive interactions and good will between the campus and local community. Email marthjon@nmu.edu for more information.


Students for the Sasawin Project: Domestic violence often includes animal abuse. Abusers threaten, harm and even kill pets to control, intimidate and retaliate against their intimate partners and children. A large percentage of domestic-violence survivors with pets or service animals choose to remain in dangerous situations for fear of what will happen to their animals if they leave. The Sasawin Project helps survivors create escape plans that include safe placement for their pets. Sasawin helps survivors transition into the safe haven of shelter knowing that their pets are safe from harm. Project funds provide foster care, kennels, food, collars, leashes and veterinary care for the pets of survivors. The Students for the Sasawin Project is mainly focused on helping raise awareness of this issue, promote the Sasawin Project, and help raise funds. Email sasawin@nmu.edu or cmcdevit@nmu.edu for more information.