Volunteer Center FAQ

How Do I Find Volunteer Opportunities?

  • Log in your MyFSU account
  • Click on the OrgSync icon near E-mail and FerrisConnect
  • Compete the profile or Click on My Orgs > Volunteer Center (if you already have an account)
  • Under the Volunteer Center portal, Click on Communication > Discussions
  • Select the category you would like to volunteer under
  • Select the Volunteer Opportunity that interests you
  • Contact the agency to start volunteering!

 

Definitions of Volunteering

Vol-un-teer
- To do charitable or helpful work without pay

Ser-vice Learn-ing
- A method through which citizenship, academic subjects, skills, and values are taught through both service and reflection


How Do I Report Volunteer Hours?

  • Log into your Volunteer Center account
  • Click on Forms
  • Click on "Report Individual Hours"
  • Complete and Submit Form


Why Volunteer?

  • To give something back to the community
  • For fellowship with other volunteers
  • For personal growth while learning skills you'll use later in life
  • To build your portfolio and resume'
  • To do meaningful work for your own personal issues
  • 6 out of 10 youths feel that volunteering is the best solution to community problems


Why should I Report My Volunteer Hours?

  • The Volunteer Center is a United Way Agency. Volunteer hours are reported to United Way to ensure our funding, helping us provide students with volunteer opportunities.
  • Recognition for volunteering and the chance for you or your RSO to be honored for outstanding community service
  • Resume' building


Creative Ways to Volunteer...

  • Distributing stuffed animals to hospitalized children
  • Disaster relief work
  • Christmas fundraiser to buy for the needy
  • Collecting pennies for the poor
  • Working without pay at the local shelter or hospital


Free Money

Does your organization need money for service projects?

  • Michigan Campus Compact offers grants to students and student organizations.
  • Please contact the Student Volunteer Center for more information.

National Days of Service

  • Make a Difference Day in October
  • Martin Luther King Day in January
  • National Volunteer Week in Apri

For these days, the VC works with area agencies to coordinate special adopt-a-project programs for students and members of the Mecosta-Osceola community. The goal for these days is to promote community service as a fun group activity, and to encourage first-time volunteers to participate.

Facts

  • The Volunteer Center works with public and private non-profit agencies.
  • For the 2010-11 school year, FSU students reported more than 40,000 hours of community service.
  • The Volunteer Center is able to operate through general contributions from the Mecosta-Osceola United Way.
     

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