On-Campus Service Opportunities
Help for Flint, MI
UDM is partnering with Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Flint, Michigan and Detroit Sip (an officially designated Flint relief collection point.) We are collecting water and other needed supplies and will deliver it on March 19.
The effort is being organized by the Student Life Office and the Student Social Workers Association. They will need help loading trucks and taking the water and supplies to Flint on Saturday March 19. If you are able to help, please send an email to TheInstitute@udmercy.edu (Subj: Flint Volunteer). If you have any questions, contact Drew Peters email@example.com
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish also needs help every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 9am-6pm. They need help unloading trucks, working on their phone bank, or serving as a translators. They would appreciate any help you can provide, for whatever time you can offer. If you want to sign up, contact the Coordinator in Flint: Rick Vasquez 810-919-9133. If you have other questions, you can contact Veronica Beltran (Our contact here at UDM) firstname.lastname@example.org or call 313-993-3310.
If you are interested in more information or signing up, you can also contact Jillian Stewart at email@example.com
Detroit Prevention and Awareness in the Community
DPAC is a new student organization on campus that aims to spread awareness of sexual assault, dating violence and domestic violence and to inform the campus community of resources available for dealing with such situations. DPAC will put on various campus events to teach about the warning signs, severity, and proper responses to situations of sexual assault, dating violence and domestic violence as well as peer education groups led by students. Additionally, they are partnered with local agencies that provide support and services to victims of sexual assault, dating violence and domestic violence in order to connect student volunteers and university resources with community service opportunities.
DPAC is constantly looking for student volunteers to help with on campus and community events. If you are interested in applying, you can complete their online application. To find out more, please like our Facebook page or contact Marianne Grima at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 734 718 1546.
Rx for Reading Detroit
Rx for Reading is a UDM literacy initiative that works to expand access to children's books and support families in reading with their children. Since 2014, they have distributed over 17,000 children's books and partnered with local schools and Head Start programs to read with over 150 kids in our community. Rx for Reading could not exist without UDM students who give their time, energy, and commitment to help distribute books to our community partners and spread the love of reading to kids in our city.
Click here to see all of the opportunities for volunteering with Rx for Reading this semester. To learn more about each opportunity, just click on it!
Service in the City
Service in the City and Neighbors Building Brightmoor have partnered together to volunteer in improving and strengthening the Brightmoor community. Each week is a bit different and previous tasks have included gardening, painting, picking up trash, and building a ramp. There are opportunities to volunteer very Wednesday from 2:00 to 5:00.
Student Conversation Club
This is a great opportunity for international and United States students to come together to make friends and learn about each other's cultures. If you're interested or would like to learn more, contact Lara Wasner at email@example.com
Also, you can consider joining one of the following organizations on campus that are dedicated to service:
- Alpha Phi Omega: This fraternity is focused on providing service to the community. If you are interested, contact Emily Sekelsky at firstname.lastname@example.org