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Bulldogs in Action Seeks Volunteers for the Fall 2015 Semester

Bulldogs in ActionFerris State University students can take advantage of a great volunteer opportunity courtesy of the annual Bulldogs in Action program.

Sponsored by the Office of Housing and Residence Life, Bulldogs in Action is a group of current and returning students who help new Ferris students move into campus residence halls on Friday, Aug. 28. Volunteers assist new students, and the families of new students, in carrying belongings from vehicles to the new student’s residence hall room. Volunteers also answer Ferris-related questions of students and families.

“This is a great opportunity for students and student organizations to earn volunteer hours by assisting in the move-in process for our incoming students,” said Lisa Ortiz, assistant director of Residential Programs and Services. “I highly recommend that students consider this volunteer opportunity and welcome our new students to the Ferris State University family.”

Volunteers receive a free Bulldogs in Action T-shirt, as a keepsake, and opportunities to spread goodwill during the Aug. 28 move-in day.

Expectations for Bulldogs in Action volunteers include:

  • Attend a mandatory training session on Thursday Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. in University Center
  • Sign in and out at the designated hall, staying for the duration of a shift
  • Assist incoming students and families with their move-in process
  • A positive attitude and school spirit is necessary to promote your organization and to get new incoming students excited about Ferris

Volunteers are asked to select a minimum of three shifts for a total of six hours. The shifts are as follows:

Friday, Aug. 28

  • 8 to 10 a.m. 
  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • 12 to 2 p.m.
  • 2 to 4 p.m.
  • 4 to 6 p.m.

Volunteers are asked to sign up by the Monday, Aug. 3 deadline.

Anyone with questions should email [email protected].