Michigan Community Service Commission to host listening tour

The Michigan Community Service Commission is hosting a Volunteer Michigan Tour, visiting each region in the state to explore ways to expand service and volunteerism in communities across Michigan.

The listening tour will allow community leaders to share thoughts on how volunteers and national service can help address the state’s biggest issues. Participants will discuss community challenges and ways to improve the quality of life for residents. Contributors also will explore methods to collaborate and share resources. The input gathered from the tour will help shape the future of Michigan volunteerism and national service as participants will generate ideas to include in a new State Service Plan.

“We want to hear from a diverse group of community leaders to see how service and volunteerism can address Michigan’s toughest challenges,” said Michigan Community Service Commission executive director Ginna Holmes.

The tour will host events in the following cities:

Muskegon: Aug. 27 – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Muskegon Innovation Hub, 200 Viridian Drive

Register: https://2018-volunteer-michigan-tour-muskegon.eventbrite.com

Grand Rapids: Sept. 25 – 2 to 4 p.m. at Grand Valley State University, Kirkhof Center - Grand River Room, 10670 S Campus Dr.

Register: https://2018-volunteer-michigan-tour-grandrapids.eventbrite.com

Newaygo: Sept. 27 - 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Camp Newaygo, 5333 S Centerline Road

Register: https://2018-volunteer-michigan-tour-newaygo.eventbrite.com

Traverse City: Oct. 3 - 9 to 11 a.m. at the Hagerty Conference Center at Northwestern Michigan College, 715 E. Front St.

Register: https://2018-volunteer-michigan-tour-traversecity.eventbrite.com

Midland: Oct. 11 – 9 to 11 a.m. at the Midland Center for the Arts, 1801 W. St. Andrews Road

Register: https://2018-volunteer-michigan-tour-midland.eventbrite.com

Gaylord: Oct. 17 – 9 to 11 a.m. at Gaylord City Hall, 305 E Main St.

Register: https://2018-volunteer-michigan-tour-gaylord.eventbrite.com

Marquette: Oct. 18 – 2 to 3 p.m. at Northern Michigan University, University Center, 1401 Presque Isle Ave.

Register: https://2018-volunteer-michigan-tour-marquette.eventbrite.com

East Lansing: Oct. 23 – 9 to 11 a.m. at Michigan State University, Kellogg Center, 219 S. Harrison Road 

Register: https://2018-volunteer-michigan-tour-eastlansing.eventbrite.com

Ann Arbor: Oct. 25 – 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 pm. at United Way of Washtenaw County, 2305 Platt Road


Morning: https://2018-volunteer-michigan-tour-annarbor-morning.eventbrite.com
Afternoon: https://2018-volunteer-michigan-tour-annarbor-afternoon.eventbrite.com

Kalamazoo area: Oct. 30 - 1 to 3 p.m. at the Scotts Community Center, 8450 36th St.

Register: https://2018-volunteer-michigan-tour-scotts.eventbrite.com

Detroit: Nov. 1 – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Detroit PAL, 1680 Michigan Ave.

Register: https://2018-volunteer-michigan-tour-detroit.eventbrite.com

Flint: Nov. 8 – 9 to 11 a.m. at the Flint Farmer’s Market, 300 E. 1st St.

Register: https://2018-volunteer-michigan-tour-flint.eventbrite.com