Activate is a GVSU Women's Center program that provides service learning opportunities on campus and in the community. Supporting the Women's Center mission of gender justice, Activate members engage in a number of ways:
Utilize your skills and talents to support the Women's Center. Examples include:
Represent the Women's Center around campus. As an Activate member, this may include:
Engage with the community through opportunities such as:
Associate Director, Sharalle Arnold
If you are interested in working with the Women's Center Activate program as a partner agency, please contact us by calling 331-2748 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Who can participate in Activate?
A. Activate is open to GVSU students, faculty, and staff
Q. How many hours per week will I have to commit to?
A. It's up to you! You determine what opportunities you want to sign up for and how much time you want to give. Some students may sign-up for one event the entire year while others may commit to 5-10 hours a week. Most semester long volunteer opportunities are very flexible and will require a one to two-hour commitment per week for the student.
Q. Will I have to attend weekly meetings?
A. No, Activate is facilitated online through Blackboard. All Activate members are required to complete the online training before signing up for opportunities. If you're interested in an Agency Placement, an additional one-on-one meeting is required. All Activate opportunities are posted online through Blackboard.
Q. Can I join Activate as part of a class assignment?
A. Yes! We work with professors in many majors to find opportunities that will fulfill your classroom requirement.
Q. Once I have started, do I need to document my hours?
A. Yes, all volunteers are asked to log their hours through GVSU's Service Tracker.
Q. If I joined Activate last year, do I need to complete the online training or register again this year to continue being involved?
A. No, once you have registered and completed the online training, you are considered an Activate member for the duration of your time as a student. You will only be removed from the Activate Blackboard group if you graduate or ask to be removed.