Recap: Nonprofit Volunteer & Internship Fair

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In case you missed this semester’s Nonprofit Volunteer & Internship Fair, here are some of the volunteer opportunities we thought our Pre-Professional students might appreciate.

  1. Bethany Christian Services’ Refugee & Immigrant Services welcomes refugee and immigrant families and helps them adjust to a new life in the United States. Not only are volunteers needed for transport, childcare, tutoring and mentoring, but their medical team is in need of volunteers to be on call for appointments.  To learn more click here.
  2. Camp Casey is a horseback riding program for children with cancer and their families. Horsey House Calls surprise kids with a knock on the door and a horse on the doorstep for an afternoon of grooming, riding, crafting, pizza and fun all in the family’s yard. To learn more click here.
  3. Emmanuel Hospice is an interfaith collaboration of four local organizations with over 200 years of combined experience providing quality health care services in West Michigan. To learn more click here.
  4. The Grand Rapids Red Project is dedicated to improving health, reducing risk and preventing HIV, providing people with access to the knowledge, tools, information  and support that they need to stay healthy and empowering individuals to make any positive change. There is also the opportunity to become a Status Pro certified to provide HIV/HCV testing, counseling and referrals. To learn more click here.
  5. Habitat for Humanity of Kent County partners with low-income families to build, rehabilitate and repair houses. Having an affordable home to call their own is life changing for a family. To learn more click here.
  6. H.U.G.S. Ranch seeks to encourage mental, emotional, physical and social healing to hurting children and donated, unwanted or rescued horses by allowing them to share together in experience Hope, Understanding, Guidance, and Support (HUGS) in a no-cost, safe, Christian environment. To learn more click here.
  7. Senior Neighbors promotes the health and well-being of Kent County’s older adults through support and referral, wellness, senior centers and home maintenance. To learn more click here.
  8. St. Ann’s is an assisted living and nursing care facility that serves the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being of their residents. To learn more click here.

Don’t see anything that interests you or want to learn more about local volunteer opportunities? Be sure to contact the GVSU Community Service Learning Center.

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Professional School Fair

This Wednesday is the big day! Don’t miss the Professional School Fair, Wednesday, March 25th, 10am-2pm in the Grand River Room. Capture

Following the fair, there will be a presentation on Osteopathic Medicine & the AACOMAS Application for 2015 by Gina Moses, Associate Director of Recruitment and Application Services for AACOM.  This presentation will be held from 3-4:30pm in 2263 Kirkhof.

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Veterinary Webinar Reminder

Don’t forget–the first edition of the AAVMC “The Road to Veterinary School” webinar is coming up a week from today on Friday, February 27th!  Registration must be completed ahead of time.

This webinar is meant for freshman and sophomore pre-vet students to help you learn how to prepare for the VMCAS application and find out what you should be doing during your early undergraduate career leading up to graduate school.

This webinar is offered several times, so if 2/27 doesn’t work for you, take a look at the other dates.

For those of you who are ready to apply, the “Applying to Veterinary School” webinar is for you!  The first one is on March 10th.

Click here for a full listing of webinar dates and to register.

Veterinary School Webinars

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Attention all veterinary students!  AAVMC has several upcoming webinars on preparing for veterinary school.  They are offered on several different days, but the first dates are coming soon!  Click here for a listing of webinar dates and to register.

  • “The Road to Veterinary School”: For undergraduates who are not yet ready to apply. This webinar covers how to prepare early in your undergraduate career, the application process, pre-requisite, time management, and more.
  • “Applying to Veterinary School” : For Pre-Veterinary students who are ready to apply. This webinar covers the VMCAS application, timelines, processes, and MORE