The Mt. Pleasant area offers a number of volunteer opportunities for psychology students.  Volunteering offers a chance to help others, explore your interests, gain valuable educational or job related experience, grow as a person, and increase your competitiveness as a job applicant.  Moreover, some graduate program admissions committees consider volunteer experience when evaluating applications.  Opportunities are available to work with all age groups.  Examples include the following:

  • Adult Literacy Tutor
  • After School Tutor
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Crisis Phone Line Worker
  • Friendly Visitor for Seniors
  • Big Brother Big Sister
  • After School Mentoring Program
  • Peer Advocate for Healthy Living

The primary resource for students interested in volunteering is The Volunteer Center at CMU.  The Volunteer Center compiles a comprehensive list of area volunteer opportunities so that students can find a match for their interests and skills.  Sign up on line and search for opportunities that appeal to you.

Mount Pleasant Volunteer Opportunities 

Many students find a placement by contacting the following agencies directly:

Listening Ear (a crisis line)
107 E. Illinois
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone (989) 772-2918

Summit Clubhouse of Community Mental Health
120 South Pine Street
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
(989) 317-3330

United Way of Isabella County   
524 E. Mosher St., Suite 400
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone (989) 773-9863