Next Bruins Give Back volunteer event is 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 15

A Bruins Give Back participant paints the interior of a Habitat for Humanity house in Battle Creek in December 2012.

A Bruins Give Back participant paints the interior of a Habitat for Humanity house in Battle Creek.

Kellogg Community College students and employees are invited to join together in service as part of the first Bruins Give Back volunteer event of the semester, scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at three Battle Creek area locations.

Bruins Give Back is a volunteer event that occurs three times each semester and is open to all Kellogg Community College students, faculty and employees to participate. Volunteers get a free T-shirt, lunch and, most importantly, the opportunity to become more involved in their community.

A service learning event hosted with the college’s Student Life office and community organization HandsOn Battle Creek, the next Bruins Give Back events are scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 8, and Friday, April 19.

The three service opportunities participants can choose from Feb. 15 are:

  • Community Action, 350 N. 22nd St.: Volunteers will help pack boxes for the food distribution efforts of The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).
  • The Haven of Rest Ministries, 11 Green St.: Volunteers will serve at the Calhoun County homeless shelter by serving food, cleaning, assembling furniture or decorating.
  • Valley View Elementary School, 960 Avenue A, Springfield: Volunteers will help children make and decorate collection boxes for Read n’ Give, a national book drive that supports community literacy programs.

To sign up to participate in a Bruins Give Back event, visit Participants will receive an email after they sign up asking which location they would like to serve at. On the day of the event, participants will meet at their chosen locations.

For more information about this or future Bruins Give Back events, contact Kellogg Community College Service Learning Manager Kate DeGraaf at or at 269-965-3931 ext. 2211.