Monday, April 10, 2017

Moulage Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed to assist as patients for Citizen Corps Program practice exercises!
April 13th 7:30-9:30 PM
April 20th 6-9:30 PM

This is perfect for an individual, family, or group!  
Boy scouts and girls scouts who have earned or are working toward their first aid badge can gain some great experience!  
Drama students can learn some makeup tips!
Other Citizen Corps Volunteers can also be of great assistance!

For more information or to sign up, contact Penny Beeman at or 616-755-8050!

Ionia Conservation District Needs Volunteers!

Volunteers Needed
Each year the Conservation District provides over 30,000 trees to be planted over the Michigan landscape.
It takes several hands to make this large event run smoothly. 
If you like trees and would like to learn more about the seedlings that you have purchased this spring or in the past,  please consider volunteering in honor of Arbor Day week on April 26th

We will package tree seedlings on this day starting at 8:00 am and ending about 4:00 pm.  We will hold the event at the Ionia Fair grounds in the front Merchant building.  Lunch provided.

The Ionia Conservation District is proud to promote tree planting.  Trees are a renewable resource that can provide multiple benefits to people and wildlife. 

Please contact me by email or phone if you would like to volunteer.
Melissa Eldridge

Melissa Eldridge, District Manager
Ionia Conservation District
431 Swartz Ct. #300
Ionia, MI 48846
616-527-2620 ex 101

‘The best time to plant a tree was 40 years ago.  The next best time is now!” Ed Blyth, Ionia Conservation District Board of Directors

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Relay Skate Night!

Join TEAM SHILOH in supporting Relay For Life of Ionia County by attending this event! All ages are welcome to attend with a $5 donation that includes entry, skate rental, and your chance to vote for your favorite participating Relay For Life Team.  We will also have games on the skating floor and off the skating floor, so bring some extra fun money!

You do not have to be a part of a Relay For Life team to participate in this event!  
Everyone is welcome!

If you are part of a Relay Team and want to sign your team up to participate and receive some of the donations for YOUR team, contact Penny at

Much thanks goes out to everyone who attended this event!  
We had a great turnout and raised over $230 for Relay For Life of Ionia County!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

8th Grade Pop Can Drive

We will be collecting returnable cans and bottles to help students and chaperoning parents fund their trip to Washington DC in June. All students and parents attending the trip who participate in the collection of returnables will split 100% of the proceeds from the drive.

Starting now thru 4/8/2017 returnables can be dropped off at 447 King ST Ionia, MI. 

Saturday March 25th we will have a team collecting returnables at TSC in Ionia. There will be other fundraising events for the trip that day as well.

Saturday 4/8/2017 students and parents will be going house to house to collect returnables, if you wish to have them stop by, please message us a time and address for us to stop and pick them up!

We can also collect and store any cans donated beforehand! If you are a local business or collect a lot of returnables quickly and wish to participate, let me know and I will stop by regularly to collect your cans leading up to the dates of the fundraiser!

Any questions or anyone wishing to volunteer, please message us on facebook or call/text 616-291-6544


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

20- Hour CERT Class

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills,
such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Free CERT Training includes:
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Fire Suppression
  • Beginning First Aid & Triage
  • Light Search & Rescue

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT Members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

CERT Members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

CERT Training follows a national standard that teaches Volunteer Safety is the most important concern.  CERT Members are instructed to help themselves and their families first and then reach out to their community if they are able.  CERT Members also learn through hands on activities and practicing skills.CERT Members do different activities and exercises to better their skills.

H.O. Steele Education Center
10260 S Sheridan Rd, 
Fenwick, MI 48834

Thursday Nights 
6:00 PM to 10:00PM
March 16th thru April 20th!
To register call 616-755-8050 or email

Friday, February 17, 2017

Relay For Life Kick Off

Be sure to join us for the Kick Off of the 2017 Relay For Life of Ionia County!

Monday, January 2, 2017

MLK Day of Service

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service - #MLKDay

What is the MLK Day of Service?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"
Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.
The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.  Make a pledge to serve your community for MLK Day of Service and register that pledge at this link!

Hosting a project?

If your organization is planning an MLK Day of Service project and you are looking for additional volunteers, please email details to to have YOUR project added to this blog!