Thank you for volunteering at MiCareerQuest Middle Michigan, the largest career exploration event for high school students in this region. It could not take place without your help.

Event Date & Location

October 11, 2024 | 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

(Volunteer check-in opens at 6 am)

Saginaw Valley State University Ryder Center
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710

Park in R Lot and enter the SW side of the building at Campus Recreation Center. Report directly to the volunteer check-in desk and hospitality area. Your group captain will hold a brief meeting at 7 AM.

We are excited you are joining us and want you to know some key information about your role.

Volunteer Orientation

Report directly to the volunteer check-in desk and hospitality area. Your group captain will hold a brief meeting at 7 AM.

Volunteer Roles

Every volunteer job is important to the smooth operation of MiCareerQuest Middle Michigan. You will be assigned a role (or two) in advance of the event:

  • Parking, Bus Drop-off/Pickup
  • Bus Greet Welcome Teams
  • Pool Noodle Aisle Monitor
  • Industry Sector Liaison/runner
  • Registration Desk Ryder Center
  • Volunteer & Exhibitor Registration
  • Rest Room & Elevator Monitors
  • Guest Services
  • Hospitality Team
  • Holding Parking Lot
  • Student Exit Guides
  • Info Special Needs Attendant
  • Time-Keeper Music Maker
  • Medical & Emergency Snack Area
  • VIP Main Entrance Floater
Volunteer Parking

Volunteers are required to park their vehicles in R Lot. There is overflow parking across the street in K Lot. Signage to this area will be in place and the event’s parking lot team also can direct you to the volunteer parking location. Please lock your doors.

What to Wear

All volunteers will be given a blue event t-shirt to wear. These shirts must be worn on the outside of your clothing if layered. Also remember this event is in late September so dress accordingly. The venue is heated, but there may be drafts near the doors. Parking lot volunteers will be given special vests to wear. Everyone should wear comfortable shoes. Most volunteers will be on their feet all day. Also, wear comfortable pants. Jeans are fine.

Bags and Personal Items

Volunteers will be able to leave coats in the volunteer storage room. However, we strongly recommend you do not bring valuable items, as we will not be able to lock them up.

Food and Beverages

Bottled water and snacks will be available to volunteers and lunch will be provided to refuel during the day.

Inclement Weather

Mother Nature will not cancel MiCareerQuest Middle Michigan. Please check the event website for additional information in the event of inclement weather.

Safety and Security

The event will be staffed by a security team. We do not expect any situations, but volunteers are asked to keep an eye out for anything suspicious or illegal. We request that you immediately share any concerns with a member of the event’s executive committee or security team.


Georges Wright, Sr Program Manager, Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works!
(833) 531-1945 x4393 | wrightg5@michiganworks.com

Tawnee Van Horn, MIS Manager, Michigan Works! Region 7B
(989) 426-8571 x1314 | tvanhorn@michworks4u.org