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Buffalo Arts Studios’s Trimania Volunteer Opportunity for April 14

Posted by Tim on March 19, 2018 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Buffalo Arts Studio is a not-for-profit arts organization serving our local community since 1991. They offer exhibitions, public art, and educational programs for people of all ages, and support local visual artists by providing exposure and affordable studio space.

Trimania is their largest fundraising event (held once every three years) and helps support their programming. This year’s event will be on Saturday, April 14th – just one month away – and is a great opportunity for students to volunteer with a local organization that has been serving the Western New York community for more than 25 years.

Please see the attached “Call for Volunteers” flyer to learn more about Trimania and how students can get involved. If you could please forward to students, student groups/organizations/clubs, student listservs, etc., that would be greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions or concerns or would like more information, please contact Jayne Hughes, Education Director for Buffalo Arts Studio via email at or call 716-833-4450 x11.


Boys Run On Seeks Looking for Volunteers

Posted by Tim on March 16, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Boys Run On is seeking energetic and highly motivated individuals who enjoy working with kids and are interested in volunteering their time, 2 days per week over the course of 9 weeks as BRO Mentors. The 9-week program will run between April 9 – June 8, 2018.

Boys Run On (BRO) is a Fun, Physical Activity based personal growth and development program for elementary school boys, grades 3-5, in our local Buffalo, NY communities.

Our focus is to deliver a Health, Wellness, Life Skills Development and Environmental Awareness program, providing the Tools, the Head and the Heart to make our boys physically fit, internally healthy, and successful in life.

This program is not just for athletes. It’s designed to encourage ALL boys that doing healthy things can be FUN! Through the BRO curriculum, we provide the necessary tools that will help carry these boys through life successfully. Inspiring them to navigate this world wisely and thrive in any environment. Please help us as we focus on providing this great program to more schools and after-school programs in our local community. Over the last three years, Boys Run On has experienced tremendous success, connecting with boys throughout Buffalo.

In 2018, our goal is to make sure the BRO program is accessible to boys in Buffalo, seeking a program that will expose them to teamwork, healthy lifestyles, and FUN!
2018 Mentor Volunteer Position Description:
As a volunteer mentor you will have an incredible impact on boys in grades 3 – 5. You will be providing them with the skills necessary to be healthy and successful regardless of what they choose to do in life. We want your skills and talents to be part of that success.
Boys Run On will train and equip you with our BRO curriculum. This will include all of the easily followed daily plans (designed by Doctors, PTs, Exercise Physiologists) for you to follow. This is an invaluable opportunity to gain work-related experience, build a resume, and support youth in our local communities.
Program Goals & Objectives:
• Provide a safe atmosphere for emotional expression, growth and development
• Provide necessary life and social skills not always acquired elsewhere
• Provide proper neuromuscular growth, strength and balance development
• Support BRO participants complete a 5K run at the end of the 9-week session. Here they will see their hard work payoff.
Time Commitment:
• Pre-program Mentor Training Session (Saturday, March 24th 8:30 am – 1:30 pm)
• Two days per week after school for an hour and forty-five minutes (assigned location to be determined)
• CPR Certification
• 5k Celebration Run (Friday, June 8th @ 7 pm. Buffalo State Harbor Park)
Is this for you?:
• Are you in alignment with our beliefs?
• Do you enjoy working with kids?
• Do you want to help inspire our BRO participants?
If YES, then we’d love to hear from you!
Mentor Volunteer placements and assignments will be determined based on one-on-one phone interviews with students. For more information or to submit your resume, please email or call Xander Covert at 716-361-4799.


March for Science Recruitment

Posted by Tim on March 12, 2018 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Volunteer for the 2nd Annual Buffalo March for Science and Fair!

Saturday, April 14th, 2018
Niagara Square to Canalside

Recruitment Nights:

Tuesday, March 13th @ 5:30 p.m.:
Furnas 206, UB North Campus

Wednesday, March 14th @ 7:00 p.m.:
Spot Coffee, Elmwood

For more information:


International Service Opportunity: Become a Dance Diplomat!

Posted by Tim on February 26, 2018 in Volunteering

Become a Dance Diplomat!

Join an international dance exchange.

Travel, teach, and dance in Panama or Brazil this summer!

Teach dance at youth foundations, take class from local professionals in many styles, and discover history and culture through movement.

July 15-22, 2018

August 8-17, 2018

For more information:


Join the Top 1% of Leaders on Campus and Apply to NRHH!

Posted by Tim on February 19, 2018 in Community Announcements, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Join the top 1% of leaders on campus and apply to the NRHH!

Are you an active leader in your on-campus residence hall or apartment? Do you love community service? We want to recognize and develop your leadership skills! Join the top 1% of leaders on campus and apply to join the National Residence Hall Honorary! We accept applications on a rolling basis. Apply online here:


AAUW Tech Savvy Program Volunteers Needed March 17

Posted by Tim on February 12, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Call for Volunteers – AAUW Tech Savvy Program –Saturday, March 17

Register to volunteer by Feb 24.

AAUW, the American Association of University Women, is a national organization advocating for equity and education for women and girls.  Locally, the Buffalo branch – sixth oldest branch in the country—provides scholarship and interest-free loans for women and men.

The branch will host its thirteenth anniversary Tech Savvy conference on Saturday, March 17, at the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) campus.  Tech Savvy inspires middle school girls to pursue careers in STEM (science, engineering, technology, and math) areas through fun workshops.  The on a roll program provides follow-through sessions for high school girls.  And, adult sessions feature topics for parents, teachers, and other adults.   This year’s theme : I am a Tech Savvy Girl: Ingenious, Innovative, Insightful!

Tech Savvy Buffalo is the flagship program for the national Tech Savvy program, with new sites nationwide since 2014.

Along with support from AAUW, the conference is made possible due to support from Praxair, Baxter, and UB’s School of Engineering & Applied Sciences.

The program is run by approximately 100+ volunteers.   Volunteers are needed to help with set up, registration, room monitoring, ushering, and snack services.  Volunteers are needed for the full conference (7AM – 5pm)  or for morning (7 AM – 1pm) or afternoon (noon – 5pm) shifts.

Volunteers will receive continental breakfast, lunch, and t-shirt.  Volunteers are also invited to the pre-Tech Savvy reception on Friday, March 16.

Recent college graduates (within last two years) who volunteer can receive a complimentary first year national AAUW membership.

Volunteers are asked to sign up and provide the information below at


Information Requested from all  Volunteers



Grade Level & Major

Phone Number

Email address

Mailing Address

T shirt size (generic adult sizes)

Any preference for type of assignment – or any restrictions

Preference for shift (morning, afternoon, or all day)

Please also let us know how you heard about this conference / volunteering.

If you will graduate within the next year or graduated in the last two years, are you interested in AAUW national membership? (yes/no)

If yes, please indicate Degree & Graduation Date


Additional Questions? Email us at              

Thank you!!!


Volunteers Needed to Help with Tag Week Events

Posted by Tim on January 29, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help with the following three tasks:

Monday, February 26, “tagging” signs on north campus at 8am

Tuesday, February 27, stations between 10am-2pm

Thursday, March 1, stations between 10am-2pm

Students should email Allison Suflita in the Honors College at and include their first and last names, email address, availability on Tuesday/Thursday and preference for North or South Campus, and tee shirt size (S,M,L,XL,XXL,XXXL).

More information on TAG Week can be found here:


Become a Blackstone LaunchPad Ambassador!

Posted by Tim on January 10, 2018 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Are you passionate about entrepreneurship? Become a Blaser!

Blackstone LaunchPad Ambassador for Student Engagement and Recruitment

Open to undergraduate students from all majors!

*Available for Internship Credit*


  • Training and professional development
  • Leadership Assessments
  • Access to exclusive, invitation-only events

Seeking applications for spring 2018…apply TODAY:

For more information,, contact Blackstone at


Aloma D. Johnson Charter School Volunteers Needed with After School Program

Posted by Tim on December 21, 2017 in Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Aloma D. Johnson Charter School (in North Buffalo) is interested in having some UB students engage with their students through their after-school program between 4:00 and 5:00 during the week. They are looking for a consistent commitment but are flexible in terms of what days students or groups of students come. They are interested in having students engage around basic literacy activities- they have the materials and will go over everything with the students.

If interested or for more information, please email Tim Matthews:



Seeking Students to Participate in #EmTechMOOC Pilot Program

Posted by Tim on December 14, 2017 in Community Announcements, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The State University of New York (SUNY):

Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success MOOC


This MOOC is targeted to the needs of ALL learners, including students, faculty, and anyone with a desire to learn how to use emerging technologies to succeed in today’s rapidly changing world.

We are seeking participants (especially students) for the pre-launch MOOC pilot.

The 3-week pilot begins January 4th, 2018.

Please add your contact information to this form if you are interested in participating.

We will randomly select 3 MOOC completers who will each receive an iTunes card valued at $15, in addition to digital badges and a Coursera Certificate of Completion awarded to all completers.

Forward this announcement to anyone who may be interested, to introduce them to #EmTechMOOC !

Emerging Tech MOOC Press Release

The State University of New York (SUNY) announces:

Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success MOOC

Why enroll in #EmTechMOOC ?

Learning with technology has become a huge part of our lives but how do you use established and emerging technology tools for career and personal advancement in today’s digital age?

  • Participants will build a personal toolbox to assist them in effectively using web-based technology tools for learning and career advancement.
  • Participants will create an ePortfolio to serve as a digital collection to showcase their skills, experience, and accomplishments, and provide evidence of their personal learning and discovery process.
  • Participants also earn digital badges and Coursera certification to display in their ePortfolios and social networks to share their accomplishments with peers and prospective employers.

#EmTechMOOC learners will gain a deeper understanding of:

  • The value and implications of using established and emerging technology tools for career and personal advancement in today’s digital age.
  • Lifelong learning strategies needed to keep pace with technology change.

Registration for the full MOOC opens spring 2018 through Coursera.

Note: #EmTechMOOC is modeled after the SUNY Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP) < > which successfully ran for 5 years as SUNY-wide professional development to explore and reflect on the use of emerging technology tools to expand tech-infused pedagogy.