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Thursday
10/26/17

Techne Event: Open Call for Readers for event, Finnegans Waves

Posted by Tim on October 26, 2017 in Volunteering

A Reading Machine

Finnegans Waves is an artistic and social experiment in reading James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake out loud. This event will feature two spaces, where the audience can choose to be a reader, a listener or both.

Finnegans Waves will be read in twelve uninterrupted hours, each person reading in fifteen minute segments.

The Techne Institute is continuing to search for volunteers of all backgrounds and ages to be a part of the major event, Finnegans Waves: A Reading Machine, on November 1, 2017 at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center. They are looking for volunteer readers. Readers are asked to register and participate in 15 minutes slots, during which they will read a passage from Finnegans Wake, out loud, in one of many offered languages.  The reading space is private, and can only be accessed by registered readers.  The public programming space, our Recirculation Café, is open to the public for the duration of the program and features workshops, concerts, and a closed circuit feed of the reader space at the 9th Ward at Babeville. You may register as a reader at our eventbrite here. Please note, you do not have to bring your ticket, this is so you can reserve whichever 15 minute time slot if best for you. All readers will receive a free limited edition t-shirt, and the ability to say they were an active participant in this unique, performative event!

Attached is the event poster, which includes all details on the event, including the programming details for the Recirculation Café. This event is currently featured on the SUNY Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences website and in an interview with UBNow. The video teaser can be found on the website.

Wednesday
10/25/17

Service Opportunity: Inner-City School Tutoring

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2017 in Volunteering

The B.E.S.T. Tutoring Program is an initiative designed to assist at-risk and refugee students at Buffalo Public School #6 (Buffalo Elementary School of Technology). This semester, students will work with English as a New Language (ENL) students from 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 8th grade. Tutoring sessions will be held from 3:15-5:15PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Once you sign up, you will be contacted about orientation. We are also looking for student volunteers who can commit at least 10 tutoring sessions (20 hours) this semester, although it is not required to volunteer. 

As a city, Buffalo has the privilege of accepting and nurturing refugees from all over the world and provide for them the opportunity of a better future. This program provides us as citizens of Buffalo to participate in this wonderful tradition by helping to build and strengthen the academic foundations of these vibrant young students. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the sign-up sheet using the link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tDIi0Urx1esKtzvkgrt8vdTpY725MG3SS5YmFuDWIv0/edit?usp=sharing

Feel free to contact the BEST Tutoring Advisory Committee with any questions at ubbps6sponsorship@gmail.com

Monday
10/23/17

Apply Now! CSTEP Community Health Educator (CHE) Service Learning Course

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Are you interested an impactful service learning or leadership experience?  Are (you or someone you know) pursuing one of the allied health professions (medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, OT/PT, psychology, social work, biological sciences etc.).  Applications for the  Spring  2018 Campus Health Educator (CHE) cohort are available! This is a unique opportunity for students majoring in the allied health and science fields to engage in service learning, and educate their peers on a critically important health issue (see attached and below for more information).

The mission of the CSTEP Community Health Educator (CHE) Program is to increase the number of individuals participating in the blood donation as well as the organ donor registry through engagement in service learning.  Our commitment is to enhance and save lives through organ, tissue, eye, and blood donation, while maintaining respect for those who give the gift of life.  Allied health and science majors are charged with creating awareness and educating campus peers and the Buffalo community regarding the importance of organ donation – via a service learning partnership with Upstate New York Transplant Services.

Past CHE Student Testimonials

  • Reflecting on this experience, the service learning project allowed me to build on my communication, team building, advocacy and organizational skills.
  • Starting from the first day of orientation, throughout the end of the project, CHE was very exciting and an eye opening experience.
  • The opportunity to become a campus health educator was one of my best experiences. I had the chance to meet many great people who are full of ambition.

Benefits:

  • Earn 3.0 credit hours (this is a service learning course)
  • Develop communication, public speaking and team building skills
  • Networking with Healthcare professionals
  • Positively impacting a critical health issue – with our community partner Unyts

The CHE application is in the CSTEP office 222 Norton. Take advantage of this impactful experience! Applications are due by Thursday, November 16, 2017. 

Friday
09/29/17

Community Engagement Fair

Posted by Tim on September 29, 2017 in Community Announcements, Volunteering

When: October 10th from 11am-1pm

Where: Student Union Lobby

Head to the Student Union for the annual Community Engagement fair, where you can meet with local community organizations and learn how to get more involved on campus and in Buffalo. Agency representatives are excited to talk to you about their volunteer opportunities and help you find one that is just right for you!

Email Rachel DiDomizio, Community Engagement Coordinator, at racheld@buffalo.edu with any questions.

Friday
09/29/17

Saturday of Service with the American Red Cross

Posted by Tim on September 29, 2017 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

When: October 14th (Times TBD)

Where: Meet up in the SU Lobby (Transportation is provided)

Help the American Red Cross with their Fire Safety Campaign to save lives here in Western New York! RSVP on UBLinked here: https://buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1314590 

Friday
09/29/17

Alternate Spring Break Opportunities

Posted by Tim on September 29, 2017 in Honors Program Announcements, Research Information and Opportunities, Study Abroad, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Alternative Break Program: The Alternative Break program lets you volunteer, perform community service and have unique learning opportunities during your fall break (Thanksgiving), winter break or spring break. By spending time immersed in a new community, you’ll learn about your role as a global citizen, make new friends and connections, and discover how you can become an agent of change.

2017-18 Trip Descriptions:

Alternative Fall Break – Working with the Cleveland Leadership Center in Cleveland, OH (Nov 24-26)

The Cleveland Leadership Center is the premier center in the Cleveland community for building and engaging civic leadership capital.  They offer a variety of civic leadership programs and engagement opportunities designed to foster civic responsibility; create a culture of leadership that is inclusive, collaborative, and progressive; and make a dynamic impact on the community. Participants on this trip will be working with a variety of community organizations. (Estimated Trip Cost for Students – $250)

 

Alternative Winter Break – Environmental Sustainability in the Louisiana Wetlands (Jan 21-27)

Participants of this trip will travel to the Louisiana wetlands to discover the beauty of the bayou and the rich and vibrant culture of those that call it home. The group will learn about the cultural and ecological history of southern Louisiana and complete community service projects that will increase the long-term sustainability of this important region. (Estimated Trip Cost for Students – $825)

 

Alternative Spring Break – Women’s Rights History in Seneca Falls (March 17-19)

On this exciting alternative break trip, students will explore the rich history of the women’s rights movement. Participants will travel to Seneca Falls, NY and visit several of the sites that are integral to this movement. They will also perform dynamic service, making an impact within the visited communities. (Estimated Trip Cost For Students – TBD)

 

Alternative Spring Break – Give Where You Live in Buffalo, NY (March 19-23)

While staying in Buffalo, students participating in this trip will explore a variety of social issues affecting the Buffalo area. Students will volunteer with various community organizations and get a broader sense of the city. It is our hope that students will be left with an appreciation of our city and a passion to continue to volunteer and make change in our own backyard. (Estimated Trip Cost for Students – $155)

 

Alternative Spring Break – Educational Programs in the Dominican Republic (March 17-24)

Working with Outreach360, students will help teach English to the kids in Santiago, DR. Students will live out Outreach 360’s vision (to transform the world in which every child is able to pursue a college degree or to be gainfully employed upon reaching adulthood, enabling them to live a life of choice) while learning about the history of the Dominican Republic, exploring the culture and discuss what it really means to “make change” happen in a community. (Estimated Trip Cost for Students- $1600)

Application Link for Students: https://buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/137435 

Application Link for Staff Advisers: https://buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/140878  

Tuesday
09/12/17

Premeds With Borders (PMWB) Spring Break Travel Announcement

Posted by Tim on September 12, 2017 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

PMWB hosts yearly Spring Break volunteer trips to Central America, and this year they will be traveling to Nicaragua.

In order to express interest in “brigading” (volunteering), PMWB asks that you fill out the Brigader Application attached on Google Drive. In the application, many different questions you might have are addressed: what they’ll be doing, how much it’ll cost, and what you’ll need in order to brigade with them:

https://goo.gl/forms/0CBX3NliVjaPtbNn2

 

Wednesday
09/06/17

Walking Palms Global Initiative Student Trip

Posted by Tim on September 6, 2017 in Research Information and Opportunities, Study Abroad, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Buffalo Trip – January 18th-27th, 2018

Deposit Deadline Extended to November 8, 2017!

Overview

Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in April of 2016 resulting in high rates of mortality, morbidity, loss of homes, livelihoods and hope. Our medical clinic was developed in response to this tragic disaster and its lasting effects as we work towards recovery. We have set out to promote health from all its different angles through medical care, education, mental health attention, research and community building activities.

Who Are We?

We are the Walking Palms Global Initiative, an interdisciplinary team of young nurses, scientists and professional community developers on the ground that join forces with community members, Ecuadorian Ministry of Health, students, doctors and professionals in learning practical and theoretical applications toward ongoing global health disaster recovery.

Our Mission

Joining communities to promote sustainable development using a combination of education, holistic wellbeing techniques, medicine and research.

Be Part of Our Student Program!

Do you want to help disaster-stricken communities? Are you interested in learning about other cultures and alternative healthcare models? We are inviting engaged, curious and empathic students from relevant fields to come down to Ecuador for a hands on Global Health and Community Development Experience.

Our Student Program:

  • 40 hours of Clinical and Education Service to the
    communities
  • Medical Spanish Bootcamp
  • Sustainable Development Projects
  • Disaster Relief Training
  • Community Health Assessment Practice
  • Alternative Health Promotion Activities
  • Research Opportunities

Cost: $2,650

Cost includes all travel expenses, lodging & food, student program, and extra activities.

Contact Us!

Email: avriel@walkingpalms.org

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Our Website

Tuesday
09/05/17

Volunteer Opportunity with Liberty Partnerships Program

Posted by Tim on September 5, 2017 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Opportunity with Liberty Partnerships Program working with 5th-12th grade students for the duration of the academic year. Students can contact Lisa Kulka at lkulka@buffalo.edu for more information. Students should petition for this experience to count for Honors Credit.

Monday
08/21/17

Health Sciences Charter School Volunteer Opportunity

Posted by Tim on August 21, 2017 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Health Sciences Charter School is seeking UB students as classroom assistants in their Living Environment (Regents Biology) classes and labs.  Volunteer assistants will be expected to assist the classroom teacher 1-2 days per week, for at least one class period per day.  Classes periods are 45 minutes.  This is a great opportunity to connect with younger students interested in science and health careers and is a great activity to put on a resume.  Health Sciences Charter School is located at 1140 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, 14209.  It is 2 blocks from the Utica Station on the NFTA Metro Rail Line, or a short walk from the number 8 bus, along Main Street.  Please contact Sandra Small at 888-4851 or sksmall@buffalo.edu, if you are interested.