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Volunteers Needed for Opening Weekend Pride & Service Day August 25

Posted by trm7 on August 10, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Welcome Weekend Pride & Service Day 2018
Saturday, August 25, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Join fellow UB students, faculty and staff for Opening Weekend Pride & Service Day!

Spend the day taking part in this annual tradition, volunteering in Buffalo and learning about your community. There are some wonderful service sites lined up for student volunteers around Buffalo.

To Sign-up, please visit:


Tutors Needed for the Science & Technology Enrichment Program

Posted by on July 2, 2018 in Community Announcements, Tutoring, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Seeking college students who would like to tutor middle school and high school students in science and math.

University at Buffalo

Science & Technology Enrichment Program (STEP)

Pre-collegiate Preparatory Program serving students in grades 7-12

Call or stop in their office for more information.
South Campus-Diefendorf Annex room #4: 716-829-5676


Salvation Army Seeks Volunteers

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Community Announcements, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers for two days:

1) National Donut Day – Friday, June 1 from 7-9am

2) 13th annual Red Kettle Open golf tournament from 10:30am-5:00pm. Volunteers can work in shifts.

Any chance you could share this information with people and let me know if anyone is available. Thanks!

Demi Walsh
Red Kettle/Volunteer Coordinator
The Salvation Army Buffalo Area Services
960 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
work: (716) 888-6220
cell: (716) 563-5670


Recruiting Orientation Volunteers for Fall 2018 International Student Orientation

Posted by on April 23, 2018 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Do you like making an impact? Do you find it rewarding to help out?  Do you like being part of a team?  If you said yes, then ISSS is looking for you.  

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is now recruiting students to serve as Orientation Volunteers (OVs) for our Fall 2018 International Student Orientation. While working with ISSS staff and fellow students is a lot of fun, our dedicated volunteers are crucial to the success of our week-long orientation. OVs are expected to be engaging, enthusiastic, committed, and respectful. Throughout the week, OV will gain great leadership experience while also performing tasks that vary from handling important documents and distributing materials to directing student traffic and fielding general questions about UB.

If you are interested in being an Orientation and are available (August 17-25), please complete the application at the following link: (even if you served as an International Student Orientation Volunteer in the past).

If you know any other students (international or domestic students of any citizenship, academic level, major, etc.) who might be interested in serving as an OV, please encourage them to complete the application in the link above. Group interviews for new OVs will be conducted in April/early May.

Please note: Orientation Volunteers MUST be available from Friday, August 17 to Saturday, August 25. Additionally, Orientation Volunteers MUST be currently enrolled UB students.



Posted by on April 23, 2018 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The American Lung Association is having a LUNG FORCE Walk on June 7th at the Buffalo Harbor State Park.  I was wondering if any of your honors members would be interested in volunteering at our LUNG FORCE Walk.  Volunteers will be needed from 4pm-7:30pm.  Volunteers will be helping with registration, t-shirts, water stops, and signage.  If your members need volunteer hours, we would be happy to sign off on the 3.5 hours the volunteers work.  If interested, please email


UBReUSE Looking for Student Volunteers

Posted by on April 12, 2018 in Networking, Stress Relief, Student Clubs, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

UBreUSE is going on its third year of operation at UB this year, and we need help from motivated underclassmen. As a leader in sustainability on campus I was hoping you would be able to connect me with some people that you have identified as young leaders. A little bit about UBreUSE to share with your students:

UBreUSE is University at Buffalo’s official zero waste initiative move out program started by a handful of UB’s Education and Leadership Fellows for Sustainability (including baby freshman me!) back in Spring 2016. Since then we have diverted over 12,000 lbs of waste from the landfill, and earned over $3,000 from sales.

The Problem: During move out of people throw away items that aren’t garbage (Clothing, kitchen ware, rugs, shower caddies, even mini fridges and TVs, etc) because they don’t need them anymore or can not take everything home with them. These items are completely fixable or usable, yet they are going directly to landfill.

Our Solution: We believed that we could do something about this needless waste, and decided to organize a way to collect all of the unwanted goods and find people whodid want them.

Turns out, the people who want this exact stuff are UB underclassmen moving into the same dorms in the fall! SO what we do is this:

1.) Collection during move out week

2.) Storage in Trailers on campus, refurbish and clean items over the summer

3.) SALE of all items during move in week (late August/early September)

What we need:

This program is an entity of UB Sustainability and we are supported by Pro Staff, but it is completely student driven. UBreUSE needs hard working and dedicated students to make it work. Active volunteers who can not only help out during event weeks, but can represent UBreUSE year round and be a part of the team. We work hard and have lots of fun year round. In addition to needing team members, we are also looking for students who show initiative to promote to team leaders to carry out the program in the future.

To learn more or to help, please contact….

Kayleigh Hamernik

UBreUSE Project Manager

University at Buffalo Honors College ’19

Environmental Studies B.S.


Women’s Education School Supply Drive for Uganda

Posted by on March 26, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The UB Women’s Education club is running a supply drive for an orphanage in Uganda. The orphanage is called Home of Joy, and it is located in Masindi, Uganda. The drive will be starting next week and we will be collecting gently used school supplies: books, pens, pencils, handheld sharpeners, folders, notebooks, paper, ect. The students there are mostly survivors of the conflict in the South Sudan, a conflict which claimed their parents.

Donations can be dropped off in the Honors College suite.  A bin will be placed in the lounge for your donations.


Peace Corps Information Session March 28

Posted by on March 23, 2018 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed, Workshops

Peace Corps Information Session
March 28, 2018
12-1 p.m. in 108 Capen Hall, North Campus
2:30-3:30 p.m. 220 Hayes Hall, South Campus

The Peace Corps is a 2-year service opportunity for motivated change-makers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. Peace Corps volunteers fully integrate into host country communities, where they live and work on projects related to education, health, economic development, environment, agriculture and youth development.

Join us at this information session to learn about Volunteer experiences, ask questions about service and benefits, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.

For questions about this event, please contact Anne Tatarsky at or call 585-524-6857.

RSVP to attend HERE


Buffalo Arts Studios’s Trimania Volunteer Opportunity for April 14

Posted by 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 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.