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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

 

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.

Tuesday
07/25/17

Volunteers Needed for Tonawanda Coke Soil Sampling Study

Posted by Tim on July 25, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

In federal court, the Tonawanda Coke Corporation was convicted of breaking serious environmental laws, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Clean Air Act (CAA). As a part of the sentencing, Tonawanda Coke was ordered to fund community environmental health studies, including the soil study, which is a collaboration between the University at Buffalo Chemistry Department, Citizen Science Community Resources, and the Fredonia State College Chemistry Department. This comprehensive soil study tests for a wide range of chemical contaminants in an area which includes Eastern Grand Island, Town and City of Tonawanda, Black Rock/Riverside, and North Buffalo.

Citizen Science Community Resources is currently searching for dependable volunteers to help with our full-scale soil sampling, planned for the month of August. In particular, residents of this area and people interested in environmental issues are encouraged to get involved. If you would like to get involved, please indicate your availability for one of the required Volunteer Training Sessions and your availability for Soil Study Volunteering. If you have any questions, please contact me at mfalcone@buffalo.edu, or our Community Organizer Katie Little at katie@csresources.org.

Monday
07/24/17

UB Pride and Service Day Volunteer Opportunity Opening Weekend August 26

Posted by Tim on July 24, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

UB is organizing a UB Pride & Service morning on Saturday, August 26th from 9:00am-1:30pm as part of Opening Weekend. There are some wonderful service sites lined up for student volunteers around Buffalo. Transportation and a lunch are included, and lunch will be available following the service from 12:30-1:30pm.

For more information, please contact the Honors College at: honors@buffalo.edu.

To sign up, please visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclxDdtAcnDsGQiXUaufnc3XzA9HeOsi2HB7OESUMCryPze1w/viewform.

Tuesday
04/04/17

Orientation Volunteers for International Student Orientation

Posted by Tim on April 4, 2017 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 2017 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 tasks 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 18-26), please complete the application at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/63Z8LMG (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.

Please note: Orientation Volunteers MUST be available from Friday, August 18 to Saturday, August 26. Additionally, Orientation Volunteers MUST be currently enrolled UB students.

Wednesday
03/22/17

ReTree the District is Back in Action April 22!

Posted by Tim on March 22, 2017 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

ReTree The District
Planting Trees and Building the Community
Saturday, April 22
Meet at 9:00 a.m. at UDCDA Housing Office, 995 Kensington Avenue
To sign up and learn more, visit: ourheights.org/retree

We’ve hit our 1,000 tree goal, but we’re not stopping yet! Help us continue to plant trees and build community across University District.

Join your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues on Earth Day for ReTree the District’s Spring 2017 planting day! Help us plant 80 trees across Buffalo’s University District.

The Spring 2017 planting will be held on Saturday, April 22nd. Volunteers are asked to arrive at the UDCDA’s Housing Office located at 995 Kensington Avenue at 9AM to register for the day.

Please pre-register for the day by visiting the ReTree website or filling out this form. If you are bringing a group, please have each group member fill out the form.

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

Without the support of volunteers like you, ReTree the District would not be possible! 

ReTree the District is a community development initiative in Buffalo’s University District that has planted 1,000 trees across the community. The project is reinvesting in our urban tree canopy, strengthening ties among neighbors, restoring our parks and greenspaces, and encouraging hands-on volunteerism.

Tuesday
03/07/17

Community Day

Posted by Tim on March 7, 2017 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

I wanted to contact you about our office’s upcoming Community Day on Saturday April 8th. As you may know this is a wonderful opportunity for students to volunteer and participate in community projects. However, more specifically, this year we would also like to put together a group of 3-4 exceptional students who would be able to help our staff directly that day at Allen Hall as we coordinate the registration and shuttling of students off to their projects.

This would not be a huge time commitment for any interested student. It would only involve helping us on the event day from around 8:30am – 1:00pm, and we may also schedule some sort of short pre-event day briefing as well to orient our administrative volunteers and VISTA cohort (who will be helping out as site captains).

Breakfast will be provided and also lunch for anyone participating in Community Day, and any volunteering students will also be eligible for the prizes that we will be raffling off.

To sign up contact Daniel Kelly at dpkelly3@buffalo.edu

Thursday
03/02/17

Beyond the Block Volunteering

Posted by Tim on March 2, 2017 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Beyond the Block: Interested in being a social entrepreneur and leading the global education movement? Join Beyond the Block! We are currently looking for students interested in mentoring, curriculum development, graphic design, web development, and social media outreach. Students from all disciplines are welcome!