University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
06/21/21

Rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors…Become and Honors College Peer Mentor!

Posted by Tim on June 21, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

We hope you are enjoying the summer!

If you are interested in serving as a Peer Mentor in the Honors Connections Program during the 2021-2022 academic year, please fill out our onlineapplication by Friday, June 25th.

The Honors College Peer Mentor Program is designed to help first-year Honors students adjust to life at UB and to the Honors College experience. Our intent is that through this program, our incoming students feel welcome at UB and excited to be a part of the Honors College family.

As an Honors Connections Program Mentor, you will be asked to communicate with your assigned first-year student(s) within two weeks of receiving their contact information, which will be around mid-July. In addition, you will be expected to:

  • Meet with your mentee(s) during the first two weeks of classes via zoom or in-person
  • Encourage participation in Honors College and campus-wide activities
  • Help answer general questions or concerns your mentee(s) may have

In general, we hope that each mentor will help make the transition to college a little easier for our new Honors College scholars.

If selected, Honors Peer Mentors will be required to submit a mini-profile of themselves to be shared with their peer mentee, including a photo.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email honors@buffalo.edu and we will reply as soon as we are able.

Friday
06/18/21

Office of Academic Integrity seeks Student Integrity Ambassadors

Posted by Tim on June 18, 2021 in Student Job Opportunities, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The Office of Academic Integrity (OAI) is seeking applications for Student Integrity Ambassadors (SIAs) for the 2021-22 academic year. Integrity Ambassadors will have a prevalent role on campus and will be able to specialize and develop in a number of areas, including programming and outreach, student mentoring, serving on hearing committees, and developing written and video works, among other opportunities. This position will provide students with a foundation of ethics and integrity as well as monthly leadership workshops for both hands-on and training-based professional development. Through the Integrity Ambassador program, students will collaborate with a group of goal-oriented peers and will be able to apply their personal strengths in the promotion of integrity, honesty, and excellence on campus. This is a volunteer position, and Ambassadors will spend up to five hours a week on responsibilities with opportunity to set and execute their own goals.

If you feel you could be a role model for excellence among the student body, we strongly encourage you to apply at http://bit.ly/oai-app. Applications close on July 16th with interviews scheduled shortly thereafter.

For more information, please refer to the attached flyer and the position description on the first page of the application. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at prov.jpraymor@provost.buffalo.edu and I will be happy to help.

Tuesday
06/08/21

The Tool Library Needs Volunteers!

Posted by Tim on June 8, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

LIke us on Facebook LIke us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Twitter Add us on Instagram Add us on Instagram   S.O.S. SEND HELP!   The Tool Library is 100% volunteer-powered and we need your help to continue to deliver the tool borrowing service you’ve come to know and love     Many of our members don’t know that The Tool Library is completely volunteer-run. Our Tooligans make us who we are.

Not only have they helped us stay open during a pandemic, but helped the organization thrive as we meet the need in our community. While membership has skyrocketed by over 40% this past year to nearly 900 members, our volunteer base has struggled to keep up with demand.

Rest assured that while our board is hard at work on longer term solutions, like bringing on paid staff, we are in desperate need of volunteers to help keep our doors open, tools running, and provide the service y’all know and love.

If you’re kind, creative, a problem solver, passionate about tools, sharing, and building a better world, you might just be a tool librarian in the making! 

Want to learn more about what a day in the life of a Tool Library volunteer is like? Check out the full job description on our website.

Join us and become a volunteer by clicking the link below.       SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER
Monday
04/12/21

Plant Relocation Work Day Volunteers Needed for April 16

Posted by Tim on April 12, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

There is a major construction project happening this summer/fall on South.  Many of the established plants outside of Foster, facing Harriman Quad, will be disturbed as a result.  The project’s landscape architect has suggested that it is possible to save many of these plants, if we transplant them now—while they are still dormant. 

15-20 volunteers are needed April 16, 2021 at 11:00 am. Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or wet. There will be pizza for all volunteers!

This would be a rain or shine event, and it’s a great way to ensure that these beautiful plants do not sustain damage during a future construction project! 

For more information or to sign up, please contact Erin Moscati at: emoscati@buffalo.edu

Thursday
04/01/21

Volunteers Needed for a Study on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Theory

Posted by Tim on April 1, 2021 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

This year has been incredibly stressful for everyone, and many individuals have felt the need to seek help coping with their emotions. The University at Buffalo’s Depression Research and Treatment Program is seeking study participants interested in engaging in the online Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course, Be Mindful. Multiple studies have shown that this four-week online intervention can reduce depressive symptoms, perceived stress, and anxiety symptoms. Participation in this study will allow you to access the Be Mindful materials free of charge. This study will be completed entirely online.

We are seeking college students currently experiencing some emotional distress, who have experienced more severe symptoms of depression in the past. If you are interested in learning more about our study, please email study staff at DRTLab.UB@gmail.com

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Monday
03/22/21

VAXWNY volunteers sought

Posted by Tim on March 22, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

VAXWNY volunteers sought

The Vaccinate Western New York hub is seeking qualified volunteers to assist with COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

Honors experience credit available if you volunteer at least 45 hours.

For more information visit: https://www.vaxwny.org/volunteer/

Wednesday
02/03/21

Virtual Tutoring Opportunity with Buffalo Public Schools

Posted by Tim on February 3, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Tutoring, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The B.E.S.T. Tutoring Program is an initiative designed to provide tutoring and mentorship to students at Buffalo Public School #6 (Buffalo Elementary School of Technology). Students of varying refugee status and/or of families seeking citizenship comprise a significant portion of our outreach. Last semester, we transitioned to a virtual format and will be continuing our weekly virtual tutoring sessions.

Since the virtual initiative began, we have received reports of increased attendance, engagement, and benefit from the students and teachers of Buffalo Public School #6. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our current volunteers for their dedication, and want to extend an invitation to others who are interested in making a lasting impact on young, local, 6th & 7th graders.

We are offering 3 volunteer tutor spots from 2:45-3:45 p.m. every Tuesday, beginning February 9th. All UB students are eligible to volunteer after a mandatory orientation (despite this club’s foundation in the Jacobs School of Medicine). This semester we are also implementing a waitlist for desiring volunteers, in case additional sessions open up.

 If you are interested in volunteering, please sign-up using this link:

Spring Volunteer Sign Up

Building and strengthening the academic foundation of these vibrant, young students is a great way to give back and take a break from studying– All from the comfort of your laptop!

Sunday
11/01/20

Tutoring Opportunity for Buffalo Public Schools

Posted by Tim on November 1, 2020 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Job Opportunity, Networking, New Programs, Tutoring, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

We are beginning a tutoring program with high school students from Buffalo Public Schools, and as such, we are seeking undergraduate-level tutors, particularly those in math and science. 

Tutoring will be held Monday-Thursday between 2-5 p.m. We are asking that those who are interested commit to at least two afternoons per week.

Ideally, we are looking for tutors who could qualify for a Work Study program; that would allow them to be paid for their time. Otherwise, the tutors would need to work on a volunteer basis.

You can apply on Handshake and can certainly reach out to me directly with any questions. 

Thank you for your consideration and help with this matter!

Friday
09/25/20

The Office of Student Engagement presents: Alternative Break Trips 20-21

Posted by Tim on September 25, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Information Session, Student experience, Volunteering

Give back to your local community over winter and spring break! Participants will complete in-person community service projects (while following health and safety guidelines), meet with local non-profit agencies and connect with likeminded peers!

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Friday
09/18/20

Alternative Break Information Session

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2020 in Event, Information Session, Student experience, Volunteering

Come learn about the four various Alternative Break programs that are being offered in January 2021 and Spring Break (March) 2021!

Alternative Break programs let you volunteer, perform community service and have unique learning opportunities during winter break or spring break. By spending time  immersed in the 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

Access more information and RSVP