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Call for Honors Kickoff Volunteers on Thursday, August 24…early-move in opportunity if living on campus!

Posted by Tim on July 31, 2023 in Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

We are reaching out to recruit volunteers to assist with welcoming the incoming class of 2027 at Fall Kickoff on Thursday, August 24th!

Responsibilities for the day include:

  • Participation in a virtual training in August (to be scheduled the week of August 14th)
  • Arriving at Slee Hall at 10:15 AM the day of Fall Kickoff to help with check-in and to be available until the day concludes around 3:30 PM
  • Leading, alongside another volunteer, a group of new students from session to session
  • Facilitate a session with your group, doing icebreakers and other activities for students to get to know each other.

Volunteers will receive:

  • Lunch for the day
  • The opportunity to move in early in order to be on campus and assist with the day.

If you are interested, please complete the following form by Friday, August 4th.

If you have any questions, please contact Neil Savoy at


Honors College Photo Library

Posted by Tim on April 3, 2023 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Buffalo Bits, Career Oportunities, Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Fellowships, Graduate Assistant, Graduate School Programs, Honors College Scholarships, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Honors Seminars, Honors Student Council, Information Session, Job Opportunity, Networking, New Programs, Paid Student Experience, Podcast, Registration and Seminar Information, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Student Assistant, Student Clubs, Student experience, Student Housing, Student Job Opportunities, Study Abroad, Summer Courses, Summer Research, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring, Uncategorized, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed, Winter Session, Work Study Opportunity, Workshops

Do you want to be more involved with the Honors College? Do you want to be featured on the Honors College Instagram? Upload photos to our NEW Honors College Photo Library! We want to see all the amazing things our Honors Scholars are up to!

Click the link to upload your photos and be featured on our social media platforms:


Science Olympiad Seeks Student Volunteers for December 10 and February 4

Posted by Tim on November 14, 2022 in Community Announcements, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

I am reaching out to see if you are able to help us secure student volunteers for Science Olympiad again this year. The scrimmage is December 10, 2022 and the regional is February 4, 2023. Both are held on the campus of SUNY Buffalo State. Volunteers would be needed from about 7am to 3pm. Breakfast and lunch are provided in the volunteer check-in area. It is an indoors only event. No parking pass is required. 

Science Olympiad is a competition event for local/regional high schools, with the Regional event in our area being held at SUNY Buffalo State. I am an event coordinator this year. There are dozens of events/competitions being held throughout the day and breakfast and lunch are provided for volunteers. The overall coordinator for this areas event, the Science Olympiad Lake Erie/Niagara Division C event, is Pat Ballow. I have included her in this email. Her email is I am helping her secure volunteers for both the scrimmage and regional competition. 

At a very high level, the competition is for regional high school students to compete in STEM activities. This could range from a paper test, to lab-type work (Chemistry, Earth Science), or an event that requires building something like a bridge or an airplane. For many of the “build” events, the 7am-8am hour is for “impound” where the students entries are weighed or measured and then surrendered to the coordinators so they cannot be modified throughout the day. Generally speaking the most volunteer help is needed for the build events or lab work. Some of the events require some amount of PPE such as goggles. 

You can also reach out to Tom Piwtorak with questions at who is coordinating the event.


Volunteers Needed with the International Institute of Buffalo in the Finance Department

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2022 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed


INTERNSHIP TITLE:         Bookkeeper Intern

HOURS PER WEEK: 10-15 (Flexible) preferably available Fridays for at least 4 hours 

DURATION: about 3 months-Flexible

DESCRIPTION: The Finance department is looking for a Finance intern who will be responsible for the daily functions in the accounting department, accurate recording of revenue & expense activities, and timely collection of accounts receivable and payments to vendors. Also special projects as requested.

SUPERVISOR(S): Kristy Jopp


  • Review daily, weekly, and monthly receipts and disbursements for accuracy.
  • Maintain accounts payable files and information
  • Process invoices for payment to vendors to include checking invoices for accuracy.
  • Key invoices in QuickBooks to proper general ledger.


  • Must be able to work in QuickBooks, excel, and word.
  • Must be able to effectively and independently perform daily accounting entries.


  • Send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references to
  • Meet with the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Undergo a background check
  • Provide proof of complete covid-19 vaccination, including booster shot

Honors Student Council Service Event: Bailey-Dartmouth Community Garden Work Day October 22

Posted by Tim on October 17, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Honors Student Council Service Event: the HSC presents the Bailey-Dartmouth Community Garden Work Day, in Collaboration with the Tool Library. The event is on Saturday, October 22nd, 2022, at 10:00am. Spend your Saturday helping improve your community by participating in a variety of activities, like seeding, weeding, and composting, while gaining service experience and meeting new people.

Sign up at this link: and direct any questions to HSC Director of Community Service Freshta Masoud (”


The Tool Library Fall Service Days 2022

Posted by Tim on September 23, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Throw on that flannel, tie up those boots (w/ the fur), and join us this fall to improve the places we love. We believe that a strong community is a civically engaged community. We put our tools to work on large-scale community projects such as neighborhood clean-ups, tree-plantings, community gardens, and public art installations.

We’re excited to announce our Fall 2022 line-up of events! Most events take place on Saturday mornings and last no longer than three hours. All necessary tools, equipment and gear will be provided by The Tool Library. We do recommend you wear comfortable shoes and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty 🙂

Please bring your cellphone as volunteers will need to sign a digital waiver before each event.

Please join us at one of our upcoming service events:

  • Saturday, October 1st @ 10AM – Perkins Park Cleanup
  • Saturday, October 8th @ 10AM – Tyler Street Gardens Work Day
  • Saturday, October 15th @ 10AM – William Gaiter Parkway Planting
  • Saturday, October 22nd @ 10AM – Bailey-Dartmouth Garden Work Day
  • Saturday, October 29th @ 10AM – Dewey Park Tree Care & Cleanup

Saturday, November 5th @ 9AM – ReTree Fall Planting



Volunteer Opportunity with City Swim Project…ELA and Math Tutors Needed

Posted by Tim on September 21, 2022 in Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The City Swim Project of Buffalo, NY is in need of tutors to assist students in reading and math. They have purchased the IXL assessment software and tablets for students and tutors to use.  IXL assesses student needs in ELA and math and generates lessons for a tutor to review with students.  If you are looking for a service learning experience or volunteer hours, etc. please consider this opportunity.

They’d like to start the program next week, September 20th and 22nd and continue through the semester into December on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  There will be three 45 minute sessions each day for different age groups: 5-5:45, 6-6:45 and 7-7:45. The tutoring will take place at the William-Emsley Family YMCA located at 585 William St, Buffalo, NY 14206.  Once a student completes their tutoring session they are eligible to participate in a free learn to swim class right after the tutoring session each day.

If you interested, (even if you can’t start next week), please  contact Dr. Sue Baldwin at 716-523-9669 or via email at


Blackstone LaunchPad Seeks BLASERs (Blackstone LaunchPad Ambassadors for Student Engagement and Recruitment)

Posted by Tim on August 5, 2022 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Looking for a great experience that can earn you college credit in the upcoming school year?


We are looking for BLASERs (Blackstone LaunchPad Ambassadors for Student Engagement and Recruitment) for the upcoming semester.

Role Description: Our ambassadors are an elite group of students who forge new paths for entrepreneurship as they promote Blackstone LaunchPad throughout our campuses and beyond. When you participate in the BLASER Leadership Development Program, you gain important career-building skills and find plenty of opportunities for campus and community involvement. Students selected as BLASERs assist with our outreach, increasing awareness about the opportunities provided through Blackstone LaunchPad. In exchange, BLASERs receive special training, participate in professional development workshops and leadership assessments, and attend exclusive networking opportunities. Interested students may qualify to earn internship credit for this experience. We’re always seeking undergraduate students to serve as BLASERs! To learn more contact us by emailing us at or calling 716-645-8111. *We are still looking to fill Student Assistant and Work Study positions as well! Click the link below to learn more and apply.

Become an Honors College Peer Mentor!

Posted by Tim on May 31, 2022 in Community Announcements, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed


We need your help! We have almost 250 incoming Honors Scholars who have requested an Honors College peer mentor.

If you are interested in serving as a Peer Mentor in the Honors Connections Program during the 2022-2023 academic year, please fill out our brief onlineapplication: by Friday, June 10th.

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 community.

As an Honors Connections Program Mentor you will be expected to:

  • Attend a brief virtual mentor orientation this summer (details to follow)
  • Reach out to your mentee(s) prior to the start of the fall semester to welcome them to UB/Honors
  • Meet with your mentee(s) once during the first two weeks of classes via zoom or in-person (each mentor may have 1-3 mentees)
  • 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 short profile of themselves to be shared with their peer mentee, including a photo.

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


Department of Learning and Instruction Seeks Science Ambassadors

Posted by Tim on April 19, 2022 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The Department of Learning and Instruction, in The Graduate School of Education, is looking for “Science Ambassadors,” UB students interested in science education and outreach, to support local biology teachers in the Buffalo Public Schools.  This is a full academic year (2022-2023) commitment, in which the ambassadors are paired with a teacher and spend 4 hour per week working collaboratively in that teacher’s classroom.  During the fall semester, the ambassadors are enrolled in a 3 credit course, during which they share experiences, discuss classroom challenges, and develop educational strategies to be used in the classes.  The ambassadors stay paired with the same teacher and are paid for their time in the classroom during the Spring 2023 Semester.  It is highly recommended that interested students have transportation to get to and from their assigned schools.

Interested students should reach out to Dr. Sandra Small ( to discuss their interest and commitment, as instructor approval is required to enroll in the course.