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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

Friday
09/04/20

Accessibility Resources Seeks Peer Notetakers!

Posted by Tim on September 4, 2020 in Community Announcements, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Accessibility Resources is looking for Peer Notetakers! Peer Notetakers provide an essential service that helps ensure equal access to education for students who receive accommodations. Students often find volunteering to be a Peer Notetaker enhances the classroom experience by encouraging more thorough, quality notes.  If all notes are submitted, notetakers will receive a letter of service for their volunteer hours, or if they qualify, a small honoraria.

If you are interested in becoming a Peer Notetaker, please send your class schedule, including class sections, to stu-notes@buffalo.edu. We are able to accept Notetakers on a first come, first serve basis.

Monday
08/24/20

Volunteer for the University Heights Tool Library “Mulchmania” August 29

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2020 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

You would be working under direction, alone or in a “family” pod. The safety protocols are attached.  Bring your own masks, garden gloves if you have them, and bottled water (but there will be no bathrooms en route); we supply the tools and all other necessary materials.

Register for the event at http://www.thetoollibrary.org/service/ which will also ensure that you get updates and more detailed instructions.

The Tool Library has been safely opened for limited service since May 1st. It has always organized spring, summer, and fall Service Days in the University District, powered by neighborhood and student volunteers. I’m a Tool Library Board member, and will be co-captaining this particular event with fellow Board member, Marty Seeger (the muscle!).

We could use about 20-25 additional volunteers for the morning, and I thought it might be good, dirty, fun for you and/or some people of your acquaintance. (Feel free to forward this post.)

Friday
06/12/20

Virtual Public Service Weekend Applications Now open! July 17-19, 2020

Posted by Tim on June 12, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Public Service Weekend 2020 – July 17 – 19, 2020

Public Interest Technology and The Promise For Greater Equity: A Virtual Conference For Future Public Interest Leaders

WHAT IS PUBLIC INTEREST TECHNOLOGY?
Public Interest Technology (PIT) is a rapidly growing and essentially important field where technology and public policy overlap. Carnegie Mellon University has been a leader in this space for over 50 years, promoting the use of technology to advance the public interest.

Our 2020 Public Service Weekend virtual conference will highlight the rising prominence of PIT and bring together a diverse group of practitioners from across the field—including policymakers, technologists, designers, and leaders—to develop innovative solutions to pressing issues in public policy and equity. This interactive weekend will introduce undergraduate students from a variety of backgrounds to careers and opportunities for graduate-level education in PIT.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

  • Rising college juniors and seniors interested in public policy, public interest technology, policy analytics, and related fields, who are strongly considering graduate education and/or careers in these fields.
  • Students can apply from ANY undergraduate major, including political science, government, the liberal arts, fine arts, and STEM fields. Successful applicants will share a passion for solving complex problems and working together with others from a diversity of fields, backgrounds, and perspectives.
  • Preference will be given to students representing underserved communities from across the United States and/or working towards equity issues.

The conference will be 100% online and will include a diverse mix of activities – both synchronous and asynchronous — designed to teach students about Public Interest Technology and give them a taste of what graduate public policy school is like.

Application Link
Deadline: June 26, 2020

Monday
05/04/20

Job Opportunity – Primary Hall Preparatory Charter School

Posted by Tim on May 4, 2020 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Job Opportunity, Volunteering

This message is on behalf of Arielle Peterson, Executive Director of Primary Hall Preparatory Charter School, a K-5 school for the East Side of Buffalo. They are working diligently to bring a quality school option to the community and operate with the belief that developing and retaining excellent teachers is critical to the work.

They are looking for driven, passionate individuals who are ready to stand in front of students each day and teach for lifelong impact.

If you know of anyone who fits this bill please send their information to apeterson@primaryhall.org. You can also submit candidates using the following link. Open positions can be found primaryhall.org/careers. To hear a message from the ED please use this link. If you would like to contribute in other ways please reach out to Director of Operations, Ariel Flaggs, aflaggs@primaryhall.org all are welcome! 

Monday
04/06/20

ESW Solar District Cup Competition Team Seeks Help

Posted by Tim on April 6, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The ESW Solar District Cup competition team is looking for some last minute help with their final report due on 4/14! If you have a few hours of free time this week and want to help them out with either some visual, electrical, or financial modeling or the construction plan of solar energy systems, please email Clayton at cjmarkha@buffalo.edu! This experience is a great look into the world of renewable energy consulting!

Friday
03/27/20

Apply to be a Diversity Advocate in the Interculure and Diversity Center Deadline April 2nd

Posted by Tim on March 27, 2020 in Community Announcements, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Diversity Advocate Applications are already open!

Being a Diversity Advocate is a life-impacting 10-hour a week paid position where you develop multicultural, facilitation, and leadership experiences and skills. Come see us at SU 240 to learn more, and apply now! To apply, click on this link.Deadline to apply is Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Friday
02/28/20

Seeking Volunteers for UB 360 Spring Events

Posted by Tim on February 28, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering

Volunteers are needed for both the April 5th and April 18th UB 360 Spring events to help welcome and guide our guests across campus.

If you are interested, you can register at the following link: https://ubconnect.buffalo.edu/register/VolsSpring2020

Tuesday
02/25/20

UB Campus Garden

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2020 in Community Announcements, Information Session, Student experience, Sustainability, Volunteering, Workshops

The UB Campus Garden is a shared bed garden on UB’s North Campus where UB students, faculty, and staff can grow.

We aim to empower our community to grow food and take an active role in the food systems we are a part of. By learning skills to grow food from start to finish, we encourage more sustainable and mindful consumption practices. The campus garden is an inclusive and diverse space where gardeners of all experience and backgrounds are welcome!

Timeline:

Information session: Week of February 24th, 2020

Workshop: Week of March 9th, 2020

Participants are expected to maintain their plots throughout the entire spring and summer semesters. This involves starting seeds, transplanting, watering, weeding, and harvesting. Have no experience gardening? We will provide you with all the information and tools you need!

Interested in joining? Click here.

Tuesday
02/25/20

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day: Life Below Water Volunteer Opportunity

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2020 in Buffalo Bits, Event, Sustainability, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

UB Sustainability and the UB Great Lakes Program is assembling a working group of students to help create a game that explains water pollution and the WNY Watershed to local school students. It is based off of a curriculum developed in Cleveland and adapted for Erie PA. This informal working group of students would help us by:

1.  Drafting 40 facts that pertain to Buffalo’s watershed (based on the past 50 years)

2.  Launching and leading the game at UB’s STEP program with 12-20 middle school students on April 3rd from 4-5pm on South Campus

 
Your time commitment would be about 5 hours of work. The facts for the board game can be created through a shared document online, and then we’d just need volunteers to administer the game in April.
 
We are planning on launching a kickoff meeting next Wednesday, February 26th from 11-12pm in 101 Statler to explain the scope of the project. We can create a web meeting as well for people that cannot attend in person.
 
If you’re interested in volunteering, please RSVP here.