University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
11/01/21

Apply for a 2022 Alternative Break Trip!

Posted by Tim on November 1, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Apply for a 2022 Alternative Break Trip!

What is an Alternative Break Trip? Alternative Break programs let you volunteer, perform community service and have unique learning opportunities during your winter break or spring break. By spending time immersed in a 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. After your trip, you’ll be able to share the lessons you learned with your local community, and continue to lead a life of active citizenship. Hear from a past participant HERE!

Who Can Go? Any UB student can apply for the Alternative Break program. Each Alternative Break trip typically has 8-15 student participants, two student Team Leaders and two Staff Advisers.

What is the program schedule? Throughout the week, each team will participate in multiple half days of service (typically mornings) and then a half day of tourism, exploration and team building. In the evening there will be group meals and nightly reflections. You must commit to participating in the entire trip.

2022 Trips

  • Poverty Alleviation, March 21 –  March 25, 2022
  • Civic Engagement, March 21 –  March 25, 2022
  • Environmental Justice, March 21 –  March 25, 2022

Application and Selection Process: There is one application for all of our Alternative Break trips. You can find the application on UBLinked under Student Engagement’s forms section. Your application is complete when you submitted the form and provided the name and contact information of one (1) reference. Applications can also be submitted using the following link: https://buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/494499

Application Questions include general background information as well as:

  • Why do you want to participate in an Alternative Break trip? What do you hope to gain from the experience?
  • What can you contribute to this experience?  Please describe the role you play in a group/on a team.
  • UB is a global university that values experiential learning and diverse perspectives. If selected, how would you bring what you learn back to the UB and/or the Buffalo community? 

Selection Process:

  • Team Leaders will review applications
  • Applicants will be offered a short 20-30 minute interview with our Alternative Break Team Leaders ( 2 students who have participate in a trip before)
  • Team Leaders will select their teams!

All applications are due by November 5, 2021 at 12pm!

Questions? Email hedegraf@buffalo.edu!

Monday
11/01/21

Plant Trees with The Tool Library November 13

Posted by Tim on November 1, 2021 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Plant Trees. Build Community.

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is Saturday, November 13th! 💚 Calling all ents, loraxes, and lovers of trees – We’ve got 100 trees to plant and we need your help!

Join your friends, family & neighbors as we plant in Dewey Park in Buffalo’s Masten District on Saturday, November 13th starting at 9AM. 

Tools, training & light refreshments will be provided. Wear boots and your finest tree planting attire! 

WHAT: Dewey Park Tree Planting
WHEN: Saturday, November 13th at 9am
WHERE: Dewey Park – 494 Kensington Avenue (street parking is available although we highly recommend carpooling!)
WHY: Trees have innumerable benefits, including improved air quality, water conservation, energy savings, reduced stress and improved mental health just to name a few 

REGISTER TO ATTEND


Monday
10/25/21

Apply for a 2022 Alternative Break Trip!

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2021 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

What is an Alternative Break Trip? Alternative Break programs let you volunteer, perform community service and have unique learning opportunities during your winter break or spring break. By spending time immersed in a 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. After your trip, you’ll be able to share the lessons you learned with your local community, and continue to lead a life of active citizenship. Hear from a past participant HERE!

Who Can Go? Any UB student can apply for the Alternative Break program. Each Alternative Break trip typically has 8-15 student participants, two student Team Leaders and two Staff Advisers.

What is the program schedule? Throughout the week, each team will participate in multiple half days of service (typically mornings) and then a half day of tourism, exploration and team building. In the evening there will be group meals and nightly reflections. You must commit to participating in the entire trip.

2022 Trips

·         Poverty Alleviation, March 21 –  March 25, 2022

·         Civic Engagement, March 21 –  March 25, 2022

·         Environmental Justice, March 21 –  March 25, 2022

Application and Selection Process: There is one application for all of our Alternative Break trips. You can find the application on UBLinked under Student Engagement’s forms section. Your application is complete when you submitted the form and provided the name and contact information of one (1) reference. Applications can also be submitted using the following link: https://buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/494499

Application Questions include general background information as well as:

·         Why do you want to participate in an Alternative Break trip? What do you hope to gain from the experience?

·         What can you contribute to this experience?  Please describe the role you play in a group/on a team.

·         UB is a global university that values experiential learning and diverse perspectives. If selected, how would you bring what you learn back to the UB and/or the Buffalo community? 

Selection Process:

·         Team Leaders will review applications

·         Applicants will be offered a short 20-30 minute interview with our Alternative Break Team Leaders ( 2 students who have participate in a trip before)

·         Team Leaders will select their teams!

All applications are due by November 5, 2021 at 12pm!

Questions? Email hedegraf@buffalo.edu!

Thursday
09/30/21

Community Day 2021

Posted by Tim on September 30, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements, Volunteering

Join Student Engagement, Community Relations and the entire campus community for this longstanding service tradition! 

 

We will be partnering with organizations all over Buffalo to volunteer on various projects that will better our shared community.

Registration closes October 11, 2021

Monday
09/20/21

716 Squash Looking for Volunteers

Posted by Tim on September 20, 2021 in Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

716 Squash is a long-term and intensive youth development organization. We empower youth in the city of Buffalo to reach their full potential by providing life-changing opportunities through education, mentoring, service, and the sport of squash. 

The main focus of our program is supporting our individual student’s academic needs. We are looking for volunteers to help our 6th-9th graders with their homework in various subjects. Volunteers work with 1-3 students with guidance from our Director of Education, Sarah. 

We have volunteer opportunities Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 3:30-6. Our ask is that volunteers try to commit to the same day of the week so they can work with the same students. The best-case scenario for us is someone volunteering once a week, but we’ve had success with other scenarios and have a lot of flexibility. 

For more information, please direct students to www.716squash.org. Any interested volunteers can email Sarah@716squash.org to learn more and get started!

Thursday
09/16/21

Community Day 2021

Posted by Tim on September 16, 2021 in Alumni, Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements, Volunteering

Join Student Engagement, Community Relations and the entire campus community for this longstanding service tradition! 

We will be partnering with organizations all over Buffalo to volunteer on various projects that will better our shared community.

Registration closes October 11, 2021

Thursday
09/16/21

Alternative Break Info Sessions

Posted by Tim on September 16, 2021 in Alumni, Honors Program Announcements, Volunteering

Learn more about Alternative Break trips and travel locations through our online information sessions in September! We are excited to offer trips focusing on social justice issues during the 2021-22 academic calendar, including:

  • Civic Engagement
  • Environmental Justice
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Refugee Resettlement

Alternative Break programs let you volunteer, perform community service and have unique learning opportunities during your winter or spring break. 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.

Dates and Times: 

Session #4 Tues., Sept. 21 from 5 – 6 p.m

Session #5 Wed., Sept. 29 from 1 – 2 p.m

Location for Info Session #4:

Join Event Online via Zoom

Location for Info Session #5:

Join Event Online via Zoom

Monday
08/23/21

Accessibility Resources Seeks Peer Notetakers fall 2021

Posted by Tim on August 23, 2021 in Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities, 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
08/09/21

Boys on the Right Track Elementary School Running Program Seeks Volunteer Coaches

Posted by Tim on August 9, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Boys On the Right Track is coming to Williamsville this fall.

By signing up to coach for our program, you are giving boys the opportunity to connect, grow and learn how to navigate difficult situations through running.

FALL DATES: September 21-November 14

Coach registration is open now athttps://boysontherighttrack.org/coaching.html

SITE NAME:  Maple West Elementary School

PRACTICE DAYS/TIMES:  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8:30am

AGES:  8-13 (participants must attend Maple West Elementary School)

HEAD COACH CONTACT:  Bryan Weinstein, 716-445-4672, bjbj83@aol.com

*ASSISTANT COACH needed by August 23 to offer the program.

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.