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Roswell Park Seeks Volunteers for Buffalo Health Care Exploration Summer Program

Posted by Tim on February 11, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Teaching Opportunities, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Roswell Park is looking for volunteers to assist with running the Buffalo Health Care Exploration this summer. We are especially looking for males but have unfilled positions for both genders. You must currently be in college and preference will be given to applicants who participated in BHE during high school or have worked with Roswell previously.

BHE is a program for high school students who believe they may want to go to medical school or pursue a science career. The students get to do activities such as shadow doctors, think of medical instruments, get college and premedical mentoring, and networking opportunities within Roswell. It is during the month of July with extra commitments during June for the Ride for Roswell. If you apply be sure you can commit to being present for the vast majority of events and all program dates. The days begin at 9 and end at 4pm.

As a TA you would be acting as a mentor and a guide for a team of students. You would be responsible for transporting them to different locations, supervision and mentoring. You’ll act as a positive role model and peer for the students and help them gain the most out of the program.

As a college student you have the opportunity to network within Roswell with the many talented physicians involved. You will also gain exposure to the ATLAS interns who work with the urology department on various research projects. The networking and connections you make can be integral in gaining an internship at Roswell, gaining access to medical school, or gaining access to graduate school. You will be working alongside other motivated students from nearby colleges.

For information please visit the BHE link which can be found on Roswell Park’s website.

For additional information about BHE, Roswell, or the ATLAS internship contact

Lindsay Nitsche, Current Honors Scholar



English Language Institute Seeks Chat Room Partners for Spring 2019

Posted by Tim on February 4, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Teaching Opportunities, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

ELI is currently recruiting Chat Room partners for the spring semester. The Chat Room is a face-to-face conversation program matching an undergraduate student with two international students for conversation practice. Chat Room partners are welcome to volunteer or register for ESL 320 Conversation Seminar for two pass/fail credits. For more information and force registration, go to the ELI, 320 Baldy Hall.


Loyal Blue Day February 19 Volunteers Needed

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Loyal Blue Day is a celebration of UB alumni and friends that make gifts to support students. The goal is to thank donors and teach students about the ways philanthropy enriches their education through scholarships, experiential learning, technology, facility upgrades, etc. Student volunteers are needed for the Loyal Blue Day stations at the Student Union on North Campus and Harriman Hall on South Campus from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt for their 2-hour shift. Volunteers will simply be asked to recruit students to the Loyal Blue Day table to write thank you notes to donors. It’s very simple, and it will be a fun atmosphere with games, prizes and food.

Sign up to volunteer for Loyal Blue Day


UB Relay for Life is April 12, 2019

Posted by Tim on December 19, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Relay for Life is the largest on campus fundraising event that raises money for the American Cancer Society throughout the year.

We’re reaching out to you to ask if you’d join us at this year’s Relay for Life which is April 12, 2019 at 6 PM on UB’s North Campus. The theme for this year’s relay is superhero, where we’re IncrediBULL and fighting cancer like superheros. We’d love it for your club to join Relay for Life and raise money throughout the year for this great cause. I’ve attached the link for registering a team below and after registering your team, your club members can register under your team name. If you have any questions or comments, you can reach out to me (contact information below) or to our club email We look forward to seeing you at Relay for Life this year where we’ll all be fighting cancer!



UNYTS: WNY”s Organ, Eye, Tissue and Blood Donation Center Seeks Volunteers

Posted by Tim on November 26, 2018 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Unyts is Western New York’s only organ, eye, tissue, and community blood center. Educate the UB and Buffalo community on the benefits of organ and blood donation by participating in easy and fun events around WNY and UB. Help serve local patients in local hospitals and advance the Donate Life mission! For more information and training, contact Maureen Hector at, subject line: UB Volunteer


UB’s #SpiritDay at Sip and Chat Wednesday, October 17

Posted by Tim on October 15, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed, Workshops

Join us at this week’s Sip and Chat for coffee, baked goods and the opportunity to learn more about UB’s #SPIRITDAY public art project hosted by the Office of Inclusive Excellence. The non-partisan public art project is based on the For Freedoms nationwide project and provides UB students with the opportunity to make their own yard sign to stand with LGBTQ+ youth against bullying. During Sip and Chat on Wednesday, October 17th from 11:30am-12:30pm, Honors Scholars can create their yard sign which will be included in a public art installation the next day outside of the Student Union.



More Ways to Get Involved:


Through a partnership with the Office of Inclusive Excellence, the Intercultural and Diversity Center, The LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association, and LGBTQ student organizations, the University has commissioned artist, queer activist, and UB alumni Dana Tyrrell to install the public art project.  The project is through For Freedoms, an artist-run platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States.

> Learn more about For Freedoms

In 2010 the first Spirt Day was recognized.  Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pledging to “go purple” on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — forward-thinking companies, global leaders, respected celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and to take part in the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world.

> Learn more about Spirit Day

On October 18 from 10am-3pm in the Student Union Lobby, students, faculty and staff will see the lawn sign installation and get to make a sign if they haven’t already.  At 12pm pizza will be served and brief remarks will be shared by the artist and members of the UB community.

Spirit Day will also be recognized at UB on October 20 at the UB Volleyball vs. Central Michigan match in Alumni Arena at 6pm.  The first 225 guests will get a free purple #SPIRITDAY t-shirt!

Hope to see you there!


UB’s #SpiritDay Public Art Project October 18 FREE Pizza at Noon!

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Join UB’s #SPIRITDAY public art project hosted by the Office of Inclusive Excellence on October 18, 2018 between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Student Union Lobby and make your own yard sign to stand with LGBTQ+ youth against bullying that will be displayed on the lawn outside of the Student Union. Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pizza lunch served at noon!


We (Let Them LOL) Water Gala Fundraiser Call for Volunteers

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

We (Let Them LOL) has their biggest fundraising event of the year – the Water Gala – coming up next Saturday, October 20th and we still need volunteers!

The basic info is: Saturday October 20th at Buffalo Riverworks starting at 3pm and going until 10 or 11pm. We will sign any and all service requirement papers. There will be an informational meeting Thursday the 18th at 7pm at our volunteer center (5205 Harris Hill Road, Willamsville), the meeting isn’t mandatory but we really encourage people to come and it will count towards service hours too!

For more information, contact Hannah Griffith at if interested ASAP!


SEAS- Health Sciences Charter School After School Program

Posted by Tim on October 5, 2018 in Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Do you enjoy sharing the joy of hands-on STEM projects
or maybe need more community service hours?

Sign up to become an after school program mentor at Health Sciences Charter School for students 9th – 12th grade.

Mentors will meet from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, once a week at Health Sciences Charter School (HSCS). We are looking for
a group of seven to ten dedicated mentors who would be willing to participate throughout the school year. Only 3 to
4 mentors need be present each week but more are always welcome. The curriculum and schedule are open for
discussion if anyone would like to implement their open ideas. The current curriculum for the after school program is
to assist students in local and state STEM competitions.

This is a great opportunity for clubs, Greek life, and other student run organizations to create their own outreach
programs with the advisement of SEAS Outreach staff.


Fall Schedule
Introductory meeting for mentors to discus facilitation of the program
(Date&Time TBD by doodle poll)
– Start the week of Oct. 15th- Nov. 9th
– November 12th – December 14th: midterms, exams, and holidays for UB students, so we do not
plan on meeting these weeks unless volunteers are available
Winter/Spring Schedule
– Resume week of January 30th – March 8th
– Midterms/Spring Break for UB from March 11th – 22nd: program will not meet
– Resume program March 26th – 18th
– Spring Recess for Health Sciences/exams for UB April 19th – May 17th, program will not meet
Summer Schedule (for UB Students)
– Resume program May 20th – June 14th if volunteers are still in town
List of Potential Projects/Competitions
– Science Olympiad
– First Robotics (builds a robot which competes in games against other robots)
– Imagine Cup (Computer Science competition)
– USA Mathematical talent search
– Rube Goldberg machine contest
– Future Engineers (Design and create 3-D models for space)

Our aim is to bring interactive STEM to this school in a fun yet challenging way, and help everyone who wants to,
learn something. But we can’t do it without you, in order to make sure everyone gets as much out of their time and
efforts as possible, we need individuals to help guide and lead.

Get Started: Contact Outreach Coordinator Steven Pilat,, to register as a mentor or inquire
about the program. The first meeting to discuss the program will be in 208 Davis Hall. A Doodle poll will be sent out
to schedule the time and date after a sufficient number of mentors have registered.



Fall Service Days 2018 in University District

Posted by Tim on September 24, 2018 in Volunteering

Join the Tool Library and community partners for a whole calendar of service events taking place in the University District this fall. From planting trees to fighting blight, there’s lots of ways to make an impact in your community!