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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

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