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Friday
11/15/19

International Education Week (IEW) at UB: Nov. 18-22, 2019

Posted by Tim on November 15, 2019 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief, Student Clubs, Student experience, Volunteering, Workshops

It’s International Education Week! Check out the events happening all week long!

Highlighted Events:

Friday
11/15/19

Hillel of Buffalo – Miami Alternative Winter Break

Posted by Tim on November 15, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Student experience, Volunteering, Winter Session

WHEN: January 19-26, 2020

WHERE WILL BE STAYING: Air BnB in Wynwood, FL

POSSIBLE SERVICE SITES: Chapman Partnership for the Homeless,
Oleta River State Park, Lotus House, Kosher Food Bank

COST: $375 (Includes flights, lodging, ground transportation,and most meals)

POSSIBLE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, Beach Jewish Yoga, Shabbat with Miami Hillel, Tour of Little Havana

POSSIBLE EXPLORATIONS: Nights out in Wynwood, Lincoln Road, and Brickell City Centre

If any undergraduate student is interested, email Alexa Zappia directly at alexa@hillelofbuffalo.org

Wednesday
11/06/19

UPC Food Pantry at University Presbyterian Church // Volunteering

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2019 in Community Announcements, Stress Relief, Volunteering

The UPC Food Pantry provides food items for students and residents of the community who are in need. We’ve stocked our shelves with a variety of non-perishable food items and basic necessities. For more information call 836-7660 or stop by to visit us during our hours of service. Entrance is off the parking lot on Niagara Falls Blvd. We are handicapped accessible, on the metro and bus lines.

Hours of Service:

  • Tuesdays from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursdays from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Areas we serve by Zip Codes:

  • 14214
  • 14261
  • 14260
  • 14216
  • 14221
  • 14226

To register as an on-going client, please bring the following:

  1. Recent proof of residency (utility bill, phone bill, rent receipt).
  2. Proof of income for ALL family members.
  3. Social security number for ALL family members.
  4. Birth certificates for ALL minor children.

For College/University Students, please bring:

  • Proof of residency (zip code is disregarded).
  • Current valid student ID.

The UPC Food Pantry is an agency of The Food Bank of Western
New York and proudly supported by UB Campus Dining & Shops
and Off-Campus Student Services.

Interested in being a VOLUNTEER?

When would I work?
One afternoon a month (or as many as you wish) on a Tuesday or Thursday from 11:30am to 4:00pm

What would I do?
You would work with 3 or 4 other volunteers.
You might guide a client through our “store’
to help them choose their groceries.
You might greet and “check in” our clients.
You might help to stock shelves.
If you and a friend would like to work together, we can schedule that for you.
You will feel good about the time you spend with us!

3330 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14214 • 716-836-7660

Monday
10/21/19

HomeSpace Drive! Oct. 27 – Nov. 17

Posted by Tim on October 21, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering

Help Phi Sigma Rho support HomeSpace! HomeSpace provides housing and job training to single mothers between the ages of 14 and 21, so that they can raise their children in a supportive environment.

Donation bins will be provided in the Don Schack Lounge from October 27 – November 17, 2019!

Wishlist Items:

  1. Hygiene Products (shampoo/conditioner/ bath and body lotion/ soap/ tampons/ pads etc.)
  2. Cleaning Supplies for girls to keep their apartments clean
  3. Diapers and Wipes (any and all sizes)
  4. Gently used or new dish sets/silverware
  5. Small appliances: DVD players, boom box, toasters, blenders etc.
  6. New Sheet sets, bedding, pillows
  7. Newborn welcome home baskets for mother and baby
  8. Gift Cards to grocery stores or Wal-Mart

Friday
10/11/19

Alternative Break 2020 – Application Deadline Extended!

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2019 in Student experience, Study Abroad, Volunteering, Winter Session

Alternative Break programs let you volunteer, perform community service and have unique learning opportunities during your fall break (Thanksgiving), winter break or spring break. By spending time immersed in a new 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.

Trip destinations and dates include the following:

  • New Orleans, LA – January 19-25
  • Dominican Republic – March 14-21
  • Washington. DC – March 15-21
  • Buffalo, NY – March 16-20

Applications are now due October 15, 2019.

Wednesday
09/25/19

Volunteers Needed at UB 360 Fall Open House – Oct. 19, 2019

Posted by Tim on September 25, 2019 in Volunteering

Get involved with the university and help welcome our prospective students and their friends and family members throughout the day! Students are scheduled for 2-3 hour long shifts in one of three roles:

  • Meeter/Greeter (11am-3pm): Welcoming guests to campus and help them find their way to the proper presentation room.
  • Parking Lot Assistance (7:30am-3pm): Helping guests on campus find designated parking spots for the day of the event.
  • Directional Assistance (7:30am-3pm): Help guests find their way around North Campus to the various presentations and activities throughout the day.

Snacks are provided both the day of the event and during the mandatory training sessions.

Interested? Email Stephanie Gavin (prov.smgavin@provost.buffalo.edu) or register here.

Thursday
08/22/19

Become a Stressbuster, Make a Difference

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2019 in Community Announcements, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Provide free five-minute backrubs and wellness info to students at campus events, residence halls, organization meetings, libraries and other campus locations. Endless Benefits and Instant Connections:

Learn effective backrub and other stress reduction techniques

Meet and team with others committed to helping students feel better

Participate when and where you want

Get experience working on a high-profile health promotion initiative

Fulfill volunteer hours needed for a class, a student club, or other program

Have a great time, make friends, and relax!The Stressbusters Program is an incredibly fun program for undergrad and grad students. Volunteer commitment is less than 10 hours a semester. A Volunteer Training will be offered at the start of each semester for new volunteers and the outreach events will begin the weeks following.Stressbusters is a program of Health Promotion. If you are interested, please complete a Stressbusters Volunteer Application under the Forms section on UBLinked here: https://buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/wes. For more information, please contact Sharlynn Daun-Barnett at sd62@buffalo.edu

Monday
04/29/19

UB Pride & Service Day – Volunteers Needed! I

Posted by Tim on April 29, 2019 in Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The upcoming UB Pride & Service Day event is on May 11th and we are looking for student teams to come volunteer for the morning and show their UB Pride!  Event registration will begin at 8:30 am in the Student Union Lobby and the day will finish off around 1:30 PM with lunch back in the Student Union Lobby. UB volunteers will be given a t-shirt, water bottle and work gloves as well as breakfast, lunch and transportation to and from their work site!!

*If you’re interested in volunteering with us, please register here.

Monday
04/15/19

Volunteers needed for Doors Open Buffalo

Posted by Tim on April 15, 2019 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Explore Buffalo is recruiting volunteers for Doors Open Buffalo, taking place on June 15, 2019. Doors Open Buffalo is a day of free public access into downtown Buffalo’s most architecturally and historically significant buildings. Based on Doors Open events in other cities like Baltimore and Pittsburgh, we are expecting up to 15,000 people to visit the 35 buildings on tour. 

We will need hundreds of volunteers to staff this event.  Volunteer duties include greeting and counting visitors, distributing event guides, and providing directions and a basic history of your assigned building.  

Volunteer shifts are 3 hours long, starting no earlier than 8:30 am and ending no later than 5:30 pm so there’s plenty of time to enjoy the reset of the event before or after your shift. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up with friends and family.  You do not have to be an Explore Buffalo volunteer to participate. Please register via the following link.  Once signed up you’ll receive a confirmation email.  Explore Buffalo will be back in touch no later than May 17 with volunteer training dates and no later than June 7 with your building and shift assignment.  https://explorebuffalo.org/doors-open-buffalo/

Friday
04/05/19

Volunteers Needed with Monkey See, Monkey Do Children’s Bookstore at the Buffalo Marathon in the Summer

Posted by Tim on April 5, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Monkey See, Monkey Do Children’s Bookstore is looking for volunteers at the Buffalo Marathon on Sunday, May 26, 2019! They have a variety of opportunities available. Please contact Kim Krug at kim@monkeysread.comsread.com or 716-713-5472.