University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
04/12/21

Plant Relocation Work Day Volunteers Needed for April 16

Posted by Tim on April 12, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

There is a major construction project happening this summer/fall on South.  Many of the established plants outside of Foster, facing Harriman Quad, will be disturbed as a result.  The project’s landscape architect has suggested that it is possible to save many of these plants, if we transplant them now—while they are still dormant. 

15-20 volunteers are needed April 16, 2021 at 11:00 am. Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or wet. There will be pizza for all volunteers!

This would be a rain or shine event, and it’s a great way to ensure that these beautiful plants do not sustain damage during a future construction project! 

For more information or to sign up, please contact Erin Moscati at: emoscati@buffalo.edu

Thursday
04/01/21

Volunteers Needed for a Study on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Theory

Posted by Tim on April 1, 2021 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

This year has been incredibly stressful for everyone, and many individuals have felt the need to seek help coping with their emotions. The University at Buffalo’s Depression Research and Treatment Program is seeking study participants interested in engaging in the online Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course, Be Mindful. Multiple studies have shown that this four-week online intervention can reduce depressive symptoms, perceived stress, and anxiety symptoms. Participation in this study will allow you to access the Be Mindful materials free of charge. This study will be completed entirely online.

We are seeking college students currently experiencing some emotional distress, who have experienced more severe symptoms of depression in the past. If you are interested in learning more about our study, please email study staff at DRTLab.UB@gmail.com

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Monday
03/22/21

VAXWNY volunteers sought

Posted by Tim on March 22, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

VAXWNY volunteers sought

The Vaccinate Western New York hub is seeking qualified volunteers to assist with COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

Honors experience credit available if you volunteer at least 45 hours.

For more information visit: https://www.vaxwny.org/volunteer/

Wednesday
02/03/21

Virtual Tutoring Opportunity with Buffalo Public Schools

Posted by Tim on February 3, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Tutoring, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The B.E.S.T. Tutoring Program is an initiative designed to provide tutoring and mentorship to students at Buffalo Public School #6 (Buffalo Elementary School of Technology). Students of varying refugee status and/or of families seeking citizenship comprise a significant portion of our outreach. Last semester, we transitioned to a virtual format and will be continuing our weekly virtual tutoring sessions.

Since the virtual initiative began, we have received reports of increased attendance, engagement, and benefit from the students and teachers of Buffalo Public School #6. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our current volunteers for their dedication, and want to extend an invitation to others who are interested in making a lasting impact on young, local, 6th & 7th graders.

We are offering 3 volunteer tutor spots from 2:45-3:45 p.m. every Tuesday, beginning February 9th. All UB students are eligible to volunteer after a mandatory orientation (despite this club’s foundation in the Jacobs School of Medicine). This semester we are also implementing a waitlist for desiring volunteers, in case additional sessions open up.

 If you are interested in volunteering, please sign-up using this link:

Spring Volunteer Sign Up

Building and strengthening the academic foundation of these vibrant, young students is a great way to give back and take a break from studying– All from the comfort of your laptop!

Wednesday
12/02/20

HSC Holiday Cards for Nursing Homes…Help Needed December 3

Posted by Tim on December 2, 2020 in Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements, Volunteers Needed

Join your Honors Student Council in making Holiday cards for Nursing homes.

Zoom meeting to be held Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 8:00pm. Zoom link will be sent to those who sing up here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-jOUYq4Wpe8FVI_7oG7BdWNp-DWonM7fdA5HzhKBu48/edit#gid=0

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
09/04/20

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
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!