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Tuesday
04/19/22

Department of Learning and Instruction Seeks Science Ambassadors

Posted by Tim on April 19, 2022 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The Department of Learning and Instruction, in The Graduate School of Education, is looking for “Science Ambassadors,” UB students interested in science education and outreach, to support local biology teachers in the Buffalo Public Schools.  This is a full academic year (2022-2023) commitment, in which the ambassadors are paired with a teacher and spend 4 hour per week working collaboratively in that teacher’s classroom.  During the fall semester, the ambassadors are enrolled in a 3 credit course, during which they share experiences, discuss classroom challenges, and develop educational strategies to be used in the classes.  The ambassadors stay paired with the same teacher and are paid for their time in the classroom during the Spring 2023 Semester.  It is highly recommended that interested students have transportation to get to and from their assigned schools.

Interested students should reach out to Dr. Sandra Small (sksmall@buffalo.edu) to discuss their interest and commitment, as instructor approval is required to enroll in the course.

Monday
03/14/22

UB Chem Club Seeks Volunteers for “Y on the Fly” March 19

Posted by Tim on March 14, 2022 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

It is with UB Chem Club and we will be volunteering with Y on the Fly, an organization that focuses on bringing YMCA activities to places other than the YMCA building itself! We will be doing STEM experiments with kids to inspire them to get into science. It’ll be March 19th, and the event is 10-11:30 am at the Niagara Falls Public Library. We will be meeting at 9 am at NSC 255 to carpool.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-K7C-tkoVCxgsv9Lg_gps9qrZNXr3G70-2WJu5jyu9E/edit#gid=0

Monday
02/21/22

Office of Academic Integrity Seeks Student Integrity Ambassadors

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2022 in Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The Office of Academic Integrity is accepting applications for Student Integrity Ambassadors! This volunteer ambassador program is perfect for students who want to:

  • Demonstrate a clear commitment to ethics
  • Practice skills in leadership, communication, programming, and more!
  • Find a welcoming community at UB
  • Promote a positive university culture through peer-to-peer interaction

The ambassadorship is a 5-hour/week volunteer opportunity from Fall 2022 – Spring 2023. Applications can be found at bit.ly/sia-ap and close March 31st.

  • – – – –

The Office of Academic Integrity is hosting the first annual Academic Integrity Awards reception this coming May and is seeking nominations in the categories of:

  • student
  • faculty/staff
  • department/program
  • While all members of the UB community are expected to uphold academic integrity standards, these awards are for those who go above and beyond in their commitment to this value. Often described as “doing the right thing, even when no one is watching,” we encourage advisors to nominate students or colleagues who fit that description. Find out more about the easy nomination process here: https://www.buffalo.edu/academic-integrity/awards.html.
Thursday
11/18/21

Polar Plunge: Team UB

Posted by Tim on November 18, 2021 in Volunteers Needed

This year sparks the 15th Annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics in Buffalo!! Help us raise $250,000 for our LOCAL Special Olympics Athletes. Make Buffalo the LARGEST Polar Plunge in New York State!

Event registration will take place on Sat., Dec. 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the polar plunge begins at 2:00 p.m.

Transportation will NOT be provided for this event. Sign up for Team UB HERE!

If you’re interested in volunteering at the event, sign up HERE

Location: Woodlawn Beach State Park  3580 Lake Shore Road, Buffalo, NY 14219

Date and Time:
Sat., Dec. 4 at 2:00 p.m

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
10/21/21

November Social Change Saturday

Posted by Tim on October 21, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements, Volunteers Needed

Social Change Saturdays provides opportunities each semester for you to volunteer in Buffalo and Western New York at a variety of locations throughout the community.

You can volunteer for just one Social Change Saturday, or for as many as you want.

Location: Student Union LobbyDate and Time: 
Sat., Nov. 6 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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!

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.