University Honors College - The Honorable mention
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

Tuesday
02/25/20

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day: Life Below Water Volunteer Opportunity

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2020 in Buffalo Bits, Event, Sustainability, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

UB Sustainability and the UB Great Lakes Program is assembling a working group of students to help create a game that explains water pollution and the WNY Watershed to local school students. It is based off of a curriculum developed in Cleveland and adapted for Erie PA. This informal working group of students would help us by:

1.  Drafting 40 facts that pertain to Buffalo’s watershed (based on the past 50 years)

2.  Launching and leading the game at UB’s STEP program with 12-20 middle school students on April 3rd from 4-5pm on South Campus

 
Your time commitment would be about 5 hours of work. The facts for the board game can be created through a shared document online, and then we’d just need volunteers to administer the game in April.
 
We are planning on launching a kickoff meeting next Wednesday, February 26th from 11-12pm in 101 Statler to explain the scope of the project. We can create a web meeting as well for people that cannot attend in person.
 
If you’re interested in volunteering, please RSVP here.

Monday
02/10/20

Apply to be a Diversity Advocate

Posted by Tim on February 10, 2020 in Community Announcements, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Diversity Advocate Applications are already open!Being a Diversity Advocate is a life-impacting 10-hour a week paid internship where you develop multicultural, facilitation, and leadership experiences and skills. Come see us at SU 240 to learn more, and apply now! 

Tuesday
01/07/20

Volunteers Needed for Running Program at Maple West Elementary School in Williamsville

Posted by Tim on January 7, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed for running programs at Maple West. The ask is to have volunteers 16 and older (male or female) that would be available two days a week from 7:15-8:45am. The potential program would run in the fall and spring for 9 weeks during each season concluding with a 5K. The volunteers could count this work as credits if needed. Please let me know if this is of any interest to anyone in your program.
For more information, please contact
Jennifer Weinstein 
716-445-4679

jweinstein0523@icloud.com

Friday
12/20/19

First Generation Peer Mentors Needed

Posted by Tim on December 20, 2019 in Community Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

A peer mentor is an experienced first-gen upper-class student at UB who will mentor a small group (up to 10) new to UB first-gen freshmen. Mentors are committed to supporting the holistic development of our first-gen students and preparing them to make a successful transition to college. Mentors will contribute to the success of their mentees by building community and as sense of belonging. Mentors will also challenge the student to think more critically and have an increased level of self- awareness and reflection. Mentors will serve as a buddy, a coach, an advocate and a role model for their mentee.

Peer Mentor Primary Responsibilities

  • Participate in required mentor training sessions (approx. 2 hours in person, there may be more training opportunities online; times TBD)
  • Attend fall “Welcome (Back) Bulls  Social” in September to welcome all incoming first generation students
  • Reach out to your assigned mentees at the start of classes and each month; be available to your mentee via text, email, phone, or in person
  • Attend First Gen Connect monthly events with your mentee(s)
  • Participate in mentor workshops offered on a variety of leadership, wellness, and personal/professional development topics
  • Estimated time commitment of the program:
    • approximately 2 hours in mentor training (times TBD)
    • Additional online training modules will be required as ongoing training
    • approximately 4 hours a week working with mentee(s), which includes related activities–workshops, mentor journal, required survey/assessments)

Peer Mentor Required Qualifications

  • Enrolled in Spring 2020 and will have sophomore, junior, or senior status in Fall 2020
  • Must be in good academic, financial, and disciplinary standing
  • First-generation college student (neither parent received a four-year degree in the United States)
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Genuine desire to help their first-generation peers succeed
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude
  • Willing to learn and share information about the University at Buffalo community, student life and campus resources
  • First gen students at UB come from across the globe and represent a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, linguistic, socio-economic, geographical, and political perspectives–prospective mentors should embrace and celebrate this diversity
  • Interest in developing leadership and mentoring experience

Benefits for Peer Mentors

  • Workshops and training on a wide variety of UB resources that support student success–including career, professional, wellness, and leadership topics
  • Enhance your skills in coaching and guiding others
  • Opportunities to connect with a wide network of faculty and staff dedicated to the success of our first gen Bulls community
  • Stay up to date on new events and resources on campus
  • Make a difference and positively impact a first-year student’s UB experience!
  • $ 13 an hour

How to apply?

Please submit to Vivian Jimenez @ vjimenez@buffalo.edu by February 3, 2020

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Contact information for 2 professional references
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.

Tuesday
03/19/19

Orientation, Transition and Parent Programs Seeks Welcome Weekend Leaders

Posted by Tim on March 19, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Student Job Opportunities, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Now accepting applications for Welcome Weekend Leaders! Application and full position description available on Bullseye (Posting #2483749) and UBLinked: buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/253813