University Honors College - The Honorable mention
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!

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!