University Honors College - The Honorable mention
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.

Monday
08/09/21

Boys on the Right Track Elementary School Running Program Seeks Volunteer Coaches

Posted by Tim on August 9, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Boys On the Right Track is coming to Williamsville this fall.

By signing up to coach for our program, you are giving boys the opportunity to connect, grow and learn how to navigate difficult situations through running.

FALL DATES: September 21-November 14

Coach registration is open now athttps://boysontherighttrack.org/coaching.html

SITE NAME:  Maple West Elementary School

PRACTICE DAYS/TIMES:  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8:30am

AGES:  8-13 (participants must attend Maple West Elementary School)

HEAD COACH CONTACT:  Bryan Weinstein, 716-445-4672, bjbj83@aol.com

*ASSISTANT COACH needed by August 23 to offer the program.

Monday
06/21/21

Rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors…Become and Honors College Peer Mentor!

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

We hope you are enjoying the summer!

If you are interested in serving as a Peer Mentor in the Honors Connections Program during the 2021-2022 academic year, please fill out our onlineapplication by Friday, June 25th.

The Honors College Peer Mentor Program is designed to help first-year Honors students adjust to life at UB and to the Honors College experience. Our intent is that through this program, our incoming students feel welcome at UB and excited to be a part of the Honors College family.

As an Honors Connections Program Mentor, you will be asked to communicate with your assigned first-year student(s) within two weeks of receiving their contact information, which will be around mid-July. In addition, you will be expected to:

  • Meet with your mentee(s) during the first two weeks of classes via zoom or in-person
  • Encourage participation in Honors College and campus-wide activities
  • Help answer general questions or concerns your mentee(s) may have

In general, we hope that each mentor will help make the transition to college a little easier for our new Honors College scholars.

If selected, Honors Peer Mentors will be required to submit a mini-profile of themselves to be shared with their peer mentee, including a photo.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email honors@buffalo.edu and we will reply as soon as we are able.

Friday
06/18/21

Office of Academic Integrity seeks Student Integrity Ambassadors

Posted by Tim on June 18, 2021 in Student Job Opportunities, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The Office of Academic Integrity (OAI) is seeking applications for Student Integrity Ambassadors (SIAs) for the 2021-22 academic year. Integrity Ambassadors will have a prevalent role on campus and will be able to specialize and develop in a number of areas, including programming and outreach, student mentoring, serving on hearing committees, and developing written and video works, among other opportunities. This position will provide students with a foundation of ethics and integrity as well as monthly leadership workshops for both hands-on and training-based professional development. Through the Integrity Ambassador program, students will collaborate with a group of goal-oriented peers and will be able to apply their personal strengths in the promotion of integrity, honesty, and excellence on campus. This is a volunteer position, and Ambassadors will spend up to five hours a week on responsibilities with opportunity to set and execute their own goals.

If you feel you could be a role model for excellence among the student body, we strongly encourage you to apply at http://bit.ly/oai-app. Applications close on July 16th with interviews scheduled shortly thereafter.

For more information, please refer to the attached flyer and the position description on the first page of the application. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at prov.jpraymor@provost.buffalo.edu and I will be happy to help.

Tuesday
06/08/21

The Tool Library Needs Volunteers!

Posted by Tim on June 8, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

LIke us on Facebook LIke us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Twitter Add us on Instagram Add us on Instagram   S.O.S. SEND HELP!   The Tool Library is 100% volunteer-powered and we need your help to continue to deliver the tool borrowing service you’ve come to know and love     Many of our members don’t know that The Tool Library is completely volunteer-run. Our Tooligans make us who we are.

Not only have they helped us stay open during a pandemic, but helped the organization thrive as we meet the need in our community. While membership has skyrocketed by over 40% this past year to nearly 900 members, our volunteer base has struggled to keep up with demand.

Rest assured that while our board is hard at work on longer term solutions, like bringing on paid staff, we are in desperate need of volunteers to help keep our doors open, tools running, and provide the service y’all know and love.

If you’re kind, creative, a problem solver, passionate about tools, sharing, and building a better world, you might just be a tool librarian in the making! 

Want to learn more about what a day in the life of a Tool Library volunteer is like? Check out the full job description on our website.

Join us and become a volunteer by clicking the link below.       SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER
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/