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Recruiting Student Volunteer for Student Life Social Media Team

Volunteer Opportunity: UW Student Life Twitter Manager

Are you looking to build upon your digital communications experience with a robust and growing UW social media presence? The UW Student Life social media team is looking for a student volunteer to manage our Twitter account! (twitter.com/uwstudentlife) To apply, submit a letter of interest outlining your qualifications for the role, as well as how your involvement on the social media team would help to strengthen student engagement with the UW Student Life brand. Additionally, craft three innovative tweets that you would use to promote an upcoming UW student-focused event of your choosing. Include a short description of how these would be used to generate buzz among our followers (hashtags welcome!). Email your submission and a link to your personal Twitter account to: dawglife. Application deadline is Friday, November 7.

Leigh Tucker

Marketing & Communications Manager

Division of Student Life

101 Gerberding Hall

Box 351266 Seattle, WA 98195-1266

direct: 206.685.4445

lhtucker http://www.washington.edu

Position Description_UWSL Twitter Student Manager.doc

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Science Fair at Queen Anne Elementary

Do you like challenges and working with kids? Then, this is an opportunity for you.

Queen Anne Elementary is looking for mentors for its First Annual Science Fair. We are calling all graduate students interested in leading a team of 4th and 5th grade students. Mentors will work with their teams for two to four hours a week, on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday afternoons for ten weeks.

As a mentor you will guide your students in conducting research on a specific topic, formulating hypothesis, designing experiments, collecting and analyzing data, and drawing conclusions. Most importantly, you will help them to create an interactive presentation of their findings.

The First Queen Anne Elementary Science Fair will take place on the evening of April 9th. The projects will also be presented to the entire school on April 10th.

Mentors commit to two days per week, from February 9th to April 10th.

Come share your passion for science, inspire students to be creative and curious while having fun!

If you have any questions or need more information email us at clubs.qae2013@gmail.com

QAE science fair volunteers.pdf

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Wind Energy Volunteering in Peru

At the WindAid Institute we are focused on getting electricity to rural Peru through the participation of volunteers from around the world, who learn about, construct, and then install wind turbines with communities in need.

We have formed a WindAid Institute Board of Directors, completely comprised of past and current volunteers, specifically focused on the sustainable progression that we have been so passionate about achieving for years.  We have also launched a completely renovated website to help us highlight what we do, who we are, and our projects past and future.

In the past few months we have been featured on the White House website for our joint project with Northampton Community College (NCC) and the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo (UNT).  In partnership with WindAid, NCC  received President Barack Obama´s extremely competitive 100,000 Strong in the America´s initiative grant which aims to increase educational exchanges between Universities in the USA and the international community.  The hands-on work of our volunteers brought light to a community school in the town of Cushuro in the Peruvian Andes. The 2.5 kW wind turbine is powering laptops, lights, communication devices and other items for both the school and community.

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WindAid Institute, Northampton Community College, the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo and the Cushuro community.

We have also started our first ever electrification of an entire community in the fishing village of Playa Blanca,on the Pacific coast of northern Peru!  This July we installed three 500 Watt turbines.  Seeing the faces of both families and volunteers light up when all three turbines were switched on makes all the hard work worth it! We are eager to install the next set of turbines with them, and need you to come be a part of helping the WindAid Institute power the entire community of Playa Blanca!

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Playa Blanca – a fishing village on the northern coast of Peru and now the first village working with WindAid to power the entire town.

Your access to this experience just got closer to home with the addition of six new WindAid ambassadors around the world! We congratulate those dedicated individuals, and thank them for all they have already done. They have specifically chosen to make themselves available to you and are ready to present, email, and chat about the “inspirational experience” they had down here in Peru.

Want to come with us on the next project? Apply now with just a few projects available for late this year, we fill up quick at the WindAid Institute, and want to be sure you get a spot.  We have also just opened the Project dates for 2015.  Make next year unforgettable with the experience of learning, creating, and collaborating in Peru!

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Click here to experience what it’s like to be a volunteer at the WindAid Institute (video). 

Thank you once again for your help and support in passing along this email to your students, colleagues and friends.  We look forward to seeing you down here at the WindAid Institute!

-Jessica Rivas

WindAid Institute Co-Founder

volunteer@WindAid.org

Claro: +51 991648491

Google: +1 (281) 606-5036

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EarthCorps Fall Planting Challenge

Hints of cooler weather, Seattle rain, and crisp air means it’s time to start the Fall Planting Challenge!

This Fall EarthCorps has committed to planting 10,000 plants around Puget Sound – and we need your help! Sign up for one of the many Fall Planting Challenge events on our Volunteer Calendar and help keep our parks green and healthy.

Why do we plant in the Fall? The fall is the perfect time to plant native plants in the northwest. Many plants are largely dormant during this cool and wet season, making them more resilient to the stresses of planting. The ample rainfall allows the root systems to become established before the dry, drought conditions of the summer begin. Putting plants into the ground in the fall and winter gives them the best chance of survival. You can try this approach in your yard too!

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Friends of the Cedar River Watershed Volunteer Habitat Restoration Coordinator

Volunteer Habitat Restoration Coordinator

About Us

Friends of the Cedar River Watershed (FCRW) is an award-winning 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the greater Lake Washington/Cedar River/Sammamish Watershed. The watershed is home to more than 83 species of fish and wildlife and 14 species of concern such as sockeye salmon and the endangered Chinook salmon. It is also home to 22% of Washington’s human population. The watershed is our home. Its future is ours.

Our roots are in the water. The 143 square miles of the protected upper watershed provide clean drinking water to over one million King County residents. It is unique—one of only six protected municipal watersheds in the country and the only one owned by the people who depend on it. FCRW began in 1996 with the charter to support the construction of the Cedar River Watershed Education Center, and since then has evolved to promote stewardship and education about the importance of restoring the Lake Washington/Cedar River/Sammamish Watershed.

Through innovative collaborations with municipalities, schools, individuals, and businesses, we link local citizens to environmental stewardship efforts including volunteer habitat restoration events, salmon recovery efforts, and conservation and education programs in order to preserve these finite resources for future generations.

Job Summary

The Volunteer Habitat Restoration Coordinator is responsible for the planning and implementation of habitat improvement projects and building relationships with program partners (agencies, businesses, community organizations, schools) and volunteers. The Volunteer Habitat Restoration Coordinator also manages programmatic operations, works with local community members, manages and leads volunteer habitat restoration events, and creates and delivers environmental education field lessons.

Position Responsibilities

  • Implement habitat restoration projects throughout the greater Lake Washington/Cedar River/Sammamish Watershed
  • Professionally serve as program and organizational liaison to city, county, and private project partners
  • Coordinate annual restoration event calendar, written and verbal communications, and program logistics
  • ·Enthusiastically recruit and retain volunteers
  • Staff volunteer events and manage on-site timelines, educational presentations, and tours
  • Maintain and develop strong partnerships with business partners and sponsors
  • Track project outcomes and report statistics to project partners
  • Manage volunteer tracking system in cooperation with FCRW staff
  • Contribute to newsletter and blog articles

Qualifications

  • Experience carrying out habitat restoration projects and managing volunteers
  • Excellent public speaking and communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to build partnerships, communicate with government officials and the general public, and facilitate meetings
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously with tight timelines
  • Self-motivated, energetic, strategic thinker
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Experience working with diverse groups from children to adults with various backgrounds
  • Proven ability to deliver engaging environmental education lessons to youth grades K-12
  • Train volunteers and interns in ecological restoration theory and practice
  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental field
  • Preferred experience includes a background in natural resource management and a minimum of two years of experience developing and implementing on the ground habitat projects

Compensation

This is a part-time temporary position through 2014. Hourly rate DOE.

To Apply:

Please submit resume and letter of interest outlining your qualifications for this position to hiring@cedarriver.org by September 22. Early applications encouraged.

Amy Kaeser

Restoration Programs Manager

Friends of the Cedar River Watershed

Tel  206.297.8141  |Fax  206.297.8142

www.cedarriver.org

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Volunteer Habitat Restoration Coordinator

The Volunteer Habitat Restoration Coordinator is responsible for the planning and implementation of habitat improvement projects and building relationships with program partners (agencies, businesses, community organizations, schools) and volunteers. The Volunteer Habitat Restoration Coordinator also manages programmatic operations, works with local community members, manages and leads volunteer habitat restoration events, and creates and delivers environmental education field lessons.

Qualifications

  • Experience carrying out habitat restoration projects and managing volunteers
  • Excellent public speaking and communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to build partnerships, communicate with government officials and the general public, and facilitate meetings
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously with tight timelines
  • Self-motivated, energetic, strategic thinker
  •  Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work independently or as part of a team
  •  Experience working with diverse groups from children to adults with various backgrounds
  • Proven ability to deliver engaging environmental education lessons to youth grades K-12
  • Train volunteers and interns in ecological restoration theory and practice
  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental field
  • Preferred experience includes a background in natural resource management and a minimum of two years of experience developing and implementing on the ground habitat projects
This is a part-time temporary position through 2014. Hourly rate DOE.
To Apply

Please submit resume and letter of interest outlining your qualifications to hiring@cedarriver.org by September 22, 2014. Early applications encouraged.

For further information: http://www.cedarriver.org/job-openings/job-openings#volunteer-habitat-restoration-intern

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Opportunity to Tutor Underrepresented Youth with Seattle MESA

We are look­ing for engag­ing and moti­vated under­grad­u­ate and stu­dents who want to make a dif­fer­ence to under­rep­re­sented youth in Seat­tle.  Start­ing this fall, you can begin your train­ing to become a Seat­tle MESA math and sci­ence tutor for high school students.

WHAT IS THE SEATTLE MESA TUTOR TRAINING PROGRAM ALL ABOUT?  

Seat­tle MESA pro­vides oppor­tu­ni­ties and resources that inspire stu­dents tra­di­tion­ally under­rep­re­sented in STEM fields, to pur­sue edu­ca­tion and careers in math, engi­neer­ing and sci­ence (http://www.seattlemesa.org/).  We are offer­ing a tutor train­ing and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for UW grad­u­ate and under­grad­u­ate stu­dents as well as com­mu­nity mem­bers to work with Seat­tle high school stu­dents in math and science.

WHO CAN TUTOR?

Engag­ing and moti­vated UW grad­u­ate and under­grad­u­ate stu­dents who want to work with high school stu­dents and have a com­mit­ment to diver­sity and inclu­sion.  We are look­ing for stu­dents who want train­ing and expe­ri­ence work­ing in local Seat­tle schools with a cohort of trained peers.

Seat­tle MESA Tutors must com­plete to following:

  • Com­plete a Seat­tle MESA Intro­duc­tory Tutor­ing Train­ing Work­shop (CENV 410).
  • Attend a weekly sem­i­nar dur­ing their first quar­ter of tutor­ing (CENV 420 offered Autumn or Win­ter quarters).
  • Tutor stu­dents once a week on site at a part­ner school dur­ing the after­school pro­gram hours.
  • Com­plete and pass the appro­pri­ate sub­ject area test.
  • Com­plete a back­ground check through the Seat­tle Pub­lic Schools and fol­low UW vol­un­teer guidelines.

HOW AND WHEN CAN I START?

Reg­is­ter now for the fall MESA Intro­duc­tory Tutor Train­ing Work­shop (C ENV 410 Spe­cial Top­ics in the Fall Time Sched­ule). This is a 1 credit hour tutor skills and cul­tural com­pe­tency train­ing designed to get you ready to work one on one and in small groups with Seat­tle high school stu­dents in math. You will observe teach­ers and your stu­dents in their class­rooms and com­plete a series of assign­ments and reflec­tions.  There will be two work­shop oppor­tu­ni­ties offered in fall quar­ter: one in Octo­ber and the other in Novem­ber. They meet three Wednes­days each:  Sept. 24, Oct.1 and 8 from 3–5 pm OR Nov 5,12,and 19 from 4-6pm.  All stu­dents must also be able to com­plete a class­room obser­va­tion dur­ing the day at a local high school.

CAN SEATTLE MESA TUTORING COUNT TOWARDS MY MAJOR OR MINOR?
Maybe!  Our tutor­ing train­ing pro­gram course­work can ful­fill the Field Expe­ri­ence require­ment for the ELS minor and may be con­sid­ered as cred­its towards the Diver­sity minor.

Ques­tions?  Please email mtutoruw@uw.edu depts.washington.edu/seamesa

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Seeking volunteers for Urban Forestry and Restoration Project

FOREST RESTORATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

What: 10 adult volunteers needed to assist Leschi Elementary Students (K-5) in planting native shrubs and trees in Peppi’s Woods. Volunteers will also assist GSP Forest Steward in prep work between
classes and demonstrating proper planting technique.

When: Friday, November 7, 2014, from 8:45 to 3 pm. Volunteers can do all day, or commit to half the day (8:45 am to 12 pm or 12 pm to 3 pm).

Where: Peppi’s Playground and Woods, east of Leschi Elementary school. 3233 E Spruce Street, Seattle, 98122, http://www.leschicommunitycouncil.org/ParkPeppisPlayground.htm


Why:
Leschi Elementary is located adjacent to three of Seattle’s Natural Areas (Frink, Peppi’s and Leschi). As Forest Stewards with Green Seattle Partnership, we seek to provide ways for Leschi students to extend their learning beyond the walls of their classrooms, educate and train up future forest caretakers, and introduce students to the natural areas in their neighborhoods as a resource for play, health and learning. For many students at Leschi, last year’s planting day was the FIRST time they’d entered a forest. Many of the students entered with fear, and left asking to stay longer. It’s an inspiring and energizing experience to re-connect kids to nature!

Contact: If you are available and interested in helping out, contact Green Seattle Partnership Forest Steward, Jana Robbins, jana_b@earthlink.net, 206-390-0438 for more information.

Through Green Seattle Partnership, all the plant material, gloves and tools are provided. Lunch will be provided for those that volunteer. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm, water and appropriate
clothing for working in the woods. Seattle Public Schools does require all volunteers to submit to a background clearance and watch a video prior to volunteering. I will forward this information to all
interested volunteers.

We also run a regular Friday Outdoor Education program at Leschi Elementary, using the adjacent Peppi’s, Frink and Leschi Natural Areas. If you are unable to attend this work party day but are interested
in helping out on Fridays, please let me know.

Hope to see you in the woods!

Jana Robbins
GSP Forest Steward, Peppi’s Playground

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Join the Dream Project

The Dream Project is a student-run organization with over 400 mentors that support high school students in low-income areas in Seattle on applying to college and other post-secondary planning.

The details:

* Mentor students on the crazy process that is college admissions & beyond!
* You can take it for 2 credits or volunteer. For credit, register for EDUC 260 and EDUC 369 on your UW registration. To volunteer without earning credit, sign up here.
* Lecture (EDUC 260) is on Mondays from 3:30-4:20 or 5:30-6:20 and covers important content related to the college application process, mentorship strategies, and social justice. Counts for I&S credit.
* High School visits (EDUC 369) take place throughout the week at various times. There is also a high school breakout on Mondays 4:30-5:20pm
* Transportation to the 16 different partner schools around the area is PROVIDED!
* Meet awesome undergrads, find leadership opportunities, and make new friends! * Average commitment of 4-6 hours per week.
* Writing credit available (see http://www.dreamproject.org/wcredit for details)
* Schools that especially need more mentors include ACE (EDUC 369 A), Auburn (EDUC 369 G), and Kent-Meridian (EDUC 369 Q)

Still not sold? Check out this Buzzfeed article on Dream Project. If you have questions, email us at dreamproject@uw.edu

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Volunteer Opportunity Announcement

Hello new and returning students!

Are you looking to get geared-up for classes and research but don’t have any current opportunities to get out to the woods?
Are you interested in nutrient cycling, taking in fresh forest air or finding out what happens to tree farm areas after they are logged/thinned?

Matt Norton, a graduate student here in SEFS is working on modeling the decomposition of stumps in a tree far setting. His work mainly involves using a resistograph, a tool for determining wood density, to establish the degree of decay in stumps. During field work, additional samples will be taken for carbon and nitrogen analysis to relate the amounts of these nutrients in stumps to their density. The work is not hard but is in rough terrain and requires proper field dress as well as some personal protective equipment, which will be provided. He is looking for two to three students for five field days (TBD by weather). This project is scheduled to continue on 9/18 (again dependent on weather).

If you are interested in getting into the swing of things by helping out in the field, or if you are just looking for some hours of research, please contact Matt Norton at smnorton@uw.edu

Thank you and have a great Fall Quarter!

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Seattle MESA Tutor Training Course Announcement

We are looking for engaging and motivated graduate and undergraduate students who want to make a difference to underrepresented youth in Seattle. Starting this fall, you can begin your training to become a Seattle MESA math and science tutor for high school students.

WHAT IS THE SEATTLE MESA TUTOR TRAINING PROGRAM ALL ABOUT?

Seattle MESA provides opportunities and resources that inspire students traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields, to pursue education and careers in math, engineering and science (http://www.seattlemesa.org/). We are offering a tutor training and certification for UW graduate and undergraduate students as well as community members to work with Seattle high school students in math and science.

WHO CAN TUTOR?

Engaging and motivated UW graduate and undergraduate students who want to work with high school students and have a commitment to diversity and inclusion. We are looking for students who want training and experience working in local Seattle schools with a cohort of trained peers.

Seattle MESA Tutors must complete to following:

· Complete a Seattle MESA Introductory Tutoring Training Workshop (CENV 410).

· Attend a weekly seminar during their first quarter of tutoring (CENV 420 offered Autumn or Winter quarters).

· Tutor students once a week on site at a partner school during the afterschool program hours.

· Complete and pass the appropriate subject area test.

· Complete a background check through the Seattle Public Schools and follow UW volunteer guidelines.

HOW AND WHEN CAN I START?

Register now for the fall MESA Introductory Tutor Training Workshop (C ENV 410 Special Topics in the Fall Time Schedule). This is a 1 credit hour tutor skills and cultural competency training designed to get you ready to work one on one and in small groups with Seattle high school students in math. You will observe teachers and your students in their classrooms and complete a series of assignments and reflections. There will be two workshops opportunities offered in fall quarter: one in October and the other in November. They meet three Wednesdays each: Sept. 24, Oct.1 and 8 from 3-5 pm OR Nov 5,12,and 19 from 4-6pm. All students must also be able to complete a classroom observation during the day at a local high school.

CAN SEATTLE MESA TUTORING COUNT TOWARDS MY MAJOR OR MINOR? Maybe! Our tutoring training program coursework can fulfill the Field Experience requirement for the ELS minor and may be considered as credits towards the Diversity minor.

Questions? Please see our FAQ at mtutoruw with specific questions.

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Invasive Plants Conference – Volunteers needed

The University of Washington Botanic Gardens is hosting an invasive plants conference, “Meeting the Challenge: Prevention, Detecting and Controlling Invasive Plants”, on Sept 16-17th at the Center for Urban Horticulture.

Registration is now open for this exciting conference on prevention, detection, and control of invasive plants. Please consider attending. Full conference information is available online at www.bit.ly/invplants2014. Find information on registration and accommodations at http://bit.do/invplantregister.

We still need student volunteers (free admission) for both days. Volunteers will help with tasks such as check-in, setup and clean-up of breaks and lunches, and clean-up at the end of each day. We generally ask that volunteers commit to arrive one hour before the program begins and stay up to an hour after it ends. Please email edenkers@uw.edu or invasiveplantsconf@gmail.com if you’re interested.

Thank you,

Elyse Denkers

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Citizen Science Volunteer Opportunity at Mount Rainier National Park

Do you love amphibians, science, and exploring National Parks? Then the Citizen Science Program is for you. The Citizen Science program gives volunteers the opportunity to hike and explore some of Mount Rainier’s remote lakes and wetland habitats while gaining experience in surveying and science. This year’s Citizen Science program will be starting up around late July and will run until mid-September.

We are looking for volunteers to help conduct amphibian surveys to document the presence or absence of amphibian species at various lakes, ponds and wetlands including historical Western Toad sites. As a volunteer you would be part of a small group that will hike to pre-determined sites and help conduct amphibian surveys. You do not need any previous experience and surveying equipment will be provided. You may volunteer once or multiple times throughout the season. If you need to stay overnight for a few days, free camping is available at Cougar Rock, White River, Ohanapecosh and Longmire campgrounds, however, there is no long term housing available. We are conducting both day trip and overnight backpacking surveys throughout the park.

If you are interested and available to volunteer during the time period from late July to mid-September then please email me back and indicate:

· Your phone number and preferred email

· Preference on volunteering for day surveys or overnight backpacking trip surveys

· Your experience and comfort level with hiking/backpacking

· Any physical limitations you may have

· Approximately what date or dates you are available

· Preference on which days of the week you prefer to volunteer (weekends, weekdays, etc)

I have added two attachments to this email that provide some additional information. If you choose to volunteer I will provide you with more details when I hear back from you! Please feel free to pass this information along to friends, family, or acquaintances who you feel may have an interest in this program. If you have any questions feel free to call me at laura_davis. I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,

Laura Davis

Citizen Science Coordinator

Mount Rainier National Park

laura_davis

(360) 569-6756

Volunteer Information.docx

Volunteer Agreement.docx

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Urban Forest Educators

Volunteer with Seattle Parks & Recreation!

Urban Forest Educators

A Branch of the Seattle Volunteer Naturalist Program

Become an Urban Forest Educator!

Urban Forest Educators are volunteers who engage young people in the restoration of Seattle’s forested parks and greenspaces by leading environmental learning and stewardship opportunities.

As an Urban Forest Educator, you will:

· Receive training on Pacific Northwest forest ecology, habitat restoration, and environmental education techniques for diverse audiences.

· Lead learning and stewardship events (interpretive forest walks, invasive plant removal, native plant installation, and more) in Seattle’s urban forest with young people.

For more information or to apply by August 18, please visit www.seattle.gov/parks/environment/learning.htm.

Justin Hellier

Naturalist, Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center

3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199

Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation

206.386.4169

justin.hellier

http://www.seattle.gov/parks/

Seattle Parks and Recreation will work with all citizens to be

good stewards of our environment, and to provide safe and welcoming

opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community.

Urban Forest Educators – Job Description 2014.pdf

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Volunteers Needed for Wildlife Surveys

There is an opportunity for you to obtain wildlife survey experience this summer in the northeast Cascades of Washington, several hours from Seattle. Dr. Aaron Wirsing is part of a collaborative research project that entails snowshoe hare pellet plot surveys, and we are in need of volunteer field techs. The field work is scheduled to commence on July 21st; please note that the the work is *full-time*. We would prefer that volunteers be available for an entire month, but the work can likely be done within 2-3 weeks. If we are short on people, we may consider shorter (e.g. 1-week) shifts. There is no monetary compensation, but housing of some sort will be provided.

The work is a bit tedious, but the area is beautiful (see pic). It isn’t really too tough from a physical or technical standpoint, and it’s only summer work (so, dangerous weather is minimal), yet it looks great on a resume.

*Requirements other than the aforementioned availability*:
-ability to hike moderate distances (e.g. up to a few miles/day, usually less) in relatively steep, uneven terrain. Most hiking is on (unmaintained) trails, which is nice & not common for most field work!
-ability to abide by clothing and gear requirements (rain jacket & pants, long-sleeved shirts & pants, lug-soled hiking boots)
-*attention to detail* and relative patience for tedious work
-ability to crouch, lay on your side, or otherwise position your face close enough to the ground to find small pellets in the forest understory, off & on all day
-ability to work long work shifts of 10 hours or more, if necessary
-ability to get along well with others while working and living in very close proximity. A GOOD ATTITUDE IS A MUST :-)
-ability to tolerate and prepare for hot temperatures, mosquitoes, &/or freezing rain/hail (the latter being rare, but it does happen every summer)

Please contact me if you are interested (my contact info is below). Thanks!

Cheers,
Laurel

Laurel Peelle
Predator Ecology Lab | www.predatorecology.com

Wildlife Science Group | School of Environmental & Forest Sciences (SEFS)

College of the Environment | University of Washington

laurelp@uw.edu |

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ECOSS Eco Events Steward Volunteer Internship

ECOSS, a non-profit environmental organization based in South Seattle, is seeking an intern to assist with planning and implementing Don’t Drip & Drip testing event on a volunteer basis.  ECOSS has a strong sustainable business program that has worked with thousands of small and medium-sized businesses in the area to prevent pollution and conserve resources in King County. In 2013, this program expanded to offer these services in other counties. For more info on ECOSS, visit www.ecoss.org.

Goal of position: Assist the Sustainable Business Associate with planning and implementing Don’t Drip & Drive testing events; assist with other events and activities as available and assigned

The Intern will assist ECOSS with outreach, planning and implementing Don’t Drip & Drive testing events, including advertising, organizing, phoning, coordination of materials and supplies, volunteer management, and other tasks associated with implementing large scale outreach events.  The intern will assist with pre-event activities, planning, and assisting with events.  For a description of the events, please see the following link:http://www.piercecountywa.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/2413

Time Commitment: 10-20 hours per week, based on need for planning and/or implementation of events, and between 6-8 events, between mid-June and September 30, 2014. Some flexibility in pre-event activities; schedule of events is in development phase. Some work may be able to be done remotely.  Early morning starts with up to 8 hours of work a day for a weekday event; at least one or more weekend events will also be held.

Potential projects/ deliverables

  • Develop and communicate event information for staff, volunteers, and cooperating agencies and businesses prior to event
  • Assist Sustainable Business Associate with coordination of materials and supplies for events; assist with pick up and return of event materials
  • Disseminate advertisement for events to participating businesses to ensure employees knowledge of event and participation
  • Attend events and assist Sustainable Business Associate with event implementation
  • Assist with managing of volunteers providing training, guidance and support
  • Other administrative assistant activities as assigned

Required skills: 

  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent communications skills; detail oriented
  • Team player; ability to coordinate with others and assist as needed
  • Self-starter; ability to work independently for the most part and problem solve or find outside resources to resolve technical issues

Preferred qualifications:

  • Interest in and knowledge of land use and/or environmental issues, especially water & drainage-related issues
  • Event development and implementation experience
  • Volunteer coordination experience
  • Having a car for collecting materials and other activities is highly suggested (mileage reimbursed at $0.56 per mile)

Benefits: 

We can provide references, work experience and added skills and projects to add to your resume. No stipend is available at this time, but we do offer a fun and relaxed work environment, the opportunity for you to network and gain exposure to a range of environmental issues, and the chance to enhance your resume.

To Apply:

Please email your resume, a cover letter highlighting your event and volunteer management experience, and two references by/before June 15.  Submit to:

Ann Boyce

Sustainable Business Associate

ECOSS

206-767-0432 x 4

ann@ecoss.org

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City of Lacey AmeriCorps- Water Resources Assistant Outreach Coordinator Position Accepting Applications

The City of Lacey is hiring an AmeriCorps volunteer to serve from September 16, 2014- July 30, 2015.

The AmeriCorps volunteer will perform a wide variety of tasks and gain some great real-life experience in environmental education and outreach related to water. Below are some of the essential tasks:

· Developing educational activities for school groups, teachers, and public events.

· Facilitating community service projects for school and community groups.

· Coordinating field trips for school and community groups.

· Educating the public about local programs at outreach events.

· Collecting water quality samples from local lakes and streams.

· Collaborating with several regional environmental education and outreach groups of which the City participates, which will include the Thurston County Stream Team, South Sound GREEN, the LOTT Clean Water Alliance, the Thurston County Stormwater Outreach Group, Thurston County ECONet, and the Environmental Educators Technical Advisory Committee.

The AmeriCorps volunteer must be between 18-25 years old on the first day of service. Please share this opportunity with any students you think may be interested.

More information and application instructions can be found here: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/laceywa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=894303.

For questions, feel free to contact:

Kim Benedict
Water Resource Specialist
City of Lacey
420 College St. SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Office: (360)438-2687

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Volunteer with Crow Funeral Work!

Position available for enthusiastic tech looking to gain experience in animal behavior, field biology or ornithology. Volunteer will assist SEFS MS student with study aiming to address danger learning in the observed “funeral” behaviors of crows. Ideal candidate is willing to work full time (40 hours a week, distributed unevenly), has a reliable mode of transportation and is looking for capstone opportunity. Applicant living in Seattle or the Eastside could use public transportation to reach all field destinations as well. Please contact Kaeli Swift at kaeli.swift@gmail.com if interested.

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2014 Summer Career Fair- Additional Volunteers Needed

Hello Huskies,

The Career Center is still in need of volunteers for the upcoming Summer Career Fair on 6/18/14 from 2-6pm in the HUB Ballrooms. Shifts will be available from 8:00am-7:00pm, with a minimum time commitment of2 hours.

 

Why volunteer?

 

·         If you need to fulfill volunteer hour requirements, look no further! Complete your hours with flexible shifts at this high-energy event.

 

·         Interested in Event Planning? As a volunteer, you’ll work closely with the UW Career Center’s Events Team to put on one of our biggest events of the year. Learn the ins and outs… then put it on your resume!

 

·         Some volunteer shifts will work directly with employers, where you will have direct access to network and connect with them.  Keep in mind- they are all hiring and/or have internship opportunities!

 

Interested? Shoot me (Dean Kirkpatrick) an email at CCFair@uw.edu  with the following information:

·         Your name

·         Your email address

·         Your hours of availability on the day of the fair 6/18/14 (Wednesday)

 

*Note- if you already sent me an email, no need to send another.

Please send this to me as soon as you can. By 6/11/14 (Wednesday), we’ll be in touch to confirm your schedule and shift assignments. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

 

Best wishes,

Dean Kirkpatrick

 

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Volunteer with EarthCorps

EarthCorps VOLUNTEERS

JUNE 2014

GREEN TEEN SUMMER EVENTS

Green Teen
Calling all youth! Looking for a way to give back, earn service hours, and be outside this summer? Join us at a Green Teen Summer Event!

These projects will focus on hands-on service while taking some time to dive into the science of urban forest restoration. Projects will focus on wildlife, native plants, restoration ecology, and PNW natural history. Sign up for one project, or all four! These projects focus on the 13-16 age range, but volunteers of all ages are welcome to join. Gloves, tools, instruction, and education provided by EarthCorps.

Events are on July 11, 18, 25 and August 1.
Sign up on our Volunteer Calendar.

HYLEBOS PICNIC – JUNE 7th

HylebosWest Hylebos Wetlands Park in Federal Way
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Restoration event: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Picnic: 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Join EarthCorps-Friends of the Hylebos in restoring West Hylebos Wetlands Park as part of National Trails Day, and stay for a celebratory picnic. The West Hylebos Wetlands is home to an urban hike through one of the few remaining intact peat bogs in Puget Sound. During the restoration event we will continue to restore and protect this valuable resource in Federal Way.

LEARN HOW TO PLAN & LEAD REWARDING VOLUNTEER EVENTS

Seasoned Volunteer? Interested in learning what it takes to design and manage productive and rewarding restoration events that keep volunteers coming back?

On June 21st, EarthCorps Senior Project Manager, Lina Rose will lead a training for experienced volunteers and Green Seattle Partnership Forest Stewards at Camp Long on how to design and implement volunteer events to build community investment and transform parks.

For more information and to sign up visit the Green City Partnership.

SAVE THE DATE – UPCOMING EVENTS

ICO Volunteers 2Friday, June 6th Seward Park in South Seattle

Saturday, June 7th West Hylebos Wetlands Park in Federal Way

Saturday, June 14th Clarke Beach on Mercer Island

Friday, June 20th Brooklake Blueberry Farm in Federal Way

Saturday, June 21st Camp Long in West Seattle

Saturday, June 28th Pioneer Park on Mercer Island

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