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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

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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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2014 Summer Career Fair- Volunteers Needed

Hello Huskies,

The Career Center is 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 of 2 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 our biggest event 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)

 

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!

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Peer Facilitators Needed for Course “Humans and the Environment in the Pacific Northwest”

Peer Facilitators are needed to work with UW Program on the Environment and International Educational Outreach to implement a course in August 2014. The course, “Humans and the Environment in the Pacific Northwest,” introduces about 35 visiting students from Keio University in Japan to topics ranging from forest ecology, water quality, and waste to green building, restoration ecology and urban food sustainability. Peer Facilitators will assist in leading activities (including field trips to places like Mt. Rainier and the Bullitt Center and activities like hiking and canoeing) as well as in mentoring Japanese students on topic-based research projects.

To be eligible, potential Peer Facilitators should be current or recently graduated students (from any major at UW or other institutions) and available most of the time (9am-5pm on weekdays, and for one overnight field trip) during the course period, August 4th-22nd, 2014 as well as for one half-day orientation in July 2014. Benefits are many, including individualized mentoring and teaching practice, resume-building experience, the opportunity to visit interesting places, and new friendships and memories. (Note that the position is not paid). UW student can earn up to five course credits for serving as Peer Facilitator, or may serve as official UWvolunteers.

Positions will be filled on a rolling basis in spring quarter 2014. Please email course instructor Megan Horst at horstm@uw.edu with questions. If interested in the position, please include in the email your interest, your relevant knowledge and experience, and your availability.

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Sustainable Seattle: Set-up, Greeting, Raffle Tickets

Volunteer Opportunity description

Bringing a new twist to their annual fundraiser, Sustainable Seattle has teamed up with The Seattle Spirits Society to find the best craft cocktails Seattle has to offer. Discover how Sustainable Seattle helps businesses and communities take environmental action through their programs by connecting, educating, and inspiring people, businesses, and organizations. Sustainable Seattle is seeking hard-working volunteers to help set up, greet guests, and sell raffle tickets for the event, held on May 15, 2014 from 5:30 – 9:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to network with sustainable leaders and work towards building a thriving and livable future in the City of Seattle!

Event Website: http://sustainableseattle.org/component/content/article/331

How to apply

Contact Michelle Ruiz, Communication Manager
206.622.3522 or michelle@sustainableseattle.org in order to apply.

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Farm Volunteer Coordinator Opportunity with Clean Greens Farm & Market

Clean Greens Farm & Market is seeking to fill a Farm Volunteer Coordinator Position for the 2014 planting and harvesting season. This person will be responsible for:- Communicating with individuals, groups, and institutions who are interested in volunteering with the organization on our farm in Duvall, WA- Corresponding with the Clean Greens administrators and farm hand to determine where volunteers are needed- Assisting in the development of an outreach plan to recruit volunteers ot the farm- Providing leadership and assistance on-site when volunteers are scheduled to visitAn ideal candidate will be able to commit to ten hours per week, including 2 hours or more on some Saturdays, between May-October of 2014. The majority of the tasks in this position can be completed from home, although we do have an office available for use. The Farm Volunteer Coordinator will be required to correspond with the Executive Director and Director of Marketing and Development for Clean Greens at least once per week.Interest and experience in food, agriculture, environment, and/or social justice a plus.

How to apply

Please send a resume and cover letter tocleangreensfarmandmarket@gmail.com AND CCbriaanlbarron@gmail.com. Please put the name of the position you’re applying for in the subject of your email. http://www.idealist.org/view/volop/F4PN4Wf6fdFP/

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STEAM Team – Recruiting undergraduates in STEM service learning opportunity

Join the STEAM Team!

The STEAM Team is comprised of UW undergrads representative of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math majors who come together once a week to work in the tinkering studio with High Point Neighborhood House students. While creating amazing projects from a fusion of science, art and technology, STEAM Team mentors will also attend a seminar to better learn to support students interested in STEM professions.

One year commitment, 2 credits per quarter.

Info Sessions in MGH 258: Tuesday, 5/6 @3pm. Thursday, 5/8 @5pm. Monday, 5/12 @10am.

Email heera@uw.edu for any questions.

Apply at bit.ly/PO7t3Z by May 14.
STEAMTEAM.pdf

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On campus service-learning opportunity for Juniors & Seniors

Attention Juniors & Seniors!

Gain Experience and Make a Difference

Be A Tutor-Mentor: EDUC 401 L & M

UW’s Academic Support Program is offering a service-learning seminar titled “EDUC 401: Tutoring and Mentorship in Higher Education” in Fall Quarter 2014. This weekly seminar introduces juniors and seniors to tutoring, mentoring, and teaching methodologies. Students apply what they learn in class through tutoring and mentoring new transfer, freshman, and sophomore students who are transitioning socially, culturally, and academically to the UW. This is a great opportunity for seasoned students to give back to UW by sharing their knowledge and experience.

· Seminar begins 2nd week of Fall Quarter, September 29th, 2014

· Seminar meets on Mondays from 3:30-4:50 PM or from 6:00-7:20 PM

· Tutoring takes place on campus

· Receive 2 credits for working with one student, or receive 3 credits for working with two students

· A letter of recommendation will be available upon request after completion of the seminar

For more information, visit our website at: http://depts.washington.edu/aspuw/tutor-mentor/

For registration information, please contact Leslie Ikeda at: ikedal@uw.edu

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Volunteer with EarthCorps

WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to everyone who volunteered at one of our many Earth Month events! 1,800 generous volunteers rolled up their sleeves and dug in this April! In just one month, our volunteer team led 29 events in 23 parks.

On April 19th, we teamed up with The Nature Consortium and REI for a Duwamish Alive event in West Seattle. Volunteers from Boeing, Expeditors International, University of Washington, Urban Outfitters, Ross Strategic, NBBJ, Global Visionaries and others, worked together to restore the largest continuous greenbelt in Seattle at Pigeon Point.

Even though Earth Month came to an end, we still have volunteer events all May. Sing up on our Volunteer Calendar.

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GIVEBIG ON TUESDAY MAY 6th

GiveBIG for local restoration and global leadership! The Seattle Foundation is having their 4th annual GiveBIG to raise funds and bring awareness to hundreds of non-profits in Seattle.

Donate to EarthCorps through the Seattle Foundation donation page on May 6, and your gift will be stretched by generous donors who will match a portion of your gift.

Last year, volunteers and supporters like you helped us surpass our goal of raising $10,000 in 24 hours. This year, we are aiming to raise $12,000.

Help us reach our goal by making a gift to EarthCorps on May 6!

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FOREST MONITORING TEAM VOLUNTEERS WANTED

EarthCorps is seeking Forest Monitoring Team volunteers. What’s the Forest Monitoring Team you ask? Forest Monitoring Team volunteers work in Seattle parks to gather and record a core set of forest health parameters including general site characteristics, invasive and native plant species, percent cover of vegetation and density of trees. All of the plots are located in parks that are slated to be restored by neighborhood volunteers and crews within the coming year. 

FOREST MONITORING TEAM ORIENTATION:
May 10, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm at Magnuson Park

Find out more online and sign up for the orientation.

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SAVE THE DATE – UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, May 3rd Dumas Bay in Federal Way

Saturday, May 6th GiveBIG

Saturday, May 10th Forest Monitoring Team Training

Saturday, May 10th Magnuson Park in Northeast Seattle

Saturday, May 17th Union Slough in Everett

Saturday, May 17th Delridge Natural Area in West Seattle

Saturday, May 31st Washington Park Arboretum in Montlake

VIEW OUR ENTIRE VOLUNTEER CALENDAR 

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Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden: Volunteer Coordinator

Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden is hiring a Volunteer Coordinator. Information about the garden may be found on their website at http://www.highlinegarden.org.

The hourly rate is $17.50 and the hours vary by season with the summer being the longer hours. The successful candidate will have excellent communications organizational and management skills. It is a good starting position for any of your students wishing to pursue a career in public gardens.

If you have questions please feel free to contact Garry Fanthorpe, president of the Highline Botanical Garden Foundation, at gfanthorpe@comcast.net.

The deadline to apply is May 30, 2014.

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