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Recruiting Peer Facilitator for Exciting 3-week August Field-Based Class

Unique and Exciting Opportunity for UW Students to Serve as Peer Facilitators with Program on the Environment and UW International Educational Outreach

The course, "Humans and the Environment in the Pacific Northwest," will introduce 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 UW students 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 UW volunteers.

Positions will be filled on a rolling basis in spring quarter 2014. Please email course instructor Megan Horst at horstm with questions. If interested in the

Keio2014Outreach.pdf

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Student Volunteers Needed: Engineerin​g Majors Fair! (5/6/14)

The UW Society of Women Engineers and the Engineering dorms are hosting an Engineering Majors Fair on Tuesday, May 6, 5:30 – 7pm for UW students who are interested in pursuing engineering, and they need upperclassmen to speak about their majors in a casual environment.

Dan Feetham, the pre-engineering adviser, encourages volunteers to bring an “artifact”, such as capstone projects, research projects, or any item that they can use to help explain and illustrate the work they do in their major. Discovery Day displays are great to bring too!

Event: Engineering Majors Fair
Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Time: 5:30 – 7pm
Location: McCarty ABC Rooms
Volunteer Sign-up [Deadline: Wed. 4/23]: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/swe/233576

Setup & volunteering: There will be a table set up for each engineering department, and each table should have 2-5 students at all times (volunteers may take different shifts), with at least one interesting “artifact” (ex. research projects, Discovery Day displays) at the table. Pre-engineers will be able to visit any of the tables throughout the fair (career fair style, but more laid-back).

Contact swe if you have any questions.

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EDRR Invasive Species Training Program

Call for Citizen Science Invasive Species Volunteers: Join the effort to help locate and eradicate invasive plants from WA State!

The PNW Invasive Plant Council is a non-profit conservation organization (http://www.pnw-ipc.org/) working in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, Washington Dept. of Agriculture (WSDA) and other state and local conservation groups on a Citizen Science EDRR (Early Detection Rapid Response) program. With funding from the National Forest Foundation and the WSDA, we are gearing up for our third year to search for priority invasive plants in our National Forests and beyond. We are excited to recruit new volunteers and inspire our current volunteer base to search for and eradicate invasive plant populations in WA State. This year we are focusing on documenting invasive species in the Olympic and Gifford Pinchot National Forests but surveys conducted on any public land are also greatly needed. If you are hiking, boating, kayaking, horseback riding or working in these areas and are interested in participating in our program, you are invited to attend one of four upcoming trainings. Two will be held in Olympia, WA on May 8th (1pm – 3:30pm or 5:30pm to 8pm) and two trainings will be in Vancouver, WA on May 9th (1pm – 3:30pm or 5:30pm to 8pm) . We will likely add two additional trainings in June so please stay in touch!

Training Locations and Dates for 2014:

Thursday, May 8th; 1pm – 3:30pm OR 5:30pm – 8pm at USDA Olympic National Forest Office in Olympia, WA. The two trainings are identical so you just need to attend one.

Address: 1835 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia, WA

Please enter through the main entrance, which faces towards Black Lake Blvd. The conference room will be on your right when you enter the main lobby of the building. Parking is available in the visitor lot in front of the main entrance, or along the northeast side of the building.

Friday, May 9th; 1pm – 3:30pm OR 5:30pm-8pm at USDA Gifford Pinchot National Forest Office in Vancouver, WA. The two trainings are identical so you just need to attend one.

Address: 10600 NE 51st Circle, Vancouver, WA 98682

Please enter by the front door on the west side of the building. Sign in at the front desk. You can park in the main lot or visitor parking on the south side of the building.

***Capacity is limited so if you would like to attend one of the trainings, please RSVP to Julie Combs at pnw.ipc.org (or call 615-812-5295) to reserve your place! We look forward to seeing you there.

EDRR_Flyer_2014_Final.pdf

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Volunteers Wanted for Kincaid Ravine Restoration Project! April 19th Sat. 10am to 2pm

Volunteers Wanted for Kincaid Ravine Restoration Project!

This is Rika, a senior in the Environmental Science Department. Our team is currently working with our senior project on restoring Kincaid Ravine site, located at NE corner of main campus. We are going to do site work on April 19th, Saturday, and looking for a group of volunteers who could help us clear invasive species and plant native shrubs and trees together.

The ravine is one of the last remaining undeveloped forests in our campus. Our goal is to install native plants and increase the species diversity through the site.

When: April 19th, Saturday, 10am-2pm

Site Location/ Direction

intersection of Pend Oreille Road NE & the Burke-Gilman trail

What we are doing

- Removing invasive weed species, such as English ivy, Old man’s beard and Himalayan Blackberry

- Planting native conifer, deciduous trees and woody shrubs.

What we are providing

- Tools – shovels, grooves (feel free to bring your own if you have one!), clippers.

- Free coffee and snacks!

How to prepare

- The site has some streams and the ground is pretty muddy. Wear either rain boots, or hiking shoes(water-proof would be best), long sleeves and long pants.

- Water

- Feel free to bring your own lunch too!

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El Centro de La Raza | 9th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

 

Cinco de Mayo

El Centro de la Raza will celebrate our 9th annual Cinco de Mayo on Saturday, May 3rd. It will be a festive, family-friendly community event featuring food, live entertainment, and children’s activities. We are looking for help in the following areas:

  • Greeters (2-6pm and/or 4:30-9pm): Welcome guests to the event and help direct them to the food stations, info/vendor booths, and more.
  • Children’s Activities (2-6pm and/or 4:30-9pm): Connect with kids in the community as you guide them through special children’s activities.
  • Donation Collection and T-Shirt Sales (2-6pm and/or 4:30-9pm):Sell Cinco de Mayo t-shirts and raffle tickets, and help collect donations to support the event
  • Ticket Sales (2-6pm and/or 4:30-9pm): Sell tickets that guests will use to purchase food.
  • Parking Lot Assistance (1-4pm and/or 4-7pm): Help direct guests to available parking and keep traffic in the parking lots flowing smoothly.
  • Clean-up (2-6pm and/or 4:30-9pm): Help keep El Centro de la Raza clean during and after the event.

Please contact Alexia Klatt, Volunteer Coordinator, at 2-6.957.4602 or email volunteer with questions or to sign up!

 

volunteer@elcentrodelaraza.org
www.elcentrodelaraza.org

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2014 Spring Career Fair- Volunteers Still Needed

The Career Center is still in need of additional volunteers for the upcoming Spring Career Fair on 4/17/14 from 3-7pm in the HUB Ballrooms. Shifts will be available from 8:30am-8:00pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours. We would love to have additional volunteers!

Why volunteer?

·  Volunteering at the Career Fair is the best way to network and to connect with an employer. As a volunteer, you’ll have unparalleled access with the employers in attendance-and they’re all hiring and/or have internship opportunities!

·   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!

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 4/17/14 (Thursday)

By 4/11/14 (Friday), we’ll be in touch to confirm your schedule and shift assignments.

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Frontier: International Conservation Research Opportunities

Frontier and The Society for Environmental Exploration is a non-profit conservation, education and community development organization with twenty-five years of experience running successful research projects overseas.

Frontier’s successes include establishing Tanzania’s first multi-use marine park alongside the WWF, as well as providing comprehensive research reports leading to the founding of the Quirimbas National Park in Mozambique and a number of protected areas in Madagascar. In addition to its environmental achievements, Frontier has established many community-based organizations worldwide, trained host-country university students and developed curricula in various languages for environmental education and awareness-raising workshops.

Frontier offers over 300 projects in 57 different countries around the globe. Volunteers joining a Frontier project are making a valuable contribution in becoming active global citizens, committed to making a positive impact during their time abroad travelling. Frontier offers a huge range of capacity building projects that are flexible and varied for volunteers and run by dedicated and passionate staff.

With Frontier, students can have the opportunity to participate in conservation research, animal rehabilitation, healthcare placements, NGO internships, teaching English as a foreign language qualification, ethical adventure travel, and many other programs.

Feel free to visit their website (http://frontiergap.com<http://frontiergap.com/>) for more information about the opportunities available to students as well as achievements so far (http://frontiergap.com/About-Us/Achievements.aspx).

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UWCFD: Make-A-Wish results and Earth Day Challenge

Make-A-Wish Airline Miles Drive

Thank you to everyone who donated their frequent flyer miles during our March Make-A-Wish Wishes in Flight® drive. Thanks to you, we raised 994,712 miles for wish kids! Amazing! Thanks to all who promoted and supported this special drive to make wishes come true for kids battling life-threatening medical conditions.

Join the Earth Day Challenge: April 14-30

On the heels of the airline miles drive, and in honor of Earth Day, you can support environmental organizations working to preserve our planet through our first ever Earth Day Challenge. From April 14-30, the UW Combined Fund Drive is partnering with EarthShare Washington to celebrate Earth Day, a day set aside annually for us to think about how we can take action to protect the environment.

Two ways to participate!

  • You can join the movement by selecting from 36 local and national environmental organizations and pledge a one-time gift or choose to support EarthShare Washington, a federation comprised of environmental organizations, all working toward saving our planet, and your donation will be divided among the participating organizations.
  • Volunteer for your favorite environmental cause and track your hours. Each volunteer hour will be counted as a $10 donation toward our goal.

The Challenge is open to everyone, so please share with your colleagues, students, friends, and family. Prizes will be given away throughout the challenge!

www.uw.edu/uwcfd

Earth Day Challenge flyer-final.pdf

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ESRM Kincaid Ravine Capstone Project tomorrow

Kincaid Ravine, located in UW north campus.

volunteer work party on this Saturday, 4/5.

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Volunteer Opportunity for students

Did you know that 50% of Africans, 58% of Guatemalans and 54% in Peru live below the poverty line, on less than $2 a day? Volunteer with Azma International and make a difference!

Azma International invites applications to participate in one of our three volunteer programs offered during summer break 2014, winter break 2014 and spring break 2015. The volunteer opportunities are offered in Kenya, Guatemala, Peru and South Africa. invites Volunteers in these programs would work in one of these program areas:

1) Teaching

2) Medical outreach

3) HIV/AIDS awareness

4) Child development in orphanages

5) Disabled care

6) Women’s empowerment

7) Wildlife Conservation

8) Agriculture Conservation

9) Sea turtle Conservation

Volunteering is a great way to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience using your skills to help others while building close relationships with your fellow students. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity while spots are still available. We look forward to working with you! Come promote social justice, gain technical and intercultural skills, and get a glimpse of different career paths open to you. We invite you to help us fight the war against poverty! Check us out at www.azmainternational.org.

If you are unable to participate during spring break or summer but would still like to experience a volunteer trip, we have programs available year-round. Visit us at www.azmainternational.org.

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Volunteer Opportunity for Students in Kenya, South Africa, Peru and Guatemala

Did you know that 50% of Africans, 58% of Guatemalans and 54% in Peru live below the poverty line, on less than $2 a day? Volunteer with Azma International and make a difference!

Azma International invites applications to participate in one of our three volunteer programs offered during summer break 2014, winter break 2014 and spring break 2015. The volunteer opportunities are
offered in Kenya, Guatemala, Peru and South Africa. invites Volunteers in these programs would work in one of these program areas:

1) Teaching

2) Medical outreach

3) HIV/AIDS awareness

4) Child development in orphanages

5) Disabled care

6) Women’s empowerment

7) Wildlife Conservation

8) Agriculture Conservation

9) Sea turtle Conservation

Volunteering is a great way to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience using your skills to help others while building close relationships with your fellow students. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity while spots are still available. We look forward to working with you! Come promote social justice, gain technical and intercultural skills, and get a glimpse of different career paths open to you. We invite you to help us fight the war against poverty! Check us out at http://www.azmainternational.org.

If you are unable to participate during spring break or summer but would still like to experience a volunteer trip, we have programs available year-round. Visit us at http://www.azmainternational.org.

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Volunteer with EarthCorps

DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR THE EARTH THIS APRIL

Earth Month, Earth Month, EARTH MONTH! It’s our favorite month of the year! Not only is every Saturday jam-packed with events, but we also get to work with nearly 1,500 students during the week.

Earth Month kicks off at Camp Long in West Seattle on April 5th and continues all month. We have Earth Month events in Tacoma, Federal Way, Tukwila, Everett, Kirkland, Mercer Island, West Seattle, North Seattle, Beacon Hill and at the University of Washington.

Sign up for one of the Earth Month events open to the community on our Volunteer Calendar at  http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php

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DUWAMISH ALIVE!

On April 19 EarthCorps and Nature Consortium are joining forces again for the annual Duwamish Alive Earth Day event at the West Duwamish Greenbelt/Pigeon Point Park. Duwamish Alive is a collaborative effort of community members, non-profits and businesses within the Duwamish River watershed to preserve and enhance habitat for people and wildlife. Hundreds of volunteers will work at eleven Duwamish Alive restoration projects on April 19 to make a huge impact on the health of the Duwamish River Watershed.

Join us, the Green Seattle Partnership, REI and a host of partners and volunteers as we continue to restore the largest contiguous greenbelt in Seattle.
Sign up for Duwamish Alive on our Volunteer Calendar.

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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 – 12:00 noon at Magnuson Park

Find out more at http://www.earthcorps.org/forest-monitoring.php

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SAVE THE DATE - UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, April 5th Camp Long in West Seattle

Saturday, April 12th Yowkwala in Tacoma

Saturday, April 19th West Duwamish Greenbelt in West Seattle

Saturday, April 19th Terminal 105 in Seattle

Saturday, April 26th Union Slough in Everett

Saturday, April 26th Panther Lake in Federal Way

Saturday, April 26th Ellis Pond on Mercer Island

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2014 Spring Career Fair- Volunteers Needed

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!! We’re in need of volunteers for the upcoming Spring Career Fair on 4/17/14 from 3-7pm in the HUB Ballrooms. Shifts will be available from 8:30am-8:00pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours.

Why volunteer?

·        Volunteering at the Career Fair is the best way to network and to connect with an employer. As a volunteer, you’ll have unparalleled access with the employers in attendance-and they’re all hiring and/or have internship opportunities!

·         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!

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 4/17/14 (Thursday)

Please send this to me as soon as you can. By 4/11/14 (Friday), 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 Opportunities at Olympic Sculpture Park

SAM seeking volunteers at the Olympic Sculpture Park

Seattle Art Museum is recruiting new volunteers for three different volunteer roles at the Olympic Sculpture Park:

Ambassador – Greet and welcome visitors to the park. Answer questions and provide accurate information about the Olympic Sculpture Park facilities, artwork and exhibitions, with special focus on the
Neukom Vivarium. Prospective volunteers should enjoy the outdoors and interacting with the public. Training provided. Weekly or Biweekly shifts, 2-3 hours, April – October, Tuesday – Sunday.

Park Steward – Assist Olympic Sculpture Park Staff with landscape maintenance projects, weeding, invasive plant removal, etc. Prospective volunteers should enjoy the outdoors and interacting with the
public. Training provided. Biweekly 3 hour shifts, April – October, Tuesday – Sunday.

Information Desk – Welcome Olympic Sculpture Park visitors to the PACCAR Pavilion and provide accurate information about the park, other SAM locations, and the local area. Requires excellent
communication skills, a sincere enjoyment of people, and the ability to deal positively with all visitors. Training provided. Biweekly 4 hour shifts, April to October, Tuesday – Sunday.

We will be holding an Open House for prospective volunteers on Saturday March 29th from 10 to 4 pm in the PACCAR Pavilion at the Olympic Sculpture Park, 2901 Western Ave, Seattle. Interviews for
prospective volunteers will be held during the Open House.

Prospective volunteers can also submit an online volunteer application at http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/volunteer. All applications must be received by March 31st.

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Volunteer and Attend Justice Sotomayor Event on March 10

First Year Programs is currently seeking volunteers for the upcoming event “A Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor” on Monday, March 10th. All volunteers will be provided with a ticket to this sold out event. Volunteer positions will be filled based on availability on a first come first serve basis.

To register as a volunteer please visit: http://fyp.washington.edu/volunteer

You will be contacted by close of business on Thursday, March 6th to notify you whether or not you have been selected and where you can check in for your shift on Monday, March 10th.

Please pass this email on to any UW faculty, staff, or students you think may be interested in volunteering for this event.

For more event details visit: http://www.washington.edu/uaa/news/justice-sotomayor/

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Volunteer with EarthCorps

EarthCorps VOLUNTEERS

UW students EarthCorps and the UW Campus Sustainability Fund are teaming up to restore Kincaid Ravine – one of the largest remaining areas of natural habitat on the University of Washington campus. Decades of neglect, aging trees, and a forest floor covered in invasive species have put Kincaid Ravine on an unsustainable ecological trajectory. On its current course, the ravine’s ecosystem will decline quickly over the coming generation.

This spring, we will remove invasive plants, plant a new generation of trees, and set the stage for the long-term health of the UW campus forest. This work will increase biodiversity and enhance the ravine’s ability to filter run-off water. It will also create a forested outdoor laboratory for academic exploration on UW’s main campus, as well as a space for students to engage with the natural world just steps from their residence halls.

Working with the student-run Campus Sustainability Fund, EarthCorps will provide hundreds of students the opportunity to get their hands dirty in service to the environment and the campus community. Join students and community members at one of the many restoration events open to the public. See our volunteer calendar for more information and event dates.

DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR THE EARTH THIS APRIL
One month until Earth Month! ​In 2003, EarthCorps proposed the idea of extending Earth Day into a whole month of environmental volunteering, with the idea that ‘A Day is Not Enough’.

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve with your family, friends, coworkers, religious organization or scout troop or club? Saturdays in April are packed with volunteer events around the Puget Sound.

Earth Month kicks off at West Hylebos Wetlands Park on April 5th and continues all month. The signature Earth Day event Duwamish Alive is on Saturday April 19th.
Join us at one of our many April volunteer events.

PUGET SOUND STEWARD TRAININGS
Sound Steward Bucket What’s your role in keeping the Puget Sound healthy for future generations? If you enjoy volunteering at EarthCorps restoration events, consider taking the next step and become a Puget Sound Steward. Lead with a community of committed volunteers who work to ensure the long-term success of urban restoration sites on the shores of the Duwamish.

Puget Sound Steward trainings:
Seattle Orientation: March 6, 6:30 PM | Field Trainings: March 8, 9:00 AM and March 22, 9:00 AM Everett Orientation: March 12, 6:30 PM | Field Training: March 15, 9:00 AM

Sign up for the trainings on our Volunteer Calendar

SAVE THE DATE – UPCOMING EVENTS

MLK Mulch
Saturday, March 8th Westcrest Park in Seattle

Wednesday, March 12th Pub Night at the Noble Fir

Friday, March 14th Jackson Park in North Seattle

Saturday, March 15th Kincaid Ravine on UW Campus

Saturday, March 22nd Seward Park in South Seattle

Thursday, March 27th Magnuson Park in Seattle

Saturday, March 29th Clarke Beach on Mercer Island

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Join the Seattle MESA Tutor Training Program this Spring

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

WHO: 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. MESA tutors must attend a MESA STEM Tutor Training Basic Skills workshop (offered spring and autumn quarters), enroll in our weekly seminar (offered autumn and winter quarters) and commit to working 2-3 hours per week in Seattle Public Schools. And in case you were wondering….STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering/Environment and Math.

WHAT: Join the Seattle MESA Tutor Training Program. Seattle MESA provides enrichment opportunities and high quality resources that inspire students traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields, to pursue education and careers in math, engineering and science (http://www.seattlemesa.org/). We offer a tutor training and certification for UW graduate and undergraduate students to work with Seattle middle and high school students from underrepresented groups in math and science. Sign up now to start our training program this spring!

Seattle MESA Tutors must complete to following to be certified:

· Complete a Seattle MESA Introductory Tutoring Training Workshop (CENV 490 B).

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

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

· Complete and pass the appropriate subject area test equivalent to the EOC exam.

· Complete a background check through the Seattle Public Schools.

MESA Introductory Tutor Training Workshop. 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 middle and high school students in math and science. You will observe teachers and your students in their classrooms and complete a series of assignments and reflections. Sign up for C ENV 490 Section B Special Topics in the Spring Time Schedule. Once you complete this workshop, you are eligible to join our fall weekly seminar and begin tutoring.

WHERE: TBD

WHEN: Three Wednesdays in May: May 14, 21 and 28 from 4-6 pm. All students must also be able to complete a classroom observation during the day at a local high school.

Questions? Please email TutorSeattleMESA.

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UW Engineering Ambassadors Application

The UW Engineering Ambassadors are student representatives of UW’s College of Engineering. Ambassadors seek to connect with students in grades K-12, prospective students and their families, alumni, industry partners, and the community. We hope to inspire others to see the amazing opportunities in the field of engineering and UW’s College of Engineering just as we do.

Our primary goal is to connect people with UW’s College of Engineering. You’ll be able to find the Engineering Ambassadors giving presentations and tours on campus to prospective students and families, or in middle and high schools educating students on the importance of engineering to the health, happiness, and safety of our world.

What is an Engineering Ambassador?
An enthusiastic sophomore or junior engineering student who is passionate about engineering and spreading the word about it at UW!

Qualities of an Engineering Ambassador
- High level of personal and professional character
- Exceptional communication skills and leadership ability
- Enthusiasm toward the field of engineering, the College, and the University of Washington
- Reliable and willing to commit some of their time each quarter to be part of an awesome team that serves the outreach goals of the College of Engineering

What will an Engineering Ambassador do?
Give campus tours to or meet with prospective students, meet with industry representatives, and most importantly, participate in outreach events at K-12 schools in the state of Washington.

To Apply:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dEFfTzdoa1hOaThNUFFibEtRd2h3QXc6MQ

What we need from YOU:
Please nominate 2-3 students from your department who you feel would be exceptional representatives of the College of Engineering and enjoy working with students to improve understanding of how engineers positively make an impact in our daily lives! E-mail nominations to UWengineeringambassadors@gmail.com

Thanks in advance for your help.

-UW Engineering Ambassadors.

http://uwengineeringambassadors.weebly.com/

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Opportunity: UW Peer Health Education

Do you have a passion for sexual health, mental health, or drug education? If so, the UW Peer Health Education program may be for you! We are currently recruiting for 2014-2015 peer health educators and welcome students from all majors and backgrounds to apply.

The Peer Health Educators are a group of student volunteers dedicated to encouraging healthier decisions by educating the UW community through presentations and other events. This includes everything from presentations with the UW Greek community to being on Sexpert panels.

The program’s scope is focused on the most common issues related to student health: · healthy relationships/relationship violence
· sexual assault
· mental health/suicide intervention
· alcohol and other drugs

Here is the link to the 2014-2015 PHE application: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/tiffhou/223985. It is due on March 7th and we will follow up the next week with further information and next steps.
There are 2 information sessions you may attend if you are interested in learning more: · Wednesday March 5, 5:30-6:30
· Thursday March 6, 5:00-6:00

Both sessions will be located in 109 Elm Hall (located next to the West Campus Fitness Center). If you are interested in attending a session, please email Tiffany at uwphe@uw.edu with the session you are interested in. You can also select an option in the PHE application.

Please note that spring training will take place spring quarter from 4:30-6pm on Thursdays. This is required for all PHEs. There is also an option to receive 1-2 credits (TBD).

Please feel free to email the PHEs at any time at uwphe@uw.edu.

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Join the Seattle MESA Tutor Training Program this Spring

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

WHO: Engaging and motivated UW graduate and undergraduate students who want to work with high school students from underrepresented groups. We are looking for students who want training and experience working in local Seattle schools with a cohort of trained peers. MESA tutors must attend a MESA STEM Tutor Training Basic Skills workshop (offered spring and autumn quarters), enroll in our weekly seminar (offered autumn and winter quarters) and commit to working 2-3 hours per week in Seattle Public Schools. And in case you were wondering….STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering/Environment and Math.

WHAT: Join the Seattle MESA Tutor Training Program. Seattle MESA provides enrichment opportunities and high quality resources that inspire students 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 to work with Seattle middle and high school students from underrepresented groups in math and science. Sign up now to start our training program this spring!

Seattle MESA Tutors must complete to following to be certified:

· Complete a Seattle MESA Introductory Tutoring Training Workshop (CENV 490 B).

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

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

· Complete and pass the appropriate subject area test equivalent to the EOC exam.

· Complete a background check through the Seattle Public Schools.

MESA Introductory Tutor Training Workshop. 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 middle and high school students in math and science. You will observe teachers and your students in their classrooms and complete a series of assignments and reflections. Sign up for C ENV 490 Section B Special Topics in the Spring Time Schedule.

WHERE: TBD

WHEN: Three Wednesdays in May: May 14, 21 and 28 from 4-6 pm. All students must also be able to complete a classroom observation during the day at a local high school.

Questions? Please email TutorSeattleMESA.

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