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Fiddleheads Forest School Volunteer & Internship Opportunities 2015-2016

Looking for an internship or volunteer position check out the flyer…here is one right in our “backyard.” 10 minutes to bike there from Anderson Hall.

Volunteer: Commit to one

day (or more!) per week for the

duration of at least of one quarter

(Fall, Winter or Spring) from

8:45am-1:15pm.

Internships: We are equipped

to support internships. We are

happy to help create a specialized

internship to suit your

needs and interests!

Fiddleheads Forest School

Contact Sarah Heller

ffschool

206-616-5261

Fiddleheads_Internship_Flyer.pdf

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Seeking interested student(s) to built hydroponic edible wall, starting ASAP

We are a research and development test kitchen with a mission of representing the ways we communicate with food through a scientific lens, and with an approach to food as art.

We have a vision to build a hydroponic edible wall as one of our art installations in our space, and I am curious if you have any potential student(s) that would be interested in building the garden?

The start date is ASAP. Time and days are flexible for the student, just as long as they are between 10a.m- 5p.m., M-F. The job would be unpaid, but there could be an option for academic credit or internship credit/ opportunity, depending on the academic program.

Please have students contact lindsey if they are interested!

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Obliteride volunteers needed

Kevin Terrado, a student in the Program on the Environment, is the Green Team chair for this year’s Obliteride, an annual fund-raising event hosted by Fred Hutchinson to raise money for cancer research. He is currently looking for volunteers who can provide a few hours of their time to help with the event.

Attached is a flyer with the event dates. For more information, please contact Kevin at: kevin.terrado.

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Seeking volunteers for June 24th’s Summer Career Fair!

The Career Center is in need of volunteers for the upcoming Summer Career Fair on 6/24/15 in the HUB South Ballroom. Shifts will be available from 8:00am-7:00pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours. Food will be provided for all volunteers.

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? Send Emma C. O’Neill-Myers an email at econeill with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your hours of availability on the day of the fair 6/24/15 (Wednesday)

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UW Farm volunteer hours – Center for Urban Horticulture

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When: Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 2:30 – 6 p.m.
Where: Center for Urban Horticulture

All are welcome to stop by and visit the Farm or volunteer during any of our Volunteer Hours!

More information and directions to the UW Farm site at the Center for Urban Horticulture is here: http://food.washington.edu/farm/on-the-farm/cuh/

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Family-Friendly Volunteer Opportunity: Save Seattle’s Apples Saturday 5/16 with City Fruit in West Seattle!!!

Join City Fruit to Save Seattle’s Apples! In an effort to build awareness and strengthen the health of Seattle’s urban fruit canopy, City Fruit is hosting neighborhood-specific pest prevention campaigns. Join us as educate and assist West Seattle apple tree owners on protecting their trees from pests. We will meet near Fauntleroy Park (address to be sent after registration) to receive supplies and learn proper techniques before breaking into groups and helping our neighbors care for their fruit trees! The more apples we can protect, the more fruit we can harvest and share with the community.

All volunteers (kids and adults) will receive t-shirts for helping out!

Sign-up here to volunteer and check out all of our other upcoming events.

Wear sturdy shoes and clothes to work in. Snacks, drinks and gloves will be provided. Email natalie@cityfruit.org with any questions you have about volunteering or about other ways to get involved.

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Volunteer Leadership Opportunity with the Student Philanthropy Education Program

The UW Foundation has an exciting opportunity we would love for you to share with your students. SPEP (the Student Philanthropy Education Program) is entering its sixth year on campus, and is recruiting for 10 leadership positions (descriptions in the attached document). SPEP’s mission is to educate students about the impact of philanthropy and to provide leadership opportunities for students.

Why apply for a leadership position?

  • FREE FOOD always!
  • Employers look for leadership experience
  • Alumni networking opportunities and mentorship
  • Volunteer/service experience
  • Insider knowledge of UW Foundation/UW events
  • Non-profit work and event planning

The service period is September 2015- June 2016, with a mandatory offsite leadership retreat in Leavenworth WA, June 18-20th. All costs covered by program.

Please send back the following before May 17th at 11:59 pm to secure your ideal interview spot. Times are first come first serve:

  • Which position(s) you are interested in- see attached position descriptions
  • Available interview times (morning of Thursday, May 21st, Tuesday, June 2nd, and midday, Thursday, June 4th)
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (1 pg max)
  • (Unofficial) Transcript
  • Whether or not you are able to attend the mandatory leadership retreat June 18th-20th

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Monic McDonald at mcdonmon@uw.edu or 206.616.0490

SPEP leadership desciptions 2016.pdf

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Farmers Market Gleaning Volunteer

With the days getting warmer and brighter, there will soon be bounties of fresh produce at local farmers markets. In preparation for this upcoming season, Pike Market Food Bank is looking for volunteers to help glean produce at our partner farmers markets this summer.

Here is some info about what volunteering will entail:

· Volunteers will arrive near the end of the farmers market to collect donations of unsold produce from farmers.

· Pike Market Food Bank will provide name tags and aprons and organize transportation of gleaned produce from markets to the food bank.

· Produce collected at the markets will be distributed to food bank clients. This will help ensure that our food bank clients have access to fresh fruits and vegetables!

Pike Market Food Bank Gleaning Volunteer.pdf

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It’s weeding time plus Cougar-Squak Open House on June 6!

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Thank you to our parks volunteers, a special group of people who give so effortlessly to keep our parks, trails and open space beautiful. If you have not volunteered with King County Parks, we hope you will join us at one of our upcoming volunteer events.

Time for weeding, mulching, and more weeding. The lush canopy of native trees with the equally lovely low growing shrubs in our parks could really use some more help!

Keeping invasive and noxious weeds controlled does wonders for the health of a forest – from tiny urban wood lots to the magnificent huge forest lands. It’s quite a refreshing way to take care of yourself, too!

Get some fresh air, use your muscles, and get great exercise while enjoying park land that is beautiful. Volunteer with King County Parks today!

May 16

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Log Cabin Natural Area
  • Native trees need your help! Mulching and weeding to help them survive and thrive.

May 16

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • White Center Heights Parks
  • Invasive weed removal

May 30

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Upper Bear Creek Natural Area
  • Join the wonderful Water Tenders folks and help remove to ‘not heavenly’ but insidious yellow archangel weed. Let’s help the native trees by covering those devilish noxious invaders with cardboard and mulch.

May 30

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Kathryn Taylor Equestrian Park
  • Trot on over! Help keep the horse arena, round pen and trailhead area in prime horse use condition with an emphasis on water quality.

May 30

  • TBD
  • Lake Geneva Park
  • Community event at this great park along the lake. Work to make it an even better place.

June 6

  • 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Cougar-Squak Mountain Corridor Open House
  • Celebration of Cougar-Squak Mountain connector park. Join sponsors, get trail maps, and walk and talk with trail enthusiasts!

June 6

  • 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Squak Mountain Park
  • Take ivy out along a new hiking trail.

June 13

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Tanner Landing Park along the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River
  • Help to remove Scot’s Broom along a park fence line and learn how fun a weed wrench can be!

June 20

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Taylor Mountain Forest at Hobart
  • Come out and help mulch recently planted trees and see the newest acquisition to the 1,600 acre park.
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Gillnetting/Purse Seining in Lake Washington

Get your hands wet in Lake Washington with the Beauchamp lab. No experience necessary – everyone’s got to start somewhere!

Lake WashingtonThis summer the Beauchamp lab will be pretty busy with two types of sampling on Lake Washington.

The first type of sampling is purse seining in Lake Washington as part of a study to estimate the abundance and predation impact of coastal cutthroat trout and northern pikeminnow on juvenile salmonids. We will be on the 70′ purse seine vessel MV Franciscan No.1. If you have not had a chance to see a larger type of sampling, this is a good opportunity get your hands slimy. We will be sampling nights, see google.doc or below for dates, and each night we will leave from UW at ~6:30pm and return by 6:00am, these times will shift based on sunset and sunrise but this is the longest we will be out. Each night we sample, I am looking for 2-3 volunteers to come out with us on the boat. You will be helping us to process the catch of planktivores as well as taking samples from any large fish.
Lake Washington Gillnetting
The second sampling opportunity is gill netting in Lake Washington to sample the on-shore food web. We sample for two-three days each month from now through October, see below or the attached google.doc for dates. I am looking for 2 people each day to help pick nets, re-set nets, and process our catch. We start at 7:00am, get back to SAFS by 3-4:00 pm,  and process the catch, which takes a couple more hours.

We have gloves, heavy rubber raingear, and boots in many sizes. You will only need to bring appropriate clothing, a headlamp (purse seining) or sunglasses (gill netting), and a lunch. Feel free to ask questions. Feel free to email

Casey Clark (clarkc25@uw.edu) to sign up or you can put your name down on the google.doc
Purse Seining Dates:
May 15th & 16th
June 12th & 13th
July 10th
October 12th & 13th
Gillnetting Dates:
May 27th & 28th (tentative)
June 2nd & 3rd
June 18th & 19th (tentative)
July 14th & 15th
July 21st & 22nd
August 11th & 12th
September 15th & 16th
October 6th & 7th

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Student volunteers for UW Climate Change Video Contest presentation

The UW Climate Change Video Contest is seeking some student volunteers to help with the presentation on May 15th. The presentation will feature celebrity judges who will publicly view and comment on the finalist videos from the contest submissions. It will take place at Town Hall (1119 Eighth Avenue) from 7PM to 9PM. Volunteers are needed for check-in tables and to help guide participants. The volunteers may also attend the private reception that will take place after the presentation.

Here is some information about the event: http://depts.washington.edu/sefsblog/uw-climate-change-video-awards-meet-the-judges/

If you would like to volunteer, please contact David Campbell at davidc23 or Sarah Thomas at saraht4.

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Pika Surveyors

Volunteers needed for pika research in the Northern Rockies and Cascade Mountains

The USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center is seeking full-time volunteers for the summer to assist in research on American pikas, alpine ecosystems, and landscape climatology. Volunteers will work in teams traveling to remote locations across the West to survey pikas, deploy microclimatic sensors, and survey microtopography for validation of LiDAR-based talus maps. Work will involve frequent camping and strenuous hiking on rocky talus slopes throughout Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Washington, and Oregon. Focused research will likely occur within the Sapphire Mountains near Missoula, MT for about half of the field season. Although breathtakingly scenic, accessing these locations is physically demanding, often requiring sustained hiking in remote, rocky, high-elevation locations. In particular, logistics involve navigating a 4WD vehicle on unmarked dirt roads, and then using map, compass, and GPS to day-hike or backpack off-trail to unmarked locations 1-12 miles from the vehicle. Some sites may require hikes that ascend upwards of 900 m in elevation. Vehicles, equipment, and instruction in field techniques and safety practices will be provided. Volunteers will receive per diem and reimbursement of eligible expenses. Per diem rates generally range from $23 to $60/day depending on travel status (i.e. camping or not) and location. Field work will likely start in late June and extend through September. Start and end dates may be negotiated to accommodate specific needs such as student volunteers resuming school in September. Because field-work will require extensive training in methods of data collection, we prefer that volunteers commit at least 2.5-3 months to the project. Students wishing to develop senior theses or earn academic credit for their volunteer efforts may make arrangements with their University.

If interested, please email a Word document or pdf that includes your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 or more references to Dr. Aaron Johnston (USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center; ajohnston@usgs.gov (406) 994-7158) by 15 May 2015. Please include your dates of availability in the cover letter. Applications may be accepted after this date if positions remain unfilled.

Requirements:
• Ability to hike on rockslides with a moderately heavy backpack in rugged, high-elevation areas. • Familiar with navigation by maps, compass, and GPS
• Comfortable working and camping in remote, backcountry locations • Critical-thinking skills, attention to detail, and positive attitude • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

Desirable qualifications:
– Experience in backcountry navigation, GPS, and collection of field data. – Interest in ecology, wildlife, climate, physical geography, and scientific research – Plant ID skills
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Student Naturalists Needed for Outdoor Education Activity

Volunteer Opportunity:

Cass Turnbull, local legend and pruning expert, is looking for several students to help out with an educational tour of the Myers Parcels on Friday May 8, 9 – 11:30am. She and others will be guiding 9th graders through the area.

If you have worked with young people before and are experienced with outdoor education, this is a great opportunity to get in touch with folks actively involved in conservation efforts taking place in our region.

The goal of this activity is for the young students to:
* Get a sense of the site
* See what geographic features exist and to photograph them
* Note the types of vegetation
* Note whether there are signs of wildlife

Details:
* This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity
* Friday May 8
* Arrive at 9am at the Myers Parcels. Activity is 9:30 – 11:30am.
* Coffee and snacks provided
* Wear good shoes and warm/weatherproof clothing for potentially rough terrain and inclement weather

Former Seattle City Council member Richard Conlin may be in attendance as well. This is a high profile site and could provide as an entry point into conservation/education/restoration work.

If you are interested please contact me (Vera) at verag. We’d like to have volunteers lined up by next Tuesday May 5.

verag@uw.edu.

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Symposium Oral Presentation Session Assistants

Symposium Volunteers Needed!

We invite you to volunteer for the Undergraduate Research Symposium happening on Friday, May 15th from 11 am – 6 pm in Mary Gates Hall. Our Volunteers are critical to the success of the Symposium. While we have various shifts available for volunteers to register for, we are especially in need of Oral Presentation Session Assistants.

Here is the link to sign-up for volunteer shifts: http://www.washington.edu/undergradresearch/symposium/volunteer/. Volunteers can sign-up for multiple shifts as long as the times do not conflict.

Thank you for your support of the UW Undergraduate Research Program and the Research Symposium!

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Global To Local Volunteer Information Session on 4/28

G2L Connection Desk Session 2015.pdf

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Volunteer Leadership Opportunity

SPEP (the Student Philanthropy Education Program) is entering its sixth year on campus, and is recruiting for 10 leadership positions (descriptions in the attached document). SPEP’s mission is to educate students about the impact of philanthropy and to provide leadership opportunities for students.

Why apply for a leadership position?

  • FREE FOOD always!
  • Employers look for leadership experience
  • Alumni networking opportunities and mentorship
  • Volunteer/service experience
  • Insider knowledge of UW Foundation/UW events
  • Non-profit work and event planning

The service period is September 2015- June 2016, with a mandatory offsite leadership retreat in Leavenworth WA, June 18-20th. All costs covered by program.

Please send back the following before May 17th at 11:59 pm to secure your ideal interview spot. Times are first come first serve:

  • Which position(s) you are interested in- see attached position descriptions
  • Available interview times (morning of Thursday, May 21st, Tuesday, June 2nd, and midday, Thursday, June 4th)
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (1 pg max)
  • (Unofficial) Transcript
  • ·Whether or not you are able to attend the mandatory leadership retreat June 18th-20th

SPEP leadership desciptions 2016.pdf

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Call for Volunteers @ Lavender Graduation

The Q Center and QSC are seeking volunteers for Lavender Graduation. The ceremony is packed with vibrant energy, candid humor, danceable music, delicious food, photo booth fun… and last but not least, so many CUPCAKES! We hope that you will consider teaming up with us because volunteers are essential to the success of the celebration.

Lavender Graduation 2015: “Shine Bright!”

Tuesday, June 9th*

6:00 – 8:30 PM @ UW Tower Mezzanine Lounge

Visit the Volunteer Registration Link for details and sign up

*Volunteers are needed the day before as well as the day of the event.

If you are a graduate who plans on walking at the celebration, please register.

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Summer Field Assistants Needed for Wolf-Deer-Plant Research

Looking for some hands-on field research experience this summer? Precisely the sort of the training that employers and graduate programs are eager to find on your resume?!

Well, SEFS doctoral student Apryle Craig is recruiting student volunteers to assist with installing deer exclosures as part of a research study investigating the impacts of recolonizing wolves on deer herbivory in northeast Washington. Volunteers may also have the opportunity to practice radio telemetry, install trail cameras, review camera footage, and more. Independent study credit may be available, as well.

Volunteers should be comfortable working long days, usually in teams of two, and will be moving rolls of fencing and cutting wire. You’ll be camping most nights of the week, working Monday through Friday, and then have weekends off (and you’re of course allowed to stay at the camp if you choose). Experience with plant identification is a plus but not required—and please indicate if you feel comfortable identifying plants of northeast Washington to species-level. Safety is a priority, too, so please also indicate if you have CPR and/or first aid training.

Volunteers should be willing to commit a minimum of two weeks, but you can also extend your stay from mid-June through mid-September (to coincide with the UW summer session).

Positions are open until filled, and you can contact Craig at apryle@uw.edu for more details or to apply!

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Call for Undergraduate Research Symposium Volunteers!

The Undergraduate Research Program is recruiting Volunteers for this year’s 18th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium happening on Friday, May 15th from 11am – 6:00pm in Mary Gates Hall. Our Volunteers are critical to the success of the Symposium

Here is the link to view volunteer shifts and to sign-up: http://www.washington.edu/undergradresearch/symposium/volunteer/. Volunteers can sign-up for multiple shifts as long as the times do not conflict.

We hope to have you Volunteer, and we appreciate your support of the UW Undergraduate Research Program and the Research Symposium!

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Outreach Volunteer Opportunity: hands on activities for a local K-8 school for Earth Day

Earth Day Celebration

Hazel Wolf K-8 is having its annual Earth Day celebration. This event runs the afternoon of April 22nd from 1:10 -3:00. Each classroom will choose two activities during this block to participate in. The activities/demonstrations are run by teachers and community members on varies topics connected to our earth, how its changing and what we can do to conserve it. We are looking for presenters who are willing to come do a demonstration or give a presentation to a group of 20-30 students at a time. Students kindergarten through 8th grade will be participating. The activities can be designed for a range of ages or specific age groups can be suggested by the presenter. Each presenter will be asked to run two sessions (for two different groups) during the block. Each session needs to be 30-45 minutes.

Hazel Wolf K-8: Hazel Wolf K-8 is an ESTEM school currently located in the John Marshall Building near Green Lake. Hazel Wolf has a diverse student body and active MESA program.

Details: Hazel Wolf K-8 ESTEM/Earth Day Event.

April 22nd from 1:10 – 3:00 at Hazel Wolf

Address: 520 NE Ravenna BLVD Seattle, WA 98115

Contact: Karli Gordulan at kegordulan@seattleschools.org

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