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Volunteer Opportunities with EarthCorps

 

Volunteer with EarthCorps

A Spirit of Service

EarthCorps has seen a surge of community members who want to give back. In January and February 2017 more than 1,100 volunteers have
worked with us to improve the health of our parks; a 30% increase from January and February 2016!

To accommodate everyone who wants to serve, EarthCorps has increased the size of many of our events and added new events to our calendar.

Below are some opportunities coming up in March, but take a look at our new Volunteer Calendar for a full list.

March 4th – West Hylebos Wetlands Park in Federal Way
March 4th – Juanita Beach Park in Kirkland
March 11th – Camp Long in West Seattle
March 11th – Farrel-McWhirter Park in Redmond
March 11th – Ellis Pond on Mercer Island
March 11th – Tukwila Community Center – in Tukwila
March 18th – Thornton Creek in North Seattle
March 25th – Discovery Park in Seattle

See the whole list on our
new Volunteer Calendar.


Pub night at The Noble Fir

EarthCorps is having a Pints for Parks pub night at The Noble Fir in Ballard! 

Through Pints for Parks, The Noble Fir will donate one dollar of every draft beer to EarthCorps to support our work improving the health of the Puget Sound.

It’s the perfect excuse to grab a beer with fellow EarthCorps volunteers and friends!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
5316 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle WA 98107

RSVP on the Facebook Event


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Interested in Volunteering for the 2017 Spring Career Fair? (Thursday, April 20th)

Dear Huskies,

Happy almost spring!  The Career and Internship Center is looking to recruit volunteers for the upcoming 2017 Spring Career Fair onThursday, April 20th, 2017 from 3-7pm in HUB Ballrooms. They have shifts available from 9am-8pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours.

Why volunteer?

·        The Spring Career Fair is one of the best ways to network with employers. We will have over 140 employers on campus attending this event. As a volunteer, you’ll have unparalleled access with employers in attendance- and they’re all hiring!

·        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 have the chance to work closely with our center’s Events Team. Learn the ins and outs about planning events, then put it on your resume!

·        It’s fun, and it’s a great opportunity to work with your peers and to make new friends. FREE FOOD will be provided!!

Interested? Please send Donna Chen an email at ccsevent@uw.edu with the following information:

·        Your name

·        Your email address

·        Your hours of availability on the day of  4/20/17 (Thursday)

Thank you in advance for considering this opportunity to volunteer for the 2017 Spring Career Fair! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Donna Chen at ccsevent@uw.edu.

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Volunteers for Restoration Project this Saturday! 10am – 2pm

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FEB. 25, 2017

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

SALTWATER PARK RESTORATION

UW-REN Restoration Work Party UW-REN students are restoring an area in Richmond Beach Saltwater Park and they need your help! Come help us remove invasive species and stabilize the slope between the middle parking lot and the road!

See flyer for more details.

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Field Experience Volunteering Opportunity March 10th, application due March 1st

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FIELD EXPERIENCE VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY

Date of volunteering: Friday, March 10

Due date for application: March 1st

The disturbance ecology lab is seeking one undergraduate volunteer to assist graduate student Michael Freeman in deployment of Douglas-fir bark beetle (Dendroctonus pseudotsugae) traps in the Cedar River Municipal Watershed. Applicants must be comfortable working outdoors and in good physical condition. Transportation will be provided.

Project work and skill development will include:

 Setup & hanging of pheromone-baited funnel traps

 GPS data recording

 Western Cascades tree ID

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Interpretive Naturalist Volunteer Position with Cama Beach State Park

2017 SummerNaturalistVolunteer-PositionDescription.docx

Cama Beach State Park and Cama Beach Foundation are advertising for our Interpretive Naturalist Summer Volunteer.

This position provides the successful candidate with:

  • Up to 400 hours of experience.
  • FREE housing at Cama Beach State Park.
  • A stipend for out of pocket expenses of up to $1,000.00 will be provided by Cama Beach Foundation.

Complete details are available at: www.camabeachfoundation.org/summer-volunteer.html.
Apply to Tina Dinzl-Pederson, Christina.Dinzl-Pederson@parks.wa.gov by March 15, 2017

 

Our volunteer from last summer had her article published in “Northwest Passages” the newsletter for the National Association for Interpretation. https://nairegion10.wordpress.com/newsletter/northwest-passages-fall-2016/

She was honored as “Interpretive Volunteer of the Year” by State Parks. http://www.parks.state.wa.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=281

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Natural Resources Career Fair TODAY, 1:00-4:00 pm in Anderson 207

Today the Society of American Foresters – UW Student Chapter will be hosting its 3rd annual Natural Resources Career Fair in the Forest Club Room from 1 to 4 p.m.!

SEFS master’s student Cole Gross, who is organizing the fair this year, has signed up 17 agencies and organizations, ranging from Weyerhaeuser and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, to King County Parks and The Nature Conservancy.

The fair will be a fun, informational and interactive process that will allow you to introduce yourself to these potential employers and learn about a wide range of opportunities in natural resource fields. You can come for any length of time during the three hours, and there will be periodic raffle giveaways (including several REI gift cards!), as well as free refreshments and snacks.

So update your résumé, do your research, and come learn about some great internship and career possibilities!

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Volunteer for MESA Day 2017!

It is that time of the year again: MESA Day 2017!

And they need YOU!  Volunteers to help prepare for, set up, and run their STEM Celebration and Competition.

To sign up:

http://seattlemesa.org/volunteer-registration/

For more info:

http://seattlemesa.org/opportunities/mesaday2017/

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Eco Education Class: Spring 2017

Is it possible to instill a passion and appreciation for the environment in a classroom setting? Can students still engage with nature in an urban environment?

The Empowered Eco- Education seminar seeks to provide an equal opportunity for environmental education to students from all backgrounds. Each week, students will have the opportunity to teach an after school program at Concord International Elementary School in South Park, Seattle, to work with curriculum based in environmental justice and education. This seminar integrates hands-on activities and local environmental issues, working to inspire kids and ignite their enthusiasm for the outdoors.

See the attached flyer for details.
Empowered Eco Education.pdf

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Pipeline Project Spring Tutoring Opportunites

 

Pipeline Project is currently recruiting for Spring Quarter tutor and mentor opportunities. We are a tutoring outreach program that aims to connect UW undergraduates with tutoring and mentoring opportunities in Seattle Public K-12 Schools and local community organizations servicing K-12 students. We partner with over 50 K-12 schools, who are flexible and eager to have wonderful UW students be tutors.

Pipeline Project will be hosting 3 Information Sessions within the next few weeks for UW students to learn more about tutor and mentor opportunities through Pipeline.

If you want to find out more about pipeline beforehand here is our website or visit us in Mary Gates Hall 171 for more questions.

 

http://expd.uw.edu/pipeline

INFO SESSION FLYER.pdf

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SER Nursery Work Party!

Please join the SER Nursery in restoring the Union Bay Natural Area this Friday.  We will be pulling out invasive Himalayan blackberry to make way for future native plantings.  This event will meet Friday, January 27th at noon in front of the Douglas Research Conservatory.  Please see the attached flier.

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Upcoming Clean-Up in Central District: January 28

The Seattle Clean Street Collective is excited to announce their first clean-up of 2017!

Here’s what you need to know:

When:

Saturday, January 28 at 10:00 AM

Where:

1698 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122 (Central District!)

What to bring:

All necessary equipment will be provided (trash grabbers, bags, and gloves).
As usual, coffee and a light breakfast will be provided.
Bring appropriate clothing for the weather!

RSVP HERE!

The Seattle Clean Street Collective is thrilled to announce that they have begun applying for 501(c)(3) non-profit status! Your continued support is appreciated and necessary as they move forward with this somewhat expensive process.

They hope to further their mission in strengthening communities and inspiring stewardship of local ecosystems in the Puget Sound watershed through volunteer work.

Thank you so much for volunteering and/or donating to this important cause!

PLEASE DONATE HERE!

 

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2017 Neah Bay Pipeline Project: “Telling Our Stories, Imagining Our Futures”

Are you interested in collaborating with an indigenous community and immersing yourself in the Makah culture?

Do you LOVE working with elementary school students?

Do you want a deep, engaging, non-traditional learning experience in WA?

APPLY TO JOIN THE 2017 NEAH BAY PIPELINE PROJECT!
“TELLING OUR STORIES, IMAGINING OUR FUTURES”

Be part of an exciting long-term project working with Native youth in Neah Bay.

Pipeline is recruiting members now for the 2017 team!

This collaborative project is built on a longstanding partnership between UW’s Pipeline Project and Neah Bay Elementary School and
has been developed to address a community-identified need. The result is an exciting new project that will focus on encouraging Neah Bay students to envision their futures. The goal will be to not only have Native students see themselves pursuing higher education, but learning, as early as fifth grade, of career paths that could ensure their being able to live and thrive in Neah Bay after graduation.
Using oral histories, digital storytelling, and photography, UW students will learn about the rich history and culture of the Makah people while mentoring 5th grade students in the creation of a digital storytelling that celebrates their Native culture and identifies pathways to meaningful careers in their own community.

Check out an example of a project from a previous year: View the 2013-2014 Telling Our Stories Magazine.

TRAVEL

* Spend spring break (3/18-3/24) in beautiful Neah Bay with the Makah community * Connect with Neah Bay students throughout the two quarter commitment

REFLECT + LEARN

* Earn up to 9 EDUC401 credits
* Weekly seminars winter and spring quarter (day and time TBD by cohort) to learn about revenant issues, reflect, and build project
* Connect with experts in the field

APPLY!

* Applications can be found and submitted here.
* Applications must be submitted by October 21, 2017 at 5pm to the Catalyst dropbox.

QUESTIONS?

* Reach out to Meaghan Ferrick, Project Facilitator, at mef07@uw.edu * Visit the Pipeline Project website.

Pipeline Project Flyer + Application.pdf

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Great Volunteer Opportunity for Fall Quarter

 

Seattle MESA is recruiting UW students for their tutoring program.

If you are a dynamic student that has a passion for STEM subjects and a desire to help a high school student in his/her Math and/or Science classes, this program is for you. If you are interested in providing STEM focused tutoring to a high school student please contact Joffrey Hooks atmtutoruw@uw.edu or (206) 685-7907.

Some benefits to the program are:

·        Earn up to 10 elective credits

·        Develop your teaching/training skills

·        Build confidence in your STEM subject area

·        Work with other great volunteers

·        Positively motivate and mentor a student

·        Plus, MESA provides the transportation so you don’t have to drive your car, ride a bike or take the bus.

Join Seattle MESA’s Tutoring Program today.

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Fall Internship Opportunity with Evnironment Washington

Environment Washington is currently seeking interns to work on a campaign to save the Grand Canyon for the fall semester. Interns are critical to the success of the campaign, and Environment Washington offers hands-on experience and robust training on a wide array of organizing and campaign tactics. As an intern with Impact, students will write opinion editorials for local papers, organize press conferences, talk to community and small business leaders, strategically increase the visibility of our campaign here in Washington, and integrate Environment Washington into the larger community of environment organizations in the state.

Below is a link to a form that students can fill out to support the campaign and express interest in an internship with Environment Washington this fall: https://goo.gl/forms/PkKlN0fWptREt0773

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Livable City Year kickoff event: October 6

Livable City Year kickoff

Join faculty, students and representatives from the City of Auburn for an event celebrating the start of the inaugural UW Livable City Year, a partnership between the University of Washington and Auburn.

When: Oct. 6, 10 to 11 a.m.
Where: wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House on the UW Seattle campus

What: Livable City Year is a cross-university collaboration connecting local governments with University of Washington classes to address community-identified areas of need. UW students and professors will work with Auburn throughout the upcoming academic year to advance the city’s goals for livability and sustainability.

Speakers will include Livable City Year faculty directors Branden Born, an associate professor in the Department of Urban Design and Planning, and Jennifer Otten, an assistant professor in the School of Public Health, as well as Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs Ed Taylor, and UW Director of Regional and Community Relations Sally Clark.

Faculty members leading Livable City Year courses during Fall Quarter will discuss the projects, followed by a Q&A period.

There will be light refreshments available.

The UW’s Livable City Year program is a cross-university collaboration led by faculty directors Branden Born and Jennifer Otten in collaboration with UW Sustainability and Urban@UW, and with foundational support from the College of Built Environments and Undergraduate Academic Affairs. The program is also working with non-profit organization Association of Washington Cities. Livable City Year is based on the University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program and is a member of the Educational Partners for Innovation in Communities Network.

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Class Offering: EDUC 421A for pre-STEM and Art majors: VLPA and I&S Credit

STUDIO: Build our world

Calling all Youth Mentors and STEM enthusiasts who want to make an impact on youth in Seattle!

The Dream Project and the 3DL Partnership are partnering with Neighborhood House High Point Center in West Seattle on an exciting new program called STUDIO. As STUDIO mentors, we engage middle-school and high-school youth in tinkering activities, art, health literacy, and opportunities to learn about STEM in higher education and careers.

Mentors attend hands-on sessions with youth and support them to develop habits of mind for learning and succeeding in STEM, school, and life.

Here’s how to sign up:

Mentor at Neighborhood House from 3.30 – 6.30pm on Tinker Tuesday or Workin’ Wednesday. (Includes transportation time, ride provided)

  • Register for EDUC 421A/B, SLN 14029 or 14030 (VLPA & I&S), 1- 3 credits/quarter
  • Includes 1-hour seminar on Friday 3.30 pm – 4.20pm with Leslie Herrenkohl

· Two quarter commitment preferred

· Fill out interest survey at bit.ly/PO7t3Z so that we can tailor our seminar content to you!

· Email Meixi Ng at meixi for an add code or with any questions.

· Watch what we do here!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4f3Ipi64Mo

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Give Back with MESA

Welcome back students!

This is a great opportunity for you to make a difference

Seattle MESA is recruiting UW students for their tutoring program.

If you are a dynamic student that has a passion for STEM subjects and a desire to help a high school student in his/her Math and/or Science classes, this program is for you.  If you are interested in providing STEM focused tutoring to a high school student please contact Joffrey Hooks at mtutoruw@uw.edu or (206) 685-7907. 

Some benefits to the program are:

·        Earn up to 10 elective credits

·        Develop your teaching/training skills

·        Build confidence in your STEM subject area

·        Work with other great volunteers

·        Positively motivate and mentor a student

·        Plus, MESA provides the transportation so you don’t have to drive your car, ride a bike or take the bus.

Won’t you help MESA as we help our students excel.  Join Seattle MESA’s Tutoring Program today. 

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Research / Work study opportunity in the HilleRisLambers Lab

The HilleRisLambers lab studies the impacts of climate change on plant communities in the Pacific Northwest. They are interested in understanding how warming temperatures and declining snow levels will affect the geographic distribution of tree species and the phenology (seasonal timing) of wildflower reproduction. There are two kinds of opportunities available for undergraduates interested in being involved in research in their lab (starting fall of 2016, ideally for the whole academic year).

Please see http://faculty.washington.edu/jhrl/Index.html for more information on lab research and projects. View the attached document for more details.
Research&Workstudy_2016.pdf

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Environmental Policy Internship Opportunity

I-732 is a first in the nation carbon tax initiative headed to the November 2016 ballot. I­-732 hopes to reform Washington’s tax code to incentivize clean energy, reduce emissions, and shift the tax burden off of low income families and toward polluters.

The first major task of the campaign was the collection of 360,000 signatures in Washington State from April through December 2015 to qualify for the 2016 ballot. The campaign must now work to educate, inform, and mobilize voters across the state to pass the initiative. Interns will coordinate with other interns across the state to join the campaign as fellows, learning and assisting with all aspects of the campaign.

The campaign is looking for summer interns to assist the youth vote manager and outreach coordinator in implementing the first phase of the campaign throughout August, with the possibility to extend the internship. Interns will work about 15 hours a week over 10­-12 weeks and start dates are flexible. The organization also has some fellowship and paid jobs available. More information is available on Carbon Washington’s website at http://yeson732.org/job-announcements.

Internship details on the attached flyer:
Yes-on-I-732-Summer-Internship-Program-.pdf

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UW Engineers Without Borders

EWB-UW, is an interdisciplinary student organization at the University of Washington that was initiated by a small but dedicated group of concerned students and faculty in early 2005. Since that time the group membership and activity has increased dramatically. From 2006 until 2010, the chapter worked extensively in the Acasio region of Bolivia to improve communities’ roofs and stoves. Since then, the chapter has begun work in the community of La Vega de Volcan in Guatemala on fish hatchery water delivery and incubation system. In 2014, our chapter began the implementation of a multi-purpose community center, which we aim to complete in the Summer of 2016.

This year, we have a huge project we are starting in Nicaragua with the goals of improving the water quality due to the community getting sick, expand the first original water systems, and create a second system to reach houses that are out of range of the original. Due to the large scale and relatively new project, we are in need of students (non-engineering or engineering) to help us achieve our goals on our Nicaragua project as well as our other various ongoing projects. A description of our other projects are listed on our website.

The UW chapter meets every Wednesday in More Hall 220 from 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM.

http://ewbuw.weebly.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Engineers-Without-Borders-University-of-Washington-74889425414/?fref=ts

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