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Peace Corps Volunteers Share Stories from the Field

Panel Discussion: Environmental Volunteers Share Stories from the Field: Thursday, February 26th – 6:00 to 7:30 PM – Savery Hall, Room 264:

Peace Corps Volunteers working in the environmental field are at the forefront of efforts to live harmoniously and productively with the natural world. Environmental workers are in demand around the world as communities increasingly recognize the value of conservation, environmental education, and sustainable agriculture.

Join us at this panel discussion featuring returned Volunteers from around the globe to learn about environmental assignments, and how Peace Corps can launch an environmental career.

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Seattle MESA Open House Invitation

Seattle MESA is having an Open House and you are invited!

We are actively looking for dynamic UW students that would like to work with local middle school and high school students. Our mission is to engage a diverse group of students in STEM activities that connect mathematics and science fundamentals to real world examples, provide hands – on experience, and demonstrate a range of professions and career paths that students can chart through college and in their respective careers. We are recruiting UW graduate and undergraduate students who would like to volunteer to work with us.

If you are interested or would like more information, come out to our Open House – Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 4pm to 6pm in Schmitz Hall, Room 580. We hope to see you there.

Use this link to RSVP for the Open House:

For more information about the Open House or Tutoring with Seattle MESA, email Joffrey Hooks at mtutoruw

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Recruiting Student Mentors and Leaders for EDUC 401

Attention, Juniors & Seniors!

Gain Experience and Make a Difference

Be a Tutor-Mentor: EDUC 401 G & H

UW’s Academic Support Programs is offering a service-learning seminar titled “EDUC 401: Tutoring and Mentorship in Higher Education” in Spring Quarter 2015. 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 the UW by sharing their knowledge and experience.

· Seminar begins the 1st week of Spring Quarter, March 30th, 2015

· 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:

For registration information, please contact Ahnya Redman at:

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Yesler Swamp Work Party

When: Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m

Where: Center for Urban Horticulture

The next work party will be this Sunday, February 22nd from 10 am to 2 pm with Edmonds Community College Service Learning students. Everyone is welcome!

Please come for any amount of time that works with your schedule–every bit helps!

Bring shoes and clothes that can get dirty/muddy (prepare for rain), in addition to a water bottle and a snack. Tools and gloves are provided. Let’s hope that this beautiful sunny weather keeps up!

Volunteers should meet Carolyn (me) at the Yesler Swamp trail sign at the eastern Center for Urban Horticulture parking lot (3501 NE 41st Street) at 10:00 am. The Yesler Swamp sign is circled in purple on the attached map.

If arriving later than 10:00 am: Follow the route outlined in red on the map attached to this email to find us. (You will follow the sidewalk along 41st, take a right on Surber, then look for the paved trail down into the swamp on your right).

If you arrive at the Center for Urban Horticulture and are confused, please don’t hesitate to give me (Carolyn) a call at 360-773-5228!

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UW Farm Volunteer Hours


Winter Quarter Volunteer Hours

Wednesdays 11am-1pm (MC)
Thursdays 8:30-10:30am (BG)
Saturdays 10am-3pm (CUH)

Wednesdays 11am-2pm (MC)
Thursdays 8:30-10:30am (BG)
Fridays 3:30-5:30 (CUH)
Saturdays 10am-3pm (CUH/Mercer alternate)

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Montana Wolf Survey Position – Volunteer

Volunteer with the Montana Gray Wolf Program!

We are seeking professional caliber volunteers to assist with the Montana Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Program ( This is a great opportunity to gain valuable field experience and references, while working in the rugged and beautiful Montana Rocky Mountains.

Work Environment: This is a very challenging position requiring advanced mental and physical stamina. Work is conducted throughout western Montana, across a diverse landscape. Montana is home to a wide variety of ungulates including elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, caribou, mule deer, and white-tailed deer. It also contains a full suite of predators, including black bear, grizzly bear, mountain lion, wolf, bobcat, lynx, and wolverine. Extreme climate and terrain is regularly encountered on the job. Volunteers must be self-motivated and possess both the ability and desire to live and work vigorously in remote mountain conditions both independently and in a team. The fieldwork is dynamic and changes often as needs change. Volunteers must have their own backpacking and camping equipment. Volunteers should have their own vehicle transportation on off days.

Work Schedule: Schedules are based around ever changing field efforts and logistics. Hitches are loosely 10 days on / 4 days off.

Duration: May – October, but may vary depending upon conditions, volunteer availability, and project funding. Ideally volunteers are available for all or most of the field season with a minimum of 3 months commitment.

Duties: Conduct wolf surveys: Drive, bike, and hike on/off forest roads and trails documenting sign for pack presence, numbers, and reproduction; Locate and collect data from wolf homesites; Establish and monitor remote camera stations. Monitor wolf activities in livestock areas: Camp in cattle allotments, locate wolves by survey or telemetry, and conduct associated hazing or harassment of wolves. Engage in all other relevant and necessary tasks too numerous to list such as equipment, vehicle and camp maintenance. Assist with capture and radio collaring of wolves.

Qualifications: These qualifications are ABSOLUTELY necessary, because of the remote and independent nature of the fieldwork in difficult climate and topography. • Excellent physical condition: Capable of carrying heavy loads (40+ lbs) and backpacking long distances (15+ miles) daily.
• Excellent sociability: Get along working and living with others in backcountry settings for 1-3 week time periods, maintain a positive attitude despite trying conditions.
• Competency and desire to work, backpack, camp, and problem solve independently for extended periods in remote settings. • Availability to work long days (14+ hours) and long hitches (10+ days) • Proficiency in orienteering (map, compass, gps).
• Completion or enrollment in college/university wildlife, or closely related curriculum. • Must hold valid driver’s license and know how to drive manual transmission.

The following skills and abilities are additionally helpful: • Experience in radio telemetry in mountainous terrain.
• Capture and handling / processing of wildlife.

Application Period: Apply Now! Candidates will be selected after March 15.

How to Apply: Create a single digital file, whether word doc or pdf, containing the three application components below: 1) Cover letter demonstrating how you meet the Qualifications outlined above and specifying your period of availability
2) Resume detailing previous experience, particularly if relevant to the Duties outlined above
3) List of 3 references with their name, email address, phone number, and how they know you. Name the document as: lastname_firstname_wolf2013, e.g. laudon_kent_wolf2014.pdf

Email application packet to: Kent Laudon (

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Exciting Summer Internship Opportunity for Students

Want to Visit Peru? Volunteer and Make a Difference!

Vive Peru is in need of volunteer interns experienced in the areas of: Clinical Medicine

Social Work

Teaching English

Teaching Music


These programs support our partner organizations and adopted communities in Northern Peru! Work side-by-side with doctors in local clinics and hospitals, volunteer with underprivileged children, or share your love for music or languages with the children of Peru. In your free time, explore one of the most ecologically diverse and historically rich countries in the world. Interested? Apply by February 28, 2015 for the experience of a lifetime! Applications available online at

What is Vive Peru? Why do I have to pay to volunteer?

Vive Peru is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status dedicated to fostering understanding of Latin American and Peruvian culture and providing much-needed aid to Peruvian communities. We work to promote cultural understanding and implement innovative and self-sustainable programs in the areas of health, education, social work and engineering. Our programs, outreach work and direct donations are funded completely through volunteer (tax-deductible) donations, which allow our work to continue and our program to be self-sustainable. In the past 4 years, 412 university students from across the country have joined us to donate 45,380+ volunteer hours, as well as outreach programs to communities in need in Peru. At local medical campaigns on the coast and in the Andes, we were able to attend to 3,776 patients with medical consultations and medications. We hope you’ll join us as we continue to make a difference in Peru.

Contact Us!

Online at

On Facebook at

On Twitter at

On YouTube at

Email us at

Call us at (480) 788-8483

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Volunteers Needed – Family Farmers Market Night at Seattle Public Schools

Volunteers Needed

Family Farmers Market Night

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Elementary students and families will take a trip to the farmers market…right at school! We will create a farmers market on the school stage with produce donated by PCC Natural Markets. Students practice their math skills by using play money to purchase real produce. At the end of the night, each family will go home with a bag full of fresh fruits and vegetables to enjoy. The event will also include SNAP and Fresh Bucks outreach.

We need 6 volunteers each night.

Thursday, March 12th at Van Asselt Elementary School

8311 Beacon Avenue South, Seattle 98108

Thursday, April 23rd at Dearborn Park Elementary School

2820 South Orcas Street Seattle, 98108

Thursday, May 7th at John Muir Elementary School

3301 South Horton Street, Seattle 98144

Tuesday, May 19th at South Shore K-8 School

9709 60th Avenue South, Seattle 98118

Additional dates will be added soon!

Please contact Elizabeth Kimball at or (206) 263-8395 if you are available to help out at one or all events.

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Programs in Jamaica and South Africa with One Heart Source

As an OHS Volunteer, you will:

Teach primary school students through a mentorship program focused on building strong Math and English foundations, while empowering students
 Lead after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance, debate, art, and sports
* Integrate yourself into and work closely with members of the local community to create positive social uplift
* Exchange ideas and culture with people from around the world
Work with a small, dynamic team of international university and graduate students
* Develop empathy, confidence, and leadership skills while pursuing social justice
We at One Heart Source believe in creating lasting social change through education and human connection. We encourage you to take a step towards providing a more socially just future for some of the most marginalized communities in the world.

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Seattle MESA Open House Invitation

Seattle MESA is having an Open House!

We are actively looking for dynamic UW students that would like to work with local middle school and high school students. Our mission is to engage a diverse group of students in STEM activities that connect mathematics and science fundamentals to real world examples, provide hands – on experience, and demonstrate a range of professions and career paths that students can chart through college and in their respective careers. We are recruiting UW graduate and undergraduate students who would like to volunteer to work with us.

Come see what we are about. You can learn about our MESA programs, meet with some of our past and present volunteers and partners and sign up as a Seattle MESA Volunteer.

When: Tuesday, February, 24, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 pm
Where: Schmitz Hall, 1400 Northeast Campus Parkway
University of Washington – Room 580
Refreshments will be served

Won’t you join us at our very first open house?

All are welcome: Parents, Schools, Partners, Community Organizations, UW Community, Past and Present Volunteers & Tutors and Prospective Volunteers & Tutors

Use this link to RSVP for the Open House:

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MESA Day: Call for Volunteers

Seattle MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) will be hosting MESA Day at North Seattle College March 28th, Saturday.

We are looking for volunteers from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.

Volunteers can participate in many ways, including: judge challenges, lead mini competitions, present demonstrations, and basic event logistics.

It would be great to have you at MESA Day!

*Transportation can be provided if you requested.

Official Invitation and form:

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2015 Internship Fair- Volunteers Still Needed

The Career Center is still in need of volunteers for the upcoming Internship Fair on 2/12/15 from 2-6pm in the HUB Ballrooms. Shifts will be available from 8:00am-7:30pm, 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 Dean Kirkpatrick an email at CCFair with the following information:

· Your name

· Your email address

· Your hours of availability on the day of the fair 2/12/15 (Thursday)

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Apply to become a FIG Leader!

Are you interested in teaching or a great leadership opportunity?

Apply to become a FIG Leader! The First-year Interest Group (FIG) Program is looking for outstanding students like you to be FIG Leaders for autumn 2015.

To download an application and for more information refer to our website:

The program is looking for students from all departments who are UW-Seattle undergraduates with strong organizational skills (i.e., not over-committed), and a genuine interest in working with freshmen and transfer students as they face the challenges and opportunities presented to them as new students.

**Having been in a FIG is not required.

As a FIG Leader, students will develop a deeper connection to the University while developing transferable skills in public speaking, discussion facilitation, lesson plan development, and principles of instructional leadership. All of these skills will be utilized while instructing a class of 15-25 freshmen/transfer students enrolled in General Studies 199.

Training will take place during spring quarter 2015. FIG Leaders are eligible to receive up to 6 credits (3 in spring and 3 in autumn) for their commitments to the program, which includes both training for and teaching the General Studies 199 course in autumn quarter.

Applications are available online. Please visit

The application deadline is Monday, February 2nd at 8:00am.

Additional questions can be directed to or contact 206.543.4905. We will also be holding several information sessions and encourage all those interested in applying to attend:

Information Sessions:

Friday 1/30 – 1:30pm in MGH 120

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Volunteer with Mountains to Sound Greenway!

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust’s spring teaching season is right around the corner, and in preparation, they are holding a “spring training” to teach Education Volunteers our 2 most popular programs:  “Forest Ecosystems” & “Forest & Fins”.

The first week of training focuses on “Ecosystems”, the second on “Forest & Fins”, and we’re holding 2 Saturday stewardship events just for kicks (and to get to know one another).

If you’re interested in hiking around Tiger Mt. teaching about trees, you should come to week 1.  If you’re interested in hiking around Lk. Samm. teaching about salmon, you should come to week 2.

If you’re just generally interested, you should come to all of it!

For details visit their website.

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Volunteer for UW Tower Climb

Help UW Relay for Life and Golden Key UW climb to conquer cancer! On Saturday, Jan. 31st from 10 AM-12PM, hundreds of people will enter the UW Tower to climb 22 flights of stairs in the name of fighting cancer. They need volunteers to help make sure things run smoothly. Volunteers will work 2 hour shifts helping set-up, time climbers as they go up the tower, and clean-up. Shifts run from 9-11 and 11-1. Volunteers get to climb for free and will be given free food! If interested, fill out the catalyst survey at this link.

For more information about the event, please visit this Facebook link.

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Yesler Swamp Work Party!

Help restore Yesler Swamp!

​Our next work party will be Saturday, January 24th from 10 am to 2 pm.

Please come for any amount of time that works with your schedule–every bit helps!

We will be working on the eastern part of the Yesler Swamp trail near the Beaver Lodge in mitigation zones W8 and W9.

Volunteers should meet at the Yesler Swamp trail sign at eastern Center for Urban Horticulture parking lot (3501 NE 41st Street) at 10:00 am.

If arriving later than 10:00 am: Follow the sidewalk along 41st and then take a right on Surber, then look for the trail down below the sidewalk on the right. Take that trail, then take a left towards the eastern part of the swamp and you will run into us. You can also give Carolyn Foster a call at 360-773-5228 when you arrive at the Center for Urban Horticulture and she will come meet you.

Refreshments will be provided.

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QSC Ball and Volunteers


TODAY Friday, January 16th, 2015

6:00 to 8:30pm // Doors open at 5:45pm

Ethnic Cultural Center Unity Ballroom

3931 Brooklyn Ave NE





Celebrate and boogie in your gender with your queer and trans community! Campus and local organizations will also be tabling with activities. No dress code; don’t be afraid to be bold and daring! Cosplay, drag, formal-wear, t-shirts, and more are all welcome.

Performance by special guest and renowned singer: MICHAEL CAGLE!! Ed McMahon called him: “A Powerful Vocalist who can hit notes so big and long, you could drive a truck on them.”

The Facebook event link can be found here:

They are also looking for more volunteers so if you are interested, please e-mail

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Monday (1/19): MLK Day of Service at UBNA!

Dear SEFS students, staff and faculty,

Looking for a way to serve your community on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day? Then celebrate the “MLK Day of Service” by participating in a Union Bay Natural Area work party! The task is to remove blackberry and ivy along the loop trail by the waterfront, and you’ll get to enjoy the fresh air, exercise and beautiful views of Lake Washington—all while making a significant difference in your environment and community.

Refreshments, gloves and tools will be provided. All you need is a water bottle and boots!

What: “MLK Day of Service” work party

When: Monday, January 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Meet at the east entrance to UBNA at Wahkiakum Lane (by the kiosk).

If you have any questions or would like to RSVP for the event, email Elyse Denkers at Also, take a look at some other events and work parties in UBNA this winter and spring.

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MESA Day 2015, Volunteer!

Is that time of the year again, Seattle MESA will be having MESA Day 2015 at North Seattle College (9600 College Way North, Seattle, WA 98103) March 28th (Saturday). Volunteers will check in at 8:00 am at The Green Room (on the Northeast section of the East wing of the College Center, 1st floor.). The actual event will start at 9:30 am and end at 2:00 pm. MESA students will be gathering to compete in our local engineering competition for 6th-12th grade. Students have been working on specific engineering and app designing challenges throughout the year and now their hard work will be on display at this event. We are expecting over 200 middle and high school students and we need your help!

Before MESA Day:

Paper Reviewer- You can review and judge papers either in person at the Review Pizza Party (March 19th, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at Fisheries 158) and/or Remotely (We can email you the judging rubric and papers [March 16-20). And provide explanations via phone. All Reviews are due March 23rd.

*You can be a Reviewer even if you cannot come to MESA Day and/or you can also be a volunteer during the event.

Just Before MESA Day:

Setup- We will be setting up March 27th (Friday) 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm at North Seattle College, any help is wonderful!

Volunteer Captains- You would be in charge of a station and be the leader of a team of judges, runners, etc. (You can chose your station). Training is required.

We will host two different training sessions, and we ask Volunteer Captains to attend only one. Food will be provided at both training sessions. If you plan on being a Captain at MESA DAY, please put one of the two following training dates on your calendar:

*Tuesday, March 24, from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm in Fisheries 158 (UW Campus)

*Friday, March 27, from 6:00 am-8:00 am in The Green Room (on the Northeast section of the East wing of the College Center, 1st floor.) at North Seattle College (9600 College Way North, Seattle, WA 98103).

During MESA Day:

*All Volunteers will check in at 8:00 am

Various roles including- judge, runner, facilitate an activity, helping with cleaning/set up, record event, registration, etc.

Please note that even if you cannot come to the Volunteer Captain training, we still need general volunteers.

The deadline for all registration is Friday, February 6th, 2015. To be eligible for volunteering at MESA Day, each volunteer will have to fill out the Volunteer Form . Thank you for your time and consideration. If you have any questions, please contact Martha Flores at (206) 221-6195 or

MESA Day is an annual engineering, math and science competition that provides an opportunity for each student to design and build projects, win medals, learn by doing, visit a college campus, and interact with each other. In addition, students get to interact diverse college students, professors and industry professionals. In addition to being a competition, MESA Day is a celebration of students’ talent, hard work and interest in science, technology, engineering and math. MESA Day is also a qualifying competition for the Washington MESA Engineering Design Competition held in April. The top middle and high school teams from each region MESA Day will continue on competing against their fellow Washington MESA students.

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King County Parks Volunteer Opporunities – Winter 2015

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King County Parks Volunteer – Winter 2015


Volunteer Opportunities

Native tree planting

King County Parks wants to improve our lands for fish and wildlife, and you can make a difference by spending a day planting trees. Join us on Saturdays this winter to plant native trees and shrubs along the Snoqualmie River or in our forests at Taylor Mountain, Soaring Eagle, or Squak Mountain.

Native trees and shrubs enhance the natural stream corridors and forests to improve habitat for wildlife while their roots help hold stream banks in place.

Events are on Saturdays from 10 a. m. to 2 p.m.

  • Jan. 19: Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Squak Mountain (southwest of Issaquah)
  • Jan. 24: Squak Mountain (southwest of Issaquah)
  • Jan. 31: Three Forks Natural Area (near North Bend, along Snoqualmie River below Mt. Si)
  • Feb. 7: Taylor Mountain Forest (near Hobart/Maple Valley)
  • Feb. 14Taylor Mountain Forest (near Hobart/Maple Valley)
  • Feb. 28Squak Mountain (southwest of Issaquah)
  • Feb. 28: Upper Bear Creek Natural Area (near Woodinville)
  • March 7: Soaring Eagle Park (near Sammamish)
  • March 14: Soaring Eagle Park (near Sammamish)
  • March 21: Squak Mountain (southwest of Issaquah)
  • March 28Squak Mountain (southwest of Issaquah)

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Contact Tina Miller, Volunteer Restoration Coordinator, at 206-296-2990 or via e-mail to register and get directions.

Monthly Marymoor Park Birdloop trail and meadow event

Work with Eastside Audubon to help provide excellent bird and wildlife habitat and a trail for all to enjoy.

The following schedule of events take place on the first Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. to noon at the Marymoor Park Birdloop Trail.

  • Feb. 7
  • March 7
  • April 4

Contact Laurie Clinton, Volunteer Program Manager, at 206-296-4452 or via email for more information or to register.

Give back to those trails you hike!

Join King County Parks and Washington Trails Association this winter to help build and repair King County’s backcountry trails. Learn to re-tread a trail, build a turnpike or solve drainage problems.

Volunteer events are held Tuesdays through Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., typically are six to 12 volunteers in size with a limit of 20 people, and require hiking to the site.

Trail work dates and locations

Taylor Mountain Forest (near Hobart/Maple Valley)

  • Jan. 13-17
  • Jan. 20-24

Grand Ridge (near Issaquah)

  • Jan. 27-31
  • Feb. 3-7
  • Feb. 10-14
  • Feb. 17-21
  • Feb. 24-28

O’Grady-Green River Natural Area (east of Auburn)

  • March 3-7
  • March 10-14

To register, visit Washington Trails Association’s website or call 206-965-8561.

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