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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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Calling Volunteers to Help Plant Trees for Research!

Throughout this month, one of your fellow doctoral students, Matthew Aghai, is putting together a volunteer crew to help with research-based field and greenhouse planting work for the Sustainable Silviculture Lab. They would love to host undergrads and grad students who want to gain some plant propagation and field work experience, and there are plenty of opportunities all over the state. Plus, they’re open to flexible hours to accommodate class schedules and other coursework!

Take a look at the attached flyer or the details below, and contact Matthew at aghai if you’re interested!

Planting Locations

Center for Urban Horticulture (UW Campus)

Pack Forest (UW School Forest)

Cedar River Watershed (West side of Cascades near North Bend)

Tolt River Watershed (West side of Cascades near Duvall)

Elk Heights (East side of Cascades near Cle Elum)


The Research

Seedlings of 10 different native tree species are being planted into experimental trials that hope to contribute findings to mixed species regeneration and reforestation efforts in the PNW. Shade and moisture tolerance, and relationships with symbiotic organisms called Endophytes will be evaluated through these trials. Come help and learn more about it!


The Volunteers

We would like student and other volunteers to help us on the UW campus potting up seedlings for the controlled aspect of the study at CUH. Also, for those interested in gaining fieldwork experience, we are providing transportation so that volunteers can join us at some very beautiful forested locations to help plant trees!


Dates: April 1 to April 30

An assortment of work dates will cover planting at all the sites for the duration of April. We can use any amount of time from a few hours to a few days of help. We will provide all the equipment, gloves, and snacks.

Reward: Volunteer time is really appreciated, so we will be hosting a BBQ to thank all the volunteers when planting is completed!

Planting Volunteers.pdf

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Volunteer: Juvenile Salmon/Fish Community Ecology Study in Sno. River Estuary and Nearshore

Volunteers Needed for Juvenile Salmon/Fish Community Ecology Study in the Snohomish River Estuary and Nearshore

A collaborative team of scientists from NOAA, the Tulalip tribe and Snohomish County is seeking volunteers to assist in an assessment of habitat use by the fish community (particularly juvenile salmon) in the tidally-influenced areas of the Snohomish River estuary near Everett. The sampling efforts will use fyke trapping and beach seining to capture, identify, measure, and release juvenile fish from February through Sept. of 2015. Volunteers need to be in decent physical condition (adequate for hauling seine nets and traveling across mud flats), be comfortable working from small boats, and be willing to work in adverse weather conditions. Being on time in important as our sampling is scheduled around the tides. During the summer, preference will be given to those who have previously volunteered and/or can commit for longer periods of time. Due to the restrictions of our insurance policy, volunteers need to be at least 18 years old to be included. Rain gear and PFDs (life jackets) will be provided.

If interested, please contact Todd Sandell (todd.sandell@noaa.gov)

for information on the project: http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/research/divisions/fe/wpg/index.cfm

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Seeking Volunteers to help with outdoor/garden ed at Seattle Public School Leschi Elementary

Seattle Public School Leschi Elementary is in need for volunteers to help with their outdoor education and garden education efforts.

They are looking for knowledgeable garden and outdoor enthusiasts who would be available to help their current educators during the school day (8:40am-2:50pm) Monday-Thursday from now to mid-June or potentially to end of August.

Their K-8th grade students absolutely love their outdoor/garden time. The outdoor/garden ed program at Leschi is a special time for students since this outside the traditional classroom setting. But because the education is outside school walls, in the garden or forest, they need more help from caring and interested adults more than ever.

If you are interested contact Kim Blakemore at: kblakemo@uw.edu

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Great volunteer & networking opportunity – the Spring Career Fair!

Looking to fulfill volunteer hour requirements? Interested in event planning and want to add some events work to your resume? Interested in connecting 1:1: with hiring employers? The Career Center has a great opportunity for you!

We are in need of volunteers for the upcoming Spring Career Fair on 4/16/15 from 3-7pm in the HUB Ballrooms. Shifts will be available from 8:30am-8:00pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours.

Interested? Please send an email to CCFair with the following information:

· Your name

· Your email address

· Your hours of availability on the day of the fair 4/16/15 (Thursday)

We appreciate your response as soon as possible. By 4/10/15 (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!

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Volunteer opportunities with The Nature Conservancy in Washington

Conservation Ambassador – events throughout Washington, March through October 2015
If you enjoy meeting new people and spending time outdoors, we need you! Help us spread the word about the work we are doing in Washington, and reach out to potential members and volunteers to help them figure out how they too can get involved in conservation. We are looking for a team of people who are avid conservation conversationalists and who can represent The Nature Conservancy in a professional manner at community events across the state.
Orientation for this role is scheduled for Saturday March 28th.

“On-call” Government Relations Helper – Based out of Seattle office
With the legislative session in full-swing we are looking for someone in the downtown Seattle area with reliable transportation (could be a bike!) who is willing to be “on-call” for Government Relations. Tasks could include picking up or delivering petitions, delivering supplies to staff, or even setting up meetings.

Marketing Events Manager – Based out of Seattle office
Looking to gain hands on experience in Marketing and non-profit work? We have a desire to get out into the community and hold more events where we meet our supporters, partners and future supporters face-to-face. The volunteer selected for this role will take the lead on all aspects of these events ranging for selecting dates and locations to getting the word out and drawing people to the events and managing RSVPs – and learn a whole lot about TNC in the process!

Reception Assistant – Based out of Seattle office
Be the voice and face of The Nature Conservancy in Washington! We are looking for volunteers with strong organizational and customer service skills to assist with answering phones and routing calls, greeting and directing visitors, setting up meetings, organizing supplies, sorting mail. From time to time, we may also ask for help with additional tasks such as filing, data entry, preparing mailings, etc. Shifts are Monday – Friday from 10am-2pm (each volunteer will be responsible for one shift per week.) Because this volunteer position will take at least one month with which to become familiar and will require a lot of staff time for training, we are looking for volunteers who can commit to at least 6 months of volunteering, once per week, on a set schedule.

Gratitude Team – Based out of Seattle office

Help to warmly welcome the newest members to The Nature Conservancy with a simple, brief, introductory phone call, handwritten note, and/or email. The intentions are only to welcome them to the organization, answer any initial questions that they may have, learn why they joined, provide them with opportunities to get actively involved in the great work we do right here in Washington, and give them an actual human contact point if they have any follow up questions. There is no expectation to talk about contributions or finances, only to make them feel welcome and appreciated. The time commitment is one 4-5 hour shift per month, which will take place in the evening in our downtown Seattle office.

Become an Invasive Weed specialist! Dates vary

As our land base grows we are going to need more volunteers with skills in identifying and controlling invasive plants on our preserves. If you would like to develop these skills and help manage The Nature Conservancy’s preserves in Washington, The Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council (PNW-IPC) is a non-profit conservation organization working in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, Washington Dept. of Agriculture (WSDA), Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other state and local groups on a Citizen Science EDRR (Early Detection Rapid Response) program. With funding from the National Forest Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the WSDA, they are gearing up for their fourth year to search for priority and newly emerging invasive plants in our National Forests, National Parks and other public lands. They have invited volunteers to attend one of their trainings in March, April or May. If this is of interest to you please let me know and I will forward you the dates. Once you’re trained follow up with me and we will dispatch you to Nature Conservancy lands.

Coming up: Earth Month activities

April is Earth month and we have many ways for you to get involved! Here’s what we have so far, and we may announce more!

Environmental Priorities Coalition Phonebank – Seattle, Wednesday April 1st 5:30-7:30pm

Mobilize environmental activists around the two main priorities for this legislative session – the Oil Transportation Safety Act and the Carbon Pollution Accountability Act. Dinner is provided!

Fisher Slough Tree Maintenance – Mount Vernon, WA, Friday April 17th 10:00am – 3:00pm

Come see one of the most innovative conservation projects in Western Washington where The Nature Conservancy has brought together farmers, private donors, the local dike district and government agencies all around improving salmon habitat and protecting the local community against flooding.

Learn more about this groundbreaking (literally!) infrastructure project and help us maintain the habitat by tending to recently planted trees and shrubs. Work will include basic pruning and removing protective tubing from larger plants. Tools, gloves, water and snacks will be provided.

Squak Mountain Trail Beautification – Issaquah, WA, Saturday April 18th and Wednesday April 22nd (times tba) (Volunteers may sign up for one or both days)

Celebrate Earth Day by spending the afternoon in a beautiful Pacific Northwest Forest, breathing the fresh air amongst the music of the native songbirds as we clear out invasive ivy and work together to create a new trail for hiking and outdoor recreation in Issaquah!

The Nature Conservancy is organizing a group of volunteers to get dirty at King County’s Squak Mountain and convert an area that was once a private campgrounds into fresh trails for the public. Invasive ivy has been choking out trees and creating hazards to both humans and wildlife, so we’re going to dig it out and restore the forest to it’s natural condition. Tools, gloves, water and snacks will be provided. Come back and see the fruits of your labor at the Grand Opening on National Trails Day June 6th!

Thank you all for your continued support of our Mission through your volunteer service!

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Call for Volunteers: Gould Green Wall Bird and Insect Documentation

GREEN FUTURES LAB GREEN WALL RESEARCH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

The UW Green Futures Lab (GFL) is looking for volunteers to participate in our biodiversity study of the green wall this spring (all of spring quarter) to observe and record bird and insect use on the planted wall at Gould Hall. Volunteers will attend a 1 hour training session and be supplied with binoculars an an illustrated field guide (so no prior knowledge of birds and insects is necessary). We are monitoring in the field from sunrise to sunset both weekdays and weekends and so are highly flexible with volunteer times. Volunteers would need to commit to a minimum of 2 hours per week, not necessarily back to back, for the entirety of spring quarter. We documented July-October of last year- this spring data collection would help paint a more complete picture of bird and insect activity on living walls, and help inform future green wall designers!

Bonus: It’s courting and nesting season, so we expect lots of activity. Last year a bird laid an egg on our wall!

If you are interested please contact Leann Andrews as AndrewsL@uw.edu by Monday March 23rd.

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Admitted Student Previews – Join in the Fun – Work & Volunteer Opportunities for Students & Staff

Please share the enclosed job descriptions with students you think would enjoy the opportunity to welcome new Huskies and represent the UW well. Some preference will be given to students currently employed by the UW and who have passed a background check. Shifts can range from two to four hours. Students and staff will also need to attend a mandatory training session. There are two options:

· Thursday, March 26th, Schmitz 580, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

· Tuesday, March 31st, Schmitz 580, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Dates for the 2015 ASPs are:

· Friday, April 3

· Monday, April 6

· Thursday, April 9

· Friday, April 10

· Monday, April 13

· Thursday, April 16

· Monday, April 20

For more information, please forward students and your questions to Brent Nagamine, Admissions Counselor, bnaga and 206.221.2304.

See attached job description for more information

Admitted Student Preview Day Job Descriptions.docx

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2015 Spring Career Fair – Volunteers Needed

Hello Huskies,

The Career Center is in need of volunteers for the upcoming Spring Career Fair on 4/16/15 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?

·         If you need to fulfill volunteer hour requirements, look no further! Complete your hours with flexible shifts at this high-energy event.

·         Interested in Event Planning? As a volunteer, you’ll work closely with the UW Career Center’s Events Team to put on our biggest event of the year. Learn the ins and outs… then put it on your resume!

·         Some volunteer shifts will work directly with employers, where you will have direct access to network and connect with them.  Keep in mind- they are all hiring and/or have internship opportunities!

Interested? Shoot me (Dean Kirkpatrick) an email at CCFair@uw.edu  with the following information:

·         Your name

·         Your email address

·         Your hours of availability on the day of the fair 4/16/15 (Thursday)

Please send this to me as soon as you can. By 4/10/15 (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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COASST Opportunity

The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team is seeking multilingual students for help in identifying and translating marine debris objects found by beach-walkers along the pacific coast. Known as COASST, we train and work with hundreds of volunteers to quantify the sources and human and environmental impacts of marine debris.

Some debris that washes up on originated from other regions including material from the 2011 tsunami in Japan. Slavic and Asian language skills would be especially helpful.Translations help tell the stories of objects that enter the ocean and provide clues to the source and pathways of transport. Many of our volunteers are curious about the things they find and we hope to be able to share with them identifications and translations—sort of a “CSI” for garbage.

The expected time commitment is 1-2 hours per week.

Interested students can contact Hillary Burgess at hkb10@uw.edu to learn more.

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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: http://goo.gl/forms/nOa0srXz0F

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: http://depts.washington.edu/aspuw/tutor-mentor/

For registration information, please contact Ahnya Redman at: aredman@uw.edu

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