115 posts in Volunteer and Outreach

AFSUW Mentorship Program for SAFS Undergraduate Majors

Dear SAFS Undergraduates,
Are you interested in a career in fisheries or a related field? Have you thought about going to graduate school, but aren’t sure which degree to apply for, where to go, or how to prepare? Every year, AFSUW sets undergrads up with graduate mentors who share their research interests. Graduate students are full of wisdom, and can really help you decide on / prepare for a successful career. 

Pipeline Project Environmental Alternative Spring Break – apply now!

Thinking about what to do during Spring Break?
Want to work with amazing young people across the state of Washington?
Apply for Pipeline Project’s 2014 Environmental Alternative Spring Break (EASB) program!
The UW Pipeline Project is sending groups of students to rural and tribal communities throughout Washington State during spring break 2014 to facilitate hands-on environmental education and science projects. You and your team will plan, design, and teach a curriculum in elementary and middle school classrooms while learning more about the community, local ecology, and the environmental and education issues of the region. 

Volunteer Opportunity Counting Salmon at Carkeek Park

Hi Students,
Volunteers at Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project need your help. We are looking for people to assist in counting live and dead salmon that return to Piper’s Creek to spawn. You will be out in the park hand writing data about returning salmon. The data will be used to teach park visitors and the local community about salmon and the issues affecting their local watershed. 

Join the Cedar River Salmon Journey this Fall!

Join the Cedar River Salmon Journey this fall!
Come take part in the “Cedar River Salmon Journey” at sites along the Cedar River this fall. Join us for a fun, free family friendly, interactive program. Learn about the Cedar River, its native salmon population and its dynamic ecosystem. Watch spawning salmon and learn about their journey from the sea to the river! 

Volunteer Opportunity with WA Environmental Council

I am currently interning with the Washington Environmental Council and we are looking for volunteers for our signature event, the Green Gala. I figure both parties could benefit, we get the help and the students have an opportunity to network. In my past experiences volunteering with WEC, the guests often are curious about why we volunteer for the group so there is definitely time to socialize. 

Join the UW Dream Project – 2-credit service-learning opportunity

Dear UW student,
We’d like to invite you to join the University of Washington Dream Project! It’s the mission of the UW Dream Project to assist low-income and first-generation high school students in attaining higher education and to raise awareness among university students about the issues of educational opportunity and social mobility.
We would love to have you join us this fall as we dive right into working with the senior high school students as they are writing essays, completing college applications, preparing for the SAT/Act and applying for scholarships. 

Pipeline Project’s: Neah Bay Telling Our Stories 2013-2014

Are you interested in immersing yourself in the beauty and richness of the Makah culture? Do you love working with elementary students? Do you want a deep, engaging, non-traditional learning experience in the Pacific Northwest?
If you answered yes to the above questions, consider applying for the Neah Bay: “Telling our Stories” project, via a partnership between the UW’s Pipeline Project and Neah Bay Elementary School on the Olympic Peninsula. 

Green Chemistry Social Media Project

Volunteers Needed: Raise Awareness of Environmental Sustainability!
May 9th – 10:30 – 11:30
Roosevelt Building rm 2228
RSVP to Nancy Simcox nsimcox
Evan Beach, Program Manager for the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale University will be at UW to meet with students on May 9th, in the Roosevelt Building, Room 2228 from 10:30 to 11:30 am.

Habitat Restoration Projects with FCRW

Friends of the Cedar River Watershed has many great opportunities coming up this spring and summer and we would greatly appreciate if you would continue to share our projects with your students. Below is a list of projects May-June (click on the links for details). 

TODAY! Save Seattle’s Only River: Duwamish Info and Action Session

**Save Seattle’s Only River**
What: Info and action session for the cleanup of the Duwamish River
When: Monday, April 29, 2013 5:30pm until 7:00pm
Where: Allen Library Research CommonsWhy: Stand up for Seattle’s Duwamish River…and free food!
More info below and here: https://www.facebook.com/events/487573524642081/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

The Duwamish River, Seattle’s only river, has been declared by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a Superfund Site, one of the most hazardous toxic waste sites in the nation. 

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