Volunteer Opportunity: Tinker Tank Facilitator – Pacific Science Center

Pacific Science Center LogoMy name is Emily O’Hare—I am the Volunteer Programs Intern at Pacific Science Center. I wanted to get in contact with you about our fantastic opportunity! We have a volunteer opportunity called Tinker Tank, which I think is an excellent fit for anyone who loves Science, teaching, engineering, STEM, or anyone who is interested in the program!

A Tinker Tank Facilitator is a role that is integral to a positive guest experience here at Pacific Science Center. Tinker Tank Facilitators help engage with guests in our hands-on design space! It is a space for guests to explore and experiment with aerodynamics, gravity walls, cardboard amusement parks, Keva blocks, electrical circuits, and much, much more! The activities are constantly changing, so there’s always something new to explore!

Does this sound like an opportunity that sounds absolutely amazing to you? If so, I would love to see your application and meet you! In this email I have attached a flyer and description of the position for you to share with your friends, family, community members, anyone else you think would love this opportunity and would like to volunteer with you!

Please feel free to give my contact information to anyone who may be interested, I can best be reached through email at eohare@pacsci.org.

To start the application process, simply click on this link!:)
Don’t forget to write in which program you are interested in, Tinker Tank!



Job Opportunity: Study Skills Instructor – University of Washington Upward Bound Program (Priority Application Deadline: 05/19/17)

University of Washington Math Science Upward Bound LogoThere is an exciting opening for a Study Skills Instructor with the University of Washington Upward Bound program. Upward Bound is a federally-funded program designed to empower potentially first generation college students and students from low-income families to graduate from high school, enroll in college, and earn college degrees. The program seeks an individual with a strong math and teaching background who has a passion for programs designed to provide services for underserved students. Primary responsibilities include teaching and tutoring high school math subjects from algebra 1 through calculus, developing and delivering SAT preparation curriculum, and managing a student caseload.

Read the full job description and apply here: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=144428 or visit UW Hires site and search for requisition #14428.

The priority application deadline is May 19, 2017.

Job Opportunity: Environmental Education Instructor – Mount Rainier Institute (Application Deadline: 07/07/17)

EE Instructor
Deadline to Apply: Friday, July 7, 2017, 4:30pm
Organization: Mount Rainier Institute-University of Washington

Job Description:
Environmental Education Instructors are key members of the program staff. They lead youth and adults through field science investigations, and teach a variety of topics such as bio-diversity, natural history, forestry, resource management, and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest. EE Instructors have the opportunity for professional growth through the development of their naturalist, outdoor education, and resource interpretation skills and techniques. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of ongoing development of a relatively new residential environmental education program.

Term of Position: Fall 2017 season is late August through mid-November, may involve weekend and evening hours. Shared housing will be provided for a modest monthly rental fee.

Mount Rainier Institute is committed to diversity. We welcome qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, or gender.


  • Lead students through Mount Rainier Institute programs in natural and cultural history, inquiry-based field investigations, and resource stewardship for youth and adults; primarily students in grades 3-12.
  • Lead half-day and day-long educational hikes (including using snowshoes) on Pack Forest and Mount Rainier National Park trails.
  • Assist in the design of customized environmental and science education programs for students of all ages.
  • Attend training and regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  • Ensure safety and well-being of program participants.
  • Conduct evening and weekend programs as needed.
  • Assist in the maintenance of all program supplies, equipment, and facilities.
  • Assist with other duties as required.

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Americorps Opportunities with UW Pipeline Project and Dream Project (Applications Due: 05/08/17)

AmeriCorps LogoThe UW Pipeline Project and Dream Project are looking for 3 dynamic AmeriCorps members for 2017-2018. Applications due May 8th.

Were you involved in the K-12 tutoring or mentoring at the UW? If so, we encourage you to apply!

UW Pipeline Project and Dream Project Ameri­Corps mem­bers will recruit and support students on cam­pus involved in K-12 tutoring and college access mentoring. Our programs focus on educating UW students through transformational community experiences, and working with K-12 educators to help prepare the college students of tomorrow. The AmeriCorps team will conduct outreach to increase participation in our programs, support tutors and mentors on campus, and assist staff with programs related to educational equity. AmeriCorps members will serve from September 1st, 2017-July 15th, 2018.

Read the Position Descriptions for Pipeline Project AmeriCorps Member and The Dream Project AmeriCorps Member.
If you are ready to submit your application now, you can do so here.
The application deadline is Monday, May 8th, 2017 by 11:59 PM.

If you have any questions about the positions or the application process, please email:
Pipeline Project
: Dana at danaw4@uw.edu
Dream Project: Amrita at heera@uw.edu or Nicole at npg324@uw.edu

You are also welcome to talk with other staff members of Pipeline or Dream Project.

Outdoor Education Lecture and Course

The College of Education is hosting faculty from our partner institution in Norway for a lecture on May 4th at 4:30PM. At this event, students will engage in meaningful discussion about the impact of outdoor education on children and youth.

Additionally, the College of Education will be offering a 499 course on this topic during Winter and Spring, 2018. The course will be open to undergraduate and graduate students. NW credit awarded for both courses. Priority course registration will be given to students who attend the May 4th event.

More details in the attached flyer. RSVP required.

Outdoor Education Event & Course

Funding Opportunity: Library Research Award for Undergraduates (Application Deadline: 05/15/17)

The UW Libraries is currently accepting student research projects to be considered for the annual Library Research Award for Undergraduates. The deadline is May 15th and based on previous years, students have a 1 in 5 chance of winning an award!

Full information and website link:

Call for UW Undergrad Papers & Projects

What? The UW Library Research Award for Undergraduates recognizes outstanding research projects in all formats created by undergraduate students.

Why? Winners receive $1,000 and University-wide recognition for their outstanding accomplishment.  New this year: additional awards of $250 are available for projects aligned with the theme of population health

When? Deadline to submit is Monday, May 15, 2017, by 5:00pm PDT.

Where and How? Submission criteria and guidelines are available online.


If you have questions, please email libaward@uw.edu.