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Volunteer Opportunity: 2017-2018 Homework Help Volunteer Opportunities – Seattle Public Library

Seattle Public Library LogoThe Seattle Public Library is seeking Homework Help volunteers who have a passion for helping elementary, middle and high school students learn and succeed in school.

Homework Help volunteers support students’ academic success by helping them develop literacy and mathematics skills, understand homework assignments, and prepare for college and careers. Volunteers mentor students in all academic subjects and may also specialize in college-prep subjects (e.g. English and STEM fields).

Most of the students are first-generation Americans who speak a language other than English at home. Volunteers will interact with students of all ages in small groups and individually. A volunteer commitment throughout the school year is requested. Those volunteers who have variable job and/or school schedules can be scheduled as substitute Homework Helpers at least twice a month.

Homework tutoring, reading support and math educational games will be offered at the following Library locations from Sept. 11, 2017 through June 14, 2018. Bilingual volunteers who speak Spanish are especially needed at the Beacon Hill and South Park branches.

  • Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S.
  • Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Columbia Branch, 4721 Rainier Ave. S.
  • Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E. Yesler Way
  • High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St.
  • Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E.
  • NewHolly Branch, 7058 32nd Ave. S.
  • Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E.
  • Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S.
  • South Park Branch, 8604 Eighth Ave. S.

Visit www.spl.org/homeworkvolunteer for more information. Volunteer applications are requested by July 31, 2017.

Please contact Anne Vedella (Anne.Vedella@spl.org), Volunteer Services Coordinator, if you have questions or would like to request an application packet.

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!


Winter 2017 Course/Service Opportunity: Science Education Alternative Spring Break (Application Deadline: 12/02/16)

Pipeline Project LogoWant to do something meaningful over Spring Break this year?
Inspire leadership, learning and interest in science among Native youth of the Yakama Nation, and gain experience facilitating science projects!

Apply to Science Alternative Spring Break program in the Yakama Nation!
Students of all majors are encouraged to apply. We are building a team with diverse skills and attributes.

  • Earn 2-4 EDUC 401 credits while attending training during Winter quarter
  • Spend Spring Break in the Yakama Nation in Wapato, WA.
  • Application deadline: Friday, December 2nd.
  • Want more info? Visit our website.

Apply Now to Participate!

Questions? Email us at pipeline@uw.edu

Winter 2017 Science Alternative Spring Break

Volunteer Opportunity: Bryant Science Fair Mentor – Winter Quarter 2017 (Sign Up by 12/05/16)

Volunteer Opportunity: Bryant Science Fair Mentor- Winter Quarter 2017
Sign-up by December 5, 2016

Share your enthusiasm for science by serving as a Science Fair Mentor for 5th grade students at Bryant Elementary School. As a Scientist Mentor, you will develop and lead a project related to your field of expertise. Once a week, you will meet with your small group of 5th graders to work on your science project and guide students in the most important parts of the scientific process: formulating a question or hypothesis, developing appropriate experiments with controlled, manipulated and measured variables, analyzing results, and drawing/communicating conclusions. This is your opportunity to share your learning and experience, be a team leader and inspire future scientists!

We are looking for Mentors with excellent communication skills, consistent weekly attendance and volunteer experience with young people. All Science Fair Mentors will attend an orientation which occurs during the first session. Science Fair Mentors are supported by the Science Fair Coordinator and the 5th grade teacher team.

Commitment: 1 session per week for 8 weeks, Time: 12:35-1:45 p.m.

Fridays Jan. 6- March 3, 2017
(1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 3/3)

Science Fair: Thursday, March 9, 2017, 7-8 p.m.

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Funding Opportunity: Udall Scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students and Environmental and Outdoor Leaders

Udall Foundation LogoThe Udall Foundation offers a prestigious scholarship for undergraduate sophomores and juniors in any major seeking careers in:

  • environmental fields, and
  • American Indian and Alaska Native students seeking careers in Tribal Public Policy or Native Health Care.

Applicants who are leading change on campus or in their communities are strongly encouraged to apply! Please feel free to post/share the attached fliers and share the information below widely.

The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship is a $7,000 scholarship awarded to 60 undergraduate sophomores and juniors pursuing careers related to the environment, or pursuing careers related to Tribal Public Policy or Native Health Care. Udall Scholars get to attend the Udall Scholar Orientation in August, meet alumni and community leaders for exceptional networking opportunities, and gain lifetime membership to a growing and active alumni network. For more information and to sign up for free informational webinars, visit us at udall.gov.

The Udall Foundation asks universities to nominate students to compete at the national level. Each UW campus is able to nominate up to 4 candidates in the environmental category and up to 4 candidates in the Tribal Public Policy and/or Native Health Care categories. To receive priority consideration for UW Seattle campus nomination, students are encouraged to submit our campus application by Dec. 2, 2016. Details about eligibility, the Seattle campus application process and online application form are available at http://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/udall.

UW Seattle Information Sessions:

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Volunteer Opportunity: Middle School Tutor/Teacher Assistant – Hazel Wolf K-8 e-STEM School

Hazel Wolf K-8 LogoVolunteer Opportunities at Hazel Wolf K-8 e-STEM School
(just a mile or two from UW!  11530 12th Ave. NE)

Considering becoming a science teacher?  Interested in helping out in an innovative public school?  If so, Hazel Wolf K-8 E-STEM School could use your skills, enthusiasm and assistance!  We are a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) school that has an environmental focus, and we’re proud of our new building complete with outdoor classrooms, rain garden, a living wall and thousands of native plants.

Volunteer opportunities are available to tutor and serve as teacher assistants within the middle school (grades 6-8).  Classes this fall will focus on physics (forces and motion, including a cool roller coaster project!) and astronomy (seasons, eclipses, tides, phases of the moon). Spring units will be Earth’s History and Evolution, and Genetics (with an ethics and biotechnology project).  If you have knowledge in any of these areas or just want to help out in general then you are welcome to volunteer in our school!

General Help: (Weekly/Bi-weekly/Monthly)
“Stage Manager” Volunteer:  (1-3 hrs per visit) help behind the scenes thinking through and setting up labs, grading, ordering lab materials, making photocopies, displaying student work, etc.
“Classroom Helper” Volunteer: (1-6 hours per visit) assist students during class time to complete assignments, answer questions, organize notebooks, etc.
“Super Tutor” Volunteer: (1-2 hours per visit) Provide assistance and guidance to students afterschool with their science assignments, projects, or overall comprehension and understanding of scientific concepts.
Note:  Classroom Helper and Super Tutor could be combined if you are available between 1:30 and 4:00.

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Service Opportunity/AUT 2016 Course: EDUC 421A for Pre-STEM and Art Majors

STUDIOBuild 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