Volunteers for North Am. Refugee Health Conference

Volunteers Needed!


The Society for Refugee Healthcare Providers is hosting its annual conference this June 7-9 in here in Portland! This takes place each year and alternates between venues in the United States and Canada. The North American Refugee Health Conference (NARHC) is a preeminent conference for healthcare and resettlement professionals serving refugee populations.  The conference focuses on issues that are relevant to the field of refugee healthcare.  Attendees learn about best practices, increase their levels of cultural competency, connect with like-minded professionals, reflect on the challenges and successes of the work they do, and develop a network of colleagues who are making a difference in their communities.

The Conference Director and Board are recruiting 6 volunteers to support conference logistics including:

  • Registration table enrollment coordinator (s)
  • Oral Presentation and Panel Moderator (s)
  • Conference packet preparation, signage and other logistical support
  • Prepare and organize sign-up sheets for ongoing volunteer assistance
  • Time keeping for selected presentations


Volunteer Description- Conference Assistance

Assist NARHC staff and members with conference coordination including logistical arrangements to ensure a successful conference convening. These activities will include procurement of conference materials, meeting and greeting registrants ensuring their access to the conference event and assisting as directed in the moderation or introduction of key panelists in their presentations. 

***In exchange for offering volunteer support and assistance, volunteers will be able to participate in the conference activities during select times in which they are not volunteering. ****

Please contact the Conference Director, Dr. Sutton at: James.Sutton@rochesterregional.org to learn more.


Please note: in order to volunteer, you must agree to the following terms:

  1. To be at the Convention Center from 9 AM to 2 PM on Wednesday, June 6thto help with set up.  Lunch will be provided and we will work through lunch if necessary.  This is to stuff conference bags with materials and set up the registration area.
  2. Assist at the check-in table on Thursday, June 7thfrom 7 AM – 9 AM (must arrive no later than 6:45 AM).  All volunteers will be at the check-in table handing out nametags and materials during this time.
  3. After initial check-in on day one we will need one volunteer to be at the check-in table throughout the conference (Conference times are 7 AM to 5 PM Thursday and Friday and 7 AM to 3 PM Saturday).  Volunteers will each be assigned a 4 hour block of time to be at the table.
  4. The remaining time volunteers can attend the conference.



For information about the conference and to locate a program: http://nasrhp.org/north-american-refugee-health-conference-3


Jill’s House – Come Volunteer with Us!

Jill’s House is looking for 11 volunteers to join us for our Weekend Adventure camp April 20-22nd!


Weekend Adventures are exciting weekends away at camp for kids (ages 6 to 17) with intellectual disabilities.  As a volunteer, you will be a kid’s assigned “buddy” for a whole weekend of fun and engaging activities!  There is always staff around who are trained to handle any medical or behavioral changes, so you and your team can simply focus on having fun with your campers as they enjoy activities such as archery, hiking, horseback riding, hayrides, s’mores, campfires,… and so much more!

 And while you and your buddy are having an awesome weekend, their families are given critical time to rest and recharge.  This is truly a gift you are giving to the parents and will empower them in their lives and relationships.

 We welcome groups or individuals, ages 16 and older and we provide all the training you’ll need!  Our staff are with you every step of the way, so no special needs experience is required. The cost is $30 which covers your food and lodging for the weekend and the time commitment is 5:30 p.m. Friday evening to 12:45 p.m. on Sunday.

If the April weekend doesn’t work, here are a couple future camp dates up for grabs!

  • June 8-10
  • August 17-19
  • September 28-30

If interested, contact Dani Zorn at  206-850-3047  or  jillshouse.org

Have you heard of UW’s GlobeMed?

GlobeMed at the University of Washington is a student run global health non-profit here on campus.  Their winter recruitment cycle is coming up in early January.

GlobeMed at the University of Washington is a completely student run global health non-profit.  Their partner is NECOFA – a grassroots organization working on community sustainability based in Molo, Kenya.  Their application are NOW OPEN until January 5th!  GlobeMed is interdisciplinary and there are opportunities for people from every field who have a passion for health.  Want to learn more? Check out their website at uwglobemed.org or email them at uwash@globemed.org.

The link to the application is https://goo.gl/forms/eMVi088eZs4P8xYa2.”

Calling All Health Science & Public Health Volunteers! Tent City Collective needs YOUR HELP!

Calling All Health Science & Public Health Volunteers! Tent City Collective needs YOUR HELP! Housing justice is a key social determinant of health! We can take action on houselessness on our own campus.
Last year, Tent City Collective organized so that UW would host Tent City 3, an organized encampment. With your help, UW’s resources can once again safely house 100 people in Winter 2019! With the resounding success of TC3’s groundbreaking stay last year, TCC is aiming for a longer ~6 month stay and a commitment for UW to regularly host organized encampments. We need lots of students involved to get this effort moving.


Join Tent City Collective the evening of the 28th at room 235 in Thomson Hall for a discussion and workshop on houselessness in Seattle and how UW students can organize for housing justice. There will be chili! and awesome conversation.

When: Tuesday Nov. 28th, 4:30 – 6 pm

Where: Thomson Hall Rm. 235

You can RSVP and find out more information on the Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/156924934918317/

Volunteer Opportunity: Apply to be a FIUTS SUSI Ambassador

This is a great opportunity with for students with an interest in civic engagement, international affairs, and/or Africa.

This winter, FIUTS (Foundation for International Understanding Through Students) will host 20 undergraduates from southern Africa (Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe) for the Study of the US Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders on Civic Engagement.  We are recruiting 20 UW students to be SUSI Ambassadors, who will be matched one to one with SUSI participants during their time in Seattle from January 14-February 10.


Ambassadors are a critical piece of the program and act as peer mentors, cultural liaisons, friends and student leaders. SUSI Ambassadors learn new skills, build their resumes, make international friends and have fun! ALL current University of Washington students are eligible to apply. Visit www.fiuts.org/susi-ambassador to apply by December 1st, and contact Kailyn Swarthout at kailyn@fiuts.org with questions.

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Literacy Arts Alternative Spring Break Program

The Pipeline Project is excited to announce that our applications for our 2018 Literacy Arts Alternative Spring Break Program are open! Looking for a meaningful way to spend your spring break? Look no further!


Pipeline recruits a group of UW undergraduates to volunteer on a Literacy Arts project with elementary, middle or high school kids in rural and tribal communities around Washington during spring break. The UW students are sent out in groups of 5 to 8 sites to help young students come up with an idea for a book, write a rough draft, edit the draft, and print and bind a single-signature book. The young students illustrate their published book and present it to the community at the end of the week.


Our application is open now and will close on Monday November 27th at 5:00pm! After that, we will review applications on a rolling admission. If you have any questions feel free to email us at pipeline@uw.edu. You can apply at http://expd.uw.edu/pipeline/alternative-spring-break/literacy-arts-asb/


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Love to inspire young STEM Students? Become a Mentor for the Bryant Elementary Science Fair!

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!

Bryant Elementary is looking for Mentors with excellent communication skills, consistent weekly attendance and volunteer experience with young people. All Science Fair Mentors will attend an orientation that occurs during the first session. Their 5th grade teacher team and the Science Fair Coordinator support Science Fair Mentors.


Deadline to sign up: December 4, 2017           25 Mentors needed


Commitment:  1 session per week for 8 weeks, Time: 1:05-2:15 p.m.

Fridays January 5- March 2, 2018

(1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 3/2)


Science Fair: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7-8 p.m.
Location: Bryant Elementary School
3311 NE 60th St.
Seattle, WA 98115

Contact: Ann Marie Patterson, Volunteer Coordinator/Science Fair Mentor Recruiter at ampatterson@seattleschools.org


Please include the following information about yourself:

Academic year/major at UW

Volunteer experience with young people

Any leadership experience