Connect Across Cultures: Volunteer as a FIUTS Facilitator

FIUTS Facilitators - SUM 17

FIUTS (the Foundation for International Understanding Through Students) is an organization that supports cross-cultural understanding and leadership for UW’s global community, including international and American students. FIUTS depends on the generosity and passion of our volunteers to help accomplish our goals. Volunteering is a great opportunity to learn intercultural leadership skills and make new friends. The time commitment is flexible; facilitators can choose when and how often they facilitate.

As a FIUTS facilitator, you will receive cross-cultural leadership training and gain valuable volunteer experience leading programs and events including International Welcome Weeks in September, when you can help welcome more than 2,400 new students from around the world to the UW and Seattle! Facilitators also have the opportunity to participate in year-round activities such as K-12 education outreach, events and activities, and more.

Volunteer opportunities are open to current UW students – U.S., international, undergrads, grads, scholars and IELP students. Facilitators need to complete a short application and attend one of our regularly scheduled New Facilitator Orientations. Upcoming New Facilitator Orientations are scheduled for July 21, August 9, August 15, and September 7. See the FIUTS calendar for times and locations.

For more information, visit our website at fiuts.org/facilitators, or contact us at 206.543.0735/ info@fiuts.org / HUB 206.

2017 Internship Fair – Volunteer Opportunity Available

The Career and Internship Center is looking to recruit volunteers for the upcoming 2017 Internship Fair on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 from 2-6pmin HUB Ballrooms. We have shifts available from 8am-7pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours.

Why volunteer?

  • The Internship Fair is one of the best ways to network with employers. We will have over 80 employers on campus attending this event. As a volunteer, you’ll have unparalleled access with employers in attendance- and they’re all hiring!
  • 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 have the chance to work closely with our center’s Events Team. Learn the ins and outs about planning events, then put it on your resume!
  • It’s fun, a great opportunity to work with your peers and to make new friends. FREE FOOD will be provided!!

Interested? Please send Donna Chen an email at ccsevent@uw.edu with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your hours of availability on the day of 2/16/17 (Thursday)

Thank you in advance for considering this opportunity to volunteer at the Internship Fair! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Donna Chen at ccsevent@uw.edu.

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity – EAS 2017 Healthy Choices Fair

Volunteer at the Environmental and Adventure School’s (EAS) 2017 Healthy Choices Fair.

EAS is a choice/alternative middle school with a unique, applied way of facilitating student learning. It is located within the Lake Washington School district, in Kirkland, WA. The Healthy Choices Fair brings together teachers, parents, health care professionals, and community experts for a three-day conference offering a unique approach to providing 140 middle school students with health information.

Interactive sessions and keynote presentations address topics such as: drug and alcohol awareness; emotional well-being; positive social interaction; environmental health; physical health and fitness; nutrition; and healthy lifestyle decision-making.

The Fair is coordinated by EAS parent volunteers who work with the teaching staff to ensure the relevance and appropriateness of each breakout session. Each session is scheduled for one hour (45-50 minute presentation, with time at the end for questions and journaling) with 10-25 kids ranging in age from 11 to 14.

It’s helpful if speakers can make their session a casual mix of presentation/discussion and student interaction/participation. Power points and interactives are commonly used.

If this sounds like an interesting adventure to you, we would truly appreciate your involvement.This year, the fair will be held on Jan 24 (Tuesday), Jan 26 (Thursday), and Jan 27 (Friday).

Please let us know if you are interested and able to lead one or two sessions by sending an email by October 25th to:

Susan Vossler vosslerm1@comcast.net  and Tania M. Busch Isaksen tania@uw.edu

Seattle Tilth’s Farm to Table Preschool Program

Seattle Tilth’s Farm to Table preschool program works with low-income preschools to provide hands-on cooking and nutrition education to children, teachers/staff, and parents. Students increase reverence for their food and health by preparing and eating foods in a fun and delicious way. We’re excited to kick off the school year with an orientation for people who want to volunteer more regularly with us this year!

When: Tuesday, Oct 4th from 6-8:30pm

Where: Good Shepherd Center (4649 Sunnyside Ave N)

This interactive workshop will familiarize you with what farm-to-table events look like and what your role will be, give you tips for cooking with children, explore the messages we send about nutrition, and delve into concepts around food culture.

Note that we have limited space and will prioritize people who can commit to volunteering several times in the upcoming months. The events typically take place on weekday mornings and afternoons. Volunteers help to prepare, facilitate, and clean up kid-friendly cooking activities and present simple nutritional messages in nonjudgmental ways. We also have a few shifts available before the orientation at http://www.seattletilth.org/get-involved/volunteer/kitchen/farm-to-table.

Interested? Have questions? Please email sarahalper or call (206) 633-0451 ext. 138.

2016 Summer Career Fair- Volunteers Needed for June 16th

Hello Huskies!

We are looking for volunteers for the upcoming 2016 Summer Career Fair on Thursday, June 16th from 2-5pmin HUB North Ballrooms. We have shifts available from 8am-6:15pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours.

Why volunteer?

· This is the perfect networking opportunity with recruiters. As a volunteer, you’ll have unparalleled access to the employers in attendance- YES, they’re all hiring! It’s the best way to connect with recruiters.

· 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 have the chance to work closely with the UW Career Center’s Events Team. Learn the ins and outs about planning events, then put it on your resume!

· It’s FUN and a great way to be involved on campus.

· FREE FOOD!!

Interested? Please Shoot Donna Chen an email at ccsevent with the following information:

· Your name

· Your email address

· Your hours of availability on the day of 6/16/16 (Thursday) – We will be in touch with your schedule and event responsibility about 4-5 days before the event

Thank you for considering to volunteer at the upcoming Summer Career Fair! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Donna Chen at ccsevent or call 206-543-0535. We look forward to hearing from you!

Have a great rest of the Spring Quarter!

Best wishes,

The Career Center