UW Retirement Association

UW Encore

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Engaging Experience for the Greater Good

We guide UW retirees toward meaningful UW-IMG_2578related service opportunities.

You’ve acquired invaluable knowledge and skills during your work life. UW Encore is eager to help you find fulfilling ways to use them for the greater good during your retirement either at the UW or in the larger community.

Find  a vetted list of volunteer opportunities HERE.  

Use THESE TOOLS to help you discover where you find meaning.

Learn if an organization’s opportunity is a fit for you with THIS checklist.

Please contact us (uwencore@uw.edu) any time with your suggestions, questions, feedback or requests for assistance.


Undergraduate Research Program and Symposium

URPMost preeminent research universities have two primary goals: produce cutting-edge research and educate undergraduate students. To some these can appear to be competing goals. In the mid-1990’s the University of Washington began identify ways to  into mutually beneficial endeavors. The birth of the Undergraduate Research Program (URP) and the Undergraduate Research Symposium was a result. Read the full piece HERE.

This year the Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place on May 18 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm in Mary Gates and Johnson Halls and Odegaard Library. Learn more about the genuine excitement and hope this event generates by visiting this page.  Volunteer assistance is also needed May 16-18. Learn about those opportunities HERE.

FEATURED MESSAGE:  Community Engagement as Self-Care by Bob Roseth, retired Director of UW News and InformationBob R

One of the major changes that I made in my life after retiring was to pay more attention to the condition of my body.  Accordingly, I go to the gym every other day. I try to eat a diet rich in vegetables and whole grains. I try to get a good night’s sleep every night.

And I volunteer. (Read the rest of the story HERE.)

UW Encore videos

Retired UW Professor Stan Chernicoff on finding volunteer opportunities using Volunteer Match:

Click HERE to see the 2014 Purpose, Passion and Power talk with Eric Liu and Encore.org founder, Marc Freeman.