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Retirees building stronger communities

UW Encore guides UW retirees toward UW-related Encore opportunities. What will you do for your Encore?

You have invaluable knowledge and skills. UW Encore is eager to help you find fulfilling ways to use them for the greater good. Maybe you’d like to make global connections with the UW community through the International and English Language Programs of the Continuum College — or make a difference in a child’s educational success through the UW’s Pipeline Project. Or maybe you’d like to explore wide new vistas through programs in the community. UW Encore is here to provide information, guidance and support.

Looking for a list of volunteer opportunities? Here it isNeed a toolkit to help you get started? Here you go.

You’ll find more about UW Encore, including thoughts about how to get started, here. Learn more about the national Encore movement here. Or choose an opportunity below and use the included links to get more information and get started. Contact us any time with your suggestions, questions and feedback.

Thank You!


On June 10, 2017, over 5,500 graduates took part in the University of Washington’s 142nd Annual Commencement Exercises at Husky Stadium, taking the last steps along their path at the UW and anticipating the first steps on their next path. We’d like to offer a sincere thanks to all who have touched the lives and guided the learning of students at the University of Washington throughout the years. Your efforts have lit the light of discovery in the hearts and minds of our students: discovery of ideas, discovery of principles, discovery of values and discovery of community.

As you walk your retirement path, UW Encore is dedicated to identifying chances for you to continue to share your skills, strengths and wisdom with the UW community and its mission. In the 2017-18 academic year opportunities will include the Husky Leadership Initiative, the Pipeline Project, the Undergraduate Research Program and more.

Please visit this site over the summer for more information about upcoming opportunities or sign up for the bi-weekly UW Encore e-digest by contacting us at

Thank you again for your commitment to higher education and to building stronger communities!


UW Encore videos

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


The 2014 UW Encore Lecture featuring Marc Freedman and Eric Liu: