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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.

Featured Opportunity:

Mentoring Future Leaders – Husky Leadership Initiative

Jean Eisele, Senior Lecturer, Education Program UW Bothell

“The benefits of mentorship start immediately but can last decades – for both people involved.”   

– Ana Mari Cauce, President


Would you like to use your skills and life experience to support UW students as they reflect on their own leadership development? Consider becoming a Husky Leadership Certificate Mentor! The goal of the Husky Leadership Certificate is to engage students in a process of critical reflection on their leadership development and accomplishments.

As a mentor, you will be matched with a current UW student (junior or senior) and will support them as they create an online leadership portfolio from January 2018 through May 2018. Through the creation of the e-portfolio, students will articulate and demonstrate their leadership learning and development while reflecting upon their various curricular and co-curricular experiences. Most mentors meet with their mentees twice a month with a total time commitment of two to four hours per month.

For more information about the Husky Leadership Certificate program, please visit the website. To serve as a mentor, please submit the HLC mentor interest form by November 20.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the program at Information about orientation will be sent in late November/early December.

Thank you very much for considering this opportunity and for your ongoing support of UW student leadership development.

Read about one mentor/mentee experience here.

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: