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Campus Opportunities


November 4, 2019

Harborview Medical Center Acute Care Companions

Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is offering an opportunity to volunteer directly with patients as  ‘Acute Care Companions.’ The largest number of people cared for at HMC are in acute care units, not the emergency department or intensive care. Acute care patients are medically stable but are still too ill to go home or even to be…


November 1, 2017

Husky Leadership Certificate Program Mentors Needed

“The benefits of mentorship start immediately but can last decades – for both people involved.”    – Ana Mari Cauce, President The Husky Leadership Initiative is currently seeking UW retirees, faculty, staff, and alumni to serve as mentors for the 2017-2018 Husky Leadership Certificate (HLC) cohort. This program engages students in a process of critical reflection on their leadership…


May 15, 2017

Leadership Course Lab Leaders Needed!

Are you interested in engaging with UW undergraduates as their ideas about and experiences of leadership develop?  Please consider signing up to be a section leader for the “Learning Leadership in Theory and Practice” (BA/GEN ST 391) course labs. These lab sections will be led by teams of UW students and UW staff members and/or…


February 24, 2017

Husky Leadership Initiative

My understanding of leadership has shifted from something that resides with positions of power, politics, and affluence to the perception that we are all leaders in our everyday acts.   – Husky Leadership Certificate Holder The Husky Leadership Initiative (HLI) helps interested undergraduates reflect on and cultivate valuable leadership competencies. An important part of HLI programs…


MESA helps students excel in STEM fields

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) engages approximately 4,500 educationally disadvantaged students in Washington State with the aim of helping them excel in math and science and graduate with math-based degrees. MESA partners with all segments of higher education as well as K-12 institutions. With a proven track record of over 40 years, MESA focuses on…


August 12, 2016

Be a UW Encore/Pipeline Project Tutor

The UW Encore/Pipeline Project partnership provides K-12 students in Seattle Title 1 public schools with individualized tutoring and mentoring. The goal of this work is to create powerful connections among students, retirees and community partners. Job Description Volunteers will act as guides, role models, coaches, and advocates to help motivate students, challenge them to improve their…


March 7, 2016

Be part of global diversity at the UW

Experience a rich variety of international perspectives and serve as a guide to US/UW culture for students from other countries by volunteering with the UW Professional and Continuing Education’s International and English Language Programs.  Both one-time and longer-term (full quarter) opportunities are available. Roles include participating in culture and conversation discussions; helping students formulate, refine and…


December 10, 2015

Pipeline Project expanding opportunities for retired volunteers

The UW Pipeline Project, created more than two decades ago to provide tutoring and mentoring opportunities for UW undergraduates among school children with the greatest needs, is welcoming the participation of retired UW faculty and staff. Christine Stickler, director of Pipeline, is eager to grow the partnership between Pipeline and Encore: “Beginning in the spring…


October 27, 2015

Dream Project Admissions Workshop Weekend

Words, Words, Words! (Specifically college applications…) Do you know basic rules of grammar and enjoy helping others clean up grammatical mistakes?  Do you remember helping your children through the sometimes frustrating process of expressing themselves through college admissions personal statements? Would helping a high school senior who is eager to access higher education achieve that…


August 4, 2015

Change the future through the Pipeline Project

Encore opportunity: Pipeline Project Make a difference in a student’s future! The Pipeline Project provides underserved K-12 students in Seattle public schools with individualized tutoring and college role models. This work supports public school teachers and aims to create powerful connections among students, retirees and community partners. The Pipeline Project is an outreach program that…



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