Volunteer Network Fair on Tuesday September 14

Are you a student wanting to learn more about local volunteer opportunities? Visit the Volunteer Network Fair on Tuesday, September 14, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Visit with local community organizations like United Way of North Central Florida, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Humane Society of North Central Florida, and GRACE Marketplace. There will be dozens of organizations supporting topics like animal services, homelessness, food security, and more.  This event is hosted by the UF David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service in partnership with the UF Office of Government and Community Relations.

 

No registration necessary, just stop on by. You will check in with your Gator1 Card or UFID.

 

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Join Gator for UNICEF!

Gator for UNICEF is a student-led organization part of the UNICEF USA clubs program. UNICEF USA and our club work to strengthen the goals of UNICEF, a United Nations nonprofit organization aiding children and women in developing countries worldwide.

Our chapter participates in advocacy on behalf of UNICEF USA, speaking on important legislation that affects both the city of Gainesville and the country. Last year, we spoke with Gainesville’s Mayor, Lauren Poe, about UNICEF’s Child-Friendly Cities Initiative. Many of our members also participated in UNICEF USA’s 2021 Virtual Advocacy Week, where we met with the offices of Florida legislators such as Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Rick Scott, and Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz. This semester, Gator for UNICEF is excited to continue promoting the importance of youth voices and child safety through advocacy.

Gator for UNICEF members also benefit from speakers such as Dr. Stephen Mulkey, who spoke about the urgency of climate change at a General Body Meeting last semester. Dr. Mulkey helped club members learn more about the significance of climate change, its impact on the world’s children, and how to educate others on such global issues.

Our club also provides opportunities for professional development in the form of leadership positions, networking opportunities, and headshot events.

Throughout this Fall semester we will have six general body meetings in addition to multiple fundraising, advocacy, and social events. Membership is open until September 29th.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about Gator for UNICEF. We hope that you will reach out to us with any questions you may have. To stay updated on our club’s events and announcements, follow us on Instagram: @g4unicef.

 

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International Programs Student Ambassadors (IPSA) Applications Now Open!

International Programs Student Ambassadors (IPSA) Applications Now Open!

Applications for the 2021-2022 International Programs Student Ambassadors (IPSAs) are now open. While the world and therefore study abroad continue to face impacts from COVID-19, the IPSAs remain a valued part of the Heavener International Programs team. The IPSAs are a distinguished group of students that have studied abroad on a Heavener program or Warrington exchange, or who have completed a Global Remote Internship, who work closely with the International Programs office on promotion and advising. Members benefit from the opportunity to continue building upon personal and professional skills through meetings, committee involvement, outreach, and social events centered around the study abroad experience and international themes.

Please consider submitting an application. The deadline to apply is Sunday, August 29, by 11:59p.m. To be eligible, your expected graduation date must be Spring 2022 or later. More information can be found on the application form, as well as our website. If you have any questions regarding the application process and/or the IPSAs in general, you can ‘Chat with a Current IPSA’ or email the IPSA advisor, Kelly Woodfine.

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2021 Fall Game Day Ambassadors

Gator Guest Services is searching for Fall Game Day Ambassadors who will play a vital role in the success of the fan experience at Gators athletic events, and serve as representatives of both the University of Florida and Florida Gators. They maintain the operational policies in place for all Gators athletic events, and serve as liaisons between Gator Boosters, fans, game day staff, and Athletic Department Personnel. As Gator Guest Services-Game Day Ambassadors, you will be the face of the Florida Gators throughout each of our home athletic events. You will be answering fan questions, finding solutions to fan problems, and making all fans feel both welcome and comfortable during athletic events. Game Day Ambassadors get the added bonus of earning paid experience in behind-the-scenes game-day execution, or using the opportunity for their field experience or practicum fulfillment. For more information, click this link.

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Apply to be a FAB Site Leader

Site Leaders will have the opportunity to lead Florida Alternative Breaks trips, Day of Service experiences, and local service opportunities for UF students. Students will be expected to lead at least one experience per semester. Leading a BCLS Service experiences is a great way to develop transferrable skills, learn how to lead others, and have the experience that employers are looking for in UF graduates. After completing your application, someone from the FAB Management Team will contact you to schedule a 30-minute interview during the week of April 22nd– 29th. If you are interested in applying or learning more you may visit the following link: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_26xlNNEG6RsYAE6. Applications will close Wednesday, April 21st at 5:00 PM.

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PreventCOVIDU Vaccine Study – $$$

PreventCOVIDU is a study of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. The primary purpose of the study is to learn whether the vaccine prevents people from transmitting SARS-CoV-2 to others.

Please click here if you would like to register for the study. 

https://redcap.ctsi.ufl.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=KW9WMAKRT3

The study will enroll about 12,000 students at over 20 universities in the US, and an additional 25,500 people who will be enrolled as “close contacts.” Enrolled participants will be reimbursed up to $800 over the course of the study which is expected to last approximately 5 months.

There are two primary groups in this study.

The Main Study will enroll:

  • Students between the ages of 18-26 who have not had a positive COVID-19 test result.
  • Students who are enrolled or have access to the University of Florida during the summer.

The Close Contact part of the study:

  • Will enroll anyone in close physical contact to Main Study participants, and who have been invited into the study by Main Study participants.
  • These contacts can be invited at the same time the Main Study participant joins, or after a Main Study participant has received a positive COVID-19 PCR test result.

Please join us for a brief information session where you can learn more about the study, talk with one of the doctors leading the study at UF and learn how to sign-up.

    • Wednesday (4/7) 7pm

Zoom link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/9953380481

If you have questions, call (352) 273-9890 or email vaccine-study@ufl.edu. Please clickhere if you would like to register for the study. Or check out the main study website at preventcovidu.org

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Student Leadership and Service Opportunity

The NMB organization is a 501(C)(3) Non-profit organization based locally in Gainesville, Florida. We are searching for motivated and committed volunteers to help the NMB Organization further it’s community outreach.

The Goal: Help the Community

The NMB organization is a community outreach hub for the greater Gainesville area aiming to place at-risk youth in positive learning situations.

For inquiries call Ben Weeks at (352)-294-6714 or email benweeks@ufl.edu

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UF IEEE Leadership Opportunities

The University of Florida Student Chapter (UF) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has leadership opportunities and great events open to all majors, and ages for the upcoming academic year (Fall 2020- Spring 2021).

To give some useful context, UF IEEE seeks to develop students professionally and technically, while providing opportunities to network with peers and give back to the Gainesville community.

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization. IEEE’s core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

UF IEEE is a spectacular opportunity for a business or marketing students involvement portfolio in particular for 4 reasons.

  1. Chance to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned from their courses.
    • Leadership opportunities include, but are not limited to:
      • Historian (Social Media and Photography Specialist)
      • Social Coordinator (Event Management and Logistics)
      • Newsletter Director (Manage a yearly published newsletter)
  2. Connect and coordinate with recruiters and many unique companies who attend career showcase.
    • Leadership opportunities include: Corporate Information Session Coordinator (3 positions)
  3. Be a part of an interdisciplinary team and network with students from other majors. Learn about technology we all use on a day to day basis. Developing technical skills computer programming (coding), Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and more.
  4. Opportunity to give back to others in the community, and teach others how and why business and science coexist
    • Opportunities include: Community Service (CS) Team Lead, CS Coordinator, CS Team Member

To learn more about UF IEEE or how to get involved, contact us through:

Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/UFIEEE/

Website @ http://ieee.ece.ufl.edu/

Instagram @ ieeeuf

IEEE and its members inspire a global community through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

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Volunteer with GRACE Grows

In partnership with the University of Florida Doctor of Plant Medicine Program, we conduct a vocational training program for individuals to learn about horticulture and gain job skills. Participants of the program have the opportunity to become Certified Horticulture Professionals after completing the course. For individuals that have experienced trauma, spending time in the garden also promotes mental and physical health. Volunteer gardeners and GRACE Marketplace guests work together to grow fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs to be prepared in the GRACE Marketplace Café 131 where individuals experiencing homelessness may come to enjoy nutritious food produced with tender love and care.

We gladly welcome all students, staff, or faculty interested in volunteering, but are especially looking for:

  • Board Members
  • Photographer
  • Social Media/Community Engagement/Marketing
  • Gardeners (no experience necessary!)

You can read more about these positions on serveGNV: http://bit.do/GRACE-grows

If you are a student organization interested in organizing a day of service, please contact us directly.

Thank you for considering the impact you can have in our Gainesville community!

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