College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Volunteering

March 11, 2013

March 16 | Volunteer for Eggster
March/June | Volunteer Research Assistant/Translator
April 26-27 | Volunteer for UC Botanical Garden's Spring Plant

March 16 | Volunteer for Eggster

Eggster is a student-led group on campus that benefits nonprofit children's organizations around the Berkeley area and holds the largest Easter Egg Hunt in the Bay Area.

Last year, Eggster attracted over 1,000 children and families from all over the Bay Area and raised over $10,000, making it one of the most successful student-organized events in the history of the university and the City of Berkeley.

For this academic year, we are holding our Egg Hunt and Learning Festival on Saturday, March 16th, 2013 from 10-3pm, and we could use all the help we can get!

If you are interested in volunteering with us, sign up here: http://tinyurl.com/eggstervolunteer2013


March/June | Volunteer Research Assistant/Translator

UC Berkeley graduate student seeks a research assistant to provide Spanish-language translation for a public health research project.

Description of Research Project

Project will assess breathing rates during farm work. Breathing rate is an indicator of overall exertion and is a key parameter used to assess potential inhalation exposures to pesticides. Data collection will take place at an organic farm in Guinda, Ca; 1-hour outside of Davis. Assistant will act as a translator and help with data collection. Assistant will gain field research experience and if desired, will be involved in data analysis and presentation of study results.

Qualifications

- Must be fluent in Spanish
- Interest in public health research

Time Commitment

- The project time commitment is 6-8 hr/day for 6 days. The Research Assistant must be available on March 27-29 and the week of June 17th.

Compensation

This is an unpaid volunteer position. Volunteer will be provided gift card to Target ($200) after completion of all data completion.

Transportation can be provided.

If interested please contact: Kathleen Navarro at kathleen.navarro@berkeley.edu


April 26-27 | Volunteer for UC Botanical Garden's Spring Plant

Volunteers with Strong Backs Needed for the UC Botanical Garden's Spring Plant

Volunteer Shifts:

Friday, April 26, 4:30-8:00 pm
Saturday, April 27, 9:15 am-12:30 pm
Saturday, April 27, 12:15-3:30 pm

Jobs include helping customers put plants into the hold areas, writing up tags for purchase at cashiers' station, moving/loading plants for customers, returning plants to stock after the sale, and striking equipment and clean-up.

You must be able to lift approx. 20 lbs and be willing to work cooperatively with others in a fun, but often hectic environment!

How to apply:

Please respond to:
Volunteer & Tour Coordinator at 510-643-7265 or gracew@berkeley