Husky Volunteers

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WHAT?

Husky Volunteers encourages and recognizes students’ volunteer service and reflective practice in our communities.  This volunteer service may be done on or off campus, on your own or through UW Tacoma programs. Students are encouraged to form or continue their own volunteer relationships in their communities.   Although all Husky volunteers must complete an orientation to service, students who have already established volunteer relationships are encouraged to deepen them and count their hours through reflection.

Any UW Tacoma student can register their hours as a Husky Volunteer.  Upon graduation and your final service reflection service medallions are awarded at the following levels: Silver: 100-200hrs. ; Purple: 200-300hrs. ; Gold: 300+.  Students, please note, for the purposes of this program volunteer service work is unpaid work for a not for profit organization, club or group contributing to a greater societal good. 

WHY?

•Develop deeper and thoughtful connections with your community!

•Recognized at graduation and OSCARS with a Husky Volunteer Medallion

•Resume consultations to learn how to incorporate your service work.


 

STEPS TO YOUR SERVICE MEDALLION & REFLECTIVE HABITS

1.   Make an Orientaiton To Service Consultation Appointment or or attend orientation to service workshops at the begining of each term  Learn about the steps to completing your Husky Volunteer Medallion.  

2.   Identify a volunteer organization in our community.  You can count service work you are already doing or we can help you identify organizations that may interest you.   Confirm your organization by completing a Service Registration form here

3.  Log Service Hours at this link

  • Log ongoing volunteer work at your local organization
  • Log onetime service at events (can be done multiple times)
  • Log any hours of community service you have done since attending at UWT

4.  ORDER YOUR MEDALLION & COMPLETE FINAL REFLECTION   

 Due May 4thOrder your medallion and look back at all your volunteer service by completing the reflection form.   

All awards will be presented at the OSCARS (student award ceremony) on MAY 11th.    friends and family are encourage to attend.  Ceremonies last approximately 2 hours.  More information can be found here:   http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/OSCARS