Become a FIUTS Facilitator
Are you interested in helping new international students adjust to life in Seattle? Sharing your culture with others? Building your skills and your resume? Fostering international awareness? Join the FIUTS team as a FIUTS Facilitator!
FIUTS welcomes student volunteers with all skill levels and backgrounds. Facilitators can be any UW student, international or local, graduate or undergraduate. The hours that you can serve are flexible, but volunteers are expected to keep their commitments. FIUTS also asks that facilitator applicants have completed at least one quarter as a UW student - this is to ensure that facilitators have a working knowledge of the campus and UW student issues.
To Become a FIUTS Facilitator:
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Examples of Opportunities for FIUTS Facilitators
UW Orientation: Welcome new international students to Seattle and the UW at the international orientation at the beginning of each quarter. Assist with event logistics, outings, and welcome activities.
Education Outreach: Meet local schoolchildren and their teachers and introduce them to your country to help foster the next generation of globally minded leaders. Bring your home culture or study abroad experience alive for Seattle elders, or serve on a film panel to discuss global issues.
Wednesday Lunch: Meet hundreds of internationals and like-minded Americans at our monthly free lunch gathering. Help prepare and serve event refreshments, greet and socialize with visitors, or clean up.
Events and Activities: Lead local activities that help students to discover their new home in the Pacific Northwest. Activities range from art walks to hiking to tours of favorite tourist locations.
English Conversation: Work with English language learners to facilitate a free, weekly English conversation group for international students. The group meets every Thursday at 4:30pm when classes are in session.
Student Board: Make a stronger commitment to FIUTS, develop your leadership skills and learn about non-profit management by serving on the Student Board. This requires a separate application process and a year-long commitment. Applications are due each spring quarter for the following academic year. See the FIUTS Student Board website here.
Facilitator application forms are available for download here.
For more information on volunteering opportunities in the FIUTS office, contact the FIUTS executive director Era Schrepfer.