SLI immerses first-years in service before classes start

SLI student at IFCEngaging is service is a meaningful way for students to connect with the community and start their UNC career. Just ask Dillon Rubalcava, a first-year student from Jamestown, North Carolina. “I thought doing service work would be a great way to get to know the Chapel Hill community while at the same time doing good for the community,” Rubalcava said. He and 59 other UNC first-year students participated in Service-Learning Initiative, or SLI, a unique student-led orientation to service-learning of the APPLES Service-Learning program and the Carolina Center for Public Service. Over three days the week before classes start, participants are immersed in serving the local community and introduced to the array of service opportunities in and around Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

“I wanted to participate in the Service-Learning Initiative ever since I first heard about it,” Rubalcava said. “I had already made a personal goal of mine to give back to the community as much as possible, mainly through community service. I thought SLI was the exact program I needed to dive headfirst into helping the Carolina community.”

With more than 675 hours of service over three days, SLI participants dove deep into service.

SLI students at TABLETaylor Newsome, a senior biology and global studies from Winston-Salem, North Carolina and SLI- co-chair, said “We had a record number of applications this year. There were 129 applications, which was really awesome because it shows that first-year students are interested in learning more about serving their community and making an impact during their time at Carolina.”

Through the SLI, each participant served at three community partners like Central Elementary, Carrboro High School, TABLE, the SECU Family House, Club Nova and the Carolina Campus Community Garden. They also engaged in reflections to discuss what they learned from serving, and from videos and articles presented throughout the program that relate to UNC’s pan-university theme, Food for All.

“After SLI, I plan on engaging in several different forms of service through UNC,” Rubalcava said. “Having grown up around Greensboro, North Carolina, I am extremely aware of the hunger problems plaguing many cities in America and across the globe, and will be working with organizations such as TABLE (whom I met through the SLI) to help the cause of easing hunger.”

SLI site leadersNewsome added, “We hope that the participants form lasting friendships with each other, as well as learn about ways to get and stay involved on campus and in the community. We also hope that participants will be able to take what they have learned at SLI and use it to make a positive impact on the Carolina and Chapel Hill/Carrboro communities.”

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Public Service News 8/29/2016

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/19 – 2016 APPLES Alternative Fall Break applications
9/19 – Buckley Public Service Scholars graduate assistant applications
9/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars fall enrollment
10/6 – 2017 APPLES Service-Learning spring internship applications
10/20 – Apply for a 2017 Bryan Fellowship
Apply for a Service-Learning Course Partnership Grant
Apply for a Service-Learning Course Enhancement Grant

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

9/15 – Apply to the Adams Apprenticeship program
North Carolina Coordinated Campaign campus fellow
Global Hope India seeks fall interns

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/7 – Key concepts of motivational design
9/7 – Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research fall reception
9/13 – Public Service Fair
9/15 – Master of Public Administration program open house
9/20 – Merrimon Lecture
10/8 – 16 – #ServeCarolina during Tar Heel Service Day events

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/8 – Volunteer in Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools
9/12 – Bull City Stand Down volunteers needed
9/20 – Volunteers needed for Carrboro music festival
10/1 – Volunteer with Town of Chapel Hill’s Festifall
10/17 – Volunteer with anti-bullying program
Kidzu volunteer opportunity
Help with events for people with disabilities
Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers
Compass Center recruiting volunteers
Volunteer as a student guide with First Look
Classroom consultants needed
Help children with special needs learn to swim
Volunteer coaches needed
Volunteer with Welcome Baby

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/19 – 2016 APPLES ALTERNATIVE FALL BREAK APPLICATIONS

Applications for APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Fall Break (AFB) are open Aug. 23 – Sept. 19. Through AFB, students learn and serve outside the UNC community over fall break in October. Before the break experience, participants attend orientation sessions to prepare for the challenges and issues they will confront. During the break, students collaborate with community service partners, engaging in direct and indirect service as well as advocacy work. AFB experiences are offered in six focus areas: urban communities, Latino communities, rural communities, environmental issues, Arts in Public Service and Service-Learning Initiative. Students may indicate a break preference when applying online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. There is a $50 non-refundable fee associated with alternative fall breaks. Need-based financial assistance may be available upon request. For questions, contact APPLES.

9/19 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS GRADUATE ASSISTANT APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED

Each year, the Carolina Center for Public Service offers support for up to 10 Carolina graduate students to serve as skills training facilitators and share their expertise with undergraduate students engaged in service in the community and on campus. Selected graduate students facilitate at least two skills trainings (one per semester) for Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) participants as well as help with the review process of BPSS portfolios submitted by graduating seniors. After completing these requirements, each graduate student receives a $600 stipend. For more information about BPSS, visit BPSS. Apply online by Sept. 19 through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For more information, contact BPSS.

9/30 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS FALL ENROLLMENT OPEN

Fall semester enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program (BPSS) is open through Sept. 30. BPSS provides a framework for Carolina undergraduate students committed to making a positive impact through service. BPSS challenges participants to expand their understanding of service, connect academic and community-based experiences and build their capacity to help effect change. Participants build portfolios reflecting their learning and unique experiences. All undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program during the enrollment period. Transfer students must have three semesters remaining to enroll. When enrolling, students should sign up for an orientation session or make sure that they will be available for an orientation session the following semester. Enroll online through the Buckley Portfolio.

10/6 – 2017 APPLES SERVICE-LEARNING SPRING INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS

APPLES Service-Learning Internships are unique, intense experiences in service for either the spring semester or summer. Students intern at a variety of nonprofit and government organizations, receive funding ($1,250 for spring and $2,500 for summer) and academic course credit through a course hosted by the School of Social Work. APPLES interns are considered staff in their organizations and have a great deal of responsibility as well as professional growth opportunities. Interns also receive individualized academic instruction from a faculty member and hands-on experience that will help them grow as community leaders. Applications for spring internships will be accepted Sept. 14 – Oct. 6. Apply through the APPLES Service-Learning Program Portal. For questions, contact Becca Bender.

10/20 – APPLY FOR A 2017 BRYAN FELLOWSHIP

APPLES Service-Learning Robert E. Bryan Fellowship is designed for undergraduate student teams interested in creating social impact locally and/or globally by creating an innovative project that addresses a community-identified need. The fellowship provides practical support and mentorship to students in developing their projects, contributes to addressing community-identified needs by supporting innovative projects, and develops a supportive cohort of students working together to create positive social impact. Fellowship recipients enroll in a service-learning course on project management during the spring semester of the fellowship year and receive up to $1,500 to help launch their project. Up to six team fellowships are awarded each fall for the following calendar year (January – December). After completing the fellowship year, teams can reapply for a second year of funding of up to $1,000. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Deadline is Oct. 20.

APPLY FOR A SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE PARTNERSHIP GRANT

Students and community partners connected to an APPLES Service-Learning course are eligible to apply for a partnership grant. These grants are intended to benefit the community partner and deepen the service-learning experience for a student. APPLES is offering up to 10 partnership grants of up to $100 each for the fall semester. Grants fund supplementary materials for enhancement projects relating to a community partner. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

APPLY FOR A SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE ENHANCEMENT GRANT

APPLES Service-Learning awards course enhancement grants of up to $500 every semester. These grants can fund course development, materials or support required to teaching an APPLES service-learning courses. Applications accepted on a rolling basis and require a statement on how the funds will deepen learning within the course. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

9/15 – APPLY TO THE ADAMS APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM


Are you committed to pursuing an entrepreneurial career as a founder, funder or growth executive? Do you want exclusive access to UNC alumni across the nation who are dedicated to mentoring entrepreneurial students? The Adams Apprenticeship program is accepting applications for the 2017 apprentice cohort. Register for the Aug. 31 information session to learn more. Apply by Sept. 15.

NORTH CAROLINA COORDINATED CAMPAIGN CAMPUS FELLOW


The North Carolina Coordinated Campaign is offering a fellowship program to all students interested in getting involved with politics this fall. Excited, passionate individuals are needed to engage and encourage young voters at UNC-Chapel Hill to cast their ballot in November. For questions, contact Amy Ackerman.

GLOBAL HOPE INDIA SEEKS FALL INTERNS


Global Hope India has several intern opportunities available in its Raleigh, North Carolina office. Available internships include event planning assistant, office assistant and trips/team assistant. Enhance your resume and gain hands-on experience in missions field/nonprofit work. For more information and to apply, visit Global Hope India.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/7 – Key concepts of motivational design

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to a workshopthe introduces the key concepts of motivational design, also known as gamification. Participants will learn best practices from the fields of healthcare, disaster response, and employee and consumer engagement and design a gamification architecture. If you are trying to engage people, employees and/or customers, think differently or embrace new behaviors, you don’t want to miss this workshop, 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 7 at the Campus Y, Anne Queen Lounge. For more information, visit the Eventbright page.

9/7 – GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH FALL RECEPTION

Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research will host its fall reception/celebration 5:30 – 7 p.m. Sept. 7 in the FedEx Global Education Center, room 4003. The reception will include a brief program with introductions, opening remarks and one or two short presentations by seed grant recipients. For more information, visit Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research or contact Dottie Holland or Sarah Kowitt.

9/13 – PUBLIC SERVICE FAIR

UNC’s Student Government Community Service Council will host the Public Service Fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 in the Pit. This event exposes students to community and campus service organizations and the community involvement opportunities they provide. Organizations interested in participating in this year’s Public Service Fair should complete the participation form by Sept. 9. For questions, contact Evan Alpern.

9/15 – Master of Public Administration program open house

The School of Government will host a Master of Public Administration program open house for prospective students 6 – 8 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Knapp-Sanders Building, room 2402. Learn about the on-campus and online (MPA@UNC) formats of Carolina’s Master of Public Administration program. The event includes a question and answer session, a demo of the online format and an opportunity to speak with admissions staff one-on-one. Participants will also meet with faculty, staff, alumni and current students. The event is free, but online registration is required. For more information, contact Anne Kilby or call 919-962-1181.

9/20 – MERRIMON LECTURE

The UNC Center for Bioethics will host Dr. Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H., as this year’s Merrimon Lecture on Striking the Balance: Patient Care, Activism and Public Service in the Health Professions. The lecture is noon – 1:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in Bondurant Hall, room G100. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

10/8 – 16 – #ServeCarolina during Tar Heel Service Day events

Registration is live for Tar Heel Service Day events. This year, Carolina alumni and friends will #ServeCarolina in honor of University Day from Saturday, Oct. 8 to Sunday, Oct. 16. Check out the list of projects from local Carolina Clubs or register a project with your friends and family. Once registered, you will receive cool Carolina swag. Sign up at the General Alumni Association.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/8 – Volunteer in Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools

Are you interested in becoming a school volunteer with Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools this fall? Sign up between 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sept. 7, 8, 13 or 14 in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3102 to choose a school placement that fits your interest and schedule. Help pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students two to three hours each week for 10 weeks. Learn more about how to volunteer in Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools or call 919-967-8211 extension 28281.

9/12 – Bull City Stand Down volunteers needed

The Bull City Stand Down is an annual one-day event in Durham dedicated to providing resources and services to homeless and under resourced Veterans. Volunteers are needed for the event, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday Sept. 16. Volunteers do not have to stay the entire time and a letter/certificate can be provided for volunteer hour confirmation. If interested, contact Tiana Jones by Monday, Sept. 12.

9/20 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CARRBORO MUSIC FESTIVAL

Volunteers are needed Sunday, Sept. 25 to assist with Carrboro’s annual music festival. Shifts range from 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. All volunteer applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. For more information and a list of available jobs, visit Town of Carrboro or contact Caitlin Knepp.

10/1 – VOLUNTEER WITH TOWN OF CHAPEL HILL’S FESTIFALL

Volunteer as thousands gather in downtown Chapel Hill for the 44th annual Festifall Arts Festival, an extraordinary opportunity for the community, art enthusiasts and artists to interact. The event is noon – 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 and offers various volunteer shifts available from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. If interested in volunteering, complete the volunteer form.

10/17 – VOLUNTEER WITH ANTI-BULLYING PROGRAM


Bringing Challenge Day seeks volunteers to serve as adult participants in an anti-bullying program for middle and high school students in Chapel Hill and Siler City, North Carolina. Challenge Day programs will be held at East Chapel Hill High School Oct. 17 and 18, and at Chatham Middle School in Siler City on Oct. 19. Volunteers must attend for the entire school day and must be 18 years old or older. Contact Jean or Alice or call 919-929-0477 for more details.

Kidzu volunteer opportunity

Kidzu Children’s Museum, a hands-on museum for children up to 10 years of age that aims to inspire young children and their adults to learn through creative and purposeful play, seeks volunteers to assist with several activities. Volunteers are needed to help with its STEM education, arts, child health and emerging literacy programs, special events and to assist on the exhibit floor playing with visiting families. For more information, contact Landis Lee.

Help with events for people with disabilities

Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation’s Adapted Recreation offers Friday Fun Night 5:45 – 8:45 p.m. during the first Friday of each month, Sept. 2 – Dec. 2 at the Chapel Hill Community Center, 120 South Estes Drive. The event is for children and adults with disabilities and their families. Volunteers are needed for event set up/break down, as well as to prepare refreshments, arts and crafts, games and play with participants. Volunteers must commit to the entire event schedule. For more information, contact Marian Kaslovsky or call 919 968-2813.

ORANGE COUNTY RAPE CRISIS CENTER SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center is accepting applications for its fall 2016 volunteer training. Volunteers serve as safe touch educators who teach safety lessons to elementary students; start strong educators who prevent bullying and promote healthy relationships by talking to middle and high school students; and companions who provide support and resources to survivors by responding on the 24-hour help line. Spaces are limited and training starts soon. Apply at Orange County Rape Crisis Center.

COMPASS CENTER RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS

Compass Center for Women and Families helps individuals prevent and end domestic violence and become self-sufficient. Fall training will begin soon for a number of volunteer positions including domestic violence hotline/court advocates, IPV community educators, information and referral volunteers, interpreters and more. To volunteer, complete a Compass Center volunteer application. For questions, contact Bridget McEnaney.

VOLUNTEER AS A STUDENT GUIDE WITH FIRST LOOK

UNC’s First Look needs volunteers to share their college experience with up to 5,000 middle school students and motivate underrepresented children to go to college. Volunteers also provide campus tours to middle school students. To learn more about First Look, visit Cultivating college. Volunteers must be available 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday for weekly commitment throughout semester. Sign up for training at First Look For questions, contact Daniel Dinkins.

CLASSROOM CONSULTANTS NEEDED

UNC’s Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program seeks undergraduate volunteers to serve as classroom consultants and conversation partners to support international graduate students’ transition to teach in the American classroom environment. A 10-15 hour per semester commitment is expected. All majors are welcome. Contact Brian Rybarczyk for more details.

HELP CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS LEARN TO SWIM

Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Adapted Recreation and Inclusion seeks volunteers to work one-on-one in the pool with children and teens who have disabilities. Students, mostly children with Autism ages 5 – 22, need help to practice what the instructor teaches. Volunteers do not need to know how to teach swimming or be a master swimmer. Choose one of two classes or help with both: Wednesday 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. and/or 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Sept. 14 – Oct. 19 at Homestead Aquatics Center located off Martin Luther King Boulevard. For questions, contact Marian Kaslovsky or call 919-968-2813.

VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED

Carrboro Recreation Department needs volunteer coaches for baseball, volleyball and basketball. To coach a team in Carrboro, volunteers must have the knowledge and ability to teach playing skills and fundamentals, and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and in games. Contact Caitlin Knepp for more information or apply at Town of Carrboro.

Volunteer with Welcome Baby

Welcome Baby seeks a childcare volunteer for its Giving Closet, Fridays 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 4 p.m. Volunteers are also needed 3:30 – 6 p.m. the second Thursdays. Qualifications include experience working with children, taking initiative, being energetic and flexible, able to work without a lot of supervision, like children and enjoy engaging them in play and reading activities. Some Spanish helpful but not mandatory. Volunteers are also needed Saturday, Sept. 17 to switch summer clothes to fall/winter clothes in the Welcome Baby Giving Closet which provides donated items for children under the age of five, free to families in Durham County.. Groups can work together 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Welcome Baby office located at 721 Foster Street in Durham. For details, contact Mae B. McLendon.

CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit http://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at http://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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Public Service News 8/23/2016

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/19 – 2016 APPLES Alternative Fall Break applications
9/19 – Buckley Public Service Scholars graduate assistant applications
9/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars fall enrollment
10/6 – 2017 APPLES Service-Learning spring internship applications
10/20 – Apply for a 2017 Bryan Fellowship
Apply for a Service-Learning Course Partnership Grant
Apply for a Service-Learning Course Enhancement Grant

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

9/15 – Apply to the Adams Apprenticeship program
North Carolina Coordinated Campaign campus fellow
Global Hope India seeks fall interns

EVENTS & MEETINGS

8/23 – Week of Welcome Panel: Meet Tar Heels Who Are Changing the World
9/7 – Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research fall reception
9/13 – Public Service Fair
9/20 – Merrimon Lecture

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/20 – Volunteers needed for Carrboro music festival
10/1 – Volunteer with Town of Chapel Hill’s Festifall
10/17 – Volunteer with anti-bullying program
Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers
Compass Center recruiting volunteers
Volunteer as a student guide with First Look
Classroom consultants needed
Help children with special needs learn to swim
Volunteer coaches needed

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/19 – 2016 APPLES Alternative Fall Break applications

Applications for APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Fall Break (AFB) are open Aug. 23 – Sept. 19. Through AFB, students learn and serve outside the UNC community over fall break in October. Before the break experience, participants attend orientation sessions to prepare for the challenges and issues they will confront. During the break, students collaborate with community service partners, engaging in direct and indirect service as well as advocacy work. AFB experiences are offered in six focus areas: urban communities, Latino communities, rural communities, environmental issues, Arts in Public Service and Service-Learning Initiative. Students may indicate a break preference when applying online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. There is a $50 non-refundable fee associated with alternative fall breaks. Need-based financial assistance may be available upon request. For questions, contact APPLES.

9/19 – Buckley Public Service Scholars graduate assistant applications accepted

Each year, the Carolina Center for Public Service offers support for up to 10 Carolina graduate students to serve as skills training facilitators and share their expertise with undergraduate students engaged in service in the community and on campus. Selected graduate students facilitate at least two skills trainings (one per semester) for Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) participants as well as help with the review process of BPSS portfolios submitted by graduating seniors. After completing these requirements, each graduate student receives a $600 stipend. For more information about BPSS, visit BPSS. Apply online by Sept. 19 through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For more information, contact BPSS.

9/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars fall enrollment open

Fall semester enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program (BPSS) is open through Sept. 30. BPSS provides a framework for Carolina undergraduate students committed to making a positive impact through service. BPSS challenges participants to expand their understanding of service, connect academic and community-based experiences and build their capacity to help effect change. Participants build portfolios reflecting their learning and unique experiences. All undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program during the enrollment period. Transfer students must have three semesters remaining to enroll. When enrolling, students should sign up for an orientation session or make sure that they will be available for an orientation session the following semester. Enroll online through the Buckley Portfolio.

10/6 – 2017 APPLES Service-Learning spring internship applications

APPLES Service-Learning Internships are unique, intense experiences in service for either the spring semester or summer. Students intern at a variety of nonprofit and government organizations, receive funding ($1,250 for spring and $2,500 for summer) and academic course credit through a course hosted by the School of Social Work. APPLES interns are considered staff in their organizations and have a great deal of responsibility as well as professional growth opportunities. Interns also receive individualized academic instruction from a faculty member and hands-on experience that will help them grow as community leaders. Applications for spring internships will be accepted Sept. 14 – Oct. 6. Apply through the APPLES Service-Learning Program Portal. For questions, contact Becca Bender.

10/20 – Apply for a 2017 Bryan Fellowship

APPLES Service-Learning Robert E. Bryan Fellowship is designed for undergraduate student teams interested in creating social impact locally and/or globally by creating an innovative project that addresses a community-identified need. The fellowship provides practical support and mentorship to students in developing their projects, contributes to addressing community-identified needs by supporting innovative projects, and develops a supportive cohort of students working together to create positive social impact. Fellowship recipients enroll in a service-learning course on project management during the spring semester of the fellowship year and receive up to $1,500 to help launch their project. Up to six team fellowships are awarded each fall for the following calendar year (January – December). After completing the fellowship year, teams can reapply for a second year of funding of up to $1,000. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Deadline is Oct. 20.

Apply for a Service-Learning Course Partnership Grant

Students and community partners connected to an APPLES Service-Learning course are eligible to apply for a partnership grant. These grants are intended to benefit the community partner and deepen the service-learning experience for a student. APPLES is offering up to 10 partnership grants of up to $100 each for the fall semester. Grants fund supplementary materials for enhancement projects relating to a community partner. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

Apply for a Service-Learning Course Enhancement Grant

APPLES Service-Learning awards course enhancement grants of up to $500 every semester. These grants can fund course development, materials or support required to teaching an APPLES service-learning courses. Applications accepted on a rolling basis and require a statement on how the funds will deepen learning within the course. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

9/15 – Apply to the Adams Apprenticeship program


Are you committed to pursuing an entrepreneurial career as a founder, funder or growth executive? Do you want exclusive access to UNC alumni across the nation who are dedicated to mentoring entrepreneurial students? The Adams Apprenticeship program is accepting applications for the 2017 apprentice cohort. Register for the Aug. 31 information session to learn more. Apply by Sept. 15.

North Carolina Coordinated Campaign campus fellow


The North Carolina Coordinated Campaign is offering a fellowship program to all students interested in getting involved with politics this fall. Excited, passionate individuals are needed to engage and encourage young voters at UNC-Chapel Hill to cast their ballot in November. For questions, contact Amy Ackerman.

Global Hope India seeks fall interns


Global Hope India has several intern opportunities available in its Raleigh, North Carolina office. Available internships include event planning assistant, office assistant and trips/team assistant. Enhance your resume and gain hands-on experience in missions field/nonprofit work. For more information and to apply, visit Global Hope India.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

8/23 – Week of Welcome Panel: Meet Tar Heels Who Are Changing the World

Calling all new students. Join UNC’s Social Innovation Initiative for a panel discussion showcasing student social innovators who have ignited change – tackling budget cuts in education, the childhood obesity epidemic, food waste, homelessness, crime and other pressing problems. Come learn how to plug into social innovation at UNC and how to get started. Panel discussion starts at 5 p.m. Aug. 23 on the second floor of the Campus Y. An ice cream social and ping pong will follow at about 6 p.m. at 1789 on Franklin Street. Panelists are Yina Sun of Green Char, Isa Watson of Envested, Joe Sullivan of the Sonder Market and more. For details, visit the Facebook event page.

9/7 – Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research fall reception

Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research will host its fall reception/celebration 5:30 – 7 p.m. Sept. 7 in the FedEx Global Education Center, room 4003. The reception will include a brief program with introductions, opening remarks and one or two short presentations by seed grant recipients. For more information, visit Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research or contact Dottie Holland or Sarah Kowitt.

9/13 – Public Service Fair

UNC’s Student Government Community Service Council will host the Public Service Fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 in the Pit. This event exposes students to community and campus service organizations and the community involvement opportunities they provide. Organizations interested in participating in this year’s Public Service Fair should complete the participation form by Sept. 9. For questions, contact Evan Alpern.

9/20 – Merrimon Lecture

The UNC Center for Bioethics will host Dr. Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H., as this year’s Merrimon Lecture on Striking the Balance: Patient Care, Activism and Public Service in the Health Professions. The lecture is noon – 1:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in Bondurant Hall, room G100. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/20 – Volunteers needed for Carrboro music festival

Volunteers are needed Sunday, Sept. 25 to assist with Carrboro’s annual music festival. Shifts range from 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. All volunteer applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. For more information and a list of available jobs, visit Town of Carrboro or contact Caitlin Knepp.

10/1 – Volunteer with Town of Chapel Hill’s Festifall

Volunteer as thousands gather in downtown Chapel Hill for the 44th annual Festifall Arts Festival, an extraordinary opportunity for the community, art enthusiasts and artists to interact. The event is noon – 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 and offers various volunteer shifts available from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. If interested in volunteering, complete the volunteer form.

10/17 – Volunteer with anti-bullying program


Bringing Challenge Day seeks volunteers to serve as adult participants in an anti-bullying program for middle and high school students in Chapel Hill and Siler City, North Carolina. Challenge Day programs will be held at East Chapel Hill High School Oct. 17 and 18, and at Chatham Middle School in Siler City on Oct. 19. Volunteers must attend for the entire school day and must be 18 years old or older. Contact Jean or Alice or call 919-929-0477 for more details.

Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center is accepting applications for its fall 2016 volunteer training. Volunteers serve as safe touch educators who teach safety lessons to elementary students; start strong educators who prevent bullying and promote healthy relationships by talking to middle and high school students; and companions who provide support and resources to survivors by responding on the 24-hour help line. Spaces are limited and training starts soon. Apply at Orange County Rape Crisis Center.

Compass Center recruiting volunteers

Compass Center for Women and Families helps individuals prevent and end domestic violence and become self-sufficient. Fall training will begin soon for a number of volunteer positions including domestic violence hotline/court advocates, IPV community educators, information and referral volunteers, interpreters and more. To volunteer, complete a Compass Center volunteer application. For questions, contact Bridget McEnaney.

Volunteer as a student guide with First Look

UNC’s First Look needs volunteers to share their college experience with up to 5,000 middle school students and motivate underrepresented children to go to college. Volunteers also provide campus tours to middle school students. To learn more about First Look, visit Cultivating college. Volunteers must be available 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday for weekly commitment throughout semester. Sign up for training at First Look For questions, contact Daniel Dinkins.

Classroom consultants needed

UNC’s Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program seeks undergraduate volunteers to serve as classroom consultants and conversation partners to support international graduate students’ transition to teach in the American classroom environment. A 10-15 hour per semester commitment is expected. All majors are welcome. Contact Brian Rybarczyk for more details.

Help children with special needs learn to swim

Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Adapted Recreation and Inclusion seeks volunteers to work one-on-one in the pool with children and teens who have disabilities. Students, mostly children with Autism ages 5 – 22, need help to practice what the instructor teaches. Volunteers do not need to know how to teach swimming or be a master swimmer. Choose one of two classes or help with both: Wednesday 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. and/or 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Sept. 14 – Oct. 19 at Homestead Aquatics Center located off Martin Luther King Boulevard. For questions, contact Marian Kaslovsky or call 919-968-2813.

Volunteer coaches needed

Carrboro Recreation Department needs volunteer coaches for baseball, volleyball and basketball. To coach a team in Carrboro, volunteers must have the knowledge and ability to teach playing skills and fundamentals, and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and in games. Contact Caitlin Knepp for more information or apply at Town of Carrboro.

CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit http://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at http://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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UNC students mentor to be a role models

Sometimes, when college students hang out with elementary and middle school students, transformative experiences happen. That’s how Taysha James, a senior sociology major from Maple Hill, North Carolina and Jonathan Buechner, a junior European studies and political science major from Greensboro, described their time spent with students through the SMART Mentoring program.

“I got involved with SMART because I realized that young African-American ladies where I’m from don’t have a lot of role models to look up to,” James said. “I wanted to help someone who might not think that they could make it to college understand that they actually can do it.”

SMART Mentoring, a program offered by the Carolina Center for Public Service in partnership with Volunteers for Youth, engages UNC undergraduate students and local middle-school students in mentoring relationships. The program targets students from low-income communities and focuses on issues of race, class and gender. Designed for highly motivated students who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of youth, SMART mentors enroll in a fall three-credit hour course and a spring one-credit hour course offered in the Department of Sociology.

SMART Mentor Jonathan Buechner and his mentee.Buechner, who had mentors throughout high school and at UNC, said SMART helped him think about social inequality and the importance of investing in the younger generation. “SMART challenged me to go outside of my comfort zone and do something I never have done before. I hope I was a positive academic role model for Sol,” Buechner said. “His mom wanted someone to help him transition from elementary to middle school as well as to get him thinking about his future. I gave him tours of campus, had meals in the dining halls with my friends, did homework in the Union, and went to the Ackland Art Museum and various sporting events. I wanted him to get a ‘taste’ of college life and imagine himself here and see UNC (and college more broadly) as an attainable goal.”

Unique in its approach, SMART mentors are immersed in a two-semester program that explores issues of race, class and gender, particularly as they apply to youth.

“I was a chemistry major,” James said. “However once I got involved with SMART and took the sociology course Race, Class and Gender, I realized that there were other ways to help people. The courses showed me that a lot of people would strive to do better if they knew what opportunities would help them. This class, along with the sociology course Health and Society, sparked my interest in public health.”

Now a sociology major, James said the most important thing she learned as a SMART mentor is that by spending time with a young person, showing them that you care and exposing them to activities and ideas they may not be familiar with, can impact the way they view education and a future career.

Buechner added “I found SMART to be a unique program and a great way to get an in-depth service experience.
“I also met an outstanding cohort of classmates whose diverse backgrounds and perspectives enhanced my critical thinking skills. The program brought to light the value of mentors in helping young people develop into mature citizens of the world.”

Susan Worley, director of Volunteers for Youth said SMART mentors benefit the local community in many ways. “It’s hard to imagine, but there are lots of kids who have lived their whole lives in Chapel Hill and never been on the UNC campus. Having a chance to develop friendships with college students, do homework with their mentors in their dorm rooms, cheer on the Heels together at the Dean Dome, or share a treat at Yopo opens these kids’ eyes to a world of possibilities they may never have imagined.”

James, one of 18 UNC students who served as SMART mentors during the 2015-2016 academic year, said she felt the time she dedicated to her mentee was time well spent, benefitting them both in ways she did not expect.

Smart Mentoring“I believe I had a positive impact on Starrie,” James said. “Her mother shared with me that since being involved with SMART, Starrie doesn’t mind reading for homework, which she hated doing. She also has a more positive outlook on education.”

Mentoring through SMART also impacted the mentors.

“Being a part of SMART reaffirmed my interest in seeking a career in public service, “Buechner said. “By engaging in experiential learning outside of the classroom…I learned more about the structural barriers that low-income and minority communities face. I gained a first-hand perspective about what discrimination, racism and income inequality look like rather than just learning the statistics from a textbook.

“This experience also reaffirmed my passion for interacting with people of various backgrounds and learning their stories. I hope to pursue a career in which I can positively impact the lives of others and promote social change.”

With another academic year about to start, James will continue her involvement with SMART, assuming a leadership role as the program’s co-chair, planning and organizing SMART activities, and overseeing all mentor/mentee events. She also said she plans to stay connected to Starrie. “I look forward to exploring new adventures and places with Starrie this year and I hope to become even closer with her and her family.”

 

Public Service News 7/11/2016

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – Apply for Service-Learning Initiative

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

7/14 – Volunteer during Week of Welcome and/or move-in weekend
Giving Closet child care volunteer needed

Rainbow Soccer seeks volunteer coaches
Jackson Center seeks volunteers
CenterFest Arts Festival 2016
Food for the Summer seeks supplies/volunteers

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – APPLY FOR SERVICE-LEARNING INITIATIVE

The Service-Learning Initiative (SLI) is a unique student-led orientation to service-learning that provides incoming first-year and transfer students an immersive introduction to the array of service opportunities in and around Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Each year, over three days in the week before classes start, participants learn about and work with APPLES community partners, become more aware of local social justice issues, form lasting friendships with other engaged students and are introduced to reflection as a tool for making meaning out of service experiences. SLI 2016 will take place Aug. 17-19. Applications for SLI 2016 are open and will close Wednesday, July 20. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Contact Ryan Nilsen with questions.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

7/14 – VOLUNTEER DURING WEEK OF WELCOME AND/OR MOVE-IN WEEKEND

The Office of New Student and Carolina Parent Programs needs volunteers to help welcome new students and families to the Carolina Community. UNC faculty, staff, students, and officially recognized UNC departments and student organizations are invited to volunteer and welcome the newest Tar Heels during the Week of Welcome (WOW) and move-in. For more information and to register, visit New Student and Carolina Parent Programs. Deadline to register to volunteer is July 14.

Giving Closet child care volunteer needed

Welcome Baby Family Resource Center needs child care volunteers for its Giving Closet. Volunteers are needed Mondays, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. or the second Thursdays, 3:30 – 6 p.m. Experience working with children and the ability to speak some Spanish is helpful but not mandatory. For details and to volunteer, contact Mae B. McLendon.

RAINBOW SOCCER SEEKS VOLUNTEER COACHES

Rainbow Soccer seeks volunteer coaches for its fall season, Sept. 6 – Nov. 5. Most teams will practice once per week for an hour and play a game on Saturdays. Previous experience with youth is required and soccer knowledge is preferred. Volunteer coaches are also needed Friday evenings for one hour for six weeks for the beginner’s soccer program. For more information, contact Karen Aldridge.

JACKSON CENTER SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Are you interested in civil rights, food justice, community organizing and action? The Marian Cheek Jackson Center needs volunteers to make an impact in Chapel Hill’s historic Northside neighborhood. Opportunities include oral history and archiving, housing justice, food justice, youth education and programs, and more. For more information or to volunteer, visit The Jackson Center.

CENTERFEST ARTS FESTIVAL 2016

The Durham Arts Council will host the 42nd annual CenterFest Arts Festival Sept. 17 – 18 in downtown Durham. The festival relies on more than 300 volunteers to assist the visual artists and merit judges, direct performers, act as stage managers/emcees, entertain children and more. Visit CenterFest to volunteer for a shift (or shifts).

FOOD FOR THE SUMMER SEEKS SUPPLIES/VOLUNTEERS

Food for the Summer is incorporating activities while serving lunches delivered to housing complexes. Various activity supplies as well as volunteers are needed. For details, contact Katie Hug.

CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit http://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at http://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars progam adds new faculty members

By Macon Gambill – The Daily Tar Heel

Ten UNC faculty members were recently selected for the sixth class of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars. The program, named for former chancellor Holden Thorp and sponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service, aims to bring together distinguished faculty from a variety of fields to learn from one another and advance their engaged scholarship.

Faculty Director Ronald Strauss said the selection process for the program is competitive, with less than half the applicants for a given class typically receiving spots.

“Engaged scholarship is scholarship that is developed in collaboration and in consortium with community members,” Strauss said. “It allows a scholar to address issues of concern within communities and return benefit to communities by involving the participants in research, not just in selection of the topic, but the decision of how the research will be done.”

The sixth class will begin the program in fall 2016. As part of the two-year program, scholars will decide how they will advance their engaged scholarship individually through group dialogue and community excursions.

“The first year is a year of sessions of really going out on the road, learning from community, learning from each other, learning from faculty who are doing the work and then reflecting on that,” Lynn Blanchard, director of the Carolina Center for Public Service, said. “And then the second year is more focused on the individual scholar’s work, where each scholar has a chance to present their work and really use their group as kind of a sounding board to bounce questions off of.”

“One of the things that I like most about the program is that it attempts to bring in scholars from different disciplines,” Community Director Melvin Jackson said. “They come with an idea or a project that they are interested in working on…But something I have seen is there have been instances in which the scholars have engaged within their class and with classes that preceded them and have developed reshaped agendas that complement themselves.”

Members of the sixth class see the program as a way to build upon previous research and extend its benefits beyond the walls of the academy.

“I’ve been interested in and have done engaged scholarship kind of on my own for quite some time,” Thorp Scholar Anna Agbe-Davies said. “I’m pretty deeply embedded in the community of archaeologists who are doing this work, but aside from people in my own department, I didn’t know what people across the University were doing.

“Having a chance to learn from people who are doing this work full-time, embedded in their communities, is really valuable,” Agbe-Davies said.

“I saw the problem as a way to kind of accelerate the translation of my research and other relevant research to the communities in a way that helps me understand methods and gain tools to do these projects because we’re not all the time trained to engage with communities,” Thorp Scholar Kimon Divaris said.

“It’s a great way to connect very good faculty that we have across the board at UNC with the community, which is, I think, ultimately what we should be thinking all the time, even if we’re doing basic research or other types of development — thinking how they will translate to meaningful improvement in people’s wellness,” Divaris said. “I think that’s the way to serve them better.

Read more: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2016/06/scholar-program-adds-new-faculty-members

Public Service News 6/27/2016

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – Apply for Service-Learning Initiative

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

7/14 – Volunteer during Week of Welcome and/or move-in weekend
Rainbow Soccer seeks volunteer coaches
Jackson Center seeks volunteers
CenterFest Arts Festival 2016
Summertime volunteer opportunities at The Arc
Special Olympics seeks volunteer summer swim coaches
July 4th volunteers needed
Food for the Summer seeks supplies/volunteers
Boys & Girls Club needs volunteers & supplies

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – Apply for Service-Learning Initiative

The Service-Learning Initiative (SLI) is a unique student-led orientation to service-learning that provides incoming first-year and transfer students an immersive introduction to the array of service opportunities in and around Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Each year, over three days in the week before classes start, participants learn about and work with APPLES community partners, become more aware of local social justice issues, form lasting friendships with other engaged students and are introduced to reflection as a tool for making meaning out of service experiences. SLI 2016 will take place Aug. 17-19. Applications for SLI 2016 are open and will close Wednesday, July 20. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Contact Ryan Nilsen with questions.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

7/14 – Volunteer during Week of Welcome and/or move-in weekend

The Office of New Student and Carolina Parent Programs needs volunteers to help welcome new students and families to the Carolina Community. UNC faculty, staff, students, and officially recognized UNC departments and student organizations are invited to volunteer and welcome the newest Tar Heels during the Week of Welcome (WOW) and move-in. For more information and to register visit New Student and Carolina Parent Programs. Deadline to register to volunteer is July 14.

Rainbow Soccer seeks volunteer coaches

Rainbow Soccer seeks volunteer coaches for its fall season, Sept. 6 – Nov. 5. Most teams will practice once per week for an hour and play a game on Saturdays. Previous experience with youth is required and soccer knowledge is preferred. Volunteer coaches are also needed Friday evenings for one hour for six weeks for the beginner’s soccer program. For more information, contact Karen Aldridge.

Jackson Center seeks volunteers

Are you interested in civil rights, food justice, community organizing and action? The Marian Cheek Jackson Center needs volunteers to make an impact in Chapel Hill’s historic Northside neighborhood. Opportunities include oral history and archiving, housing justice, food justice, youth education and programs, and more. For more information or to volunteer, visit The Jackson Center.

CenterFest Arts Festival 2016

The Durham Arts Council will host the 42nd annual CenterFest Arts Festival Sept. 17 – 18 in downtown Durham. The festival relies on more than 300 volunteers to assist the visual artists and merit judges, direct performers, act as stage managers/emcees, entertain children and more. Visit CenterFest to volunteer for a shift (or shifts).

Summertime volunteer opportunities at The Arc

The Arc advocates and supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all areas of their life. Several summertime volunteer opportunities are available: Make a Difference – Make a Friend Community Connections Partner Program that matches volunteers with an adult. Volunteers are also needed for cooking class on Tuesdays from 1 – 3 p.m., Petals with a Purpose class on Wednesdays 1 – 2:30 p.m. and spin class Thursdays 1 – 3 p.m. For details, contact Susan Chandler.

Special Olympics seeks volunteer summer swim coaches

Special Olympics Orange County seeks volunteer swim coaches to teach lessons to athletes ages 3 – 80. Athletes range from non-swimmers to advanced, so coaches may be of all swim abilities as well. Practices are Tuesday or Thursday 5:30 – 6:15 p.m., 6:25 – 7:25 p.m. at the outdoor pool, or at the indoor pool at 6:30 – 7:15 p.m., 7:25 – 8:25 p.m. Sessions are June 14 to Aug. 4. For more information, contact Colleen Lanigan or call or 919-968-2810.

July 4th volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to assist with Carrboro’s annual July 4th event. Available shifts are 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1 – 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Jobs areas are the information table, pie-eating contest, recycling patrol, welcome wall, stage assistants and many more. Visit Carrboro July 4th to select a job preference and shift time. For more information, contact Caitlin Knepp.

Food for the Summer seeks supplies/volunteers

Food for the Summer is incorporating activities while serving lunches delivered to housing complexes. Various activity supplies as well as volunteers are needed. For details, contact Katie Hug.

Boys & Girls Club needs volunteers & supplies

The Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association and Boys & Girls Club needs volunteers and donated supplies, sports equipment and games for its various programs. For details about items needed and how to volunteer, contact Rose Caldwell.

CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit http://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at http://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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Ten faculty members selected for Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program

Ten faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were recently selected for the sixth class of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars (FES). These scholars will develop projects in partnership with community organizations like Historic Stagville in Durham to study the skills and expertise of enslaved laborers and The Farm at Penny Lane to improve housing and other community-based services for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.

Anna Agbie-Davies field researchLeaders in their respective fields, these 10 faculty members will participate in the two-year program sponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service. The Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program brings together selected faculty from across campus to engage in an experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. The ten faculty members selected are:

  • Anna Agbe-Davies, associate professor, Department of Anthropology
  • Antoine Bailliard, assistant professor, Department of Allied Health Sciences
  • Leisha DeHart-Davis, associate professor, School of Government
  • Kimon Divaris, associate professor, School of Dentistry
  • Julia Haslett, assistant professor, Department of Communication
  • Coretta Jenerette, associate professor, School of Nursing
  • Alexandra Lightfoot, research assistant professor, Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Enrique Neblett Jr. associate professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Dana Thompson Dorsey, assistant professor, School of Education
  • Rachel Willis, professor, Department of American Studies

Every other year, eight to 10 faculty members are selected to participate in the program aimed at understanding and pursuing community engagement through scholarly endeavors. During the two-year program, scholars participate in sessions in community settings focused on exemplary University-community partnerships. While developing their own projects with community partners, scholars form a learning community with the course directors providing guidance and support. Dr. Ronald Strauss serves as faculty director and Melvin Jackson as community director.

In 2013, the Chancellor Holden Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Endowment was established at the Carolina Center for Public Service. The endowment was created with a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor to name and support the Center’s Faculty Engaged Scholars program.

Since the program began in 2007, 53 faculty members have been selected from 11 schools and 21 departments to participate in the program. The growing network of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars reports outcomes including new interdisciplinary collaborations, successful grant applications and both traditional and non-traditional products of their scholarship. Through these efforts, the program continues to build strong university-community relationships.

About the Carolina Center for Public Service

The Carolina Center for Public Service connects the energy and expertise of both the University and the community to provide students, faculty and staff with deep and transformative experiences. Through engaged scholarship and service, we work together to create collaborative and interdisciplinary solutions to local and global challenges.

-Carolina-

Public Service News 6/13/2016

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Communications/development internship with Club Nova
One Act peer educators needed

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Stop Hunger Now seeks volunteers
Carolina Campus Community Garden needs volunteers
Summertime volunteer opportunities at The Arc
Special Olympics seeks volunteer summer swim coaches
July 4th volunteers needed
Fitness Breaks seeks volunteers
Volunteer drivers needed

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

COMMUNICATIONS/DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP WITH CLUB NOVA


Club Nova is an intentional community for adults living with serious and persistent mental illness. A paid intern is needed to expand Club Nova’s web presence, fine-tune web and social media tools, and assist in development efforts. This is an opportunity to utilize and build skills in communications and nonprofit administration, and to have a formative impact on Club Nova’s communications methods. For details, visit Club Nova.

ONE ACT PEER EDUCATORS NEEDED


Are you passionate about sexual and interpersonal violence prevention? Do you want to educate Carolina students about bystander intervention? One Act is accepting applications for peer educators. Training is Aug. 15 – 19. After training, peer educators have the opportunity to receive pay for leading One Act trainings. Applications are available at Student Wellness and are due June 5.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

STOP HUNGER NOW SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

All incoming first-year students at UNC who attend orientation will engage in a meal packaging event with Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief organization that coordinates food distribution and other life-saving aid around the world. Sign up for volunteer shifts at Stop Hunger Now.

Carolina Campus Community Garden needs volunteers

Do you love to garden or want to learn how to garden? Carolina Campus Community Garden (CCCG) provides fresh produce to UNC housekeepers and needs summer volunteers to plant, weed, water, turn compost and harvest during garden workdays on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday afternoons. CCCG is only a five-minute walk from the Old Well. For more information, visit Carolina Campus Community Garden or contact Claire Lorch.

Summertime volunteer opportunities at The Arc

The Arc advocates and supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all areas of their life. Several summertime volunteer opportunities are available: Make a Difference – Make a Friend Community Connections Partner Program that matches volunteers with an adult. Volunteers are also needed for cooking class on Tuesdays from 1 – 3 p.m., Petals with a Purpose class on Wednesdays 1 – 2:30 p.m. and spin class Thursdays 1 – 3 p.m. For details, contact Susan Chandler.

Special Olympics seeks volunteer summer swim coaches

Special Olympics Orange County seeks volunteer swim coaches to teach lessons to athletes ages 3 – 80. Athletes range from non-swimmers to advanced, so coaches may be of all swim abilities as well. Practices are Tuesday or Thursday 5:30 – 6:15 p.m., 6:25 – 7:25 p.m. at the outdoor pool, or at the indoor pool at 6:30 – 7:15 p.m., 7:25 – 8:25 p.m. Sessions are June 14 to Aug. 4. For more information, contact Colleen Lanigan or call or 919-968-2810.

July 4th volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to assist with Carrboro’s annual July 4th event. Available shifts are 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1 – 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Jobs areas are the information table, pie-eating contest, recycling patrol, welcome wall, stage assistants and many more. Visit Carrboro July 4th to select a job preference and shift time. For more information, contact Caitlin Knepp.

Fitness Breaks seeks volunteers

Fitness Breaks, a student-run work site wellness program, seeks volunteers to provide wellness training to UNC grounds staff and housekeepers. Volunteers will work with employees two to three times a week for 10 – 15 minutes to plan and teach safe and effective workouts to prevent occupational injury and promote health. If interested, complete the online registration form.

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED

Meals on Wheels of Durham delivers meals to Durham County seniors who are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves. Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver nutritious meals along with friendly, personal contact that enhances seniors’ quality of life. Deliveries can take as little as one hour. If interested, contact annette@mowdurham.org or to learn more, call 919-667-9424.

CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit http://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at http://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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Public Service News 5/31/2016

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

5/31 – Danville Regional Foundation fellowship
Communications/development internship with Club Nova
One Act peer educators needed
Public relations/journalism internship
Paid internship with Fill Your Bucket List Foundation
Serve a year as an SAGA Fellow

EVENTS & MEETINGS

6/7 – Carolina Blood Drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Stop Hunger Now seeks volunteers
Carolina Campus Community Garden needs volunteers
Girls on the Run fall coaches needed
Habitat helper needed for Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Rainbow Soccer volunteer needed for sponsorship support
Coach Girls on the Run at Ephesus Elementary
Volunteer drivers needed

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

5/31 – DANVILLE REGIONAL FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP


The Danville Regional Foundation is accepting fellowship applications for two young people with a background and/or interest in economic development, education, health and wellness, urban planning, community engagement and/or marketing/communications. This is a full-time paid fellowship with benefits that may last up to two years. For details, visit DRF Fellowship Program. Application deadline is May 31

Communications/development internship with Club Nova


Club Nova is an intentional community for adults living with serious and persistent mental illness. A paid intern is needed to expand Club Nova’s web presence, fine-tune web and social media tools, and assist in development efforts. This is an opportunity to utilize and build skills in communications and nonprofit administration, and to have a formative impact on Club Nova’s communications methods. For details, visit Club Nova.

One Act peer educators needed


Are you passionate about sexual and interpersonal violence prevention? Do you want to educate Carolina students about bystander intervention? One Act is accepting applications for peer educators. Training is Aug. 15 – 19. After training, peer educators have the opportunity to receive pay for leading One Act trainings. Applications are available at Student Wellness and are due June 5.

PUBLIC RELATIONS/JOURNALISM INTERNSHIP


The Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs (CHEOP) office seeks a summer intern through July, 2016. The intern will provide support to three summer programs and all social media efforts, interview summer program participants for blogging/testimonial purposes, take photos of students across the three programs, design graduation programs, update the website and more. Free, on-campus housing and parking are available if needed. Hourly pay rate is $15. For details, contact Dr. Paula Borden.

PAID INTERNSHIP WITH FILL YOUR BUCKET LIST FOUNDATION


Fill Your Bucket List Foundation, an organization that grants wishes to adults with cancer who suffer from financial hardship, has an opening for a paid, summer internship. Responsibilities include assisting the executive director, researching wish logistics and drafting social media content. If interested, contact Marie Otto.

SERVE A YEAR AS AN SAGA FELLOW


The SAGA Fellowship is a 10-month, post-graduate service opportunity to serve in an underperforming Chicago or New York City public school. SAGA Fellows serve as tutors, mentors and coaches to the same 14 students every day in groups of one tutor to two students. For more information and to apply, visit SAGA Fellows.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

6/7 – CAROLINA BLOOD DRIVE

UNC’s 28th annual Carolina Blood Drive is 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 at the Dean E. Smith Center. Join us as we strive to reach a goal of 830 units. Since 1988, the Carolina Blood Drive has collected nearly 25,000 units of blood, helping to save up to 75,000 lives. All presenting donors will receive a Carolina Blood Drive T-shirt and enjoy refreshments, and free parking is available at the Smith Center. This year, the Red Cross is offering RapidPass, a new way for donors to save time giving. Donors complete the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. After completing the RapidPass online, donors can either print the pass or send it to their smartphone to bring to the blood drive. Donors are encouraged to try the RapidPass to save up to 15 minutes off donation time. To learn more or to complete a RapidPass, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass. For eligibility requirements to donate blood, to make an appointment or to volunteer, visit unc.edu/blood or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Stop Hunger Now seeks volunteers

All incoming first-year students at UNC who attend orientation will engage in a meal packaging event with Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief organization that coordinates food distribution and other life-saving aid around the world. Sign up for volunteer shifts at Stop Hunger Now.

GIRLS ON THE RUN FALL COACHES NEEDED

Girls on the Run of the Triangle seeks coaches to serve as role models and mentors for girls who participate in the program. Coaches are not required to be runners, they simply must be passionate about the GOTR mission and bring energy and joy to each practice. Practices are held twice a week for an hour and 15 minutes for groups of 15-20 girls. The fall season runs from Sept. 19 – Dec. 15. Contact hannah@gotrtriangle.org with questions.

HABITAT HELPER NEEDED FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE

Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Durham and Orange Counties seeks a habitat helper to serve as a one-time, short-term or episodic volunteer who helps with tasks on a given day. Tasks include processing donations, arranging sales items, performing special projects, cleaning, data entry or filing, and assisting customers. After an orientation and training session, volunteers work full shifts during store hours. To volunteer for an orientation, visit Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

RAINBOW SOCCER VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR SPONSORSHIP SUPPORT

Rainbow Soccer seeks a student volunteer to help with sponsorship support. The volunteer will contact established Rainbow sponsors across the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community as well as meet with potential new sponsors to explore interest and review sponsorship levels. The volunteer will also create and suggest new sponsorship levels. The schedule is flexible during the week, Monday through Friday. No evening or weekend work is required. The student may be able to work from home and come into the office to meet with the director for updates. For details, contact karen@rainbowsoccer.org.

COACH GIRLS ON THE RUN AT EPHESUS ELEMENTARY

Ephesus Elementary in Chapel Hill (on the F bus line) needs women to serve as Girls on the Run (GOTR) coaches for third to fifth-grade girls. The season runs from Sept. 12 to Dec. 8, Monday and Wednesday from 2:45 – 4 p.m. Training and materials will be provided. GOTR uses the power of running to change the way girls see themselves and their futures. Those interested should complete a coach application.

Volunteer drivers needed

Meals on Wheels of Durham delivers meals to Durham County seniors who are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves. Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver nutritious meals along with friendly, personal contact that enhances seniors’ quality of life. Deliveries can take as little as one hour. If interested, contact annette@mowdurham.org or to learn more, call 919-667-9424.

CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit http://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at http://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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