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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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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Public Service News 5/16/2016

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

5/27 – United Way Community Engagement Fellowships
5/31 – Danville Regional Foundation fellowship
Public relations/journalism internship
Paid internship with Fill Your Bucket List Foundation
Serve a year as an SAGA Fellow

EVENTS & MEETINGS

5/19 – Introduction to the Academic Researcher’s Guide
6/7 – Carolina Blood Drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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
WOW and move-in volunteer sign-ups
Herban Garden call for summer volunteers

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

5/27 – United Way Community Engagement Fellowships


United Way of the Greater Triangle is accepting applications for Community Engagement Fellowship positions. The program will begin July 6 and conclude Nov. 18. Fellows will receive high-quality, intensive training, exposure to the nonprofit/resource development sector, and networking with area businesses and corporations. For more information and an application, visit Triangle United Way. Application deadline is May 27.

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

Public relations/journalism internship


The Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs (CHEOP) office seeks a summer intern from May – 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 suffering 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

5/19 – Introduction to the Academic Researcher’s Guide

NC TraCS will continue its Community Academic Grants Administration Translation (CAGAT) Initiative Webinar Series noon – 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19 in Rosenau Hall, room 230. CAGAT is designed to improve grants management. This webinar will provide an introduction to the Academic Researcher’s Guide, a resource for academic researchers and their project managers interested in gaining a greater understanding of the pre- and post-award process when conducting federally-funded, community-engaged research. To register, visit UNC Event Registration.

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

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.

5/1 – WOW AND MOVE-IN VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS

The Office of New Student and Carolina Parent Programs needs volunteers to help welcome the newest Tar Heels to Carolina. Volunteers are needed for the Week of Welcome (WOW) and move-in. Both opportunities count for service hours and can be included on a resume as leadership experience. This is also a great way to get involved with the Office of New Student and Carolina Parent Programs if you are interested in being a T-link mentor, orientation leader, Tar Heel Beginnings board member or project coordinator. For more information on WOW and move-in volunteers, visit New Student and Carolina Parent Programs.

HERBAN GARDEN CALL FOR SUMMER VOLUNTEERS

Are you interested in growing food, building community or mentoring youth? Herban Garden, a new community space that nurtures and inspires youth through food cultivation, is a community-supported partnership between Hope Gardens, Street Scene Teen Center and the Jackson Center. Volunteers who share a passion for youth, community, environmental justice, local food and/or gardening are needed to facilitate a variety of activities and events aimed at immersing underrepresented groups in sustainable agriculture. To volunteer, complete the volunteer form or contact Herban Garden.

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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Twelfth class of Buckley Public Service Scholars honored at graduation event


Two hundred and seventeen seniors, all who dedicated themselves to service during their time at UNC, were honored as Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) May 6 at a pre-graduation ceremony in Memorial Hall. All graduates received a Carolina blue and white cord to wear at commencement on May 8 to represent their achievement.

The program, part of the Carolina Center for Public Service, supports and strengthens Carolina students’ commitment to service by providing a framework to make a positive impact through service. BPSS participants build portfolios reflecting their learning and unique experiences throughout North Carolina, the nation and the world; connect to others who care about similar issues; and are involved in training and course work that make their service more effective. Launched in 2003, more than 10 percent of Carolina undergraduates are currently enrolled as BPSS participants, representing approximately 80 percent of majors on campus. The 2016 class of Buckley Public Service Scholars represent 45 North Carolina counties as well as 20 other states and China. The students being honored join the 1,941 past Buckley Public Service Scholars who have graduated since 2004, bringing the total number of scholars to 2,158.

“The Buckley Public Service Scholars program has been one of the highlights of my Carolina experience,” said Janell Smith, a member of the 2016 graduating class. “It has encouraged me to be an active member of the Carolina community, to intentionally reflect on my impact on the community, and to be grateful for the community’s impact on me.”

The 217 students graduating in the 2016 class of Buckley Public Service Scholars reported more than 98,000 hours of service as of April 2016. To receive formal recognition, BPSS participants must have a minimum grade-point average, document at least 300 hours of service, take one service-learning course, attend four skills-training workshops and complete a final reflection activity. Many of this year’s graduates surpassed these requirements, completing more than 450 hours of service on average. Five students reported more than 1,000 hours each, and one submitted more than 2,000 hours.

Since its inception, 7,984 students have participated in the BPSS program, contributing 1.5 million hours of service. This year, participating students reported service with more than 1,000 organizations like Student United Way, Refugee Support Center, Farmer FoodShare, Global Health Connections International and Relay For Life. Of the hours reported by this year’s graduates, 74 percent primarily benefited North Carolina, 12 percent other states and 14 percent other countries.

“A highlight of the work at the Carolina Center for Public Service is recognizing students who have dedicated themselves to making an impact, and this year is no exception,” said Lynn Blanchard, director of the Carolina Center for Public Service. “These seniors have been affiliated with a variety of campus and community organizations, demonstrating their commitment to others while building their own skills and gaining valuable experience. We congratulate them for making public service an integral part of their Carolina experience.”

BPSS is supported through the Walter White Buckley Jr. Endowment. For more information about each Buckley Public Service Scholar, visit https://ccps.unc.edu/files/2016/05/2016-BPSS_Grad_Bulletin.pdf.

 

2016 Buckley Public Service Scholar graduates by county, state and country: Photos available by request.

Alamance County – Julianne Blackburn, Rebecca McKee Jordan, Sara Ali Khan

Brunswick County – Elyse Marie Sulkey

Buncombe County – Katherine Cavagnini

Burke County – Jacob Anderson Ford

Cabarrus County – Noopur Doshi, Nicole Frey, Jade Hinsdale

Camden County – Miranda Kalbach, René Marcella Kronlage

Carteret County –  Hailey Louise Gosnell, Laura Amber Thomason

Caswell County – Keadija C. Wiley

Catawba County – Joy-Lynn Dawn Rhoton

Chatham County – Ashley Logan Andrews, Leslie Morales

Cleveland County – Spencer Gregory Byers *, Christiana Taylor

Columbus County – Kimberly Danielle Clarida

Craven County – Kayla Ann Schliewe, Katherinne Shannier Wawrzonek

Cumberland County – Courtney Elisabeth Bain, Leslie Samuel Bright III, Mercallis Edmund, Anika Hannan, Hanha L. Hobson, Reghan Katherine Horman, Sumanjit Mehmi, Shelby Elizabeth Miller, Conor Addison Winters

Davidson County – Rachel Nicole Woolridge

Duplin County – Virnaliz Jimenez

Durham County – Claire Louise Hannapel, Diane Nicole Leadbetter, Vianey Lemus Martinez, Danielle Luffman, Megan Nicole Stanley

Forsyth County – Carrie Lorraine Barlow, Emily Walker Hodgin, Ying Lin, Nastassja Ortiz

Gaston County – Ivana Chan,Amber Pritchard

Guilford County – Paris Caitlin Alston, Kierra Larue Campbell, Halah Flynn, Evelyn Alexandra Ford, James Thomas Gooding III, Morgan Lynn Herman, Lauren Hubner Howland, Ashley Karoline Joyce, Amanda Marie Kubic, Mridula Manoj, Temitope Olofintuyi, Caila Prendergast, Dasha Shaw, Brittany Nicole Simpson

Halifax County – Briana Nicole Macon

Harnett County – Haley Barefoot

Henderson County – Catherine Louise Swift

Iredell County – Molly Mason Bruce, Caroline Laurens deSaussure, Megan Seema Gurjar, Anissa Nicole Neal

Lee County – Anita Gandhi, Renisha Harris

Lenoir County – Daniel James Irvin, Angel Hannah Washington

Mecklenburg County – Callie Ann Bader, Sophie Grace Bergmann, Amber Marie Cassady, Connor Michael Choka, Casey Daniel Collins, Thalita Maria Cortes, Olivia DeSena, Rachel Virginia Hagerman, Emma Lee Hanmer, Nicole Lane Huntley, Catherine Jackson-Jordan, Mitchell Prescot Jester, Lara Liszka, Morgan Elizabeth Marin, Anna Meade, Merrick Robinson Osborne, Pranati Laxmi Panuganti, Gunjan Patel, Preeya Atul Patel, Gayatri Rathod, Destiny Rogers, Shauna Marie Rust, Hayden Elizabeth Schober, Erica Nicole Silvestri, Cecilia Maria Smetana, Jessica Wendy Stickel, Charlotte McIlwaine Story

Moore County – Hannah Suzanne Webster

New Hanover County – Alexis Danielle Akeyson

Northampton County – Kimberly Abigail Lassiter

Onslow County – Michael Glenn Morrison ll

Orange County – Shad Albarazanji, Emma Louise Armstrong-Carter, Erika Marie Clary, Michelle Nicole Gay, Lama Khalil Haidar, Cassandra Karlsson, Sarah Molina, Katherine Hannah Mulligan, Andrea Nicole Stewart, Grace Millard, McCollum Ware

Pitt County – Jerome M. Allen, Caroline Basnight Collier, Courtney Marie Hardy, Danielle Elizabeth McLaughlin, Kaitlyn Oakley

Polk County – Madison Murphy Alexander, Allison Clayton, Cade Warner Underwood, 

Randolph County – Ryan Jacob O’Hara, Ifra Rehman, Addie Schoenberger

Richmond County – Jamilah Dawkins

Rockingham County – Mary Katherine Ward

Rutherford County – Marie Claire O’Leary

Sampson County – Troy Kay Royal

Stokes County – Austin Chapman-Lovette Cromer

Surry County – Cory Eaton

Union County – Adeline Elise Dorough, Ariana Cecilia Gavin, Chisimdi Onwuteaka, Pooja Patel, Mary-Katherine Scheppegrell

Wake County – Saima A. Akbar, Kendall Adrianne Bagley, Marissa Bane, Michelle Brint, Caylin Rachel Bullock, Alia Brielle Capone, Sarah D. Chen, Nainisha Chintalapudi, Yasemin Canan Cole, Lorelei Claudette Feeny *, Chamara Anthony Fernando, Lauren Elizabeth Fulcher, Brianna Diane Gaddy, Lindsay Gorman, Apoorva Gupta *, Chelsea Gustafson, Atima Huria, Alexandra Eva Isaacs, Sloan Yvette Johnson, Laurel Ann Keefer, Yasmin Singh Khera, Tirumala Devi Kodavanti, Szu-Aun Lim, Christine Elizabeth Malarkey, Sara Kathryn Mayson, Sa’a Mohammed, Sarah Morton, Daniel Stuart Parker, Meredith Grace Parker, Scott Benjamin Parker, Radha Atul Patel *, Richa B. Patel, Chandler Rock, Sean Nicholas Ryan, Anushree Kristie Singh, Claire Smith, Jessica Faith Smith *, Julia D. Stroup, Kelly Rebecca Tan

Watauga County – Olivia Horton

Wayne County – David B. Joyner, Holly Pittard

Florida – Jourdan Jillian Black, Jacob Rhys Higdon, Yushan Wang

Georgia – Radha Piyush Patel, Hannah Christine Single, Melissa Swope, Courtney Elizabeth Turner

Illinois – Mia Lei, Katelyn Leigh McIntosh

Maine – Sean Kevin McClung

Maryland – Kimberly Ann Blasey *, Phanna Iamlek, Kamaara Jordan Lucas, Nia Chantelle Rush, Janell Kae Smith, Rhea Wyse

Michigan – Ajene Robinson-Burris

Mississippi – Helen Sophie Kyriakoudes

New Hampshire – Ian Michael Gallager

New Jersey – Emma Leigh Berry, Danny Rahal, Pallavi Surana

New York – Samantha Asofsky, Lynn-Indora Edmond, Victoria Lee Lai

Ohio – Katherine Wiley

Oklahoma – Alexander Dean Sherry

Pennsylvania – Julia Demarest, Jessica Lindsay Smith *

South Carolina – Olivia Sawh

Tennessee – Daniel Peters

Texas – Julia Katharine Baker, Jessye Lemley Halvorson, Hilda Isabel Santiago

Vermont – Daniel Peter Hogenkamp

Virginia – Elizabeth Stuart Agnew, Marnie Lalon Blalock, Katherine Anne Cordova, Jennifer Loraine Heyward, Geneva Sara Melquist Jost, Chloe Alistair Karlovich, Sarah R. McShane, Mihir Pershad

Washington, D.C. – Milan Noel Flanagan

Wisconsin – Dana Mansfield, Amandla Kesi Stanley

China – Le Feng

* Indicates December 2015 graduates.

Public Service News 4/25/2016

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

5/10 – Course Development Institute on Service-Learning

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Serve a year as an SAGA Fellow
Intern with Compass Center this summer
North Carolina Folklife Institute seeks summer intern
Summer internship with A Helping Hand

EVENTS & MEETINGS

5/11 – Courageous Dialogue on the Narratives of the Trauma of Immigration

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/25 – Campus stream clean-up volunteers needed
WOW and move-in volunteer sign-ups
Herban Garden call for summer volunteers

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

 5/10 – COURSE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE ON SERVICE-LEARNING

The annual Course Development Institute on Service-Learning will be held 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. May 10 in Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3102. Topics include service-learning pedagogy, faculty course models, partnership development and course design. Faculty and instructors new to service-learning as well as those with experience are encouraged to attend. There is no cost for UNC-Chapel Hill participants, however, space is limited. Contact Kim Allen for more information. Register online.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

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 part tutor, part mentor and part coach to the same 14 students every day in groups of one tutor to two students. For more information and to apply, visit SAGA Fellows.

Intern with Compass Center this summer


Compass Center for Women and Families, a nonprofit that helps individuals and families prevent and end domestic violence and become self-sufficient, is recruiting a volunteer recruitment and outreach intern, an information and referral specialist, and a support group intern. If interested, contact Bridget to submit a resume and cover letter. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit Compass Center.

North Carolina Folklife Institute seeks summer intern


The North Carolina Folklife Institute seeks motivated, driven, independent students for summer 2016 to design and implement project-based programming in the areas of publicity, social media campaigns, educational programming and general administration. For details, visit North Carolina Folklife volunteer opportunities. Interested candidates should send resumes and a brief interest statement to Evan Hatch. Internships start June 6.

Summer internship with A Helping Hand


A Helping Hand is a nonprofit companion care agency serving older adults and individuals with disabilities who live in the Triangle. The Service-Learning Internship program offers future healthcare and social service providers an opportunity to gain direct experience working one-on-one with older adults through 90 hours of volunteerism and training on topics related to aging. For more information visit A Helping Hand.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

5/11 – Courageous Dialogue on the Narratives of the Trauma of Immigration

The School of Nursing will host Courageous Dialogue on the Narratives of the Trauma of Immigration, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 11 in Carrington Hall, room 217. Discussion will focus on two documentaries; Syrian Refugee Camps of Lesbos and Pure Lung: Life in Honduras. For details, visit the School of Nursing.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

 4/25 – CAMPUS STREAM CLEAN-UP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

UNC Stormwater Management needs volunteers for its biannual clean-ups for campus streams event 4 p.m. April 25. Student volunteers will meet in the Ehringhaus Residence Hall parking lot and walk to Meeting-of-the-Waters Creek to pick up trash. For details and to volunteer, visit Campus Stream Clean-up.

5/1 – WOW and move-in volunteer sign-ups

The Office of New Student and Carolina Parent Programs needs volunteers to help welcome the newest Tar Heels to Carolina. Volunteers are needed for the Week of Welcome (WOW) and move-in. Both opportunities count for service hours and can be included on a resume as leadership experience. This is also a great way to get involved with the Office of New Student and Carolina Parent Programs if you are interested in being a T-link mentor, orientation leader, Tar Heel Beginnings board member or project coordinator. For more information on WOW and move-in volunteers, visit New Student and Carolina Parent Programs.

HERBAN GARDEN CALL FOR SUMMER VOLUNTEERS

Are you interested in growing food, building community or mentoring youth? Herban Garden, a new community space that nurtures and inspires youth through food cultivation, is a community-supported partnership between Hope Gardens, Street Scene Teen Center and the Jackson Center. Volunteers who share a passion for youth, community, environmental justice, local food and/or gardening are needed to facilitate a variety of activities and events aimed at immersing underrepresented groups in sustainable agriculture. To volunteer, complete the volunteer form or contact Herban Garden.

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 4/18/2016

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

5/10 – Course Development Institute on Service-Learning

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Summer internship with A Helping Hand

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/22 – Volunteer with Edible Campus
4/25 – Campus stream clean-up volunteers needed
5/1 – Volunteers needed for Carrboro Day celebration
5/7 – Help at bike clinic for children with special needs
Electronics tester needed
Herban Garden call for summer volunteers

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

5/10 – COURSE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE ON SERVICE-LEARNING

The annual Course Development Institute on Service-Learning will be held 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. May 10 in Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3102. Topics include service-learning pedagogy, faculty course models, partnership development and course design. Faculty and instructors new to service-learning as well as those with experience are encouraged to attend. There is no cost for UNC-Chapel Hill participants, however, space is limited. Contact Kim Allen for more information. Register online.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Summer internship with A Helping Hand


A Helping Hand is a nonprofit companion care agency serving older adults and individuals with disabilities who live in the Triangle. The Service-Learning Internship program offers future healthcare and social service providers an opportunity to gain direct experience working one-on-one with older adults through 90 hours of volunteerism and training on topics related to aging. For more information visit A Helping Hand.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/22 – Volunteer with Edible Campus

Edible Campus, a project that promotes edible landscaping at UNC-Chapel Hill, will host its final planting day of the semester 10 a.m. Friday, April 22 in the Pit. Volunteers will prepare beds for summer, plant new crops and tour the sites established on campus this year. The workday runs from 10 a.m. – noon. Come by the Pit at any point during that time to join the planting day. RSVP at Edible Campus.

4/25 – Campus stream clean-up volunteers needed

UNC Stormwater Management needs volunteers for its biannual clean-ups for campus streams event 4 p.m. April 25. Student volunteers will meet in the Ehringhaus Residence Hall parking lot and walk to Meeting-of-the-Waters Creek to pick up trash. For details and to volunteer, visit Campus Stream Clean-up.

5/1 – Volunteers needed for Carrboro Day celebration


Volunteers are needed Sunday, May 1 to assist with Carrboro Day Celebration. Volunteers can select their job and time, and will receive a shirt to wear at the event. Volunteer jobs include working as a parking monitor, manning the welcome booth, helping with family crafts and games, and more. Invite your friends to volunteer with you; this is a great opportunity for groups. To volunteer, apply online or contact Caitlin Knepp for more information.

5/7 – Help at bike clinic for children with special needs

Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Adapted Recreation needs volunteers to help with a bike clinic for children with special needs, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. May 7. Tasks include set-up/break-down, helping children learn to ride and playing games. A volunteer is also needed to wear the mascot costume, Trauma Roo-Trauma Prevention Kangaroo, and entertain children. Costume volunteer should be about six feet and two inches all to wear the costume. Also needed are unicyclists, jugglers, mimes and clowns. All volunteers must complete and pass a background check. For more information, contact Marian Kaslovsky.

ELECTRONICS TESTER NEEDED

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs volunteers to test and process electronic items donated to the ReStore. ReStore likes to let customers know that the items they are purchasing do work. May types of electronics need to be tested, such as, bread makers, speakers, stereos, lamps and much more. To volunteer, contact Amanda.

Herban Garden call for summer volunteers

Are you interested in growing food, building community or mentoring youth? Herban Garden, a new community space that nurtures and inspires youth through food cultivation, is a community-supported partnership between Hope Gardens, Street Scene Teen Center and the Jackson Center. Volunteers who share a passion for youth, community, environmental justice, local food and/or gardening are needed to facilitate a variety of activities and events aimed at immersing underrepresented groups in sustainable agriculture. To volunteer, complete the volunteer form or contact Herban Garden.

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.

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