Public Service News 8/18/2015

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/. 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 or follow us on Twitter at UNC Public Service.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/9 – Governors’ film screening and conversation: The Toughest Job

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

8/21 – UNC-CH Maker-in-Residence call for proposals
9/14 – 2015 C. Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities
Fall internships at Paws4ever
Ribbon of Hope Program webinars
Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship
Intern with Prevention Partners
Child sexual abuse prevention internship
Tutor reading with America Read & America Counts_UNC
Compass Center seeks volunteers and interns

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

8/21 – Teach Spanish to elementary school children
8/23 – Youth soccer coaches needed
9/8 – Volunteer with ISLA Saturday School
10/10 – Tar Heel Service Day
Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers
Fall baseball, youth basketball and girls volleyball coaches needed
Swim buddies for children with special needs
PITAP seeks undergraduate volunteers
Creative volunteers needed for media production

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/9 – Governors’ film screening and conversation: The Toughest Job

Join us 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the FedEx Global Education Center for a film screening of The Toughest Job and conversation with former Mississippi Governor William Winter and former North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt. This Southern Documentary Project film received the 2015 Emmy for Best Historical Documentary from the Southeast division of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Governor Winter was awarded the 2008 Profile in Courage award for his heroic efforts to sponsor, promote and sign into law Mississippi’s Education Reform Act of 1982. Among other reforms, the act mandated statewide public kindergarten, compulsory school attendance, higher standards for teacher and student performance, and the creation of a lay state board of education. The event is free and open to the public. For details, visit the Center for the Study of the American South.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

8/21 – UNC-CH Maker-in-Residence call for proposals

UNC-CH CreatorSpaces and UNC-CH Libraries Research Hub Makerspace announce the inaugural Maker-in-Residence program and call for proposals outlining a collaborative project to be completed this fall. The Maker-in-Residence series enables undergraduate students to participate in design-build projects under the guidance of expert makers skilled in a particular technology or craft. Each residency will provide hands-on involvement for a small group of students and will culminate in a capstone event to share the project with the larger University community. The program is intended to foster interdisciplinary student collaboration and provide students with the opportunity to learn and apply the hands-on skills promoted by the Maker culture. Makers will be provided with an honorarium, project materials budget and a small travel stipend. For a full program description and application requirements, visit the Department of Applied Physical Sciences. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Aug. 21. For questions, contact Michelle Garst.

9/14 – 2015 C. Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities

Faculty are invited to submit proposals for the 2015 C. Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities: Applied Innovation of Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarly Expertise. This award recognizes exemplary faculty scholarship that reflects the University’s commitment to innovation. The 2015 competition is focused on innovative engagement and outreach. The $75,000 award will be given to the faculty member(s) whose proposed project best applies humanities and/or social sciences methods or approaches that directly and positively impact constituencies outside the University. Proposal deadline is Monday, Sept. 14. Visit C. Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities for details and the online application. For questions, contact Mark Meares or call 919-962-3420.

Fall internships at Paws4ever

Paws4ever, a guaranteed-adoption animal sanctuary in Mebane, seeks qualified interns for the fall semester. Duties may include managing and growing Paws4ever social media presence, adoptable animal promotion, outreach and communications, volunteer recruitment and management, event planning and coordination, development, administrative support, animal care and retail. Visit Paws4ever to learn more.

Ribbon of Hope Program webinars

The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation and McREL International will host four question and answer webinars about the Ribbon of Hope Program, eligibility, the application process and reporting requirements to prepare for Oct. 1 Ribbon of Hope Grants deadline. For details, visit McREL International.

Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship

Honors Carolina announces the new Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship. This fellowship will enable students to embark on a summer internship focused on learning and working in sports entrepreneurship abroad and provides up to $5,000 to support self-designed, international learning experiences. For details about information sessions and application deadlines, visit Honors Carolina.

Intern with Prevention Partners

Prevention Partners focuses on decreasing tobacco use, increasing physical activity and promoting good nutrition. A variety of part-time and full-time internships for the 2015-2016 school year are open to undergraduates, graduates and recent graduates interested in a variety of disciplines. For more information, visit Prevention Partners. Apply early; openings fill quickly on a rolling basis.

Child sexual abuse prevention internship

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeks a motivated and personable intern to assist with preparation and delivery of the evidence-informed SafeTouch child empowerment program to local elementary schools. The internship requires a minimum of 10-12 hours of daytime availability per week, preferably with two to three days regularly available between Monday and Friday, 8 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. The internship begins in late August and runs through mid-December. For details and to apply, contact Rachel Valentine.

Tutor reading with America Read & America Counts UNC

If you are a UNC undergraduate student with a work-study award and you enjoy working with children, apply to be an America Reads or America Counts tutor. This is a paid work-study community service position. Visit UNC’s America Reads & America Counts for more information. Apply online. For questions or more information, contact America Reads.

Compass Center seeks volunteers and interns

Compass Center for Women and Families seeks volunteer domestic violence hotline advocates, court advocates, first response volunteers, community educators and Spanish interpreters. Several interns are also needed for this academic year. Visit Compass Center for more information and a list of internship positions. Contact Bridget for more information about September training.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

8/21 – Teach Spanish to elementary school children

Teach Spanish, play with children and learn more about other culture. Los Delfines Spanish Immersion seeks assistant teachers and volunteers to teach Spanish to elementary school children after school twice a week. Apply at Los Delfines Maestra by 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21.

8/23 – Youth soccer coaches needed

Rainbow Soccer seeks volunteer youth coaches for its upcoming season. Volunteer opportunities exist for U5 to U15 as well as the popular Friday evening one-hour program. Experience with youth volunteer work is preferred; soccer experience is a bonus. A coaching clinic will be held Aug. 23. Practices start Aug. 31 and the season ends Oct. 31. For more information, contact Karen Aldridge.

9/8 – Volunteer with ISLA Saturday School

ISLA, a nonprofit Spanish Immersion program, is recruiting Spanish-speaking volunteers who are able to commit to regular hours throughout the school year at its weekly Saturday morning school program. Volunteer responsibilities include tutoring and assisting children ages 4-13 in the classrooms. Contact Sarah Spaltenstein for an application. Applications are due Sept. 8.

10/10 – Tar Heel Service Day

Unite to serve your community in celebration of UNC’s University Day. Show the world the incredible impact Tar Heels can make in just one day. Save the date for Oct. 10 to get involved with your local Carolina Club’s project or volunteer on your own. Visit UNC General Alumni Association to learn more and see last year’s gallery of photos. Registration will go live Sept. 10.

Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center needs volunteers for its Community Education Team. Community educators prevent sexual violence in our community by presenting educational programs to students in local schools. Volunteers choose one of two program tracks: Safe Touch educators teach one-time workshops to students in local kindergarten to fifth-grade classrooms; Start Strong educators deliver multi-session prevention trainings to middle and high schoolers. For details, visit the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. Applications are also being accepted for the upcoming volunteer training that will begin in Aug/Sept 2015. Dedicated individuals with diverse backgrounds are needed to volunteer as crisis companions and office volunteers. For information, training schedules and how to apply, visit Orange County Rape Crisis Center.

Fall baseball, youth basketball and girls volleyball coaches needed

The Carrboro Recreation & Parks Department is accepting volunteer coach’s applications for the 2015 youth fall baseball, youth basketball and fall girls volleyball programs. Coaches must exhibit the ability to organize team practices, prepare the team for games and communicate effectively with players 6-10 years old), parents and recreation department staff. For more information and an application, contact Craig Wolfe or call 919-918-7376.

Swim buddies for children with special needs

Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation seeks volunteers to teach swimming to children and teens with disabilities in its adapted aquatics class. Volunteers help students practice and play water games. Most students are on the autism spectrum. Male buddies are especially needed. Two classes are offered each Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Volunteers must commit to all dates from Sept. 9 to Oct. 7 (five weeks). Classes are held at Homestead Aquatics Center, 300 Northern Park Drive. For questions and to apply to volunteer, contact Marian Kaslovsky.

PITAP seeks undergraduate volunteers

Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program (PITAP) is a series of courses that assist international graduate students with cross-cultural communication skills, English proficiency, and teaching skills before and during the time they are TAs. Undergraduate students are needed as classroom consultants and conversation partners for the ITAs. The total expected commitment is 10-15 hours during the semester and training is provided. For details, contact Brian Rybarczyk.

Creative volunteers needed for media production

Bipolar Girl Rules the World & Other Stories is a women-owned and operated media production company promoting mental health awareness through a series of short animated films called Bipolar Girl Rules the World & Other Stories. Volunteers are needed to assist up to five hours per week beginning this fall with blogging, research, social media and a crowd funding campaign. To get involved, contact Jasmine Bowles.

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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, 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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First-Year students immersed in service through SLI

SLI 2015 CCCGIn the days before classes began in the fall of 2003, 11 UNC first-year students gathered for a day of service work in the Chapel Hill community. Twelve years later, the Service-Learning Initiative (SLI) continues to make an impact on the community.

With the largest SLI to date, 60 first-year and transfer students worked with eight community partners from Aug. 12-14 doing everything from working on the trails at Battle Park to harvesting tomatoes and planting kale at Anathoth Community Garden.

Offered through the APPLES Service-Learning program and part of the Carolina Center for Public Service, SLI is a unique student-led orientation to service-learning that provides incoming first-year and transfer students with 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 issues, form lasting friendships with other engaged students and are introduced to reflection as a tool for making meaning out of service experiences.

SLI 2015 George (Heavenly Groceries) and Jamie Dorrier“I wanted to participate in [SLI] because it seemed like a great opportunity to connect to the Carolina community before college even started,” said Jamie Dorrier, a first-year student from Raleigh, North Carolina. “I was also excited for the opportunity to meet new people at SLI with whom I shared a common interest of service. I am hoping that the service I participate in, whether through SLI or later in my college career, will help me give back to the Carolina community.”

Mirroring the University’s new theme “Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives,” which focuses on resolving food issues throughout the world and kicks off this month, this year’s SLI will emphasize food security in the local community. SLI co-chair Edward Diaz said, “We will be working with organizations that deal with this issue as well as hosting guest speakers from various organizations that deal with food insecurity in Chapel Hill.”

Edward and Courtney at Battle ParkIn addition to a new theme, SLI co-chair Courtney Bain explained other changes. “This year, the program has grown which allows us to reach out to more incoming students and also include additional sites in the area, further strengthening our partnerships in the community.”

The 60 SLI participants and 18 site leaders worked with Battle Park, Club Nova, ARC of the Triangle, Helping Hand, Carolina Campus Community Garden, TABLE, Anathoth Community Garden and SECU Family House on a variety of service projects.

“We love to have students work with us because it combines the efforts of the university and the community. It gets them outside the university bubble,” said George Barrett, associate director of Organizing and Advocacy at Heavenly Groceries in Chapel Hill. “It’s great to see how students connect with the community. They make some great inter-generational connections and bond to do good work.”

Expressing her passion for service, Bain added, “APPLES has had a tremendous impact on my Carolina life from introducing me to the world of service opportunities in the community to providing me with the chance to hold a leadership position for the program I love the most.”

During SLI, participants are also introduced to other campus and community service organizations and become connected with a network of current students who may help in their transition to Carolina. Many SLI participants become involved with other components of the APPLES Service-Learning program or choose to be involved with planning and leading SLI for future classes of incoming students. Since the program’s inception in 2003, 854 students have participated. All focused on a common goal: immerse themselves in service at Carolina.

“I am involved with SLI and APPLES because I have seen firsthand the difference it has made [with] students in the Carolina community,” Diaz said. “I love seeing how students who have participated in SLI become involved with the organizations we work with.”

APPLES intern lobbies for farmworkers and undocumented students

By Leona Amosah

Jose at the GAFrom the green tobacco fields of North Carolina to the halls of the North Carolina General Assembly, José Cisneros ’17, a history and economics major from Snow Hill, North Carolina, has worked hard to not only understand the plight of rural farm workers but also to diligently advocate on behalf of North Carolina’s undocumented students. This summer, Cisneros worked with Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) as an APPLES Service-Learning intern through the Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS).

Cisneros’ interest in SAF grew from a personal connection he had with the organization’s line of work. “My mother grew up on a farm in rural Mexico, where she worked every day the first 16 years of her life. When we moved to the U.S., she continued to do farm work in North Carolina’s tobacco and sweet potato fields for seven years, and I also worked in tobacco during the summer when I was in high school,” said Cisneros. “From the fields, I learned so much about life, family and perseverance. I wanted to get involved in the farmworker movement in order to learn more about social justice and be able to do something positive for the Hispanic community.”

APPLES intern Jose Cisneros Undocugraduation Lobbying DayCisneros was introduced to public service at Carolina through the First-Year Service Corps, also offered through CCPS. As an APPLES intern with SAF, Cisneros coordinated lobbying events and meetings with North Carolina senators and representatives. He also advocated for farmworkers and the Hispanic community in North Carolina and participated in the SAF Into the Fields Theater Group, which performed a play about alcoholism and alternate ways to deal with depression and isolation.

“The best thing about my internship is the growth that I’ve experienced as a leader and advocate,” Cisneros said. ”At first, I was very intimidated and even scared to be in a place with so many powerful and influential men and women. However, I have learned to not be afraid and to have a voice in order to have a bigger impact and advocate more effectively. The lessons I’ve learned and the people I’ve [met] have certainly left a mark on me, and I want to continue to work for a better, more equal society.”

Summer of Service photo contest

APPLES intern Caroyn Ebeling East Coast Greenway Alliance 1UNC students do great things during the summer – and great things in service. In celebration of that work, the Carolina Center for Public Service would like to share what you did this summer in service.

WHAT: Summer of Service photo contest. Did you work with a community organization or engage in service in a meaningful way this summer? If so, we invite you to share photos of how you spent your summer in service

WHO: All UNC students who engaged in public service during the summer are invited to share their service photos.

WHEN: Starting July 17 through Aug. 18, 2015, students may submit and share their photos.

HOW: UNC students should tweet their Summer of Service photos to @UNCServes with the hashtag #uncserves. APPLES Service-Learning (@UNC_APPLES) and Buckley Public Service Scholars (@ServiceScholars) will retweet photos. Photos can also be sent to ccps@unc.edu to be tweeted by the Carolina Center for Public Service. High resolution and action photos are best (action photos are defined as anything that shows the student/organization actively engaged in a service-oriented task/project). Please make sure to review any policies and procedures about photographing your work with your supervisor and have a signed photos release/authorization where necessary.

EXTRA: We know UNC students do amazing things in service and we are excited to share your experiences. One photo will be selected the first week of classes and the winning student will receive a $20 gift certificate to UNC Student Stores. The winning photo will also be posted to the CCPS website.

Questions? Contact ccps@unc.edu. We look forward to seeing how you spent your summer in service!

Public Service News 7/13/2015

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/. 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 or follow us on Twitter at UNC Public Service.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – 2015 APPLES Service-Learning Initiative

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

7/31- Strowd Roses Request for Proposals
Conference presentation opportunity

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

7/13 – Move-In Weekend volunteers needed
Carolina Meadows Retirement Community seeks volunteer

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – 2015 APPLES 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 with 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 2015 will take place Aug. 12-14. See What to Expect for a draft schedule. Application deadline is Monday, July 20. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Contact Ryan Nilsen with questions.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

7/31- Strowd Roses Request for Proposals

Strowd Roses, Inc. is accepting grant proposals through July 31 from qualified tax-exempt organizations that are based in Chapel Hill or Carrboro or are devoted primarily to benefit the citizens of those communities. Grants may also be made to individuals engaged in projects designed to enhance the local community. For more information and to apply, visit strowdroses.org. For questions, contact Eileen Ferrell.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION OPPORTUNITY

Each year, SCALE in the School of Education hosts the Read.Write.Act. virtual conference to connect college students, community members, program administrators and nonprofit professionals around issues of literacy and social justice. Proposals for one-hour webinar-based workshops are welcome from undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, visit SCALE.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

7/13 – MOVE-IN WEEKEND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The University welcomes new students and families to the Carolina Community. Faculty, staff, students, and officially recognized UNC departments and student organizations are invited to welcome our newest Tar Heels during Move-In Weekend, Friday, Aug. 14 and Saturday, Aug. 15. Duties include greeting new Tar Heel students and families, and helping move students into residence halls. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt and boxed lunch. Volunteer shifts are Friday, Aug. 14, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 14, noon – 4 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 15, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 15, noon – 4 p.m. Volunteers may sign up online as an individual or as a group/organization. Sign up deadline is 11:59 p.m. Monday, July 13.

CAROLINA MEADOWS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY SEEKS VOLUNTEER

Looking for a volunteer opportunity in Chapel Hill throughout the year? Carolina Meadows Retirement Community seeks an individual who can spare an hour once a week as a game night coordinator. Weekly game night group consists of four to six residents who will appreciate the company. This is a laid back, simple and rewarding opportunity. If interested, contact Katherine Simkins.

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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, 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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APPLES intern works with community partner to share message and vision

APPLES intern Caroyn Ebeling East Coast Greenway Alliance 1

By Elise Dilday

A narrow pedestrian bridge stretches across Interstate 40, breaking up the monotony of green exit signs and asphalt.

This bridge, part of the American Tobacco Trail that extends throughout the Triangle, is also part of the larger East Coast Greenway, a 2,900-mile greenway system stretching from Maine to Florida. Carolyn Ebeling ‘17 is currently completing an APPLES summer internship with the nonprofit organization that oversees the maintenance of this greenway, the East Coast Greenway Alliance (ECGA).

Ebeling was first introduced to APPLES when she enrolled in a public relations service-learning course. With a background in women’s studies, Ebeling did not go into her summer internship with extensive knowledge of greenways. She had never heard of the ECGA before applying, but once she did, it quickly became her first choice.

“I wanted to know more about their goal and how they planned to achieve it,” Ebeling said.

Ebeling’s work includes managing the Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts for the Alliance, where she posts about ECGA events. This summer the Alliance is partnering with two youth cycling groups – Triangle Bicycle Works and BRAG (Bike Ride Across Georgia) – that are embarking July 11 on a bicycle tour of the Gullah Geechee Historic Corridor that extends along the coast of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
“The ride is about 770 miles and will take two weeks, and we are doing a lot of press and preparing for that,” Ebeling said.

APPLES intern Caroyn Ebeling East Coast Greenway Alliance 3She also shared that her prior communications experience helps her in this internship. “I feel that communications is one aspect that really allows people to connect with the trail and understand everything that goes into creating a 2,900 mile off-road trail.

“I feel like I am helping the Alliance get its message and vision out to people who may not know about it otherwise.”

Ebeling is interested in pursuing work in the nonprofit sector after graduation. Although she has been most interested in working with a women’s center or rape crisis center in the future, she is now considering working for an environmental nonprofit after her experience this summer.

“I really like the close-knit environment and passion that everyone has for their work,” she said.

Community partners interested in hosting an intern can apply through the APPLES Service-Learning program. Students can apply for spring and summer internships in the fall semester. To learn more about APPLES internships, visit APPLES online.

Public Service News 6/29/2015

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/. 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 or follow us on Twitter at UNC Public Service.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – 2015 APPLES Service-Learning Initiative

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

6/30 – 2015-16 Johnson Service Corps
Conference presentation opportunity
Become an SAGA Fellow

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

7/13 – Move-In Weekend volunteers needed
Volunteer at the Farmers Market
Carolina Meadows Retirement Community seeks volunteer

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – 2015 APPLES 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 with 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 2015 will take place Aug. 12-14. See What to Expect for a draft schedule. Application deadline is Monday, July 20. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Contact Ryan Nilsen with questions.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

6/30 – 2015-16 JOHNSON SERVICE CORPS

Johnson Service Corps (JSC) is recruiting young adults (ages 21-29) for a year of service and leadership development. Corps members of diverse backgrounds come from all over the country for this intensive and transformational year-long experience. Each corps member works 32 hours per week at a local social justice placement in Chapel Hill, Carrboro or Durham, North Carolina and participates one day per week in JSC’s leadership development curriculum. Rolling admissions are accepted through June 22.
Apply online at Episcopal Service Corps.

Conference presentation opportunity

Each year, SCALE in the School of Education hosts the Read.Write.Act. virtual conference to connect college students, community members, program administrators and nonprofit professionals around issues of literacy and social justice. Proposals for one-hour webinar-based workshops are welcome from undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, visit SCALE.

BECOME AN SAGA FELLOW


SAGA Innovations seeks applicants for its fellows program in Chicago and New York City. This full time, in-school professional math tutoring opportunity builds off of a large-scale, randomized clinical research study by the University of Chicago Crime Lab. For details and to apply, visit SAGA Innovations.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

7/13 – Move-In Weekend volunteers needed

The University welcomes new students and families to the Carolina Community. Faculty, staff, students, and officially recognized UNC departments and student organizations are invited to welcome our newest Tar Heels during Move-In Weekend, Friday, Aug. 14 and Saturday, Aug. 15. Duties include greeting new Tar Heel students and families, and helping move students into residence halls. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt and boxed lunch. Volunteer shifts are Friday, Aug. 14, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 14, noon – 4 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 15, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 15, noon – 4 p.m. Volunteers may sign up online as an individual or as a group/organization. Sign up deadline is 11:59 p.m. Monday, July 13.

VOLUNTEER AT THE FARMERS MARKET

Farmer Foodshare is a nonprofit that connects people who grow food with people who need food. The Donation Station operates out of the farmers markets in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Volunteers are needed to staff a table at the market from 8 a.m. – noon on Saturday mornings and 3 – 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Contact Katy Phillips for more information

Carolina Meadows Retirement Community seeks volunteer

Looking for a volunteer opportunity in Chapel Hill throughout the year? Carolina Meadows Retirement Community seeks an individual who can spare an hour once a week as a game night coordinator. Weekly game night group consists of four to six residents who will appreciate the company. This is a laid back, simple and rewarding opportunity. If interested, contact Katherine Simkins.

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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, 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 6/15/2015

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/. 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 or follow us on Twitter at UNC Public Service.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – 2015 APPLES Service-Learning Initiative

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

6/30 – 2015-16 Johnson Service Corps
6/30 – Global Take Off: Puerto Rico
Become an SAGA Fellow
TABLE needs summer PR intern

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer at the Farmers Market
July 4th volunteers needed
Join the Tar Heel Grad Guides

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – 2015 APPLES 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 with 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 2015 will take place Aug. 12-14. See What to Expect for a draft schedule. Application deadline is Monday, July 20. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Contact Ryan Nilsen with questions.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

6/30 – 2015-16 Johnson Service Corps

Johnson Service Corps (JSC) is recruiting young adults (ages 21-29) for a year of service and leadership development. Corps members of diverse backgrounds come from all over the country for this intensive and transformational year-long experience. Each corps member works 32 hours per week at a local social justice placement in Chapel Hill, Carrboro or Durham, North Carolina and participates one day per week in JSC’s leadership development curriculum. Rolling admissions are accepted through June 22.
Apply online at Episcopal Service Corps.

6/30 – GLOBAL TAKE OFF: PUERTO RICO

The Center for Global Initiatives launches Global Take Off: Puerto Rico as part of a campus collaboration to increase participation in global opportunities. This faculty-led opportunity will take a group of students to Puerto Rico over fall break, October 14-18, 2015 to introduce them to global travel. For details, visit Global Take Off: Puerto Rico.

Become an SAGA Fellow


SAGA Innovations seeks applicants for its fellows program in Chicago and New York City. This full time, in-school professional math tutoring opportunity builds off of a large-scale, randomized clinical research study by the University of Chicago Crime Lab. For details and to apply, visit SAGA Innovations.

TABLE NEEDS SUMMER PR INTERN

TABLE is a nonprofit that provides healthy food to local, food-insecure children and is located at 205 W. Weaver Street in downtown Carrboro (on bus route). Intern tasks include assisting the PR team with social media, press releases, organizing/planning for future events and working with Google Analytics. The intern will work eight to 10 hours per week. Intern candidates should have experience with PR/event planning and social media, exemplary organization and communication skills and the ability to work independently. For details, contact Ashton Tippins.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer at the Farmers Market

Farmer Foodshare is a nonprofit that connects people who grow food with people who need food. The Donation Station operates out of the farmers markets in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Volunteers are needed to staff a table at the market from 8 a.m. – noon on Saturday mornings and 3 – 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Contact Katy Phillips for more information

JULY 4TH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department needs volunteers for its upcoming July 4th Celebration, Saturday July 4. Volunteers are needed to help with various event tasks. To volunteer, complete the online volunteer form. For questions, contact Craig Wolfe or call 919-918-7376.

JOIN THE TAR HEEL GRAD GUIDES

The Tar Heel Grad Guides are a group of current Carolina graduate and professional students who provide tours to prospective and new Carolina graduate and professional students. Guides provide one to two tours a week across the UNC Campus as a services to the Carolina community. We are looking for new guides to join us. For questions, contact India Dunn.

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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, 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 6/1/2015

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/. 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 or follow us on Twitter at UNC Public Service.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – 2015 APPLES Service-Learning Initiative

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

6/30 – Global Take Off: Puerto Rico
TABLE needs summer PR intern
Washington, D.C. food access internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

6/23 -Science Network Workshop Series

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

6/2 & 3 – End of Grade test proctors needed
6/6 – Volunteer for Orange County Fishing Rodeo
July 4th volunteers needed
Join the Tar Heel Grad Guides
Ronald McDonald House development volunteer needed
Volunteer for orientation Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event
Community Empowerment Fund advocate program
Summer service-learning opportunity
Volunteer with UNC Fitness Breaks

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – 2015 APPLES 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 with 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 2015 will take place Aug. 12-14. See What to Expect for a draft schedule. Application deadline is Monday, July 20. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Contact Ryan Nilsen with questions.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

6/30 – Global Take Off: Puerto Rico

The Center for Global Initiatives launches Global Take Off: Puerto Rico as part of a campus collaboration to increase participation in global opportunities. This faculty-led opportunity will take a group of students to Puerto Rico over fall break, October 14-18, 2015 to introduce them to global travel. For details, visit Global Take Off: Puerto Rico.

TABLE needs summer PR intern

TABLE is a nonprofit that provides healthy food to local, food-insecure children and is located at 205 W. Weaver Street in downtown Carrboro (on bus route). Intern tasks include assisting the PR team with social media, press releases, organizing/planning for future events and working with Google Analytics. The intern will work eight to 10 hours per week. Intern candidates should have experience with PR/event planning and social media, exemplary organization and communication skills and the ability to work independently. For details, contact Ashton Tippins.

WASHINGTON, D.C. FOOD ACCESS INTERNSHIP

Community Foodworks operates the Columbia Heights and Historic Brookland Farmers Markets in Washington, D.C. and manages a portfolio of food access and education programs that serve thousands of low-income community members. Community Foodworks seeks an undergraduate summer intern to support the market’s food access and education efforts. For job description and to apply, email Christina Chauvenet.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

6/23 -Science Network Workshop Series

Join the Union of Concerned Scientists for online trainings on using storytelling to share science. Learn from experts about how to craft a compelling story that speaks to your audience. 101: Step Out of the Silo: Science through a Community and Social Justice Lens will be presented at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 23. Join to hear practical advice and learn best practices from active community leaders and scientists on ways your research could have greater application in your community and how to communicate and collaborate on scientific initiatives. For details, visit Science Network Workshop Series.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

6/2 & 3 – End of Grade test proctors needed

Neal Middle School in Durham, North Carolina needs volunteers to serve as proctors for its upcoming End of Grade tests. Volunteers are needed 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Tuesday or Wednesday, June 2 and 3. To volunteer, contact Belinda Proctor or call 919-560-3955.

6/6 – Volunteer for Orange County Fishing Rodeo

Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department seeks volunteers for its Orange County Fishing Rodeo Saturday, June 6 in Hillsborough at Strayhorn’s Pond. Volunteers are needed from 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Roles include setup, registration, fishing, participant’s lunch and take down with clean up. For more information or to volunteer, contact Craig Wolfe or call 919-918-7376.

July 4th volunteers needed

The Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department needs volunteers for its upcoming July 4th Celebration, Saturday July 4. Volunteers are needed to help with various event tasks. To volunteer, complete the online volunteer form. For questions, contact Craig Wolfe or call 919-918-7376.

Join the Tar Heel Grad Guides

The Tar Heel Grad Guides are a group of current Carolina graduate and professional students who provide tours to prospective and new Carolina graduate and professional students. Guides provide one to two tours a week across the UNC Campus as a services to the Carolina community. We are looking for new guides to join us. For questions, contact India Dunn.

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTEER NEEDED

The Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill seeks a motivated and detailed oriented volunteer for the summer and fall of 2015 to help with various data entry and donor tracking projects. Experience with Raiser’s Edge is strongly preferred but training will be provided. Schedule can be flexible and work is expected to take two to four hours per a week. For details, contact Cathy.

VOLUNTEER FOR ORIENTATION STOP HUNGER NOW MEAL PACKAGING EVENT

The New Student & Carolina Parent Programs (NSCPP) needs volunteers to help staff the Stop Hunger Now meal packaging events that happen twice a week starting June 1. All events are held in the Student Union Great Hall. If you are available for any of the events this summer, sign up online. This is a great way to connect with and impact the newest Tar Heels. For questions, contact NSCPP or call 919-962-8304.

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT FUND ADVOCATE PROGRAM

The Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) is recruiting volunteer advocates to work one-on-one with homeless and low-income individuals in the community on achieving personal goals, gaining employment and income, securing stable housing, building savings and much more. Complete the volunteer introduction online to get started. For more information, contact Matt Kauffmann.

SUMMER SERVICE-LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

A Helping Hand is a nonprofit companion care provider committed to assisting seniors and individuals with disabilities maintain self-sufficiency, quality of life and the highest level of independence. Applications are being accepted for the summer service-learning program. To apply, visit A Helping Hand.

VOLUNTEER WITH UNC FITNESS BREAKS

UNC Fitness Breaks offers volunteers opportunities to learn wellness and leadership skills incorporated with physical activity. Summer volunteers are needed to lead 10 – 15 sessions with employees who don’t have a lot of time for exercise due to busy schedules and working multiple jobs. The flexible position only requires a few minutes once a week on the UNC campus. For questions, contact Lindsay Bailey.

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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, 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 5/18/2015

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/. 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 or follow us on Twitter at UNC Public Service.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – 2015 APPLES Service-Learning Initiative

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

6/30 – Global Take Off: Puerto Rico
Washington, D.C. food access internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

6/23 -Science Network Workshop Series

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

5/29 – Summer orientation volunteers needed
Ronald McDonald House development volunteer needed
Volunteer for orientation Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event
Community Empowerment Fund advocate program
Summer service-learning opportunity
Volunteer with UNC Fitness Breaks

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – 2015 APPLES 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 with 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 2015 will take place Aug. 12-14. See What to Expect for a draft schedule. Application deadline is Monday, July 20. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Contact Ryan Nilsen with questions.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

6/30 – Global Take Off: Puerto Rico

The Center for Global Initiatives launches Global Take Off: Puerto Rico as part of a campus collaboration to increase participation in global opportunities. This faculty-led opportunity will take a group of students to Puerto Rico over fall break, October 14-18, 2015 to introduce them to global travel. For details, visit Global Take Off: Puerto Rico.

Washington, D.C. food access internship

Community Foodworks operates the Columbia Heights and Historic Brookland Farmers Markets in Washington, D.C. and manages a portfolio of food access and education programs that serve thousands of low-income community members. Community Foodworks seeks an undergraduate summer intern to support the market’s food access and education efforts. For job description and to apply, email Christina Chauvenet.

Back to top

EVENTS & MEETINGS

6/23 -Science Network Workshop Series

Join the Union of Concerned Scientists for online trainings on using storytelling to share science. Learn from experts about how to craft a compelling story that speaks to your audience. 101: Step Out of the Silo: Science through a Community and Social Justice Lens will be presented at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 23. Join to hear practical advice and learn best practices from active community leaders and scientists on ways your research could have greater application in your community and how to communicate and collaborate on scientific initiatives. For details, visit Science Network Workshop Series.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

5/29 – Summer orientation volunteers needed

The Office of New Student & Carolina Parent Program needs help 10 -11 a.m. Friday, May 29 unloading materials for the Stop Hunger Now events for first-year Orientation. Volunteers will meet in the Student Union, room 2424. All volunteers will be served pizza. To volunteer, sign up online. For questions, contact newstudents@unc.edu or call 919-962-8304.

Ronald McDonald House development volunteer needed

The Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill seeks a motivated and detailed oriented volunteer for the summer and fall of 2015 to help with various data entry and donor tracking projects. Experience with Raiser’s Edge is strongly preferred but training will be provided. Schedule can be flexible and work is expected to take two to four hours per a week. For details, contact Cathy.

Volunteer for orientation Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event

The New Student & Carolina Parent Programs (NSCPP) needs volunteers to help staff the Stop Hunger Now meal packaging events that happen twice a week starting June 1. All events are held in the Student Union Great Hall. If you are available for any of the events this summer, sign up online. This is a great way to connect with and impact the newest Tar Heels. For questions, contact NSCPP or call 919-962-8304.

Community Empowerment Fund advocate program

The Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) is recruiting volunteer advocates to work one-on-one with homeless and low-income individuals in the community on achieving personal goals, gaining employment and income, securing stable housing, building savings and much more. Complete the volunteer introduction online to get started. For more information, contact Matt Kauffmann.

Summer service-learning opportunity

A Helping Hand is a nonprofit companion care provider committed to assisting seniors and individuals with disabilities maintain self-sufficiency, quality of life and the highest level of independence. Applications are being accepted for the summer service-learning program. To apply, visit A Helping Hand.

Volunteer with UNC Fitness Breaks

UNC Fitness Breaks offers volunteers opportunities to learn wellness and leadership skills incorporated with physical activity. Summer volunteers are needed to lead 10 – 15 sessions with employees who don’t have a lot of time for exercise due to busy schedules and working multiple jobs. The flexible position only requires a few minutes once a week on the UNC campus. For questions, contact Lindsay Bailey.

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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, 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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