Outward Bound participant broadens perspective of service

Each summer, the Carolina Center for Public Service awards North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) scholarships to participants in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program, Carolina Leadership Development and the School of Education to spend 28 days on-course at NCOBS. Austin Gragson ’17, a Buckley Public Service Scholar participant, recently returned from Outward Bound School and shares his reflection of the experience.

 

What started as initial excitement and wanderlust for the impending adventure quickly faded to soreness and frequent, periodic thoughts of “how am I going to survive this?” With time, I learned to appreciate the opportunity that was given to me. I made it my mission to learn a lesson or two before I was free from what I believed would be never-ending waves of challenges.

However as the days passed what started as impossible tasks became old tricks. I started to internalize Emerson’s quote that has become an old mantra of Outward Bound – “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

The daily challenges presented to my crew were no longer a matter of if our bodies could make it through but rather if our minds could. This subtle switch in perspective provided for an incredible improvement in performance as I realized what was holding me back was not what my body couldn’t withstand but what I thought I couldn’t withstand.

Through my experience I learned to meet challenges with a smile and jumped into uncomfortable situations instead of running away from them. I was also challenged to broaden my perspective of service. My instructors expanded my definition of service beyond a “big picture” point of view. They encouraged me to look for “micro-service” that benefits those around me. We are always able to give back to others around us and we don’t have to purposely seek out a new environment in order to serve others.

Learn more about the Center’s Outward Bound scholarships.

APPLES summer intern works to give back to the community

2014 APPLES summer intern MarrowFor many students, internships are all about gaining valuable experience. But for Raisa Marrow, ’15, an APPLES Service-Learning summer intern at Kidzu Museum in Chapel Hill, that experience also comes with an added benefit of impacting the community.

“I was attracted to the APPLES internship program because I knew it would provide me with an opportunity to do work in which I felt I was giving back to the community,” Marrow said. “I have received so much help throughout my career at Carolina and it has really made such a difference. I wanted to be able to do the same for others.”

APPLES internships are unique, intense experiences in service during either the spring semester or summer. Students intern at a variety of nonprofit and governmental agencies, receive funding ($1,200 for spring and $2,500 for summer) and participate in a service-learning course.

Marrow, an elementary education major from Jackson, North Carolina said, “The idea of service-learning interests me because it is easy to sit in the classroom and brainstorm ideas about how to tackle social issues and help communities, but going out into the field, interacting with people and having your own firsthand experiences provides insight into the issues and helps cultivate new ideas in a more authentic manner. That is why service-learning is so important.”

Because the achievement gap is an issue close to her heart, Marrow chose to intern at Kidzu to gain varied experience working with children in the community in which she lives and where she will also be student teaching in the fall. “So many children do not receive an adequate education because of race, socio-economic status and other factors. In my opinion, every chance I get to work with children is a chance for me to help close [this gap].”

As a Kidzu intern, Marrow has done worked on many tasks including creating lesson plans for field trips, working in The Makery (arts and crafts center) and attending outreach events.

“I feel I have made an impact by bringing the knowledge and perspectives of a future educator,” Marrow said. “I was able to align my lesson plans with NC Common Core standards, so students are able to learn through play at the museum in a way that connects to what they are being taught at school.”

Marrow’s work in the community is not the only impact made. She adds that her experience at Kidzu has influenced her as well by increasing her creativity and ability to quickly create and adapt ideas.

“Before my internship I would not have considered myself an artist, but working in The Makery and being in charge of creating crafts for our new themes has really pushed my creativity,” Marrow said. “I am also sometimes asked to do educational demos with the children which pushes me to think quickly. I know these skills will be useful in my future classroom. I could not think of a better way to spend my summer than working with amazing children and helping them learn and have fun even when school is not in session.”

Public Service News 7/14/2014

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 – Apply for 2014 Service-Learning Initiative

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

7/17 – AmeriCorps tutors needed in Chapel Hill and Carrboro
7/31 – Future Technologies for Water Competition

EVENTS & MEETINGS

7/19 – Stop Hungar Now meal packing event
9/3 – American Mock World Health Organization

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Disability Awareness Council seeks volunteers


OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – Service-Learning Initiative application deadline

Service-Learning Initiative (SLI) is a unique student-led pre-orientation program with APPLES Service-Learning that provides incoming first-year students with an immersive introduction to the array of service opportunities in and around Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Applications are open for the 2014 Service-Learning InitiativeApply online by July 20.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

7/17 – AmeriCorps tutors needed in Chapel Hill and Carrboro

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools AVID Program seeks Minimum Time North Carolina Literacy Corps AmeriCorps applicants to serve as an AVID tutor to provide program support. Three hundred hours of total service is required from August to May (10-12 hours per week) in addition to meeting all AmeriCorps requirements. Upon successful completion, AmeriCorps members receive a $1,175 education award. To learn more and apply, visit Americorps. Application deadline is July 16.

7/31 – Future Technologies for Water Competition

UNC’s Water Institute is hosting the first Future Technologies for Water Competition to identify breakthrough technologies for safe water with a sustainable business plan. A first-place price of $15,000 and a second-place price of $5,000 will be awarded to the two top finalists. Applications will be accept in three categories: shortening the water cycle by looking at grey water and/or wastewater reuse; rapid testing of water samples with an emphasis on in situ and online testing; and protecting vulnerable and sensitive populations. Applications are accepted worldwide through Thursday, July 31. Interested applicants can apply online. For more information, visit The Future Technologies for Water Competition.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

7/19 - Stop Hunger Now Packaging Event

Stop Hunger Now will host a special meal packing event Saturday, July 19 at Kuehne & Nagel’s Research Triangle Park facility. Volunteers are needed for two shifts: 10 a.m. – noon and 1 – 3 p.m. Business majors might particularly enjoy visiting Kuehne & Nagel and learning more about the company. To register, visit http://events.stophungernow.org/KNEvent. For questions, contact Darron Stover.

9/3 – American Mock World Health Organization

The American Mock World Health Organization (AMWHO) is an authentic simulation of the World Health Assembly, the sole decision-making body of the World Health Organization. Participants assume the role of a WHO ambassador, non-governmental organization member or media representative and form health related positions based upon their respective roles. Throughout the conference, participants will engage in debates and discussions about a thematic health topic and work together to create a final working resolution to send to the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

The United States’ first model-WHO conference simulation is set to take place Oct. 3 – 5 at Rosenau Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Modeled after the Ontario and Montreal World Health Organization conferences, the primary focus is to raise student awareness of pertinent health issues facing the world today, as well as to promote understanding of the many roles students can engage in through global health policy. The conference will establish an environment similar to that of the World Health Organization’s Assembly and educate future global health leaders in the proceedings of international health entities. Register online at the American Mock 2014 World Health Organization. For questions, contact AMWHO@unc.edu.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Disability Awareness Council seeks volunteers

The Disability Awareness Council has an immediate need for several volunteers to assist individuals with visual impairments and others with disabilities. Volunteer tasks include office type duties, event set up, errands and fundraising. For more information, contact Dr. Miles or call 919-245-4337.

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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.

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Former APPLES organizer shares life story and passion for service

By Meghan Modafferi and Frank Stasio

Listen to Alexandra’s interview on The State Of Things

APPLES 20th  Zagbayou

For the first time, I recognized that some of my life experiences mirrored the lives of my students. Alexandra Zagbayou

Alexandra Zagbayou was born in Montreal but returned to her father’s homeland of Ivory Coast when she was 4 years old. Six years later, her family fled because they feared political persecution in the tense years before the country’s civil war.

“We thought we would be in the U.S. for a summer. The summer turned into 15 years,” she said.

The family moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, where Zagbayou learned English by reverse engineering her school’s French classes.

Later, her parents returned to Africa while she and her sister stayed in Raleigh with their aunt and uncle. A few years after that, their uncle was killed.

Zagbayou’s older sister became her primary guardian while she worked hard to finish high school and secure funding for college.

One summer, Zagbayou taught dance classes to homeless and displaced youth. This was when she first began to process her own challenging life experiences. She realized not only that she related to her students, but that she had come out the other side.

Today she helps run the Durham-based college-access organization, Student U. The program empowers students to pursue their own educational journeys despite diverse challenges.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Zagbayou, High School Program Director for Student U.

Cover photo courtesy of Student U.

Faculty Engaged Scholars receive national award

Professors Analyze Media Coverage of Sex Trafficking

By Maura Devetski for The Daily Tar Heel 6/30/2014

UNC professors Barbara Friedman and Anne Johnston were recognized for their work on the Irina Project with the Donna Allen Award for Feminist Advocacy by the Commission on the Status of Women.

The purpose of the project, co-directed by School of Journalism and Mass Communication professors Friedman and Johnston, is to analyze the media coverage of sex trafficking and promote the fair and accurate reporting of the issue.

“We came together as researchers with an interest in gender issues,” Friedman said.

Friedman said they noticed a trend of criticism in the media coverage of sex trafficking that lacked evidence, which inspired their first study of sex trafficking coverage in the media.

“We are not only talking about (sex trafficking) but linking it to how it is covered in the media,” Johnston said.

Friedman and Johnston collaborate with other groups involved in the movement against sex trafficking such as survivors, social workers and law enforcement officials.

The Commission on the Status of Women within Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication gives the Donna Allen Award to a woman or group that exemplifies the values of Donna Allen, founder of the Woman’s Institute of Freedom of the Press.

Chairwoman for the Commission on the Status of Women Spring Duvall said it was the dedication of its co-directors and the real world application of their research that set the project apart.

“All of the judges commented on (the impressiveness) of the scope of the work that Dr. Johnston and Dr. Friedman are doing,” Duvall said. ”(They recognized) how passionate and committed they are to the project.” 

Susan King, dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, said the award was an indication of how important the work of scholars is in the journalism school.

“It’s an affirmation that the work (of Johnston and Friedman) has real meaning and is a challenge for others,” King said.

She said Friedman and Johnston managed to identify an important issue in the country and receiving the recognition is an added bonus.

Friedman and Johnston were recently selected for the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program, which brings together faculty in the development of engaged scholarship projects, like the Irina Project.

Friedman and Johnston said they would like to develop a standing website that will be based on their research as well as contributions from other sources like journalists and healthcare professions.

“That will help us take the project where we want to go,” Johnston said.

Read more about Friedman and Johnston’s award and work at jomc.unc.edu.

Public Service News 7/7/2014

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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – Apply for 2014 Service-Learning Initiative

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

7/17 – AmeriCorps tutors needed in Chapel Hill and Carrboro

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/3 – American Mock World Health Organization

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Disability Awareness Council seeks volunteers


OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – Apply for Service-Learning Initiative

Service-Learning Initiative (SLI) is a unique student-led pre-orientation program with APPLES Service-Learning that provides incoming first-year students with an immersive introduction to the array of service opportunities in and around Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Applications are open for the 2014 Service-Learning InitiativeApply online by July 20.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

7/17 – AmeriCorps tutors needed in Chapel Hill and Carrboro

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools AVID Program seeks Minimum Time North Carolina Literacy Corps AmeriCorps applicants to serve as an AVID tutor to provide program support. Three hundred hours of total service is required from August to May (10-12 hours per week) in addition to meeting all AmeriCorps requirements. Upon successful completion, AmeriCorps members receive a $1,175 education award. To learn more and apply, visit Americorps. Application deadline is July 16.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/3 – American Mock World Health Organization

The American Mock World Health Organization (AMWHO) is an authentic simulation of the World Health Assembly, the sole decision-making body of the World Health Organization. Participants assume the role of a WHO ambassador, non-governmental organization member or media representative and form health related positions based upon their respective roles. Throughout the conference, participants will engage in debates and discussions about a thematic health topic and work together to create a final working resolution to send to the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

The United States’ first model-WHO conference simulation is set to take place Oct. 3 – 5 at Rosenau Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Modeled after the Ontario and Montreal World Health Organization conferences, the primary focus is to raise student awareness of pertinent health issues facing the world today, as well as to promote understanding of the many roles students can engage in through global health policy. The conference will establish an environment similar to that of the World Health Organization’s Assembly and educate future global health leaders in the proceedings of international health entities. Register online at the American Mock 2014 World Health Organization. For questions, contact AMWHO@unc.edu.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Disability Awareness Council seeks volunteers

The Disability Awareness Council has an immediate need for several volunteers to assist individuals with visual impairments and others with disabilities. Volunteer tasks include office type duties, event set up, errands and fundraising. For more information, contact Dr. Miles or call 919-245-4337.

Back to top

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 from this list, send an email to listserv@unc.edu with the command “unsubscribe publicservice” in the body of the message (leave the subject line blank).

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Public Service News 6/30/2014

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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – Apply for 2014 Service-Learning Initiative

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

8/15 – Community impact grants

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Spanish immersion program seeks volunteers
July 4th volunteers needed
Disability Awareness Council seeks volunteers

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – Apply for Service-Learning Initiative

Service-Learning Initiative (SLI) is a unique student-led pre-orientation program with APPLES Service-Learning that provides incoming first-year students with an immersive introduction to the array of service opportunities in and around Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Applications are open for the 2014 Service-Learning InitiativeApply online by July 20.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

8/15 – community impact grants

The Home Depot Foundation’s Community Impact Grant Program offer grants, up to $5,000, to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Grants must support work completed by community volunteers in the U.S. and projects must be completed within six months following notification that the grant has been awarded. For details about acceptable community improvement activities and to apply, visit The Home Depot Foundation.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Spanish immersion program seeks volunteers

McDougle Elementary School’s Dolphin Spanish Club seeks energetic volunteers with strong Spanish skills for its 2014-2015 after-school Spanish immersion program. Groups (kindergarten to first grade and second to fifth grade) meet from 2:30 – 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at McDougle Elementary School. The children are enthusiastic about learning Spanish through immersion – no English, please. The goal is to allow children to practice and improve their Spanish language skills through play and games. This is also an opportunity for public service scholars or honors students to practice conversational Spanish and contribute ideas for classroom activities. Volunteer hours can be one and a half or three hours per week. Fluency is not required but an interest in practicing the language and an interest in children is. To apply, contact Kelly Hogan.

July 4th volunteers needed

The Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department seeks volunteers for its upcoming July 4th Celebration. Volunteers are needed to help with various tasks pertaining to the event from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Volunteer time can be altered based on availability. Complete the online volunteer form to participate.

Disability Awareness Council seeks volunteers

The Disability Awareness Council has an immediate need for several volunteers to assist individuals with visual impairments and others with disabilities. Volunteer tasks include office type duties, event set up, errands and fundraising. For more information, contact Dr. Miles or call 919-245-4337.

Back to top

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 from this list, send an email to listserv@unc.edu with the command “unsubscribe publicservice” in the body of the message (leave the subject line blank).

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Public Service News 6/23/2014

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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – Apply for 2014 Service-Learning Initiative

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

8/15 – Community impact grants

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Spanish immersion program seeks volunteers
July 4th volunteers needed
Rainbow Soccer seeks youth soccer coaches for fall season

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – Apply for Service-Learning Initiative

Service-Learning Initiative (SLI) is a unique student-led pre-orientation program with APPLES Service-Learning that provides incoming first-year students with an immersive introduction to the array of service opportunities in and around Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Applications are open for the 2014 Service-Learning InitiativeApply online by July 20.

Back to top

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

8/15 – community impact grants

The Home Depot Foundation’s Community Impact Grant Program offer grants, up to $5,000, to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Grants must support work completed by community volunteers in the U.S. and projects must be completed within six months following notification that the grant has been awarded. For details about acceptable community improvement activities and to apply, visit The Home Depot Foundation.

Back to top

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Spanish immersion program seeks volunteers

McDougle Elementary School’s Dolphin Spanish Club seeks energetic volunteers with strong Spanish skills for its 2014-2015 after-school Spanish immersion program. Groups (kindergarten to first grade and second to fifth grade) meet from 2:30 – 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at McDougle Elementary School. The children are enthusiastic about learning Spanish through immersion – no English, please. The goal is to allow children to practice and improve their Spanish language skills through play and games. This is also an opportunity for public service scholars or honors students to practice conversational Spanish and contribute ideas for classroom activities. Volunteer hours can be one and a half or three hours per week. Fluency is not required but an interest in practicing the language and an interest in children is. To apply, contact Kelly Hogan.

July 4th volunteers needed

The Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department seeks volunteers for its upcoming July 4th Celebration. Volunteers are needed to help with various tasks pertaining to the event from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Volunteer time can be altered based on availability. Complete the online volunteer form to participate.

Rainbow Soccer seeks youth soccer coaches for fall season

Rainbow Soccer, a nonprofit volunteer-based local recreational soccer organization, seeks youth soccer coaches for the 2014 fall season. Practices start Sept. 2 with games Saturday Sept. 13 – Nov. 8. Rainbow Soccer serve youth ages 3 – 15. The KickStart introduction to soccer program operates on Fridays from 4:45 – 6 p.m. Other programs practice once (for U5) or two times per week with Saturday games. On-line training sessions and basic team equipment is provided. For more information, contact Karen Aldridge.

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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 from this list, send an email to listserv@unc.edu with the command “unsubscribe publicservice” in the body of the message (leave the subject line blank).

Thank you.

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Public Service News 6/16/2014

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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – Apply for 2014 Service-Learning Initiative

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

8/15 – Community impact grants

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

6/16 – Horse leaders/lesson volunteers needed for Therapeutic Riding Center
6/20 & 21 – Hog Day volunteers needed ASAP
July 4th volunteers needed
Rainbow Soccer seeks youth soccer coaches for fall season

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – Apply for Service-Learning Initiative

Service-Learning Initiative (SLI) is a unique student-led pre-orientation program with APPLES Service-Learning that provides incoming first-year students with an immersive introduction to the array of service opportunities in and around Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Applications are open for the 2014 Service-Learning InitiativeApply online by July 20.

Back to top

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

8/15 – community impact grants

The Home Depot Foundation’s Community Impact Grant Program offer grants, up to $5,000, to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Grants must support work completed by community volunteers in the U.S. and projects must be completed within six months following notification that the grant has been awarded. For details about acceptable community improvement activities and to apply, visit The Home Depot Foundation.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

6/16 – Horse leaders/lesson volunteers needed for Therapeutic Riding Center

The North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center (NCTRC) offers the fun of horseback riding, along with its physical and psychological benefits, to children and adults with special needs. Volunteers are needed to help with summer riding lessons beginning June 16. Volunteers work directly with riders and horses in class. No experience necessary; training is provided. For more information, visit nctrcriders.org.

6/20 & 21 – HOG DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ASAP

Want to go beyond campus borders and serve the community? Volunteer during Hog Day, June 20 and 21. This annual Orange County event that features local barbecue, vendors, talent and more. Individual volunteers are welcome as well as groups for a minimum of one shift of three hours. To volunteer, visit hogday.org or call Beatrice at 919-240-4279.

July 4th volunteers needed

The Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department seeks volunteers for its upcoming July 4th Celebration. Volunteers are needed to help with various tasks pertaining to the event from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Volunteer time can be altered based on availability. Complete the online volunteer form to participate.

Rainbow Soccer seeks youth soccer coaches for fall season

Rainbow Soccer, a nonprofit volunteer-based local recreational soccer organization, seeks youth soccer coaches for the 2014 fall season. Practices start Sept. 2 with games Saturday Sept. 13 – Nov. 8. Rainbow Soccer serve youth ages 3 – 15. The KickStart introduction to soccer program operates on Fridays from 4:45 – 6 p.m. Other programs practice once (for U5) or two times per week with Saturday games. On-line training sessions and basic team equipment is provided. For more information, contact Karen Aldridge.

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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 from this list, send an email to listserv@unc.edu with the command “unsubscribe publicservice” in the body of the message (leave the subject line blank).

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Public Service News 6/9/2014

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.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – Apply for 2014 Service-Learning Initiative

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

6/16 – Horse leaders/lesson volunteers needed for Therapeutic Riding Center
6/20 & 21 – Hog Day volunteers needed ASAP
Volunteer to help with first-year orientation
Help needed with community garden
Rainbow Soccer seeks youth soccer coaches for fall season

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – Apply for Service-Learning Initiative

Service-Learning Initiative (SLI) is a unique student-led pre-orientation program with APPLES Service-Learning that provides incoming first-year students with an immersive introduction to the array of service opportunities in and around Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Applications are open for the 2014 Service-Learning InitiativeApply online by July 20.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

6/16 – Horse leaders/lesson volunteers needed for Therapeutic Riding Center

The North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center (NCTRC) offers the fun of horseback riding, along with its physical and psychological benefits, to children and adults with special needs. Volunteers are needed to help with summer riding lessons beginning June 16. Volunteers work directly with riders and horses in class. No experience necessary; training is provided. For more information, visit nctrcriders.org.

6/20 & 21 – HOG DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ASAP

Want to go beyond campus borders and serve the community? Volunteer during Hog Day, June 20 and 21. This annual Orange County event that features local barbecue, vendors, talent and more. Individual volunteers are welcome as well as groups for a minimum of one shift of three hours. To volunteer, visit hogday.org or call Beatrice at 919-240-4279.

Volunteer to help with First-Year orientation

Current UNC students, Stop Hunger Now needs your help at events during first-year orientation. All events are conveniently held in the Student Union, Great Hall from 8:20-10:30 p.m. Help welcome new students and teach them the importance of service at Carolina. Join New Student & Carolina Parent Programs for one event or many throughout the summer. All dates are listed on the sign up form. Contact newstudents@unc.edu or call 919-962-8304 with any questions.

Help needed for community garden

The Carolina Campus Community Garden (CCCG) provides sustainably grown produce to UNC’s housekeepers and currently needs volunteers (students, staff and faculty) to help plant, weed, mulch, water, turn compost and harvest during garden workdays, 4 – 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 3 – 5 p.m. Sundays. No experience is necessary. CCCG is within walking distance from campus. For more information, contact Claire.

Rainbow Soccer seeks youth soccer coaches for fall season

Rainbow Soccer, a nonprofit volunteer-based local recreational soccer organization, seeks youth soccer coaches for the 2014 fall season. Practices start Sept. 2 with games Saturday Sept. 13 – Nov. 8. Rainbow Soccer serve youth ages 3 – 15. The KickStart introduction to soccer program operates on Fridays from 4:45 – 6 p.m. Other programs practice once (for U5) or two times per week with Saturday games. On-line training sessions and basic team equipment is provided. For more information, contact Karen Aldridge.

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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 from this list, send an email to listserv@unc.edu with the command “unsubscribe publicservice” in the body of the message (leave the subject line blank).

Thank you.

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