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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
EVENTS & MEETINGS
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
Apply for a Community Engagement Fellowship
The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of five fellowships of up to $2,000 each year to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students (individuals or teams) at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply with preference given to interdisciplinary teams of students. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding. Fellows work in collaboration with community partners and faculty mentors who are familiar with their topics or geographic areas, while fellows are responsible for the major planning and implementation of their projects. The fellowships run from March to October with project implementation occurring during the summer. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal between Nov. 16, 2015 and Feb. 8, 2016.
Apply for a Sherpa Fellowship
The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the 2016 Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship. The fellowship is named for the late Mingma Norbu Sherpa, a pioneering conservationist in the Himalaya who served as an official with the World Wildlife Fund. Eligible applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the semester following their fellowship. Applications for the Sherpa Fellowship will be accepted at the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal until Feb. 8, 2016. For details, visit Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-843-7568.
EVENTS & MEETINGS
11/30 – Minority Health Conference abstract submission
The 37th annual Minority Health Conference, In Solidarity: The Role of Public Health in Social Justice, invites researchers, practitioners, community member, and students to submit abstracts for the conference poster session. Submissions should describe traditional research or nontraditional practice and process focused on the intersection of social justice and public health. Submissions are due Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. For more information, see the call for proposals.
11/30 – Free screening of Deep South+: HIV in the rural American south
Graduate Research and Intervention in The South (GRITS) and CFAR CODE will present a screening of deepsouth+, an award-winning film that explores the unique experiences of activists and individuals living with HIV in the rural American south 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov.30 in the Gillings School of Public Health/McGavran-Greenberg Hall, room 1301. A panel discussion will follow with local advocates and educators about HIV in our community and around the world. Free popcorn and movie snacks provided. For questions, contact Linda Yang.
12/8 – HOLIDAY CAROLINA BLOOD DRIVE
The American Red Cross and UNC’s Employee Forum will host the 17th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8 in Fetzer Hall. Sign up online at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code UNC or use Red Cross Blood Donor App. Free parking is available at Cobb Deck and presenting donors will receive a free T-shirt. For details or to volunteer, visit blooddrive.web.unc.edu.
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
12/11 – Girls volleyball and spring baseball coaches needed
Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is accepting applications for girls volleyball coaches and spring baseball coaches. Coaches for both sports must teach playing skills and fundamentals, attend pre-season meetings and clinics, team placement evaluations, take part in a player draft and exhibit an ability to organize practices. Visit Carrboro Recreation and Parks for online application, or contact Caitlin Knepp for a paper application. The deadline is Friday, Dec. 11.
Compass Center recruiting volunteers
Compass Center helps individuals and families prevent and end domestic violence and become self-sufficient. Compass Center provides domestic violence crisis services, career and financial education, assistance with legal resources and adolescent empowerment programs. Volunteers are being recruited for court and hotline advocates, first response volunteers, school prevention educators and more. For more information and an application, visit Compass Center or contact Bridget.
Girls on the Run seeks coaches
Girls on the Run (GOTR), a physical activity-based youth development nonprofit for girls, is accepting applications for coach mentors for the 2016 spring season, Jan. 25 – April 22. Contact Hannah Robinson for more information or apply at GOTR of the Triangle.
HOLIDAY PARADE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation needs volunteers for its annual Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade, presented by the Jaycees and the Town of Chapel Hill. To learn more, visit Town of Chapel Hill or contact Stacy Ramos.
CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB
The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.
UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE
Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.
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