Public Service Fair connects campus to community

By Becca Kronebusch

2016 Public Service FairFinding and connecting with local organizations is the first step in making a meaningful difference in the community. The 18th annual Public Service Fair, set for 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 in the Pit, will help the UNC community do just that. More than 35 organizations will table in the Pit to share information with students, faculty and staff interested in getting involved in the community.

“UNC is enthusiastic about giving Tar Heels an easy way to serve in and with the community,” said Heather Sieber, a senior exercise and sport science major from Winchester, Virginia who is helping to organize the event. “Seeing people find their passion with an organization and connect with the community in such a meaningful way is what this fair is all about.”

Organizations participating this year include Piedmont Wildlife Center, the American Red Cross, Carolina Swim Clinic, Inter-Faith Council and The Arc of the Triangle. “There really is something for everyone,” Sieber added. “This year’s fair features organizations that address a wide variety of issues, from homelessness, hunger and mental health to the environment, hospice and aging.”

Susan Chandler, assistant director of volunteer services for The Arc, added, “Today’s students are the tolerant teachers, doctors, lawyers and business people of tomorrow. There is nothing more important than connecting and engaging our youth. Participating in UNC’s Public Service Fair puts us in direct contact with that audience so that we can directly engage students in our efforts.”

Hunger Lunch will also join these organizations in the Pit, selling all-you-can-eat beans, rice and cornbread for $5.

Each day, members of the Carolina community go above and beyond engaging in public service on campus, in the community and beyond. The Public Service Fair, organized by the Carolina Center for Public Service and Student Government, makes organizations accessible to students, faculty and staff.

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First-year students launch into community service

By Becca Kronebusch

SLI Launch 2017 at Heavenly GrocriesAs the heat of summer is in full swing and UNC students begin to fill the quad, many ambitious first-years stepped into the local community for three days of service through the APPLES Service-Learning Initiative: Launch, or SLI. For these students, service was the most meaningful way to get to know and give back to their neighbors in the Chapel Hill community.

SLI is a student-led program that introduces incoming first-year and transfer students to service in the local Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. This year, 64 SLI participants focused on sustainability and gave more than 576 service hours to eight community partners. Each student was assigned to three different sites over the course of three days.

Will Melfi, a first-year student at UNC, was one of many SLI participants who promoted sustainability by cleaning up Carrboro High School’s garden.

“I joined SLI because during high school I never found enough time to give back to the community,” Melfi said. “It’s really been a great experience and opportunity to get a jumpstart into giving back to this community that I’m invested in.”

At East Chapel Hill High School, students set up and decorated teachers’ classrooms to make the school year transition seamless. Teachers shared that they felt a weight lifted off of their shoulders with every desk, chair and poster in place. For participants, SLI is not a one-time event; they plan to continue serving the community through more organizations on campus.

“I’ve had such a great time, and I love this program and can’t wait to be more involved,” Melfi said.

SLI Launch 2017 school groupIn addition to giving back to the community, SLI help participants develop leadership skills. The program is entirely student-led to help empower and inspire students to become better, forward-thinking leaders. Abby Gostling, a junior global studies and economics double major from Raleigh, began as a participant in SLI and worked her way up to become one of this year’s co-chairs.

“I have really been able to gain a comprehensive view of what it takes to make a three-day service program like this happen,” Gostling said. “I have grown immensely in my ability to think through all of the details of a situation to make sure everything is addressed and to be a better problem solver on the spot.”

Gostling added that she is thankful that SLI gave her the opportunity and passion to become a leader in the Carolina community. She added that she is confident that this year’s SLI participants will go on to become resilient future leaders.

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Public Service News 9/5/2017

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

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?” As the UNC community considers ways to help with the Hurricane Harvey disaster response, details will be shared through the Carolina Center for Public Service and its Hurricane Harvey disaster relief webpage. The North Carolina community continues to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew. For ways the UNC community is involved with Hurricane Matthew recovery, visit the Center’s Hurricane Matthew disaster relief webpage.

If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus, or if you are organizing efforts to help, please send an email to CCPS.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/8 – APPLES community partner spring internship applications
9/13 – Celebrate APPLES Day
9/18 – Buckley Public Service Scholars graduate assistant applications
9/18 – APPLES 2017 Alternative Fall Break applications
9/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars fall enrollment
10/23 – Bryan Fellowship applications

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Web-development internship
Arts For Life intern and volunteer opportunities

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/6 – Hurricane Harvey support and information session
9/6 – Carolina Conversations
9/20 – Public Service Fair

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/9 – Help screen for kidney disease at community health fair
9/7, 12 & 13 – Be a school volunteer
9/16 – Volunteer for Hispanic Heritage celebrations
9/18 – Volunteer for Refugee Health Initiative
9/19 – Carrboro Music Festival volunteers needed
10/28 – Volunteer at Hillsborough’s River Park Concert
Carolina Meadows volunteer opportunities
Upward Bound mentors
English teaching opportunity with Enrich ELL
First Look volunteer guides needed
Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers
Carolina Swim Clinic volunteers needed
Volunteer with Compass Center

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/8 – APPLES COMMUNITY PARTNER SPRING INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS

Community partners with growing needs or specialized projects are encouraged to apply to participate in the Service-Learning Internship program. Service-learning internships are proposed by community partners and publicized by the APPLES program. Open to full-time undergraduates, these internships offer students the opportunity to participate in a deep and meaningful professional experience while partners work with some of the brightest students at UNC. Community partner spring internship applications close Sept. 8. Learn more about hosting an intern.

9/13 Celebrate APPLES Day

Help APPLES Service-Learning celebrate APPLES Day, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Polk Place. Snacks will be provided. For details, contact apples@unc.edu. Also check out the APPLES Day Snapchat filter!

9/18 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS GRADUATE ASSISTANT APPLICATIONS

The Carolina Center for Public Service offers support for up to 10 Carolina graduate students to serve as skills training facilitators and share their expertise with undergraduate students engaged in service in the community and on campus. Selected graduate students are required to facilitate at least two skills trainings (one per semester) for Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) participants as well as help with the review process of BPSS portfolios submitted by graduating seniors. After completing these requirements, each graduate student receives a stipend of $600. BPSS graduate assistant applications are accepted until Sept. 18 through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For more information about BPSS, visit Buckley Public Service Scholars.

9/18 – APPLES 2017 ALTERNATIVE FALL BREAK APPLICATIONS

Applications for APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Fall Break (AFB) are open until Sept. 18. Through AFB, students learn and serve outside the UNC community over fall break. Before the break experience, participants attend orientation sessions to prepare for the challenges and issues they will confront. During the break, students collaborate with community service partners in various capacities, engaging in both direct and indirect service as well as advocacy work. For details, visit Alternative Fall Break. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

9/30 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS FALL ENROLLMENT

Fall enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program is open Aug. 18 to Sept. 30. All undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program during the enrollment period. Transfer students must have three semesters remaining to enroll. When enrolling, students should sign up for an orientation session or make sure that they will be available for an orientation session the following semester. Enroll online through the Buckley Portfolio.

10/23 – BRYAN FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS

The Robert E. Bryan Fellowship in the APPLES Service-Learning program is designed for undergraduate student teams interested in creating social impact locally and/or globally through the creation of an innovative project that addresses a community-identified need. Applications for 2018 Bryan Fellowships will be accepted until Oct. 23 through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Web-development internship

Undergraduate students with web-programing experience (html5, canvas and JavaScript) are invited to help develop dynamic visualization technologies for an NSF-funded project in the School of Education that improves science learning for underrepresented eighth-grade students. For details, visit NSF Making Science Visible Project. Apply at Making Science Visible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Arts For Life intern and volunteer opportunities

Arts For Life is a program dedicated to supporting pediatric patients and families through arts engagement in hospitals across North Carolina. Visit Arts for Life to learn about local volunteer and internship opportunities or contact Katharine Phlegar Broughton for more information.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/6 – Hurricane Harvey support and information session

A Hurricane Harvey support and information session will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 in 133 Rosenau Hall. The meeting will be led by Bill Gentry, M.P.A., director of executive master’s programs and director of the Community Preparedness and Disaster Management certificate program in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Given the devastation resulting from Hurricane Harvey, we would like to provide the opportunity for students, staff and faculty members to come together to share information and discuss ways that we, as a university, can provide assistance to those who have felt the impact of this terrible event, including ways we can connect with the larger university community around such efforts. A number of people in the UNC community have family and friends who live in the areas affected by the storm. We would like to learn more about how we can best provide support to them, as well.

9/6 – CAROLINA CONVERSATIONS

All UNC faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the first Carolina Conversations of the academic year, The First Amendment and Free Speech at UNC, 4 – 6 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Family Pleasants Room in Wilson Library. Discussion will explore what the First Amendment protects, what it does not protect and how it applies in a public university setting. Dr. G. Rumay Alexander, associate vice chancellor/chief diversity officer will moderate. Mark Merrit, vice chancellor and general counsel, will facilitate discussion. For more information, contact Julia Stroup.

9/20 – PUBLIC SERVICE FAIR

The 18th annual Public Service Fair will be 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20 in the Pit. Students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to visit with more than 30 local nonprofits that will be on campus to give out information and recruit volunteers. Enrich your semester by engaging in public service and learn about ways you can make a difference in your community. For nonprofits interested in participating, contact Luisa Brooks or call 919-843-7568.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/9 – Help screen for kidney disease at community health fair

The UNC Kidney Center’s Kidney Education Outreach Program needs volunteers for a community health fair in Kinston, North Carolina Saturday, Sept. 9. Volunteer opportunities include helping patients, administering surveys, answering questions and more. This is a great experience for those interested in community health and health education. For more information or questions, contact Jill Powell.

9/7, 12 & 13 – Be a school volunteer

Help school-age students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools one to two hours per week. Stop by the Student Union, room 3102 Sept. 7, 12 or 13 between 10 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to volunteer. Preregister and select your placement at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School volunteers and partners. For questions, email volunteer@chccs.k12.nc.us or call 919-967-8211 extension 28281.

9/16 – Volunteer for Hispanic Heritage celebrations

The Hispanic Liaison needs volunteers for its fifth annual Hispanic Heritage month celebration Saturday, Sept. 16 in downtown Siler City, North Carolina. There will be food vendors, games for kids, folkloric dancing, information booths and more. Volunteers are needed for set up and during the celebration. For details, visit Hispanic Heritage Fiesta. If interested in volunteering, contact Janet Ramirez.

9/18 – Volunteer for Refugee Health Initiative

The Refugee Health Initiative at UNC serves vulnerable refugees populations who have less access to health care services and health education. To volunteer with the Refugee Health Initiative, complete and submit the volunteer application by Sept. 18. RSVP for the interest meeting, 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 in Rosenau Hall. For questions, contact refugeehealth.unc@gmail.com.

9/19 – Carrboro Music Festival volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed for the Carrboro Music Festival, a free, two-day event Sunday, Sept. 24 that showcases Triangle-area performers with varied musical styles. All performers donate their talents to foster a strong sense of community and to share their music with a wider audience. For details, visit Carrboro Music Festival volunteers. Volunteers must register by Sept. 19.

10/28 – Volunteer at Hillsborough’s River Park Concert

River Park Concert is a free outdoor live music event in downtown Hillsborough, North Carolina (just north of Chapel Hill). The concert is noon – 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28 and is solely run by volunteers. Some shifts start at 9 a.m. while others end at 9 .pm. Sign up for a volunteer assignment and shift or learn more at the Hillsborough Arts Council.

CAROLINA MEADOWS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Carolina Meadows seeks volunteers to develop relationships with elderly residents as a friendly visitor, activities assistant or music and memory assistant. Volunteer slots fall within 9:30 a.m. – noon and 2 – 5 p.m. Volunteers must complete an orientation, background check, drug test, TB test and receive a fall flu shot. To volunteer, RSVP to Kris O’Keefe with your choice of orientation: Thurs. 9/14 3:00-4:30 p.m., Thurs. 9/21 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Wed. 9/27 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Upward Bound mentors

Upward Bound is looking for highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students who have a passion for working with high school students. Upward Bound mentors offer support and assistance to Upward Bound students on Saturdays during the academic year. For more information, contact Sabrina Donegan or call 919-962-1281.

English teaching opportunity with Enrich ELL

Enrich ELL, a UNC Campus Y organization, welcomes volunteers interested in teaching English to adults in the local community. No teaching experience or language skills are required. The time commitment is one to two hours per week on Monday and/or Wednesday. If interested, complete the volunteer application. For questions, email enrichenglishunc@gmail.com. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

First Look volunteer guides needed

First Look UNC-Chapel Hill exposes underserved middle school students to the idea of college; what it is, how to get there and why they need to go to college. About 5,000 middle school students visit the UNC campus every year. Volunteers are needed 11 a.m. – noon Tuesdays and 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Thursdays with a weekly commitment throughout the semester. All volunteers must complete 10 hours of training. If interested, visit UNC Event Registration for the four required training sessions. For questions, contact Daniel Dinkins.

Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center is accepting applications for its volunteer training. For information about volunteer positions, training schedules and how to apply, visit Orange County Rape Crisis Center. For questions, call 919-968-4647 or email info@ocrcc.org.

Carolina Swim Clinic volunteers needed

Carolina Swim Clinic provides swimming lessons to children from families in the Chapel Hill area who cannot afford swimming lessons. Lessons are offered Sundays 1 – 2 p.m. or 2 – 3 p.m. Volunteers are also needed for English tutoring that is offered to Spanish-speaking parents during swimming lesson times. For questions or if interested, contact carolinaswimclinic@gmail.com.

Volunteer with Compass Center

Compass Center for Women and Families is recruiting for a variety volunteer and intern positions. Most-needed positions include domestic violence advocates, Spanish interpreters, information and referral support, IPV community educators, career program volunteers and childcare volunteers. For more information, email volunteer@compassctr.org.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Public Service News 8/28/2017

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/1 – First-Year Service Corps applications
9/8 – APPLES community partner spring internship applications
9/18 – Buckley Public Service Scholars graduate assistant applications
9/18 – APPLES 2017 Alternative Fall Break applications
9/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars fall enrollment
10/23 – Bryan Fellowship applications

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Paws4ever seeks nonprofit intern
$2K stakeholder engagement voucher
Ultimate Frisbee fall internships

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/12 – Master of Public Administration Program open house
9/20 – Public Service Fair
School of Education fall information sessions

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/1 – Volunteer with Civics in the Triangle
9/1 – Volunteers needed for Tar Heel Downtown
9/9 – Help screen for kidney disease at community health fair
9/7, 12 & 13 – Be a school volunteer
9/16 – Volunteer for Hispanic Heritage celebrations
9/19 – Carrboro Music Festival volunteers needed
9/23 -Volunteer for the Haw River Learning Celebration
10/28 – Volunteer at Hillsborough’s River Park Concert
Carolina Swim Clinic volunteers needed
Volunteer with Compass Center
Coach with Girls on the Run
Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program
Youth soccer coaches needed
Carolina Correctional Education Program
Coaches needed for youth basketball
A Helping Hand seeks volunteers
Help teens and young adults with disabilities

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/1 – FIRST-YEAR SERVICE CORPS

The First-Year Service Corps (FYSC) is a unique opportunity for selected students to come together with faculty and staff throughout the year to deepen their academic and practical experience in public service during their time at Carolina. First-year students and transfer students in their first year at Carolina who are enrolled in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program are eligible to participate in the First-Year Service Corps. Applications for the 2017-2018 FYSC close Sept. 1. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For more information, contact BPSS.

9/8 – APPLES COMMUNITY PARTNER SPRING INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS

Community partners with growing needs or specialized projects are encouraged to apply to participate in the Service-Learning Internship program. Service-learning internships are proposed by community partners and publicized by the APPLES program. Open to full-time undergraduates, these internships offer students the opportunity to participate in a deep and meaningful professional experience while partners work with some of the brightest students at UNC. Community partner spring internship applications close Sept. 8. Learn more about hosting an intern.

9/18 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS GRADUATE ASSISTANT APPLICATIONS

The Carolina Center for Public Service offers support for up to 10 Carolina graduate students to serve as skills training facilitators and share their expertise with undergraduate students engaged in service in the community and on campus. Selected graduate students are required to facilitate at least two skills trainings (one per semester) for Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) participants as well as help with the review process of BPSS portfolios submitted by graduating seniors. After completing these requirements, each graduate student receives a stipend of $600. BPSS graduate assistant applications are accepted until Sept. 18 through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For more information about BPSS, visit Buckley Public Service Scholars.

9/18 – APPLES 2017 Alternative Fall Break applications

Applications for APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Fall Break (AFB) are open until Sept. 18. Through AFB, students learn and serve outside the UNC community over fall break. Before the break experience, participants attend orientation sessions to prepare for the challenges and issues they will confront. During the break, students collaborate with community service partners in various capacities, engaging in both direct and indirect service as well as advocacy work. For details, visit Alternative Fall Break. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

9/30 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS FALL ENROLLMENT

Fall enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program is open Aug. 18 to Sept. 30. All undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program during the enrollment period. Transfer students must have three semesters remaining to enroll. When enrolling, students should sign up for an orientation session or make sure that they will be available for an orientation session the following semester. Enroll online through the Buckley Portfolio.

10/23 – BRYAN FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS

The Robert E. Bryan Fellowship in the APPLES Service-Learning program is designed for undergraduate student teams interested in creating social impact locally and/or globally through the creation of an innovative project that addresses a community-identified need. Applications for 2018 Bryan Fellowships will be accepted until Oct. 23 through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

PAWS4EVER SEEKS NONPROFIT INTERN

Paws4ever, an animal services agency in Mebane, North Carolina, seeks a creative, dedicated and detail-oriented student interested in a nonprofit internship. Opportunities include volunteer management, fundraising/event planning and communication. For more information, visit Paws4ever.

$2K STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT VOUCHER

NC TraCS provides $2,000 vouchers to assist clinical and translational researchers in implementing a research project. Translational researchers wanting to implement community engagement strategies in their research may use these funds to compensate health research stakeholders who collaborate on translational research studies. Investigators may use the funds to compensate health research stakeholders whom NC TraCS has prepared for research collaboration or other identified health research stakeholders. View the Voucher Guidelines. To learn more and apply, visit NC TraCS.

ULTIMATE FRISBEE FALL INTERNSHIPS

Triangle Ultimate seeks an event coordinator and communications interns. Visit Triangle Ultimate internships for more information and to apply.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/12 – MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE

The School of Government will host a Master of Public Administration program open house 6 – 8 p.m., Sept. 12 at the Knapp-Saunders Building. Chat with faculty, staff, alumni and current students, and meet one-on-one with the admissions staff. Free food and refreshments are provided. For questions, contact Anne Kilby or call 919-962-1181. The event is free, but registration is required. For details, visit Carolina MPA.

9/20 – PUBLIC SERVICE FAIR

The 18th annual Public Service Fair will be 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20 in the Pit. Students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to visit with more than 30 local nonprofits that will be on campus to give out information and recruit volunteers. Enrich your semester by engaging in public service and learn about ways you can make a difference in your community. For nonprofits interested in participating, contact Luisa Brooks or call 919-843-7568.

9/30 -VMI LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS CONFERENCE

This year’s Annual VMI Leadership and Ethics Conference, Speaking Truth to Power: Candid and Courageous Civil Discourse, explores the moral direction and professional ethical behavior of key institutions, including the military, higher education and media communities. The conference includes small group table discussions to examine issues raised in the various panels and by the speakers, and employ “best counterargument exercises” to identify and overcome obstacles to civil discourse on select, highly contentious issues. The conference is open to any adult interested in this topic. VMI cadets, staff and faculty; along with other college students from public, private or military-style institutions are encouraged to attend. For registration details, visit VMI Leadership Conference.

UNC SCHOOL OF EDUCATION FALL INFORMATION SESSIONS

The School of Education offers several upcoming events to connect with faculty, staff and students and learn more about its programs in human development and family studies, teaching, school counseling, educational innovation, school administration, curriculum and instruction, school psychology, educational policy and more. For more information, contact Patricia Harris or call 919-537-3962.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/1 – Volunteer with Civics in the Triangle

Civics in the Triangle is a new organization under UNC’s nonpartisan Institute of Politics that places motivated undergraduates in elementary and high school classrooms to teach history, civics and government lessons. Applications to volunteer are accepted through the Institute of Politics CommonApp; be sure to indicate an interest in CIVICS. Application deadline is Sept. 1.

9/1 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TAR HEEL DOWNTOWN

The Town of Chapel Hill is looking for volunteers for Tar Heel Downtown, a family-friendly event centered around 140 West Plaza on West Franklin Street that highlights the University and downtown business district. This year’s event is 6 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. Event monitors are needed to help with vendor set up and break down. Volunteers can sign up using the special events volunteer registration form.

9/9 – Help screen for kidney disease at community health fair

The UNC Kidney Center’s Kidney Education Outreach Program needs volunteers for a community health fair in Kinston, North Carolina Saturday, Sept. 9. Volunteer opportunities include helping patients, administering surveys, answering questions and more. This is a great experience for those interested in community health and health education. For more information or questions, contact Jill Powell.

9/7, 12 & 13 – Be a school volunteer

Help school-age students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools one to two hours per week. Stop by the Student Union, room 3102 Sept. 7, 12 or 13 between 10 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to volunteer. Preregister and select your placement at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School volunteers and partners. For questions, email volunteer@chccs.k12.nc.us or call 919-967-8211 extension 28281.

9/16 – Volunteer for Hispanic Heritage celebrations

Help school-age students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools one to two hours per week. Stop by the Student Union, room 3102 Sept. 7, 12 or 13 between 10 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to volunteer. Preregister and select your placement at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School volunteers and partners. For questions, email volunteer@chccs.k12.nc.us or call 919-967-8211 extension 28281.

9/19 – Carrboro Music Festival volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed for the Carrboro Music Festival, a free, two-day event Sunday, Sept. 24 that showcases Triangle-area performers with varied musical styles. All performers donate their talents to foster a strong sense of community and to share their music with a wider audience. For details, visit Carrboro Music Festival volunteers. Volunteers must register by Sept. 19.

9/23- VOLUNTEER FOR THE HAW RIVER LEARNING CELEBRATION

Learning Celebration, the Haw River Assembly’s three-week riverside educational program for fourth-graders, kicks off Sept. 23. Volunteers are needed to guide small groups of students through activities that explore the woods and river through hands-on experiences. On-site training and orientation is provided and no experience is necessary. For questions, contact Erin Jobe.

10/28 – VOLUNTEER AT HILLSBOROUGH’S RIVER PARK CONCERT

River Park Concert is a free outdoor live music event in downtown Hillsborough, North Carolina (just north of Chapel Hill). The concert is noon – 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28 and is solely run by volunteers. Some shifts start at 9 a.m. while others end at 9 .pm. Sign up for a volunteer assignment and shift or learn more at the Hillsborough Arts Council.

Carolina Swim Clinic volunteers needed

Carolina Swim Clinic provides swimming lessons to children from families in the Chapel Hill area who cannot afford swimming lessons. Lessons are offered Sundays 1 – 2 p.m. or 2 – 3 p.m. Volunteers are also needed for English tutoring that is offered to Spanish-speaking parents during swimming lesson times. For questions or if interested, contact carolinaswimclinic@gmail.com.

Volunteer with Compass Center

Compass Center for Women and Families is recruiting for a variety volunteer and intern positions. Most-needed positions include domestic violence advocates, Spanish interpreters, information and referral support, IPV community educators, career program volunteers and childcare volunteers. For more information, email volunteer@compassctr.org.

COACH WITH GIRLS ON THE RUN

Girls on the Run of the Triangle needs women coaches to serve as role models and mentors for girls in third to eighth grades. The program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. No previous running or coaching experience is required. Practices are held at local schools twice a week and the fall season runs from Sept. 25 to Dec. 9. Contact Hannah Robinson for more information.

PREPARING INTERNATIONAL TEACHING ASSISTANTS PROGRAM

The Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program (PITAP) seeks undergraduate students to become classroom consultants and/or conversation partners to work with graduate students who are international teaching assistants (ITAs). Contribute to the quality of undergraduate education at UNC-Chapel Hill and learn about other cultures. The time commitment is 10 – 15 hours per semester. All majors are welcome. Email brybar@unc.edu for details.

YOUTH SOCCER COACHES NEEDED

Rainbow Soccer needs volunteer coaches for its youth teams for players ages 3 – 14. Coaching opportunities are for one, two and three hours per week. Some soccer experience or experience working with youth is preferred. The season is Sept. 5 – Nov. 4. Volunteers can coach with a friend. Register at Rainbow Soccer or contact Karen Aldridge for more information.

CAROLINA CORRECTIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

The Correctional Education Program seeks tutors for its for-credit UNC courses offered in state prisons. Tutors work with students on essay development and composition, and practice speeches for a public speaking class. Terms last eight weeks and tutoring sessions are one weeknight a week from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Tutoring is offered in six prisons that range from fifteen minutes to an hour away from UNC-Chapel Hill. For more information, contact Raphael Ginseberg.

COACHES NEEDED FOR YOUTH BASKETBALL

Carrboro Recreation & Parks needs coaches for youth basketball. Coaches interact with players 6 to 15 years old, parents and recreation staff. Coaches also teach proper playing skills and fundamentals, sportsmanship and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and games. The program runs mid-October through February. Volunteers are needed for three hours per week. If interested, contact Craig Wolfe or call 919-918-7376.

A HELPING HAND SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

A Helping Hand, a nonprofit serving seniors and adults with disabilities, hosts a fun, eye-opening and rewarding volunteer experience. This is a great opportunity for college students and graduates interested in psychology, healthcare-related or social work careers. Visit A Helping Hand for details. Please note that a car is required.

HELP TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES

Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Adapted Recreation & Inclusion needs volunteers to help teens and young adults with special needs/disabilities during an evening of games and socializing. Game night is 6 – 8:30 p.m. the third Saturday each month at Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson Street in Chapel Hill. Volunteers must commit 10 days in advance. Volunteers are also needed to help a children with special needs/disabilities learn to swim. Volunteers work one-on-one in the pool assisting swimmers in practicing what the instructor teaches. Volunteers do not need to know how to teach swimming. Class times are Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. and/or 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Sept. 13 – Oct. 11 at Homestead Aquatics Center, 300 Aquatics Drive (Homestead Road and MLK Boulevard. For details, contact Marian Kaslovsky.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Public Service News 8/22/2017

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

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

8/22 – APPLES 2017 Alternative Fall Break applications
9/1 – First-Year Service Corps applications
9/8 – APPLES community partner spring internship applications
9/18 – Buckley Public Service Scholars graduate assistant applications
9/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars fall enrollment
10/23 – Bryan Fellowship applications

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Paws4ever seeks nonprofit intern
$2K stakeholder engagement voucher
Ultimate Frisbee fall internships

EVENTS & MEETINGS

8/24 – University Career Services fall kickoff
8/25 – Learning by Doing: a symposium on experiential education
9/12 – Master of Public Administration Program open house
9/20 – Public Service Fair
School of Education fall information sessions
2017 Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/1 – Volunteers needed for Tar Heel Downtown
9/14 – Good Neighbor Initiative seeks student volunteers
9/23 -Volunteer for the Haw River Learning Celebration
10/28 – Volunteer at Hillsborough’s River Park Concert
Coach with Girls on the Run
Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program
Youth soccer coaches needed
Carolina Correctional Education Program
Coaches needed for youth basketball
A Helping Hand seeks volunteers
Fall baseball and girls volleyball coaches needed
Festifall seeks volunteers
Help teens and young adults with disabilities
Volunteer and hang-out in the Edible Campus Garden

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

8/22 – APPLES 2017 Alternative Fall Break applications

Applications for APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Fall Break (AFB) are open Aug. 22 to Sept. 18. Through AFB, students learn and serve outside the UNC community over fall break. Before the break experience, participants attend orientation sessions to prepare for the challenges and issues they will confront. During the break, students collaborate with community service partners in various capacities, engaging in both direct and indirect service as well as advocacy work. For details, visit Alternative Fall Break. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

9/1 – First-Year Service Corps

The First-Year Service Corps (FYSC) is a unique opportunity for selected students to come together with faculty and staff throughout the year to deepen their academic and practical experience in public service during their time at Carolina. First-year students and transfer students in their first year at Carolina who are enrolled in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program are eligible to participate in the First-Year Service Corps. Applications for the 2017-2018 FYSC close Sept. 1. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For more information, contact BPSS.

9/8 – APPLES community partner spring internship applications

Community partners with growing needs or specialized projects are encouraged to apply to participate in the Service-Learning Internship program. Service-learning internships are proposed by community partners and publicized by the APPLES program. Open to full-time undergraduates, these internships offer students the opportunity to participate in a deep and meaningful professional experience while partners work with some of the brightest students at UNC. Community partner spring internship applications close Sept. 8. Learn more about hosting an intern.

9/18 – Buckley Public Service Scholars graduate assistant applications

The Carolina Center for Public Service offers support for up to 10 Carolina graduate students to serve as skills training facilitators and share their expertise with undergraduate students engaged in service in the community and on campus. Selected graduate students are required to facilitate at least two skills trainings (one per semester) for Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) participants as well as help with the review process of BPSS portfolios submitted by graduating seniors. After completing these requirements, each graduate student receives a stipend of $600. BPSS graduate assistant applications are accepted until Sept. 18 through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For more information about BPSS, visit Buckley Public Service Scholars.

9/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars fall enrollment

Fall enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program is open Aug. 18 to Sept. 30. All undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program during the enrollment period. Transfer students must have three semesters remaining to enroll. When enrolling, students should sign up for an orientation session or make sure that they will be available for an orientation session the following semester. Enroll online through the Buckley Portfolio.

10/23 – Bryan Fellowship applications

The Robert E. Bryan Fellowship in the APPLES Service-Learning program is designed for undergraduate student teams interested in creating social impact locally and/or globally through the creation of an innovative project that addresses a community-identified need. Applications for 2018 Bryan Fellowships will be accepted until Oct. 23 through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Paws4ever seeks nonprofit intern

Paws4ever, an animal services agency in Mebane, North Carolina, seeks a creative, dedicated and detail-oriented student interested in a nonprofit internship. Opportunities include volunteer management, fundraising/event planning and communication. For more information, visit nonprofit management internships.

$2K stakeholder engagement voucher

NC TraCS provides $2,000 vouchers to assist clinical and translational researchers in implementing a research project. Translational researchers wanting to implement community engagement strategies in their research may use these funds to compensate health research stakeholders who collaborate on translational research studies. Investigators may use the funds to compensate health research stakeholders whom NC TraCS has prepared for research collaboration or other identified health research stakeholders. View the Voucher Guidelines. To learn more and apply, visit NC TraCS.

Ultimate Frisbee fall internships

Triangle Ultimate seeks an event coordinator and communications interns. Visit Triangle Ultimate internships for more information and to apply.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

8/24 – University career Services fall kickoff

University Career Services will host its fall kickoff Thursday, Aug. 24. Learn about the LinkedIn experience 9 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. in the Student Union. From 4 – 6 p.m., enjoy a food truck rodeo in Hanes lot beside Memorial Hall. For details, visit University Career Services.

8/25 – Learning by Doing: a symposium on experiential education

Learning by Doing is a campus-wide symposium and networking session on experiential education, 1 – 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 25 in Hyde Hall’s University Room. The keynote address, Leadership and Learning: Critical Lessons from Kurt Hahn and the Future of Experiential Education will be presented by Thomas James, provost and dean of Teachers College, Columbia University, and former dean of the UNC School of Education. Graphic facilitation will be by Giselle Chow who develops and leads organizational change processes for corporate and nonprofit organizations. Campus, community groups and individuals can discuss, share ideas and plan together following the keynote address from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Registration is required and free of charge. Register at tinyurl.com/ydblro2t by Aug. 22. Space is limited and participants are encouraged to respond early. For questions, contact ccps@unc.edu or call 919- 843-7568.

9/12 – Master of Public Administration Program open house

The School of Government will host a Master of Public Administration program open house 6 – 8 p.m., Sept. 12 at the Knapp-Saunders Building. Chat with faculty, staff, alumni and current students, and meet one-on-one with the admissions staff. Free food and refreshments are provided. For questions, contact Anne Kilby or call 919-962-1181. The event is free, but registration is required. For details, visit Carolina MPA.

9/20 – Public Service Fair

The 18th annual Public Service Fair will be 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20 in the Pit. Students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to visit with more than 30 local nonprofits that will be on campus to give out information and recruit volunteers. Enrich your semester by engaging in public service and learn about ways you can make a difference in your community. For nonprofits interested in participating, contact Luisa Brooks or call 919-843-7568.

9/30 – VMI Leadership and Ethics Conference

This year’s Annual VMI Leadership and Ethics Conference, Speaking Truth to Power: Candid and Courageous Civil Discourse, explores the moral direction and professional ethical behavior of key institutions, including the military, higher education and media communities. The conference includes small group table discussions to examine issues raised in the various panels and by the speakers, and employ “best counterargument exercises” to identify and overcome obstacles to civil discourse on select, highly contentious issues. The conference is open to any adult interested in this topic. VMI cadets, staff and faculty; along with other college students from public, private or military-style institutions are encouraged to attend. For registration details, visit VMI Leadership Conference.

UNC School of Education fall information sessions

The School of Education offers several upcoming events to connect with faculty, staff and students and learn more about its programs in human development and family studies, teaching, school counseling, educational innovation, school administration, curriculum and instruction, school psychology, educational policy and more. For more information, contact Patricia Harris or call 919-537-3962.

2017 ENGAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP CONSORTIUM CONFERENCE

Registration is open for the 8th annual Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) conference to be held in Birmingham, Alabama with pre-conference sessions Sept. 24 – 25 and the main conference on Sept. 26 – 27. The conference theme is This is Engagement: Best Practices in Community-Engaged Scholarship. Discounts for early registration ends Aug. 17. For conference program information and to register, visit Engagement Scholarship Consortium.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/1 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TAR HEEL DOWNTOWN

The Town of Chapel Hill is looking for volunteers for Tar Heel Downtown, a family-friendly event centered around 140 West Plaza on West Franklin Street that highlights the University and downtown business district. This year’s event is 6 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. Event monitors are needed to help with vendor set up and break down. Volunteers can sign up using the special events volunteer registration form.

9/14 – Good Neighbor Initiative seeks student volunteers

The Good Neighbor Initiative (GNI), a collaboration of The Jackson Center and The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Community Involvement, promotes better living experiences in Chapel Hill neighborhoods where students and non-students live in close proximity to each other. GNI seeks volunteers for the Neighborhood Block Party, Thursday, Sept. 14. To volunteer, complete the Good Neighbor Initiative volunteer form. For more information, contact Sofie or Aaron.

9/23- Volunteer for the Haw River Learning Celebration

Learning Celebration, the Haw River Assembly’s three-week riverside educational program for fourth-graders, kicks off Sept. 23. Volunteers are needed to guide small groups of students through activities that explore the woods and river through hands-on experiences. On-site training and orientation is provided and no experience is necessary. For questions, contact Erin Jobe.

10/28 – Volunteer at Hillsborough’s River Park Concert

River Park Concert is a free outdoor live music event in downtown Hillsborough, North Carolina (just north of Chapel Hill). The concert is noon – 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28 and is solely run by volunteers. Some shifts start at 9 a.m. while others end at 9 .pm. Sign up for a volunteer assignment and shift or learn more at the Hillsborough Arts Council.

Coach with Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run of the Triangle needs women coaches to serve as role models and mentors for girls in third to eighth grades. The program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. No previous running or coaching experience is required. Practices are held at local schools twice a week and the fall season runs from Sept. 25 to Dec. 9. Contact Hannah Robinson for more information.

Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program

The Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program (PITAP) seeks undergraduate students to become classroom consultants and/or conversation partners to work with graduate students who are international teaching assistants (ITAs). Contribute to the quality of undergraduate education at UNC-Chapel Hill and learn about other cultures. The time commitment is 10 – 15 hours per semester. All majors are welcome. Email brybar@unc.edu for details.

Youth soccer coaches needed

Rainbow Soccer needs volunteer coaches for its youth teams for players ages 3 – 14. Coaching opportunities are for one, two and three hours per week. Some soccer experience or experience working with youth is preferred. The season is Sept. 5 – Nov. 4. Volunteers can coach with a friend. Register at Rainbow Soccer or contact Karen Aldridge for more information.

Carolina Correctional Education Program

The Correctional Education Program seeks tutors for its for-credit UNC courses offered in state prisons. Tutors work with students on essay development and composition, and practice speeches for a public speaking class. Terms last eight weeks and tutoring sessions are one weeknight a week from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Tutoring is offered in six prisons that range from fifteen minutes to an hour away from UNC-Chapel Hill. For more information, contact Raphael Ginseberg.

Coaches needed for youth basketball

Carrboro Recreation & Parks needs coaches for youth basketball. Coaches interact with players 6 to 15 years old, parents and recreation staff. Coaches also teach proper playing skills and fundamentals, sportsmanship and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and games. The program runs mid-October through February. Volunteers are needed for three hours per week. If interested, contact Craig Wolfe or call 919-918-7376.

A Helping Hand seeks volunteers

A Helping Hand, a nonprofit serving seniors and adults with disabilities, hosts a fun, eye-opening and rewarding volunteer experience. This is a great opportunity for college students and graduates interested in psychology, healthcare-related or social work careers. Visit A Helping Hand for details. Please note that a car is required.

Fall baseball and girls volleyball coaches needed

Carrboro Recreation & Parks needs coaches for fall baseball and girls volleyball. Fall baseball coaches organize practices and interact with players 6 – 12 years old, parents and recreation staff. Coaches also teach proper playing skills and fundamentals, sportsmanship and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and games. Girls volleyball teams practice two times per week, with games once a week starting late-August through mid-October. Volleyball players are 10 – 13 years old. For more information, contact Craig Wolfe or call 919-918-7376.

Festifall seeks volunteers

The Town of Chapel Hill seeks volunteers for its 45th annual Festifall, noon – 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. Festifall Arts Festival is a unique opportunity for the community, art enthusiasts and artists to interact in a vibrant market of handmade artworks and live performances. Event monitors are needed to help with vendor set up, kid zones, entertainment and more. To volunteer, sign up using the special events volunteer registration form.

Help teens and young adults with disabilities

Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Adapted Recreation & Inclusion needs volunteers to help teens and young adults with special needs/disabilities during an evening of games and socializing. Game night is 6 – 8:30 p.m. the third Saturday each month at Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson Street in Chapel Hill. Volunteers must commit 10 days in advance. Volunteers are also needed to help a children with special needs/disabilities learn to swim. Volunteers work one-on-one in the pool assisting swimmers in practicing what the instructor teaches. Volunteers do not need to know how to teach swimming. Class times are Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. and/or 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Sept. 13 – Oct. 11 at Homestead Aquatics Center, 300 Aquatics Drive (Homestead Road and MLK Boulevard. For details, contact Marian Kaslovsky.

Volunteer and hang-out in the Edible Campus Garden

Edible Campus UNC invites volunteers to the new Edible Campus Garden, between Davis Library and the ATM, Thursdays 4 – 6 p.m. Get your hands dirty planting, watering, weeding, harvesting and snacking. Afterward, relax, chat and reconnect. Volunteers gather the first Thursday, immediately following the weekly Edible Evenings — a time to hang out, collaborate, groove to live music and share delicious local food. For questions, contact Laura Mindlin.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Impact through Upward Bound

Griffin Smith is a rising senior majoring in mathematics and history and is considering a career in education.

This summer, he has spent a lot of time teaching and mentoring with the Upward Bound Program at Central Carolina Community College. Upward Bound prepares recent graduates for college.

“The kids I work with are first-generation college students, so any way that I can give back and shrink the income gap is something that I think is important,” Smith said. “It’s really been amazing to see what a little bit of effort and my time can do in terms of impacting kids’ lives.”

The internship was part of the APPLES Service-Learning program based out of the Carolina Center for Public Service. The student-led program pairs Carolina students with community or governmental organizations for a variety of internships in either the spring semester or during the summer.

To learn about becoming or hosting an intern, visit APPLES Service-Learning.

Service through technology

Zareen Farooqui is a junior studying business administration and computer science at UNC-Chapel Hill. This summer, she’s using the knowledge she gained in her classes to revamp United Way of the Greater Triangle’s Teaming for Technology Program. That program refurbishes used computer equipment and makes it available to North Carolina schools, students and nonprofit organizations at greatly reduced prices.

“We work to provide refurbished computers to underserved communities,” said Farooqui. “In school, I’m doing a lot of coding but I’m not getting my hands dirty in the actual hardware which I was able to do here.”

Farooqui’s internship was part of the APPLES Service-Learning program based out of the Carolina Center for Public Service. The student-led program pairs Carolina students with community or governmental organizations for a variety of internships in either the spring semester or during the summer.

Learn more about the APPLES Service-Learning program by visiting APPLES online.

This week, we’ll profile three Carolina students participating in the program. Watch a video about Carolina student and APPLES Service-learning intern Jennifer Barber.

By Brandon Bieltz, University Communications
Published August 2, 2017, UNC.edu

Learning through summer service

Tar Heels do not stop learning when the academic year breaks for the summer.

For nearly 30 years, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students have found a way to continue learning throughout the summer with APPLES Service-Learning based out of the Carolina Center for Public Service. The student-led program pairs Carolina students with community or governmental organizations for internships in either the spring semester or during the summer.

Through this program, rising senior Jennifer Barber of Waxhaw, North Carolina, a public relations major, spent her summer as a paid intern at the North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center, working with children of all abilities during summer camp sessions.

“People usually say, ‘What does therapeutic horse summer camp have to do with a major in public relations?’ But I really get to use those skills here,” explained Barber. “I am working with campers of all abilities, but I’m also writing press releases, sending those out and doing professional communications. I can take these examples, a portfolio, to an employer.”

This week, we’ll profile three Carolina students participating in the program.

Learn more about the APPLES Service-Learning program by visiting the APPLES online.

By Carly Swain, University Communications
Published Aug. 1, 2017, UNC.edu

Public Service News 7/17/2017

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

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

APPLES fall course volunteers
First-Year Service Corps applications

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Student Action with Farmworkers internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2017 Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

8/21 – Good Neighbor Initiative seeks student volunteers
Fall baseball and girls volleyball coaches needed
Festifall seeks volunteers
Volunteers needed for Tar Heel Downtown
Volunteer and hang-out in the Edible Campus Garden

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

 APPLES fall course volunteers

Requests for APPLES Service-Learning course fall volunteers are open through Aug. 4. APPLES course volunteers serve 30 hours during the semester from September to December. Community partners can request volunteers through the APPLES Partner Portal. For questions, contact Becca Bender.

First-Year Service Corps

The First-Year Service Corps (FYSC) is a unique opportunity for selected students to come together with faculty and staff throughout the year to deepen their academic and practical experience in public service during their time at Carolina. First-year students and transfer students in their first year at Carolina who are enrolled in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program are eligible to participate in the First-Year Service Corps. Applications for the 2017-2018 FYSC open July 15 and close Sept. 1. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For more information, contact BPSS.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Student Action with Farmworkers internship

Spend the school year interning at Student Action with Farmworkers’ (SAF) office learning about the farmworker justice movement and gaining nonprofit leadership skills. Interns work approximately 10 hours per week, increase SAF’s capacity to train farmworker youth, build advocacy and organizing campaigns, and increase SAF communications. Benefits include a $2,400 scholarship, three day-long trainings and more. For details and an application, visit Student Action with Farmworkers.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2017 Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference

Registration is open for the 8th annual Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) conference to be held in Birmingham, Alabama with pre-conference sessions Sept. 24 – 25 and the main conference on Sept. 26 – 27. The conference theme is This is Engagement: Best Practices in Community-Engaged Scholarship. Discounts for early registration end Aug. 17. For conference program information and to register, visit Engagement Scholarship Consortium.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

8/21 – Good Neighbor Initiative seeks student volunteers

The Good Neighbor Initiative (GNI), a collaboration of The Jackson Center and The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Community Involvement, promotes better living experiences in Chapel Hill neighborhoods where students and non-students live in close proximity to each other. GNI seeks volunteers for this year’s Door-to-Door Walk, Monday, Aug. 21 and the Neighborhood Block Party, Thursday, Sept. 14. To volunteer, complete the Good Neighbor Initiative volunteer form. For more information, contact Sofie or Aaron.

Fall baseball and girls volleyball coaches needed

Carrboro Recreation & Parks needs coaches for fall baseball and girls volleyball. Fall baseball coaches organize practices and interact with players (6-12 years old), parents and recreation staff. Coaches also teach proper playing skills and fundamentals, sportsmanship and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and games. Girls volleyball teams practice two times per week, with games once a week starting late-August through mid-October. Volleyball players are 10 – 13 years old. For more information, call 919-918-7376 or contact Craig Wolfe.

Festifall seeks volunteers

The Town of Chapel Hill seeks volunteers for its 45th annual Festifall, noon – 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. Festifall Arts Festival is a unique opportunity for the community, art enthusiasts and artists to interact in a vibrant market of handmade artworks and live performances. Event monitors are needed to help with vendor set up, kid zones, entertainment and more. To volunteer, sign up using the special events volunteer registration form.

Volunteers needed for Tar Heel Downtown

The Town of Chapel Hill is looking for volunteers for Tar Heel Downtown, a family-friendly event centered around 140 West Plaza on West Franklin Street that highlights the University and downtown business district. This year’s event is 6 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. Event monitors are needed to help with vendor set up and break down. Volunteers can sign up using the special events volunteer registration form.

Volunteer and hang-out in the Edible Campus Garden

Edible Campus UNC invites volunteers to the new Edible Campus Garden, between Davis Library and the ATM, Thursdays 4 – 6 p.m. Get your hands dirty planting, watering, weeding, harvesting and snacking, of course. Stick around afterward to relax, chat and reconnect. Volunteers gather the first Thursday, immediately following the weekly Edible Evenings — a time to hang out, collaborate, groove to live music and share delicious local food. For questions, contact Laura Mindlin.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Public Service News 7/3/2017

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

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/14 – Service-Learning Initiative

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Student Action with Farmworkers internship

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer with Food for the Summer
Welcome Baby Family Resource Center seeks volunteers
Volunteer meal delivery drivers needed
Help TABLE feed children
North Carolina Child Advocacy Network

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/14 – SERVICE-LEARNING INITIATIVE

Applications are open for APPLES Service-Learning Initiative. This is a three-day experience Aug. 16-18 for incoming first-year students to learn about service-learning in the local community. Students get to know other incoming Tar Heels, learn about APPLES and service-learning at UNC and explore ways to get involved in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. Applications are accepted online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal until July 14.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

INTERXED

Spend the school year interning at Student Action with Farmworkers’ (SAF) office learning about the farmworker justice movement and gaining nonprofit leadership skills. Interns work approximately 10 hours per week, increase SAF’s capacity to train farmworker youth, build advocacy and organizing campaigns, and increase SAF communications. Benefits include a $2,400 scholarship, three day-long trainings and more. For details and an application, visit Student Action with Farmworkers.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEER WITH FOOD FOR THE SUMMER

Food for the Summer provides lunch for children at meal sites throughout Chapel Hill and Carrboro during the summer. Volunteers are needed to distribute food from June 12 to Aug. 25. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit Food for the Summer.

WELCOME BABY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Welcome Baby Family Resource Center in Durham needs volunteers to sort and hang donated clothes, provide child care and perform office duties. A flexible schedule is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers must complete an application, pass a background check (if providing childcare), and attend an interview and orientation session. For details, contact Mae McLendon or call 919-560-7340.

VOLUNTEER MEAL DELIVERY DRIVERS NEEDED

Meals on Wheels of Durham delivers meals to seniors throughout Durham County. This opportunity is more than a meal – it’s a friendly smile, hello and well-check visit – which may be the only personal contact that senior will receive that day. Volunteers are needed as delivery drivers. It takes less than two hours to deliver a route weekday mornings. If interested, contact Annette or call 919-667-9424.

HELP TABLE FEED CHILDREN

TABLE provides healthy food to hungry Chapel Hill and Carrboro children every week. TABLE continues its school-year weekend meal backpack program through Summer TABLE. Volunteers are needed to deliver weekly bags of fresh produce and healthy nonperishables to children in summer school, summer camp and door-to-door in low-income apartment complexes. Learn more about TABLE volunteer opportunities at TABLE. Sign up online to volunteer.

NORTH CAROLINA CHILD ADVOCACY NETWORK

NC Child launched the Child Advocacy Network (CAN) to leverage the strength of organizations and individuals who care about North Carolina’s children by building a strong network that spans the state. Membership is free and is open to individuals and organizations. Become a member by completing the membership form and specifying issue areas of interested.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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