Public Service News 4/24/17

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

5/16 – Annual Course Development Institute
5/19 – Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips
APPLES Course Enhancement Grants
APPLES Partnership Grants

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

5/1 – Global summer internship
Compass Center summer internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/24 – Chiron Lecture: Kris Jordan “Living the Dream”

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/28 – PI + CH executive board applications
4/28 – Volunteer with United Way of the Greater Triangle
4/28 – Young Advocates Institute seeks camp counselors
5/21 – Apply to Launch Chapel Hill
Los Delfines Spanish Club
Peer mentor for the Latinx Mentoring Program
Carolina Navigators global service-learning experience
Volunteer abroad this summer with AIESEC
Kidzu Children’s Museum seeks volunteers

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

5/16 – ANNUAL COURSE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

APPLES Service-Learning’s annual Course Development Institute on Service-Learning is 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 16 in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3102. Topics include service-learning pedagogy, faculty course models, partnership development and course design. Faculty and instructors new to service-learning as well as those with experience are encouraged to attend. There is no cost for UNC-Chapel Hill participants, however, please register for the event as space is limited.

5/19 – HURRICANE MATTHEW DISASTER RELIEF TRIPS

The Carolina Center for Public Service, together with the university’s campus and community partners, is organizing relief trips for staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. Upcoming relief trips are March 17, to Princeville, North Carolina, April 21 to Fayetteville, North Carolina and May 19 to Lumberton, North Carolina. For details on what to expect and information on completing forms, visit UNC Disaster Relief Trips.

APPLES COURSE ENHANCEMENT GRANTS

APPLES Course Enhancement Grants up to $500 are awarded to APPLES faculty. These grants can fund course development materials or support required for APPLES service-learning courses. Past grants provided supplies for a community cooking class, funds for a field trip to a nuclear reactor and computer software to assist with community-based research. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

APPLES PARTNERSHIP GRANTS

Students enrolled in an APPLES course are eligible to apply for a partnership grant intended to benefit a community partner and deepen the service-learning experience for the student. Grants are up to $100 and can be used to enhance projects completed by students during their volunteer experience. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

5/1 – GLOBAL SUMMER INTERNSHIP

Carolina Navigators is looking to hire two to three student volunteer interns for this summer. Interns will gain valuable professional experience relevant to communications, global education and non-profit program management. Please email your resume and a cover letter to Liz Bucrek by May 1. For more information, visit the Carolina Navigators.

COMPASS CENTER SUMMER INTERNSHIP

The Compass Center for Women and Families is recruiting interns for a number of positions this summer. For internship postings, visit the Compass Center. Email Bridget McEnaney, for more information.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/24 – Chiron Lecture: Kris Jordan “Living the Dream”

Computer science lecturer Kris Jordan will speak on the power of technology in our everyday lives. As the recipient of the student-chosen 2017 Chiron Award, Jordan will present the lecture “Living the Dream” through technology, at 7:30 p.m. on April 24 in the Hanes Art Auditorium. Learn more about the digital world and enjoy free food afterward at the reception.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/28 – PI+CH executive board applications

PI+CH (Promoting Innovations + Collaborations in Health) is a new organization dedicated to connecting students to other students, mentors and resources to design and create public health projects. If you are interested in organizing public health innovation talks, workshops, design thinking events and more, apply to be a PI+CH executive board member. UNC students of all backgrounds are welcome to apply.

4/28 – Volunteer with United Way of the Greater Triangle

During National Volunteer Week, United Way of the Greater Triangle will bring a truck full of books for local children, families, teachers and mentors. Volunteers are needed to sort books and prepare them for distribution. Volunteers are needed April 24 to 28 at 2728 Capital Boulevard, suite 101 in Raleigh, North Carolina. For details, visit national volunteer week book distribution event. For questions, contact Natasha Wayne.

4/28 – YOUNG ADVOCATES INSTITUTE SEEKS CAMP COUNSELORS

The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) 2017 Young Advocates Institute is July 7-9 at North Carolina A & T State University. The institute is a social justice summer camp that empowers and trains 200 youth, ages 13-17, from across North Carolina during a weekend of prevention/intervention education, advocacy and leadership development seminars. Twenty-five young adults ages 18-24 are needed to serve as camp counselors during the institute. This volunteer opportunity offers up to 80 hours of community service. Counselor responsibilities include group participant supervision and exhibiting positive health, dress, speech, etiquette and relationship habits to serve as a positive model for participants. To volunteer, complete the camp counselor application by April 28. For questions, contact Tracy D. Wright.

5/21 – APPLY TO LAUNCH CHAPEL HILL

Launch Chapel Hill, a start-up accelerator, is accepting applications for its eighth cohort. In 2015, Launch was named a top five university business accelerator in North America by UBI Global Index, an international benchmarking organization. Twice a year, Launch accepts a new class of high-potential entrepreneurs who are committed to building their early-stage, high-potential businesses into self-sustaining enterprises. Launch provides the support, tools and knowledge to decrease risks, reduce go-to-market time and accelerate start-up growth. The application deadline is May 21. Informal information sessions will be 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 28, May 5 and May 12. Email Stefano Rivera to attend or to schedule a different time. Apply online at Launch Chapel Hill.

LOS DELFINES SPANISH CLUB

Los Delfines Spanish Club is an after school program that runs 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for the 2017-2018 year. The program teaches Spanish through play, using interactive games, crafts and cooking so students can build upon the Spanish they are learning in the classroom and at home. Apply at Los Delfines 2017-2018 application..

PEER MENTOR FOR THE LATINX MENTORING PROGRAM

The Latinx Mentoring Program pairs self-identifying Latinx and self-identifying first-years with upperclassmen mentors of all backgrounds. Mentors help mentees transition into their first year at UNC by providing social support, academic resources and general knowledge about Carolina. Apply at The Carolina Latinx Collaborative. For questions, contact clc.unc@gmail.com.

CAROLINA NAVIGATORS GLOBAL SERVICE-LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Carolina Navigators is a highly-selective academic, undergraduate service-learning program at UNC. Throughout the semester, students learn about global education and increase their intercultural competence, both online and in face-to-face meetings by crating global education resources for students and educators in North Carolina. Participants improve their intercultural, technology and leadership skills. Apply at Carolina Navigators by Aug. 15. Contact Liz Bucrek for more information.

VOLUNTEER ABROAD THIS SUMMER WITH AIESEC

Spend the summer abroad on a volunteer experience through AIESEC, the world’s largest youth-run nonprofit. Contribute to the UN’s sustainable development goal of quality education on featured programs in Argentina, Peru, Morocco and Thailand alongside volunteers from around the world. Program fee is $500 and runs for six to eight weeks. Apply AIESEC Chapel Hill.

KIDZU CHILDREN’S MUSEUM seeks volunteers

Kidzu Children’s Museum seeks volunteers of all ages. There are several volunteer opportunities including helping with special programs, summer camps and exhibits. Contact Landis Lee.

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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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Public Service News 4/17/17

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

4/23 – APPLES course committee application
Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips
APPLES Course Enhancement Grants
APPLES Partnership Grants
Annual Course Development Institute

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

5/1 – Global summer internship
CHEOP public relations summer internship
Compass Center summer internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/19 – Social Media Outreach Training
4/21 – Triangle Resilience Student Research Symposium
4/21 – Summit Church disaster relief training
4/23 – Chapel Hill-Carrboro Walk
National Youth Leadership Training

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/17 – Apply for Campus Y executive teams
4/22 – Volunteer for NC GreenPower at UNC Science Expo
4/28 – Young Advocates Institute seeks camp counselors
4/29 – Compeer volunteer training
5/21 – Apply to Launch Chapel Hill
Los Delfines Spanish Club
Volunteer with The Sonder Market
Triangle Ultimate seeks coaches
Girls on the Run seeks coaches
Peer mentor for the Latinx Mentoring Program
Carolina Navigators global service-learning experience
Volunteer abroad this summer with AIESEC
Volunteer with Kidzu Children’s Museum

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

4/23 – APPLES courses committee application

The APPLES courses committee is looking for two to three dedicated members for the 2017-2018 academic year. One of the committee’s primary goals is to ensure that connections between coursework and service are facilitated through grant money and other tools available through APPLES. The application deadline is April 23 at 11:59 p.m. For more information, contact Allison Carter or Jonathan Buechner.

HURRICANE MATTHEW DISASTER RELIEF TRIPS

The Carolina Center for Public Service, together with the university’s campus and community partners, is organizing relief trips for staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. Upcoming relief trips are March 17, to Princeville, North Carolina, April 21 to Fayetteville, North Carolina and May 19 to Lumberton, North Carolina. For details on what to expect and information on completing forms, visit UNC Disaster Relief Trips.

APPLES COURSE ENHANCEMENT GRANTS

APPLES Course Enhancement Grants up to $500 are awarded to APPLES faculty. These grants can fund course development materials or support required for APPLES service-learning courses. Past grants provided supplies for a community cooking class, funds for a field trip to a nuclear reactor and computer software to assist with community-based research. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

APPLES PARTNERSHIP GRANTS

Students enrolled in an APPLES course are eligible to apply for a partnership grant intended to benefit a community partner and deepen the service-learning experience for the student. Grants are up to $100 and can be used to enhance projects completed by students during their volunteer experience. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

Annual course development institute

APPLES Service-Learning’s annual Course Development Institute on Service-Learning is 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 16 in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3102. Topics include service-learning pedagogy, faculty course models, partnership development and course design. Faculty and instructors new to service-learning as well as those with experience are encouraged to attend. There is no cost for UNC-Chapel Hill participants, however, please register for the event as space is limited.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

5/1 – Global summer internship

Carolina Navigators is looking to hire two to three student volunteer interns for this summer. Interns will gain valuable professional experience relevant to communications, global education and non-profit program management. Please email your resume and a cover letter to Liz Bucrek by May 1. For more information, visit the Carolina Navigators.

CHEOP public relations summer internship

Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs (CHEOP) promotes and maintains programs that facilitate access to college, Ph.D. programs and the health professions with a focus on underrepresented minority, first generation, low income and/or rural students. CHEOP seeks one summer intern to showcase students’ experiences via blogging, press releases, social media, website, video, interviews, special projects and more. Send a resume to Dr. Paula Borden for consideration.

compass center summer internship

The Compass Center for Women and Families is recruiting interns for a number of positions this summer. For internship postings, visit the Compass Center. Email Bridget McEnaney, for more information.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/19 – social media outreach training

The Morehead-Cain Foundation and the Institute of Politics will offer a workshop for students and the community on effective social media content to maximize outreach to intended audiences. Brendan Foley, Morehead-Cain Foundation digital community manager, and the UNC Institute of Politics Tech Team will showcase which social media platforms work best for different purposes. The free training is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 19 at Morehead-Cain Foundation’s East Room. Register at Eventbright.

4/21 – triangle resilience student research symposium

Carolina Hazards and Resilience Planners will host the first annual Triangle Resilience Student Research Symposium on April 21. There will be expert panels and student presentations on climate change, equity, hazards, resilience and more. The $25 registration covers breakfast and lunch, plus a full day of connecting with students across UNC, Duke University and North Carolina State University. For more information and to register, visit Eventbright.

4/21 – summit church disaster relief training

Baptists on Mission will conduct a disaster relief training from April 21 to April 22 in Rockingham County. This is an overnight training where participants spend the night at a local church. Register at The Summit Church. For more information, contact Ryan Doherty.

4/23 – chapel hill-Carrboro hunger walk

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro (CROP) Hunger Walk, an annual event to raise money for individuals with severe hunger needs, is April 23. Volunteers are needed for various tasks. Visit the Facebook page or contact Jo Wyrick for more information.

national youth leadership training

The National Youth Leadership Training is a seven-day immersive leadership camp that activates young people to address today’s most pressing challenges and create impactful change. This year’s training is July 23 to July 29 at the Audubon Center in Sandstone, Minnesota. Visit National Youth Leadership Council for more information.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/17 – apply for Campus y executive teams

The Campus Y is looking for passionate students to support its mission of advancing social justice in the community. Positions are open on the development committee and communications team. Other open positions include the Arc editor-in-chief, First-Year Council co-leader and finance assistant. Applications are due April 17 at 11:59 p.m. Apply at Campus Y.

4/22 – volunteer for nc greenpower at unc science expo

Volunteers are needed for NC GreenPower, a nonprofit that supports renewable energy and carbon offsets, and provides grants for solar installations at K-12 schools. Volunteer responsibilities include engaging with guests at the outreach table, sharing program details, giving eco-friendly NC GreenPower swag and engaging in STEM activities. Online training is provided. Email speaker@ncgreenpower.org for more information.

4/28 – young advocates institute seeks camp counselors

The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) 2017 Young Advocates Institute is July 7-9 at North Carolina A & T State University. The institute is a social justice summer camp that empowers and trains 200 youth, ages 13-17, from across North Carolina during a weekend of prevention/intervention education, advocacy and leadership development seminars. Twenty-five young adults ages 18-24 are needed to serve as camp counselors during the institute. This volunteer opportunity offers up to 80 hours of community service. Counselor responsibilities include group participant supervision and exhibiting positive health, dress, speech, etiquette and relationship habits to serve as a positive model for participants. To volunteer, complete the camp counselor application by April 28. For questions, contact Tracy D. Wright.

4/29 – COMPEER Volunteer TRAINING

Freedom House Recovery Center will host a companion training for its Compeer program to decrease isolation, loneliness and low self-esteem for individuals with severe mental illness or an at-risk senior. There is a one-year minimum commitment for one hour a week or four hours a month. The volunteer training will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 29. Contact Jasmine Carter for more information.

5/21 – apply to launch chapel hill

Launch Chapel Hill, a start-up accelerator, is accepting applications for its eighth cohort. In 2015, Launch was named a top five university business accelerator in North America by UBI Global Index, an international benchmarking organization. Twice a year, Launch accepts a new class of high-potential entrepreneurs who are committed to building their early-stage, high-potential businesses into self-sustaining enterprises. Launch provides the support, tools and knowledge to decrease risks, reduce go-to-market time and accelerate start-up growth. The application deadline is May 21. Informal information sessions will be 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 28, May 5 and May 12. Email Stefano Rivera to attend or to schedule a different time. Apply online at Launch Chapel Hill.

los delfines Spanish club

Los Delfines Spanish Club is an after school program that runs 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for the 2017-2018 year. The program teaches Spanish through play, using interactive games, crafts and cooking so students can build upon the Spanish they are learning in the classroom and at home. Apply at Los Delfines 2017-2018 application..

volunteer with the sonder market

The Sonder Market seeks volunteers dedicated to increasing fresh foods access on Chapel Hill’s campus or who enjoy spending time in the kitchen. Volunteers assist in the kitchen with bake goods for the Meantime Cafe in the Campus Y, as well as produce salad mixes and other snacks to sell at The Sonder Cart. Complete the product development volunteer form to apply.

TRIANGLE ULTIMATE SEEKS COACHES

Triangle Ultimate seeks Ultimate Frisbee coaches for its Saturday youth summer league. Volunteers who are new to Ultimate will be paired with experienced coaches. Coaches are expected to attend games most Saturdays in June and July, as well as occasional midweek practices. To volunteer, complete the coaching application. Contact Tristan Green for more information.

GIRLS ON THE RUN SEEKS COACHES

Girls on the Run of the Triangle seeks women coaches to serve as role models and mentors for girls in 3rd to 8th grade. The program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. There is no previous running or coaching experience required. The practices are held at local schools twice a week. The fall season runs from September 25 to December 9. Contact Hannah Robinson for more information.

peer mentor for the latinx mentoring program

The Latinx Mentoring Program pairs self-identifying Latinx and self-identifying first-years with upperclassmen mentors of all backgrounds. Mentors help mentees transition into their first year at UNC by providing social support, academic resources and general knowledge about Carolina. Apply at The Carolina Latinx Collaborative. For questions, contact clc.unc@gmail.com.

Carolina navigators global service-learning experience

Carolina Navigators is a highly-selective academic, undergraduate service-learning program at UNC. Throughout the semester, students learn about global education and increase their intercultural competence, both online and in face-to-face meetings by crating global education resources for students and educators in North Carolina. Participants improve their intercultural, technology and leadership skills. Apply at Carolina Navigators by Aug. 15. Contact Liz Bucrek for more information.

volunteer abroad this summer with aiesec

Spend the summer abroad on a volunteer experience through AIESEC, the world’s largest youth-run nonprofit. Contribute to the UN’s sustainable development goal of quality education on featured programs in Argentina, Peru, Morocco and Thailand alongside volunteers from around the world. Program fee is $500 and runs for six to eight weeks. Apply AIESEC Chapel Hill.

volunteer with kidzu children’s museum

Kidzu Children’s Museum seeks volunteers of all ages. There are several volunteer opportunities including helping with special programs, summer camps and exhibits. Contact Landis Lee.

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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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Public Service News 4/10/17

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

Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips
APPLES Course Enhancement Grants
APPLES Partnership Grants
Annual Course Development Institute

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

>Hope Gardens food justice internship
CHEOP PR summer internship
Triangle Ultimate summer internship
Beats n Bars Festival internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/4 – Creative Resistance: Fighting Toxins and Fossil Fuels
4/11 – Carolina Seminar on Inequality
4/23 – Chapel Hill-Carrboro Walk
7/23 – National Youth Leadership Training

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Campus U and community-based research
Volunteer with The Sonder Market
Compeer volunteer training
Triangle Ultimate seeks coaches
N.C. Sli seeks staff and mentors
Girls on the Run seeks coaches

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

HURRICANE MATTHEW DISASTER RELIEF TRIPS

The Carolina Center for Public Service, together with the university’s campus and community partners, is organizing relief trips for staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. Upcoming relief trips are March 17, to Princeville, North Carolina, April 21 to Fayetteville, North Carolina and May 19 to Lumberton, North Carolina. For details on what to expect and information on completing forms, visit UNC Disaster Relief Trips.

APPLES COURSE ENHANCEMENT GRANTS

APPLES Course Enhancement Grants up to $500 are awarded to APPLES faculty. These grants can fund course development materials or support required for APPLES service-learning courses. Past grants provided supplies for a community cooking class, funds for a field trip to a nuclear reactor and computer software to assist with community-based research. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

APPLES PARTNERSHIP GRANTS

Students enrolled in an APPLES course are eligible to apply for a partnership grant intended to benefit a community partner and deepen the service-learning experience for the student. Grants are up to $100 and can be used to enhance projects completed by students during their volunteer experience. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

Annual course development institute

APPLES Service-Learning’s annual Course Development Institute on Service-Learning is 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 16 in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3102. Topics include service-learning pedagogy, faculty course models, partnership development and course design. Faculty and instructors new to service-learning as well as those with experience are encouraged to attend. There is no cost for UNC-Chapel Hill participants, however, please register for the event as space is limited.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

HOPE gardens food justice internship

Hope Gardens seeks two Herban Garden summer interns. Herban Garden is a committee that engages people of color in topics related to sustainable agriculture and food justice. Application deadline is April 12 at 11:59 p.m. Visit Hope Gardens to apply.

CHEOP paid pr summer internship

Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs (CHEOP) promotes and maintains programs that facilitate access to college, Ph.D. programs and the health professions with a focus on underrepresented minority, first generation, low income and/or rural students. CHEOP seeks one summer intern to showcase students’ experiences via blogging, press releases, social media, website, video, interviews, special projects and more. Send a resume to Dr. Paula Borden for consideration.

Triangle ultimate summer internship

Triangle Ultimate seeks part-time unpaid event coordinator and communications interns for the summer. Triangle Ultimate organizes and promotes Ultimate Frisbee for youth and adults in the Triangle. Interns will gain sports and recreational management skill and communications experience in a fun, flexible and supportive environment. Visit Triangle Ultimate or contact Tristan Green for more information.

Beats n bars festival internship

The Underground Collective seeks an unpaid intern for its Beats n Bars Festival Sept. 22 and 23 in Downtown Durham. The festival has become a platform for North Carolina to cultivate the founding influences of hip hop culture. If interested in this internship or other opportunities, contact Jamie Tindal for more information.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/4 – Creative Resistance: Fighting Toxins and Fossil Fuels

The Stone Center will host Dr. Sandra Steingraber 7 to 9 p.m. on April 4 for a talk on Creative Resistance: Fighting Toxins and Fossil Fuels. An internationally awarded author and poet, cancer patient, persistent activist and biological ecologist, Steingraber engages the current political climate to welcome new advocates for environmental health and to inspire communities fighting long term. RSVP online or visit 350 Triangle for more details.

4/11 – Carolina Seminar on Inequality

The Carolina Forum will present a seminar on social and economic inequality in America at 5:30 p.m. on April 11 in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center Auditorium. The forum will host a conversation with Mary Beth Maxwell and Dorian T. Warren. Maxwell is the senior vice president for Foundation Programs at the Human Rights Campaign and leads the organization’s public education and programmatic efforts covering issues such as workplace equality, transgender justice and religion. Warren is the president of the Center for Community Change Action and has worked to advance racial, economic and social justice for over two decades.

4/23 – chapel hill-Carrboro hunger walk

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro (CROP) Hunger Walk is an annual event to raise money for individuals with severe hunger needs. The 2017 Walk is April 23. Volunteers are needed for various tasks. Visit the Facebook page or contact Jo Wyrick for more information.

7/23 – national youth leadership training

The National Youth Leadership Training is a seven-day immersive leadership camp that activates young people to address today’s most pressing challenges and create impactful change. This year’s training is July 23 to July 29 at the Audubon Center in Sandstone, Minnesota. Visit National Youth Leadership Training for more information.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Campus U and community-based research

Student U is a college-access organization that believes all students in Durham can succeed. The organization needs graduate students or faculty interested in community-based research to work on evaluating Student U’s programming and practices. If interested, contact Radhika Deshmukh-McDiarmid.

volunteer with the sonder market

The Sonder Market seeks volunteers dedicated to increasing fresh foods access on Chapel Hill’s campus or who enjoy spending time in the kitchen. Volunteers will assist in the kitchen with bake goods for the Meantime Cafe in the Campus Y, as well as produce salad mixes and other snacks to sell at The Sonder Cart. Complete the product development volunteer form to apply.

COMPEER Volunteer TRAINING

Join Compeer and decrease isolation, loneliness and low self-esteem by becoming a companion for someone with severe mental illness or an at-risk senior. There is a one-year minimum commitment for one hour a week or four hours a month. A volunteer training will be held April 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact Jasmine Carter for more information.

TRIANGLE ULTIMATE SEEKS COACHES

Triangle Ultimate seeks Ultimate Frisbee coaches for its Saturday youth summer league. Volunteers who are new to Ultimate will be paired with experienced coaches. Coaches are expected to attend games most Saturdays in June and July, as well as occasional midweek practices. To volunteer, complete the coaching application. Contact Tristan Green for more information.

N.C. Sli seeks staff and mentors

N.C. Sli is recruiting staff members and mentors for its High School Scholars Program, a three-year program for first-generation Latino/a youth to explore and grow their cultural, career-aspiring identities. The 2017-18 Staff/Mentor application is due by 11:59 p.m. on April 16. Undergraduates, graduate students and community members from all backgrounds may apply. All positions are a one-year commitment. For questions, email sli@unc.edu.

GIRLS ON THE RUN SEEKS COACHES

Girls on the Run of the Triangle seeks women coaches to serve as role models and mentors for girls in 3rd to 8th grade. The program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. There is no previous running or coaching experience required. The practices are held at local schools twice a week. The fall season runs from September 25 to December 9. Contact Hannah Robinson for more information.

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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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Public Service News 4/3/17

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

Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips
APPLES Course Enhancement Grants
APPLES Partnership Grants

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Carolina Campus Community Garden social media internship
Triangle Ultimate summer internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/4 – Creative Resistance: Fighting Toxins and Fossil Fuels
4/11 – Carolina Seminar on Inequality
4/17 – Publishing and disseminating products of engaged scholarship
9/2 – Beats n Bars Festival internship

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Campus U and community-based research
A Helping Hand seeks volunteers
Volunteer with AIESEC this summer
N.C. Sli seeks staff and mentors

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

HURRICANE MATTHEW DISASTER RELIEF TRIPS

The Carolina Center for Public Service, together with the university’s campus and community partners, is organizing relief trips for staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. Upcoming relief trips are March 17, to Princeville, North Carolina, April 21 to Fayetteville, North Carolina and May 19 to Lumberton, North Carolina. For details on what to expect and information on completing forms, visit UNC Disaster Relief Trips.

APPLES COURSE ENHANCEMENT GRANTS

APPLES Course Enhancement Grants up to $500 are awarded to APPLES faculty. These grants can fund course development materials or support required for APPLES service-learning courses. Past grants provided supplies for a community cooking class, funds for a field trip to a nuclear reactor and computer software to assist with community-based research. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

APPLES PARTNERSHIP GRANTS

Students enrolled in an APPLES course are eligible to apply for a partnership grant intended to benefit a community partner and deepen the service-learning experience for the student. Grants are up to $100 and can be used to enhance projects completed by students during their volunteer experience. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Carolina Campus Community Garden social media internship

Carolina Campus Community Garden seeks an unpaid social media intern for the upcoming academic year. Prospective interns should be knowledgeable in creating and editing WordPress pages and social media pages for public relations and advertising purposes. This internship builds writing, communication and social media marketing skills in a supportive environment. Contact Claire Lorch for more information.

Triangle ultimate summer internship

Triangle Ultimate seeks part-time unpaid event coordinator and communications interns for the summer. Triangle Ultimate organizes and promotes Ultimate Frisbee for youth and adults in the Triangle. Interns will gain sports and recreational management skill and communications experience in a fun, flexible and supportive environment. Visit Triangle Ultimate or contact Tristan Green for more information.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/4 – Creative Resistance: Fighting Toxins and Fossil Fuels

The Stone Center will host Dr. Sandra Steingraber 7 to 9 p.m. on April 4 for a talk on Creative Resistance: Fighting Toxins and Fossil Fuels. An internationally awarded author and poet, cancer patient, persistent activist and biological ecologist, Steingraber engages the current political climate to welcome new advocates for environmental health and to inspire communities fighting long term. RSVP online or visit 350 Triangle for more details.

4/11 – Carolina Seminar on Inequality

The Carolina Forum will present a seminar on social and economic inequality in America at 5:30 p.m. on April 11 in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center Auditorium. The forum will host a conversation with Mary Beth Maxwell and Dorian T. Warren. Maxwell is the senior vice president for Foundation Programs at the Human Rights Campaign and leads the organization’s public education and programmatic efforts covering issues such as workplace equality, transgender justice and religion. Warren is the president of the Center for Community Change Action and has worked to advance racial, economic and social justice for over two decades.

4/17 – Publishing and disseminating products of engaged scholarship

The Skills and Practices of Engaged Scholarship Workshop continues with Publishing and Disseminating Products of Engaged Scholarship April 17 in Murphey Hall, room 204. Have you produced videos, manuals, curricula or other products through service-learning, participatory research or other community-engaged work? Have you wondered how to make this work accessible to non-academic audiences? This seminar features a live webinar with the managing editor of CES4health.info, an online mechanism for publishing and disseminating products of engaged scholarship. Sign in and refreshments begin at 8:45 a.m. The workshop is 9 to 10:30 a.m. Register at UNC Event Registration.

9/2 – Beats n Bars Festival Internship

The Underground Collective seeks an unpaid intern for its Beats n Bars Festival Sept. 22 and 23 in Downtown Durham. The festival has become a platform for North Carolina to cultivate the founding influences of hip hop culture. If interested in this internship or other opportunities, contact Jamie Tindal for more information.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Campus U and community-based research

Student U is a college-access organization that believes all students in Durham can succeed. The organization needs graduate students or faculty interested in community-based research to work on evaluating Student U’s programming and practices. If interested, contact Radhika Deshmukh-McDiarmid.

A Helping Hand seeks volunteers

A Helping Hand is a nonprofit companion care organization that has paid and volunteer opportunities to provide companionship for elders in the community. This is a wonderful opportunity for pre health, social work and psychology students. For more information, contact Jennifer Ashley.

Volunteer with AIESEC this summer

Spend your summer abroad on a volunteer experience through AIESEC, the world’s largest youth-run nonprofit. Contribute to UN’s Sustainable Development Goal of Quality Education on featured programs in Peru, Morocco or Thailand alongside volunteers from around the world. Program fee is $500 for six to eight weeks. Interested students should create a profile at AIESEC by 11:59 p.m. April 7. Contact vptm-chapelhill@aiesecus.org for more information.

N.C. Sli seeks staff and mentors

N.C. Sli is recruiting staff members and mentors for its High School Scholars Program, a three-year program for first-generation Latino/a youth to explore and grow their cultural, career-aspiring identities. The 2017-18 Staff/Mentor application is due by 11:59 p.m. on April 16. Undergraduates, graduate students and community members from all backgrounds may apply. All positions are a one-year commitment. For questions, email sli@unc.edu.

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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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Public Service News 3/27/17

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

Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips
APPLES Course Enhancement Grants
APPLES Partnership Grants

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Carolina Campus Community Garden social media internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/28 – Social Sciences Career Panel
3/30 – African Diaspora Lecture
3/31 – LAB! Theatre’s Time Stands Still
4/1 – Social justice art show
4/17 – Publishing and disseminating products of engaged scholarship
4/24 – Shout Out! Against Sexual Violence

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/22 – Keep Carrboro Beautiful day
4/29 – Special Olympics seeks volunteers
A Helping Hand seeks volunteers
Volunteer with AIESEC this summer
Rainbow Soccer coaches needed

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

HURRICANE MATTHEW DISASTER RELIEF TRIPS

The Carolina Center for Public Service, together with the university’s campus and community partners, is organizing relief trips for staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. Upcoming relief trips are March 17, to Princeville, North Carolina, April 21 to Fayetteville, North Carolina and May 19 to Lumberton, North Carolina. For details on what to expect and information on completing forms, visit UNC Disaster Relief Trips.

APPLES COURSE ENHANCEMENT GRANTS

APPLES Course Enhancement Grants up to $500 are awarded to APPLES faculty. These grants can fund course development materials or support required for APPLES service-learning courses. Past grants provided supplies for a community cooking class, funds for a field trip to a nuclear reactor and computer software to assist with community-based research. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

APPLES PARTNERSHIP GRANTS

Students enrolled in an APPLES course are eligible to apply for a partnership grant intended to benefit a community partner and deepen the service-learning experience for the student. Grants are up to $100 and can be used to enhance projects completed by students during their volunteer experience. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Carolina Campus Community Garden social media internship

Carolina Campus Community Garden seeks an unpaid social media intern for the upcoming academic year. Prospective interns should be knowledgeable in creating and editing WordPress pages and social media pages for public relations and advertising purposes. This internship builds writing, communication and social media marketing skills in a supportive environment. Contact Claire Lorch for more information.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/28 – Social Sciences Career Panel

The Sociology Club, UNC Psi Chi and the Society of Undergraduate Anthropologists presents the Social Sciences Career Panel 6 p.m. March 28 in Hamilton Hall, room 271. Leaders in academia, clinical research, nonprofit organizations and social work will talk about ways to leverage a social science degree for a wide variety of careers. Free food from Moe’s will be provided. For questions, contact Katelyn Buffett.

3/30 – African Diaspora Lecture

The spring 2017 African Diaspora Lecture continues at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30 in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History’s Hitchcock room with Dr. Daniel Sayers, associate professor and department chair in the Department of Anthropology at American University in Washington, D.C. The lecture, also part of the Stone Center’s Writer’s Discussion series, will focus on Sayer’s book, “A Desolate Place for a Defiant People: The Archeology of Maroons, Indigenous Americans, and Enslaved Laborers in the Great Dismal Swamp.” The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Stone Center or call 919-962-9001. RSVP at Stone Center Writer’s Discussion Series.

3/31 – LAB! Theatre’s Time Stands Still

LAB! Theatre, in collaboration with the School of Media and Journalism, will present “Time Stands Still” at 7:30 p.m. from March 31 to April 1 and at 2 p.m. April 2 in Carroll Hall, room 033. Admission is free. For details, visit the Facebook event page.

4/1 – Social justice art show

The Ackland Art Museum, Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) and Art&Life will explore the exhibition of Ronald Lockett, an African-American artist who used found objects to create art that explores race, faith and the human experience in the American South. The art show is noon to 2 p.m. April 1. Following the tour, CEF will host a showcase of community members’ creative pursuits including poetry, sculpture, drawing, quilting and singing. For details, contact Timber Beeninga.

4/17 – Publishing and disseminating products of engaged scholarship

The Skills and Practices of Engaged Scholarship Workshop continues with Publishing and Disseminating Products of Engaged Scholarship April 17 in Murphey Hall, room 204. Have you produced videos, manuals, curricula or other products through service-learning, participatory research or other community-engaged work? Have you wondered how to make this work accessible to non-academic audiences? This seminar features a live webinar with the managing editor of CES4health.info, an online mechanism for publishing and disseminating products of engaged scholarship. Sign in and refreshments begin at 8:45 a.m. The workshop is 9 to 10:30 a.m. Register at UNC Event Registration.

4/24 – Shout Out! Against Sexual Violence

Shout Out! Against Sexual Violence seeks submissions for its annual event that explores the survivor experience through stories, testimonials, poetry and spoken word, dance, music and visual art. Submissions from survivors, their loved ones and allies are welcome. Pieces can be submitted with the artist’s name or anonymously. Those submitting written word pieces may choose to perform those pieces themselves or they can request that a volunteer read their piece. Artists do not need to be present for their work to be included. All written pieces will be printed in the event program in both English and Spanish unless otherwise specified by the artist. There will be an open mic following the submitted program pieces, as time allows. To participate, submit pieces to Jennifer Grant. Submission deadline is March 31 and the event is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 24 at the Chapel Hill Public Library. For details, visit the Facebook event page.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/22 – KEEP CARRBORO BEAUTIFUL DAY

Help clean the town of Carrboro and prevent trash from entering local streams. Bring work gloves and dress to be outside. Volunteers with meet at 9 a.m. April 22 at the Century Center. Cleaning supplies will be provided. Scout groups and youth groups are welcome to participate. For questions, contact John Cooper.

4/29 – SPECIAL OLYMPICS NORTH CAROLINA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Special Olympics North Carolina seeks volunteers for its Plane Pull fundraising event on April 29 at the UPS Tarmac at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Volunteer with Special Olympics North Carolina or register a plane pull team.

A Helping Hand seeks volunteers

A Helping Hand is a nonprofit companion care organization that has paid and volunteer opportunities to provide companionship for elders in the community. This is a wonderful opportunity for pre health, social work and psychology students. For more information, contact Jennifer Ashley.

Volunteer with AIESEC this summer

Spend your summer abroad on a volunteer experience through AIESEC, the world’s largest youth-run nonprofit. Contribute to UN’s Sustainable Development Goal of Quality Education on featured programs in Peru, Morocco or Thailand alongside volunteers from around the world. Program fee is $500 for six to eight weeks. Interested students should create a profile at AIESEC by 11:59 p.m. April 7. Contact vptm-chapelhill@aiesecus.org for more information.

Rainbow Soccer seeks coaches

Rainbow Soccer is looking for a few more soccer coaches for its Friday evening Intro to Soccer program. Volunteers who have played soccer are needed 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday evenings to introduce soccer to a group of 3, 4 and 5-year-olds. A couple more volunteer coaches or assistants are also needed for practice with youth teams. For details, contact Karen Aldridge.

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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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Public Service News 2/20/2017

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

2/22 – Ned Brooks Award
2/24 – Assemble activity kits for Princeville children
2/24 – Service-Learning Course Development Grants
3/3 – Apply for APPLES’ SLI Engage
3/10 – SMART Mentoring applications
Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips
APPLES Course Enhancement Grants
APPLES Partnership Grants

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/22 – Participatory Research Seed Grant Awards
3/5 – Carolina Global Food Program scholarship
3/31 – Prevention Partners offers summer internships
Apply to be a MedServe Fellow

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/23 – Carolina Conversations – First Amendment Protected Speech
3/1 – Design Thinking and Food in North Carolina workshop
3/4 – Annual Carolina Indian Circle Pow-Wow
4/1 – Rotary Peace Center spring conference
4/8 – GO! Global Orientation

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

3/15 – Volunteer with Transplanting Traditions Community Farm
4/8 – Town of Chapel Hill egg hunt
Challah for Hunger volunteers needed
Water collection for donation
Science Olympiad coaches needed
Volunteer with WellBaby
Youth girls’ volleyball coaches needed
Tar Heel Outreach seeks volunteers
Volunteer with Science Expo
Habitat for Humanity ReStore seeks customer service volunteer

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

2/22 – Ned Brooks Award

The Ned Brooks Award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the University community who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community. Nomination deadline is Feb. 22. Apply through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, contact ccps@unc.edu.

2/24 – Assemble activity kits for Princeville children

The Carolina Center for Public Service, in partnership with Student-Athlete Development, Department of Athletics and Princeville Elementary School, will host a drop-in volunteer event 12:30 to 3 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Loudermilk Center for Excellence in the Blue Zone (third floor). Students in Princeville and Tarboro have lost many instructional days to study for upcoming End-of-Grade Tests due to Hurricane Matthew. To help prepare and support students to do their very best on these tests, Carolina students, faculty and staff will assemble reading and math activity kits for use in classrooms affected by Hurricane Matthew. For questions, contact Kim Allen.

2/24 – Service-Learning Course Development Grants

APPLES Service-Learning is accepting proposals for $5,000 service-learning course development grants from faculty and instructors who teach undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Up to seven grants will be awarded to develop new or modify existing courses that successfully integrate community-based service into the curriculum and promote the pedagogy of service-learning at UNC. For eligibility criteria and application information, visit funding opportunities. Apply by Feb. 24 at the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. Current APPLES faculty are also eligible to apply to develop a new course. For questions, contact Kim Allen.

3/3 – Apply for APPLES’ SLI Engage

APPLES Service-Learning Initiative (SLI) was created to introduce new Carolina students to service opportunities in the local community. SLI is expanding to include all students in a new program, SLI Engage, a weekend program that will include service in the community, conversations and activities around the topic of sustainability, and discussions on how to continue being engaged as a public servant not just in college, but during summer vacations or after graduation. SLI Engage is March 31 – April 2. All students are welcome to apply through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. Application deadline is March 3. For questions, contact Nicole Cervi.

3/10 – SMART MENTORING APPLICATIONS

SMART Mentoring engages UNC undergraduate students and local middle-school students in mentoring relationships. The program targets students from low-income communities and focuses on issues of race, class and gender. SMART is designed for highly motivated students who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of youth. Applications to be a SMART Mentor are open for all undergraduate students with preference given to participants of the Buckley Public Service Scholars program. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by March 10. For questions, contact Kayla Campbell.

Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips

The Carolina Center for Public Service, together with the university’s campus and community partners, is organizing relief trips for staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. Upcoming relief trips are March 17, to Kinston, North Carolina, April 21 to Tarboro/Princeville, North Carolina and May 19 to Lumberton, North Carolina. For details on what to expect and information on completing forms, visit UNC Disaster Relief Trips.

APPLES Course Enhancement Grants

APPLES Course Enhancement Grants up to $500 are awarded to APPLES faculty every semester. These grants can fund course development materials or support required for APPLES service-learning courses. Past grants provided supplies for a community cooking class, funds for a field trip to a nuclear reactor and computer software to assist with community-based research. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

APPLES Partnership Grants

Students enrolled in an APPLES course are eligible to apply for a partnership grant intended to benefit a community partner and deepen the service-learning experience for the student. Grants are up to $100 and can be used to enhance projects completed by students during their volunteer experience. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/22 – PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH SEED GRANT AWARDS

The Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research program invites proposals for graduate student research projects that will enhance research activity. Awards support expenses directly related to participatory research projects. Applications for the 2017 Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research Seed Grant Awards are due Feb. 22. Send questions, proposals and letters to Patricia McAnany and Sarah Kowitt.

3/5 – CAROLINA GLOBAL FOOD PROGRAM SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP

The Carolina Global Food Program, an initiative of the Global Research Institute, seeks applications for its second annual competitive scholarship program for this summer. Summer scholars will be awarded up to $5,000. Preference will be given to projects that support the pan-university theme, Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives. Rising juniors and seniors should apply by March 5.

 3/31 – PREVENTION PARTNERS OFFERS SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

Prevention Partners offers full-time summer volunteer internships for undergraduate and graduate students. The internship is from Tuesday, May 16 to Friday, Aug. 11. Apply by March 31 at Prevention Partners.

APPLY TO BE A  MEDSERVE FELLOW

MedServe is recruiting UNC students interested in healthcare for its second class of fellows. The fellowship connects future medical students with innovative, community-oriented primary care practices across North Carolina. Fellows receive ongoing training and support, become active members of a healthcare team, impact local health issues and work in both a clinical role (e.g. as a medical assistant) and community role (e.g. as a health coach). MedServe currently has 13 fellows serving across the state. Application deadline is March 1. For more information, contact Patrick O’Shea.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/23 – Carolina conversations – first amendment protected speech

Carolina Conversations will present a discussion on the First Amendment 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Student Union, Aquarium Lounge. Mark Merritt, vice chancellor and general counsel, will give an overview of how the courts and the University address the First Amendment in today’s society. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. For more information, contact Julia Stroup.

3/1 – design thinking and food in north Carolina workshop

The UNC Institute for the Environment and CUBE will host a workshop 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. March 1 at the Carolina Club in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. This hands-on workshop in design thinking will go through a complete design cycle and leverage user studies to create a low-resolution prototype. The focus will be on North Carolina food systems in celebration of UNC’s campus-wide Food for All theme. Register at the Institute for the Environment.

3/4 – annual Carolina Indian circle pow-wow

The American Indian Center will host its 30th annual Carolina Indian Circle Pow-Wow 11 a.m. March 4 in Fetzer Gym A. There will be Native dance exhibitions, traditional arts and crafts displays, and traditional food tasting. General admission is $4 and student admission is $2 with an ID. Free parking is available at Cobb Parking Deck on South Road. For more information, contact Elena Jacobs Polanco at 336-455-1304 or Joseph Locklear at 910-691-4856.

4/1 – rotary peace center spring conference

The 14th annual Rotary Peace Center Spring Conference is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 1 at the FedEx Global Education Center with the theme Bridging Divides. Rotary Peace Fellows will present their research and sharing examples of hope, peacemaking and positive change. Free parking is available in the McCauley Parking Deck located underneath the FedEx Global Education building. Register through Eventbrite.

4/8 – go! global orientation

UNC’s annual GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics is 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 8 at the FedEx Global Education Center. GO! is a free conference that helps students who are undertaking a global opportunity set expectations, anticipate potential cultural and ethical challenges, prepare for engagement in communities and develop intercultural competencies. The conference covers interdisciplinary topics for undergraduate and graduate students. GO! targets students who either have plans to travel globally or locally and research, intern, volunteer or study, or who are considering a future global opportunity. Registration opens on March 1 and students must register to attend. See the GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics Facebook page for event updates. For questions, contact Niklaus Steiner.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

3/15 – VOLUNTEER WITH TRANSPLANTING TRADITIONS COMMUNITY FARM

Transplanting Traditions is a community farm in Chapel Hill that serves refugees from Burma. Help CSA farmers with tasks like planting, weeding, harvesting and preparing vegetables through the spring farmer apprentice volunteer program. Volunteer training is 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 15 and Friday, March 17. Only one training is required. If interested, contact Nicole Accordino.

4/8 – TOWN OF CHAPEL HILL EGG HUNT

The town of Chapel Hill will host its egg hunt 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at Southern Community Park located at 1000 Sumac Road in Chapel Hill. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to distribute eggs, assist the bunny and monitor the hunt areas prior to start time. Sign up to volunteer or contact Amanda Fletcher for questions.

CHALLAH FOR HUNGER VOLUNTEERS needed

Challah for Hunger is an organization that bakes and sells challah, then donates the profits to Carolina Cupboard. Sign up to bake or sell on the GoogleDoc.

WATER COLLECTION FOR DONATION

Campus Recreation is collecting unopened water (cases, bottles, plastic jugs, etc.) as well as individual water filtration systems to deliver to communities still suffering the effects of Hurricane Matthew. Water collection stations are located at the front lobbies of the Student Recreation Center and Rams Head Recreation Center.

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD COACHES NEEDED

Githens Middle School needs volunteers to coach the Science Olympiad team. Students attend after-school practices and prepare weekly until the March 18 regional tournament at Riverside High School. Coaches can be flexible to arrange meetings at their own convenience. Interested volunteers should contact Faustina Baxter-Meheux.

VOLUNTEER WITH WELLBABY

WellBaby seeks volunteers for a class series that meets Tuesday nights until May 19. Volunteers supervise children 5 to 10 years old and help with reading or homework. It is not necessary to volunteer each Tuesday. Volunteers must complete an application and pass a background check. For more information, contact Mae McLendon.

YOUTH GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL COACHES NEEDED

Carrboro Recreation and Parks need coaches that can organize practices and communicate effectively with players aged 10-13 years old, parents and Recreation Department staff. They must also exhibit the ability to teach proper playing skills, fundamentals and sportsmanship, and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and games. To apply, complete the volunteer application.

TAR HEEL OUTREACH SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Tar Heel Outreach (TOP) needs volunteers to host underprivileged North Carolina students in grades 5 – 9 on UNC’s campus. TOP encourages students to aim high academically and pursue a college degree after high school. TOP will host student Feb. 23, March 2, March 23 and April 6. Sign up on the GoogleDoc to volunteer. For more information, contact Julia Whitten.

VOLUNTEER with science expo

The Science Expo is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22 on Cameron Avenue on UNC’s campus. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. Volunteers will assist with set up, exhibitors, information and break down. Complete the special events volunteer registration form to volunteer or contact Amanda Fletcher with questions.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE SEEKS CUSTOMER SERVICE VOLUNTEER

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs a friendly and energetic individual to help run the customer service desk at least one day a week. Volunteers can help 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. A three-month commitment is preferred. If interested, contact Amanda Casella.

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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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