Public Service News 11/13/2017

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?” For updates on UNC’s efforts, visit UNC disaster relief. 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

11/17 – APPLES community partner summer internship applications
12/1 – APPLES Award nominations

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

11/16 – Adopt-a-Home fundraiser
11/19 – Ecuador Earthquake Relief
11/27 – Disaster relief trip

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

11/13 – Chiron Award nomination deadline
Peacock Fellowship Application

EVENTS & MEETINGS

11/13 & 14 – UNC Institute of Politics final seminars
11/18 – Military Appreciation food drive at Tar Heel Town
11/20 – UNC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance information sessions
12/12 – Holiday Carolina Blood Drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

11/17 – Art&Life Initiative
Healthy Smiles Drive

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

11/17 – APPLES COMMUNITY PARTNER SUMMER 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 open to full-time undergraduates and 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 summer internship applications are due Nov. 17. Learn more about hosting an intern.

12/1 – APPLES AWARD NOMINATIONS

APPLES is accepting nominations for its APPLES Service-Learning Awards. Five APPLES Awards recognize outstanding students, faculty members and community partners who have made significant contributions to their communities through service-learning. Each award recipient will be recognized at the APPLES Service-Learning Awards on Feb. 23, 2018. Students, faculty members and community partners can submit a nomination online by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. For details, visit APPLES Service-Learning Awards.

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

11/16 – Adopt-a-Home fundraiser

The Carolina Hazards and Resilience Planners invites friends, classmates, family and colleagues to support the Adopt-a-Home program, which helps displaced families still recovering from Hurricane Matthew. The group will host a benefit night 5 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at Linda’s Bar & Grill, 203 E. Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. The goal is to raise $1,600 to purchase appliances for an adopted family. For details on the benefit night, see the Adopt-a-home Facebook event page, or make a donation to the Carolina Disaster Relief Fund. For questions, contact Christian Kamrath.

11/19 – ECUADOR EARTHQUAKE RELIEF

In 2016, a disastrous earthquake hit Bahia, Ecuador. Join UNC students traveling to Bahia to assist with disaster relief through sustainable bamboo design. Volunteers will participate in workshops on the history of bamboo architecture, concepts of sustainable design and social entrepreneurship. Students will build a bamboo home with Bahía Beach Construction. An interest meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 19 in Murray, room G201. Email Lily Olmo with any questions.

11/27 – Disaster relief trip

The Carolina Center for Public Service continues to organize campus-wide relief trips to assist in the rebuilding process after Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. These trips are for UNC staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. The next trip is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1. Register by Nov. 27. For details, FAQs and registration forms, visit UNC disaster relief trips.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

11/13 – Chiron Award nomination deadline

The Carolina Chiron Award recognizes an educator for remarkable character and service to undergraduates at the University. Nominations are submitted and reviewed solely by UNC students. The selected professor will host a guest lecture, speaking as though it is the last lecture of their life, sharing what they consider most vital to students seeking to live life to the fullest. Nominations are due on Monday, Nov. 13 by 7:30 p.m. Complete the Google Form to nominate a professor.

Peacock Fellowship Applications

Applications are open for Carolina for Kibera’s James and Florence Peacock Fellowship. This volunteer experience brings UNC students to a collaborative environment alongside Kibera staff, allowing students to apply their skills and talents while engaging in grassroots development in Nairobi, Kenya. The fellowship is fully funded and open to undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, join the information session, 4 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Global Education Center, room 3303. To apply, visit Carolina for Kibera.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

11/13 & 14 – UNC Institute of Politics final seminars

Each week, the UNC Institute of Politics hosts seminars on Monday and Tuesday evenings with IOP fellows Deborah Ross and Thomas Stith. Deborah Ross will lead her final seminar on retirement security for students with special guest Ray Boshara 5 – 6:15 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Graham Memorial Lounge Thomas Stith will host his final seminar on the collaboration of business and public officials with special guest Robert “Bob” Brown 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in Graham Memorial, room 035. Both Ross and Stith will be available for office hours in Graham Memorial 011 prior to their respective seminars. For more information, visit the Facebook event pages or contact Samantha Grimm.

11/18 – Military Appreciation food drive at Tar Heel Town

As a part of the Food For All year-long food drive, the Employee Forum will be collecting food donations at Tar Heel Town prior to the Nov. 18 Military Appreciation Football Game versus Western Carolina. In addition to benefitting the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, donations collected will also be sent to the Durham VA Food Pantry in honor of our Military. To learn more, visit The Employee Forum’s Food For All events page.

11/20 – UNC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance information sessions

UNC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) seeks returning and new volunteers for the 2018 tax season. UNC VITA is an IRS program that helps low-to-moderate income Chapel Hill and Carrboro taxpayers complete their annual tax returns at no cost. Volunteers do not need to have tax experience. UNC VITA will host information sessions at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Student Union, room 2420 and Nov. 20 in the Student Union, room 3409. To learn more, visit UNC VITA.

12/12 – Holiday Carolina Blood Drive

The Employee Forum will host the 19th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 in Fetzer Hall. This holiday season, give the best gift of all and donate blood to the American Red Cross. Free parking is available in Cobb Deck off Country Club Road and all presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt. Students, consider taking a study break to donate blood; snacks will be provided. For UNC- Chapel Hill employees, time spent donating and volunteering is considered work-time, with permission from a supervisor. Sign up online at redcrossblood.org with the sponsor code UNC or download the Red Cross Blood Donor app. Walk-ins are welcome.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

11/17 – Art&Life Initiative

The Campus Y’s Art&Life is an arts education initiative that provides art history programs to high school and middle school students in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro area. Art&Life also empowers youth by challenging them to assess their own identities through art history education of western and non-western cultures. Art history is used as a tool to teach students about identity, creativity and cultures from around the world. You do not need to be an art history major or studio art major to apply, but you should have a demonstrated interest in art. Apply by midnight, Friday, Nov. 17 through the Google form.

Healthy Smiles Drive

Help provide dental relief to the heavily affected areas of Puerto Rico by donating toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash and floss. Donations can be dropped off at the donation box on the first floor of the Campus Y or at the Rogers Road Community Center. Monetary donations, accepted through a GoFundMe page, are also accepted and will be used to purchase dental supplies. Check out the Healthy Smiles flier 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-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 11/6/2017

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 and Hurricane Irma disaster response, details will be shared through the Carolina Center for Public Service and its disaster relief webpage. The North Carolina community continues to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew. For updates on UNC’s efforts, visit Hurricane Matthew disaster relief.

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

11/6 – APPLES Alternative Spring Break applications
11/17 – APPLES community partner summit internship applications

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

11/10 – Carolina Bucket Brigade
11/10 – Donations and collections for University of Puerto Rico School of Public Health
11/16 – Adopt-a-Home fundraiser
11/27 – Disaster relief trip

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Carolina College Advising Corps

EVENTS & MEETINGS

11/9 & 20 – UNC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance information sessions
11/18 – Military Appreciation food drive at Tar Heel Town
12/12 – Holiday Carolina Blood Drive
Food For All campus-wide food drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer with Challah for Hunger

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

11/6 APPLES ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK APPLICATIONS

Applications are open for APPLES Alternative Spring Break, which takes place in the spring semester through both classroom interaction and an immersive experience for eight days during spring break in March. Participants attend classroom sessions that prepare them to engage in discussion and service centered on their chosen focus area: Latinx communities, rural communities, urban communities, civil rights and disaster relief. In this two-credit hour course (HBEH 610), students examine theories behind community service, coalition building, community asset development as well as specific needs and assets of the communities where they volunteer. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Nov. 6.

11/17 – APPLES COMMUNITY PARTNER SUMMER 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 open to full-time undergraduates and 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 summer internship applications are due Nov. 17. Learn more about hosting an intern.

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

11/10 – CAROLINA BUCKET BRIGADE

The devastating disasters that struck Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and Mexico affected the lives of millions, including families of UNC students, staff and faculty. To help those impacted, the Carolina Center for Public Service and Carolina Athletics will host the Carolina Bucket Brigade 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Nov. 10. in the Pit and in the Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium. Volunteers are needed to assemble cleaning kit buckets with much-needed supplies like laundry detergent, clotheslines, gloves and household cleaners that will be shipped to those in need. Costs for each bucket include $65 for materials and $1.50 for shipping. Donations will be accepted at each location and online at Carolina Bucket Brigade. To learn more about ways UNC is helping those affected by recent disasters, visit Hurricane Disaster Relief.

11/10 – Donations and collections for University of Puerto Rico School of Public Health

Colleagues at the University of Puerto Rico School of Public Health have requested medical supplies and equipment needed to prevent disease and support clean-up across the island. Students in the Department of Health Behavior are collecting monetary donations and limited donated items to assist the Puerto Rico School of Public Health in serving their communities. Donate money to purchase requested items from a pre-approved Amazon wish list from the University of Puerto Rico, or send donations through Venmo to @Claire-Sadeghzadeh, who will purchase and ship items via Amazon Prime. To buy at least one of every item on the wish list, $800 must be raised. Also, drop-off long-sleeve shirts, work pants, mosquito bed nets or bug spray to Rosenau Hall, third floor. Monetary donations and supplies will be collected through Friday, Nov. 10. For details, contact Claire Sadeghzadeh.

11/16 – Adopt-a-Home fundraiser

The Carolina Hazards and Resilience Planners invites friends, classmates, family and colleagues to support the Adopt-a-Home program, which helps displaced families still recovering from Hurricane Matthew. The group will host a benefit night 5 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at Linda’s Bar & Grill, 203 E. Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. The goal is to raise $1,600 to purchase appliances for an adopted family. For details on the benefit night, see the Adopt-a-home Facebook event page, or make a donation to the Carolina Disaster Relief Fund. For questions, contact Christian Kamrath.

11/27 – Disaster relief trip

The Carolina Center for Public Service continues to organize campus-wide relief trips to assist in the rebuilding process after Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. These trips are for UNC staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. The next trip is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1. Register by Nov. 27. For details, FAQs and registration forms, visit UNC disaster relief trips.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Carolina College Advising Corps

The Carolina College Advising Corps is a nonprofit organization housed in UNC’s Undergraduate Admissions Office. Applications are being accepted from recent UNC graduates to serve as College Advisers with partner high schools. To apply, visit Carolina College Advising Corps. Apply by Jan. 13, 2018. For questions, contact Michael Dyson.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

11/29 & 20 – UNC Volunteer Income Tax Assistant information sessions

UNC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) seeks returning and new volunteers for the 2018 tax season. UNC VITA is an IRS program that helps low-to-moderate income Chapel Hill and Carrboro taxpayers complete their annual tax returns at no cost. Volunteers do not need to have tax experience. UNC VITA will host information sessions at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Student Union, room 2420 and Nov. 20 in the Student Union, room 3409. To learn more, visit UNC VITA.

11/18 – Military Appreciation food drive at Tar Heel Town

As a part of the Food For All year-long food drive, the Employee Forum will be collecting food donations at Tar Heel Town prior to the Nov. 18 Military Appreciation Football Game versus Western Carolina. In addition to benefitting the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, donations collected will also be sent to the Durham VA Food Pantry in honor of our Military. To learn more, visit The Employee Forum’s Food For All events page.

12/12 – Holiday Carolina Blood Drive

The Employee Forum will host the 19th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 in Fetzer Hall. This holiday season, give the best gift of all and donate blood to the American Red Cross. Free parking is available in Cobb Deck off Country Club Road and all presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt. Students, consider taking a study break to donate blood; snacks will be provided. For UNC- Chapel Hill employees, time spent donating and volunteering is considered work-time, with permission from a supervisor. Sign up online at redcrossblood.org with the sponsor code UNC or download the Red Cross Blood Donor app. Walk-ins are welcome.

Foor For All campus-wide food drive

UNC’s Employee Forum is hosting its Food For All campus-wide, year-long food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, and Carolina Cupboard. This drive also contributes to Harris Teeter’s Million Meals Challenge. Donation booths will be set up at several special events and bins will be placed in strategic locations on campus. For more information, visit Food For All.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer with Challah for Hunger

Challah for Hunger is a student-run organization that bakes and sells challah and donates the proceeds to Carolina Cupboard. Sign up to bake or sell, or contact Emily Kokush 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-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 10/30/2017

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 and Hurricane Irma disaster response, details will be shared through the Carolina Center for Public Service and its disaster relief webpage. The North Carolina community continues to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew. For updates on UNC’s efforts, visit Hurricane Matthew disaster relief.

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

11/6 – APPLES Alternative Spring Break applications
11/17 – APPLES community partner summit internship applications

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

11/3 – Earthquake and disaster relief benefit concert
11/4 & 19 – Ecuador earthquake relief trip
11/10 – Carolina Bucket Brigade
11/10 – Donations and collections for University of Puerto Rico School of Public Health
11/27 – Disaster relief trip

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

11/3 – Kenan Biddle Partnership deadline
Carolina College Advising Corps

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/23 – 11/7 – Volunteer with Kids Voting Durham
Compass Center seeks spring volunteers
Volunteer with Challah for Hunger

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

11/6 APPLES ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK APPLICATIONS

Applications are open for APPLES Alternative Spring Break, which takes place in the spring semester through both classroom interaction and an immersive experience for eight days during spring break in March. Participants attend classroom sessions that prepare them to engage in discussion and service centered on their chosen focus area: Latinx communities, rural communities, urban communities, civil rights and disaster relief. In this two-credit hour course (HBEH 610), students examine theories behind community service, coalition building, community asset development as well as specific needs and assets of the communities where they volunteer. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Nov. 6.

11/17 – APPLES COMMUNITY PARTNER SUMMER 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 open to full-time undergraduates and 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 summer internship applications are due Nov. 17. Learn more about hosting an intern.

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

11/3 – EARTHQUAKE AND DISASTER RELIEF BENEFIT CONCERT

Local band Over The Hill will play a benefit concert for the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund and American Red Cross Disaster Relief. The show is Friday, Nov. 3 at the Church of the Holy Family in Chapel Hill. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. Donations will be accepted to enter. For questions, contact Scott Madry or see Over the Hill Band on Facebook.

11/4 & 19 – Ecuador earthquake relief trip

In 2016, a disastrous earthquake hit Bahia, Ecuador. Join UNC students traveling to Bahia to assist with disaster relief through sustainable bamboo design. Volunteers will participate in workshops to explore the history of bamboo architecture, concepts of sustainable design and social entrepreneurship, and students will build a new bamboo home with Bahia Beach Construction. An interest meeting will be held at 3 p.m. on Nov. 4 and 2 p.m. on Nov. 19 in Murray Hall, G201. For details, contact Lily Olmo.

11/10 – CAROLINA BUCKET BRIGADE

The devastating disasters that struck Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and Mexico affected the lives of millions, including families of UNC students, staff and faculty. To help those impacted, the Carolina Center for Public Service and Carolina Athletics will host the Carolina Bucket Brigade 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Nov. 10. in the Pit and in the Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium. Volunteers are needed to assemble cleaning kit buckets with much-needed supplies like laundry detergent, clotheslines, gloves and household cleaners that will be shipped to those in need. Costs for each bucket include $65 for materials and $1.50 for shipping. Donations will be accepted at each location and online at Carolina Bucket Brigade. To learn more about ways UNC is helping those affected by recent disasters, visit Hurricane Disaster Relief.

11/10 – Donations and collections for University of Puerto Rico School of Public Health

Colleagues at the University of Puerto Rico School of Public Health have requested medical supplies and equipment needed to prevent disease and support clean-up across the island. Students in the Department of Health Behavior are collecting monetary donations and limited donated items to assist the Puerto Rico School of Public Health in serving their communities. Donate money to purchase requested items from a pre-approved Amazon wish list from the University of Puerto Rico, or send donations through Venmo to @Claire-Sadeghzadeh, who will purchase and ship items via Amazon Prime. To buy at least one of every item on the wish list, $800 must be raised. Also, drop-off long-sleeve shirts, work pants, mosquito bed nets or bug spray to Rosenau Hall, third floor. Monetary donations and supplies will be collected through Friday, Nov. 10. For details, contact Claire Sadeghzadeh.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

11/3 – Kenan Biddle Partnership deadline

The Kenan Biddle Partnership invites UNC and Duke students to collaborate on project ideas that offer innovative solutions to social or environmental issues in the Triangle. Participants receive up to $12,500 to implement a project. Applications are due by Nov. 3. For more information, visit Kenan Biddle Partnership or contact Erin Reitz with questions.

Carolina College Advising Corps

The Carolina College Advising Corps is a nonprofit organization housed in UNC’s Undergraduate Admissions Office. Applications are being accepted from recent UNC graduates to serve as College Advisers with partner high schools. To apply, visit Carolina College Advising Corps. Apply by Jan. 13, 2018. For questions, contact Michael Dyson.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/16 – 11/7 – VOLUNTEER WITH KIDS VOTING DURHAM

Help children learn about voting and the democratic process through the Kids Voting Durham program. The busy season for Kids Voting Durham is from now until early November. Volunteers are needed to assist on Nov. 7 as well as in office through Nov. 7. For more information, contact Carolyn Kreuger. Visit Kids Voting Durham for more information.

Compass Center seeks spring volunteers

Compass Center for Women and Families will offer a spring training for volunteers in mid-February. The Compass Center helps individuals and families prevent and end domestic violence and become self-sufficient, and navigate their journey to self-sufficiency, safety and health. Volunteers are needed to work as hotline advocates, court advocates, information and referral staff, translators and childcare volunteers. Contact Ashley Parks to volunteer or visit the Compass Center to learn more.

Volunteer with Challah for Hunger

Challah for Hunger is a student-run organization that bakes and sells challah and donates the proceeds to Carolina Cupboard. Sign up to bake or sell, or contact Emily Kokush 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-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 10/23/2017

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 and Hurricane Irma disaster response, details will be shared through the Carolina Center for Public Service and its disaster relief webpage. The North Carolina community continues to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew. For updates on UNC’s efforts, visit Hurricane Matthew disaster relief.

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

10/23 – Deadline for Bryan Fellowship applications
11/6 – APPLES Alternative Spring Break applications
11/17 – APPLES community partner summit internship applications
11/27 – Disaster relief trip

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/23 – Social justice project grant funding
10/25 – Pupusas 4 Education internship
11/6 – Jesuit Volunteer Corps recruiting

11/9 – Parents Council grant application

EVENTS & MEETINGS

10/26 – Alternative spring break trip interest meeting
10/27 & 28 – Read.Write.Act virtual conference
11/3 – Earthquake and disaster relief benefit concert
11/4 & 19 – Ecuador earthquake relief trip
11/14 & 15 – UNC Passport Drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/23 – 11/7 – Volunteer with Kids Voting Durham
Sign up to be a Dance Marathon dancer
Compass Center seeks spring volunteers

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

10/23 – Deadline for BRYAN FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS

APPLES Service-Learning’s Robert E. Bryan Fellowship 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.

11/6 APPLES ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK APPLICATIONS

Applications are open for APPLES Alternative Spring Break, which takes place in the spring semester through both classroom interaction and an immersive experience for eight days during spring break in March. Participants attend classroom sessions that prepare them to engage in discussion and service centered on their chosen focus area: Latinx communities, rural communities, urban communities, civil rights and disaster relief. In this two-credit hour course (HBEH 610), students examine theories behind community service, coalition building, community asset development as well as specific needs and assets of the communities where they volunteer. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Nov. 6.

11/17 – APPLES COMMUNITY PARTNER SUMMER 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 open to full-time undergraduates and 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 summer internship applications are due Nov. 17. Learn more about hosting an intern.

11/27 – DISASTER RELIEF TRIP

The Carolina Center for Public Service continues to organize campus-wide relief trips to assist in the rebuilding process after Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. These trips are for UNC staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. The next trip is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1. For details, FAQs and registration forms, visit UNC disaster relief trips.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/23 – Social justice project grant funding

The Campus Y will host an interest meeting to learn more about the YFund and how organizations can receive grant money doing social justice-oriented work. The meeting is 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 in the Campus Y, third floor Cube. Applications are due Oct. 25 with pitch day on Oct. 28. Apply through the YFund. For more information, visit the Campus Y.

10/25 – Pupusas 4 Education internship

Pupusas 4 Education, a nonprofit that provides scholarships for undocumented students, is accepting applications for a paid internship position. The intern will be responsible for event planning, developing a fundraising strategy and conducting media outreach. This internship will run from November 2017 to May 2018. Apply by Oct. 25 at Pupusas 4 Education Project Internship Application.

11/6 – JESUIT VOLUNTEER CORPS NORTHWEST RECRUITMENT

The Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest will be on campus Monday, Nov. 6 for recruitment. JVC Northwest places and supports full-time Jesuit Volunteer (JV)/AmeriCorps members for a year of service focusing on the values of community, simple living, spirituality, and social and ecological justice. JVs live in intentional communities in urban and rural locales in Arkansas, Oregon, Washington, Montana and Indiana. Contact Megan Harsh to schedule a time to meet and visit JVC Northwest to learn more.

11/9 – PARENTS COUNCIL GRANT APPLICATION

The Parents Council is accepting applications for grants, awarded annually to UNC offices and student organizations to support new and innovative programs or events that benefit undergraduate students. Since its inception in 1985, these grants have provided more than $1.7 million dollars to enhance the quality of undergraduate student life and learning at Carolina. Apply at Parents Council Grant Program by Nov. 9.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

10/26 – Alternative spring break trip interest meeting

Students interested in doing community service in Ecuador or Nicaragua over spring break are invited to an interest meeting for Manna Project International alternative spring break trip. The meeting is at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 in the Genome Science Building, room 1370. Learn more at Heel Life Manna Project International.

10/27-28 – Read.Write.Act virtual conference

The Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE) promotes community literacy through its Read.Write.Act virtual conference. Presentations will provide models of civic and community engagement through literacy. Presentations are not limited reading and writing, and also include other forms of literacy such as digital literacy, health literacy and financial literacy. Register online for the conference and visit Read.Write.Act to learn more.

11/3 – Earthquake and disaster relief benefit concert

Local band Over The Hill will play a benefit concert for the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund and American Red Cross Disaster Relief. The show is Friday, Nov. 3 at the Church of the Holy Family in Chapel Hill. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. Donations will be accepted to enter. For questions, contact Scott Madry or see Over the Hill band on Facebook.

11/4 & 19 – Ecuador earthquake relief trip

In 2016, a disastrous earthquake hit Bahia, Ecuador. Join UNC students traveling to Bahia to assist with disaster relief through sustainable bamboo design. Volunteers will participate in workshops to explore the history of bamboo architecture, concepts of sustainable design and social entrepreneurship, and students will build a new bamboo home with Bahia Beach Construction. An interest meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Nov. 4 and 2 p.m. Nov. 19 in Murray Hall, G201. For details, contact Lily Olmo.

11/14 & 15 – UNC Passport Drive

UNC Global will host its annual Global Passport Drive 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Nov. 14 and 15 in the FedEx Global Education Center, room 4003. Officials from the U.S. Department of State will accept passport applications, renewal applications and answer questions. Passport photos can be taken at the event for $7 (cash or check only) by UNC One Card office staff or before the event at the UNC One Card office. Applications are available at the event or can be downloaded from the U.S. State Department.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/16 – 11/7 – VOLUNTEER WITH KIDS VOTING DURHAM

Help children learn about voting and the democratic process through the Kids Voting Durham program. The busy season for Kids Voting Durham is from now until early November. Volunteers are needed to assist on Nov. 7 as well as in office through Nov. 7. For more information, contact Carolyn Kreuger. Visit Kids Voting Durham for more information.

Sign up to be a Dance Marathon dancer

Carolina For The Kids (CFTK) is recruiting dancers for the 2018 UNC Dance Marathon. Students pledge to raise $200 and remain on their feet for 24-hours to show their support for the patients and families of UNC Children’s Hospital. Dance Marathon is March 23 and 24. Register Oct. 23 – 27 in the Pit. Learn more at CFTK.

Compass Center seeks spring volunteers

Compass Center for Women and Families will offer a spring training for volunteers in mid-February. The Compass Center helps individuals and families prevent and end domestic violence and become self-sufficient, and navigate their journey to self-sufficiency, safety and health. Volunteers are needed to work as hotline advocates, court advocates, information and referral staff, translators and childcare volunteers. Contact Ashley Parks to volunteer or visit the Compass Center to learn more.

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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 10/16/2017

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 and Hurricane Irma disaster response, details will be shared through the Carolina Center for Public Service and its disaster relief webpage. The North Carolina community continues to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew. For updates on UNC’s efforts, visit Hurricane Matthew disaster relief.

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

10/23 – Bryan Fellowship applications
11/6 – APPLES Alternative Spring Break applications
11/17 – APPLES community partner summit internship applications
12/1 – Disaster relief trip

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

11/6 – Jesuit Volunteer Corps recruiting
11/9 – Parents Council Grant application
12/1 – MedServe application

EVENTS & MEETINGS

10/20 – Seminar Series on Engaged Scholarship
11/14 – 15 – UNC Passport Drive
Relationship violence awareness course

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/16 – 11/7 – Volunteer with Kids Voting Durham
11/4 – FEMMES camp counselors needed
Assistant soccer coaches needed
Sli seeks childcare volunteers
Volunteer abroad with AIESEC

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

10/23 – BRYAN FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS

APPLES Service-Learning’s Robert E. Bryan Fellowship 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.

11/6 APPLES ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK APPLICATIONS

Applications are open for APPLES Alternative Spring Break, which takes place in the spring semester through both classroom interaction and an immersive experience for eight days during spring break in March. Participants attend classroom sessions that prepare them to engage in discussion and service centered on their chosen focus area: Latinx communities, rural communities, urban communities, civil rights and disaster relief. In this two-credit hour course (HBEH 610), students examine theories behind community service, coalition building, community asset development as well as specific needs and assets of the communities where they volunteer. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Nov. 6.

11/17 – APPLES community partner summer 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 open to full-time undergraduates and 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 summer internship applications are due Nov. 17. Learn more about hosting an intern.

12/1 – Disaster relief trip

The Carolina Center for Public Service continues to organize campus-wide relief trips to assist in the rebuilding process after Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. These trips are for UNC staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. The next trip is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1. For details, FAQs and registration forms, visit UNC disaster relief trips.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

11/6 – Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest recruitment

The Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest will be on campus Monday, Nov. 6 for recruitment. JVC Northwest places and supports full-time Jesuit Volunteer (JV)/AmeriCorps members for a year of service focusing on the values of community, simple living, spirituality, and social and ecological justice. JVs live in intentional communities in urban and rural locales in Arkansas, Oregon, Washington, Montana and Indiana. Contact recruiter Megan Harsh to schedule a time to meet and visit JVC Northwest to learn more.

11/9 – PARENTS COUNCIL GRANT APPLICATION

The Parents Council is accepting applications for grants, awarded annually to UNC offices and student organizations to support new and innovative programs or events that benefit undergraduate students. Since its inception in 1985, these grants have provided more than $1.7 million dollars to enhance the quality of undergraduate student life and learning at Carolina. Apply at Parents Council Grant Program by Nov. 9.

12/1 – MEDSERVE APPLICATION

MedServe is looking for students pursuing careers in medicine for its fellows program. MedServe places future physicians in clinics with primary care physicians across rural and underserved communities in North Carolina. During the two-year program, fellows work in both a clinical role and community role. Apply online or visit MedServe to learn more.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

10/20 – Seminar Series on Engaged Scholarship

The 2009 UNC Task Force on Future Promotion and Tenure Policies and Practices, and the 2016 Provost’s Task Force on Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure both underscored the importance of exploring engaged scholarship at the disciplinary level and developing standards and examples that can be helpful in the documentation and assessment of engaged scholarship. Using a guide developed by the 2016 Task Force, seminar participants will discuss the similarities and variation of engaged scholarship across disciplines. The presentation is 9:45 a.m. – 11:30, Friday, Oct. 20 in Dey Hall’s Toy Lounge. Sign in and refreshments begin at 9:30 a.m. Register at UNC Event Registration.

11/14 – 15 – UNC PASSPORT DRIVE

UNC Global will host its annual Global Passport Drive 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Nov. 14 and 15 in the FedEx Global Education Center, room 4003. Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on campus to accept passport applications, renewal applications and to answer questions. Passport photos can be taken at the event for $7 (cash or check only) by UNC One Card office staff or before the event at the UNC One Card office. Applications are available at the event or can be downloaded.

RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE AWARENESS ONLINE COURSE

The LGBTQ Center and Student Wellness offers a free online course about creating and sustaining healthy relationships. The modules focus on the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/trans, intersex, queer, questioning, two-spirit and same gender loving communities. The course is open to those who want to strengthen their relationship skills or support others’ relationships. Contact Izzie Hirschy with questions.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/16 – 11/7 – Volunteer with Kids Voting Durham

Help children learn about voting and the democratic process through the Kids Voting Durham program. The busy season for Kids Voting Durham is from now until early November. Volunteers are needed to assist on Nov. 7 as well as in office from Oct. 16 – Nov. 7. For more information, contact Carolyn Kreuger. Visit Kids Voting Durham for more information.

FEMMES camp counselors needed

Female counselors are needed from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 4 for FEMMES 2017. FEMMES camp is a one-day camp for young girls to learn about science-related fields and see that they could have a STEM career. Volunteers do not need a science background to participate and all types of volunteers are welcome. There is one required meeting prior to the camp. For questions or if interested, contact UNC FEMMES.

ASSISTANT SOCCER COACHES NEEDED

Rainbow Soccer needs volunteer assistant coaches for its youth teams. Teams practice Mondays at 5 p.m. and play games on Saturdays with the season ending on Nov. 4. Participant age range is 4-12 years old. Previous experience playing soccer and working with youth is preferred but not required. Spanish fluency is a plus. Register online to be an assistant coach or contact Karen Aldridge with any questions.

SLI SEEKS CHILDCARE VOLUNTEERS

N.C. Sli is a high school scholars program for Latinx high school students attending public schools in Chatham, Durham, Lee and Orange counties. Volunteers are needed to provide childcare so that parents can participate in workshops related to college access. Apply at NC Sli. For questions, contact Gina Aliaga.

VOLUNTEER ABROAD WITH AIESEC

Volunteer abroad with AIESEC, the world’s largest youth-led nonprofit that focuses on developing youth leadership through cross-cultural exchanges. This coming summer, volunteers will go to Peru, Romania, Thailand, Argentina and Mexico. If interested, schedule a meeting with AIESEC Chapel Hill or email Shannon Wu with any questions.

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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 10/9/2017

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 and Hurricane Irma disaster response, details will be shared through the Carolina Center for Public Service and its disaster relief webpage. The North Carolina community continues to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew. For updates on UNC’s efforts, visit Hurricane Matthew disaster relief.

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

10/9 – APPLES spring internship deadline
10/13 – APPLES Alternative Winter Break applications

10/23 – Bryan Fellowship applications
12/1 – Disaster relief trip

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/31 – Truman Scholarship
MedServe application
Carolina United co-director application

EVENTS & MEETINGS

10/12 – 15 – Tar Heel Service Day
11/14 – 15 – UNC Passport Drive
Relationship violence awareness course

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/18 – Motivators needed for color run
11/4 – FEMMES camp counselors needed
Assistant soccer coaches needed
Sli seeks childcare volunteers
Volunteer abroad with AIESEC
Volunteer with Challah for Hunger

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

10/9 – APPLES SPRING INTERNSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE

APPLES Service-Learning spring internship applications are now open for students to apply and work for community or government organizations during the spring semester. Students commit to working 150 hours (10-12 hours per week) and earn three hours of academic course credit alongside a $1,200 stipend. Internship positions fall within various fields including public relations, outreach and development, event coordination, education, public policy and administration. For more information, visit APPLES Spring Internships.

10/13 – APPLES ALTERNATIVE WINTER BREAK APPLICATIONS

Applications are open for APPLES Alternative Winter Break. During the break experience, students apply what they learn about the focus areas and communities at different sites through direct and indirect service as well as advocacy work. Consider spending part of your winter break traveling to another community to learn and serve. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Oct. 13.

10/23 – BRYAN FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS

APPLES Service-Learning’s Robert E. Bryan Fellowship 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.

12/1 – Disaster relief trip

The Carolina Center for Public Service continues to organize campus-wide relief trips to assist in the rebuilding process after Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. These trips are for UNC staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. The next trip is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1. For details, FAQs and registration forms, visit UNC disaster relief trips.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/31 – TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP

Truman Scholarship applications are open for third-year students planning careers in public service. Truman Scholars receive $30,000 for their graduate studies geared toward public service. The deadline to apply for UNC endorsement is Oct. 31. Learn more and apply at Honors Carolina. Contact Maggie Douglas with questions.

MedServe Application

MedServe is looking for students pursuing careers in medicine for its fellows program. MedServe places future physicians in clinics with primary care physicians across rural and underserved communities in the state. During the two-year program, fellows work in both a clinical role and community role. Apply online or visit MedServe to learn more.

CAROLINA UNITED CO-DIRECTOR APPLICATION

Carolina United, a program ascribing to a broad definition of diversity and leadership, brings together students from all walks of life and types of campus involvement to challenge themselves in an environment of growth where they learn how to better themselves and their community. Co-director applications are being accepted for the 2018 cycle. For questions and to access the application, contact Carolina.United@gmail.com.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

10/12 – 15 – Tar Heel Service Day

Tar Heel Service Day 2017 is Thursday, Oct. 12 to Sunday, Oct. 15. Tar Heels throughout the world will refurbish schools, plant flowers, deliver meals and more, all in honor of University Day. Register a project for Tar Heel Service Day with the General Alumni Association. For project ideas, see 100 ways you can serve.

11/14 – 15 – UNC PASSPORT DRIVE

UNC Global will host its annual Global Passport Drive 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Nov. 14 and 15 in the FedEx Global Education Center, room 4003. Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on campus to accept passport applications, renewal applications and to answer questions. Passport photos can be taken at the event for $7 (cash or check only) by UNC One Card office staff or before the event at the UNC One Card office. Applications are available at the event or can be downloaded.

RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE AWARENESS ONLINE COURSE

The LGBTQ Center and Student Wellness offers a free online course about creating and sustaining healthy relationships. The modules focus on the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/trans, intersex, queer, questioning, two spirit and same gender loving communities. The course is open to those who want to strengthen their relationship skills or support others’ relationships. Contact Izzie Hirschy with questions.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/18 – MOTIVATORS NEEDED FOR COLOR RUN

The Cardinal Charter Academy will host its first fun run/color run 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in Cary. The school is looking for motivators to encourage the students participating and throw colors at the end of the run. Interested volunteers should contact Tabitha Jackson.

FEMMES camp counselors needed

Female counselors are needed from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 4 for FEMMES 2017. FEMMES camp is a one-day camp for young girls to learn about science-related fields and see that they could have a STEM career. Volunteers do not need a science background to participate and all types of volunteers are welcome. There is one required meeting prior to the camp. For questions or if interested, contact UNC FEMMES.

ASSISTANT SOCCER COACHES NEEDED

Rainbow Soccer needs volunteer assistant coaches for its youth teams. Teams practice Mondays at 5 p.m. and play games on Saturdays with the season ending on Nov. 4. Participant age range is 4-12 years old. Previous experience playing soccer and working with youth is preferred but not required. Spanish fluency is a plus. Register online to be an assistant coach or contact Karen Aldridge with any questions.

SLI SEEKS CHILDCARE VOLUNTEERS

N.C. Sli is a high school scholars program for Latinx high school students attending public schools in Chatham, Durham, Lee and Orange counties. Volunteers are needed to provide childcare so that parents can participate in workshops related to college access. Apply at NC Sli. For questions, contact Gina Aliaga.

VOLUNTEER ABROAD WITH AIESEC

Volunteer abroad with AIESEC, the world’s largest youth-led nonprofit that focuses on developing youth leadership through cross-cultural exchanges. This coming summer, volunteers will go to Peru, Romania, Thailand, Argentina and Mexico. If interested, schedule a meeting with AIESEC Chapel Hill or email vptm-chapelhill@aiesecus.org with any questions.

VOLUNTEER WITH CHALLAH FOR HUNGER

Challah for Hunger is a student-run organization that bakes and sells challah and donates the proceeds to Carolina Cupboard. Sign up to bake or sell, or contact Emily Kokush 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-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 10/2/2017

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 and Hurricane Irma disaster response, details will be shared through the Carolina Center for Public Service and its disaster relief webpage. The North Carolina community continues to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew. For updates on UNC’s efforts, visit Hurricane Matthew disaster relief.

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

10/9 – APPLES spring internship deadline
10/23 – Bryan Fellowship applications
11/13 – APPLES Alternative Winter Break applications
Disaster relief trips

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/15 – Frances L. Phillips Scholarship
10/31 – Truman Scholarship
Carolina United co-director application

EVENTS & MEETINGS

10/4 – Merrimon Lecture
10/5 – Edible Campus UNC’s harvest moon celebration
10/5 – Social Innovation Challenge
10/6 – Benefit concert for Haiti
10/12 – Design Thinking Health Workshop
10/12 – 15 – Tar Heel Service Day
11/3 – REFUGEE art exhibit

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/18 – Motivators needed for color run
Youth basketball coaches needed
Volunteer with Challah for Hunger

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

10/9 – APPLES SPRING INTERNSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE

APPLES Service-Learning spring internship applications are now open for students to apply and work for community or government organizations during the spring semester. Students commit to working 150 hours (10-12 hours per week) and earn three hours of academic course credit alongside a $1,200 stipend. Internship positions fall within various fields including public relations, outreach and development, event coordination, education, public policy and administration. For more information, visit APPLES Spring Internships.

10/23 – BRYAN FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS

APPLES Service-Learning’s Robert E. Bryan Fellowship 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.

11/13 – APPLES ALTERNATIVE WINTER BREAK APPLICATIONS

Applications are open for APPLES Alternative Winter Break. During the break experience, students apply what they learn about the focus areas and communities at different sites through direct and indirect service as well as advocacy work. Consider spending part of your winter break traveling to another community to learn and serve. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Oct. 13.

Disaster relief tripS

As we approach one year since Hurricane Matthew devastated eastern North Carolina and as we continue to see the impacts of Hurricane Harvey, please consider volunteering for relief efforts. The Carolina Center for Public Service is organizing campus-wide relief trips to continue the rebuilding process after Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. These trips are for UNC staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. Trips are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Dec. 1. For details, FAQs and registration forms, visit UNC disaster relief trips.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/15 – FRANCES L. PHILLIPS TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP

The Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship provides funding for students to create self-designed and self-directed international travel experience for two to six months. Applications are open to full-time juniors and seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences who attended high school in North Carolina and are due online by Oct. 15 for travel beginning in the next calendar year. For more information, call the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at 966-4045 or the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid at 962-8396.

10/31 – TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP

Truman Scholarship applications are open for third-year students planning careers in public service. Truman Scholars receive $30,000 for their graduate studies geared toward public service. The deadline to apply for UNC endorsement is Oct. 31. Learn more and apply at Honors Carolina. Contact Maggie Douglas with questions.

CAROLINA UNITED CO-DIRECTOR APPLICATION

Carolina United, a program ascribing to a broad definition of diversity and leadership, brings together students from all walks of life and types of campus involvement to challenge themselves in an environment of growth where they learn how to better themselves and their community. Co-director applications are being accepted for the 2018 cycle. For questions and to access the application, contact Carolina.United@gmail.com.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

10/4 – 2017 MERRIMON LECTURE

Join the UNC Center for Bioethics from noon – 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 in the Old Clinic Auditorium, room 4008 for the 2017 Merrimon Lecture featuring Wylie Burke, M.D., Ph.D. Burke will discuss her community engagement with Native American communities on ethical and social issues in genomic research and precision medicine. Visit Pathways to Trust for more information.

10/5 – EDIBLE CAMPUS UNC’S HARVEST MOON CELEBRATION

Join the UNC community from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at Forest Theatre to celebrate the first season of harvest in the new Edible Campus Garden. At this harvest moon celebration, local food leaders will share stories and celebrate the next generation of student food activists at UNC. RSVP and contact Laura Mindlin with questions.

10/5 – SOCIAL INNOVATION CHALLENGE

The Campus Y’s Social Innovation challenge is designed for students who have a thorough understanding of a social or environmental problem well and are committed to applying business entrepreneurship techniques as a force for good to address the problem. Program benefits include access to seed funding, mentors and coaches and more. Apply by Oct. 5 at the Social Innovation Initiative. For more information, contact Laura Fieselman.

10/6 – BENEFIT CONCERT FOR HAITI

Kay Blada Recycling will host a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Student Union, Great Hall. The concert will feature six award-winning a cappella groups, two local bands and the Pauper Players Performance Troupe. Proceeds will go toward installing solar panels on Kay Blada’s recycling warehouse in Haiti. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door or can be purchased at the Student Union box office. For details, see the Facebook event or contact Erin Danford with questions.

10/12 – DESIGN THINKING HEALTH WORKSHOP

Promoting Innovations and Collaborations in Health will host an interactive Design Thinking Workshop in Health 3 – 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 in Health Sciences Library, room 215. Bring a health issue you are passionate about or join a team working on tobacco control, opioid use or breast cancer prevention. Registration is first come first, serve with a 40-person cap. For questions, contact Anita Amin.

10/12 – 15 – Tar Heel Service Day

Tar Heel Service Day 2017 is Thursday, Oct. 12 to Sunday, Oct. 15. Tar Heels throughout the world will refurbish schools, plant flowers, deliver meals and more, all in honor of University Day. Register a project for Tar Heel Service Day with the General Alumni Association. For project ideas, see 100 ways you can serve.

11/3 – REFUGEE ART EXHIBIT

The Friday Center will host REFUGEE, a free art exhibit organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography, Sept. 25 to Nov. 3. Complete with 125 photos and a documentary film, REFUGEE explores the lives of refugees from five continents who are dispersed and displaced throughout the world. The Friday Center will also host weekly programming discussing the refugee crisis from a global, local and humanitarian perspective.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/18 – MOTIVATORS NEEDED FOR COLOR RUN

The Cardinal Charter Academy will host its first fun run/color run 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in Cary. The school is looking for motivators to encourage the students participating and throw colors at the end of the run. Interested volunteers should contact Tabitha Jackson.

YOUTH BASKETBALL COACHES NEEDED

The Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is accepting volunteer coach interest for its youth basketball program. Openings are available for the 6-8, 9-10 and 13-15 age groups. Coaches must be able to teach good sportsmanship, organize practices, prepare for games and communicate effectively with players, parents and recreation department staff. For more information, contact Craig Wolfe.

VOLUNTEER WITH CHALLAH FOR HUNGER

Challah for Hunger is a student-run organization that bakes and sells challah and donates the proceeds to Carolina Cupboard. Sign up to bake or sell, or contact Emily Kokush 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-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 9/25/2017

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 and Hurricane Irma disaster response, details will be shared through the Carolina Center for Public Service and its disaster relief webpage. The North Carolina community continues to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew. For updates on UNC’s efforts, visit Hurricane Matthew disaster relief.

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

9/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars fall enrollment
10/9 – APPLES spring internship deadline
10/23 – Bryan Fellowship applications
11/13 – APPLES Alternative Winter Break applications
Disaster relief trips

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/5 – Join the Pine Research Institute
10/15 – The Adams Appreniceship
10/15 – Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship
11/3 – Kenan Biddle Partnership

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/25 – 11/3 – REFUGEE art exhibit
9/26 – Panel discussion: Dismantling Racism in Health Research
9/30 – CSNAP Student Conference: call for student-led workshops
10/4 – Merrimon Lecture
10/12 – 15 – Tar Heel Service Day

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/1 – 45th annual Festifall Arts Festival
Carolina Campus Community Garden compost co-manager
Youth basketball coaches needed
Platelet donation for hurricane disaster relief
Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation seeks swimming volunteers

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/30 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS FALL ENROLLMENT DEADLINE

Fall enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program is open until 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.

10/9 – APPLES SPRING INTERNSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE

APPLES Service-Learning spring internship applications are now open for students to apply and work for community or government organizations during the spring semester. Students commit to working 150 hours (10-12 hours per week) and earn three hours of academic course credit alongside a $1,200 stipend. Internship positions fall within various fields including public relations, outreach and development, event coordination, education, public policy and administration. For more information, visit APPLES Spring Internships.

10/23 – BRYAN FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS

APPLES Service-Learning’s Robert E. Bryan Fellowship 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.

11/13 – APPLES ALTERNATIVE WINTER BREAK APPLICATIONS

Applications are open for APPLES Alternative Winter Break. During the break experience, students apply what they learn about the focus areas and communities at different sites through direct and indirect service as well as advocacy work. Consider spending part of your winter break traveling to another community to learn and serve. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Oct. 13.

Disaster relief tripS

As we approach one year since Hurricane Matthew devastated eastern North Carolina and as we continue to see the impacts of Hurricane Harvey, please consider volunteering for relief efforts. The Carolina Center for Public Service is organizing campus-wide relief trips to continue the rebuilding process after Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. These trips are for UNC staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. Trips are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Dec. 1. For details, FAQs and registration forms, visit UNC disaster relief trips.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/5 JOIN THE PINE RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Apply to join the Pine Research Institute, a student think tank focused on undergraduate issues in the Carolina community. The institute promotes transparency and factual literacy on pertinent issues in the Carolina community. Research and writing team positions are available. Apply by Oct. 5 or contact Jessica Bolin for more information.

10/15 – THE ADAMS APPRENTICESHIP

The Adams Apprenticeship program is accepting applications for its 2018 cohort from juniors and seniors interested in entrepreneurship. The Adams Apprenticeship is a yearlong program for students who want to connect with UNC alumni and who are dedicated to pursuing an entrepreneurial career as a founder, funder or growth executive. The application deadline is Oct. 15. Contact Callie Brauel with questions.

10/15 – FRANCES L. PHILLIPS TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP

The Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship provides funding for students to create their own self-designed and self-directed international travel experience for two to six months. Applications are open to full-time juniors and seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences who attended high school in North Carolina and are due online by Oct. 15 for travel beginning in the next calendar year. For more information, call the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at 966-4045 or the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid at 962-8396.

11/3 – Kenan Biddle Partnership

The Kenan Biddle Partnership invites UNC and Duke students to collaborate on project ideas that offer innovative solutions to social or environmental issues in the Triangle. Participants receive up to $12,000 to implement a project. For more information, visit Kenan Biddle Partnership or attend the information session at 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Campus Y. Contact Richard Harrill with questions. Applications are due Nov. 3.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/25 – 11/3 – REFUGEE ART EXHIBIT

The Friday Center will host REFUGEE, a free art exhibit organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography, Sept. 25 to Nov. 3. Complete with 125 photos and a documentary film, REFUGEE explores the lives of refugees from five continents who are dispersed and displaced throughout the world. The Friday Center will also host weekly programming discussing the refugee crisis from a global, local and humanitarian perspective.

9/26 – PANEL DISCUSSION: DISMANTLING RACISM IN HEALTH RESEARCH

The Dismantling Racism in Medicine Coalition will host an interdisciplinary discussion on identifying and adopting anti-racist practices in health research 4:30 – 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 2017 in Bondurant Hall, G100. Students, faculty and community partners are welcome to attend and refreshments will be provided. Registration is not required. Contact Ida Grieseme for more information.

9/30 – CSNAP STUDENT CONFERENCE: CALL FOR STUDENT-LED WORKSHOPS

NC Campus Compact will present its annual CSNAP Student Conference, Citizenship, Service, Networking and Partnerships Nov. 17-18 at Winston-Salem State University. NC Campus Compact seeks proposals for student-led workshops that share a model program, teach a leadership skill or tackle an issue of concern. Learn more at CSNAP 2017. Submit your workshop idea by Sept. 30.

10/4 – 2017 MERRIMON LECTURE

Join the UNC Center for Bioethics from noon – 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 in the Old Clinic Auditorium, room 4008 for the 2017 Merrimon Lecture featuring Wylie Burke, M.D., Ph.D. Burke will discuss her community engagement with Native American communities on ethical and social issues in genomic research and precision medicine. Visit Pathways to Trust for more information.

10/12 – 15 – Tar Heel Service Day

Tar Heel Service Day 2017 is Thursday, Oct. 12 to Sunday, Oct. 15. Tar Heels throughout the world will refurbish schools, plant flowers, deliver meals and more, all in honor of University Day. Register a project for Tar Heel Service Day with the General Alumni Association. For project ideas, see 100 ways you can serve.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/1 – 45th annual Festifall Arts Festival

The town of Chapel Hill seeks volunteers for Festifall on Oct. 1. Volunteer assignments include event monitors, recycling team, information, kids activities and more. Sign up using the special events registration form. Contact Amanda Fletcher with questions.

CAROLINA CAMPUS COMMUNITY GARDEN COMPOST CO-MANAGER

The Carolina Campus Community Garden seeks a compost co-manager to lead groups of two to four volunteers in preparing compost to support the Garden’s sustainable agriculture. No prior experience is necessary but you must be available to attend one of the garden workdays (Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 – 5 p.m.) most weeks, ideally for the remainder of the fall semester and the spring semester. Contact Claire Lorch with a current resume and a brief explanation about why you are interested.

YOUTH BASKETBALL COACHES NEEDED

The Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is accepting volunteer coach interest for its youth basketball program. Openings are available for the 6-8, 9-10 and 13-15 age groups. Coaches must be able to teach good sportsmanship, organize practices, prepare for games and communicate effectively with players, parents and recreation department staff. For more information, email Craig Wolfe.

Platelet Donation for Hurricane Disaster Relief

The UNC Blood Donation Center invites donors to help victims of the recent hurricanes by donating platelets. Many platelet drives and collection agencies in hurricane-affected areas were forced to shut down. No matter where you live in the country, you can contribute to the national blood and platelet supply. For more information, visit Blood Donation Center or contact Trilby Norton.

Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation seeks swimming volunteers

The Town of Chapel Hill Adapted Recreation & Inclusion seeks volunteers to work one-on-one with a child with disabilities. Volunteers do not need to know how to teach swimming. In the pool, volunteers assist swimmers in practicing what the instructor teaches. Two class times are available: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. and/or 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Sept. 20 – Oct. 18 at Homestead Aquatics Center, 300 Aquatics Drive. Contact Marian Kaslovsky to sign up.

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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 9/18/2017

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 and Hurricane Irma disaster response, details will be shared through the Carolina Center for Public Service and its disaster relief webpage. The North Carolina community continues to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew. For updates on UNC’s efforts, visit Hurricane Matthew disaster relief.

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

9/18 – 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
Disaster relief trips

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

The Adams Apprenticeship
Join the Pine Research Institute
Kenan Biddle Partnership
Carolina Campus Community Garden compost co-manager

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/18 – School of Law Constitution Day
9/20 – Hurricane Matthew update, Adopt-a-Home briefing
9/20 – Public Service Fair
9/22 – Carolina Cupboard grand reopening
9/30 – CSNAP Student Conference: call for student-led workshops
10/12 – 15 – Tar Heel Service Day

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/18 – Special Olympics seeks swim coaches
10/1 – 45th annual Festifall Arts Festival
Refugee Community Partnership volunteers needed
Volunteer soccer coaches needed
Volunteer with Challah For Hunge
Platelet donation for hurricane disaster relief
Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation seeks swimming volunteers

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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.

Disaster relief tripS

As we approach one year since Hurricane Matthew devastated eastern North Carolina and as we continue to see the impacts of Hurricane Harvey, please consider volunteering for relief efforts. The Carolina Center for Public Service is organizing campus-wide relief trips to continue the rebuilding process after Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. These trips are for UNC staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. Trips are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Dec. 1. For details, FAQs and registration forms, visit UNC disaster relief trips.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

The Adams Apprenticeship

The Adams Apprenticeship program is accepting applications for its 2018 cohort from juniors and seniors interested in entrepreneurship. The Adams Apprenticeship is a yearlong program for students who want to connect with UNC alumni and who are dedicated to pursuing an entrepreneurial career as a founder, funder or growth executive. The application deadline is Oct. 15. Contact Callie Brauel with questions.

Join the Pine Research Institute

Apply to join the Pine Research Institute, a student think tank focused on undergraduate issues in the Carolina community. The institute promotes transparency and factual literacy on pertinent issues in the Carolina community. Research and writing team positions are available. Apply by Oct. 5 or contact Jessica Bolin for more information.

Kenan Biddle Partnership

The Kenan Biddle Partnership invites UNC and Duke students to collaborate on project ideas that offer innovative solutions to social or environmental issues in the Triangle. Participants receive up to $12,000 to implement a project. For more information, visit Kenan Biddle Partnership or attend the information session at 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Campus Y. Contact Richard Harrill with questions. Applications are due Nov. 3.

Carolina Campus Community Garden compost co-manager

The Carolina Campus Community Garden seeks compost co-manager to lead groups of two to four volunteers in preparing compost to support the Garden’s sustainable agriculture. No prior experience is necessary but you must be available to attend one of the garden workdays (Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 – 5 p.m.) most weeks, ideally for the remainder of the fall semester and the spring semester. Contact Claire Lorch with a current resume and a brief explanation about why you are interested.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/18 – School of Law Constitution Day

Celebrate UNC’s School of Law Constitution Day at noon, Monday, Sept. 18 at School of Law rotunda. Former North Carolina Chief Justice Henry E. Frye ’59 J.D. will speak. Each year, UNC School of Law hosts the campus-wide Constitution Day celebration to commemorate the day the United States Constitution was signed. Constitution Day allows the campus community to reflect on United States history, the deeper meanings within the Constitution and hopes it represents for the future. The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

9/20 – Hurricane matthew update, adopt-a-Home briefing

Since December 2016, the Carolina Center for Public Service has partnered with the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church (NCCUMC) to support Hurricane Matthew disaster relief efforts in Princeville, Lumberton and Fayetteville, North Carolina. In June, NCCUMC launched its Adopt-a-Home program to help displaced families in Lumberton. Organizational partners are needed to help get families back into their homes by volunteering labor and providing donations to purchase furniture, appliances and home furnishings. Join NCCUMC 9 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3503 for updates on Hurricane Matthew’s devastation, recovery efforts-to-date, details about the Adopt-a-Home program and the process for adopting a family. Register through UNC event registration.

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.

9/22 – Carolina Cupboard grand re-opening

Carolina Cupboard: Community Food Pantry will celebrate its grand re-opening 2 – 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at Avery Residence Hall. The celebration will highlight a larger pantry and the inclusion of perishable food items. The celebration will also feature student performances, free food and giveaways. Contact Jaquana Savage for more information.

9/30 – CSNAP Student Conference: call for student-led workshops

NC Campus Compact will present its annual CSNAP Student Conference, Citizenship, Service, Networking and Partnerships Nov. 17-18 at Winston-Salem State University. NC Campus Compact seeks proposals for student-led workshops that share a model program, teach a leadership skill or tackle an issue of concern. Learn more at CSNAP 2017. Submit your workshop idea by Sept. 30.

9/30 – Tar Heel Service Day

Tar Heel Service Day 2017 is Thursday, Oct. 12 to Sunday, Oct. 15. Tar Heels throughout the world will refurbish schools, plant flowers, deliver meals and more, all in honor of University Day. Register a project for Tar Heel Service Day with the General Alumni Association. For project ideas, see 100 ways you can serve.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/18 – special olympics seeks swim coaches

Special Olympics Orange County seeks volunteer swim coaches for 100 students with special needs in kindergarten to 12th grade. Students range in skill level from first exposure in a pool to advanced swimmers and volunteers of all skill abilities are needed. Classes meet once per week 10 – 10:40 a.m. and 10:45 – 11:25 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 10:15 – 10:55 a.m. Thursday from Sept. 18 to Oct. 15. Contact Colleen Lanigan or call 919-968-2810 to volunteer.

10/1 – 45th annual Festifall Arts Festival

The town of Chapel Hill seeks volunteers for Festifall on Oct. 1. Volunteer assignments include event monitors, recycling team, information, kids activities and more. Sign up using the special events registration form. Contact Amanda Fletcher with questions.

Refugee community partnership volunteers needed

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.

Volunteer soccer coaches needed

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

volunteer with challah for hunger

Challah for Hunger is a student-run organization that bakes and sells challah and donates the proceeds to Carolina Cupboard. Sign up to bake or sell or contact Emily Kokush for more information.

Platelet Donation for Hurricane Disaster Relief

The UNC Blood Donation Center invites donors to help victims of the recent hurricanes by donating platelets. Many platelet drives and collection agencies in hurricane-affected areas were forced to shut down. No matter where you live in the country, you can contribute to the national blood and platelet supply. For more information, visit Blood Donation Center or contact Trilby Norton.

Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation seeks swimming volunteers

The Town of Chapel Hill Adapted Recreation & Inclusion seeks volunteers to work one-on-one with a child with disabilities. Volunteers do not need to know how to teach swimming. In the pool, volunteers assist swimmers in practicing what the instructor teaches. Two class times are available: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. and/or 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Sept. 20 – Oct. 18 at Homestead Aquatics Center, 300 Aquatics Drive. Contact Marian Kaslovsky to sign up.

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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 9/11/2017

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

9/13 – 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
Disaster relief trips

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Web-development internship
Arts For Life intern and volunteer opportunities

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/11 – Human Rights and Antisemitism
9/20 – Hurricane Matthew update, Adopt-a-Home briefing
9/20 – Public Service Fair

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/12 & 13 – Be a school volunteer
9/18 – Volunteer for Refugee Health Initiative
9/18 – Special Olympics seeks swim coaches
Refugee Community Partnership volunteers needed
Volunteer soccer coaches needed
Volunteer with Challah For Hunger
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

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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.

Disaster relief tripS

As we approach one year since Hurricane Matthew devastated eastern North Carolina and as we continue to see the impacts of Hurricane Harvey, please consider volunteering for relief efforts. The Carolina Center for Public Service is organizing campus-wide relief trips to continue the rebuilding process after Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. These trips are for UNC staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. Trips are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Dec. 1. For details, FAQs and registration forms, visit UNC disaster relief trips.

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

9/11 – Human Rights and Antisemitism

Kenneth L. Marcus, founding president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, will present a talk, Human Rights and Anti-Semitism in the Current Climate, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11 in the Genome Sciences Building, G100. RSVP for priority seating at North Carolina Hillel UNC- Chapel Hill.

9/20 – Hurricane matthew update, adopt-a-Home briefing

Since December 2016, the Carolina Center for Public Service has partnered with the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church (NCCUMC) to support Hurricane Matthew disaster relief efforts in Princeville, Lumberton and Fayetteville, North Carolina. In June, NCCUMC launched its Adopt-a-Home program to help displaced families in Lumberton. Organizational partners are needed to help get families back into their homes by volunteering labor and providing donations to purchase furniture, appliances and home furnishings. Join NCCUMC 9 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3503 for updates on Hurricane Matthew’s devastation, recovery efforts-to-date, details about the Adopt-a-Home program and the process for adopting a family. Register through UNC event registration.

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

9/12 & 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.

9/18 – Volunteer for refugee health initiative

UNC’s Refugee Health Initiative serves vulnerable refugees populations who have less access to health care services and health education. To volunteer, 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.

9/18 – special olympics seeks swim coaches

Special Olympics Orange County seeks volunteer swim coaches for 100 students with special needs in kindergarten to 12th grade. Students range in skill level from first exposure in a pool to advanced swimmers and volunteers of all skill abilities are needed. Classes meet once per week 10 – 10:40 a.m. and 10:45 – 11:25 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 10:15 – 10:55 a.m. Thursday from Sept. 18 to Oct. 15. Contact Colleen Lanigan or call 919-968-2810 to volunteer.

Refugee community partnership volunteers needed

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.

Volunteer soccer coaches needed

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

volunteer with challah for hunger

Challah for Hunger is a student-run organization that bakes and sells challah and donates the proceeds to Carolina Cupboard. Sign up to bake or sell or contact Emily Kokush for more information.

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.

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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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