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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Public Service News 9/5/2017

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

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” As the UNC community considers ways to help with the Hurricane Harvey disaster response, details will be shared through the Carolina Center for Public Service and its Hurricane Harvey disaster relief webpage. The North Carolina community continues to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew. For ways the UNC community is involved with Hurricane Matthew recovery, visit the Center’s Hurricane Matthew disaster relief webpage.

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Web-development internship
Arts For Life intern and volunteer opportunities

EVENTS & MEETINGS

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

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/8 – APPLES COMMUNITY PARTNER SPRING INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS

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

9/13 Celebrate APPLES Day

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

9/18 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS GRADUATE ASSISTANT APPLICATIONS

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

9/18 – APPLES 2017 ALTERNATIVE FALL BREAK APPLICATIONS

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

9/30 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS FALL ENROLLMENT

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

10/23 – BRYAN FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Web-development internship

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

Arts For Life intern and volunteer opportunities

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

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/6 – Hurricane Harvey support and information session

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

9/6 – CAROLINA CONVERSATIONS

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

9/20 – PUBLIC SERVICE FAIR

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

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

9/7, 12 & 13 – Be a school volunteer

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

9/16 – Volunteer for Hispanic Heritage celebrations

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

9/18 – Volunteer for Refugee Health Initiative

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

9/19 – Carrboro Music Festival volunteers needed

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

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

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

CAROLINA MEADOWS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

Upward Bound mentors

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

English teaching opportunity with Enrich ELL

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

First Look volunteer guides needed

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

Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers

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

Carolina Swim Clinic volunteers needed

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

Volunteer with Compass Center

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

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Public Service News 8/28/2017

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

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

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

EVENTS & MEETINGS

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

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/1 – FIRST-YEAR SERVICE CORPS

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

9/8 – APPLES COMMUNITY PARTNER SPRING INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS

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

9/18 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS GRADUATE ASSISTANT APPLICATIONS

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

9/18 – APPLES 2017 Alternative Fall Break applications

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

9/30 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS FALL ENROLLMENT

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

10/23 – BRYAN FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

PAWS4EVER SEEKS NONPROFIT INTERN

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

$2K STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT VOUCHER

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

ULTIMATE FRISBEE FALL INTERNSHIPS

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

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/12 – MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE

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

9/20 – PUBLIC SERVICE FAIR

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

9/30 -VMI LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS CONFERENCE

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

UNC SCHOOL OF EDUCATION FALL INFORMATION SESSIONS

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

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/1 – Volunteer with Civics in the Triangle

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

9/1 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TAR HEEL DOWNTOWN

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

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

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

9/7, 12 & 13 – Be a school volunteer

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

9/16 – Volunteer for Hispanic Heritage celebrations

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

9/19 – Carrboro Music Festival volunteers needed

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

9/23- VOLUNTEER FOR THE HAW RIVER LEARNING CELEBRATION

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

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

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

Carolina Swim Clinic volunteers needed

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

Volunteer with Compass Center

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

COACH WITH GIRLS ON THE RUN

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

PREPARING INTERNATIONAL TEACHING ASSISTANTS PROGRAM

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

YOUTH SOCCER COACHES NEEDED

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

CAROLINA CORRECTIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

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

COACHES NEEDED FOR YOUTH BASKETBALL

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

A HELPING HAND SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

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

HELP TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES

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

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Public Service News 8/22/2017

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

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

EVENTS & MEETINGS

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

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

8/22 – APPLES 2017 Alternative Fall Break applications

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

9/1 – First-Year Service Corps

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

9/8 – APPLES community partner spring internship applications

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

9/18 – Buckley Public Service Scholars graduate assistant applications

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

9/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars fall enrollment

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

10/23 – Bryan Fellowship applications

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Paws4ever seeks nonprofit intern

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

$2K stakeholder engagement voucher

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

Ultimate Frisbee fall internships

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

EVENTS & MEETINGS

8/24 – University career Services fall kickoff

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

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

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

9/12 – Master of Public Administration Program open house

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

9/20 – Public Service Fair

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

9/30 – VMI Leadership and Ethics Conference

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

UNC School of Education fall information sessions

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

2017 ENGAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP CONSORTIUM CONFERENCE

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

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/1 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TAR HEEL DOWNTOWN

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

9/14 – Good Neighbor Initiative seeks student volunteers

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

9/23- Volunteer for the Haw River Learning Celebration

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

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

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

Coach with Girls on the Run

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

Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program

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

Youth soccer coaches needed

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

Carolina Correctional Education Program

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

Coaches needed for youth basketball

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

A Helping Hand seeks volunteers

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

Fall baseball and girls volleyball coaches needed

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

Festifall seeks volunteers

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

Help teens and young adults with disabilities

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

Volunteer and hang-out in the Edible Campus Garden

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

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Public Service News 7/17/2017

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

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

APPLES fall course volunteers
First-Year Service Corps applications

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Student Action with Farmworkers internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2017 Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

 APPLES fall course volunteers

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

First-Year Service Corps

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Student Action with Farmworkers internship

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

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2017 Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference

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

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

8/21 – Good Neighbor Initiative seeks student volunteers

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

Fall baseball and girls volleyball coaches needed

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

Festifall seeks volunteers

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

Volunteers needed for Tar Heel Downtown

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

Volunteer and hang-out in the Edible Campus Garden

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

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Public Service News 7/3/2017

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/14 – Service-Learning Initiative

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Student Action with Farmworkers internship

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/14 – SERVICE-LEARNING INITIATIVE

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

INTERXED

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

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEER WITH FOOD FOR THE SUMMER

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

WELCOME BABY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

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

VOLUNTEER MEAL DELIVERY DRIVERS NEEDED

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

HELP TABLE FEED CHILDREN

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

NORTH CAROLINA CHILD ADVOCACY NETWORK

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

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Public Service News 6/19/ 2017

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

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/14 – Service-Learning Initiative

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Intern with Jaxxed

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/14 – SERVICE-LEARNING INITIATIVE

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Intern with Jaxxed

Jaxxed, an online fashion accessories retailer and part of Harvard University’s Venture Incubation Program housed at the Harvard Innovation Lab, offers a variety of internships. Jaxxed team and internship opportunities include research, web design, marketing, design and manufacturing partnerships, curriculum specialist and career coach, or director of strategic partnerships. For details, contact Charles Smith by June 23.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer with Food for the Summer

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

Welcome Baby Family Resource Center seeks volunteers

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

Volunteer meal delivery drivers needed

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

Help TABLE feed children

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

North Carolina Child Advocacy Network

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

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Public Service News 5/5/2017

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

6/6 – Community partner summer orientation
7/14 – Service-Learning Initiative

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

6/9 – September 11th Day of Service grants
NC Afterschool Corps

EVENTS & MEETINGS

6/6 – Carolina Blood Drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

6/23 – Special Olympics seeks volunteer swim coaches
East Durham Children’s Initiative summer camp
Rise Against Hunger orientation volunteers
Summer nutrition educator volunteer opportunity
Compeer volunteer program
Volunteer with Kidzu Children’s Museum
Volunteer tutors needed for Correctional Education Program

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

6/6 – COMMUNITY PARTNER SUMMER ORIENTATION

All organizations and staff new to APPLES Service-Learning are invited to the community partner orientation 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 6 at the Chapel Hill – Carrboro Chamber of Commerce conference room (104 South Estes Drive in Chapel Hill). Information includes an overview of service-learning, details about APPLES courses and internship programs, process and expectations of becoming a new community partner and how to use the APPLES Partner Portal. There is also an opportunity to connect with other organizations working in the community, so feel free to bring information to share. This orientation is also valuable for those who need a refresher on working with APPLES. Coffee and refreshments start at 9:15 a.m. Orientation begins at 9:30 a.m. Register by June 5. For questions, contact Becca Bender.

7/14 – SERVICE-LEARNING INITIATIVE

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

6/9 – SEPTEMBER 11TH DAY OF SERVICE GRANTS

Iowa Campus Compact offers the September 11th Day of Service grants funding to mobilize college students to engage in service activities that meet vital community needs and honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, or who rose in service as a result of that tragedy. Iowa Campus Compact will award up to $120,000 to approximately 50 institutions of higher education to support their September 11 National Day of Service projects. Awards must be at least $1,000. Grant applications are due June 9.

7/21 – NC AFTERSCHOOL CORPS

AmeriCorps VISTA is accepting applications from graduating seniors and others to be part of the NC Afterschool Corps, a new AmeriCorps VISTA project. Individuals who are bilingual in Spanish and English are encouraged to apply. Learn more or apply by July 21.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

6/6 – CAROLINA BLOOD DRIVE

The Employee Forum invites the Carolina community to the 29th annual Carolina Blood Drive, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 at the Smith Center. Free parking is available. Walk-ins will be accepted the day of the drive, but appointments are strongly encouraged. Schedule an appointment by calling 800-733-2767 or visiting redcrossblood.org, enter sponsor code UNC. Presenting donors receive a free commemorative T-shirt and will enjoy food from several local vendors. For more information, visit blooddrive.web.unc.edu.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

6/23 – SPECIAL OLYMPICS SEEKS VOLUNTEER SWIM COACHES

Special Olympics Orange County seeks volunteer coaches for its summer swim program serving youth and adults. No experience is required. Practices are 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday or Thursday. The season is June 14 to Aug. 4 and the skill level is beginning through advanced, including non-swimmers and water aerobics. Contact Colleen Lanigan or call 919-968-2810 to register by June 23.

East Durham Children’s Initiative summer camp

East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI) needs volunteers for its camp classrooms this summer. Classroom volunteers assist and encourage third to fifth-grade students during their daily hands-on STEAM activities. Volunteer shifts are Monday to Friday 9:15 – 11:15 a.m. For more information or to sign up, visit ECDI Steam Summer Camp.

RISE AGAINST HUNGER ORIENTATION VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are needed for Rise Against Hunger at orientation sessions. Volunteers earn hours while impacting and connecting with the newest members of UNC-Chapel Hill. Volunteers are needed throughout the summer orientation sessions. This year, only up to six volunteers for each packaging event can be accepted, so only sign up for the dates you know you will be able to attend. For questions, contact Julee Reitzel.

SUMMER NUTRITION EDUCATOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

The No Kid Hungry NC/UNC SNAP-Ed Child Nutrition Project needs volunteers to provide nutrition education at summer nutrition program sites throughout Orange County. For more information, contact Jessica Soldavini.

COMPEER VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Are you interested in combating the stigma associated with mental illness? Freedom House Recovery Center seeks volunteer companions for adults with a severe mental illness or an at-risk senior. Compeer volunteers help decrease isolation, loneliness and low self-esteem through friendship-type activities in the community with a Compeer friend – someone diagnosed with a mental illness. A minimum one-year commitment for one hour a week or four hours a month are required. For more information, contact Jasmine Carter.

VOLUNTEER WITH KIDZU CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

Kidzu Children’s Museum needs volunteers to help with its Kids in the Kitchen summer camp 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday the week of June 5. No previous experience is required. During camp, children ages 3-5 work with recipes, cooking tools and new tastes. For details, visit Kids in the Kitchen summer camp.

VOLUNTEER TUTORS NEEDED FOR CORRECTIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Correctional Education Program seeks volunteers to provide tutoring to students in prison taking college courses or preparing for GED tests. Volunteers assist in academic skill development, help with essay composition and review course materials. Tutoring sessions will be fully-supervised in a study hall environment.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Public Service News 5/22/2017

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

6/6 – Community partner summer orientation
7/14 – Service-Learning Initiative

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

6/9 – September 11th Day of Service grants
NC Afterschool Corps

EVENTS & MEETINGS

6/6 – Carolina Blood Drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

6/23 – Special Olympics seeks volunteer swim coaches
Rise Against Hunger orientation volunteers
Summer nutrition educator volunteer opportunity
Compeer volunteer program

Volunteer with Kidzu Children’s Museum
Los Delfines Spanish Club
Volunteer tutors needed for Correctional Education Program

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

6/6 – Community partner summer orientation

All organizations and staff new to APPLES Service-Learning are invited to the community partner orientation 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 6 at the Chapel Hill – Carrboro Chamber of Commerce conference room (104 South Estes Drive in Chapel Hill). Information includes an overview of service-learning, details about APPLES courses and internship programs, process and expectations of becoming a new community partner and how to use the APPLES Partner Portal. There is also an opportunity to connect with other organizations working in the community, so feel free to bring information to share. This orientation is also valuable for those who need a refresher on working with APPLES. Coffee and refreshments start at 9:15 a.m. Orientation begins at 9:30 a.m. Register by June 5. For questions, contact Becca Bender.

7/14 – Service-Learning Initiative

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

6/9 – September 11th Day of Service grants

Iowa Campus Compact offers the September 11th Day of Service grants funding to mobilize college students to engage in service activities that meet vital community needs and honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, or who rose in service as a result of that tragedy. Iowa Campus Compact will award up to $120,000 to approximately 50 institutions of higher education to support their September 11 National Day of Service projects. Awards must be at least $1,000. Grant applications are due June 9.

7/21 – NC Afterschool Corps

AmeriCorps VISTA is accepting applications from graduating seniors and others to be part of the NC Afterschool Corps, a new AmeriCorps VISTA project. Individuals who are bilingual in Spanish and English are encouraged to apply. Learn more or apply by July 21.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

6/6 – Carolina Blood Drive

The Employee Forum invites the Carolina community to the 29th annual Carolina Blood Drive, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 at the Smith Center. Free parking is available. Walk-ins will be accepted the day of the drive, but appointments are strongly encouraged. Schedule an appointment by calling 800-733-2767 or visiting redcrossblood.org, enter sponsor code UNC. Presenting donors receive a free commemorative T-shirt and will enjoy food from several local vendors. For more information, visit blooddrive.web.unc.edu.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

6/23 – Special Olympics seeks volunteer swim coaches

Special Olympics Orange County seeks volunteer coaches for its summer swim program serving youth and adults. No experience is required. Practices are 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday or Thursday. The season is June 14 to Aug. 4 and the skill level is beginning through advanced, including non-swimmers and water aerobics. Contact Colleen Lanigan or call 919-968-2810 to register by June 23.

Rise Against Hunger orientation volunteers

Volunteers are needed for Rise Against Hunger at orientation sessions. Volunteers earn hours while impacting and connecting with the newest members of UNC-Chapel Hill. Volunteers are needed throughout the summer orientation sessions. This year, only up to six volunteers for each packaging event can be accepted, so only sign up for the dates you know you will be able to attend. For questions, contact Julee Reitzel.

Summer nutrition educator volunteer opportunity

The No Kid Hungry NC/UNC SNAP-Ed Child Nutrition Project needs volunteers to provide nutrition education at summer nutrition program sites throughout Orange County. For more information, contact Jessica Soldavini.

Compeer volunteer program

Are you interested in combating the stigma associated with mental illness? Freedom House Recovery Center seeks volunteer companions for adults with a severe mental illness or an at-risk senior. Compeer volunteers help decrease isolation, loneliness and low self-esteem through friendship-type activities in the community with a Compeer friend – someone diagnosed with a mental illness. A minimum one-year commitment for one hour a week or four hours a month are required. For more information, contact Jasmine Carter.

Volunteer with Kidzu Children’s Museum

Kidzu Children’s Museum needs volunteers to help with its Kids in the Kitchen summer camp 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday the week of June 5. No previous experience is required. During camp, children ages 3-5 work with recipes, cooking tools and new tastes. For details, visit Kids in the Kitchen summer camp.

Volunteer tutors needed for Correctional Education Program

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Correctional Education Program seeks volunteers to provide tutoring to students in prison taking college courses or preparing for GED tests. Volunteers assist in academic skill development, help with essay composition and review course materials. Tutoring sessions will be fully-supervised in a study hall environment.

Back to top

CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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