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Public Service News 9/26/2016
September 26, 2016

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/30 – Deadline for Buckley Public Service Scholars fall enrollment
10/6 – 2017 APPLES Service-Learning spring internship applications
10/20 – Apply for a 2017 Bryan Fellowship
Apply for a Service-Learning Course Partnership Grant
Apply for a Service-Learning Course Enhancement Grant

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/15 – Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship
Orange County Solid Waste Management needs social media intern

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/29 – Lambeth Lecture
9/29 – Student Q&A with Judge Alex Kozinski
10/8 – 16 – #ServeCarolina during Tar Heel Service Day events
10/8 – 21 – Food for All campus-wide food drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/2 – Volunteer with Town of Chapel Hill’s Festifall
10/17, 18 & 19 – Volunteer to change a teen’s life
AFL-CIO volunteer opportunity
KidzNotes volunteers needed
Delivery driver needed for Meals on Wheels
PR volunteers needed with The Volunteer Center
AVID tutoring with Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools
Volunteer to take action against climate change
Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Program needs marketing volunteer
EmPOWERment needs marketing and social media volunteers
Volunteer with Farmer Foodshare

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/30 – Deadlien for BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS FALL ENROLLMENT

Fall semester enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program (BPSS) is open through Sept. 30. BPSS provides a framework for Carolina undergraduate students committed to making a positive impact through service. BPSS challenges participants to expand their understanding of service, connect academic and community-based experiences and build their capacity to help effect change. Participants build portfolios reflecting their learning and unique experiences. 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.

10/6 – 2017 APPLES SERVICE-LEARNING SPRING INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS

APPLES Service-Learning Internships are unique, intense experiences in service for either the spring semester or summer. Students intern at a variety of nonprofit and government organizations, receive funding ($1,250 for spring and $2,500 for summer) and academic course credit through a course hosted by the School of Social Work. APPLES interns are considered staff in their organizations and have a great deal of responsibility as well as professional growth opportunities. Interns also receive individualized academic instruction from a faculty member and hands-on experience that will help them grow as community leaders. Applications for spring internships will be accepted Sept. 14 – Oct. 6. Apply through the APPLES Service-Learning Program Portal. For questions, contact Becca Bender.

10/20 – APPLY FOR A 2017 BRYAN FELLOWSHIP

APPLES Service-Learning Robert E. Bryan Fellowship is designed for undergraduate student teams interested in creating social impact locally and/or globally by creating an innovative project that addresses a community-identified need. The fellowship provides practical support and mentorship to students in developing their projects, contributes to addressing community-identified needs by supporting innovative projects, and develops a supportive cohort of students working together to create positive social impact. Fellowship recipients enroll in a service-learning course on project management during the spring semester of the fellowship year and receive up to $1,500 to help launch their project. Up to six team fellowships are awarded each fall for the following calendar year (January – December). After completing the fellowship year, teams can reapply for a second year of funding of up to $1,000. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Deadline is Oct. 20.

APPLY FOR A SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE PARTNERSHIP GRANT

Students and community partners connected to an APPLES Service-Learning course are eligible to apply for a partnership grant. These grants are intended to benefit the community partner and deepen the service-learning experience for a student. APPLES is offering up to 10 partnership grants of up to $100 each for the fall semester. Grants fund supplementary materials for enhancement projects relating to a community partner. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

APPLY FOR A SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE ENHANCEMENT GRANT

APPLES Service-Learning awards course enhancement grants of up to $500 every semester. These grants can fund course development, materials or support required to teaching an APPLES service-learning courses. Applications accepted on a rolling basis and require a statement on how the funds will deepen learning within the course. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/15 – Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship


The Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship provides an opportunity for juniors and seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC who attended high school in North Carolina to engage in individual self-designed and directed international travel experiences for two months to six months. Approximately 20 Phillips Scholarships for up to $9,000 each are awarded every year on the basis of a competitive written application and committee interview. Apply online by Oct. 15. For more information, call the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at 919-966-4045, or the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid at 919-962-8396.

Orange County Solid Waste Management needs social media intern


Orange County Solid Waste Management needs a social media intern who has an interest in environmental issues, talent in communications and is social media savvy. The intern will create and post content weekly on various social media platforms. If interested, contact Muriel Williman or call 919-968-2788.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/29 – lambeTH LECTURE

UNC Public Policy welcomes UNC students, faculty, alumni and friends to its ninth annual Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Lecture in Public Policy, 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 in Gerrard Hall. This year’s lecture will be a conversation between Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and Honorable Thomas W. Ross, president emeritus of the University of North Carolina and current president of the Volker Alliance. The event is free and open to the public and a brief reception will follow. For details, visit The Thomas Willis Lambeth Lecture.

9/29 – STUDENT Q&A WITH JUDGE ALEX KOZINSKI

The 2016 Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Lecturer in Public Policy begins with an informal chat with Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. The event is 3 – 4 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Campus Y, Anne Queen Lounge. RSVP online.

10/8 – 16 – #sERVECAROLINA DURING TAR HEEL SERVICE DAY EVENTS

Registration is live for Tar Heel Service Day events. This year, Carolina alumni and friends will #ServeCarolina in honor of University Day from Saturday, Oct. 8 to Sunday, Oct. 16. Check out the list of projects from local Carolina Clubs or register a project with your friends and family. Once registered, you will receive cool Carolina swag. Sign up at the General Alumni Association.

10/8 – 21 – fOOD FOR ALL CAMPUS-WIDe FOOD DRIVE

Join the Employee Forum in a campus-wide food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and UNC’s Carolina Cupboard. In conjunction with the GAA’s Tar Heel Service Day events and the University’s Food for All theme, bins will be placed throughout campus during the month of October and at donation booths Oct. 8 at Tar Heel Town during the UNC vs. Virginia Tech employee appreciation football game, Oct. 14 at Late Night with Roy in the Dean Smith Center, and Oct. 21 during Employee Appreciation Day in the Carolina Union. For more information, visit the Employee Forum.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

 10/2 – VOLUNTEER with town of chapel hill’s festifall

Volunteer as thousands gather in downtown Chapel Hill for the 44th annual Festifall Arts Festival, an extraordinary opportunity for the community, art enthusiasts and artists to interact. The event is noon – 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 and offers various volunteer shifts available from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. If interested in volunteering, complete the volunteer form.

10/17, 18 & 19 – Volunteer to change a teen’s life

Challenge Day seeks volunteers 18 years and older to serve as adult participants in a nationally based anti-bullying program at East Chapel Hill High School on Oct. 17 or 18 and Chatham Middle School in Siler City, North Carolina Oct. 19. Active involvement with students for the whole school day is mandatory. Contact Challenge Day.

AFL-CIO volunteer opportunity

Volunteers are needed to work with the North Carolina AFL-CIO‘s outreach and community partner program. Volunteers will gain valuable data, research and community engagement skills working for a social and economic justice organization. Volunteers can come in between 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening and Saturday opportunities are also available. For more information, contact Naomi Carbrey.

KidzNotes volunteers needed

KidzNotes provides underserved kindergarten to 12th-grade students with orchestral training. Classroom helpers assist teachers with snack time, bathroom and water breaks, material distribution and other basic tasks. Volunteers are also needed as instrumental assistants, to help with administrative tasks in the KidzNotes office, write grants and other tasks as skills allow. The volunteer schedule is flexible based on availability. For details, contact Rachel Johnson.

Delivery drivers needed for meals on wheels

Meals on Wheels of Durham seeks volunteers to deliver meals to local seniors who are unable to provide of prepare meals for themselves. Drivers provide seniors with nutritious meals along with friendly, personal contact that enhances their quality of life. Delivery takes approximately one hour and groups can sign up for a set schedule and each volunteer can rotate to deliver once a month or more frequently. For more information, contact Annette Read.

Public relations volunteers needed with the volunteer center

The Triangle Nonprofit and Volunteer Leadership Center seeks public relations, communications and marketing volunteers to assist with various external communications tasks. Responsibilities include website updates; social media strategies; write newsletters, media alerts, newspapers and op eds; develop and edit program-specific outreach and PR materials; create donor-related messaging; and update the media database. For questions, contact Kim Shaw.

avid tutoring with chapel hill – carrboro city schools

Advanced Via Individual Determination‘s (AVID) mission is to close the achievement gap by ensuring college readiness for middle and high school students. Tutoring with AVID will allow volunteers to help the community and gain valuable experience by examining the educational system from within. Tutors would lead study groups during the school day by facilitating effective collaboration between AVID students. For more information, contact John Wright.

volunteer to take action against climate change

Defend Our Future is working with students to build a nationwide movement of young people who support bold action on climate to protect the environment, their communities and future generations. Volunteers are needed to build connections on campus and to encourage millennials to vote in November for candidates who support taking action against climate change. For more information contact Kristen Carver.

Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Program needs marketing volunteer

Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Program (CHEOP) seeks a volunteer to market and brand CHEOP initiatives and programs; write press releases and newsletters; assist with web site management; support social media initiatives; interview current program participants, alumni and parents; take photos at various CHEOP programs and assist with summer programming publicity efforts. For questions, contact Paula Borden.

EMpowerment needs marketing and social media volunteers

EmPOWERment, Inc. builds homes in Chapel Hill’s Northside, Pine Knolls, Carr Court and Lloyd Street communities. Volunteers are needed to help with social media and marketing, to help develop an email newsletter, support neighborhood associations, manage social media accounts and assist with various events and projects. For details, contact EmPOWERment.

Volunteer with Farmer Foodshare

Farmer Foodshare connects people who grow food with people who need food. Volunteers help with all aspects of operations, focusing on the farmers market donation stations to collect customer donations, purchase food from farmers and collect food for partner organizations. Volunteer hours are 3 – 6 p.m. Wednesdays and noon – 8 a.m. Saturdays. To volunteer, contact Katy Phillips.

CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

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