Public Service News 11/24/2014
November 24, 2014
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/. 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 or follow us on Twitter at UNC Public Service.
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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
2015 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS OPEN
The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the Community Engagement Fellowship program. A maximum of five fellowships of up to $2,000 each are awarded in the spring to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and have an academic connection. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 9. Contact Ryan Nilsen for more information.
APPLES Service-Learning Course Development Grant RFP
APPLES is soliciting proposals for $3,500 service-learning course development grants from faculty and instructors who teach undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Up to seven $3,500 grants will be awarded to develop new or modify existing courses that successfully integrate community-based service into the curriculum and promote the pedagogy of service-learning at UNC. For eligibility criteria and application information, see course development grants. Applications are available online at the Carolina Center for Public Service Application Portal.
why do you serve?
The I Serve campaign, launched by the Carolina Center for Public Service, is a simple way to celebrate the vast amount of public service undertaken by Carolina students, staff, faculty and alumni. The campaign honors the 15-year anniversary of the Carolina Center for Public Service and the 25-year anniversary of the APPLES Service-Learning program, which both have facilitated service opportunities on Carolina’s campus for decades. I Serve campaign photos will be featured throughout the school year on the Carolina Center for Public Service website, Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #uncserves. To join the campaign, post your photos on one of the listed social media pages or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The I Serve campaign celebrates all of the ways UNC serves and to inspire more people on campus to serve and provide them with examples of how and where.
INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
11/25 – 2015 Carolina for Kibera fellowship
Would you like to travel to East Africa? Are you interested in grassroots participatory development? Apply for the Carolina for Kibera’s (CFK) 2015 Fellowship. This fellowship gives UNC students the opportunity to design and implement a sustainable project in Kibera, Kenya, one of the largest slums in the continent of Africa. Fellows will create their projects in conjunction with U.S.- and Kenya-based staff in the spring, and will travel to Kibera in the summer to implement their projects. For more info, contact Nick Johnson or visit CFK online. Applications are due Nov. 25 at 11:59 p.m. Apply online at the Center for Global Initiatives Application Tracking System.
12/31 – Department of Justice summer internship
The United States Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for its summer internship program. The summer program runs from June through August. Volunteer and academic credit internships are offered to undergraduates, graduate students and to law students with a 3.0 GPA. For details, visit the United State Department of Justice. Application deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 31.
a helping hand offers pre-health internship opportunity
A Helping Hand, a local nonprofit, is currently recruiting pre-health interns to join the organization in the spring of 2015. The Pre-Health Internship Program offers future healthcare providers an opportunity to gain direct healthcare experience. Interns are paired will older adults and will complete 90 hours of volunteerism through these one-on-one sessions. Interns will complete 30 hours of training on specific topics, including mobility, sensitivity, patient advocacy, dementia and more.
For more information, contact Jennifer Ashley.
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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
12/31 – Volunteers needed for event at Morehead Planetarium & Science center
Night Lights: A Family New Year’s Eve will happen on Dec. 31 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. It is co-presented by Morehead Planetarium, Kidzu Children’s Museum, Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership and smArts creative programs & events. It will feature family-friendly activities, performances, interactive games, refreshments and a kids’ countdown under the stars. Contact Sarah Wolfe with questions.
volunteer with heavenly groceries
Heavenly Groceries/Comida Celestial is a certified food bank and ministry of St. Joseph CME Church, dedicated to providing quality produce and grocery items to the underserved communities in and around Chapel Hill. The organization is looking for volunteers to help pick up food from local grocery stores and help with daily distribution during both Thanksgiving and Winter Break. There are three daily shifts: 9:30-10:30 a.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. For more information, contact Ayat Soufan.
volunteer one-on-one tutors needed for teens and young adults
The Teen Career Academy at the Durham Literacy Center is looking for part-time volunteers to work with teens and young adults who are working toward taking their GED tests. Volunteers are needed Monday through Thursday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Volunteers can work as many or as few days as their schedules allow. Please contact Meghan McLaughlin to learn more.
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, 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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