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Public Service News 04/20/2015
April 20, 2015

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

5/8 – Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship Seminar
5/12 – Service-Learning Course Development Institute

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Compass Center summer internships
A Helping Hand summer internships
Summer interns needed at TABLE

EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/21 -UNC SWEAT Student Lobby Day
5/7 – New Generation Initiative workshop
Sexual Assault Awareness Month

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/21 – TABLE seeks volunteers for spring fundraiser
4/25 – Volunteer training for Compeer Program
4/28 – Help with disability bike safety event
Veggie Van needs farmers’ market volunteers
Teen Career Academy

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

5/8 – Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship Seminar

The final spring Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship seminar is scheduled from 8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 8, in Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Room. This session is Engaged Scholarship in Translational Research: Research Collaborations Outside the Academy. Presenters will share principles of partnership and specific examples of engagement with nonacademic populations — community organizations, clinical practices and patients. The seminar is also offered via webinar. For more information and to register, visit Engaged Scholarship in Translational Research: Research Collaborations Outside the Academy.

5/12 – Service-Learning Course Development Institute

The annual Course Development Institute on Service-Learning is from 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12 in Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3102. Topics include service-learning pedagogy, faculty course models, partnership development and course design. Faculty and instructors new to service-learning as well as those with experience are encouraged to attend. There is no cost for UNC-Chapel Hill participants, however, space is limited. Contact Leslie Parkins for more information or to register.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Compass Center Summer internships

The Compass Center for Women and Families is offering two summer internships. The domestic violence community intern will work to raise awareness, educate the community and prevent domestic violence. This intern will work for six to nine hours per week. The information and referral intern oversees reception for 15 to 20 hours a week. This intern will need to provide a welcoming and helpful atmosphere at the Compass Center: assisting clients with understanding and accessing the Center’s services, assessing clients’ needs and determining whether those needs can be met by the Center. For more information about each positions’ requirements and qualifications visit Compass Center. Contact Linda Chamiec-Chase with questions.

A Helping Hand summer internships

A Helping Hand, a nonprofit serving seniors and adults with disabilities, hosts a Service-Learning Internship Program for college students and graduates interested in healthcare-related opportunities or social work careers. To apply or for more information, visit A Helping Hand A Helping Hand. For questions, contact Steffi Tornow.

Summer interns needed at TABLE

TABLE needs an intern to help with program and administrative tasks. TABLE is a nonprofit that provides healthy foods to local, food-insecure children. Intern tasks include attending a volunteer shift, writing thank you notes, sending emails, record keeping, assisting with special projects as assigned and one to two independent projects.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/21-UNC Sweat student lobby day

Students Working for Environmental Action and Sweat Transformation, a committee of the Campus Y dedicated to defending social justice through environmental initiatives, will host a press conference calling for environmental action from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 21 at the North Carolina General Assembly (1 E. Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC). UNC SWEAT is raising student voices to show support for environmental issues in North Carolina. Other UNC students are encouraged to attend or to sign their environmental justice petition. For more information, visit UNC SWEAT or contact Caitilin Seyfried.

5/7 – New Generation Initiative Workshop

The Rural Center will hold a free workshop on May 7 as part of the New Generation Initiative. This workshop will explore ways to engage young people in the life of their communities and local governance. Participants will discover the elements of a successful engagement model, hear from young leaders who will offer perspective and advice, and leave with tools and resources that can help build winning strategies at home. Registration is open through May 5. Email Misty Herget to register or with questions.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Throughout the month of April, organizations on campus will host events and programs to help raise awareness about sexual assault. Various programming and events that share survivor experiences will be offered: a One Act bystander intervention skills training; a training to help students and employees support survivors; a program providing the opportunity to have conversations about consent; and, a Campus Connections event where students and employees can directly connect with campus resources. Visit Sexual Assault Awareness Month for an event schedule.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/21 – TABLE seeks volunteers for spring fundraiser

TABLE needs volunteers for its spring foodraiser from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21. TABLE also seeks volunteers for Thursday afternoons wot help with its hunger relief programs all summer. Students interested in either of these opportunities should contact Laura Dille.

4/25 – Volunteer training for Compeer Program

The Compeer Program recruits, trains and matches adult volunteers with adults with mental illness in a supported friendship to decrease isolation, increase self-esteem and combat stigma. The commitment is for at least one year, either one hour a week or four hours a month doing activities like taking a walk or chatting over coffee. Contact Shelley Danser if interested. Volunteers must attend the volunteer training 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

4/28 – Help with disability bike safety event

Volunteers are needed to help teach bike riding, paint faces, take photos and play games at the fifth annual BikeAbility bike safety event 8 a.m. – noon May 2 at the Chapel Hill Fire Department #4. To volunteer or for more information contact Marian Kaslovsky. Volunteers must commit by April 28.

Veggie Van needs farmers’ market volunteers

Community Nutrition Partnership’s Veggie Van program runs mobile farmers’ markets in lower income communities around the Triangle. The organization needs friendly, energetic volunteers for two to three hour shifts to assist with packing produce and running markets. This is an opportunity for volunteers to learn about local, seasonal food while talking to customers and connecting with the community. For more information or to volunteer, contact Casey Horvitz.

Teen Career Academy

The Teen Career Academy at the Durham Literacy Center is looking for volunteers to work one-on-one with teens and young adults who are working toward taking their GED. Volunteers are need Monday through Thursday from 9 to 11:30 a.m., but volunteers can come as many or few days as their schedule allows. Volunteers are accepted throughout the summer. For more information, contact Meghan McLaughlin.

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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.

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 1/26/2015
January 26, 2015

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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars spring 2015 enrollment deadline
2/2- Public Service Awards nomination deadline
2/9 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship applications due
2/9 – Community Engagement Fellowship applications due
2/9 – Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award applications deadline
APPLES Service-Learning Course Development Grant RFP
Why do you serve?

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

1/31 – Order of the Old Well nominations
3/8 – Carolina Experience Enrichment Scholarship summer fellowship
Upper Coastal Plains Council of Governments internships
Social media intern needed for the Carolina Campus Community Garden

EVENTS & MEETINGS

1/26 – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship information session
1/31 – Learn How to Become an EcoRep
2/13 – Involving undergraduates in engaged research

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

1/30 – Special Olympics seeks swim and bowling coaches
1/31- Community Empowerment Fund advocate program
Advancement Via Individual Determination seeks tutors
Technology Without Borders needs student mentors
Newman Center seeks alternative spring break graduate student mentors
Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program seeks volunteers
Volunteer youth soccer coaches needed
English teaching volunteers needed for Madagascar charity
Teen Career Academy seeks tutors

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars spring 2015 enrollment deadline

The Buckley Public Service Scholars program (BPSS) hosts its spring open enrollment through Jan. 30. All undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll in BPSS online during the enrollment period through the Buckley Portfolio. 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.

2/2 – Public Service Awards nomination deadline

The Carolina Center for Public Service oversees the annual selection of three campus-wide Public Service Awards honoring individual students, faculty, staff and University units for exemplary public service and engaged scholarship. Public Service Award recipients are honored at a spring celebration where they receive a monetary award and framed certificate. The Robert E. Bryan and Office of the Provost Awards require a brief nomination submitted by Feb. 2. Selected nominees will be invited to complete a more detailed submission about their work by Feb. 23. Full nominations for the Ned Brooks Award are due by Feb. 23. Nominations are open and will be accepted online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For details, visit the CCPS awards website. For questions, contact the Carolina Center for Public Service.

2/9 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship applications due

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the 2015 Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship. The fellowship is named for the late Mingma Norbu Sherpa, a pioneering conservationist in the Himalaya who served as an official with the World Wildlife Fund. Eligible applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the semester following their fellowship. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 9. For details, visit Sherpa Fellowship. For questions, contact the Carolina Center for Public Service.

2/9 – Community Engagement Fellowship applications due

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the 2015 Community Engagement Fellowship program. A maximum of five fellowships, of up to $2,000 each, are awarded in the spring. Selected fellows will develop and implement engagement and/or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs. Projects will incorporate an academic connection. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 9. Contact Ryan Nilsen for more information.

2/9 – Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award applications deadline

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the 2015 Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award. The Hyatt Award is given annually in support of innovative public service projects that exemplify the motto of Rotary International, “Service above Self.” The award, sponsored by the Chapel Hill Rotary Club, is named for the late Dr. Ronald W. Hyatt, professor of Exercise and Sport Science at UNC-Chapel Hill and long-time member of the Chapel Hill Rotary Club, in recognition of his distinguished career at the University and his commitment to helping others. Two awards will be given this year, one(up to $3,000) for an international project and one (up to $2,000) for a local project. If the local project involves members of the Chapel Hill Rotary Club in some way, there is a possibility of additional funds. Undergraduate or graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply, individually or in teams, as well as recognized UNC-Chapel Hill student organizations. Applicants must be continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the following fall semester. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 9. For details, visit Hyatt Rotary Public Service Awards. For questions, contact the Carolina Center for Public Service.

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, visit course development grants. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination 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 ccps@unc.edu. 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.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

1/31 – Order of the old well accepting nominations

The Order of the Old Well is accepting nominations. Founded in 1949, the Order of the Old Well recognizes students, faculty members and staff of high character who have demonstrated outstanding humanitarian service and whose service has gone uncompensated and unrewarded. Order of the Old Well accepts self-nominations. All nominations are due by Jan. 31. For questions, contact Omar Kashef.

3/8 – Carolina Experience enrichment scholarship summer fellowship

Embarking on an invaluable internship or study abroad experience this summer? The Carolina Experience Enrichment Scholarship (CEES) is a $1,000 summer fellowship established to financially empower students to supplement their education with a study, unpaid internship or volunteer experience. A unique, student-led, student-funded award, CEES prefers Carolina Covenant, student parents, transfer students, graduating seniors and non-traditional students during selection. CEES is also looking for interested students to serve on the fellowship selection committee. These students will work as a team to evaluate submissions and choose students to receive fellowship awards. For more information about the fellowship or the selection committee, visit CEES online. Submissions are due by March 8.

Upper Coastal Plains Council of Governments internship

The Upper Coastal Plains Council of Governments offers two internship opportunities to undergraduate students who seek a dynamic, real world experience and are interested in event planning, sustainability, environment and/or learning how to engage officials and communities. One internship will start as soon as possible and end May 2015. The intern, who can work remotely but is required to make four visits to the office in Wilson, North Carolina, will organize the third annual Sustainability Summit to be held May 15 at Edgecombe Community College. The second internship is to organize and coordinate a single-day training for the region’s planning and zoning boards. This internship requires organization, coordination, outreach, date selection, registration and related details. If interested, contact Ron Townley or call 252-234-5965.

Social media intern needed for the Carolina Campus Community Garden

Carolina Campus Community Garden seeks a volunteer social media intern to update and make improvements to the website, write articles, create workshop fliers and special events, and update garden social media pages, including Twitter and other sites. The intern must be able to create and edit WordPress pages. Preference will be given to those who volunteer at the garden and/or study journalism. The internship will start in the current spring semester but could continue through to next year.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

1/26 – Summer undergraduate research fellowship information session

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is designed to enhance the educational experience of undergraduates by engaging them in research opportunities. In this workshop, participants will hear from past SURF recipients about how they developed successful proposals. The UNC Writing Center will provide a short presentation on how to develop proposals. For more information about SURF and the application, visit SURF online. Submission deadline is 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26.

1/31 – Learn how to become an ecorep

EcoReps is a student led organization committed to providing campus-wide peer-to-peer outreach in support of UNC Chapel Hill’s many sustainable practices, programs, and initiatives. Come learn what it means to sustainable at Carolina and how to educate other students on leading sustainable lives. Training is on Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. (with breaks provided). Register online at UNC Chapel Hill EcoReps. Contact Srilekhya Sure with questions.

2/13 – Involving undergraduates in engaged research

Seminar Series on Engaged Scholarship will continue Feb. 13 with a one and a half hour session for faculty, staff and graduate students to promote community engagement and engaged scholarship being done at UNC-Chapel Hill. This seminar, Involving undergraduates in engaged research, will begin at 8:45 with sign-in and refreshments in Dey Hall’s Toy Lounge. The presentation is from 9 – 10:30 a.m. This session will introduce models for involving undergraduates in engaged research, including as part of a team, embedded in coursework and internship or research assistantships. Donna Bickford, associate director of the Office for Undergraduate Research, will facilitate a faculty panel discussing how they work with undergraduates through embedding research in courses, advising and mentoring students on independent projects, and/or supervising them as research assistants or interns. Coffee, tea and bagels will be provided. Register online at UNC Event Registration.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

1/30 – Special olympics seeks swim and bowling coaches

The Special Olympics Orange County seeks swim and bowling coaches. Swim coaches are committed to help both in and out of the water, monitoring warm-ups and lanes, and getting in the pool as needed. Bowling coaches provide assistance for 5 – 21-year-olds and teach appropriate skills in a community-based setting, from learning how to pick a shoe size to using bowling lanes. Bowling classes meet once weekly, 10 – 11 a.m. on either Monday or Wednesday, 1 – 2 p.m. on Tuesday or Thursday, or 11 a.m. – noon on Thursday. Contact Colleen Lanigan for more information.

1/31 – community empowerment fund advocate program

The Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) is recruiting volunteer advocates to work one-on-one with CEF members on achieving personal goals, gaining employment and income, securing stable housing, building savings and much more. Complete the Volunteer Introduction online by Jan. 31 at 11:59 p.m. For more information, contact Matt Kauffmann.

Advancement Via Individual Determination seeks tutors

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a college preparatory program dedicated to closing the achievement gap. AVID seeks volunteers who can dedicate their time to facilitating tutorials where volunteer tutors mentor and support students in small study groups. If interested, contact Kelsey Kaul.

Technology Without Borders needs student mentors

Interested in education, social justice or professional development? Technology Without Borders‘ mentor program pairs student volunteers one-on-one with community members to teach fundamental computer skills necessary for many jobs, including how to use email, Google and Word processing. Applications are now being accepted. For more information, contact Alexander Sherry.

Newman Center seeks alternative spring break graduate student mentors

The Newman Student Center parrish seeks three adult mentors to participate on three domestic service trips. Trips are from March 7/8 – 14. Service sites include the Christian Appalachia Project in McKee, Kentucky; L’Arche Community in Mobile, Alabama; and Goodworks with the Sisters of St. Joseph in Philadelphia. If interested or for more information, contact Shannon Kirchmer.

Preparing international teaching assistants program seeks volunteers

UNC’s Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program seeks undergraduate volunteers to serve as classroom consultants and conversation partners for international graduate students. A 10 – 15 hour per semester commitment is expected and all majors are welcome. Contact Brian Rybarczyk for details.

Volunteer youth soccer coaches needed

Rainbow Soccer is recruiting volunteer coaches for its spring 2015 for youth teams for ages 5-15. Responsibilities include practice planning and management, participation in Saturday games, and player and parent communication. The season runs from mid-March to mid-May. The introduction to soccer program occurs on Friday evenings with no other time commitments. Contact Karen for more information.

English teaching volunteers needed for Madagascar charity

Azafady, an award-winning United Kingdom charity, needs volunteers to join its English Programme. The program works to improve English skills of students and adults, thereby improving their job prospects and building the local economy. No teaching is experience needed. For more information, contact Louise du Plessis.

Teen Career Academy seeks one-on-one tutors

The Teen Career Academy at the Durham Literacy Center seeks part-time volunteers to work one-on-one with teens and young adults who are working toward taking their GED tests. Volunteers are needed Monday through Thursday from 9 – 11:30 a.m. You may volunteer as many or as few days as your schedule allows. Contact Meghan McLaughlin with availability or questions.

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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.

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. Back to top


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