Public Service News 6/10/2013
June 7th, 2013
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 OUR NEW WEBSITE ccps.unc.edu/. Join us today 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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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
The Town of Chapel Hill seeks volunteers for its FREE movies and concerts at Wallace Plaza. Chapel Hill’s Locally Grown Rooftop movies and music series seeks volunteers to help with the series every Thursday from June 27 – Aug. 29. Volunteer roles include stage and movie assistants and more. For details, contact Stephanie Yeatts or call 919-968-2878.
2. Volunteers needed for HOPE Gardens workdays
HOPE Gardens needs volunteers to help during summer garden workdays. Workdays are Wednesdays 5:30-7 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – noon. The Garden is located at 2200 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill. Visit HOPE Gardens online or for more information, contact Amanda Wilkins.
Volunteer for the Town of Chapel Hill’s July 4th Celebration at Kenan Stadium. Volunteers are needed for hospitality, stage assistance and more. Enjoy all-American fun and help the community at the same time. For more information, contact Stephanie Yeatts or call 919-968-2878.
The Refugee Community Partnership is recruiting new leaders for 2013-2014. Apply online. Volunteers are also being accepted for the Bridge Builders program. For more information and other ways to help empower local refugees, visit Refugee Community Partnership online.
The Orange County Historical Museum seeks volunteers at its Hillsborough, N.C. museum. The museum serves all ages, from school age to adults, and is one of America’s premier historical sites with history stretching back to before the colonial era of 1754 to the present. As a museum volunteer, YOU can make a difference. For details, contact Scott Washington or call 919-732-2201.
The Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department seeks volunteers for its July 4th Celebration. Volunteers are needed for children’s activities, information tables, stage attendants, recycling patrol, pre-parade activities and the food vendor area. To volunteer, or for details, visit http://www.carrborojuly4th.com/VOLUNTEER.html. For questions, contact Craig Wolfe or call 919-918-7376.
Be a part of one of the most exciting parts of first-year orientation. All incoming first-year students attending summer orientation will engage in a meal packaging event with Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. Volunteers are needed to staff these events twice a week; all events are held in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Great Hall. Consider joining us for one or all of the events. To volunteer, contact New Student & Carolina Parent Programs or call 919-962-8304 for more information. Sign up online.
8. Inter-Faith Council seeks summer receptionists
The Inter-Faith Council for Social Services seeks two volunteers to serve as receptionists, starting immediately. Shifts available are Tuesdays from 4 – 5:30 p.m. and 5:30 – 7 p.m. throughout the summer. Responsibilities include greeting clients, answering phone calls and relaying information to staff as necessary. For more information, contact Kelsey White or call 919-929-6380, extension 20.
9. Volunteer this summer as an ESL tutor
Interested in volunteering this summer as an ESL tutor? Apply and join M.A.N.O. ESL Program today. M.A.N.O ESL Program is an organization in which UNC students teach English primarily to Spanish-speaking men and women in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area. If interested or for questions, contact M.A.N.O. To learn more, visit M.A.N.O. online.
10. Healthy Girls Save the World Summer Leadership
Are you interested in public health? Do you like sports and fitness? Would you like to join a program to help to change the lives of girls in this community? Consider joining the Healthy Girls Save the World (HGSW) team. Complete the summer leadership form and a HGSW representative will reach out to you directly. We look forward to hearing from you!
CCPS HAS A NEW WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB
We are pleased to announce that the Carolina Center for Public Service has a new website (www.ccps.unc.edu)! This dynamic site combines all of the great information from the previous CCPS and APPLES sites and has many new features. You’ll be able to find all the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, Faculty Engaged Scholars programs and details about Public Service Awards and fellowships. You will also be able to read the 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 update your book marks. Thanks for checking out the new website; we hope you enjoy it! 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, please send an email to CCPS.
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 from this list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the command “unsubscribe publicservice” in the body of the message (leave the subject line blank).