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Public Service News 9/2/2014
September 2nd, 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

9/3 & 4 – APPLES alternative fall break informational open house
9/15 – First-Year Service Corps applications open
9/19 – Public Service Fair
9/19 – Bryan Social Innovation Fellowship applications accepted
9/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars enrollment open

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Nourish International fall internships
Carolina Navigators fall service-learning experience
Internships at Compass Center for Women and Families
Do Something seed grants
TABLE seeks PR intern

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/3 – American Mock World Health Organization
9/9 – Capital Teaching Residency information session
9/14 & 15 – Triangle Global Health Consortium annual conference
9/26 – Orange County Health Department annual meeting
New Research 101 portal
One Act skills training to prevent sexual violence

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer at the third annual 9/11 day of service
Ride in Bike & Build next summer
One-on-one tutors needed for teens and young adults
Student U seeks volunteer tutors
Volunteers needed for therapeutic riding program
Volunteer opportunities with Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation
Farmer Foodshare donation station volunteer
Kidzu Children’s Museum seeks volunteers
Youth basketball coaches needed
TABLE seeks photographers, videographers
Help a child with special needs/disabilities learn to swim
Carol Woods seeks energetic and passionate volunteers
Refugee Community Partnership recruiting leaders and volunteers

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/3 & 4 – APPLES alternative fall break informational open house

APPLES Service-Learning will host an informational open house to share details about APPLES alternative fall breaks (AFB). Stop by the APPLES office in Frank Porter Graham Student Union, suite 3514 on Tuesday, Sept. 3 or Wednesday, Sept. 4 from 6-7 p.m. to meet co-chairs and break leaders. Learn about AFB program focus areas, and the application and interview process. For details, contact the AFB co-chairs Radha Patel or Daniel Irvin.

9/15 – First-Year Service Corps applications open

The Carolina Center for Public Service offers a unique opportunity for selected first-year 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. Through a variety of activities, participants learn about existing and emerging opportunities for public service and engagement on and off campus. First-Year Service Corps members benefit from: a two-day immersive orientation during fall break (Oct. 16-17); capacity-building sessions led by faculty, staff, community partners and Carolina Students; exposure to leaders in public service realms including social entrepreneurship, community-based participatory research, advocacy and more; and ongoing networking and leadership opportunities within BPSS after program completion. First-year students at Carolina enrolled in BPSS can apply to participate in the First-Year Service Corps. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal until Monday, Sept. 15.

9/19 - Public Serivce Fair

The Community Service Council of the Executive Branch of Student Government at UNC-Chapel Hill and the Carolina Center for Public Service will host this year’s Public Service Fair 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 in The Pit on the UNC campus. Several community organizations will be available to share volunteer opportunities. For questions, contact Blake Wall or Matt Wotus.

9/19 - Bryan Social Innovation Fellowship applications accepted

Are you interested in developing a project that addresses a community need? Would you like help getting started? Apply for the Bryan Social Innovation Fellowship. Selected applicants will enroll together in a public policy service-learning course on project management, receive $1,500 – $2,500 to launch their project, get support from APPLES students and staff, connect with a larger community of social innovators and gain invaluable experience in social innovation. Apply by Sept. 19 online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

9/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars fall enrollment open

Enrollment is open for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program (BPSS). BPSS provides a framework for Carolina undergraduate students committed to making a positive impact through service. 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. Enrollment for the 2014 fall semester will close Sept. 30.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Nourish International fall internships

Nourish International has openings for a chapter support intern, a chapter founders team leader and a business consultant intern. Interns work closely with full-time Nourish staff to expand and strengthen the organization’s capacity to deliver upon its mission to make a lasting impact on extreme poverty. Positions are for Nourish International’s national office. Learn more at nourish.org/about/join/.

Carolina Navigators fall service-learning experience

Are you interested in creating a culture kit, helping middle school students learn about the world or developing multimedia resources about intercultural topics for K-12 student while improving your own intercultural, technology and leadership skills? If your answer is yes, the Carolina Navigators fall service-learning experience is for you. Applications are accepted online. For questions, contact navigators@unc.edu.

Internships available at Compass Center for Women and Families

Compass Center for Women and Families, a domestic violence and self-sufficiency services agency, seeks a domestic violence community education intern and a Start Strong intern. Start Strong is an educational program for sixth to eighth-graders designed to identify and prevent unhealthy and abusive relationships. For more information, visit compassctr.org or contact resources@compassctr.org.

Do Something seed grants

Are you working to start a community action project or program? Do you need money to turn your ideas into action? Do Something seed grants offer $500 each week for social change. Apply online. Deadlines are on a rolling basis.

TABLE seeks PR intern

TABLE, a nonprofit that provides healthy, emergency food aid every week to hungry elementary school children living in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, N.C. seeks a PR intern. Tasks include assisting the PR team with social media, press releases, organizing/planning for events and working with Google analytics. The intern will work eight to 10 hours per week. Intern candidates should have experience with PR/event planning and Google analytics, possess organization and communication skills, and be able to work independently. If interested, email TABLE a portfolio of work samples.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/3 – American Mock World Health Organization

The American Mock World Health Organization (AMWHO) is an authentic simulation of the World Health Assembly, the sole decision-making body of the World Health Organization. Participants assume the role of a WHO ambassador, non-governmental organization member or media representative and form health related positions based upon their respective roles. Throughout the conference, participants will engage in debates and discussions about a thematic health topic and work together to create a final working resolution to send to the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. The United States’ first model-WHO conference simulation is set to take place Oct. 3 – 5 at Rosenau Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Modeled after the Ontario and Montreal World Health Organization conferences, the primary focus is to raise student awareness of pertinent health issues facing the world today, as well as to promote understanding of the many roles students can engage in through global health policy. The conference will establish an environment similar to that of the World Health Organization’s Assembly and educate future global health leaders in the proceedings of international health entities. Register online at the American Mock 2014 World Health Organization. For questions, contact AMWHO@unc.edu.

9/9 – Capital Teaching Residency information session

Capital Teaching Residency (CTR) is a teacher training program located in Washington, D.C. that sees college graduates who are interested in long-term careers in teaching and education and have a passion for working with underserved populations and closing the achievement gap. The program trains individuals to become skilled educators through a year of residency in which they experience intensive professional development, consistent work with a mentor teacher and daily practice perfecting their skills in a real classroom. After completing their residency, CTR graduates serve for two years as lead teachers in their own classrooms. An information session will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3203. To RSVP, contact Katie McMahon. Applications will be available Sept. 12. For more information, visit capitalteachingresidency.org.

9/14 & 15 – Triangle Global Health Consortium Annual Conference

Registration is open for the annual Global Health Conference, hosted by the Triangle Global Health Consortium. The conference, Innovation in Global Health: Bridging the innovation gap between research and implementation will take place Sept. 14 & 15 at the William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. Join a diverse array of stakeholders from the North Carolina global health community, as well as national and global leaders, to explore the groundbreaking innovations currently changing the landscape of global health. The conference will explore the successes of these innovations in research and implementation, as well as the lessons and challenges to their adoption and the opportunities to bridge the gaps in between. Current and future global health professionals engaged in biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, contract research organizations, non-governmental organizations, academia, media, social entrepreneurships, philanthropy and government who are interested in leveraging innovation through collaboration to improve the health of the world’s communities are invited to attend. To register, visit Triangle Global Health Consotrium online. For questions, contact ProgramDirector@triangleglobalhealth.org.

9/26 – Orange County Health Department annual meeting

The Orange County Health Department will host its annual meeting, Healthy Carolinians, 8 a.m. Friday Sept. 26 at the William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. Dr. Betina Jean-Louis, director of Evaluation with the Harlem Children’s Zone, will explain how the success of children and the strength of the community go hand-in-hand. For questions, contact Ashley L. Mercer. RSVP online.

new research 101 portal

Are you new to research? Do you need a refresher in developing a research proposal? The NC TraCS Institute has organized the Research 101 portal to include links to various web-based resources and training opportunities at UNC-Chapel Hill. Check out the Research 101 portal for assistance with formulating research questions, study designs, statistical and data analysis, proposal development, NC TraCS resources and more. For more information, email NC TraCS.

one act hosts skills training programs to prevent sexual violence

Student Wellness announces its bystander intervention skills training opportunities for fall 2014. One Act hosts trainings for Carolina students who are interested in preventing sexual and interpersonal violence, led by undergraduate peer educators and a full-time or graduate student staff member. This training will give you knowledge, skills and confidence to recognize the early warning signs of violence and take preventative action. For more information, visit  Student Wellness or email One Act.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer at the third annual 9/11 day of service

Volunteer at the 9/11 Day of Service, Activate Raleigh 2014. On Sept. 11, citizens will honor those lost on Sept. 11 by participating in service projects benefiting Triangle area causes. The day will conclude with an evening commemoration at Red Hat Amphitheater. Visit Activate Good to volunteer. Email Active Good with any questions or to coordinate a group project.

Ride in bike & build next summer

Bike & Build is recruiting for summer 2015. Program participants will bike across the U.S. to benefit affordable housing organizations such as Habitat for Humanity. Riders do not need to be experienced cyclists but should have a passion for service and adventure. All riders will be provided with a bike to keep after the program ends. Riders fundraise and train pre-trip. Choose from eight routes and serve on a team of 32. Bike & Build is also accepting applications for program leaders. Learn more at Bike & Build or email Justin Villere for more information.

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 one-on-one with teens and young adults who are working toward taking their GED. 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 Durham Literacy Center or call 919-489-8383, extension 28 to volunteer.

Student U seeks volunteer tutors

Student U is a college-access organization that believes all students in Durham have the ability to succeed. Student U seeks volunteer tutors who are interested in serving in its Year Round Program (YRP), Student U’s middle school after-school program. Tutors are needed from 3 -5 p.m. every Monday-Thursday. If interested, contact Jessica Cagle. Volunteers can also sign up online at Student U to tutor.

Volunteers Needed for Therapeutic Riding Program

The North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center empowers children and adults with physical, emotional, mental and social challenges to create active, healthier and more fulfilling lives through equine-assisted activities and therapies. Volunteers are needed to assist riders. No experience is necessary and we provide all training is provided. If interested, contact volunteer@nctrcriders.org , call 919-304-1009 or visit www.nctrcriders.org

Volunteer opportunities with Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation

The Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Department needs volunteers for Festifall. Volunteers will assist with set up and break down, information booth staffing and event evaluations. For more information, contact Stacy Ramos or call 919-968-2723.

Farmer Foodshare Donation Station volunteer

Farmer Foodshare believes that everyone deserves access to fresh food. Fighting hunger and building healthy, viable food systems go hand in hand. Volunteers are needed to run donation stations, collect donations from customers, purchase food from farmers at market and be available for the recipient agency that picks up the food at the end of market. For details, contact Katy Phillips.

Kidzu Children’s Museum Seeks Volunteers

Kidzu Children’s Museum provides a pop-up location at University Mall as a vibrant and active program space for children up to 10 years old and their adults. Each morning and afternoon, Kidzu offers hands-on programming with a goal of inspiring children to learn through play. Volunteers are needed to assist with onsite programs and outreach events. For more information, contact Tina Clossick.

Youth basketball coaches needed

The Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is accepting volunteer coach’s applications for the 2014 – 2015 youth basketball program. Coaches must exhibit the ability to organize practices and communicate effectively with players, parents and recreation department staff. Basic knowledge of basketball and or experience as a player or previously as a coach is preferred. Openings exist in the 6-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-15 age groups. Two teams are in need of a head coach. Teams practice twice a week in the early evening hours and games will be played on either Friday evening or Saturday mornings. The program runs from mid-August through mid-October. If interested, contact Craig Wolfe.

TABLE seeks photographers, videographers

TABLE seeks two to three photographers and videographers to document TABLE events. Photos will be used as promotional material to raise community awareness about local childhood hunger and TABLE’s services. Photo credit given. If interested, contact TABLE with a portfolio of your best work.

Help a child with special needs/disabilities learn to swim

Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Adapted Recreation program needs volunteers to work one-on-one with children and teens with disabilities (Autism and Asperger’s). Knowledge of how to teach swimming is not necessary. Volunteers assist swimmers in practicing what instructors teach and must commit to all weeks of class. Classes are Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. and/or 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Sept. 24 – Nov. 19 (no class Oct. 18/fall break). Classes are held at Homestead Aquatics Center at 300 Northern Park Drive. If interested, contact Marian Kaslovsky or call 919-968-2813.

Carol Woods seeks energetic and passionate volunteers

Do you enjoy conversation, art, exercise, music or nature? Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of older adults? Carol Woods Retirement Community needs energetic and passionate volunteers to provide meaningful engagement and social interaction with its residents. Volunteers will learn about the aging process and receive valuable hands-on experience. If interested, contact Alli Little.

Refugee Community Partnership is recruiting new leaders and volunteers

Refugee Community Partnership is a volunteer-based community organization that aims to empower refugee communities of Chapel Hill-Carrboro through collaborative programming, coalition building and community stakeholder partnerships. Refugee Community Partnership offers a family mentorship program, a family literacy program, monthly community workshops, youth empowerment initiatives, a weekly legal aid clinic and more. For details and to apply, visit Refugee Community Partnership.

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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.

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