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Public Service News 7/17/2017
July 17, 2017

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

APPLES fall course volunteers
First-Year Service Corps applications

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Student Action with Farmworkers internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2017 Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

8/21 – Good Neighbor Initiative seeks student volunteers
Fall baseball and girls volleyball coaches needed
Festifall seeks volunteers
Volunteers needed for Tar Heel Downtown
Volunteer and hang-out in the Edible Campus Garden

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

 APPLES fall course volunteers

Requests for APPLES Service-Learning course fall volunteers are open through Aug. 4. APPLES course volunteers serve 30 hours during the semester from September to December. Community partners can request volunteers through the APPLES Partner Portal. For questions, contact Becca Bender.

First-Year Service Corps

The First-Year Service Corps (FYSC) is a unique opportunity for selected 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. First-year students and transfer students in their first year at Carolina who are enrolled in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program are eligible to participate in the First-Year Service Corps. Applications for the 2017-2018 FYSC open July 15 and close Sept. 1. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For more information, contact BPSS.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Student Action with Farmworkers internship

Spend the school year interning at Student Action with Farmworkers’ (SAF) office learning about the farmworker justice movement and gaining nonprofit leadership skills. Interns work approximately 10 hours per week, increase SAF’s capacity to train farmworker youth, build advocacy and organizing campaigns, and increase SAF communications. Benefits include a $2,400 scholarship, three day-long trainings and more. For details and an application, visit Student Action with Farmworkers.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2017 Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference

Registration is open for the 8th annual Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) conference to be held in Birmingham, Alabama with pre-conference sessions Sept. 24 – 25 and the main conference on Sept. 26 – 27. The conference theme is This is Engagement: Best Practices in Community-Engaged Scholarship. Discounts for early registration end Aug. 17. For conference program information and to register, visit Engagement Scholarship Consortium.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

8/21 – Good Neighbor Initiative seeks student volunteers

The Good Neighbor Initiative (GNI), a collaboration of The Jackson Center and The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Community Involvement, promotes better living experiences in Chapel Hill neighborhoods where students and non-students live in close proximity to each other. GNI seeks volunteers for this year’s Door-to-Door Walk, Monday, Aug. 21 and the Neighborhood Block Party, Thursday, Sept. 14. To volunteer, complete the Good Neighbor Initiative volunteer form. For more information, contact Sofie or Aaron.

Fall baseball and girls volleyball coaches needed

Carrboro Recreation & Parks needs coaches for fall baseball and girls volleyball. Fall baseball coaches organize practices and interact with players (6-12 years old), parents and recreation staff. Coaches also teach proper playing skills and fundamentals, sportsmanship and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and games. Girls volleyball teams practice two times per week, with games once a week starting late-August through mid-October. Volleyball players are 10 – 13 years old. For more information, call 919-918-7376 or contact Craig Wolfe.

Festifall seeks volunteers

The Town of Chapel Hill seeks volunteers for its 45th annual Festifall, noon – 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. Festifall Arts Festival is a unique opportunity for the community, art enthusiasts and artists to interact in a vibrant market of handmade artworks and live performances. Event monitors are needed to help with vendor set up, kid zones, entertainment and more. To volunteer, sign up using the special events volunteer registration form.

Volunteers needed for Tar Heel Downtown

The Town of Chapel Hill is looking for volunteers for Tar Heel Downtown, a family-friendly event centered around 140 West Plaza on West Franklin Street that highlights the University and downtown business district. This year’s event is 6 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. Event monitors are needed to help with vendor set up and break down. Volunteers can sign up using the special events volunteer registration form.

Volunteer and hang-out in the Edible Campus Garden

Edible Campus UNC invites volunteers to the new Edible Campus Garden, between Davis Library and the ATM, Thursdays 4 – 6 p.m. Get your hands dirty planting, watering, weeding, harvesting and snacking, of course. Stick around afterward to relax, chat and reconnect. Volunteers gather the first Thursday, immediately following the weekly Edible Evenings — a time to hang out, collaborate, groove to live music and share delicious local food. For questions, contact Laura Mindlin.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service (wccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-LearningBuckley 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.

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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