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Public Service news 5/22/2017
May 22, 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.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

6/6 – Community partner summer orientation
7/14 – Service-Learning Initiative

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

6/9 – September 11th Day of Service grants
NC Afterschool Corps

EVENTS & MEETINGS

6/6 – Carolina Blood Drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

6/23 – Special Olympics seeks volunteer swim coaches
Rise Against Hunger orientation volunteers
Summer nutrition educator volunteer opportunity
Compeer volunteer program

Volunteer with Kidzu Children’s Museum
Los Delfines Spanish Club
Volunteer tutors needed for Correctional Education Program

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

6/6 – Community partner summer orientation

All organizations and staff new to APPLES Service-Learning are invited to the community partner orientation 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 6 at the Chapel Hill – Carrboro Chamber of Commerce conference room (104 South Estes Drive in Chapel Hill). Information includes an overview of service-learning, details about APPLES courses and internship programs, process and expectations of becoming a new community partner and how to use the APPLES Partner Portal. There is also an opportunity to connect with other organizations working in the community, so feel free to bring information to share. This orientation is also valuable for those who need a refresher on working with APPLES. Coffee and refreshments start at 9:15 a.m. Orientation begins at 9:30 a.m. Register by June 5. For questions, contact Becca Bender.

7/14 – Service-Learning Initiative

Applications are open for APPLES Service-Learning Initiative. This is a three-day experience Aug. 16-18 for incoming first-year students to learn about service-learning in the local community. Students get to know other incoming Tar Heels, learn about APPLES and service-learning at UNC and explore ways to get involved in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. Applications are accepted online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal until July 14.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

6/9 – September 11th Day of Service grants

Iowa Campus Compact offers the September 11th Day of Service grants funding to mobilize college students to engage in service activities that meet vital community needs and honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, or who rose in service as a result of that tragedy. Iowa Campus Compact will award up to $120,000 to approximately 50 institutions of higher education to support their September 11 National Day of Service projects. Awards must be at least $1,000. Grant applications are due June 9.

7/21 – NC Afterschool Corps

AmeriCorps VISTA is accepting applications from graduating seniors and others to be part of the NC Afterschool Corps, a new AmeriCorps VISTA project. Individuals who are bilingual in Spanish and English are encouraged to apply. Learn more or apply by July 21.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

6/6 – Carolina Blood Drive

The Employee Forum invites the Carolina community to the 29th annual Carolina Blood Drive, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 at the Smith Center. Free parking is available. Walk-ins will be accepted the day of the drive, but appointments are strongly encouraged. Schedule an appointment by calling 800-733-2767 or visiting redcrossblood.org, enter sponsor code UNC. Presenting donors receive a free commemorative T-shirt and will enjoy food from several local vendors. For more information, visit blooddrive.web.unc.edu.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

6/23 – Special Olympics seeks volunteer swim coaches

Special Olympics Orange County seeks volunteer coaches for its summer swim program serving youth and adults. No experience is required. Practices are 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday or Thursday. The season is June 14 to Aug. 4 and the skill level is beginning through advanced, including non-swimmers and water aerobics. Contact Colleen Lanigan or call 919-968-2810 to register by June 23.

Rise Against Hunger orientation volunteers

Volunteers are needed for Rise Against Hunger at orientation sessions. Volunteers earn hours while impacting and connecting with the newest members of UNC-Chapel Hill. Volunteers are needed throughout the summer orientation sessions. This year, only up to six volunteers for each packaging event can be accepted, so only sign up for the dates you know you will be able to attend. For questions, contact Julee Reitzel.

Summer nutrition educator volunteer opportunity

The No Kid Hungry NC/UNC SNAP-Ed Child Nutrition Project needs volunteers to provide nutrition education at summer nutrition program sites throughout Orange County. For more information, contact Jessica Soldavini.

Compeer volunteer program

Are you interested in combating the stigma associated with mental illness? Freedom House Recovery Center seeks volunteer companions for adults with a severe mental illness or an at-risk senior. Compeer volunteers help decrease isolation, loneliness and low self-esteem through friendship-type activities in the community with a Compeer friend – someone diagnosed with a mental illness. A minimum one-year commitment for one hour a week or four hours a month are required. For more information, contact Jasmine Carter.

Volunteer with Kidzu Children’s Museum

Kidzu Children’s Museum needs volunteers to help with its Kids in the Kitchen summer camp 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday the week of June 5. No previous experience is required. During camp, children ages 3-5 work with recipes, cooking tools and new tastes. For details, visit Kids in the Kitchen summer camp.

Volunteer tutors needed for Correctional Education Program

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Correctional Education Program seeks volunteers to provide tutoring to students in prison taking college courses or preparing for GED tests. Volunteers assist in academic skill development, help with essay composition and review course materials. Tutoring sessions will be fully-supervised in a study hall environment.

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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-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, 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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