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Public Service News 5/16/2016
May 16, 2016

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

5/27 – United Way Community Engagement Fellowships
5/31 – Danville Regional Foundation fellowship
Public relations/journalism internship
Paid internship with Fill Your Bucket List Foundation
Serve a year as an SAGA Fellow

EVENTS & MEETINGS

5/19 – Introduction to the Academic Researcher’s Guide
6/7 – Carolina Blood Drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Girls on the Run fall coaches needed
Habitat helper needed for Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Rainbow Soccer volunteer needed for sponsorship support
Coach Girls on the Run at Ephesus Elementary
WOW and move-in volunteer sign-ups
Herban Garden call for summer volunteers

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

5/27 – United Way Community Engagement Fellowships


United Way of the Greater Triangle is accepting applications for Community Engagement Fellowship positions. The program will begin July 6 and conclude Nov. 18. Fellows will receive high-quality, intensive training, exposure to the nonprofit/resource development sector, and networking with area businesses and corporations. For more information and an application, visit Triangle United Way. Application deadline is May 27.

5/31 – Danville Regional Foundation fellowship


The Danville Regional Foundation is accepting fellowship applications for two young people with a background and/or interest in economic development, education, health and wellness, urban planning, community engagement and/or marketing/communications. This is a full-time paid fellowship with benefits that may last up to two years. For details, visit DRF Fellowship Program. Application deadline is May 31

Public relations/journalism internship


The Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs (CHEOP) office seeks a summer intern from May – July, 2016. The intern will provide support to three summer programs and all social media efforts, interview summer program participants for blogging/testimonial purposes, take photos of students across the three programs, design graduation programs, update the website and more. Free, on-campus housing and parking are available if needed. Hourly pay rate is $15. For details, contact Dr. Paula Borden.


Fill Your Bucket List Foundation, an organization that grants wishes to adults with cancer suffering from financial hardship, has an opening for a paid, summer internship. Responsibilities include assisting the executive director, researching wish logistics and drafting social media content. If interested, contact Marie Otto.

SERVE A YEAR AS AN SAGA FELLOW


The SAGA Fellowship is a 10-month post-graduate service opportunity to serve in an underperforming Chicago or New York City public school. SAGA Fellows serve as tutors, mentors and coaches to the same 14 students every day in groups of one tutor to two students. For more information and to apply, visit SAGA Fellows.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

5/19 – Introduction to the Academic Researcher’s Guide

NC TraCS will continue its Community Academic Grants Administration Translation (CAGAT) Initiative Webinar Series noon – 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19 in Rosenau Hall, room 230. CAGAT is designed to improve grants management. This webinar will provide an introduction to the Academic Researcher’s Guide, a resource for academic researchers and their project managers interested in gaining a greater understanding of the pre- and post-award process when conducting federally-funded, community-engaged research. To register, visit UNC Event Registration.

6/7 – Carolina Blood Drive

UNC’s 28th annual Carolina Blood Drive is 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 at the Dean E. Smith Center. Join us as we strive to reach a goal of 830 units. Since 1988, the Carolina Blood Drive has collected nearly 25,000 units of blood, helping to save up to 75,000 lives. All presenting donors will receive a Carolina Blood Drive T-shirt and enjoy refreshments, and free parking is available at the Smith Center. This year, the Red Cross is offering RapidPass, a new way for donors to save time giving. Donors complete the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. After completing the RapidPass online, donors can either print the pass or send it to their smartphone to bring to the blood drive. Donors are encouraged to try the RapidPass to save up to 15 minutes off donation time. To learn more or to complete a RapidPass, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass. For eligibility requirements to donate blood, to make an appointment or to volunteer, visit unc.edu/blood or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Girls on the Run fall coaches needed

Girls on the Run of the Triangle seeks coaches to serve as role models and mentors for girls who participate in the program. Coaches are not required to be runners, they simply must be passionate about the GOTR mission and bring energy and joy to each practice. Practices are held twice a week for an hour and 15 minutes for groups of 15-20 girls. The fall season runs from Sept. 19 – Dec. 15. Contact hannah@gotrtriangle.org with questions.

Habitat helper needed for Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Durham and Orange Counties seeks a habitat helper to serve as a one-time, short-term or episodic volunteer who helps with tasks on a given day. Tasks include processing donations, arranging sales items, performing special projects, cleaning, data entry or filing, and assisting customers. After an orientation and training session, volunteers work full shifts during store hours. To volunteer for an orientation, visit Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

Rainbow Soccer volunteer needed for sponsorship support

Rainbow Soccer seeks a student volunteer to help with sponsorship support. The volunteer will contact established Rainbow sponsors across the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community as well as meet with potential new sponsors to explore interest and review sponsorship levels. The volunteer will also create and suggest new sponsorship levels. The schedule is flexible during the week, Monday through Friday. No evening or weekend work is required. The student may be able to work from home and come into the office to meet with the director for updates. For details, contact karen@rainbowsoccer.org.

Coach Girls on the Run at Ephesus Elementary

Ephesus Elementary in Chapel Hill (on the F bus line) needs women to serve as Girls on the Run (GOTR) coaches for third to fifth-grade girls. The season runs from Sept. 12 to Dec. 8, Monday and Wednesday from 2:45 – 4 p.m. Training and materials will be provided. GOTR uses the power of running to change the way girls see themselves and their futures. Those interested should complete a coach application.

5/1 – WOW AND MOVE-IN VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS

The Office of New Student and Carolina Parent Programs needs volunteers to help welcome the newest Tar Heels to Carolina. Volunteers are needed for the Week of Welcome (WOW) and move-in. Both opportunities count for service hours and can be included on a resume as leadership experience. This is also a great way to get involved with the Office of New Student and Carolina Parent Programs if you are interested in being a T-link mentor, orientation leader, Tar Heel Beginnings board member or project coordinator. For more information on WOW and move-in volunteers, visit New Student and Carolina Parent Programs.

HERBAN GARDEN CALL FOR SUMMER VOLUNTEERS

Are you interested in growing food, building community or mentoring youth? Herban Garden, a new community space that nurtures and inspires youth through food cultivation, is a community-supported partnership between Hope Gardens, Street Scene Teen Center and the Jackson Center. Volunteers who share a passion for youth, community, environmental justice, local food and/or gardening are needed to facilitate a variety of activities and events aimed at immersing underrepresented groups in sustainable agriculture. To volunteer, complete the volunteer form or contact Herban Garden.

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, 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.

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