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Public Service News 8/23/2016
August 23, 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

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/19 – 2016 APPLES Alternative Fall Break applications
9/19 – Buckley Public Service Scholars graduate assistant applications
9/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars fall enrollment
10/6 – 2017 APPLES Service-Learning spring internship applications
10/20 – Apply for a 2017 Bryan Fellowship
Apply for a Service-Learning Course Partnership Grant
Apply for a Service-Learning Course Enhancement Grant

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

9/15 – Apply to the Adams Apprenticeship program
North Carolina Coordinated Campaign campus fellow
Global Hope India seeks fall interns

EVENTS & MEETINGS

8/23 – Week of Welcome Panel: Meet Tar Heels Who Are Changing the World
9/7 – Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research fall reception
9/13 – Public Service Fair
9/20 – Merrimon Lecture

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/20 – Volunteers needed for Carrboro music festival
10/1 – Volunteer with Town of Chapel Hill’s Festifall
10/17 – Volunteer with anti-bullying program
Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers
Compass Center recruiting volunteers
Volunteer as a student guide with First Look
Classroom consultants needed
Help children with special needs learn to swim
Volunteer coaches needed

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/19 – 2016 APPLES Alternative Fall Break applications

Applications for APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Fall Break (AFB) are open Aug. 23 – Sept. 19. Through AFB, students learn and serve outside the UNC community over fall break in October. Before the break experience, participants attend orientation sessions to prepare for the challenges and issues they will confront. During the break, students collaborate with community service partners, engaging in direct and indirect service as well as advocacy work. AFB experiences are offered in six focus areas: urban communities, Latino communities, rural communities, environmental issues, Arts in Public Service and Service-Learning Initiative. Students may indicate a break preference when applying online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. There is a $50 non-refundable fee associated with alternative fall breaks. Need-based financial assistance may be available upon request. For questions, contact APPLES.

9/19 – Buckley Public Service Scholars graduate assistant applications accepted

Each year, the Carolina Center for Public Service offers support for up to 10 Carolina graduate students to serve as skills training facilitators and share their expertise with undergraduate students engaged in service in the community and on campus. Selected graduate students facilitate at least two skills trainings (one per semester) for Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) participants as well as help with the review process of BPSS portfolios submitted by graduating seniors. After completing these requirements, each graduate student receives a $600 stipend. For more information about BPSS, visit BPSS. Apply online by Sept. 19 through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For more information, contact BPSS.

9/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars fall enrollment open

Fall semester enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program (BPSS) is open through Sept. 30. BPSS provides a framework for Carolina undergraduate students committed to making a positive impact through service. BPSS challenges participants to expand their understanding of service, connect academic and community-based experiences and build their capacity to help effect change. Participants build portfolios reflecting their learning and unique experiences. 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.

10/6 – 2017 APPLES Service-Learning spring internship applications

APPLES Service-Learning Internships are unique, intense experiences in service for either the spring semester or summer. Students intern at a variety of nonprofit and government organizations, receive funding ($1,250 for spring and $2,500 for summer) and academic course credit through a course hosted by the School of Social Work. APPLES interns are considered staff in their organizations and have a great deal of responsibility as well as professional growth opportunities. Interns also receive individualized academic instruction from a faculty member and hands-on experience that will help them grow as community leaders. Applications for spring internships will be accepted Sept. 14 – Oct. 6. Apply through the APPLES Service-Learning Program Portal. For questions, contact Becca Bender.

10/20 – Apply for a 2017 Bryan Fellowship

APPLES Service-Learning Robert E. Bryan Fellowship is designed for undergraduate student teams interested in creating social impact locally and/or globally by creating an innovative project that addresses a community-identified need. The fellowship provides practical support and mentorship to students in developing their projects, contributes to addressing community-identified needs by supporting innovative projects, and develops a supportive cohort of students working together to create positive social impact. Fellowship recipients enroll in a service-learning course on project management during the spring semester of the fellowship year and receive up to $1,500 to help launch their project. Up to six team fellowships are awarded each fall for the following calendar year (January – December). After completing the fellowship year, teams can reapply for a second year of funding of up to $1,000. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Deadline is Oct. 20.

Apply for a Service-Learning Course Partnership Grant

Students and community partners connected to an APPLES Service-Learning course are eligible to apply for a partnership grant. These grants are intended to benefit the community partner and deepen the service-learning experience for a student. APPLES is offering up to 10 partnership grants of up to $100 each for the fall semester. Grants fund supplementary materials for enhancement projects relating to a community partner. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

Apply for a Service-Learning Course Enhancement Grant

APPLES Service-Learning awards course enhancement grants of up to $500 every semester. These grants can fund course development, materials or support required to teaching an APPLES service-learning courses. Applications accepted on a rolling basis and require a statement on how the funds will deepen learning within the course. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

9/15 – Apply to the Adams Apprenticeship program


Are you committed to pursuing an entrepreneurial career as a founder, funder or growth executive? Do you want exclusive access to UNC alumni across the nation who are dedicated to mentoring entrepreneurial students? The Adams Apprenticeship program is accepting applications for the 2017 apprentice cohort. Register for the Aug. 31 information session to learn more. Apply by Sept. 15.

North Carolina Coordinated Campaign campus fellow


The North Carolina Coordinated Campaign is offering a fellowship program to all students interested in getting involved with politics this fall. Excited, passionate individuals are needed to engage and encourage young voters at UNC-Chapel Hill to cast their ballot in November. For questions, contact Amy Ackerman.

Global Hope India seeks fall interns


Global Hope India has several intern opportunities available in its Raleigh, North Carolina office. Available internships include event planning assistant, office assistant and trips/team assistant. Enhance your resume and gain hands-on experience in missions field/nonprofit work. For more information and to apply, visit Global Hope India.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

8/23 – Week of Welcome Panel: Meet Tar Heels Who Are Changing the World

Calling all new students. Join UNC’s Social Innovation Initiative for a panel discussion showcasing student social innovators who have ignited change – tackling budget cuts in education, the childhood obesity epidemic, food waste, homelessness, crime and other pressing problems. Come learn how to plug into social innovation at UNC and how to get started. Panel discussion starts at 5 p.m. Aug. 23 on the second floor of the Campus Y. An ice cream social and ping pong will follow at about 6 p.m. at 1789 on Franklin Street. Panelists are Yina Sun of Green Char, Isa Watson of Envested, Joe Sullivan of the Sonder Market and more. For details, visit the Facebook event page.

9/7 – Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research fall reception

Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research will host its fall reception/celebration 5:30 – 7 p.m. Sept. 7 in the FedEx Global Education Center, room 4003. The reception will include a brief program with introductions, opening remarks and one or two short presentations by seed grant recipients. For more information, visit Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research or contact Dottie Holland or Sarah Kowitt.

9/13 – Public Service Fair

UNC’s Student Government Community Service Council will host the Public Service Fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 in the Pit. This event exposes students to community and campus service organizations and the community involvement opportunities they provide. Organizations interested in participating in this year’s Public Service Fair should complete the participation form by Sept. 9. For questions, contact Evan Alpern.

9/20 – Merrimon Lecture

The UNC Center for Bioethics will host Dr. Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H., as this year’s Merrimon Lecture on Striking the Balance: Patient Care, Activism and Public Service in the Health Professions. The lecture is noon – 1:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in Bondurant Hall, room G100. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/20 – Volunteers needed for Carrboro music festival

Volunteers are needed Sunday, Sept. 25 to assist with Carrboro’s annual music festival. Shifts range from 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. All volunteer applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. For more information and a list of available jobs, visit Town of Carrboro or contact Caitlin Knepp.

10/1 – Volunteer with Town of Chapel Hill’s Festifall

Volunteer as thousands gather in downtown Chapel Hill for the 44th annual Festifall Arts Festival, an extraordinary opportunity for the community, art enthusiasts and artists to interact. The event is noon – 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 and offers various volunteer shifts available from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. If interested in volunteering, complete the volunteer form.

10/17 – Volunteer with anti-bullying program


Bringing Challenge Day seeks volunteers to serve as adult participants in an anti-bullying program for middle and high school students in Chapel Hill and Siler City, North Carolina. Challenge Day programs will be held at East Chapel Hill High School Oct. 17 and 18, and at Chatham Middle School in Siler City on Oct. 19. Volunteers must attend for the entire school day and must be 18 years old or older. Contact Jean or Alice or call 919-929-0477 for more details.

Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center is accepting applications for its fall 2016 volunteer training. Volunteers serve as safe touch educators who teach safety lessons to elementary students; start strong educators who prevent bullying and promote healthy relationships by talking to middle and high school students; and companions who provide support and resources to survivors by responding on the 24-hour help line. Spaces are limited and training starts soon. Apply at Orange County Rape Crisis Center.

Compass Center recruiting volunteers

Compass Center for Women and Families helps individuals prevent and end domestic violence and become self-sufficient. Fall training will begin soon for a number of volunteer positions including domestic violence hotline/court advocates, IPV community educators, information and referral volunteers, interpreters and more. To volunteer, complete a Compass Center volunteer application. For questions, contact Bridget McEnaney.

Volunteer as a student guide with First Look

UNC’s First Look needs volunteers to share their college experience with up to 5,000 middle school students and motivate underrepresented children to go to college. Volunteers also provide campus tours to middle school students. To learn more about First Look, visit Cultivating college. Volunteers must be available 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday for weekly commitment throughout semester. Sign up for training at First Look For questions, contact Daniel Dinkins.

Classroom consultants needed

UNC’s Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program seeks undergraduate volunteers to serve as classroom consultants and conversation partners to support international graduate students’ transition to teach in the American classroom environment. A 10-15 hour per semester commitment is expected. All majors are welcome. Contact Brian Rybarczyk for more details.

Help children with special needs learn to swim

Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Adapted Recreation and Inclusion seeks volunteers to work one-on-one in the pool with children and teens who have disabilities. Students, mostly children with Autism ages 5 – 22, need help to practice what the instructor teaches. Volunteers do not need to know how to teach swimming or be a master swimmer. Choose one of two classes or help with both: Wednesday 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. and/or 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Sept. 14 – Oct. 19 at Homestead Aquatics Center located off Martin Luther King Boulevard. For questions, contact Marian Kaslovsky or call 919-968-2813.

Volunteer coaches needed

Carrboro Recreation Department needs volunteer coaches for baseball, volleyball and basketball. To coach a team in Carrboro, volunteers must have the knowledge and ability to teach playing skills and fundamentals, and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and in games. Contact Caitlin Knepp for more information or apply at Town of Carrboro.

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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