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Public Service News 4/21/2014
April 21st, 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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Apply for the 2014 Powerful Answers Award
RTI offers three summer internship opportunities

EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/23 – Heavenly Groceries summer volunteer interest meeting
5/18 – UNC Health Care’s Walk to Cure HHT 5K

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/22- Serve in the nation’s public schools with City Year
4/25 – Apply for Carolina Navigators fall 2014 service-learning experience
4/26 – Volunteers needed for Glenwood Elementary spring fair
5/3 – Cycle to Farm event seeks volunteers
5/4 – Volunteers needed for Carrboro Day

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

apply for the 2014 powerful answers award

The 2014 Powerful Answers Award is a multi-million dollar challenge for the most innovative solutions in education, healthcare, sustainability and transportation. Millions of dollars are offered in prizes. Submissions are now being accepted. For more information, visit Powerful Answers.

RTI OFfers three summer internship opportunities

RTI offers three unpaid summer internships: a proposal development internship in which interns assist professionals supporting proposals at large international nonprofit organizations; a global health internship in the Philippines in which students gain experience with global health issues such as family planning; and a workforce development internship in Haiti in which interns conduct workforce analysis. For more information, visit RTI online. Email Stella Lam with additional questions.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/23 – HEAVENLY GROCERIES SUMMER VOLUNTEER INTEREST MEETING

Heavenly Groceries, a food distribution site within walking distance of UNC’s campus, will hold an interest meeting for potential summer volunteers. Volunteers will be responsible for picking up, sorting and distributing food. The meeting is 5 – 6 p.m. April 23 in the Campus Y, room 103. For details, contact Khristian Curry.

5/18 – UNC health care’s walk to cure hht 5k 

UNC Health Care will co-host the first Walk to Cure HHT 5K walk/run at 1 p.m. May 18 at Chapel Hill’s Southern Community Park. HHT is an inherited disorder that causes abnormal blood vessel development. The most common feature is nosebleeds but patients can develop fragile blood vessels in the lungs, brain, GI system and liver. The registration fee is $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12 years of age. Visit UNC’s htt page online to register or for more information. For questions, contact Laurie Birdsong.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/22 – Serve in the nation’s public schools with city year

Are you interested in serving as a full-time tutor, mentor and role model in an high-needs school system? City Year is hiring full-time tutors, mentors and role models for the 2014-2015 year in 25 cities across the country. Learn more from 5 -7 p.m. April 22 in the Student Union, room 3206A. Email David Steber with questions or for more information.

4/25 – Apply for carolina navigators fall 2014 service-learning experience

The Carolina Navigators fall 2014 service-learning experience is an opportunity to help middle-school students learn about the world and develop multimedia resources about intercultural topics for kids K-12. This opportunity also provides volunteers with leadership, technical and intercultural experience. If interested, apply online by April 25. For questions, email Carolina Navigators.

4/26 – volunteers needed for glenwood elementary spring fair

Volunteers are needed for the Glenwood Elementary spring fair on April 26. Volunteer hours are available from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and activities include setting up, working at the food table, performing science demos, running game booths, handing out prizes and cleaning up. This year’s event celebrates the school’s 60th anniversary. For more information or to sign up, contact Kate Underhill.

5/3 – cycle to farm event seeks volunteers

Cycle to Farm is a 62-mile farm tour by bicycle coming to Chapel Hill for the first time Saturday, May 3. This event provides a cycling experience that supports local farms and the nonprofit Farmer Foodshare. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks. To learn more and signup as a volunteer, visit Cycle To Farm. For more information, contact Jen Billstrom.

5/4 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR Carrboro day

Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of the Carrboro Day event. A variety of positions available with shifts from noon – 6 p.m. Visit Carrboro Day online for more information. For questions, contact Rah Trost.

UNC Habitat for Humanity’s leadership committee

UNC Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for next year’s steering committee. Available positions include co-chair, volunteer coordinator, tutoring chair, fundraising chair, publicity chair, advocacy chair, transportation coordinator, community outreach chair and international trip leader. Applications are due Tuesday, April 15 by 11:59 p.m. Contact unchfh@gmail.com to request an application.

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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.

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 from this list, send an email to listserv@unc.edu with the command “unsubscribe publicservice” in the body of the message (leave the subject line blank).

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