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Public Service News 9/18/2017
September 18, 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.

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?” As the UNC community considers ways to help with the Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma disaster response, details will be shared through the Carolina Center for Public Service and its disaster relief webpage. The North Carolina community continues to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew. For updates on UNC’s efforts, visit Hurricane Matthew disaster relief.

If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus, or if you are organizing efforts to help, please send an email to CCPS.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/18 – Buckley Public Service Scholars graduate assistant applications
9/18 – APPLES 2017 Alternative Fall Break applications
9/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars fall enrollment
10/23 – Bryan Fellowship applications
Disaster relief trips

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

The Adams Apprenticeship
Join the Pine Research Institute
Kenan Biddle Partnership
Carolina Campus Community Garden compost co-manager

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/18 – School of Law Constitution Day
9/20 – Hurricane Matthew update, Adopt-a-Home briefing
9/20 – Public Service Fair
9/22 – Carolina Cupboard grand reopening
9/30 – CSNAP Student Conference: call for student-led workshops
10/12 – 15 – Tar Heel Service Day

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/18 – Special Olympics seeks swim coaches
10/1 – 45th annual Festifall Arts Festival
Refugee Community Partnership volunteers needed
Volunteer soccer coaches needed
Volunteer with Challah For Hunge
Platelet donation for hurricane disaster relief
Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation seeks swimming volunteers

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/18 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS GRADUATE ASSISTANT APPLICATIONS

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 are required to 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 stipend of $600. BPSS graduate assistant applications are accepted until Sept. 18 through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For more information about BPSS, visit Buckley Public Service Scholars.

9/18 – APPLES 2017 ALTERNATIVE FALL BREAK APPLICATIONS

Applications for APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Fall Break (AFB) are open until Sept. 18. Through AFB, students learn and serve outside the UNC community over fall break. 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 in various capacities, engaging in both direct and indirect service as well as advocacy work. For details, visit Alternative Fall Break. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

9/30 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS FALL ENROLLMENT

Fall enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program is open Aug. 18 to Sept. 30. 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.

10/23 – BRYAN FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS

The Robert E. Bryan Fellowship in the APPLES Service-Learning program is designed for undergraduate student teams interested in creating social impact locally and/or globally through the creation of an innovative project that addresses a community-identified need. Applications for 2018 Bryan Fellowships will be accepted until Oct. 23 through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

Disaster relief tripS

As we approach one year since Hurricane Matthew devastated eastern North Carolina and as we continue to see the impacts of Hurricane Harvey, please consider volunteering for relief efforts. The Carolina Center for Public Service is organizing campus-wide relief trips to continue the rebuilding process after Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. These trips are for UNC staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. Trips are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Dec. 1. For details, FAQs and registration forms, visit UNC disaster relief trips.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

The Adams Apprenticeship

The Adams Apprenticeship program is accepting applications for its 2018 cohort from juniors and seniors interested in entrepreneurship. The Adams Apprenticeship is a yearlong program for students who want to connect with UNC alumni and who are dedicated to pursuing an entrepreneurial career as a founder, funder or growth executive. The application deadline is Oct. 15. Contact Callie Brauel with questions.

Join the Pine Research Institute

Apply to join the Pine Research Institute, a student think tank focused on undergraduate issues in the Carolina community. The institute promotes transparency and factual literacy on pertinent issues in the Carolina community. Research and writing team positions are available. Apply by Oct. 5 or contact Jessica Bolin for more information.

Kenan Biddle Partnership

The Kenan Biddle Partnership invites UNC and Duke students to collaborate on project ideas that offer innovative solutions to social or environmental issues in the Triangle. Participants receive up to $12,000 to implement a project. For more information, visit Kenan Biddle Partnership or attend the information session at 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Campus Y. Contact Richard Harrill with questions. Applications are due Nov. 3.

Carolina Campus Community Garden compost co-manager

The Carolina Campus Community Garden seeks compost co-manager to lead groups of two to four volunteers in preparing compost to support the Garden’s sustainable agriculture. No prior experience is necessary but you must be available to attend one of the garden workdays (Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 – 5 p.m.) most weeks, ideally for the remainder of the fall semester and the spring semester. Contact Claire Lorch with a current resume and a brief explanation about why you are interested.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/18 – School of Law Constitution Day

Celebrate UNC’s School of Law Constitution Day at noon, Monday, Sept. 18 at School of Law rotunda. Former North Carolina Chief Justice Henry E. Frye ’59 J.D. will speak. Each year, UNC School of Law hosts the campus-wide Constitution Day celebration to commemorate the day the United States Constitution was signed. Constitution Day allows the campus community to reflect on United States history, the deeper meanings within the Constitution and hopes it represents for the future. The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

9/20 – Hurricane matthew update, adopt-a-Home briefing

Since December 2016, the Carolina Center for Public Service has partnered with the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church (NCCUMC) to support Hurricane Matthew disaster relief efforts in Princeville, Lumberton and Fayetteville, North Carolina. In June, NCCUMC launched its Adopt-a-Home program to help displaced families in Lumberton. Organizational partners are needed to help get families back into their homes by volunteering labor and providing donations to purchase furniture, appliances and home furnishings. Join NCCUMC 9 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3503 for updates on Hurricane Matthew’s devastation, recovery efforts-to-date, details about the Adopt-a-Home program and the process for adopting a family. Register through UNC event registration.

9/20 – PUBLIC SERVICE FAIR

The 18th annual Public Service Fair will be 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20 in the Pit. Students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to visit with more than 30 local nonprofits that will be on campus to give out information and recruit volunteers. Enrich your semester by engaging in public service and learn about ways you can make a difference in your community. For nonprofits interested in participating, contact Luisa Brooks or call 919-843-7568.

9/22 – Carolina Cupboard grand re-opening

Carolina Cupboard: Community Food Pantry will celebrate its grand re-opening 2 – 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at Avery Residence Hall. The celebration will highlight a larger pantry and the inclusion of perishable food items. The celebration will also feature student performances, free food and giveaways. Contact Jaquana Savage for more information.

9/30 – CSNAP Student Conference: call for student-led workshops

NC Campus Compact will present its annual CSNAP Student Conference, Citizenship, Service, Networking and Partnerships Nov. 17-18 at Winston-Salem State University. NC Campus Compact seeks proposals for student-led workshops that share a model program, teach a leadership skill or tackle an issue of concern. Learn more at CSNAP 2017. Submit your workshop idea by Sept. 30.

9/30 – Tar Heel Service Day

Tar Heel Service Day 2017 is Thursday, Oct. 12 to Sunday, Oct. 15. Tar Heels throughout the world will refurbish schools, plant flowers, deliver meals and more, all in honor of University Day. Register a project for Tar Heel Service Day with the General Alumni Association. For project ideas, see 100 ways you can serve.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/18 – special olympics seeks swim coaches

Special Olympics Orange County seeks volunteer swim coaches for 100 students with special needs in kindergarten to 12th grade. Students range in skill level from first exposure in a pool to advanced swimmers and volunteers of all skill abilities are needed. Classes meet once per week 10 – 10:40 a.m. and 10:45 – 11:25 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 10:15 – 10:55 a.m. Thursday from Sept. 18 to Oct. 15. Contact Colleen Lanigan or call 919-968-2810 to volunteer.

10/1 – 45th annual Festifall Arts Festival

The town of Chapel Hill seeks volunteers for Festifall on Oct. 1. Volunteer assignments include event monitors, recycling team, information, kids activities and more. Sign up using the special events registration form. Contact Amanda Fletcher with questions.

Refugee community partnership volunteers needed

The Refugee Health Initiative at UNC serves vulnerable refugees populations who have less access to health care services and health education. To volunteer with the Refugee Health Initiative, complete and submit the volunteer application by Sept. 18. RSVP for the interest meeting, 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 in Rosenau Hall. For questions, contact refugeehealth.unc@gmail.com.

Volunteer soccer coaches needed

Rainbow Soccer needs volunteer coaches for its youth teams for players ages 3 to 14. Coaching opportunities are available for one, two or three hours per week. Some soccer experience or experience working with youth is preferred. The season runs from Sept. 5 to Nov. 4 and volunteers can coach with a friend. Register at Rainbow Soccer or contact Karen Aldridge for more information.

volunteer with challah for hunger

Challah for Hunger is a student-run organization that bakes and sells challah and donates the proceeds to Carolina Cupboard. Sign up to bake or sell or contact Emily Kokush for more information.

Platelet Donation for Hurricane Disaster Relief

The UNC Blood Donation Center invites donors to help victims of the recent hurricanes by donating platelets. Many platelet drives and collection agencies in hurricane-affected areas were forced to shut down. No matter where you live in the country, you can contribute to the national blood and platelet supply. For more information, visit Blood Donation Center or contact Trilby Norton.

Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation seeks swimming volunteers

The Town of Chapel Hill Adapted Recreation & Inclusion seeks volunteers to work one-on-one with a child with disabilities. Volunteers do not need to know how to teach swimming. In the pool, volunteers assist swimmers in practicing what the instructor teaches. Two class times are available: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. and/or 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Sept. 20 – Oct. 18 at Homestead Aquatics Center, 300 Aquatics Drive. Contact Marian Kaslovsky to sign up.

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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.

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