By Laura Fisher
Carolina senior Cayce Dorrier, president of the APPLES Service-Learning program, wants to share her service experiences – and wants others to share, too. That’s why she, along with a volunteer committee at the Carolina Center for Public Service, developed the I Serve campaign, a simple way to celebrate the vast amount of public service undertaken by Carolina students, staff, faculty and alumni. This campaign honors the 15-year anniversary of the Carolina Center for Public Service and the 25-year anniversary of the APPLES Service-Learning program, which both have facilitated service opportunities on Carolina’s campus for decades.
The I Serve campaign highlights campus community members and why they enjoy giving back. Those who have joined the campaign to share their reasons for service will be featured in the coming weeks and include Chancellor Carol L. Folt, Provost James W. Dean Jr., former basketball student-athlete Antawn Jamison, Student Body President Andrew Powell and Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham. I Serve campaign photos will be featured through the school year here on the Carolina Center for Public Service website, Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #uncserves.
To join the campaign, take a photo of yourself and your I serve message (written on a whiteboard, poster board, piece of paper or iPad). Send the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org or send them to the social media outlets listed. Be sure to include the hashtag – #uncserves when sharing photos. Photos will be posted on ccps.unc.edu, various UNC and alumni connected websites as well as through social media, including, but not limited to:
- Public Service and Engagement at UNC-Chapel Hill Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/UNCPublicService
- CCPS Twitter – UNC Serves – https://twitter.com/UNCServes
- APPLES Service-Learning Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/apples.servicelearning?fref=ts
- Buckley Public Service Scholars Facebook/Twitter – https://www.facebook.com/groups/276498765767184/
- University and department related Facebook and Twitter pages interested in pushing the campaign (i.e. Athletics, University Facebook and Twitter pages)
- Personal and/or department/school Facebook and Twitter pages of those in the I serve photos (i.e. your personal Twitter handle).
The I Serve campaign is meant to celebrate all of the ways UNC serves and to inspire more people on campus to serve and provide them with examples of how and where.