Public Service News 10/3/2016

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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.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

10/6 – Deadline for 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

Work with older adults at A Helping Hand

EVENTS & MEETINGS

10/4 – Health and HUman Rights Lecture
10/6 – A conversation with Congressman David Price
10/14 – UNC Rural Sustainability Summit
10/8 – 16 – #ServeCarolina during Tar Heel Service Day events
10/8 – 21 – Food for All campus-wide food drive
10/27 – 29 – Damascus Road Racial Reconiliation Workshop and Retreat

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/22 – Decorate and host a trunk at Haunted H.A.C
Join No Lost Generation UNC
Delivery driver needed for Meals on Wheels
PR volunteers needed with The Volunteer Center
AVID tutoring with Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools
Volunteer to take action against climate change
Enrich ELL seeks volunteers to teach English

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

10/6 – Deadline for 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

WORK WITH OLDER ADULTS AT A HELPING HAND


A Helping Hand is the only nonprofit companion care agency in Durham, Orange and Chatham counties. Students with an interest and/or background in working with older adults are needed for part-time paid companion positions. The time commitment can be up to 20 hours per week. Scheduling is flexible and tailored to availability. For details, contact Jennifer Ashley.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

10/4 – UNc public policy health and human rights lecture

UNC Public Policy will host a lecture on health, human rights and public goods by Dr. Gobal Sreenivasan, professor of philosophy and medicine, and Crown University professor in ethics at Duke University. Sreenivasan is a leading scholar in health justice, focusing on the right to health. The lecture is 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at the FedEx Global Education Center. RSVP online.

10/6 – a conversation with congressman david prIce

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) will host a talk with U.S. Congressman David Price about the 2016 election and the role of the humanities in public life. The conversation is at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 at Hyde Hall. James Moeser, IAH acting director and chancellor emeritus, will lead the discussion. Public participation is encouraged. For details, visit the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.

10/14 – Unc rural sustainability Summit

UNC SWEAT (Students Working for Environmental Action and Transformation) will host the Rural Sustainability Summit Oct. 14. to discuss rural revitalization efforts in North Carolina, with a focus on the intersection of economic growth and environmental sustainability. The Rural Sustainability Summit is open to students, faculty, staff and community partners. For more information and to register, visit Rural Sustainability Summit.

10/8 – 16 – #SERVECAROLINA DURING TAR HEEL SERVICE DAY EVENTS

Registration is live for Tar Heel Service Day events. This year, Carolina alumni and friends will #ServeCarolina in honor of University Day from Saturday, Oct. 8 to Sunday, Oct. 16. Check out the list of projects from local Carolina Clubs or register a project with your friends and family. Once registered, you will receive cool Carolina swag. Sign up at the General Alumni Association.

10/8 – 21 – FOOD FOR ALL CAMPUS-WIDE FOOD DRIVE

Join the Employee Forum in a campus-wide food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and UNC’s Carolina Cupboard. In conjunction with the GAA’s Tar Heel Service Day events and the University’s Food for All theme, bins will be placed throughout campus during the month of October and at donation booths Oct. 8 at Tar Heel Town during the UNC vs. Virginia Tech employee appreciation football game, Oct. 14 at Late Night with Roy in the Dean Smith Center, and Oct. 21 during Employee Appreciation Day in the Carolina Union. For more information, visit the Employee Forum.

10/27 – 29 – damascus road racial reconciliation workshop and retreat

Registration is open for the Oct. 27-29 Roots of Justice Damascus Road Racial Reconciliation workshop and retreat. This collaborative opportunity includes a biblically-based anti-racism analysis that explores the intersection of Christianity, the Gospel and racial reconciliation. Register by Oct. 18 at Roots of Justice. For more information, contact Adrienne M.B. Davis.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

 10/22 – decorate and host a trunk at chapel hill parks & rec trunk-or-treat event

The Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department will host its Haunted H.A.C. 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Homestead Aquatics Center located at 300 Aquatic Drive. Volunteers are needed to participate in the Trunk-or-Treat by decorating their vehicle’s trunk and providing pre-packaged candy for 225 children, 12 years old and younger. Decorations should be festive, but not scary. Volunteers should be on-site from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22. For questions, contact Lizzie Burrill.

JOIN NO LOST GENERATION UNC

Are you interested in working with the State Department? Are you passionate about international relations, advocacy and community service? The No Lost Generation (NGL) Initiative is forming a UNC chapter. Sponsored by the State Department, NLG is a nationwide organization focused on refugee community support and advocacy. Students eager to learn and engage with the local refugee community are invited to join. General and executive position are available. For details, visit the No Generation Lost UNC Facebook page.

DELIVERY DRIVERS NEEDED FOR MEALS ON WHEELS

Meals on Wheels of Durham seeks volunteers to deliver meals to local seniors who are unable to provide of prepare meals for themselves. Drivers provide seniors with nutritious meals along with friendly, personal contact that enhances their quality of life. Delivery takes approximately one hour and groups can sign up for a set schedule and each volunteer can rotate to deliver once a month or more frequently. For more information, contact Annette Read.

PUBLIC RELATIONS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED WITH THE VOLUNTEER CENTER

The Triangle Nonprofit and Volunteer Leadership Center seeks public relations, communications and marketing volunteers to assist with various external communications tasks. Responsibilities include website updates; social media strategies; write newsletters, media alerts, newspapers and op eds; develop and edit program-specific outreach and PR materials; create donor-related messaging; and update the media database. For questions, contact Kim Shaw.

AVID TUTORING WITH CHAPEL HILL – CARRBORO CITY SCHOOLS

Advanced Via Individual Determination‘s (AVID) mission is to close the achievement gap by ensuring college readiness for middle and high school students. Tutoring with AVID will allow volunteers to help the community and gain valuable experience by examining the educational system from within. Tutors would lead study groups during the school day by facilitating effective collaboration between AVID students. For more information, contact John Wright.

VOLUNTEER TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

Defend Our Future is working with students to build a nationwide movement of young people who support bold action on climate to protect the environment, their communities and future generations. Volunteers are needed to build connections on campus and to encourage millennials to vote in November for candidates who support taking action against climate change. For more information contact Kristen Carver.

eNRICH ELL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO TEACH ENGLISH

Enrich English Language Learning (Enrich ELL) empowers the Chapel Hill and Carrboro community by enhancing English literacy and fostering cross-cultural understanding. Volunteers are needed to teach English 7 – 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Carrboro Elementary School. Transportation is provided from the Davis Library ATM’s. Applications for fall 2016 are rolling. For more information or to apply, contact Enrich ELL.

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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