Public Service News 11/14/2016

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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

11/18 – APPLES community partner summer internship applications
12/9 – Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trip

EVENTS & MEETINGS

11/14 – Human trafficking film screening and panel discussion
11/14 – 20 – Global Entrepreneurship Week
11/15 – Measles/rubella mapathon
11/17 – Just Eat It: a screening and panel on entrepreneurship and food waste
11/18 – Empowering Carolina hosts Paralympic athlete John Register
12/2 – Learn how to use Twitter to promote engaged research

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer with MDA summer camp
Welcome Baby office assistants needed
Volunteer with Challah for Hunger
Work with older adults at A Helping Hand
Orange County Department on Aging seeks volunteer drivers
Families Moving Forward seeks tutors

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

11/18 – APPLES COMMUNITY PARTNER SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS

Community partners with growing needs or specialized projects are encouraged to apply to participate in APPLES’ Service-Learning internship program. Service-learning internships are open to full-time undergraduates and offer students the opportunity to participate in a deep and meaningful professional experience while partners. Organizations new to partnering with APPLES should contact Becca Bender for more information and to get involved. To apply for service-learning interns, complete a profile and fill out an application on the APPLES Partner Portal.

12/9 – hurricane matthew disaster relief trip

As communities across eastern North Carolina deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, efforts continue at Carolina to aid in many aspects of recovery. Individuals and groups of staff, faculty and students have already made several relief trips. The Carolina Center for Public Service, together with the campus and community partners, is organizing campus-wide relief trips to affected areas. 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. The first relief trip is Friday, Dec. 9 to Tarboro, North Carolina. For details and to register, visit UNC Disaster Relief Trips. If you would like to receive updates on future relief trips, email ccps@unc.edu. The best source of updated information is posted on a dedicated website at ccps.unc.edu/HurricaneMatthew. The center will continue to collect and share information about relief efforts. Please send information about additional opportunities to ccps@unc.edu.

 

EVENTS & MEETINGS

11/14- human trafficking film screening and panel discussion

Join UNICEF at Carolina and the geography department for a screening of “Not My Life,” an independent documentary film on human trafficking in 13 countries, 6 p.m., Nov. 14 in Hamilton Hall, room 100. After the screening, human trafficking survivors and advocates will talk about the many facets of human trafficking and modern slavery. See the Not My Life” trailer.

11/14 – 20 – global entrepreneurship week

UNC Kenan-Flagler Center for Entrepreneurial Studies will host Global Entrepreneurship Week Monday, Nov. 14 to Sunday, Nov. 20 with multiple events promoting global entrepreneurship. The Carolina Challenge Pitch Party is 5:30 – 8 p.m. Nov. 14 in Kenan Stadium’s Blue Zone. Student teams will present their pitches and students will be able to invest in their favorite ideas with faux money. Food and drinks will be provided. Register at Eventbrite. On Tuesday, Nov. 15 there will be a screening and panel discussion of “Generation Startup,” a documentary about the lives of six recent college graduates working for a Detroit startup. The event is 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the 1789 Venture Lab at 173E East Franklin Street. Pizza will be served. RSVP at Eventbrite. Phaedra Boinodiris, Global Lead for Games at IBM, will tell her story and discuss how to harness Play, Cognitive Computing, and INTRApreneurship to transform experiences and change mindsets. This event is 7 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at the 1789 Venture Lab. Register at Eventbrite.

11/15 – Measles/rubella mapathon

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team on measles and rubella will host a mapathon 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 in Davis Library’s Research Hub. Students will produce geospatial data for areas in crisis. No mapping experience is required and beginners are welcome to attend. Participants should bring a laptop. For questions, contact Juliana Ritter.

11/17 – Just Eat It: a screening and panel on entrepreneurship and food waste

CUBE Social Innovation Incubator and Sustainability @ UNC will host a screening of “Just Eat It” followed by a panel discussion in honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week, America Recycles Day and UNC’s campus-wide Food for All theme. Panelists include Patrick Mateer, CEO and co-founder of Seal the Seasons; Sarah Marsh, co-founder of FoodFWD; and Amy Preble, UNC’s recycling coordinator. The screening begins at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Campus Y, Anne Queen Lounge followed by the panel discussion at 6:15 p.m. Dinner will be provided. Register at Eventbrite.

11/18 – Empowering Carolina to host Paralympic athlete John Register

Empowering Carolina will host Paralympic athlete John Register 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18 the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Great Hall. Empowering Carolina is a series of programs to raise awareness of resources for individuals with disabilities and to celebrate disabilities as part of diversity. The event will feature a keynote speech from Register, a U.S. Army veteran and Paralympic silver medalist who competed as a swimmer and track and field athlete in the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta and 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. Register will share motivational stories about life’s challenges and triumphs, and take questions from the audience. Resources available for students and employees with disabilities at UNC-Chapel Hill will also be shared. To attend, RSVP at Empowering Carolina. The event is also open to the public.

12/2 – Learn how to use twitter to promote engaged research

The next Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship focuses on using Twitter to promote engaged research, Friday, Dec. 2 in Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room. Twitter can be an effective tool to widen research audiences and to engage with community partners, policymakers and other key audiences impacted by research. This seminar will explain how to use Twitter effectively, including best practices and experiences from other researchers at UNC. Participants will learn how to use Twitter in their research and how to utilize social media in engaged research. Sign in and refreshments begin at 8:30 a.m. with the presentation and discussion from 9 – 10:30 a.m. Register online.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

volunteer with mda summer camp

The Muscular Dystrophy Association holds an annual summer camp for children 6 to 17 years old who have neuromuscular diseases. MDA relies on volunteer counselors to support campers so that they can participate in all summer camp activities. Counselors serve as a buddy for the week and participate in activities with the campers. Email Lindsey Dolan or call 919-783-0222 for more information.

Welcome Baby office assistants needed

The Durham County Family Resource Center seeks reliable volunteer office assistants with basic office skills to support Welcome Baby. Welcome Baby is a Family Resource Center organization dedicated to supporting parents of young children by teaching classes, hosting support groups and addressing new parents’ questions through specialized programs and developmental guides. Volunteers may work two to four-hour shifts, weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Office tasks include typing reports, filing paperwork, making phone calls and preparing newsletters. For more information, contact Mae McLendon.

Volunteer with Challah for Hunger

Challah for Hunger is an organization that bakes challah bread and sells it in the Pit the next day, with all proceeds going to local and international hunger relief organizations. Volunteers are needed to bake the bread and sell it in the Pit. The challah is baked at North Carolina Hillel on West Cameron Avenue and all are welcome. To volunteer, sign up online. For questions, contact Jessie Winfree.

Work with older adults at A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand is a local nonprofit Companion Care organization that offers paid and volunteer opportunities. A Helping Hand provides services for seniors such as transportation to medical appointments, fun outings, shopping assistance and in-home assistance. Hours are flexible and based on availability. Learn more at A Helping Hand or contact Steffi Tornow.

Orange County Department on Aging seeks volunteer drivers

The Orange County Department on Aging seeks drivers who can dedicate their time and cars to volunteer with its Community Transportation Program. Volunteers are needed two to three hours per week and are reimbursed for gas mileage. For more information, email Lisa Berley or call 919-717-1853.

Families Moving Forward needs tutors

Families Moving Forward is a homeless shelter for families in Durham. Volunteers are urgently needed 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday to help children with homework. Tutors are welcome to volunteer one to four times each week. To get involved, contact Scott.

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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, 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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