Public Service News 11/6/2017

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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.

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.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

11/6 – APPLES Alternative Spring Break applications
11/17 – APPLES community partner summit internship applications

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

11/10 – Carolina Bucket Brigade
11/10 – Donations and collections for University of Puerto Rico School of Public Health
11/16 – Adopt-a-Home fundraiser
11/27 – Disaster relief trip

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Carolina College Advising Corps

EVENTS & MEETINGS

11/9 & 20 – UNC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance information sessions
11/18 – Military Appreciation food drive at Tar Heel Town
12/12 – Holiday Carolina Blood Drive
Food For All campus-wide food drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer with Challah for Hunger

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

11/6 APPLES ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK APPLICATIONS

Applications are open for APPLES Alternative Spring Break, which takes place in the spring semester through both classroom interaction and an immersive experience for eight days during spring break in March. Participants attend classroom sessions that prepare them to engage in discussion and service centered on their chosen focus area: Latinx communities, rural communities, urban communities, civil rights and disaster relief. In this two-credit hour course (HBEH 610), students examine theories behind community service, coalition building, community asset development as well as specific needs and assets of the communities where they volunteer. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Nov. 6.

11/17 – APPLES COMMUNITY PARTNER SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS

Community partners with growing needs or specialized projects are encouraged to apply to participate in the 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 work with some of the brightest students at UNC. Community partner summer internship applications are due Nov. 17. Learn more about hosting an intern.

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

11/10 – CAROLINA BUCKET BRIGADE

The devastating disasters that struck Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and Mexico affected the lives of millions, including families of UNC students, staff and faculty. To help those impacted, the Carolina Center for Public Service and Carolina Athletics will host the Carolina Bucket Brigade 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Nov. 10. in the Pit and in the Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium. Volunteers are needed to assemble cleaning kit buckets with much-needed supplies like laundry detergent, clotheslines, gloves and household cleaners that will be shipped to those in need. Costs for each bucket include $65 for materials and $1.50 for shipping. Donations will be accepted at each location and online at Carolina Bucket Brigade. To learn more about ways UNC is helping those affected by recent disasters, visit Hurricane Disaster Relief.

11/10 – Donations and collections for University of Puerto Rico School of Public Health

Colleagues at the University of Puerto Rico School of Public Health have requested medical supplies and equipment needed to prevent disease and support clean-up across the island. Students in the Department of Health Behavior are collecting monetary donations and limited donated items to assist the Puerto Rico School of Public Health in serving their communities. Donate money to purchase requested items from a pre-approved Amazon wish list from the University of Puerto Rico, or send donations through Venmo to @Claire-Sadeghzadeh, who will purchase and ship items via Amazon Prime. To buy at least one of every item on the wish list, $800 must be raised. Also, drop-off long-sleeve shirts, work pants, mosquito bed nets or bug spray to Rosenau Hall, third floor. Monetary donations and supplies will be collected through Friday, Nov. 10. For details, contact Claire Sadeghzadeh.

11/16 – Adopt-a-Home fundraiser

The Carolina Hazards and Resilience Planners invites friends, classmates, family and colleagues to support the Adopt-a-Home program, which helps displaced families still recovering from Hurricane Matthew. The group will host a benefit night 5 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at Linda’s Bar & Grill, 203 E. Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. The goal is to raise $1,600 to purchase appliances for an adopted family. For details on the benefit night, see the Adopt-a-home Facebook event page, or make a donation to the Carolina Disaster Relief Fund. For questions, contact Christian Kamrath.

11/27 – Disaster relief trip

The Carolina Center for Public Service continues to organize campus-wide relief trips to assist in 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. The next trip is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1. Register by Nov. 27. For details, FAQs and registration forms, visit UNC disaster relief trips.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Carolina College Advising Corps

The Carolina College Advising Corps is a nonprofit organization housed in UNC’s Undergraduate Admissions Office. Applications are being accepted from recent UNC graduates to serve as College Advisers with partner high schools. To apply, visit Carolina College Advising Corps. Apply by Jan. 13, 2018. For questions, contact Michael Dyson.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

11/29 & 20 – UNC Volunteer Income Tax Assistant information sessions

UNC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) seeks returning and new volunteers for the 2018 tax season. UNC VITA is an IRS program that helps low-to-moderate income Chapel Hill and Carrboro taxpayers complete their annual tax returns at no cost. Volunteers do not need to have tax experience. UNC VITA will host information sessions at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Student Union, room 2420 and Nov. 20 in the Student Union, room 3409. To learn more, visit UNC VITA.

11/18 – Military Appreciation food drive at Tar Heel Town

As a part of the Food For All year-long food drive, the Employee Forum will be collecting food donations at Tar Heel Town prior to the Nov. 18 Military Appreciation Football Game versus Western Carolina. In addition to benefitting the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, donations collected will also be sent to the Durham VA Food Pantry in honor of our Military. To learn more, visit The Employee Forum’s Food For All events page.

12/12 – Holiday Carolina Blood Drive

The Employee Forum will host the 19th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 in Fetzer Hall. This holiday season, give the best gift of all and donate blood to the American Red Cross. Free parking is available in Cobb Deck off Country Club Road and all presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt. Students, consider taking a study break to donate blood; snacks will be provided. For UNC- Chapel Hill employees, time spent donating and volunteering is considered work-time, with permission from a supervisor. Sign up online at redcrossblood.org with the sponsor code UNC or download the Red Cross Blood Donor app. Walk-ins are welcome.

Foor For All campus-wide food drive

UNC’s Employee Forum is hosting its Food For All campus-wide, year-long food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, and Carolina Cupboard. This drive also contributes to Harris Teeter’s Million Meals Challenge. Donation booths will be set up at several special events and bins will be placed in strategic locations on campus. For more information, visit Food For All.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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.

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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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