Public Service News 4/17/17

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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 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.



4/23 – APPLES course committee application
Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips
APPLES Course Enhancement Grants
APPLES Partnership Grants
Annual Course Development Institute


5/1 – Global summer internship
CHEOP public relations summer internship
Compass Center summer internship


4/19 – Social Media Outreach Training
4/21 – Triangle Resilience Student Research Symposium
4/21 – Summit Church disaster relief training
4/23 – Chapel Hill-Carrboro Walk
National Youth Leadership Training


4/17 – Apply for Campus Y executive teams
4/22 – Volunteer for NC GreenPower at UNC Science Expo
4/28 – Young Advocates Institute seeks camp counselors
4/29 – Compeer volunteer training
5/21 – Apply to Launch Chapel Hill
Los Delfines Spanish Club
Volunteer with The Sonder Market
Triangle Ultimate seeks coaches
Girls on the Run seeks coaches
Peer mentor for the Latinx Mentoring Program
Carolina Navigators global service-learning experience
Volunteer abroad this summer with AIESEC
Volunteer with Kidzu Children’s Museum


4/23 – APPLES courses committee application

The APPLES courses committee is looking for two to three dedicated members for the 2017-2018 academic year. One of the committee’s primary goals is to ensure that connections between coursework and service are facilitated through grant money and other tools available through APPLES. The application deadline is April 23 at 11:59 p.m. For more information, contact Allison Carter or Jonathan Buechner.


The Carolina Center for Public Service, together with the university’s campus and community partners, is organizing relief trips for staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. Upcoming relief trips are March 17, to Princeville, North Carolina, April 21 to Fayetteville, North Carolina and May 19 to Lumberton, North Carolina. For details on what to expect and information on completing forms, visit UNC Disaster Relief Trips.


APPLES Course Enhancement Grants up to $500 are awarded to APPLES faculty. These grants can fund course development materials or support required for APPLES service-learning courses. Past grants provided supplies for a community cooking class, funds for a field trip to a nuclear reactor and computer software to assist with community-based research. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.


Students enrolled in an APPLES course are eligible to apply for a partnership grant intended to benefit a community partner and deepen the service-learning experience for the student. Grants are up to $100 and can be used to enhance projects completed by students during their volunteer experience. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

Annual course development institute

APPLES Service-Learning’s annual Course Development Institute on Service-Learning is 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 16 in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3102. Topics include service-learning pedagogy, faculty course models, partnership development and course design. Faculty and instructors new to service-learning as well as those with experience are encouraged to attend. There is no cost for UNC-Chapel Hill participants, however, please register for the event as space is limited.


5/1 – Global summer internship

Carolina Navigators is looking to hire two to three student volunteer interns for this summer. Interns will gain valuable professional experience relevant to communications, global education and non-profit program management. Please email your resume and a cover letter to Liz Bucrek by May 1. For more information, visit the Carolina Navigators.

CHEOP public relations summer internship

Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs (CHEOP) promotes and maintains programs that facilitate access to college, Ph.D. programs and the health professions with a focus on underrepresented minority, first generation, low income and/or rural students. CHEOP seeks one summer intern to showcase students’ experiences via blogging, press releases, social media, website, video, interviews, special projects and more. Send a resume to Dr. Paula Borden for consideration.

compass center summer internship

The Compass Center for Women and Families is recruiting interns for a number of positions this summer. For internship postings, visit the Compass Center. Email Bridget McEnaney, for more information.

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4/19 – social media outreach training

The Morehead-Cain Foundation and the Institute of Politics will offer a workshop for students and the community on effective social media content to maximize outreach to intended audiences. Brendan Foley, Morehead-Cain Foundation digital community manager, and the UNC Institute of Politics Tech Team will showcase which social media platforms work best for different purposes. The free training is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 19 at Morehead-Cain Foundation’s East Room. Register at Eventbright.

4/21 – triangle resilience student research symposium

Carolina Hazards and Resilience Planners will host the first annual Triangle Resilience Student Research Symposium on April 21. There will be expert panels and student presentations on climate change, equity, hazards, resilience and more. The $25 registration covers breakfast and lunch, plus a full day of connecting with students across UNC, Duke University and North Carolina State University. For more information and to register, visit Eventbright.

4/21 – summit church disaster relief training

Baptists on Mission will conduct a disaster relief training from April 21 to April 22 in Rockingham County. This is an overnight training where participants spend the night at a local church. Register at The Summit Church. For more information, contact Ryan Doherty.

4/23 – chapel hill-Carrboro hunger walk

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro (CROP) Hunger Walk, an annual event to raise money for individuals with severe hunger needs, is April 23. Volunteers are needed for various tasks. Visit the Facebook page or contact Jo Wyrick for more information.

national youth leadership training

The National Youth Leadership Training is a seven-day immersive leadership camp that activates young people to address today’s most pressing challenges and create impactful change. This year’s training is July 23 to July 29 at the Audubon Center in Sandstone, Minnesota. Visit National Youth Leadership Council for more information.

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4/17 – apply for Campus y executive teams

The Campus Y is looking for passionate students to support its mission of advancing social justice in the community. Positions are open on the development committee and communications team. Other open positions include the Arc editor-in-chief, First-Year Council co-leader and finance assistant. Applications are due April 17 at 11:59 p.m. Apply at Campus Y.

4/22 – volunteer for nc greenpower at unc science expo

Volunteers are needed for NC GreenPower, a nonprofit that supports renewable energy and carbon offsets, and provides grants for solar installations at K-12 schools. Volunteer responsibilities include engaging with guests at the outreach table, sharing program details, giving eco-friendly NC GreenPower swag and engaging in STEM activities. Online training is provided. Email for more information.

4/28 – young advocates institute seeks camp counselors

The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) 2017 Young Advocates Institute is July 7-9 at North Carolina A & T State University. The institute is a social justice summer camp that empowers and trains 200 youth, ages 13-17, from across North Carolina during a weekend of prevention/intervention education, advocacy and leadership development seminars. Twenty-five young adults ages 18-24 are needed to serve as camp counselors during the institute. This volunteer opportunity offers up to 80 hours of community service. Counselor responsibilities include group participant supervision and exhibiting positive health, dress, speech, etiquette and relationship habits to serve as a positive model for participants. To volunteer, complete the camp counselor application by April 28. For questions, contact Tracy D. Wright.

4/29 – COMPEER Volunteer TRAINING

Freedom House Recovery Center will host a companion training for its Compeer program to decrease isolation, loneliness and low self-esteem for individuals with severe mental illness or an at-risk senior. There is a one-year minimum commitment for one hour a week or four hours a month. The volunteer training will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 29. Contact Jasmine Carter for more information.

5/21 – apply to launch chapel hill

Launch Chapel Hill, a start-up accelerator, is accepting applications for its eighth cohort. In 2015, Launch was named a top five university business accelerator in North America by UBI Global Index, an international benchmarking organization. Twice a year, Launch accepts a new class of high-potential entrepreneurs who are committed to building their early-stage, high-potential businesses into self-sustaining enterprises. Launch provides the support, tools and knowledge to decrease risks, reduce go-to-market time and accelerate start-up growth. The application deadline is May 21. Informal information sessions will be 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 28, May 5 and May 12. Email Stefano Rivera to attend or to schedule a different time. Apply online at Launch Chapel Hill.

los delfines Spanish club

Los Delfines Spanish Club is an after school program that runs 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for the 2017-2018 year. The program teaches Spanish through play, using interactive games, crafts and cooking so students can build upon the Spanish they are learning in the classroom and at home. Apply at Los Delfines 2017-2018 application..

volunteer with the sonder market

The Sonder Market seeks volunteers dedicated to increasing fresh foods access on Chapel Hill’s campus or who enjoy spending time in the kitchen. Volunteers assist in the kitchen with bake goods for the Meantime Cafe in the Campus Y, as well as produce salad mixes and other snacks to sell at The Sonder Cart. Complete the product development volunteer form to apply.


Triangle Ultimate seeks Ultimate Frisbee coaches for its Saturday youth summer league. Volunteers who are new to Ultimate will be paired with experienced coaches. Coaches are expected to attend games most Saturdays in June and July, as well as occasional midweek practices. To volunteer, complete the coaching application. Contact Tristan Green for more information.


Girls on the Run of the Triangle seeks women coaches to serve as role models and mentors for girls in 3rd to 8th grade. The program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. There is no previous running or coaching experience required. The practices are held at local schools twice a week. The fall season runs from September 25 to December 9. Contact Hannah Robinson for more information.

peer mentor for the latinx mentoring program

The Latinx Mentoring Program pairs self-identifying Latinx and self-identifying first-years with upperclassmen mentors of all backgrounds. Mentors help mentees transition into their first year at UNC by providing social support, academic resources and general knowledge about Carolina. Apply at The Carolina Latinx Collaborative. For questions, contact

Carolina navigators global service-learning experience

Carolina Navigators is a highly-selective academic, undergraduate service-learning program at UNC. Throughout the semester, students learn about global education and increase their intercultural competence, both online and in face-to-face meetings by crating global education resources for students and educators in North Carolina. Participants improve their intercultural, technology and leadership skills. Apply at Carolina Navigators by Aug. 15. Contact Liz Bucrek for more information.

volunteer abroad this summer with aiesec

Spend the summer abroad on a volunteer experience through AIESEC, the world’s largest youth-run nonprofit. Contribute to the UN’s sustainable development goal of quality education on featured programs in Argentina, Peru, Morocco and Thailand alongside volunteers from around the world. Program fee is $500 and runs for six to eight weeks. Apply AIESEC Chapel Hill.

volunteer with kidzu children’s museum

Kidzu Children’s Museum seeks volunteers of all ages. There are several volunteer opportunities including helping with special programs, summer camps and exhibits. Contact Landis Lee.

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The Carolina Center for Public Service ( 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.


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