Public Service News 7/3/2017

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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.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/14 – Service-Learning Initiative

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Student Action with Farmworkers internship

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer with Food for the Summer
Welcome Baby Family Resource Center seeks volunteers
Volunteer meal delivery drivers needed
Help TABLE feed children
North Carolina Child Advocacy Network

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/14 – SERVICE-LEARNING INITIATIVE

Applications are open for APPLES Service-Learning Initiative. This is a three-day experience Aug. 16-18 for incoming first-year students to learn about service-learning in the local community. Students get to know other incoming Tar Heels, learn about APPLES and service-learning at UNC and explore ways to get involved in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. Applications are accepted online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal until July 14.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

INTERXED

Spend the school year interning at Student Action with Farmworkers’ (SAF) office learning about the farmworker justice movement and gaining nonprofit leadership skills. Interns work approximately 10 hours per week, increase SAF’s capacity to train farmworker youth, build advocacy and organizing campaigns, and increase SAF communications. Benefits include a $2,400 scholarship, three day-long trainings and more. For details and an application, visit Student Action with Farmworkers.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEER WITH FOOD FOR THE SUMMER

Food for the Summer provides lunch for children at meal sites throughout Chapel Hill and Carrboro during the summer. Volunteers are needed to distribute food from June 12 to Aug. 25. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit Food for the Summer.

WELCOME BABY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Welcome Baby Family Resource Center in Durham needs volunteers to sort and hang donated clothes, provide child care and perform office duties. A flexible schedule is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers must complete an application, pass a background check (if providing childcare), and attend an interview and orientation session. For details, contact Mae McLendon or call 919-560-7340.

VOLUNTEER MEAL DELIVERY DRIVERS NEEDED

Meals on Wheels of Durham delivers meals to seniors throughout Durham County. This opportunity is more than a meal – it’s a friendly smile, hello and well-check visit – which may be the only personal contact that senior will receive that day. Volunteers are needed as delivery drivers. It takes less than two hours to deliver a route weekday mornings. If interested, contact Annette or call 919-667-9424.

HELP TABLE FEED CHILDREN

TABLE provides healthy food to hungry Chapel Hill and Carrboro children every week. TABLE continues its school-year weekend meal backpack program through Summer TABLE. Volunteers are needed to deliver weekly bags of fresh produce and healthy nonperishables to children in summer school, summer camp and door-to-door in low-income apartment complexes. Learn more about TABLE volunteer opportunities at TABLE. Sign up online to volunteer.

NORTH CAROLINA CHILD ADVOCACY NETWORK

NC Child launched the Child Advocacy Network (CAN) to leverage the strength of organizations and individuals who care about North Carolina’s children by building a strong network that spans the state. Membership is free and is open to individuals and organizations. Become a member by completing the membership form and specifying issue areas of interested.

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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-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.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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 info on CCPS, please visit http://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at http://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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