Public Service News 8/28/2017

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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

9/1 – First-Year Service Corps applications
9/8 – APPLES community partner spring internship applications
9/18 – Buckley Public Service Scholars graduate assistant applications
9/18 – APPLES 2017 Alternative Fall Break applications
9/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars fall enrollment
10/23 – Bryan Fellowship applications

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Paws4ever seeks nonprofit intern
$2K stakeholder engagement voucher
Ultimate Frisbee fall internships

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/12 – Master of Public Administration Program open house
9/20 – Public Service Fair
School of Education fall information sessions

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/1 – Volunteer with Civics in the Triangle
9/1 – Volunteers needed for Tar Heel Downtown
9/9 – Help screen for kidney disease at community health fair
9/7, 12 & 13 – Be a school volunteer
9/16 – Volunteer for Hispanic Heritage celebrations
9/19 – Carrboro Music Festival volunteers needed
9/23 -Volunteer for the Haw River Learning Celebration
10/28 – Volunteer at Hillsborough’s River Park Concert
Carolina Swim Clinic volunteers needed
Volunteer with Compass Center
Coach with Girls on the Run
Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program
Youth soccer coaches needed
Carolina Correctional Education Program
Coaches needed for youth basketball
A Helping Hand seeks volunteers
Help teens and young adults with disabilities

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/1 – FIRST-YEAR SERVICE CORPS

The First-Year Service Corps (FYSC) is a unique opportunity for selected students to come together with faculty and staff throughout the year to deepen their academic and practical experience in public service during their time at Carolina. First-year students and transfer students in their first year at Carolina who are enrolled in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program are eligible to participate in the First-Year Service Corps. Applications for the 2017-2018 FYSC close Sept. 1. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For more information, contact BPSS.

9/8 – APPLES COMMUNITY PARTNER SPRING 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 proposed by community partners and publicized by the APPLES program. Open to full-time undergraduates, these internships 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 spring internship applications close Sept. 8. Learn more about hosting an intern.

9/18 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS GRADUATE ASSISTANT APPLICATIONS

The Carolina Center for Public Service offers support for up to 10 Carolina graduate students to serve as skills training facilitators and share their expertise with undergraduate students engaged in service in the community and on campus. Selected graduate students are required to facilitate at least two skills trainings (one per semester) for Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) participants as well as help with the review process of BPSS portfolios submitted by graduating seniors. After completing these requirements, each graduate student receives a stipend of $600. BPSS graduate assistant applications are accepted until Sept. 18 through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For more information about BPSS, visit Buckley Public Service Scholars.

9/18 – APPLES 2017 Alternative Fall Break applications

Applications for APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Fall Break (AFB) are open until Sept. 18. Through AFB, students learn and serve outside the UNC community over fall break. Before the break experience, participants attend orientation sessions to prepare for the challenges and issues they will confront. During the break, students collaborate with community service partners in various capacities, engaging in both direct and indirect service as well as advocacy work. For details, visit Alternative Fall Break. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

9/30 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS FALL ENROLLMENT

Fall enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program is open Aug. 18 to Sept. 30. All undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program during the enrollment period. Transfer students must have three semesters remaining to enroll. When enrolling, students should sign up for an orientation session or make sure that they will be available for an orientation session the following semester. Enroll online through the Buckley Portfolio.

10/23 – BRYAN FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS

The Robert E. Bryan Fellowship in the APPLES Service-Learning program is designed for undergraduate student teams interested in creating social impact locally and/or globally through the creation of an innovative project that addresses a community-identified need. Applications for 2018 Bryan Fellowships will be accepted until Oct. 23 through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

PAWS4EVER SEEKS NONPROFIT INTERN

Paws4ever, an animal services agency in Mebane, North Carolina, seeks a creative, dedicated and detail-oriented student interested in a nonprofit internship. Opportunities include volunteer management, fundraising/event planning and communication. For more information, visit Paws4ever.

$2K STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT VOUCHER

NC TraCS provides $2,000 vouchers to assist clinical and translational researchers in implementing a research project. Translational researchers wanting to implement community engagement strategies in their research may use these funds to compensate health research stakeholders who collaborate on translational research studies. Investigators may use the funds to compensate health research stakeholders whom NC TraCS has prepared for research collaboration or other identified health research stakeholders. View the Voucher Guidelines. To learn more and apply, visit NC TraCS.

ULTIMATE FRISBEE FALL INTERNSHIPS

Triangle Ultimate seeks an event coordinator and communications interns. Visit Triangle Ultimate internships for more information and to apply.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/12 – MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE

The School of Government will host a Master of Public Administration program open house 6 – 8 p.m., Sept. 12 at the Knapp-Saunders Building. Chat with faculty, staff, alumni and current students, and meet one-on-one with the admissions staff. Free food and refreshments are provided. For questions, contact Anne Kilby or call 919-962-1181. The event is free, but registration is required. For details, visit Carolina MPA.

9/20 – PUBLIC SERVICE FAIR

The 18th annual Public Service Fair will be 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20 in the Pit. Students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to visit with more than 30 local nonprofits that will be on campus to give out information and recruit volunteers. Enrich your semester by engaging in public service and learn about ways you can make a difference in your community. For nonprofits interested in participating, contact Luisa Brooks or call 919-843-7568.

9/30 -VMI LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS CONFERENCE

This year’s Annual VMI Leadership and Ethics Conference, Speaking Truth to Power: Candid and Courageous Civil Discourse, explores the moral direction and professional ethical behavior of key institutions, including the military, higher education and media communities. The conference includes small group table discussions to examine issues raised in the various panels and by the speakers, and employ “best counterargument exercises” to identify and overcome obstacles to civil discourse on select, highly contentious issues. The conference is open to any adult interested in this topic. VMI cadets, staff and faculty; along with other college students from public, private or military-style institutions are encouraged to attend. For registration details, visit VMI Leadership Conference.

UNC SCHOOL OF EDUCATION FALL INFORMATION SESSIONS

The School of Education offers several upcoming events to connect with faculty, staff and students and learn more about its programs in human development and family studies, teaching, school counseling, educational innovation, school administration, curriculum and instruction, school psychology, educational policy and more. For more information, contact Patricia Harris or call 919-537-3962.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/1 – Volunteer with Civics in the Triangle

Civics in the Triangle is a new organization under UNC’s nonpartisan Institute of Politics that places motivated undergraduates in elementary and high school classrooms to teach history, civics and government lessons. Applications to volunteer are accepted through the Institute of Politics CommonApp; be sure to indicate an interest in CIVICS. Application deadline is Sept. 1.

9/1 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TAR HEEL DOWNTOWN

The Town of Chapel Hill is looking for volunteers for Tar Heel Downtown, a family-friendly event centered around 140 West Plaza on West Franklin Street that highlights the University and downtown business district. This year’s event is 6 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. Event monitors are needed to help with vendor set up and break down. Volunteers can sign up using the special events volunteer registration form.

9/9 – Help screen for kidney disease at community health fair

The UNC Kidney Center’s Kidney Education Outreach Program needs volunteers for a community health fair in Kinston, North Carolina Saturday, Sept. 9. Volunteer opportunities include helping patients, administering surveys, answering questions and more. This is a great experience for those interested in community health and health education. For more information or questions, contact Jill Powell.

9/7, 12 & 13 – Be a school volunteer

Help school-age students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools one to two hours per week. Stop by the Student Union, room 3102 Sept. 7, 12 or 13 between 10 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to volunteer. Preregister and select your placement at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School volunteers and partners. For questions, email volunteer@chccs.k12.nc.us or call 919-967-8211 extension 28281.

9/16 – Volunteer for Hispanic Heritage celebrations

Help school-age students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools one to two hours per week. Stop by the Student Union, room 3102 Sept. 7, 12 or 13 between 10 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to volunteer. Preregister and select your placement at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School volunteers and partners. For questions, email volunteer@chccs.k12.nc.us or call 919-967-8211 extension 28281.

9/19 – Carrboro Music Festival volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed for the Carrboro Music Festival, a free, two-day event Sunday, Sept. 24 that showcases Triangle-area performers with varied musical styles. All performers donate their talents to foster a strong sense of community and to share their music with a wider audience. For details, visit Carrboro Music Festival volunteers. Volunteers must register by Sept. 19.

9/23- VOLUNTEER FOR THE HAW RIVER LEARNING CELEBRATION

Learning Celebration, the Haw River Assembly’s three-week riverside educational program for fourth-graders, kicks off Sept. 23. Volunteers are needed to guide small groups of students through activities that explore the woods and river through hands-on experiences. On-site training and orientation is provided and no experience is necessary. For questions, contact Erin Jobe.

10/28 – VOLUNTEER AT HILLSBOROUGH’S RIVER PARK CONCERT

River Park Concert is a free outdoor live music event in downtown Hillsborough, North Carolina (just north of Chapel Hill). The concert is noon – 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28 and is solely run by volunteers. Some shifts start at 9 a.m. while others end at 9 .pm. Sign up for a volunteer assignment and shift or learn more at the Hillsborough Arts Council.

Carolina Swim Clinic volunteers needed

Carolina Swim Clinic provides swimming lessons to children from families in the Chapel Hill area who cannot afford swimming lessons. Lessons are offered Sundays 1 – 2 p.m. or 2 – 3 p.m. Volunteers are also needed for English tutoring that is offered to Spanish-speaking parents during swimming lesson times. For questions or if interested, contact carolinaswimclinic@gmail.com.

Volunteer with Compass Center

Compass Center for Women and Families is recruiting for a variety volunteer and intern positions. Most-needed positions include domestic violence advocates, Spanish interpreters, information and referral support, IPV community educators, career program volunteers and childcare volunteers. For more information, email volunteer@compassctr.org.

COACH WITH GIRLS ON THE RUN

Girls on the Run of the Triangle needs women coaches to serve as role models and mentors for girls in third to eighth grades. The program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. No previous running or coaching experience is required. Practices are held at local schools twice a week and the fall season runs from Sept. 25 to Dec. 9. Contact Hannah Robinson for more information.

PREPARING INTERNATIONAL TEACHING ASSISTANTS PROGRAM

The Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program (PITAP) seeks undergraduate students to become classroom consultants and/or conversation partners to work with graduate students who are international teaching assistants (ITAs). Contribute to the quality of undergraduate education at UNC-Chapel Hill and learn about other cultures. The time commitment is 10 – 15 hours per semester. All majors are welcome. Email brybar@unc.edu for details.

YOUTH SOCCER COACHES NEEDED

Rainbow Soccer needs volunteer coaches for its youth teams for players ages 3 – 14. Coaching opportunities are for one, two and three hours per week. Some soccer experience or experience working with youth is preferred. The season is Sept. 5 – Nov. 4. Volunteers can coach with a friend. Register at Rainbow Soccer or contact Karen Aldridge for more information.

CAROLINA CORRECTIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

The Correctional Education Program seeks tutors for its for-credit UNC courses offered in state prisons. Tutors work with students on essay development and composition, and practice speeches for a public speaking class. Terms last eight weeks and tutoring sessions are one weeknight a week from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Tutoring is offered in six prisons that range from fifteen minutes to an hour away from UNC-Chapel Hill. For more information, contact Raphael Ginseberg.

COACHES NEEDED FOR YOUTH BASKETBALL

Carrboro Recreation & Parks needs coaches for youth basketball. Coaches interact with players 6 to 15 years old, parents and recreation staff. Coaches also teach proper playing skills and fundamentals, sportsmanship and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and games. The program runs mid-October through February. Volunteers are needed for three hours per week. If interested, contact Craig Wolfe or call 919-918-7376.

A HELPING HAND SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

A Helping Hand, a nonprofit serving seniors and adults with disabilities, hosts a fun, eye-opening and rewarding volunteer experience. This is a great opportunity for college students and graduates interested in psychology, healthcare-related or social work careers. Visit A Helping Hand for details. Please note that a car is required.

HELP TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES

Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Adapted Recreation & Inclusion needs volunteers to help teens and young adults with special needs/disabilities during an evening of games and socializing. Game night is 6 – 8:30 p.m. the third Saturday each month at Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson Street in Chapel Hill. Volunteers must commit 10 days in advance. Volunteers are also needed to help a children with special needs/disabilities learn to swim. Volunteers work one-on-one in the pool assisting swimmers in practicing what the instructor teaches. Volunteers do not need to know how to teach swimming. Class times are Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. and/or 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Sept. 13 – Oct. 11 at Homestead Aquatics Center, 300 Aquatics Drive (Homestead Road and MLK Boulevard. For details, contact Marian Kaslovsky.

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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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