Public Service News 9/11/2017

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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 disaster response, details will be shared through the Carolina Center for Public Service and its Hurricane Harvey disaster relief webpage. The North Carolina community continues to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew. For ways the UNC community is involved with Hurricane Matthew recovery, visit the Center’s Hurricane Matthew disaster relief webpage.

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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/13 – Celebrate APPLES Day
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
Disaster relief trips

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Web-development internship
Arts For Life intern and volunteer opportunities

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/11 – Human Rights and Antisemitism
9/20 – Hurricane Matthew update, Adopt-a-Home briefing
9/20 – Public Service Fair

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/12 & 13 – Be a school volunteer
9/18 – Volunteer for Refugee Health Initiative
9/18 – Special Olympics seeks swim coaches
Refugee Community Partnership volunteers needed
Volunteer soccer coaches needed
Volunteer with Challah For Hunger
Carolina Meadows volunteer opportunities
Upward Bound mentors
English teaching opportunity with Enrich ELL
First Look volunteer guides needed
Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/13 Celebrate APPLES Day

Help APPLES Service-Learning celebrate APPLES Day, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Polk Place. Snacks will be provided. For details, contact apples@unc.edu. Also check out the APPLES Day Snapchat filter!

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.

Disaster relief tripS

As we approach one year since Hurricane Matthew devastated eastern North Carolina and as we continue to see the impacts of Hurricane Harvey, please consider volunteering for relief efforts. The Carolina Center for Public Service is organizing campus-wide relief trips to continue 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. Trips are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Dec. 1. For details, FAQs and registration forms, visit UNC disaster relief trips.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Web-development internship

Undergraduate students with web-programing experience (html5, canvas and JavaScript) are invited to help develop dynamic visualization technologies for an NSF-funded project in the School of Education that improves science learning for underrepresented eighth-grade students. For details, visit NSF Making Science Visible Project. Apply at Making Science Visible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Arts For Life intern and volunteer opportunities

Arts For Life is a program dedicated to supporting pediatric patients and families through arts engagement in hospitals across North Carolina. Visit Arts for Life to learn about local volunteer and internship opportunities or contact Katharine Phlegar Broughton for more information.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/11 – Human Rights and Antisemitism

Kenneth L. Marcus, founding president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, will present a talk, Human Rights and Anti-Semitism in the Current Climate, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11 in the Genome Sciences Building, G100. RSVP for priority seating at North Carolina Hillel UNC- Chapel Hill.

9/20 – Hurricane matthew update, adopt-a-Home briefing

Since December 2016, the Carolina Center for Public Service has partnered with the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church (NCCUMC) to support Hurricane Matthew disaster relief efforts in Princeville, Lumberton and Fayetteville, North Carolina. In June, NCCUMC launched its Adopt-a-Home program to help displaced families in Lumberton. Organizational partners are needed to help get families back into their homes by volunteering labor and providing donations to purchase furniture, appliances and home furnishings. Join NCCUMC 9 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3503 for updates on Hurricane Matthew’s devastation, recovery efforts-to-date, details about the Adopt-a-Home program and the process for adopting a family. Register through UNC event registration.

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.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/12 & 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.

9/18 – Volunteer for refugee health initiative

UNC’s Refugee Health Initiative serves vulnerable refugees populations who have less access to health care services and health education. To volunteer, complete and submit the volunteer application by Sept. 18. RSVP for the interest meeting, 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 in Rosenau Hall. For questions, contact refugeehealth.unc@gmail.com.

9/18 – special olympics seeks swim coaches

Special Olympics Orange County seeks volunteer swim coaches for 100 students with special needs in kindergarten to 12th grade. Students range in skill level from first exposure in a pool to advanced swimmers and volunteers of all skill abilities are needed. Classes meet once per week 10 – 10:40 a.m. and 10:45 – 11:25 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 10:15 – 10:55 a.m. Thursday from Sept. 18 to Oct. 15. Contact Colleen Lanigan or call 919-968-2810 to volunteer.

Refugee community partnership volunteers needed

The Refugee Health Initiative at UNC serves vulnerable refugees populations who have less access to health care services and health education. To volunteer with the Refugee Health Initiative, complete and submit the volunteer application by Sept. 18. RSVP for the interest meeting, 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 in Rosenau Hall. For questions, contact refugeehealth.unc@gmail.com.

Volunteer soccer coaches needed

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

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.

CAROLINA MEADOWS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Carolina Meadows seeks volunteers to develop relationships with elderly residents as a friendly visitor, activities assistant or music and memory assistant. Volunteer slots fall within 9:30 a.m. – noon and 2 – 5 p.m. Volunteers must complete an orientation, background check, drug test, TB test and receive a fall flu shot. To volunteer, RSVP to Kris O’Keefe with your choice of orientation: Thurs. 9/14 3:00-4:30 p.m., Thurs. 9/21 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Wed. 9/27 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Upward Bound mentors

Upward Bound is looking for highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students who have a passion for working with high school students. Upward Bound mentors offer support and assistance to Upward Bound students on Saturdays during the academic year. For more information, contact Sabrina Donegan or call 919-962-1281.

English teaching opportunity with Enrich ELL

Enrich ELL, a UNC Campus Y organization, welcomes volunteers interested in teaching English to adults in the local community. No teaching experience or language skills are required. The time commitment is one to two hours per week on Monday and/or Wednesday. If interested, complete the volunteer application. For questions, email enrichenglishunc@gmail.com. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

First Look volunteer guides needed

First Look UNC-Chapel Hill exposes underserved middle school students to the idea of college; what it is, how to get there and why they need to go to college. About 5,000 middle school students visit the UNC campus every year. Volunteers are needed 11 a.m. – noon Tuesdays and 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Thursdays with a weekly commitment throughout the semester. All volunteers must complete 10 hours of training. If interested, visit UNC Event Registration for the four required training sessions. For questions, contact Daniel Dinkins.

Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center is accepting applications for its volunteer training. For information about volunteer positions, training schedules and how to apply, visit Orange County Rape Crisis Center. For questions, call 919-968-4647 or email info@ocrcc.org.

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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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