Public Service News 9/5/2017

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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

9/8 – APPLES community partner spring internship applications
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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Web-development internship
Arts For Life intern and volunteer opportunities

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/6 – Hurricane Harvey support and information session
9/6 – Carolina Conversations
9/20 – Public Service Fair

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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
9/18 – Volunteer for Refugee Health Initiative
9/19 – Carrboro Music Festival volunteers needed
10/28 – Volunteer at Hillsborough’s River Park Concert
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
Carolina Swim Clinic volunteers needed
Volunteer with Compass Center

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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.

9/13 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.

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

9/6 – Hurricane Harvey support and information session

A Hurricane Harvey support and information session will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 in 133 Rosenau Hall. The meeting will be led by Bill Gentry, M.P.A., director of executive master’s programs and director of the Community Preparedness and Disaster Management certificate program in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Given the devastation resulting from Hurricane Harvey, we would like to provide the opportunity for students, staff and faculty members to come together to share information and discuss ways that we, as a university, can provide assistance to those who have felt the impact of this terrible event, including ways we can connect with the larger university community around such efforts. A number of people in the UNC community have family and friends who live in the areas affected by the storm. We would like to learn more about how we can best provide support to them, as well.

9/6 – CAROLINA CONVERSATIONS

All UNC faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the first Carolina Conversations of the academic year, The First Amendment and Free Speech at UNC, 4 – 6 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Family Pleasants Room in Wilson Library. Discussion will explore what the First Amendment protects, what it does not protect and how it applies in a public university setting. Dr. G. Rumay Alexander, associate vice chancellor/chief diversity officer will moderate. Mark Merrit, vice chancellor and general counsel, will facilitate discussion. For more information, contact Julia Stroup.

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

9/9 – 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

The Hispanic Liaison needs volunteers for its fifth annual Hispanic Heritage month celebration Saturday, Sept. 16 in downtown Siler City, North Carolina. There will be food vendors, games for kids, folkloric dancing, information booths and more. Volunteers are needed for set up and during the celebration. For details, visit Hispanic Heritage Fiesta. If interested in volunteering, contact Janet Ramirez.

9/18 – Volunteer for Refugee Health Initiative

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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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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