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Public Service News 6/17/19
June 17, 2019

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, please visit ccps.unc.edu. Join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement or follow us on Twitter at UNC Public Service.

Table of Contents

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
For first-year students! APPLES Service-Learning Initiative applications open
Faculty/Instructors – Do you need funds to start/improve a service-learning course?
Updates for disaster relief and recovery: Announcing grants to support disaster recovery projects!

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
Carolina Campus Community Garden seeks a Social Media Intern for the 2019-20 Academic Year

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Town of Carrboro needs volunteers for July 4th Celebration
Orange County needs volunteers for Community Health Assessment
Refugee and Immigrant Summer Enrichment Camp needs volunteers
Afterschool Art and More needs summer camp volunteers
Writing Wonders needs summer camp volunteers
Youth Flag Football Coaches Needed
Youth Baseball Coaches Needed
Edible Campus UNC Needs Volunteers
Blood Donation Center Needs Platelet Donors

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

For first-year students! APPLES Service-Learning Initiative applications open
Incoming first-year students are invited to apply for the Service-Learning Initiative: Launch (SLI), an immersive three-day service experience before the start of fall-semester classes. Students learn about public service and community engagement at Carolina while volunteering with local organizations and getting to know other students who are interested in service. To apply, visit the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by July 12.

Faculty/Instructors – Do you need funds to start/improve a service-learning course?
Applications are currently open for faculty and instructors to apply for a Course Development Grant. These awards of up to $5,000 are provided to develop a new or modify an existing service-learning course. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

Updates for disaster relief and recovery: Announcing grants to support disaster recovery projects!
Over the last two years hurricanes have resulted in long-term impact on communities across North Carolina that will take years of recovery. The Carolina Center for Public Service encourages students, staff and faculty to continue exploring ways to assist in the recovery efforts. The Center manages a Disaster Relief Fund to support hurricane recovery efforts in North Carolina. Grants of up to $5,000 are available to enable project-based public service efforts by UNC-Chapel Hill students, staff and faculty. For the Request for Proposals (RFP), go to the CCPS application and nomination portal. Through this RFP, CCPS encourages the Carolina community to think creatively about how it can contribute its resources and expertise to assist in the recovery. All projects should be conducted with a community partner and address a stated need of the community. While proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis, CCPS will review project grants quarterly at the following deadlines: May 31, August 30, December 5, and February 28. For questions, contact Kate Palmer at kate.palmer@unc.edu or 919-843-6616.

Additionally, if you would like to submit an application for a disaster relief trip, the CCPS has limited funds available to support campus efforts. Grants for relief trips for up to $1,000 are still available and Carolina students, faculty or staff can submit applications through the CCPS application and nomination portal. Faculty and staff may be eligible to use any available Community Service Leave hours for relief trips dedicated to areas affected by Hurricane Florence.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Carolina Campus Community Garden seeks a Social Media Intern for the 2019-20 Academic Year
Do you have an eye for nature and design? Interested in social media? Want to gain valuable communication experience and give back to the community? Carolina Campus Community Garden is seeking a Social Media Intern for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year. Prospective interns should be knowledgeable in creating and editing WordPress pages and the upkeep of social media pages for public relations and advertising purposes. To learn more about the position, check the Garden’s Facebook page or contact Claire Lorch.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Town of Carrboro needs volunteers for July 4th Celebration
Carrboro Recreation and Parks seeks volunteers for Annual July 4th Celebration to assist staff with fun and interactive children’s arts, crafts, games and tattoo booths. Children’s activities are located at the Carrboro Town Commons and Weaver Street Market. To participate, complete the volunteer application.

Orange County needs volunteers for Community Health Assessment
Orange County seeks volunteers to help with the data collection process for the county’s 2019 Community Health Assessment. Volunteers will go door-to-door to randomly selected households to get their opinions of the health of the county. Volunteers will receive first-hand Orange County public health experience with an opportunity to connect with community residents, training on the process, and a dry fit t-shirt. Volunteers are needed for the following dates and times: Saturday, June 22nd, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Thursday, June 27th, 12 – 5 p.m. Click here to access the volunteer sign-up form (or copy and paste this link in your browser https://forms.gle/kbSDUPEodwUPziDT7).

Refugee and Immigrant Summer Enrichment Camp needs volunteers
World Relief is currently seeking volunteers for our Refugee and Immigrant Summer Enrichment (RISE) Camp. RISE Camp is a great opportunity to practice language skills (especially Arabic, Swahili or French) while promoting equity by helping refugee and immigrant youth combat summer learning loss. If you are interested in volunteering or finding out more, check out the website or contact Delaney Welsh.

Afterschool Art and More needs summer camp volunteers
Seeking volunteers who enjoy working with children (ages 5-11) in a cool, organized and relaxing environment. The writing camp runs from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and the art camp runs from 12:30 – 4 p.m. The camps are held at Christ United Methodist Church in Southern Village. Volunteers are needed for the weeks of July 22-26, July 29-Aug 2 and Aug 19-23. If interested please submit a cover letter and three references to afterschoolartandmore@gmail.com. For more information visit http://www.afterschoolartandmore.com/.

Writing Wonders needs summer camp volunteers
Seeking volunteers who enjoy working with children (ages 5-11) in a cool, organized and relaxing environment. The writing camp runs from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and the art camp runs from 12:30 – 4 p.m. The camps are held at Christ United Methodist Church in Southern Village. Volunteers are needed for the weeks of July 22-26, July 29-Aug 2 and Aug 19-23. If interested please submit a cover letter and three references to writingwondersandmore@gmail.com. For more information visit http://www.writingwondersandmore.com/.

Youth Flag Football Coaches Needed
Carrboro Recreation & Parks is seeking Youth Flag Football Coaches. Ideal candidates should have a passion for flag football, experience relating to youth and good communication skills to effectively correspond with parents and recreation department staff. If interested, contact Craig Wolfe or call 919-918-7376.

Youth Baseball Coaches Needed
Carrboro Recreation & Parks is seeking Youth Baseball Coaches. Ideal candidates should have a passion for baseball, experience relating to youth and good communication skills to effectively correspond with parents and recreation department staff. If interested, contact Craig Wolfe or call 919-918-7376.

Edible Campus UNC Needs Volunteers
Volunteer with Edible Campus UNC this summer! Volunteer workdays will be held throughout the summer on Mondays and Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. at the big Edible Campus Garden behind Davis Library. Other opportunities are available if you can’t make that time. E-mail Miah Araba at ediblecampusunc@gmail.com if you have questions.

Blood Donation Center Needs Platelet Donors
The UNC Blood Donation Center is in urgent need of platelet donors this summer. The center is located on the third floor of the NC Cancer Hospital and has snacks, drinks, free parking, and more! Sign up today at www.tinyurl.com/donateplatelets. Bring one friend and get free movie tickets or bring two or three friends and get free pizza! For questions, contact Trilby.norton@unchealth.unc.edu or call (984) 974-8290.

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