Public Service News 10/01/18

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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, 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.

Hurricane Florence

Fill the Truck Round 2
In response to continued requests from affected areas, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is hosting Fill the Truck Round 2, a supply drive to collect specific items for locations that were hardest-hit by Hurricane Florence.

Please note updated date and time as of Oct. 3.

Where:

    Williamson Parking Lot, located directly across the street from the Dean E. Smith Center.

When:

  • Monday, Oct. 8, 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7:30 a.m. – noon

People may also bring donation items to collection sites from now until Oct. 8. The collection sites include:

  • Campus Y
  • Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • School of Social Work
  • Biology Department in Coker Hall Lobby
  • Carolina Center for Public Service

Requested items include:

  • Mosquito repellent
  • Cleaning supplies (mops, brooms, dust pans, face masks, sponges, buckets, spray bottles, wipes)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Dry cereal, cereal bars
  • Paper goods (napkins, plates, cups, knives, spoons)
  • Feminine products
  • Adult diapers
  • Quart-sized and gallon-sized food storage bags

The supply drive does NOT need water, baby supplies, clothing or used/open containers.

For more information about disaster relief and volunteering, visit the CCPS website.

Florence Student Emergency Fund
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has launched the Florence Student Emergency Fund to provide support to students who face financial hardships as a result of Hurricane Florence. UNC-Chapel Hill students should contact the Student Success Hub in Room 2416 or send an email florence@unc.edu if they wish to take advantage of the new fund. The Hub has specially trained teams that will work with students to develop plans to meet their needs. The fund is open to all enrolled students, including undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

The initiative is a $2 million fund, where $1 million is being raised through a philanthropic match. Visit the website to donate to the Florence Student Emergency Fund.

Table of Contents

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
10/12 – Alternative Winter Break applications
10/16 – CarolinaServes: Fair
10/22 – Bryan Fellowship applications

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
10/2 – Princeton in Asia fellowship
10/15 – Fellowship with Lead for America
10/25 – Receive funding for a project with Kenan Biddle Partnership

EVENTS & MEETINGS
10/3 – Design thinking workshop
11/9 – Engaged Scholar Writing Retreat

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
10/2-24 – Carolina Meadows Retirement Community needs volunteers
10/4 – Address information needs of Chantham County
10/5 – Fall festival seeks volunteers
10/12-14 – Tar Heel Service Day
Give tours with Cooking Matters at the Store
Volunteer in Peru with SKIP
UNC Institute of Politics fall opportunities
Provide essential service for at-risk adults
Bake with Challah for Hunger
Coach basketball with the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department
Teach children how to eat healthy
UNC Blood Donation Center provides service hours

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

10/12 – Alternative Winter Break applications
Alternative Winter Break (AWB) typically lasts six days while the university is closed between the fall and spring semesters. Students work with experienced community partners and reflect upon their learning experiences. There is a $75 non-refundable fee associated with AWB and need-based financial assistance may be available upon request. AWB does not have an academic course connection and does not fulfill the experiential education requirement. Find more information and the application on the CCPS website.

10/16 – CarolinaServes: Fair
The Carolina Center for Public Service and UNC Student Government’s Community Service Committee will host the CarolinaServes: Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 in the Pit. Local nonprofit and UNC-CH organizations are invited to share community involvement opportunities with students, faculty and staff. Organizations interested in participating in this year’s CarolinaServes: Fair should complete the online registration form by Friday, Oct. 12. Contact Luisa Brooks with any questions.

10/22 – 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 2019 Bryan Fellowships are accepted until Oct. 22 through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

9/30 Live in Asia with the Luce Scholars Program
The Luce Scholars Program will fund and help college seniors and recent graduates in the search for an individualized professional experience, in fields such as the arts, journalism, law, science, public health and environmental studies. College seniors, graduate students and young professionals are eligible to apply. Applications open on Sept. 19 and are due by Sept. 30. Find more information about the required documents on the Luce Scholars Program website.

10/15 Fellowship with Lead for America
Lead for America is a two-year paid fellowship in local government that places recent college graduates in communities struggling to attract and retain talent. For the first class, 40 Fellows will be placed in North Carolina and 10 fellows will be placed in their hometowns across the country. The deadline for early application is Oct. 15 and the deadline for regular application is Jan. 1. For more information and to apply, visit Lead for America’s website or contact Kinsey Morrison for inquiries.

10/25 – Receive funding for a project with Kenan Biddle Partnership
The Kenan Biddle Partnership invites students from Duke University and UNC-CH to collaborate on project ideas. Projects focus on innovative solutions to social or environmental issues within college campuses, the Triangle or beyond. Students can receive up to $12,500 for their projects. Apply for funding by Oct. 25 on the Kenan Biddle Partnership website.

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EVENTS AND MEETINGS

10/3 – Design thinking workshop
Promoting Innovations + Collaborations in Health and UNC-CH’s Design for America chapter is holding a design workshop for those interested in medicine and access to healthcare. The workshop will be at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 in McGavran-Greenburg Hall, room 2306. Pizza will be provided. Register for the meeting using the online form.

11/9 – Engaged Scholar Writing Retreat
The Duke Faculty Write Program and the Forum for Scholars and Publics is sponsoring the Engaged Scholars Writing Retreat, tailored for faculty who are teaching service-learning, community-based research or looking to advance their own scholarship. The retreat provides a writing community where participants are given time to write on their project and discuss project topics. The retreat is free and there are 25 spaces available. Apply on the Duke University website.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/2-24 – Carolina Meadows Retirement Community needs volunteers
Carolina Meadows Retirement Community is a nursing home-like organization and in search of volunteers that will care for and interact with the residents.  A background check, drug test, tuberculosis test and flu shot are required. Email Kris O’Keefe to register for orientation. Orientations will be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 2, 3 p.m. on Oct. 11, 10 a.m. on Oct. 16 or 3 p.m. on Oct. 24.

10/4 – Address information needs of Chantham County  
OurChatham is a newly-launched news service that aims to serve people who live, work and play in one of North Carolina’s most dynamic counties, Chantham County. The project needs volunteers interested in journalism, public policy or community organizing to work in Reese News Labs to develop an idea for a product that fills the unmet information needs of Chantham county. An interest meeting is being held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4 in Carroll Hall, Room 11. To apply to work with OurChantham, submit the online application.

10/5 – Fall festival seeks volunteers  
The Parent Teacher Organization for Alexander Wilson Elementary needs volunteers for the annual fall festival from 6 – 8 p.m. on October 5. The school is located 30 minutes from the UNC-CH campus. Volunteers will help run concession tables, bouncy houses, face painting, cake walk and games. Email Alexander Wilson Elementary with your name, availability and area of interest.

10/12-14 – Tar Heel Service Day
Tar Heel Service Day 2018 projects will take place from Friday, Oct. 12 to Sunday, Oct. 14. Tar Heels throughout the world will refurbish schools, plant flowers, deliver meals and more, all in honor of University Day. Register a project for Tar Heel Service Day with the General Alumni Association. For project ideas, see 100 ways you can serve.

Give tours with Cooking Matters at the Store
UNC Flourish provides low-income individuals the knowledge and skills needed for eating healthy. Volunteer will lead tours in a grocery store while teaching participants about nutrition and shopping on a budget. Tours are held multiple times a month at Food Lion. Sign up for a training session on the UNC Flourish online application and email UNC Flourish with inquiries.

Volunteer in Peru with SKIP
Supporting Kids in Peru (SKIP) is a charity organization that works with disadvantaged families in an impoverished district of the city of Trujillo, Peru. The program focuses on the educational, economic, emotional and social development of each child and family. There are several volunteer opportunities such as psychology assistant, English teacher and art volunteer. Email Heather Crouch to apply.

UNC Institute of Politics fall opportunities
The Institute of Politics (IOP) engages and inspires students to pursue careers in politics and public service. The IOP offers students a range of non-partisan civic opportunities through programs such as Civics in the Triangle, Tech Team and the Carolina Political Review. Apply at The Institute of Politics website or receive more information by signing up for the newsletter.

Provide essential service for at-risk adults
A Helping Hand and Canopy of Carol Woods are local nonprofit home care organizations. Both are working together to offer care to older adults and adults with disabilities. Individuals with compassionate dispositions, and primarily CNAs, are needed to provide essential services to at-risk adults. To apply, go to A Helping Hand’s website.

Bake with Challah for Hunger
Challah for Hunger is an organization that bakes and sells challah, then donates the proceeds to Carolina Cupboard, an organization that provides hunger relief to the UNC-CH campus. Challah for Hunger bakes different flavors of challah weekly. To sign up to bake or sell, visit the Challah For Hunger online form or visit the Challah for Hunger website for more information.

Coach basketball with the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department
The Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is looking for volunteer coach applicants for the 2018 – 2019 Youth Basketball Program. Coaches must be able to organize practices, prepare for games and communicate effectively with players, parents, and Recreation Department staff. Volunteers can coach for either 6-8, 9-10 or 13-15 age groups. For more information contact Craig Wolfe.

Teach children how to eat healthy
TABLE teaches children in the community about healthy eating and how to prepare healthy snacks through its SnackChef program. The program takes place once per week during Chapel Hill and Carrboro’s after school programs to provide fun and interactive nutrition education for at-risk children. The volunteer shifts last around two hours and are during the afternoon. For more inquiries or to apply, email Michelle Perry.

UNC Blood Donation Center provides service hours
After Hurricane Florence, many appointments for blood donation were cancelled at the UNC Blood Donation Center. All platelet donations go to the patients at UNC Hospitals. Volunteers who donate platelets will receive two service hours and if a friend is brought along, free movie tickets will be awarded. If two or three friends are brought along, free pizza will be awarded. Make an appointment on the UNC Blood Donation Center website.

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UNC DISASTER RELIEF

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 Hurricane Florence, details will be shared through the Carolina Center for Public Service and its disaster relief webpage. The North Carolina community continues to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew. If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus, or if you are organizing efforts to help, send an email to CCPS.

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