Public Service News 10/29/18

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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

As the UNC community continues efforts to help with Hurricane Florence, details will be shared through the Carolina Center for Public Service and its Hurricane Florence webpage. 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@unc.edu. To sign up for the university’s Hurricane Relief Listserv, send your name and email to ccps@unc.edu.

Support for students affected by Hurricane Florence
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has launched the Florence Student Emergency Fund and the Student Success Hub for Florence Recovery, providing support to students affected by Hurricane Florence.

The fund helps those who face financial hardships as a result of Hurricane Florence. The hub has specially trained teams that will work with students to develop plans to meet their needs. Interested UNC-Chapel Hill students should visit the Student Success Hub in the Carolina Union room 2416, call 919-843-0145, or send an email to florence@unc.edu. The fund and the hub are 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. Donate to the Florence Student Emergency Fund here.

Community Service Leave for faculty and staff
For relief trips to areas affected by Hurricane Florence, faculty and staff may be eligible to use any available Community Service Leave hours as outlined by Human Resources. Learn more about the temporary expansion of support for state employees who volunteer with storm-related relief efforts here.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

11/5 – Alternative Spring Break applications

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
11/4 – Alpha Phi Omega Community Engagement Grant
12/11 – Spring internship with A Helping Hand

EVENTS & MEETINGS
10/23-11/12 – McNair Scholars Program Interest Sessions
10/29 – CEF’s Piggy Bank Bash
11/2 – Princeton in Asia fellowship

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
10/30 – Be a summer camp leader with Overland
11/10 – Volunteer with Splash UNC
Ring the kettle with The Salvation Army
Disaster relief with All Hands and Hearts
Bake with Challah for Hunger
Volunteer to lead children’s initiatves

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

11/5 – Alternative Spring Break applications
The APPLES Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program takes place during the spring semester and includes an immersive experience during spring break as well as classroom interaction through a two-credit hour, pass/fail course (HBEH 610). The spring 2019 course will meet at 5 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. Applications are due on Nov 5. Apply on the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

11/4 – Alpha Phi Omega Community Engagement Grant
The UNC Alpha Phi Omega chapter is offering a Community Engagement Grant; four $1,000 grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations in the the Triangle, including Chapel Hill. Nonprofits that are awarded a grant will send a representative to attend the semi-annual Philanthropy Night in November. Apply for the grant on Alpha Phi’s online form and email Julie Nguyen with inquiries..

12/11 – Spring internship with A Helping Hand
A Helping Hand hosts a Pre-Health Service Learning Internship program and is seeking interns for Spring 2019. Interns gain hands-on experience working one-on-one with older adults and adults with disabilities. A minimum of 90 hours of volunteerism is required, along with training and access to a car. Applications or questions can be submitted on A Helping Hand’s website by Dec. 11.

EVENTS AND MEETINGS

10/23-11/12 – McNair Scholars Program Interest Sessions
The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program is a federal TRiO program designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. Interest meetings will be held at 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 30, Nov. 8 and Nov. 12 in Murphey Hall, Room 104. Email Deonte Barfield with inquiries.

10/29 – CEF’s Piggy Bank Bash
Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) supports over 1,000 members in Durham and Orange Counties experiencing homelessness or financial insecurity to gain jobs, secure housing and build savings. CEF’s Piggy Bank Bash fundraiser is from 6 – 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 at GRUB Durham, located at 1200 West Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC 27701. There will be food, drink and opportunities to learn about CEF’s work and mission. Go to the CEF website to purchase tickets.

11/2 – Princeton in Asia fellowship
Princeton in Asia offers year-long fellowships in 22 Asian countries and regions for graduating seniors. Fellows will work in fields such as education, environmental sustainability, economic development, public health and peace. For the 2019-2020 academic year, Princeton in Asia expects to offer 145 fellowships. Applications for the fellowship are due on Nov. 2 and can be submitted on the Princeton in Asia website.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/30 – Lead summer camp with Overland
Overland is an organization that hosts summer programs for students grades four through twelve. Depending on the age group, the programs take place around the world. Overland is in search of leaders that are college students or recent graduates who can help guide summer programs. For those interested in becoming an Overland leader, an information session is being held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30 in the Student Union. Email Bri Jones to RSVP or set up an informational interview.

11/10 – Volunteer with Splash UNC
Splash UNC is seeking for volunteers for the fall 2018 program, which will be held on Nov. 10. Volunteers will help students navigate campus, hand out pizza at lunch and help with the logistical operations of the day. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and lunch during the program. To register and find more information, go to the Splash UNC website.

12/27-1/5 – Bamboo and Agroforestry Winter Break in Ecuador
The Regeneration Field Institute is holding a winter session regeneration and architecture trip to Ecuador after a devastating earthquake. Students will learn about the power of sustainability and environmental design while building a pavilion for a school. The winter session is held from Dec. 27 – Jan. 5, 2019. Register on The Regeneration Field Institute’s website.

Ring the kettle with The Salvation Army
The Red Kettle is the largest fundraising opportunity for The Salvation Army of Durham to raise money for its social services programs, such as The Boys & Girls Club. Volunteers are needed for kettle ringing to contribute to fundraising efforts. Sign up on the Red Kettle online form.

Disaster relief with All Hands and Hearts
All Hands and Hearts is a disaster relief organization that is helping those affected by Hurricane Florence. All Hands and Hearts is seeking volunteers to contribute to its service efforts. Housing and meals are provided for volunteers and no construction experience required. To sign up, go to the All Hands and Hearts 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.

Volunteer to lead children’s initiatives
The East Durham Children’s Initiative runs two Youth Leadership Councils that address public safety, social-emotional health and wellness topics. Volunteers are needed to help the program by leading class activities and participating in field trips for elementary and middle school students. Programs are held at Neal Middle School from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at Maureen Joy Charter School from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Visit the East Durham Children’s Initiative website to sign up to volunteer.

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