Public Service News 10/8/18

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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. The purpose of the supply drive is to collect specific items for Jones County and the Coharie and Waccamaw Siouan Tribes, communities heavily affected by Hurricane Florence. For more information about disaster relief and volunteering, visit the CCPS website. 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.

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. and Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7:30 a.m. – noon.

People may also bring donation items to these collection sites until Monday, Oct. 8.:

  • 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:

  • 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.

October 19 Relief Trip

The group will leave from UNC’s campus at 7:30 a.m. and return by 6:30 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. The exact location is to be determined, but transportation will be provided to eastern NC. Details about tasks and any specific clothing or supplies needed by volunteers will be communicated prior to the trip.

Sign up to volunteer.

Note that for this and other relief trips, 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. For more information on campus relief efforts, visit the Hurricane Florence webpage. 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 to provide support to students who face financial hardships as a result of 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. Visit the website to donate to the Florence Student Emergency Fund.

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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

10/15 – Fellowship with Lead for America
10/25 – Receive funding for a project with Kenan Biddle Partnership

EVENTS & MEETINGS

11/2 – Princeton in Asia fellowship
11/9 – Engaged Scholar Writing Retreat

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/2-24 – Carolina Meadows Retirement Community needs volunteers
10/12-14 – Tar Heel Service Day
10/13 – Durham Bowls needs volunteers
11/10 – Volunteer with Splash UNC
Help campers with horse riding
Basketball coaches needed for Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department
Provide essential service for at-risk adults
Bake with Challah for Hunger
Give tours with Cooking Matters at the Store

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

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

10/2 – 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.

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 3 p.m. on Oct. 11 or 3 p.m. on Oct. 24.

10/12-14 – Tar Heels 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.

10/13 – Durham Bowls needs volunteers
Durham Bowls is a competition where chefs and school nutrition managers form teams to develop recipes. The competition will be from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Scrap Exchange in Durham, North Carolina. Tastings of the recipes will be offered and volunteers receive free entry. To sign up as a volunteer, contact Linden Thayer.

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.

Help campers with horse riding
Vic’s Riders is a new therapeutic riding program from Victory Junction in Randleman, North Carolina. PATH certified instructors provide fun, safe and educational lessons to participants ages three-years-old and up that are diagnosed with chronic illnesses or disabilities, including cognitive, emotional, physical, developmental and/or behavioral. Volunteers can be horse leaders, side walkers or barn buddies. Visit the Vic’s Riders website to apply to volunteer.

Basketball coaches needed for Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department
The Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is in search of volunteer coaches for peewee basketball during 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. For more information email Craig Wolfe.

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.

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.

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