Public Service News 10/16/2017

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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 and Hurricane Irma disaster response, 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. For updates on UNC’s efforts, visit Hurricane Matthew disaster relief.

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.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

10/23 – Bryan Fellowship applications
11/6 – APPLES Alternative Spring Break applications
11/17 – APPLES community partner summit internship applications
12/1 – Disaster relief trip

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

11/6 – Jesuit Volunteer Corps recruiting
11/9 – Parents Council Grant application
12/1 – MedServe application

EVENTS & MEETINGS

10/20 – Seminar Series on Engaged Scholarship
11/14 – 15 – UNC Passport Drive
Relationship violence awareness course

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/16 – 11/7 – Volunteer with Kids Voting Durham
11/4 – FEMMES camp counselors needed
Assistant soccer coaches needed
Sli seeks childcare volunteers
Volunteer abroad with AIESEC

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

10/23 – BRYAN FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS

APPLES Service-Learning’s Robert E. Bryan Fellowship 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.

11/6 APPLES ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK APPLICATIONS

Applications are open for APPLES Alternative Spring Break, which takes place in the spring semester through both classroom interaction and an immersive experience for eight days during spring break in March. Participants attend classroom sessions that prepare them to engage in discussion and service centered on their chosen focus area: Latinx communities, rural communities, urban communities, civil rights and disaster relief. In this two-credit hour course (HBEH 610), students examine theories behind community service, coalition building, community asset development as well as specific needs and assets of the communities where they volunteer. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Nov. 6.

11/17 – APPLES community partner summer 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 open to full-time undergraduates and 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 summer internship applications are due Nov. 17. Learn more about hosting an intern.

12/1 – Disaster relief trip

The Carolina Center for Public Service continues to organize campus-wide relief trips to assist in the rebuilding process after Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. These trips are for UNC staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. The next trip is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1. For details, FAQs and registration forms, visit UNC disaster relief trips.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

11/6 – Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest recruitment

The Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest will be on campus Monday, Nov. 6 for recruitment. JVC Northwest places and supports full-time Jesuit Volunteer (JV)/AmeriCorps members for a year of service focusing on the values of community, simple living, spirituality, and social and ecological justice. JVs live in intentional communities in urban and rural locales in Arkansas, Oregon, Washington, Montana and Indiana. Contact recruiter Megan Harsh to schedule a time to meet and visit JVC Northwest to learn more.

11/9 – PARENTS COUNCIL GRANT APPLICATION

The Parents Council is accepting applications for grants, awarded annually to UNC offices and student organizations to support new and innovative programs or events that benefit undergraduate students. Since its inception in 1985, these grants have provided more than $1.7 million dollars to enhance the quality of undergraduate student life and learning at Carolina. Apply at Parents Council Grant Program by Nov. 9.

12/1 – MEDSERVE APPLICATION

MedServe is looking for students pursuing careers in medicine for its fellows program. MedServe places future physicians in clinics with primary care physicians across rural and underserved communities in North Carolina. During the two-year program, fellows work in both a clinical role and community role. Apply online or visit MedServe to learn more.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

10/20 – Seminar Series on Engaged Scholarship

The 2009 UNC Task Force on Future Promotion and Tenure Policies and Practices, and the 2016 Provost’s Task Force on Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure both underscored the importance of exploring engaged scholarship at the disciplinary level and developing standards and examples that can be helpful in the documentation and assessment of engaged scholarship. Using a guide developed by the 2016 Task Force, seminar participants will discuss the similarities and variation of engaged scholarship across disciplines. The presentation is 9:45 a.m. – 11:30, Friday, Oct. 20 in Dey Hall’s Toy Lounge. Sign in and refreshments begin at 9:30 a.m. Register at UNC Event Registration.

11/14 – 15 – UNC PASSPORT DRIVE

UNC Global will host its annual Global Passport Drive 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Nov. 14 and 15 in the FedEx Global Education Center, room 4003. Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on campus to accept passport applications, renewal applications and to answer questions. Passport photos can be taken at the event for $7 (cash or check only) by UNC One Card office staff or before the event at the UNC One Card office. Applications are available at the event or can be downloaded.

RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE AWARENESS ONLINE COURSE

The LGBTQ Center and Student Wellness offers a free online course about creating and sustaining healthy relationships. The modules focus on the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/trans, intersex, queer, questioning, two-spirit and same gender loving communities. The course is open to those who want to strengthen their relationship skills or support others’ relationships. Contact Izzie Hirschy with questions.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/16 – 11/7 – Volunteer with Kids Voting Durham

Help children learn about voting and the democratic process through the Kids Voting Durham program. The busy season for Kids Voting Durham is from now until early November. Volunteers are needed to assist on Nov. 7 as well as in office from Oct. 16 – Nov. 7. For more information, contact Carolyn Kreuger. Visit Kids Voting Durham for more information.

FEMMES camp counselors needed

Female counselors are needed from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 4 for FEMMES 2017. FEMMES camp is a one-day camp for young girls to learn about science-related fields and see that they could have a STEM career. Volunteers do not need a science background to participate and all types of volunteers are welcome. There is one required meeting prior to the camp. For questions or if interested, contact UNC FEMMES.

ASSISTANT SOCCER COACHES NEEDED

Rainbow Soccer needs volunteer assistant coaches for its youth teams. Teams practice Mondays at 5 p.m. and play games on Saturdays with the season ending on Nov. 4. Participant age range is 4-12 years old. Previous experience playing soccer and working with youth is preferred but not required. Spanish fluency is a plus. Register online to be an assistant coach or contact Karen Aldridge with any questions.

SLI SEEKS CHILDCARE VOLUNTEERS

N.C. Sli is a high school scholars program for Latinx high school students attending public schools in Chatham, Durham, Lee and Orange counties. Volunteers are needed to provide childcare so that parents can participate in workshops related to college access. Apply at NC Sli. For questions, contact Gina Aliaga.

VOLUNTEER ABROAD WITH AIESEC

Volunteer abroad with AIESEC, the world’s largest youth-led nonprofit that focuses on developing youth leadership through cross-cultural exchanges. This coming summer, volunteers will go to Peru, Romania, Thailand, Argentina and Mexico. If interested, schedule a meeting with AIESEC Chapel Hill or email Shannon Wu with any questions.

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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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