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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
EVENTS & MEETINGS
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
10/18 – Motivators needed for color run
11/4 – FEMMES camp counselors needed
Assistant soccer coaches needed
Sli seeks childcare volunteers
Volunteer abroad with AIESEC
Volunteer with Challah for Hunger
OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
10/9 – APPLES SPRING INTERNSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE
APPLES Service-Learning spring internship applications are now open for students to apply and work for community or government organizations during the spring semester. Students commit to working 150 hours (10-12 hours per week) and earn three hours of academic course credit alongside a $1,200 stipend. Internship positions fall within various fields including public relations, outreach and development, event coordination, education, public policy and administration. For more information, visit APPLES Spring Internships.
10/13 – APPLES ALTERNATIVE WINTER BREAK APPLICATIONS
Applications are open for APPLES Alternative Winter Break. During the break experience, students apply what they learn about the focus areas and communities at different sites through direct and indirect service as well as advocacy work. Consider spending part of your winter break traveling to another community to learn and serve. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Oct. 13.
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.
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
10/31 – TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP
Truman Scholarship applications are open for third-year students planning careers in public service. Truman Scholars receive $30,000 for their graduate studies geared toward public service. The deadline to apply for UNC endorsement is Oct. 31. Learn more and apply at Honors Carolina. Contact Maggie Douglas with questions.
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 the state. During the two-year program, fellows work in both a clinical role and community role. Apply online or visit MedServe to learn more.
CAROLINA UNITED CO-DIRECTOR APPLICATION
Carolina United, a program ascribing to a broad definition of diversity and leadership, brings together students from all walks of life and types of campus involvement to challenge themselves in an environment of growth where they learn how to better themselves and their community. Co-director applications are being accepted for the 2018 cycle. For questions and to access the application, contact Carolina.United@gmail.com.
EVENTS & MEETINGS
10/12 – 15 – Tar Heel Service Day
Tar Heel Service Day 2017 is Thursday, Oct. 12 to Sunday, Oct. 15. 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.
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.
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
10/18 – MOTIVATORS NEEDED FOR COLOR RUN
The Cardinal Charter Academy will host its first fun run/color run 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in Cary. The school is looking for motivators to encourage the students participating and throw colors at the end of the run. Interested volunteers should contact Tabitha Jackson.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
VOLUNTEER WITH CHALLAH FOR HUNGER
CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB
The Carolina Center for Public Service (wccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley 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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