Public Service News 11/12/18

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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 Relief

As the UNC community continues efforts to help with North Carolina’s hurricane relief efforts, 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.

Announcement of Relief Trip Grants
This fall’s hurricanes have had a long-term impact on North Carolina and recovery will take years. Students, staff and faculty continue to explore ways to assist in the recovery efforts. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the CCPS has limited funds available to support campus efforts. The grants are up to $1,000 for relief trips organized by UNC-Chapel Hill student, staff or faculty to affected areas.

Students and student organizations must have a faculty or staff member involved in the planning and committed to accompanying them on the trip. All trip proposals should be in direct response to the impact of the hurricane. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis and can be submitted through the Carolina Center for Public Service application portal.

APPLES Relief Trip to Lumberton, N.C.
APPLES Expeditions is hosting its final relief trip of the semester to Lumberton, N.C., to do clean-up work in houses affected by Hurricane Florence. The van will leave at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15. and will return to campus that night by 6:30 p.m. Transportation and lunch is provided. Sign up using the APPLES online portal.

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. UNC-Chapel Hill students who face financial hardships from disaster should visit the Student Success Hub in the Carolina Union room 2416, call 919-843-0145, or send an email to florence@unc.edu.

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

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
11/19 – Request a student intern
Course Development Grant

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
12/11 – Spring internship with A Helping Hand
1/7 – Entry level fellowship with Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

EVENTS & MEETINGS
11/12 – Roots and Routes: Daniel Trilling
11/26 – Roots and Routes: Miriam Ticktin

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
11/17- Hurricane Florence relief trip with APPLES
12/27-1/5 – Bamboo and Agroforestry Winter Break in Ecuador
2/15-16 – Provide housing for high school students for Catalyst Conference
Dance with Carolina For The Kids
Volunteers needed for Durham Art Walk
Raise money for scholarships at Carolina sporting events
Children’s Hospital Toy Drive

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

11/19 – Request a student intern
Applications are now open for community partners to request to host a student for APPLES Summer 2019 Internships. Student interns serve 320 hours (35 – 40 hours per week) for a stipend of $2,500 (host site is responsible for half). Applications are due Nov. 19 and partner organizations may apply through the APPLES Partner Portal.

Course Development Grant
Applications are currently open for faculty and instructors to apply for a Course Development Grant. These awards are up to $5,000 and are given to instructors for work with developing a new or modifying an existing service-learning course. Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline through the CCPS application and nomination portal.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

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.

1/7 – Entry level fellowship with Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation now has applications open for the ZSR Fellowship, a two-year, paid position for a recent graduate with interests in philanthropy, public policy, community service or the nonprofit sector. View the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation website for more details. The application is due at noon on Jan. 7, 2019. Email Bear Tose with inquiries.

EVENTS AND MEETINGS

11/12 – Roots and Routes: Daniel Trilling
The Kenan Institute for Ethics presents a talk with Daniel Trilling, an editor and author who has written extensively on refugees, migration, borders and nationalism in Europe. He is the author of “Lights in the Distance: Exile and Refuge at the Borders of Europe”. The event is from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 at Duke University, in The Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, West Duke, Room 101. Visit The Kenan Institute for Ethics website for more information.

11/26 – Roots and Routes: Miriam Ticktin
The Kenan Institute for Ethics presents a talk with Miriam Ticktin. Dr. Ticktin works at the intersections of the anthropology of medicine and science, law and transnational and postcolonial feminist theory. The event is from 5:30 p. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26 at Duke University, in The Ahmadieh Family Conference Room. Visit The Kenan Institute for Ethics website for more information.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

11/17- Hurricane Florence relief trip with APPLES
The last relief trip for the semester is going to be on Nov. 17 in Lumberton N.C. Please see the Hurricane Relief section above to sign up and find more information.

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.

2/14-15 – Provide housing for high school students for Catalyst Conference
Catalyst Conference is a weekend event held in February for high school students to learn about social justice and how to make a positive impact in their communities. The conference is in search of volunteers to house approximately 100 students for the nights of Feb. 15 and 16. Hours of housing provided receive credit as volunteer hours. Apply through the Catalyst Conference online form.

Dance with Carolina For The Kids
Carolina For The Kids is currently registering dancers for the annual UNC Dance Marathon, a 24-hour celebration of the year-long fundraising efforts to support the patients and families of UNC Children’s Hospital. The marathon participants commit to raise $200 by March 3, 2019, and stand for 12 or 24 hours to show support for the patients. Sign up by Nov. 9 through the Carolina For The Kids Website.

Volunteers needed for Durham Art Walk
The Durham Art Walk Holiday Market is a fine arts and crafts events that is located in downtown Durham and is in search of volunteers to work the event. The event is from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. There will be local artists, music and shopping venues. Volunteers can sign up on the Durham Art Walk online portal.

Raise money for scholarships at Carolina sporting events
The Motley-Totz Foundation is in search of volunteers to help raise money to go toward scholarships for incoming Carolina students who are children of injured or disabled veterans. Volunteers will work concessions at Carolina football and basketball games. Games this coming week that are in need of volunteers include a home basketball game at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16 and a home football game on Nov. 17. Volunteer for a shift on the online signup sheet or email Ryan Totz to learn more.

Children’s Hospital Toy Drive
The Employee Forum’s Community Service Committee is sponsoring the second annual campus toy drive benefiting the patients and families at UNC Children’s Hospital. All items donated must be new and no gift wrapping is allowed. Food, drink, candy or items with a religious origin are not accepted. Items can be dropped off at the CCPS office at 205 Wilson Street and many other locations. Visit the Employee Forum website to view the full list of donation bin locations and wish list.

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