Public Service News 11/26/18

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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 advisor for the relief trip who will be asked to submit a statement of support during the application process. 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.

CCPS Relief Trip to Lumberton, N.C.
CCPs is hosting its final relief trip of the semester to Lumberton, N.C., to do clean-up and repair work. The van will leave at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. and will return to campus that night by 6:30 p.m. Transportation, breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided. Details about required clothing or supplies needed from the volunteers will be communicated prior to the trip. To sign up, go to the UNC Event Registration website.

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.

Table of Contents

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
1/11 – APPLES Service-Learning Awards nominations
Course Development Grant

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
12/5 – North Carolina Fellows Program
12/11 – Spring internship with A Helping Hand
1/7 – Entry level fellowship with Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
2/4 – Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow

EVENTS & MEETINGS
11/26 – Roots and Routes: Miriam Ticktin
11/27 – Peace Corps application workshop
11/28 – UNC Public Policy Experiential Education Showcase
11/30 – Public Sector Internship Fair
2/1-3 – 2019 Triangle Health Innovation Challenge

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
2/15-16 – Providing housing for high school students for Catalyst Conference
Volunteers needed for UNC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Menstrual Product Donation Drive
Coach Girls on the Run
CCPS Relief Trip to Lumberton N.C.
Applications for UNC Flourish leadership

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/11 – APPLES Service-Learning Awards nominations
APPLES is accepting nominations for its APPLES Service-Learning Awards. Five APPLES Awards recognize students, faculty members and community partners who have made significant contributions to their communities through service-learning. Each award recipient will be recognized at the APPLES Service-Learning Awards Celebration on March 22, 2019. Students, faculty members and community partners can submit a nomination through the nomination portal by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11.

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

12/5 – North Carolina Fellows Program
The North Carolina Fellows Program is a three-year, cohort-based program that is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership Development and Emotionally Intelligent Leadership. First-year students apply and engage in civic responsibility and identify leadership opportunities in local and global communities. Applications are due on Dec. 5. Go to the NC Fellows Program website to apply and find more information.

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.

2/4 – Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow
The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of seven fellowships of up to $2,000 each year to develop engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students at Carolina are eligible to apply. Visit the CCPS website for more information.

EVENTS AND MEETINGS

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.

11/27 – Peace Corps application workshop
A Peace Corps application workshop will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 27 in Hanes Hall, Room 242. You will learn about the application timeline, resume tips, interview suggestions and also get any questions answered. The workshop is not required prior to the application deadline, but is a chance to receive feedback on your resume. Email Anna Williams inquiries.

11/28 – UNC Public Policy Experiential Education Showcase
UNC Public Policy is hosting the Experiential Education Showcase, where students from Public Policy capstone, internship and applied qualitative research courses will share experiences and work. Topics covered include food policy, youth development programs and hurricane recovery. The event will be from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the Union, Aquarium Lounge. For inquiries, email Anna Krome-Lukens.

11/30 – Public Sector Internship Fair
The Public Sector Internship Fair will feature internship opportunities with public officials, government agencies, nonprofit service providers, educational institutions and research institutes. The fair will also include workshops for resume building, cover letter writing, pitching and managing online presence. The event will be from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30 at the FedEx Global Education Center. There is a $15 registration fee. Fee waivers are available to those with financial hardships. Visit the Kenan Institute website for more information and to register.

2/1-3 – 2019 Triangle Health Innovation Challenge
The Triangle Health Innovation Challenge (THInC) is a weekend-long event held from Feb. 1 to Feb 3 and organized by UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University and NC State University students. Participants in the events are young professionals who will be split into teams and given a challenge to solve. Each team will pitch solutions to judges and prizes of up to $3,000 will be awarded. Register on the THInC event portal and find more information on the THInC website.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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. Apply through the Catalyst Conference online form.

Volunteers needed for UNC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
UNC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is seeking volunteers for the 2019 tax season. UNC VITA is an IRS program that helps low-to-moderate income Chapel Hill and Carrboro taxpayers complete annual tax returns at no cost. Volunteers do not need to have tax experience. UNC VITA will host information sessions at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Student Union, Room 2420. For more information visit the UNC VITA website.

Menstrual Product Donation Drive
Period. at UNC is hosting a Menstrual Product Donation Drive for the entire month of November. Donate tampons, pads, menstrual cups etc., that are new and in the wrapper. These products will be donated to homeless menstruators in the Orange County area. Please visit the Period. at UNC Facebook page to see the full list of donation box locations.

Coach Girls on the Run
Ephesus Elementary in Chapel Hill, N.C. needs three women to coach third through fifth grade girls during the Spring season, from Feb 4 to April 24. Practice times are 2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Practices use the Girls on the Run curriculum and coaches receive training and materials. Submit a coaching application and find more information on the Girls on the Run website.

CCPS Relief Trip to Lumberton N.C.
CCPS is hosting a relief trip to Lumberton, N.C. Please see details about dates, transportation and sign up under the Hurricane Relief section above.

Applications for UNC Flourish leadership
UNC Flourish is an organization involved in organizing grocery store tours, cooking with kids and skills trainings. Members of UNC Flourish sign up for volunteer events and lead programs, such as “Cooking Matters at the Store.” To see all of the leadership roles, visit the UNC Flourish leadership document and to apply, visit the UNC Flourish online leadership form.

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