Public Service News 12/03/2018

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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
1/11 – APPLES Service-Learning Awards nominations
2/4 – Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow
Course Development Grant
CCPS Relief Trip to Lumberton N.C.

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

EVENTS & MEETINGS
2/1-3 – 2019 Triangle Health Innovation Challenge
2/3 – Minority Health Conference

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
12/11 – 20th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive
2/15-16 – Providing housing for high school students for Catalyst Conference
Volunteer coaches needed for Spring baseball program
Coach Girls on the Run
Applications for UNC Flourish leadership
Volunteer opportunity for interpreters

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.

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.

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 basis through the CCPS application and nomination portal.

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.

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.

EVENTS AND MEETINGS

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.

2/3 – Minority Health Conference
The 40th Annual Minority Health Conference is featuring display posters from researchers, students and community members who are doing research or community-based work related to social justice advocacy and health. Submit abstract materials by 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3 through the Health Conference Google form. The theme for the conference is Advocacy for Change: Celebrating Past Successes and Planning for the Future and will be held on Feb. 22.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

12/11 – 20th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive
Donate blood at the Holiday Carolina Blood Drive, 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Fetzer Hall. There is free parking in Cobb Deck and all presenting donors will receive a free T-shirt. Snacks will be provided. Schedule your appointment at RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-733-2767 or use the Blood Donor App with sponsor code ‘UNC’. For details or to volunteer, visit the Carolina Blood Drive 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. Apply through the Catalyst Conference online form.

Volunteer coaches needed for youth sports programs
The Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is accepting volunteer coach’s applications for the 2019 Spring Baseball Program and 2019 Youth Girls Volleyball program. Coaches must exhibit the ability to organize practices and communicate effectively with players, parents and Recreation Department staff. They must also have the ability to teach proper playing skills, fundamentals and sportsmanship to 6 to 12-year-old baseball players and 9 to 12-year-old volleyball players. Visit the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department website to apply.

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.

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.

Volunteer opportunity for interpreters
The Refugee Health Initiative is looking for student volunteer interpreters for French, Swahili and Sango to mediate discussions concerning healthcare in the United States with refugee families. Time commitment will not exceed more than two hours a week. To apply and to see more information, contact the Refugee Health Initiative leadership team.

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