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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
2/5 – Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow
2/6 – Outward Bound scholarships
2/7 – Ned Brooks Award
2/7 – Office of the Provost Awards
2/7 – Robert E. Bryan Awards
2/8 – Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award
2/8 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship
3/12 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications
UNC DISASTER RELIEF
INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
EVENTS & MEETINGS
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
3/24 – Community Egg Hunt
Volunteer with Challah for Hunger
Enrich ELL seeks volunteers
Volunteer with TABLE
Baseball, volleyball and field hockey coaches needed
Rodeo on Rosemary needs volunteers
Carolina Cupboard needs basketball volunteers
OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
2/5 – 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 and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding. To apply, submit a project proposal, sustainability plan, budget, applicant resume(s), a letter of endorsement from a faculty mentor and second letter from a community partner by Feb. 5 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.
2/6 – OUTWARD BOUND SCHOLARSHIPS
The Carolina Center for Public Service awards Outward Bound scholarships for undergraduate students at UNC-CH to participate in a 28-day course over the summer through North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS). Recipients receive full tuition for the NCOBS course and Wilderness First Aid certification through its completion. Apply by Feb. 6 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.
2/7 – NED BROOKS AWARD
The Ned Brooks Award for Public Service honors the contributions and values of Ned Brooks, who has served the University since 1972, making significant contributions to the mission of service and engagement. The award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the UNC-Chapel Hill community who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community. Full nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 7, 2018. Online nominations will be accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2/7 – OFFICE OF THE PROVOST AWARDS
Nominations are being accepted for the Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Awards. Three Provost awards are given, one each for engaged teaching, engaged research and engaged partnership. The award requires a brief two-paragraph nomination submitted by Feb. 7. Selected nominees will be invited to complete a more detailed submission about their work by Feb. 28. Final selection will be based on both the initial nomination and the nominee application. Nominations are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email email@example.com.
2/7 – ROBERT E. BRYAN AWARDS
Nominations are being accepted for the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards. Five Bryan Awards will be given for a specific effort (rather than an overall record) exemplifying outstanding engagement and service to the state of North Carolina. Bryan awards will be given to recognize an outstanding undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty member, staff member and officially recognized student organization. The award requires a brief (two-paragraph) nomination submitted by Feb. 7. Selected nominees will be invited to complete a more detailed submission about their work by Feb. 28. Final selection will be based on both the initial nomination and the nominee application. Nominations are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2/8 – RONALD W. HYATT ROTARY PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD
Applications are being accepted for the Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award. Two awards will be given, one (up to $3,000) for an international project and one (up to $2,000) for a local project. If the local project involves members of the Chapel Hill Rotary Club in some way, there is a possibility of additional funds. Undergraduate or graduate students at the UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply, individually or in teams. Applicants must be continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the following fall semester. Applications can be submitted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 8. For questions, email email@example.com.
2/8 – MINGMA NORBU SHERPA FELLOWSHIP
Applications are being accepted for the Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship. Eligible applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the semester following their fellowship. Applications are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal until Feb. 8. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3/12 – THORP FACULTY ENGAGED SCHOLARS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for Class VII of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program (FES). FES brings together selected Carolina faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. Up to 10 faculty members are selected every other year. The program is highly interactive and experiential, involving field visits, exposure to ongoing projects, and discussions with community and faculty partners. Applications are accepted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Monday, March 12. For questions, email email@example.com.
UNC DISASTER RELIEF
DISASTER RELIEF TRIPS
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continues to be responsive to communities still dealing with the impact of recent disasters. Spring relief trips will all take place at UNC’s adopted home in Lumberton, North Carolina through the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Hurricane Matthew relief day trips will be Feb. 24 (hosted by APPLES Service-Learning), March 2 and April 20. All trips will leave from Memorial Hall at 7:15 a.m. and return to campus no later than 6:30 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and transportation will be provided. There are no required skills needed to volunteer, but please let us know if you have specific skills, experiences or tools that will be helpful on the work site. Visit UNC disaster relief trips for information about past trips and more details about these experiences. UNC’s disaster relief website is updated with ongoing efforts for Hurricane Matthew and other disasters. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
2/22 – Chancellor’s fellowship
The Office of the Chancellor at UNC-Chapel Hill is seeking self-motivated and engaged graduating seniors to apply for the 2018-19 Chancellor’s Fellowship. This opportunity allows recent graduates to explore and understand the inner workings of a higher education institution. This is a paid full-time, one-year appointment beginning in June 2018. For more information and to apply, visit Careers at Carolina. Applications are due Sunday, Feb. 11.
CENTER FOR COMMUNITY CAPITAL INTERNSHIP
The Center for Community Capital seeks a graphic design intern and communication interns for spring 2018. The Center for Community Capital, a non-partisan, multi-disciplinary research center at UNC-Chapel Hill, is a leading center for research and policy analysis on the power of financial capital to transform households and communities in the United States. Learn more at Community Capital internships.
EVENTS & MEETINGS
2/13 – Embody Carolina Training
Embody Carolina educates Tar Heels on how to identify and support someone with an eating disorder. The organization is hosting its February training at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. Register at Embody Carolina.
2/13 – Screening and panel discussion of “13th”
The Sonja Haynes Stones Center for Black Culture and History is hosting a screening of “13th,” Ava DuVernay’s critically acclaimed documentary on incarceration and racial inequality, 6 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Stone Center Auditorium. A post-screening discussion panel featuring experts from the Triangle area will follow. This event is free for all to attend. See the flier for more information.
2/19 – RESCHEDULED UNC MLK LECTURE AND AWARD CEREMONY
The 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Lecture and Award Ceremony with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch has been rescheduled for 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 19 in Memorial Hall. All previous ticket arrangements will be honored. Tickets are free, but due to limited space, reservations are required through Carolina Performing Arts. For details on this and other UNC MLK celebration activities, visit the University Office for Diversity and inclusion.
2/21 – Annual African-American history month lecture
The Dr. Gerald Horne will deliver the 14th annual African-American History Month Lecture at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center. The lecture, “Why Black Lives Do Not Matter: Rethinking the Origins of the USA” will be shown at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Stone Center’s Hitchcock room. Visit the Stone Center for more information.
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
3/24 – COMMUNITY EGG HUNT
Volunteers are needed for the town of Chapel Hill’s Community Egg Hunt 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, March 24 at the Southern Community Park. Volunteers will help with set up and guiding children and parents during this fun, family-friendly event. Sign up using the special events volunteer form.
Volunteer with challah for hunger
Enrich ELL seeks volunteers
Enrich ELL offers free one-on-one English classes to adults in the local community. Volunteers meet 7 – 8 p.m. on Mondays at the Chapel Hill Public Library and Wednesdays at Hargraves Community Center. Carpool is provided and no prior experience is necessary. If interested, email Kaitlyn Lightfoot.
VOLUNTEER WITH TABLE
TABLE, a nonprofit organization that provides healthy, emergency food aid every week to hungry children in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, needs volunteers for its weekend meal backpack program. Volunteers will organize food, make weekend bags and deliver the bags. Volunteers are also needed to help with SnackChef, a program that teaches children nutrition lessons and how to make healthy snacks. To volunteer, contact Julia Baker.
BASEBALL AND VOLLEYBALL COACHES NEEDED
Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is accepting volunteer coaching applications for baseball and volleyball programs. Coaches organize practices, teach playing skills, prepare the team for games, bring enthusiasm and create a positive environment. Communication with players and their families is also important. Players vary in age from 6 – 10 years old for baseball and 10 – 13 years old for volleyball. To apply, contact Craig Wolfe.
RODEO ON ROSEMARY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
CAROLINA CUPBOARD NEEDS BASKETBALL VOLUNTEERS
Carolina Cupboard’s Community Food Pantry is the on-campus food pantry serving the UNC community. Volunteers are needed during the UNC basketball home games to work as a bag checker, ticket scanner or clean-up crew member. All volunteers will receive a food and drink voucher. To sign up, visit Carolina Cupboard’s Google sheet.
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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