Public Service News 6/25/2018

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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, 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.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

8/6 – APPLES Service-Learning fall semester course volunteers
7/13 – Apply for APPLES SLI: Launch
8/6 – APPLES Service-Learning fall semester course volunteers

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

6/31 – Read.Write.Act. 2018 call for proposals
9/15 – Carolina Global Photography Competition
Apply for Carolina College Advising Corps
I.F. Health Inc. seeks social media intern

EVENTS & MEETINGS

6/30 – UNC Oral Cancer 5K and health fair

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

7/4 – July 4th Celebration volunteers needed
8/1 – Help Delete Blood Cancer at the NC Wellness & Safety Expo
8/20 – The Good Neighbor Initiative door-to-door volunteer opportunity
Student Health Action Coalition seeks Mandarin interpreters
Food distribution volunteers needed
Founding members wanted for health career organization
Volunteer at the PTA Thrift Shop
Garden with Edible Campus UNC
Volunteer at summer orientation with Rise Against Hunger
A Helping Hand seeks CNAs and companions
Platelet donors needed at UNC Blood Donation Center

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

6/26 – APPLES community partner orientation

Organizations and staff new to APPLES Service-Learning are invited to attend APPLES’ community partner orientation. Information will include an overview of service-learning, details about APPLES courses and internship programs, process and expectations of becoming a new community partner, and how to use the APPLES Partner Portal. There is also an opportunity to connect with other organizations working in the community, so feel free to bring information to share. This orientation is also valuable for those who need a refresher on working with APPLES. The next community partner orientation is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 26 at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce. Visit the registration page for more information and to sign up. For questions, contact Becca Bender.

7/13 – Apply for APPLES SLI: Launch

APPLES SLI: Launch 2018, set for Aug. 15-17, is open to new Carolina students. Each year, over three days in the week before classes start, participants learn about and work with APPLES community partners, become more aware of local social justice issues, form lasting friendships with other engaged students, and are introduced to reflection as a tool for making meaning out of service experiences. Apply by July 13 through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, contact Becca Bender.

8/6 – APPLES Service-Learning fall semester course volunteers

Volunteer requests for APPLES service-learning course fall volunteers are open until Aug. 6. APPLES course volunteers serve 30 hours during the semester, from September to December. Community partners should request service-learning course volunteers through the APPLES online community partner portal. For questions, contact Becca Bender.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

6/31 – Read.Write.Act. 2018 call for proposals

SCALE is accepting proposals for the Read.Write.Act 2018 virtual conference, Literacy Without Limits Nov. 2 and 3. There is an interest in programs and research that demonstrate the expansiveness of literacy learning and how it intersects with a variety of academic disciplines. Proposals may provide specific teaching techniques that focus on the real-world application of literacy skills. Priority deadline for proposals, June 31. Apply using the conference presentation proposal form.

9/15 – Carolina Global Photography Competition

Carolina Global Photography Competition is accepting photos for its 19th annual amateur photo competition. The competition, which is open to all students, faculty, alumni and staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is an opportunity to showcase Carolina’s global activity, educational opportunities, research and service. Photos may represent any world region and there is no restriction on the period in which the photo was taken. Entries will be judged on artistic merit and context, and winners will be displayed in the FedEx Global Education Center. For details, visit globalphoto.unc.edu.

Apply for Carolina College Advising Corps

The Carolina College Advising Corps seeks advisers to serve in high schools located in Alamance, Edgecombe, Guilford, Pitt, Surry and Vance counties. Advisers assist underrepresented, low income, and/or minority students throughout the college application process. For details on this full-time, 11-month position or to apply, visit Carolina College Advising Corps. Training starts July 2018.

I.F. Health Inc. seeks social media intern

Immigrant and Family (I.F.) Health is a start-up nonprofit organization of volunteers who are dedicated to serving the community by promoting health lifestyles and providing resources to healthcare programs. A social media intern is needed to advance and share the organizations work. If interested or for questions, contact John Tuong. Apply at I.F. Health.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

6/30 – UNC Oral Cancer 5K and health fair

UNC School of Dentistry’s Student National Dental Association will host the 2018 Oral Cancer Walk & 5K at the Old Well 9 a.m. Saturday, June 30. Free oral cancer screenings, blood pressure and glucose readings, and medication reviews will be offered following the race. All proceeds will benefit the Oral Cancer Foundation to fund lifesaving research. Sign up at 2018 Oral Cancer Walk & 5K.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

 

7/4 – July 4th Celebration volunteers needed

Carrboro Recreation and Parks seeks volunteers for its annual July 4th Celebration. Volunteers will assist with interactive children’s arts, crafts, games and tattoo booths, pre-event activities, the information table and the pie eating contest. Volunteers will also work as stage attendants, recycle and litter patrol, and assist with activity tables with costume making crafts. For questions, contact Corina Riley.

7/29 – Help Delete Blood Cancer at the NC Wellness & Safety Expo

DKMS, a nonprofit organization that recruits prospective bone marrow donors for blood cancer patients, needs volunteers for the North Carolina State Empoloyees’ Wellness & Safety Expo. The event is set for 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Jim Graham Building on the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Two volunteers are needed for three separate shifts (9 – 11 a.m., 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1 – 3 p.m.). Volunteers must complete a training prior to Aug. 1, and should sign up by June 29 by emailing Carol Goplin.

8/20 – The Good Neighbor Initiative door-to-door volunteer opportunity

The Good Neighbor Initiative GNI is an effort by the Chapel Hill Police Department, EmPowerment Inc. and other organizations to promote positive living experiences in neighborhoods where students and non-students live in close proximity. Volunteers are needed for this year’s Door-to-Door Walk Around, 4 – 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20. For details and to sign-up, visit Good Neighbor Initiative 2018 volunteers.

Student Health Action Coalition seeks Mandarin interpreters

Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC), a student-led free community clinic, is recruiting Mandarin speakers to translate and serve as a direct link between clinic workers and patients. If you have experience with Mandarin, contact Alyssa Guo or Jacky Zheng to set up an assessment.

Food distribution volunteers needed

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Grow to Life and the Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department need volunteers to assist with food distribution the first Tuesday of every month. Volunteers should arrive at 10 a.m. to pack boxes, loading cars and directing traffic. Distribution begins at noon at the Homestead Aquatic Center parking lot, 300 Northern Park Drive in Chapel Hill. For questions, contact Grow to Life.

Founding members wanted for health career organization

Interdisciplinary Health Career Collaboration seeks undergraduate pre-health majors who are interested in being a founding member of UNC’s first interdisciplinary health career organization. This organization will host discussions on prevalent medical conditions, and facilitate discussion on how to treat these conditions from a variety of professional perspectives, including medicine, PA, nursing, public health, social work and more. For details, contact Hannah Snow.

Volunteer at the PTA Thrift Shop

The PTA Thrift Shop has a variety of volunteer opportunities for college students. Volunteer hours can provide a teaching/learning method that connects meaningful community service experiences with academic learning, persona and career objectives. To learn more or to volunteer, contact Pat Richardson.

Garden with Edible Campus UNC

Help grow food across Carolina’s campus; volunteer with Edible Campus UNC. Volunteers meet in the big garden behind Davis Library noon – 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, and 3 – 5 p.m. on Thursdays.No gardening experience is necessary. For more information and other ways to get involved, Edible Campus UNC or contact ediblecampusunc@gmail.com.

Volunteer at summer orientation with Rise Against Hunger

Earn volunteer hours while impacting and connecting with the Carolina’s newest students. Work with Rise Against Hunger this summer at orientation meal packaging sessions. Gain valuable leadership experience by helping ensure thousands of meals successfully make it as hunger relief to developing nations. Volunteers must be consistent throughout the summer orientation sessions. Up to six volunteers are needed for each packaging event; only sign up for the dates you know you can attend. Contact Hunter Gadwill or Toby Bader with changes to your chosen orientation sessions or if you have questions.

A Helping Hand seeks CNAs and companions

A Helping Hand and Canopy of Carol Woods, two local nonprofit home care organizations, are working together to offer a continuum of care to older adults and adults with disabilities. Individuals with current CNA certification or a compassionate disposition are needed to provide essential services to adults in need. Pre-health students seeking to improve the quality of life in our community and engage in paid social activism can apply at A Helping Hand.

Platelet donors needed at UNC Blood Donation Center

The UNC Blood Donation Center invites students who are staying on campus this summer to donate platelets. The center is open Monday through Friday and has appointments from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free snacks, drinks, wifi and parking are provided. Bring a friend and receive movie tickets. Bring two or three friends and receive a pizza party. Visit UNC Health Care Blood Donation Center for details.

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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.

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