Public Service News 7/23/2018

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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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

8/3 – Pre-health service learning internship
8/21 – Carolina Navigators Global Internships
8/21 – Carolina Navigators Global Service Learning Experience
10/24 – Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society program
Chatham Habitat for Humanity seeks a public relations intern

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

8/20 – The Good Neighbor Initiative door-to-door volunteer opportunity
Tutor students in prison
Volunteer as a coach with Carrboro Recreation and Parks
Off-campus living learning community
Medical Spanish interpreters needed for farmworker clinic
Volunteer at Compass Center

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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

8/3 – Pre-health service learning internship

A Helping Hand’s service learning internship program offers future healthcare providers experience working one-on-one with older adults. Interns volunteer for a minimum of 90 hours and receive training on topics related to aging. Priority will be given to applications received before Aug. 3. For questions, contact A Helping Hand.

8/21 – Carolina Navigators Global Internships

Carolina Navigators is hiring nine student interns for the 2018-2019 academic year. Interns will gain valuable professional experience relevant to communications, international education and nonprofit program management. To apply, email Liz Bucrek your resume and a cover letter detailing why the internship is a good fit for you, and why you would be the ideal candidate. Application deadline is Aug. 21.

8/21 – Carolina Navigators Global Service Learning Experience

Carolina Navigators is a selective academic service-learning program at Carolina. Throughout the semester, students learn about global education and increase their intercultural knowledge by creating global education resources for K-12 students and educators in North Carolina. Apply by Aug. 21 at Carolina Navigators. For questions, contact Liz Bucrek.

10/24 – Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society program

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) offers the Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society fellowship, a new initiative that supports humanities scholars who seek to partner with nonacademic organizations in their research and encourage innovation in doctoral education at their universities. Fellowships are open to faculty who hold tenured positions in Ph.D.-granting departments or programs at universities in the United States. Twelve fellowships will be awarded for the 2019-20 academic year. Each fellowship carries a $75,000 stipend, funds for research, travel, and related project and hosting costs. Apply by Oct. 24. For questions, contact fellowships@acls.org.

Chatham Habitat for Humanity seeks a public relations intern

Chatham Habitat for Humanity seeks a fall 2018 public relations intern. Applicants should have a basic understanding of public relations strategies and tactics, including press releases, social media campaigns, blog posts, infographics and more. For questions, contact Rachel Horowitz.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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.

Tutor students in prison

The Friday Center’s Correctional Education Program brings for-credit Carolina courses to students in prison. Tutors assist with developing and editing written work, providing crucial support for students of diverse academic backgrounds. If interested and to learn more, contact Raphael Ginsberg.

Volunteer as a coach with Carrboro Recreation and Parks

Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is accepting applications for girls field hockey coaches and girls softball coaches. Coaches must teach field hockey/softball playing skills and fundamentals, attend pre-season meetings and clinics, team placement evaluations, participate in a player draft, and exhibit an ability to organize practices. Visit Carrboro Recreation and Parks to complete an online application, or contact Corina Riley for a paper application.

Off-campus living learning community

The Marian Cheek Jackson Center invites students to live in the first undergraduate intentional house in Chapel Hill’s Northside neighborhood. The program will connect socially conscious students with each other, and help them to deepen their understanding of and cultivate meaningful relationships within their community. Students will sign a one-year lease beginning in August, and commit to participating in monthly meetings and community engagement activities. Contact Aly to apply.

Medical Spanish interpreters needed for farmworker clinic

The Farmworker Student Health Alliance in the UNC School of Medicine needs volunteers to serve as Spanish interpreters with Farmworker Student Health Alliance every Thursday evening at the Benson Area Medical Center farmworker clinics. A free dinner is provided, and mileage is reimbursed. Each week, two to three volunteer Spanish interpreters rotate with a provider to translate during the patient’s visit. Additionally, at least one volunteer per week will have the opportunity to lead health education training. This is a great opportunity for pre-med students.

Volunteer at Compass Center

Compass Center for Women and Families has fall volunteer opportunities with hotline and court advocates, information and referral, career program volunteers and more. Email clientservices@compassctr.org for more information or visit Compass Center.

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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.

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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