Public Service News 8/27/18

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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.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/8 – APPLES community partner spring internship applications
9/16 – Arts in Public Service Fellows academic year cohort applications
9/17 – Buckley Public Service Scholars graduate assistant applications
9/18 – APPLES 2018 Alternative Fall Break application
9/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars fall enrollment
10/22 – Bryan Fellowship applications

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

8/31 – Three Zeros Environmental Initiative Leadership Award
10/24 – Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society program
Kidzu Children’s Museum seeks intern
Chatham Habitat for Humanity seeks a public relations intern
TABLE seeks photography intern

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

8/28 – Help children with special needs learn to swim
9/4 – Musical Empowerment teaching service opportunity
10/19 & 20 – Join BikeWalkNC at the NC BikeWalk Summit
Volunteer with UNC Upward Boundy
Haw River Learning celebration
Youth basketball coaches needed
Apply to be a Refugee Health Initiative volunteer
Cooking Matters for Kids opportunities with No Kid Hungry NC
Help refugees learn English
Apply to volunteer with Refugee Community Partnership
Rainbow Soccer seeks volunteer coaches
Volunteer with Arts For Life: Inspiring Courage Through Creativity
CenterFest 2018 volunteers needed
The Salvation Army of Durham seeks volunteers
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
Local nonprofit needs CNAs and companions
Community Educator volunteer
Become a coach mentor with Girls on the Run of the Triangle

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/8 – APPLES community partner spring internship applications


Community partners with growing needs or specialized projects are encouraged to apply to participate in APPLES Service-Learning Internship program. Service-learning internships are proposed by community partners and publicized by the APPLES program. Open to full-time undergraduates, these internships offer students the opportunity to participate in a deep and meaningful professional experience while partners work with some of the brightest students at UNC. Community partner spring internship applications close Sept. 8. Learn more about hosting an intern.

9/16 – Arts in Public Service Fellows academic year cohort applications


The Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) program and Carolina Performing Arts partnered to create the Arts in Public Service Fellows, a program that encourages students to make a direct impact in their communities through the arts. Arts in Public Service Fellows fulfill BPSS program requirements and build portfolios focused on the arts as instruments of social change. Arts in Public Service Fellows academic year cohort applications are accepted until Sept. 16 through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

9/17 – Buckley Public Service Scholars graduate assistant applications


The Carolina Center for Public Service offers support for up to 10 Carolina graduate students to serve as skills training facilitators and share their expertise with undergraduate students engaged in service in the community and on campus. Selected graduate students are required to facilitate at least two skills trainings (one per semester) for Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) participants as well as help with the review process of BPSS portfolios submitted by graduating seniors. After completing these requirements, each graduate student receives a $600 stipend. BPSS graduate assistant applications are accepted until Sept. 17 through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

9/18 – APPLES 2018 Alternative Fall Break applications


Applications for APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Fall Break (AFB) are open Aug. 22 to Sept. 18. Through AFB, students learn and serve outside the UNC community over fall break. Before the break experience, participants attend orientation sessions to prepare for the challenges and issues they will confront. During the break, students collaborate with community service partners in various capacities, engaging in both direct and indirect service as well as advocacy work. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

9/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars fall enrollment


Fall enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program is open until Sept. 30. All undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program during the enrollment period. Transfer students must have three semesters remaining to enroll. When enrolling, students should sign up for an orientation session or make sure that they will be available for an orientation session the following semester. Enroll online through the Buckley Portfolio.

10/22 – Bryan Fellowship applications


The Robert E. Bryan Fellowship in the APPLES Service-Learning program is designed for undergraduate student teams interested in creating social impact locally and/or globally through the creation of an innovative project that addresses a community-identified need. Applications for 2019 Bryan Fellowships are accepted until Oct. 22 through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

8/31 – Three Zeros Environmental Initiative Leadership Award


The Three Zeros Environmental Initiative is accepting nominations for its inaugural Leadership Award. The Three Zeros Environmental Initiative Award recognizes outstanding student contributions to the advancement of the Chancellor’s Three Zeros Environmental Initiative. One recipient will receive $500 and be honored at the second annual Three Zeros Day celebration on Sept. 25. Students can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else. Apply by Aug. 31.

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.

Kidzu Children’s Museum seeks intern


Kidzu Children’s Museum seeks an intern to develop and facilitate museum programs. The internship includes hands-on professional experience behind the scenes and with children and adults. The intern will work in all areas of the museum but will have a focus on programming. The ideal intern will have experience working with children, be confident in front of groups, and have a passion for fun and learning. If interested, contact Deanna.

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.

TABLE seeks photography intern


TABLE seeks a 10-hour per month photography intern for the fall semester. The internship is unpaid but provides the opportunity to assist in TABLE’s mission to feed hungry children and to gain nonprofit work experience. This position entails taking photos around TABLE and at TABLE special events. The intern must provide your own camera. To apply, submit a portfolio and cover letter to Suzanne.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

8/28 – Help children with special needs learn to swim


Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation needs volunteers to work one-on-one with students with disabilities (mostly Autism) Wednesdays at 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. and/or 7:30 – 8:15 p.m., Sept. 5 – Oct. 10 at Homestead Aquatics Center at 300 Aquatics Drive. Volunteers do not need to know how to teach swimming. In the pool, volunteers assist swimmers in practicing what the instructor teaches, and must commit to all five consecutive weeks. Sign up by Aug. 28. For more information, contact Marion Kaslovsky.

9/4 – Musical Empowerment teaching service opportunity


Musical Empowerment pairs UNC students with children in under-served communities to provide free, one-on-one weekly music lessons. To apply to teach music lessons, submit an application.

10/19 & 20 – Join BikeWalkNC at the NC BikeWalk Summit


The 2018 NC Bike/Walk Summit promises to be full of information useful to bicycle advocates, transportation planners, business owners, elected officials, tactical urbanists, public health practitioners, and livability and sustainability professionals. Experts from across the state and beyond will be available to share knowledge and experience. Discounted registration is available for students at NC BikeWalk Summit.

Volunteer with UNC Upward Bound


UNC Upward Bound, a program that provides support to high school students in the Triangle, seeks volunteers to work as pre-college mentors (PCMs). PCMs serve as motivators, mentors, coaches, counselors and more. Share your college experience while gaining professional skills. Learn more about becoming an intern or email upwardbound@unc.edu.

Haw River Learning Celebration


Haw River Learning Celebration is a program that uses nature as the classroom. Volunteers guide small groups of fourth-graders through activities that explore the woods and river through hands-on experiences. On-site training and orientation is provided, and lunch is provided. Available dates are Sept. 22 – 28 in Bynum, North Carolina and Sept. 29 – Oct. 5 in Saxapahaw, North Carolina. Register at Haw River Assembly.

Youth basketball and baseball coaches needed


Carrboro Recreation & Parks is recruiting basketball and baseball coaches. Ideal candidates should have a passion for the sport they apply for, experience relating to youth, and good communication skills to effectively correspond with parents and recreation department staff. A volunteer is needed immediately to coach 6-8 year-old and 11-12 year-old youth in the fall baseball program. If interested, contact Craig Wolfe or call 919-918-7376.

Apply to be a Refugee Health Initiative volunteer


Are you interested in serving vulnerable refugees populations who have less access to health care services and health education? Apply to be a volunteer at the Refugee Health Initiative at UNC. For more information, attend an Interest Meeting. For questions, contact Refugee Health Initiative.

Cooking Matters for Kids opportunities with No Kid Hungry NC


Are you interested in nutrition, cooking and/or working with children? No Kid Hungry NC seeks volunteers to assist with its Cooking Matters for Kids, a hands-on nutrition and cooking education program for third- to fifth-graders in Orange County, North Carolina. For more information, contact Jessica Soldavini.

Help refugees learn English


Paper Airplanes is a nonprofit that provides free tutoring to individuals affected by conflict. Volunteer English tutors are needed for the fall term, Sept. 9 – Dec. 16 for two hours per week; an hour-and-a-half of meeting with a student, and 30 minutes of curriculum preparation. Apply online and contact Gabrielle with questions.

Apply to volunteer with Refugee Community Partnership


Bridge Builder volunteers with Refugee Community Partnership work alongside a refugee family to help address immediate points of need–like applying for a job or enrolling in an ESL class–and work toward long-term goals, like meaningful vocations or going to college. Relationships of mutual support develop between volunteers and families, which is heralded as the most transformational aspect of this program.

Rainbow Soccer seeks volunteer coaches


Coach a youth soccer team this fall with Rainbow Soccer. Children range in age from 4 – 14 years old and the time commitment is from an hour-and-a-half to three-and-a-half hours per week. Prior soccer knowledge is helpful, and experience with youth is a plus. All-girls teams are available, and some knowledge of Spanish is useful. Access to a car is also helpful but not essential. Practices start Sept. 4, and the season ends Nov. 3. Contact Karen for more information.

Volunteer with Arts For Life: Inspiring Courage Through Creativity


Volunteer with Arts For Life Durham to make art with children and families at Duke Children’s Hospital. Arts For Life training is provided, including art and communication skills. Those interested must be available from 9 a.m. – noon, Saturday, Sept. 15 for Duke Hospital Orientation. Summer Internships for 2019 and Academic Year Internships for 2019-2020 also available.

CenterFest 2018 volunteers needed


CenterFest, Durham’s premier art festival, needs more than 300 volunteers for the Sept. 15 and 16 event. For details, visit CenterFest volunteers. For questions, email intern@durhamarts.org or call 919-560-2722.

The Salvation Army of Durham seeks volunteers


Each year, The Salvation Army serves hundreds of families in Durham, Orange and Person counties through its Christmas Angel Tree program. Volunteers are needed for the Salvation Army’s Christmas program. Thousands of dollars are raised through Kettle Ringing to support life-giving programs that happen 365 days a year. For more information, contact Katherine Bellamy.

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 connects 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.

Local nonprofit needs 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 at-risk adults. For pre-health students seeking to improve the quality of life in our community and engage in paid social activism, apply at A Helping Hand.

Community Educator volunteer


The Orange County Rape Crisis Center is looking for volunteers to serve as community educators (CE). CE’s present personal safety programs to students in Orange County. Reliable transportation, some daytime availability, and a nine month commitment are necessities. Please contact Aryanna or apply as soon as possible.

Become a coach mentor with Girls on the Run of the Triangle


Girls on the Run of the Triangle, a 10-week program for girls in third through eighth grades, is recruiting coach mentors. The program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Trained coaches of all physical abilities and fitness levels lead small teams through lessons that include discussions, activities and running games. For details, contact Girls on the Run.

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UNC DISASTER RELIEF

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?" As the UNC community considers ways to help with the Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria disaster response, details will be shared through the Carolina Center for Public Service and its disaster relief webpage. The North Carolina community continues to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew. 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.

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