Public Service News 9/10/18

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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

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

9/15 – 19th annual Carolina Global Photography Competition
Book Harvest seeks community partnerships intern
Intern with Carolina Navigators

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/11 or 9/12 – UNC Global Brigades interest meeting
9/13 – Stone Center opens a new exhibition

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/12 – SHAC seeks volunteers
9/13 – Volunteer with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Bike and Build needs cyclers
Give tours with Cooking Matters at the Store
CDS competition needs volunteers
Volunteer at the River Park Concert and See The Wood Brothers
PITAP seeks undergraduate classroom consultants and conversation partners
Tutor with Chatham Education Foundation/SOAR-HELPS
Join Stigma Free Carolina’s leadership team
Volunteer with Haw River Assembly
UNC Institute of Politics fall opportunities

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/10 – 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. 10. Learn more about hosting an intern.

9/10 – APPLES 2018 Alternative Fall Break applications


Applications for APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Fall Break (AFB) are open until Sept. 10. 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.

9/16 – 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.

9/30 – 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

9/15 – 19th annual Carolina Global Photography Competition


The Carolina Global Photography Competition is an amateur photography competition open to Carolina students, faculty, alumni and staff. Each photographer may submit up to three photos by Saturday, Sept. 15. Photos may represent any world region and there is no restriction on the period in which the photograph was taken. Entries will be judged on artistic merit and context, with special consideration given to photographs that embrace new perspectives. There are three grand prizes, a Chancellor’s Choice award, regional spotlights and thematic spotlights. For more details, visit Carolina Global Photography Competition.

Book Harvest seeks community partnerships intern


Book Harvest is accepting applications for an unpaid internship based in Durham, North Carolina. The organization provides books to children in need and promotes literacy. The position requires 10 to 12 hour per week for 12 weeks; start and end dates to be determined. Some heavy lifting is required for the position. To apply, email a resume, cover letter and two references to Nadiah Porter.

Intern with Carolina Navigators


Carolina Navigators seeks four or five student interns for the 2018-2019 academic year. The internship provides valuable professional experience relevant to communications, international education and nonprofit program management. Email a resume and cover letter, including why the internship is a good fit for you, and why you would be the ideal candidate, to Liz Bucrek. For more details, visit Carolina Navigators.

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Events & Meetings

9/11 or 9/12 – UNC Global Brigades interest meeting


UNC Global Brigades is a student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Students will be sent on medical, dental, public health and business brigades to Honduras during winter and spring break. Volunteers can attend an interest meeting at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11 or 12. Visit the UNC Global Brigade Facebook page for the meeting location or email Kristen Olsen.

9/13 – Stone Center opens a new exhibition


The Stone Center will open a new exhibition, With Us Comes the Parallax, 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13. The show will feature works by past Stone Center visiting artists and will include talks by Toni Scott, Arturo Lindsay, Lucia Mendez, Wendy Phillips, Carol Beane and Michael Platt. The Stone Center’s 30th anniversary fundraising campaign includes a silent auction through online bidding. A reception will follow the exhibition opening. For details, visit the Stone Center.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/12 – SHAC seeks volunteers


The Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) needs volunteers for Get Covered Carolina, a program that helps guide uninsured members of the community through the process of applying for health insurance coverage. Volunteers are trained by SHAC and provide counseling for patients. For more information visit Get Covered Carolina and to apply visit the SHAC online application form.

9/13 – Volunteer with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools


Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools needs volunteers to support classroom instruction one to two hours per week. Volunteers complete training programs and help students with a variety of school subjects that they may struggle with. Sign up from 10 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 6, 12 or 13 in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3102. For more information, visit Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools.

Bike and Build needs cyclers


Bike and Build is an organization that holds cross country and regional cycling trips. Participating cyclists are ambassadors for affordable housing and provide service to building sites. Cyclists must be between the ages of 18 and 30. Applications for the 2019 cycling trips open on Oct. 1 and can be submitted on the Bike and Build website.

Give tours with Cooking Matters at the Store


UNC Flourish provides low-income individuals the knowledge and skills needed for eating healthy. Volunteer will lead tours in a grocery store while teaching participants about nutrition and shopping on a budget. Tours are held multiple times a month at Food Lion. Sign up for a training session on the UNC Flourish online application and email UNC Flourish with inquiries.

CDS competition needs volunteers


Carolina Dining Services (CDS) is hosting the Eat, Sort, Win competition that reduces landfill waste. Volunteers help students, staff and faculty to sort out lunchtime waste. No prior experience is needed. Volunteers receive a t-shirt and one free meal voucher for each hour of service. Volunteers are needed during 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. from Oct. 1 – 5. To register, contact Emily Hightower.

Volunteer at the River Park Concert and see The Wood Brothers


The Hillsborough Arts Council needs volunteers for its River Park Concert, a free outdoor live music event scheduled for 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 in downtown Hillsborough. For details and to apply for a volunteer shift, visit the Hillsborough Arts Council.

PITAP seeks undergraduate classroom consultants and conversation partners


Preparing International Teaching Assistants (PITAP) needs undergraduate volunteers to help teaching assistants learn about American culture, the English language and the expectations of college students. Volunteers become classroom consultants or a conversation partner. The position requires 10-12 hours per semester and volunteers of all undergraduate majors are accepted. Email Brian Rybarczyk to register.

Tutor with Chatham Education Foundation/SOAR-HELPS


Chatham Education Foundation needs 30 SOARS-HELP volunteers to tutor second to sixth-grade children in reading fluency. The position requires three to nine hours of tutoring per week, and one four-hour training. Tutoring occurs after school. Register at SOAR Program or contact Regina Johnson for inquiries.

Join Stigma Free Carolina’s leadership team


Stigma Free Carolina seeks three students passionate about mental health issues to join its leadership team. Open positions are in research, outreach and visual communications/design. Email a resume or inquiries to Ben Lee.

Volunteer with Haw River Assembly


The Haw River Assembly holds a three-week riverside educational program for children to inspire them about conservation. The organization seeks volunteer guides to lead children through nature and lessons. The Haw River Assembly provides training and orientation. To volunteer, visit Haw River Assembly.

UNC Institute of Politics fall opportunities


The Institute of Politics (IOP) engages and inspires students to pursue careers in politics and public service. The IOP offers students a range of non-partisan civic opportunities through programs such as Civics in the Triangle, Tech Team and the Carolina Political Review. Apply at the The Institute of Politics or email the communications team for inquiries.

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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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