Public Service News 9/17/18

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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.

Hurricane Florence

Below is information on the status of response and relief efforts as of time of publication. As the news of the devastation of Hurricane Florence continues to come in, we will update it on the website and if warranted, release a special edition of the Public Service News later this week.

North Carolinians, including students, faculty and staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the surrounding community, are asking how they can support the recovery from Hurricane Florence. In particular, they are seeking guidance on donations for the shelter in Chapel Hill and affected locations.

Shelter Information

The shelter at the Friday Center is being operated for the State of North Carolina by the Red Cross in partnership with the University. They are fully staffed and currently do not need additional donations of goods. Monetary donations can be made online, where individuals can also apply to be a Red Cross volunteer.

Supporting the State’s Efforts

Anyone interested in volunteering with the state can sign up through the State’s volunteer website. Volunteers can indicate here if they are interested in volunteering time, supplies, donations or resources to assist communities impacted by Hurricane Florence. Donations to support efforts may also be made directly to local efforts or to the governor’s Disaster Relief Fund.

UNC-Chapel Hill Donation Drive

The University is beginning a drive to collect requested items for affected areas throughout the state of North Carolina. Thanks to UNC Athletics and Marrins’ Moving, several tractor trailers have been donated to deliver supplies. Beginning Tuesday (Sept. 18) the University will be accepting donations of specific items at the Williamson Center parking lot, located directly across the street from the Dean E. Smith Center. These items will be loaded onto the Carolina Football equipment truck and delivered to the hardest-hit locations throughout the state.

The items people should donate include:

  • Non-perishable food items
  • Pop-top canned goods
  • Diapers (baby and adult)
  • Baby wipes
  • Clorox wipes
  • Flashlights/batteries
  • Paper towels/products
  • Water
  • Cleaning supplies (brooms, cotton mops, pails/buckets, sponges, scrub brushes, garbage bags, rubber gloves)
  • Personal hygiene items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, gel soap, bar soap, shampoo, deodorant, band aids)

People may bring items to the Williamson Center parking lot at these dates and times:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 18: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 20: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 21: 7:30 a.m. to noon

UNC’s Ongoing Efforts and Information

Although these efforts will help provide some immediate assistance, the aftermath of this storm will necessitate extensive, long term relief and support for the many affected areas. Opportunities to help will continue to develop. Visit the Carolina Center for Public Service web page for all the most recent updates on University Efforts to support Hurricane Florence relief efforts.

To support UNC-Chapel Hill’s relief efforts donations may be made to: UNC Disaster Relief Fund

Members of the University community who wish to offer specific expertise and knowledge to the relief efforts are encouraged to contact the Carolina Center for Public Service at ccps@unc.edu.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/17 – Buckley Public Service Scholars graduate assistant applications
9/17 – APPLES Spring Internship applications
9/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars fall enrollments
10/12 – Alternative Winter Break applications
10/22 – Bryan Fellowship applications

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

9/30 – Live in Asia with the Luce Scholars Program
10/15 – Fellowship with Lead for America

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/18 – Peace Corps Application Workshop
9/21 – Meet the candidates for Orange County

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/22 – Musical Empowerment seeks marketing and development volunteers
10/12-14 – Tar Heel Service Day
Become a Bradley Fellow with Peacehaven Community Farms
Bike and Build needs cyclers
Give tours with Cooking Matters at the Store
CDS competition needs volunteers
Bake with Challah for Hunger
Coach basketball with the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department
Volunteer with Carolina Campus Community Garden

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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.

9/17 – APPLES Spring Internship applications
All APPLES spring interns are matched with nonprofit and government organizations for a semester-long internship. Interns work 12 – 15 hours a week for 15 weeks, receive $1,200 in funding and three hours of academic credit. SOWO 492 is a required course for the spring 2019 semester and covers material on the characteristics of nonprofits, organization structure, funding, volunteer management and leadership. View the past syllabus for more information and view the list of available positions for the spring APPLES Internships. Applications open on Sept. 17 and can be found on the CCPS website.

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.

10/11 – Alternative Winter Break applications
Alternative Winter Break typically (AWB) lasts six days while the university is closed between the fall and spring semesters. Students work with experienced community partners and reflect upon their learning experiences. AWB does not have an academic course connection and does not fulfill the experiential education requirement. There is a $75 non-refundable fee associated with AWB and need-based financial assistance may be available upon request. Find more information and the application on the CCPS website.

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

9/30 Live in Asia with the Luce Scholars Porgram
The Luce Scholars Program will fund and help college seniors and recent graduates in the search for an individualized professional experience, in fields such as the arts, journalism, law, science, public health and environmental studies. College seniors, graduate students and young professionals are eligible to apply. Applications open on Sept. 19 and are due by Sept. 30. Find more information about the required documents on the Luce Scholars Program website.

10/15 Fellowship with Lead for America
Lead for America is a two-year paid fellowship in local government that places recent college graduates in communities struggling to attract and retain talent. For the first class, 40 Fellows will be placed in North Carolina and 10 fellows will be placed in their hometowns across the country. The deadline for early application is Oct. 15 and the deadline for regular aplication is Jan. 1. For more information and to apply, visit Lead for America’s website or contact Kinsey Morrison for inquiries.

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Events & Meetings

9/18 Peace Corps Application Workshop
The Peace Corps is a service opportunity changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad. Participants of the Peace Corps work side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of this generation. The Peace Corps is holding a workshop at 5 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, room 242 in Hanes Hall. Register for the workshop through Handshake.

9/21 – Meet the candidates for Orange County
The North Carolina candidates for Orange County, District 56, are Verla Insko (D) Incumbent & Marcus Cooke (R) Challenger. The two candidates will be live in the studio together answering questions on WCOM radio. The session will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 21. Call 919-246-9639 to ask questions for the candidates or visit the WCOM website to find more details about the program.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/22 – Musical Empowerment seeks marketing and development vounteers
Musical Empowerment is an organization that gives students in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district free music lessons. Musical Empowerment needs UNC students who have experience with and interest in fundraising, marketing and nonprofit development to help run the organization. Applications are due by Sept. 22. To apply, email Musical Empowerment’s marketing team.

10/12-14 – Tar Heel Service Day
Tar Heel Service Day 2018 projects will take place from Friday, Oct. 12 to Sunday, Oct. 14. Tar Heels throughout the world will refurbish schools, plant flowers, deliver meals and more, all in honor of University Day. Register a project for Tar Heel Service Day with the General Alumni Association. For project ideas, see 100 ways you can serve.

Become a Bradley Fellow with Peacehaven Community Farms
Peacehaven Community Farm provides an affordable home for adults with disabilities and is recruiting students for a term of service after graduation. The Bradley Fellows live alongside residents on a sustainable farm outside of Greensboro, North Carolina. Fellows support day programs for the residents and foster an environment of individual and communal flourishing. The application is located on the Peacehaven Community Farm website.

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. Volunteers 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.

Bake with Challah for Hunger
Challah for Hunger is an organization that bakes and sells challah, then donates the proceeds to Carolina Cupboard, an organization that provides hunger relief to the UNC campus. Challah for Hunger bakes different flavors of challah weekly. To sign up to bake or sell, visit the Challah For Hunger online form or visit the Challah for Hunger website for more information.

Coach basketball with the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department
The Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is looking for volunteer coach applications for the 2018 – 2019 Youth Basketball Program. Coaches must be able to organize practices, prepare for games and communicate effectively with players, parents, and Recreation Department staff. Volunteers can coach for either 6-8, 9-10 or 13-15 age groups. For more information contact Craig Wolfe.

Volunteer with Carolina Campus Community Garden
Carolina Campus Community Garden (CCCG) seeks a compost co-manager to lead groups of two to four volunteers in preparing compost for CCCG’s sustainable agriculture. No prior experience is needed and CCCG provides training. Volunteers must be be available at 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesdays or Wednesdays for the remainder of the fall semester and the spring semester. To apply, email a resume and a brief explanation of why you are interested to Claire Lorch.

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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 Hurricane Florence, 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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