OPPORTUNITIES AT CCPS
11/4 – Apply for an APPLES Alternative Spring Break (ASB)
The ASB program takes place in the spring semester through both classroom interaction and an immersive experience for eight days during spring break in March. Trip focus areas include: rural communities, urban communities, civil rights, disaster relief and Latinx communities. An interest meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 at Dey Hall, room 210. To learn more, visit our website. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Nov. 4.
11/8 – Submit a proposal for the Connect, Engage, Transform Conference
CCPS and partners are hosting the Connect, Engage, Transform: Rural Community Partnerships conference to bring together stakeholders from North Carolina’s rural communities and UNC-Chapel Hill to highlight and encourage authentic, effective and sustainable collaborations for the public good. We are currently accepting presentation proposals from teams of active and innovative academic and community partners who are working for the advancement of North Carolina’s rural communities. For more information, visit the conference webpage. You can submit a proposal online.
Faculty/Instructors: Do you need money to start or improve a service-learning course?
Applications are currently open for faculty and instructors to apply for a Course Development Grant. These awards of up to $5,000 are provided to help you develop a new or modify an existing service-learning course. We accept applications on a rolling basis through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.
Apply for a grant to support your disaster recovery project
CCPS manages a Disaster Relief Fund to support ongoing hurricane recovery efforts in North Carolina. We provide grants of up to $5,000 to enable project-based public service efforts by UNC-Chapel Hill students, staff and faculty. To apply, visit the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. All projects should be conducted with a community partner and address a stated need of the community. While proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis, CCPS will review project grants at the following deadlines: Dec. 5 and Feb. 28. For questions, email Kate Palmer or call 919-843-6616.
Additionally, CCPS offers grants of up to $1,000 for disaster relief trips. Carolina students, faculty and staff can apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Faculty and staff may be eligible to use Community Service Leave hours for relief trips.
New Service Partnership Mini-Grants
In celebration of our 20th anniversary, CCPS is offering Service Partnership Mini-Grants to Carolina students. We intend for these mini-grants, which range from $150-300, to help build deeper connections between Carolina students and off-campus community partners by funding project- or event-based collaborations. Apply online though the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal, and email Ryan Nilsen with questions.
Faculty/staff: Create a profile in the new engaged scholarship directory
The Community Engaged Scholars Directory showcases faculty and staff from across UNC-Chapel Hill who conduct community-engaged scholarship. We hope this directory will draw attention to engaged scholarship at Carolina and help foster university-wide connections surrounding engagement. If you’re a Carolina faculty or staff member whose work is community-engaged, please consider registering yourself in the directory! We encourage all Carolina constituents to use this directory as a resource for connecting with others committed to engaging communities through their research and teaching.
INTERNSHIPS, FUNDING & AWARDS
10/31 – Apply for the Princeton in Asia Fellowship
Princeton in Asia (PiA) fosters mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives, cultivate long-lasting relationships and benefit local and global communities. The application is due on Oct. 31.
11/17 – Apply for summer internship in Uganda
Apply for a summer internship through Advocates for Grassroots Development in Uganda, a Campus Y committee that focuses on growing sustainable, grassroots initiatives in Uganda. This year, the 6-8 week internships are in public health, education and agriculture sectors. The application closes Nov. 17. If you have any questions, email the committee.
1/10 – For professionals: Application for 2020 Clinical Scholars program opens
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars is a national leadership development program for experienced health practitioners. Teams of three to five scholars will design a project to address a complex health problem in their discipline area. Teams receive an annual grant funding up to $525,000 so members can participate in the three-year program at no cost to themselves or their organizations. Visit the website to view applicant criteria. The application opens Jan. 10. For any questions, email Melissa Green.
3/18 – Apply for Faculty Scholars program for the Carolina Women’s Center
The Carolina Women’s Center is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Faculty Scholars Program. The program awards three separate grants of $10,000 each to support scholarly, engaged or creative research on topics related to women, sex, gender equity and/or all intersections of gender. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18. Visit the CWC website for more information on applicant criteria. For any questions, send an email with the subject line “Faculty Scholar grant question.”
Apply for special events internship at Orange County Rape Crisis Center (OCRCC)
Looking for a chance to gain valuable marketing, event planning and fundraising experience while assisting a great cause? The special events intern will work closely with the development and communications team at the OCRCC to assist with preparations for the 32nd Annual Holiday Auction, which will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8. Visit the website for more details.
World Relief Internships – Serve refugees in your community
Do you have a passion for working with refugees and immigrants? World Relief Durham is looking for interns to join their team this fall. Positions are open in the refugee resettlement department, Immigration Legal Services Center and the refugee and immigrant youth program. Apply today!
10/30 – Interest meeting for the Coalition Against Violence
Join the Coalition Against Violence, which aims to be the hub of students mobilization and organizing against violence on campus. The first interest meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Student Union, room 2420. If you have any questions, email the organization.
11/10 – Student organizations needed for household supply drive
The Branching Out program of Families Moving Forward assists families transitioning out of homelessness into permanent housing. The annual supply drive collects household items such as paper towels and Windex to provide to clients. If your organization would like to make a real impact for local families by collecting items, please contact Lawrence McBride by Nov. 10.
Apply to be publicity chair for Carolina Closet
Carolina Closet is an organization that gives students and faculty access to donated business attire for professional opportunities. The organization seeks someone passionate about equity and opportunity who is interested in developing marketing strategies to join the team. Prior experience with writing social media copy for an organization or job role is required. To apply, email a resume to Sydney Hansen.
Public health nonprofit seeks communications professionals
MiracleFeet, a Chapel Hill-based international public health nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to clubfoot treatment in low-income countries, is seeking to fill two marketing/communications positions: a marketing and communications manager and a senior writer and content producer. Visit the website to read more about the job descriptions and application instructions.
Applications open for queer_hack
Queer_hack is a new student organization focused on building community and support networks for LGBTQ+ students interested in tech. The first ever hackathon created by and for queer students will be held in November 2020. The organization is also developing a peer study group program, hosting social and community events all year round and exploring the possibility of future programs. Apply to join the team.
Volunteer at Edible Campus Garden
Want to help grow food across campus? Come out to the weekly Edible Campus UNC Garden Workdays to help maintain gardens across campus. Tasks include planting, harvesting, watering, weeding and more. No experience necessary. Held 3:30-5 p.m. every Monday at Edible Campus Garden behind Davis Library. If you are part of an organization, fill out this form for a special work day.
Work with individuals with disabilities at The Arc of the Triangle
The Arc of the Triangle is seeking friendly, caring and reliable people to work with children and adults with disabilities (participants) as support professionals. Selected candidates will provide one-on-one direct care support to participants at home and in the community to help them meet their individual goals through skill-building, supported employment and community involvement. This is a paid, part-time position. Apply online or call 919-942-5119 ext 135.
Volunteer to lead a nutrition education program
TABLE is looking for SnackChef Team Leaders for fall 2019! Volunteers will help lead a weekly nutrition education program at local community centers. SnackChef is a fun and interactive way to teach kids about nutrition and encourage them to eat healthy foods. Each week you will help teach a nutrition lesson, lead an interactive activity and teach kids how to make a healthy snack. Team Leaders are required to commit to the same weekly shift for the entire semester. For more information, email Michelle Perry.
Volunteers needed at hunger relief organization
TABLE is the only local nonprofit dedicated to feeding hungry children in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and neighboring Orange County communities. The organization is always looking for volunteers. Fill out the volunteer form to gain access to its online calendar to sign up for volunteer shifts.
Volunteer with Democracy NC to support voting rights
Volunteer tasks include: voter education research projects; data entry; making event turn out, get out the vote and issue advocacy texts and calls; support tasks; and serving as a nonpartisan poll monitor on Election Day. Please contact Juliana for more information. A typical shift is two hours on weekdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Democracy NC’s Durham office</a/>.
Support Holiday Auction at Orange County Rape Crisis Center (OCRCC)
On Sunday, Dec. 8, the OCRCC is hosting its annual gala at the Carolina Inn to help support the organization’s free services. The event includes a reception, silent auction, live music and a plated dinner along with a special guest speaker. If you’d like to donate an item, become a sponsor or purchase a ticket, visit the event website.
Volunteer with the Orange County Rape Crisis Center
Consider joining the OCRCC Core training, the new training curriculum for all volunteers. This comprehensive 25-hour program prepares all volunteers to understand OCRCC’s mission and values, work alongside staff and interact with clients in an affirming and trauma-informed way. After completing the Core, you will select which volunteer position is right for you, and then have a specialized training based on that position.
Attend Wednesdays at the Y leadership workshops
Wednesdays at the Y is a leadership series aimed at helping you lead your committee, campaign or venture to sustainable success. Join every Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m in the Campus Y’s Anne Queen Lounge. Food will be provided. Find out this week’s topic and speaker online.
Youth basketball coaches needed
Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is seeking volunteer coaches for the 2019-2020 Youth Basketball Program. Coaches must exhibit the ability to teach good sportsmanship and organize practices, prepare for games and communicate effectively with players, parents and Recreation Department staff. Openings in the 6-8 and 9-10 age groups. For more information, please email Craig Wolfe or call 919-918-7376.
Help with adult education at El Centro Hispano
El Centro Hispano is seeking volunteers for adult education programs, which include English conversation classes, computer classes, high school equivalency test preparation classes and more. El Centro Hispano has locations in both Durham and Carrboro; volunteer opportunities vary at each location. If you’re interested, email Alexia Lucas.
No Kid Hungry NC seeks volunteers for kids’ nutrition program
No Kid Hungry NC is looking for volunteers to assist with the Cooking Matters for Kids program, which is a hands-on nutrition and cooking education program for 3rd-5th grade children. Volunteers are needed to help with lessons Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. at local afterschool programs. For additional information, contact Jessica Soldavini.
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