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The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes this newsletter to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. To stay even more connected to public service and engagement at Carolina, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
If you’d like to get involved with Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in North Carolina, you can find donation and volunteer opportunities at the state-run Volunteer N.C. website.

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Table of Contents

OPPORTUNITIES AT CCPS
TODAY – Attend CarolinaServes: Fair in the Pit
Deadline TODAY – Paid position for graduate students
9/30 – Calling all undergraduates: Become a Buckley Public Service Scholar
9/30 – Apply for Arts in Public Service Fellows
10/22 – Have a social impact project idea? Apply for the Bryan Fellowship
Faculty/instructors: Need money for a service-learning course?
Apply for a grant to support your disaster recovery project
New Service Partnership Mini-Grants
Faculty/staff: Create a profile in the new engaged scholarship directory

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
World Relief Internships – Serve refugees in your community
Hunger relief and nutrition education nonprofit seeks fall semester interns

UPCOMING EVENTS
9/19 – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees speaker event
9/19 – Seeking volunteers for community cookout
9/21 – Durham arts festival volunteers needed
10/4 – Red Cross blood drive
10/9 – UNC School of Government hosting master of public administration open house
10/12 – Tar Heel Service Day hosted by General Alumni Association
10/12 – Volunteers needed for Festifall Arts Market

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteer opportunity TODAY: The Superhero Project
Help high schoolers apply for college financial aid
9/25 – Apply for UNC Student Organizations Council
Volunteer with Happy Kids Healthy Kids
Volunteer with Communities In Schools of Durham
Central Regional Hospital Student Volunteer Program
Help with adult education at El Centro Hispano
No Kid Hungry NC seeks volunteers for kids’ nutrition program

OPPORTUNITIES AT CCPS

 

TODAY – Attend CarolinaServes: Fair in the Pit
Learn about ways you can make a difference in your community! Attend CarolinaServes: Fair 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today (Monday, Sept. 16) in the Pit. Local nonprofits and Carolina organizations will gather to share community involvement opportunities and recruit new volunteers/members. Students, faculty, staff and the general public will all find meaningful engagement opportunities at the fair. Enrich your semester by engaging in public service! Hosted by CCPS, UNC Student Government and Carolina Dining Services.

Deadline TODAY – Paid position for graduate students
CCPS 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 will be accepted until the end of today (Sept. 16) through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

9/30 – Calling all undergraduates: Become a Buckley Public Service Scholar
BPSS provides a framework for Carolina undergraduate students committed to making a positive impact through service. BPSS challenges participants to expand their understanding of service, connect academic and community-based experiences and build their capacity to help effect change. Enrollment for Fall 2019 ends Sept. 30.

9/30 – Apply for Arts in Public Service Fellows
Want to enrich your community through the arts? BPSS and Carolina Performing Arts have partnered to create the Arts in Public Service Fellows. This program emphasizes expansive definitions of both “service” and “arts,” and advocates for creative modes of connecting them. Arts in Public Service Fellows will learn the ways in which the arts have effected and will continue to effect social change, develop necessary skills for engaging in this work themselves and gain first-hand experience supporting local arts and public service projects. Apply by Sept. 30 to join the 2019-2020 cohort!

10/22 – Have a social impact project idea? Apply for the Bryan Fellowship
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.

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 quarterly at the following deadlines: Aug. 30, 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, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

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!

Hunger relief and nutrition education nonprofit seeks fall semester interns
TABLE, Inc., a nonprofit that provides healthy food and nutrition education to local children in Orange County, is searching for program and farm interns to help with project-based activities. Intern tasks will include leading weekly volunteer shifts and assisting program directors. Interns should be organized and detail-oriented. Access to a car is preferred but not required. Expected workload is eight or more hours per week for the duration of the fall semester. Applications accepted on a rolling basis; email Michelle Perry for more information.

UPCOMING EVENTS

9/19 – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees speaker event
At 7 p.m. on Sept. 19, the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center is hosting a free and public event at Memorial Hall with Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. This will be the first time that the High Commissioner will be speaking at a public event outside of New York and Washington, D.C. Come learn about the factors that drive displacement and what we can do in the global refugee crisis. You must RSVP to attend.

9/19 – Seeking volunteers for community cookout
Help out at the 2019 Good Neighbor Initiative (GNI) Community Cookout! Previously known as the Good Neighbor Initiative Block Party and Neighborhood Night Out, this community event takes place on Thursday, Sept. 19. GNI engages student and non-student residents of the downtown residential neighborhoods to improve relationships and quality of life in these areas. This endeavor is a collaboration between UNC Off-Campus Student Life, the Town of Chapel Hill, the Marian Cheek Jackson Center and EmPOWERment, Inc. If you’re interested in volunteering at the GNI Community Cookout, please register online.

9/21 – Durham arts festival volunteers needed
Volunteer with CenterFest, an arts festival hosted by the Durham Arts Council on Sept. 21 and 22. CenterFest showcases more than 80 performance groups and 140 visual artists. To make the festival a success, DAC needs 300+ volunteers to serve the public and the artists. Sign up here for Sept. 21, and sign up here for Sept. 22. For more information, email Liz Kunesh.

10/4 – Red Cross blood drive
The Graduate and Professional Student Federation Blood Drive will take place from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, at the Carolina Student Union, Room 3109A. Sign up online and select “UNC Graduate and Professional Student Federation,” or contact GPSF Director of Public Service Lorna Doucette. This event is open to anyone, not just graduate and professional students!

10/9 – UNC School of Government hosting master of public administration open house
At 6 p.m. on Oct. 9, the UNC School of Government will host an open house for its master of public administration (MPA) program. A panel of alumni, current students and faculty will share their experiences with the program. This is an opportunity to visit the School of Government, explore the MPA curriculum and career outcomes in a conversational format and hear from others committed to advancing their careers and impacting change in their communities. Find out more online.

10/12 – Tar Heel Service Day hosted by General Alumni Association
This year, Carolina alumni and friends will participate in Tar Heel Service Day on University Day, Oct. 12. Can’t participate on Saturday? Not to worry, all projects from Monday, Oct. 7, to Sunday, Oct. 13 will be recognized. You’ll not only be doing a good thing and making an impact, but when you sign up a project, you’ll be sent cool Carolina swag, too. Last year, more than 700 Tar Heels served more than 3,400 hours in honor of University Day. Don’t miss out! Sign up to #ServeCarolina today.

10/12 – Volunteers needed for Festifall Arts Market
Chapel Hill Community Arts and Culture is seeking volunteers for Festifall Arts Market on Oct. 12. Experience Festifall behind-the-scenes and help make the magic happen at a favorite Chapel Hill event. Join in a celebration of community and inspiring creativity for a better Chapel Hill. Learn more online.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer opportunity TODAY: The Superhero Project
Do you love superheroes? Are you looking for an artistic way to volunteer with kids in the community? The Superhero Project is holding its first general body meeting at 5:30 p.m. today (Sept. 16) in Student Union Room 2418. The Superhero Project partners kids in the community with local artists to create superheroes and comic books modeled after the children themselves. For more information, visit the website or email Nhi Nguyen.

9/25 – Help high schoolers apply for college financial aid
The UNC Initiative on Poverty and Inequality is beginning a FASFA Assist program to make financial aid for higher education more accessible. The program helps high school students with understanding and applying to the FAFSA, which stands for “Free Application for Federal Student Aid.” Training is provided on Sept. 25. For more information, email Daniel Andrade. Or sign up now!

9/25 – Apply for UNC Student Organizations Council
Student Organizations Council is a University board that allocates funding to registered student organizations, helps to create and adjudicate policies for student organizations and advises student organizations in reaching their goals. If you’re interested in joining the Finance, Programming or Accountability and Community Council, please apply by Sept. 25.
For questions, contact Sarah Haynes.

Volunteer with Happy Kids Healthy Kids
Happy Kids Healthy Kids is a Carolina service club that exists to educate surrounding elementary school children about health, wellness and body positivity. The group volunteers after school, teaching self-designed lessons about wellness and playing games for physical activity. To get involved, email Justin Clark.

Volunteer with Communities In Schools of Durham
Communities In Schools of Durham is a dropout prevention nonprofit that works directly in schools to help kids stay in school. We are looking for volunteers for the 2019-2020 school year, in school-based and administrative roles. These volunteer opportunities are ideal for students interested in social work, education, nonprofit organizations or working with youth. Learn more online or email Jessica Barner.

Central Regional Hospital Student Volunteer Program
Central Regional Hospital is a state psychiatric facility in Butner, N.C., that offers a volunteer program for college students. As a volunteer, you get a chance to engage in a unique learning opportunity assisting staff in the implementation of therapeutic treatment programs for patients. For more information, call Dontezz Foster at 919-764-7525.

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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