OPPORTUNITIES AT CCPS
TODAY – Calling all undergraduates: Become a Buckley Public Service Scholar (BPSS)
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 today, Sept. 30.
TODAY – 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 the end of today, Sept. 30, to join the 2019-2020 cohort!
10/14 – Heritage and Migration in NC: New course and student funding opportunity
Experience and document North Carolina’s Mexican and Latin American history through field research and oral history. This 3-credit APPLES Service-Learning course includes spring break in Ocracoke (March 8-13, 2020). Travel expenses are provided for students. Apply by Oct. 14. More information and application here. If you have any questions, email Hannah Gill.
10/21 – 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. 21 through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Please note the application deadline was listed incorrectly in previous Public Service News emails; the correct deadline is Oct. 21.
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, FUNDING & AWARDS
10/15 – Juniors and seniors: Apply for the Phillips Travel Scholarship
Always dreamed of traveling internationally? The Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship provides up to $9,500 for full-time juniors or seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences at Carolina. Visit the website to review the criteria and apply by Oct. 15.
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.
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!
10/8 – Tolu Olubunmi, Special Advisor to the UN, speaking on campus
Tolu Olubunmi, Special Advisor to the UN on the ActNow Campaign, will be speaking at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center. Ms. Olubunmi is the CEO of Lions Write and is a global advocate for migrants, refugees and internally displaced people. Her talk is titled “Relentless: Making the Impossible Inevitable.” This event is sponsored by the UNC Center for European Studies.
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.
10/13 – Pack meals for people in crisis
Volunteers needed to help pack meals for those in crisis situations like those in the Bahamas coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. The event will be from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 at Ram’s Head Recreation Center, Court 3. We encourage volunteers to fundraise $75, equivalent to a year of meals for one child; however, fundraising is not a requirement to participate. Sign up online, and contact Madison Haines with questions.
10/26 – Raleigh 5k supporting Prevent Child Abuse NC
Prevent Child Abuse NC is celebrating its 40th year by hosting a 5k at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh on Oct. 26. You can support the event by registering to run or by volunteering that day. Contact Anne Korfas with questions.
10/11 – Submit research pre-proposal for Creativity Hubs Competition
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is hosting the third Creativity Hubs Pilot Awards competition, seeking research proposals from interdisciplinary teams that want to address society’s key challenges in new ways. The Request for Proposal is due on Friday, Oct. 11. Read more about Creativity Hubs 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 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!
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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