OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
1. Final call for Ueltschi Service-Learning Course Development Grants
APPLES Service-Learning, a program of the Carolina Center for Public Service, is soliciting a second round of proposals for $8,000 service-learning course development grants and $1,500 service-learning mini-grants to support undergraduate courses in Academic and Health Affairs. APPLES seeks to award five $8,000 grants and three $1,500 grants to instructors to develop courses that successfully integrate community-based service into the curriculum and promote the pedagogy of service-learning at UNC-Chapel Hill. UNC-Chapel Hill faculty members, adjunct faculty members or graduate instructors teaching undergraduate courses in Academic or Health Affairs are eligible to apply. Joint applications from collaborating faculty are welcome. Courses previously funded by a Ueltschi grant are not eligible. For more information, visit www.unc.edu/apples or contact email@example.com. To apply, visit www.unc.edu/ccps/portal. Application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2012.
INTERNSHIPS & AWARDS
1. 10/8 - Campus Compact seeks documentary short submissions
North Carolina Campus Compact welcomes film students at member campuses to create a five to 20 minute documentary short that tells a story of students, faculty or staff making deep community impact through their engagement. Two winning entries will receive $1,000 and will be featured at the Compact's November 2-3 CSNAP student conference at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Competition film reviewers will facilitate a workshop during the conference to encourage filmmaking students to use their craft to further community engagement. Entry deadline is October 8. For details, contact Lisa Keyne.
2. Patient Facilitator Internship applications now being accepted
The Patient Facilitator (PF) Internship is designed to complement the Introduction to Clinical Medicine 1 & 2 courses and the Open Skills Labs. PFs are selected from the undergraduate colleges and typically have an interest in applying to either medical or pharmacy school. The internship will transition into a course for the second semester, and participants will receive course credit from the Department of Family Medicine upon completion. If interested, submit the online application with a cover letter to Eric Powers no later than August 31.
3. Global Health and MCH internship fall 2012
Curamericas Global, an international development organization that ensures long-term sustainability and high-impact progress for women and children, seeks public heath interns. Responsibilities include program development, operational research, grant writing, monitoring and evaluation, and other program implementation activities as required. Four positions are available that require 20 to 40 hours per week. Contact Volunteer@curamericas.org for more information.
4. Public Health and Public Policy internships
RTI International has two internship opportunities available: HIV Prevention Intervention Internship (fluency in Spanish, highly preferred) and a Behavioral Health Policy and Economics Internship. For more information, visit www.rti.org/interns.
1. 8/29 - Extended Disaster Relief Interest Meeting
Extended Disaster Relief of the Campus Y is hosting an interest meeting Wednesday, August 29 at the Campus Y in the Queen Anne Lounge at 7 p.m. and Thursday, August 30 at the Campus Y in the lobby at 7 p.m. If you are interested in getting involved in domestic and international community service, group and project leadership, publicity or strategic trip and event planning, please plan to attend. Dinner will be served at both meetings. For more information, contact Christopher Wallace or Tiesha Martin, or visit http://www.uncedr.com/.
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
1. 8/27 - Volunteers needed for Special Olympics
Special Olympics Orange County seeks volunteer coaches for its fall sports beginning the week of August 27. Athletes range in age and skill level, from 8 years old to seniors, individual skills through competitive. Coaches of all skill levels are welcomed. Classes include: tennis on Saturdays from 4 - 5:30 p.m., soccer on Sundays from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. or 5 - 6:30 p.m., cycling on Sundays from 10 - 11:30 a.m., bocce on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., and golf on Wednesdays from 5:45 - 7 p.m. For details, contact Colleen Lanigan or call 919-968-2810.
2. 9/5 - Horse leaders and sidewalker volunteers needed
North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center (NCTRC) needs lesson volunteers. NCTRC offers the fun of horseback riding, along with its physical and psychological benefits, to children and adults with special needs. Volunteers are needed to help with the fall lesson session from September 5 to December 7. Volunteers work directly with riders and horses in class. No experience necessary and training is provided. For more information, contact Diane Stranahan, call 919-304-1009 or visit NCTRC online.
3. 9/8 - Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers
The Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeks dedicated volunteers with diverse backgrounds for training classes beginning September 8. Positions offered include community educators, who prevent sexual violence in our community by presenting educational programs to students in local schools; and companions, who provide support and resources to survivors by responding to our 24-hour Help Line. For more information, visit www.ocrcc.org/volunteer.
4. 9/15 - Durham Arts Council seeks CenterFest volunteers
CenterFest, Durham's largest outdoor arts festival, will be held September 15 and 16. More than 400 volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks ranging from two hours to a full day. Interested volunteers should register through Durham Wayfinders to sign up for a shift. For details, visit CenterFest online or contact Lindsay Gordon.
5. 9/15 - Coach YMCA youth soccer
Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA youth soccer needs coaching volunteers for the fall season (Saturdays, Sept. 15 - Nov. 3). Beginners and recreational players range in age from 3 - 13, girls and boys. The league is fun-focused and instructional, and meets just on Saturdays at Homestead Park in Chapel Hill. Volunteer with friends or join with other coaches to lead a team. If interested, contact Mike Meyen or call 919-442-9622.
6. 9/17 - Volunteers needed for local kids hunger relief organization
TABLE urgently needs UNC student volunteers for its hunger relief programs starting September 17. Located at 205 W. Weaver Street in downtown Carrboro on the bus route, TABLE provides healthy food to local kids. Volunteers are needed Mondays 6:30 - 8 p.m.; Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays 6 - 8 p.m.; Thursdays 10 a.m. - noon; and Thursdays 2:30 - 4 p.m. Leadership roles are available. For details, contact Ashton or visit TABLE online.
7. 10/7 - Volunteer with Town of Chapel Hill's 40th Annual Festifall Arts Festival
Festifall Arts Festival volunteers, don't miss this opportunity to enjoy a day with Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department for its 40th Annual Arts Festival in downtown Chapel Hill on Sunday October 7, noon - 6 p.m. Festifall Arts Festival volunteers assist exhibitors, stage managers, youth area and traffic. For more info contact Stephanie Yeatts.
8. Botanical Garden seeks volunteer website designer
The North Carolina Botanical Garden (NCBG) seeks a volunteer website designer to assist in developing a website specific for the NCBG Sculpture in the Garden exhibit that will link to the NCBG primary website. The website will contain a list of artists, resumes and photos of the outdoor sculpture. If interested, contact Nancy Easterling or call 919-962-0522.
9. Volunteers needed to teach English and work with childcare program
MANO ESL Program seeks volunteers to teach English to Latino immigrants and work with its childcare program. Shifts are available Monday or Wednesday, or both days, from 7 - 8:15 p.m. at Carrboro Elementary School (five minutes off campus with provided carpool). If interested, contact Rachel Burns for an application.
10. Be a school volunteer this fall
Can YOU Help? Find out how rewarding it is to help students by volunteering for one semester in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools two to three hours a week any time during the school day or after school. You choose the volunteer placement that fits your schedule and interests. Register in advance at http://bit.ly/CHCCSvolunteer then stop by the Frank Porter Graham Student Union room 2510 on September 5, 10, 11 or 12 between 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. For more information, contact George Ann McCay.
11. Carolina Music Outreach seeks volunteers
Love music and working with kids? Do you play an instrument or sing? Join Carolina Music Outreach, a UNC-CH student organization that pairs children from underprivileged backgrounds with UNC students who volunteer to teach weekly private music lessons. To get involved, visit Carolina Music Outreach online for an application. For details, contact Katie Weinel.
12. Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program needs volunteers
The Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program (PITAP) is looking for undergraduate volunteers to become classroom consultants and/or conversation partners. Volunteers can help the ITAs learn about American culture and practice spoken English as well as inform them about the expectations of American classrooms. Ten to 12 hours per semester are required and all majors are welcome. For details and orientation information, contact Brian Rybarczyk.
13. Volunteers needed for East Chapel Hill High School AVID
East Chapel Hill High School AVID classes seek college mentors to work with groups of students to plan, promote and implement a community service activity for the 2012-2013 school year. AVID is a program that helps close the achievement gap by preparing students for college and career success. Part of the leadership focus includes this service-learning experience. College student volunteers meet a group of students at the start of the school year, help them brainstorm ideas and create a timeline for implementation, serving as role models and guiding them until its completion. For more information, contact AVID site coordinator Amanda Galvin or call 919-530-9669.