OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
1. Fall 2012 enrollment now open for Buckley Public Service Scholars program
The Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) program provides a framework for undergraduate students who want to strengthen and maintain their commitment to serving communities throughout North Carolina, the nation and the world. BPSS encourages students to learn about and practice public service and engagement beyond the scope of traditional volunteerism, including organizational service, policy and advocacy work, fundraising and philanthropy. The program includes a number of special opportunities for participants and is open to all full-time undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina.
For more information about program goals, benefits and requirements, visit the program website. New BPSS participants can enroll through the Buckley Portfolio between August 27 and September 27 at. Contact Ryan Nilsen or call 919-843-6829 with questions.
2. The APPLES Service-Learning program is now accepting Bryan Social Innovation Fellowship applications
The Robert E. Bryan Social Innovation Fellowship is designed for aspiring social change-makers who are interested in providing a significant contribution locally, nationally or internationally through the creation of an entrepreneurial project that addresses a community issue or need. Fellows receive enrollment in a public policy course, up to $1,500 to launch their idea, support from APPLES students and staff, and invaluable leadership training and personal development. Up to five team fellowships are awarded. To apply, visit http://www.unc.edu/ccps/portal/. Application deadline is October 19 by 11:59 p.m. For details, contact Ryan Nilsen or call 919-843-6829.
INTERNSHIPS & AWARDS
1. That Cancer Show assistant producer needed
That Cancer Show is a weekly, call-in talk radio show that airs on WPTF 680AM and WSJS 600AM Sundays from 8 - 9 p.m. An assistant producer is needed to work 10 - 15 hours per week (flexible) to assist the producer in identifying program topics, lining up guests, conducting preliminary interviews and scheduling programs. Candidates must have evidence of strong research and communication skills; radio experience is a plus but not required. The position includes a stipend. For details, contact Lois Boynton.
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. Hispanic outreach liaison
North Carolina OPT-ED is a partnership between NC A&T, NCSU and UNC-Chapel Hill. The overall OPT-ED alliance involves statewide institutions that are committed to diversifying the science, mathematics, technology and engineering workforce including the professoriate. The Hispanic Outreach liaison will work to increase Latino participation in NC OPT-ED with a special focus on an event scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. For more information, contact Larry Campbell or call 919-843-6903.
EVENTS & MEETINGS
1. 9/5 -SCALE free tutor training webinar
Join SCALE on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. for our first free webinar of the fall 2012 webinar series: Tutoring 101. Learn how to how to create positive learning experiences with your tutees while addressing the five components of reading. This 60-minute facilitated workshop will review best practices for tutoring, discuss how to incorporate a social justice mission into tutoring, and introduce techniques for including key components of reading. Sponsored by the Student Coalition for Activisim in Literacy Education.
2. 9/11 - First Haiti Committee interest meeting
The Haiti Committee under Extended Disaster Relief of the Campus Y will host its first committee meeting Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the Campus Y in room 103 with refreshments served. Discussion topics include trips to Haiti as well as future plans, trips and service opportunities. The committee is in the building phase and seeks individuals interested in leadership opportunities working in areas including public health clinics, orphanages, school sponsoring and fundraising. Contact Dominique Dormeville with any questions or visit http://www.uncedr.com/.
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
1. 9/5 - 7 - Central Regional Hospital volunteers needed
Central Regional Hospital, an acute in-patient psychiatric facility located in Butner is now accepting volunteers. Volunteers must complete orientation and a criminal background check. Orientation is scheduled for September 5, 6 and 7. Contact CRH.VolunteerServices@dhhs.nc.gov or call 919-764-7520 to register for orientation.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4.. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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, Oct. 7, noon - 6 p.m. Festifall Arts Festival volunteers assist exhibitors, stage managers, youth area and traffic. For more info contact Stephanie Yeatts.
7. Youth Spanish volunteer needed
Los Caballeros, a mentoring program for Latino middle school boys that aims to promote higher education and drug/violence prevention, seeks male mentors Mondays from 2:45 - 5:15 p.m. There is no language requirement for volunteers, however speaking Spanish is a plus. Activities include soccer and basketball games, speakers about drugs and homework tutoring. Contact Wendy Song or Jackson Boone for more information.
8. Special Olympics Orange County seeks volunteer coaches
Special Olympics Orange County seeks volunteer coaches for school-based swim program serving 150 children with special needs. Students are in grades kindergarten - 12, beginner through intermediate level swimmers. Classes are held once per week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 - 10:40 a.m., 10:45 - 11:25 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 1 - 1:40 p.m., and Thursday from 10:15 - 10:55 a.m. Classes run from September 17 to December 6. To volunteer, contact Colleen Lanigan or call 919-968-2810. Deadline to volunteer is September 28.
9. Scholars' Latino Initiative applications now available
The Scholars' Latino Initiative (SLI) is a mentoring program assisting Latino/a high school students from under-served and under-resourced areas in North Carolina to achieve their goals of higher education. Applications to join SLI are now available and are due September 14. You do not have to be Latino/a or speak Spanish to apply. For details, contact SLI.
10. Male mentors needed for Latino middle schoolers
CHICLE is a full-service, locally owned language institute located in Chapel Hill/Carrboro area that teaches a wide variety of languages, as well as some advanced classes that combine language and literature. Youth Spanish volunteers are needed for both children and adults, and Spanish fluency required. For details, contact Alicia.
11. Change a child's life by helping to change their family
The Durham Exchange Clubs' Family Center offers a 14-week class for parents and children. Every Monday for a semester volunteers make copies, order food, serve dinner, provide child care and help parents learn how to be nurturing and loving. Volunteers are needed from 5:30 - 8 p.m.to help with office tasks, pick up the meals, set up, help settle in the children, work with the children, or be an extra set of hands in the class. If interested, contact Rachel Galanter.
12. Local hunger relief organization needs volunteers
TABLE, Inc. is a Carrboro-based hunger relief organization that brings together UNC college students and local community members to feed hungry children in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area. Located at 205 W. Weaver Street in downtown Carrboro (on bus route), volunteers are needed weekly to provide healthy food to hungry Chapel Hill and Carrboro kids. For more information visit TABLE online.
13. Domestic violence hotline training
Compass Center for Women and Families is recruiting volunteer advocates and Spanish interpreters for its domestic violence hotline. Hotline advocates offer support, information and referrals to victims of domestic violence. Advocate training meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning September 18 through November 1. Interpreter training is arranged individually. If interested, contact Susan Friedman or call 919-929-3872.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. 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.