OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
1. 9/10 - Apply for APPLES alternative fall break
The APPLES Service-Learning program is now accepting applications for its alternative fall break (AFB) experience. During AFB, students serve in various communities applying what they learn about focus issues through direct and indirect service as well as advocacy work. Emphasis is placed on trip reflection throughout the break experience and upon return. To learn more and submit an application visit APPLES online. Application deadline is September 10.
2. 10/1 - Apply for an APPLES alternative winter break
The APPLES Service-Learning program offers two unique alternative winter break opportunities for UNC undergraduates; violence prevention and rural poverty. Selected students spend five days working with seasoned community partners and reflect upon their learning experiences. To learn more and apply visit APPLES online. Application deadline is October 1.
3. 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. Contact Ryan Nilsen or call 919-843-6829 with questions.
4. 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. Apply for NCPIRG New Voters Project Internship
NCPIRG's New Voters Project is looking for Carolina students to work with this fall on the New Voters Project, a nonpartisan effort to make sure young voters go to the polls on Election Day. Students go through a training program to learn how to organize a campaign on campus and engage their peers on issues that matter to them. If you want to make a difference and learn valuable skills, join NCPIRG's team of interns and volunteers. For details or to apply, visit NCPIRG online.
2. 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.
EVENTS & MEETINGS
1. 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/.
2. 9/12- Minority Association of Pre-Health Students general body meeting
The Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) will host a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in Murphy Hall 116. Come learn about how MAPS provides underrepresented students with resources to become a successful health professional. Pre-med, dental, pharmacy, nursing and public health students are welcome to hear from Dr. Hogan on how to succeed in your science classes. For more information, visit MAPS online.
3. 9/20 - Lecture and panel discussion on needs of wounded, ill and disabled troops
Colonel Kevin McDonnell (ret.), director of the U.S. Special Operations Command Care Coalition, will speak on the needs of wounded, ill, and disabled troops and how communities can support their successful transition to civilian life. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with Tommy Norman, president of Norcom Properties and founder of Charlotte Bridge Home, a model community advocacy program for wounded Special Operations service members and families; Paul Passaro, program director of Charlotte Bridge Home; and UNC alumna Easter Maynard (MSW '97) of Golden Corral Corp., who leads their signature philanthropy project Camp Corral, a summer camp for children of wounded, disabled or fallen soldiers. Parking is available in the FedEx Global Education building parking deck at the corner of Pittsboro and McCauley Streets. For more information, visit http://ssw.unc.edu/about/news/lecture_on_needs_of_wounded_veterans.
4. 10/8 - The Furlow Fund's Second Annual Smiling Faces benefit
The Furlow Fund will host a benefit dinner on behalf of the Palestinian Cleft Society (PCS). PCS was founded in 2007 to provide care for Palestinian children with cleft lip and palate, and has provided free surgery to over 950 Palestinian children. The dinner will take place Monday, Oct. 8 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the FedEx Global Ed Center. Cost is $15 for students, $25 for adults $25 and includes dinner, entertainment and a silent auction. Contact Sonya for volunteer opportunities.
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
1. 9/15 - UNC Club Cross Country home meet volunteers needed
The UNC Club Cross Country needs eight to 10 volunteers to help with the set-up of our home meet on September 15 from 7 - 11 a.m. at 100 Old Mason Farm Road. Volunteers should arrive by 7 a.m., but those who can only help with clean-up are also welcome. If interested, contact Chelsea Weiermiller by Friday, Sept. 14.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Young Scholars International seeks marketing volunteer
Young Scholars International is a student organization working to take liberal arts seminars to high schools in China. Over the past two summers, YSI sent more than 21 UNC students to China to lead 39 liberal art seminars. YSI seeks a motivated volunteer for its marketing director position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, new project publicity and execution, organization imagine design and new member recruitment. For more information, contact Zhujun Liang.
7. Math and science tutors needed
Inspire, a student organization that partners UNC students with science and math teachers in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, seeks tutors. Through Inspire, tutors will go at least once a week to tutor small groups of science/math students or help answer questions and explain concepts in a classroom setting. If interested, email Inspire.
8. Help kids with disabilities learn to swim
The Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation seeks volunteers for its adapted aquatics class held on Wednesday evenings at Homestead Aquatics Center, 300 Northern Park Drive. No experience teaching swimming needed. Volunteers are paired with children and teens to help them practice what the aquatics instructor teaches. Two classes are held Wednesdays: 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. and 7:30 - 8:15 p.m. Volunteers can select one or both classes. Classes start September 12 and run through November 14, but the need for help is ongoing. If interested, contact Marian Kaslovsky or call 919-968-2813.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.