OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
1. 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.
2. 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 until September 27. Contact Ryan Nilsen or call 919-843-6829 with questions.
3. 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. Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeks program evaluation and grants interns for fall semester
The Orange County Rape Crisis Center is looking for two highly motivated, team-oriented unpaid interns for the fall semester. If you are looking for an opportunity to help a local nonprofit through grant writing, contact Shamecca Bryant. The center also seeks a programs evaluation intern to help with data analysis. Students in public health or sociology are encouraged to apply. If interested, contact Laurie Graham for details.
2. 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.
3. 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. 9/20 - 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.
2. 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. 9/17 - 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.
2. 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.
3. Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership seeks volunteers
The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership needs volunteers to help deliver downtown business guides and maps, hang flyers, and take day and night photos of downtown Chapel Hill. Volunteer work can be done any time of day and any day of the week. Volunteers must have their own digital camera. If interested, contact Meg or call 919-967-9440.
4. Volunteer at Habitat ReStore
The Habitat ReStore is a resale store that accepts and sells gently used household items and building materials. One-time, short-term, long-term and group opportunities are available. Shifts are offered in two-hour increments from Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Volunteers assist in processing donations, customer service, daily maintenance tasks and special projects. For more information, contact Rachel Presslein.
5. Volunteers needed for Carrboro music festival
The Carrboro Music Festival needs volunteers for a variety of duties at the 15th annual Carrboro Music Festival on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 12:30 - 6 p.m. All volunteers receive a festival t-shirt and raffle ticket. Volunteer hours qualify for service-learning and community service requirements. Volunteers also can enjoy over 180 musical acts at 25 different venues. Sign up online.
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.