OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
1. 9/27- Final call - Fall 2012 enrollment 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.
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. 10/11 - Apply for APPLES spring 2013 internships
APPLES Service-Learning program is currently accepting applications for its spring 2013 internships. Through an application and interview process, APPLES matches qualified students with nonprofit and governmental organizations for semester-long internships. Interns work 10-12 hours per week for approximately 15 weeks (150 total hours) earning $1,200 in funding, and three hours of academic credit. Application deadline is October 11. For more information or to apply, visit APPLES online.
4. 10/19 - 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.
EVENTS & MEETINGS
1. 10/8- Send Silence Packing at UNC
Every year, 1,100 college students are lost to suicide. It's time to change the conversation about mental health. Join Active Minds at Carolina for its Send Silence Packing event Monday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. Volunteers are needed to set up, staff the event and clean up. The first 20 volunteers receive a free t-shirt. If interested, contact Priya Balagopal.
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
1. 10/11 - Volunteer for Project Connect 2012
Project Connect is a one day event to bring services and resources to the homeless and at-risk of homelessness populations in Orange County. This year Project Connect will be held October 11 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Hargraves Community Center. Volunteers are needed as Spanish translators, food set-up and clean-up, greeters, event set-up and more. For more information, visit Project Connect online.
2. Website developer needed for Chatham County nonprofit
Chatham Connecting, a website created by volunteers to connect Chatham County residents in need with people who can help, seeks a volunteer website developer. The website developer will work with current IT volunteers to enhance and fix the current website as well as make recommendations for improvements. Time commitment is flexible and working from home is an option. For more information, contact Jeff Morehouse.
3. Spanish translation volunteer needed
Looking for virtual service opportunity? Recent Carolina grad working as a fifth-grade teacher needs a volunteer to translate a weekly newsletter into Spanish. Work will take place Thursday and Friday mornings, can be done over email and requires a commitment for every Thursday. To see a sample newsletter visit online. If interested, contact Lindsey Hensler.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.