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. 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.
3. 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. 10/12 - Kenan-Biddle Partnership now accepting applications
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is now accepting applications for the 2012-13 Kenan-Biddle Partnership, a funding opportunity for student-initiated projects that are based on collaboration with counterparts at Duke University. The partnership, funded by The William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust and The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, will offer grants to accepted proposals that strengthen established collaborations between Duke and UNC or encourage new ones, enhancing the intellectual life at both universities. Proposals must include a student or students who serve as the project initiator. Proposals should be designed to stimulate collaborative arts, sciences and humanities projects between the two universities. The proposal should be specific about the activities and duties the participants would undertake and must include at least one public exhibition, presentation or performance. Preference will be given to proposals made jointly by students from both institutions. Application deadline is October 12 with decisions announced in November for a January 1 start. To learn more, visit the Kenan-Biddle Partnership.
2. Communications intern position with Farmworker Union
Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) is a union that represents farmworkers around the state. Currently, FLOC is looking for a communications intern. The position requires approximately 15 hours per week, which can be done remotely and on a flexible schedule after training. Intern must be available to travel to Dudley for one to two full days of training. Visit FLOC online for more information.
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. 9/26 - Volunteer wanted for Gender Non-Specific Housing Coalition
Are you interested in working towards a safe, inclusive and accessible housing experience for all students at our university? Join the Gender Non-Specific Housing Coalition. The fall semester kickoff event will be held September 26 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Pit with artistic performance and the opportunity to complete postcards and/or a video. A volunteer workshop will also take place from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union room 3408. For details visit Gender Non-Specific Housing Coalition.
2. 10/8 & 11 - Project Connect seeks volunteers
The sixth annual Project Connect is a one-day, one-stop event that provides services to people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing homelessness. Volunteers are needed for Project Connect which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Hargraves Community Center, 216 N Roberson Street, Chapel Hill. To volunteer, visit www.phc-orange.org.
4. 10/27 - Help build a playground
Chapel Hill's Glenwood Elementary School seeks volunteers to help build a new playground October 27 and 28. No construction experience necessary, and four and eight-hour shifts from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. are available both days. Register online. For details visit www2.chccs.k12.nc.us/glenwoodpta.
5. Volunteer to play soccer with kids
Volunteer at street soccer games in Chapel Hill and Carrboro neighborhoods. Volunteers just show up and play and can customize the schedule to suit availability. If you like soccer or kids, or just want to get involved, email Sarah Broadwell or call 919-210-4173.
6. Come to Hunger Lunch
Hunger Lunch committee, a Campus Y organization within Nourish UNC hosts a hunger lunch of beans, rice and cornbread Wednesday's from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Pit. For details visit Nourish International online.
7. 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.
8. 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.