OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
1. 10/19 - Last call for 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. RTI International seeks social media and communications intern
RTI International is offering a paid social media and communications internship for fall 2012. The intern will use web and social media to enhance the awareness of RTI's work in using the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Program to advance sustainable human development around the world, particularly with mobile technology applications. To learn more and apply, visit RTI online.
EVENTS & MEETINGS
1. 10/15 - SCALE free webinar on Understanding Learner Motivations
Join SCALE on Monday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. for our Understanding Learner Motivations webinar. For tutors, mentors and educators interested in getting in tune with their students and their learning habits. Cost is $10, and free for UNC students. Register online. For more information on upcoming events, visit SCALE online.
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
1. 10/23 & 10/25 - YMCA youth volleyball coaches needed
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA needs coaching volunteers for its upcoming youth volleyball program. Fifth and sixth-graders play Tuesday nights starting October 23. Sixth and eighth-graders play Thursday nights beginning October 25. The program is geared toward beginners. Volunteers must commit to one to three hours weekly and can be assigned to a single team or work with a full age division. If interested, contact Mike Meyen or call 919-442-9622.
2. 1/12/ 2013 - Volunteer to coach YMCA youth basketball
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA seeks coaching volunteers for its upcoming youth basketball program. The eight to nine-week season begins January 12, 2013. Divisions for boys and girls range from pre-kindergarten through middle school. Volunteers must commit one to two hours weekly. The league is instructional, beginner based and fun focused. Volunteers can co-coach with friends or join with other volunteers to lead a team. If interested, contact Mike Meyen.
3. MANO ESL program seeks childcare volunteers
MANO ESL program seeks childcare volunteers to play with Latino children every Monday and/or Wednesday from 7 - 8:15 p.m. at Carrboro Elementary School. Location is near the UNC campus and carpooling is available. If interested, contact Rachel Burns.
4. Spanish translator needed at Habitat Restore
Habitat ReStore is a resale store that accepts and sells gently used household items and building materials. A volunteer is needed short-term to translate marketing and volunteer program materials to create Spanish-language brochures and handouts. Working from home is an option after visiting the ReStore to discuss project details. For more information, contact Rachel Presslein or call 919-403-8668, ext. 103.
5. Heavenly Groceries seeks volunteers
Heavenly Groceries/Comida Celestial located in St. Joseph CME Church on Rosemary Street seeks volunteers for weekly food pick up food for its daily distribution. Daily shifts are 2:30 - 5 p.m. and weekend shifts are 8:30 - 11 a.m. Volunteers must be licensed and feel comfortable driving a van. If interested, contact Heavenly Groceries or call 919-929-6595.