OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
1. Community Engagement Fellowship application now open
The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the Community Engagement Fellowship program. Up to five fellowships of up to $2,000 each are awarded each spring to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that (1) employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and (2) have an academic connection. Fellows work in collaboration with community partners and faculty mentors who are familiar with the identified topics or geographic areas, while fellows are responsible for the major planning and implementation of their projects. The fellowships run from March-October with seminar participation in the spring and fall and project implementation during the summer. Returning, full-time graduate students (individuals or teams) at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply with preference given to interdisciplinary teams of students. Applications are due Feb. 4 by 11:59 p.m. and can be found online. For details, visit CCPS online.
2. 11/15 - GO! Global Engagement Info Fair
If you dream of going abroad – working in Kenya, interning in Morocco, conducting research in the Maldives, volunteering in Peru – you should be at this Global Engagement info fair Thursday, Nov. 15 from 3 - 5 p.m. in the Campus Y's Anne Queen Lounge. Representatives from various UNC-based units and student organizations will be on hand to take you through the life-cycle of global engagement: from designing and funding a project to connecting the experience back to your local community. Food provided. For details, visit GO! online.
INTERNSHIPS & AWARDS
1. 11/12 - Nourish International seeks spring 2013 intern
Nourish International is accepting applications for its spring 2013 National Office internship program. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Allie Treske by Monday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. Include a statement describing why you would be a good fit for this role, and how this position fits into your larger career plans and values. Internships are unpaid opportunities. For more information, visit Nourish International online.
EVENTS & MEETINGS
1. 11/3 - Visualizing Human Rights event
Center for Global Initiatives will host Visualizing Human Rights, Saturday, Nov. 3 from noon - 5 p.m. at the FedEx Global Education Center. Artists and advocates use their skills to advance human rights both locally and globally. Food from Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe will be available and activities include making your own beats with Carolina's Beat Making Lab, Paperhand Puppet Intervention and an interview with Dick Gordon, host of The Story. For more information, visit online.
2. International development career
Global Campus Y is leading an effort to bring experts in the development field to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Global Campus Y will host an event where students interact with development professionals while connecting to career and internship opportunities. If interested, apply online. For more information, contact Jakelin Bonilla.
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
1. 11/7 & 11/8 - Mentor high school students with Strive for College
Strive for College-UNC helps disadvantaged students achieve their dreams by mentoring them through the college application process. Every year hundreds of thousands of students graduate ready to attend four-year colleges but never enroll. Interest meetings are on Wednesday, Nov. 7 and Thursday, Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 2422. For more information, visit Strive for College-UNC's Facebook page.
2. 11/17 - Duke - Carolina Student Basketball Marathon
The 15-hour Duke - Carolina Student Basketball Marathon will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. - midnight at the Ram's Head Recreation Center. Volunteer teams of six to eight people are needed to help the day of the event. Each member must raise at least $20. The Marathon benefits the BounceBack Kids Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing social and sporting events for children with life-threatening illnesses. For more information, contact Mary Wurzelmann.
3. 2/15/2013 - Join UNC Dance Marathon
The 2013 UNC Dance Marathon will begin on Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. and end 24 hours later on Feb.16. Participants pledge to raise at least $150 and stand for 24 hours during this year's marathon. All money raised benefits the patients and families of the North Carolina Children's Hospital, funding what medical insurance does not cover. Participating in this event counts as 12 hours of public service. For more information or to register, visit UNC Dance Marathon online.
4. Volunteer to coach for Odyssey of the Mind
E.K. Powe Elementary School will host a worldwide annual event "Odyssey of the Mind." Teams of four to seven kids work for a few months to prepare a solution to a small problem which they present at a regional event. The problems require students to apply engineering, art, drama and creativity. Volunteer coaches help kids explore what works and what doesn't, but do not direct the solution. Commitment is one to two hours weekly until March 2. If interested, contact Don Moffitt or call 919-812-347. For more information, visit online.
5. Help Chapel Hill middle and high school students
Communities in Schools of Orange County operates 10 after-school programs in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area. Volunteers are needed to run the middle school programs weekdays from 3:30-5 p.m., and high school program, which operates Mondays from 4-5:30 p.m. For details, contact Marcus Norton.
6. Volunteer with Nourish International
Nourish UNC seeks volunteers to help with their newest venture, Sprout. Register to volunteer for weekly shifts on Thursdays to help bundle produce and hand out bundles to customers in the Campus Y. Multiple hour-long shifts are available. For more information or to register, contact Missy Brown.
7. Reduce, reuse, recycle, ReStore
The Habitat ReStore created a ReStore-ation Work Zone for repurposing and restoring items that are donated to the store. Volunteers are needed for this Zone to creatively propose and complete projects. Scheduling is flexible. If you enjoy hands-on work and can see beauty in everyday items, contact the Habitat ReStore's volunteer program manager or call at 919-403-8668, ext. 103.