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. Intern with Carolina for Amani
Applications for the annual Carolina for Amani summer internship program are now available. Carolina for Amani is a project of the Campus Y and is an on campus branch of the Amani Children's Foundation. Interns will participate in public relations, legal, social and administrative work in the New Life Homes in Kenya. Interns also work on innovative projects in the Homes. The internship will take place over three weeks in June 2013. For more information, contact Gwen Hwarng.
EVENTS & MEETINGS
1. 11/12 Changing The World: Global Entrepreneurship Week at UNC
Global Entrepreneurship Week at UNC is Nov. 12-18 with a week-long series of events, some of the world's top social entrepreneurs, networking events, competitions, prizes and a 24 hour entrepreneurathon. Themes include Social Innovation, Improving Health, Innovating through Artistry, Driving Socio-Economic Development, Transforming Education, Saving Our Planet, Global Engagement and Technology. Most events are free of charge, but require tickets. Check online for details or to get tickets.
2. 11/17 - Women's Agenda Assembly
The Women's Agenda Assembly is Nov. 17 from noon - 3 p.m. at the Carrboro Century Center at 100 North Greensboro. This is an opportunity for women to come together to learn and discuss political policy affecting the Orange County community. Feedback is given to legislators so they can better address the issues important to women in North Carolina. Childcare is provided, so come and let your voice be heard. For more information or to volunteer contact Compass Center for Women and Families or call 919-968-4610.
3. First annual campus Book Harvest
Going home for Thanksgiving? Want to change a child's life? From Nov. 25 to Dec. 2 Book Harvest and Carolina Covenant Gives Back will place collection bins on campus for donations of new or gently used children's books that your family has outgrown. Books will go to children in need across the Triangle Area to build their personal libraries. For more information, visit Facebook.
5. 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. 11/17 - 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.
2. 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.
3. Volunteers needed to work with children at Frank Porter Graham
Frank Porter Graham After School Program needs dedicated, creative volunteer students and/or student groups to engage elementary age students in the after school program. Groups meet weekly, tentatively Wednesday at 6 p.m., but times are flexible for each group. Volunteers must be willing and able to plan and lead activities. Past activities include service projects, self-esteem workshops, dance performances and fashion shows. To volunteer, contact Myeshia Bryant.
4. Volunteer research assistant position
Leaflight Inc. seeks volunteers to join its research team. The major responsibilities include management and implementation of day-to-day research activities, including designing survey instruments, overseeing distribution and collection of completed survey forms, creating databases for completed surveys, and basic data analysis. For more information, contact Stephanie O'Daly.
5. Help fourth-graders with math and reading
Seawell Elementary School seeks volunteers to help fourth grade students with math and reading in small groups Monday - Friday from 8 - 9:10 a.m. and 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Flexible scheduling is available with many reading and math stations to choose from. To volunteer, contact Courtney Morgan or call 919-967-4343.
6. Volunteer to help Project Literacy
Project Literacy seeks volunteers to help with their eight tutoring projects. Tutors help adults and teenagers working towards their GED, ESL classes and Creative Writing Workshops. Commitment for most projects is two hours weekly. If interested, contact Bianca Larry.
7. 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 children work to prepare a solution to a small problem which they present at a regional event. The identified 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.
8. 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.