OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
1. 1/8/13 - Easiest nomination ever for 2013 Public Service Awards
Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their public service or engaged scholarship or an exemplary project that serves the state of North Carolina? Would you like to see them honored but can’t find the time to write a traditional nomination? Well, this could be the easiest nomination you’ll ever write! The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting nominations for three campus-wide public service awards honoring individual students, faculty, staff and University units for exemplary public service and engaged scholarship. Winners will be honored at a spring celebration and will receive a monetary award and framed certificate. The new, simplified nomination process for the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award and Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award only requires a very brief statement to be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Jan. 8, 2013. Traditional nominations for the Ned Brooks Award for Public Service are due by 11:59 p.m., Feb. 4, 2013. Online nominations may be submitted by students, staff, faculty and/or community members. See detailed awards information online.
2. 1/14/13 - Apply now for Davis Projects for Peace and Hyatt Rotary Awards
Applications are now open for funding to support development of local or international community-based projects during summer of 2013. Davis Projects for Peace provides $10,000 to returning, full-time undergraduate students, and the Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award offers $2,000 and $3,000 to undergraduate and graduate students. Applications are due Jan. 14 for Projects for Peace and Feb. 4 for the Hyatt Award. For details, visit CCPS online.
INTERNSHIPS & AWARDS
1. A Helping Hand pre-health service-learning internship
A Helping Hand (AHH), a nonprofit serving seniors and adults with disabilities, hosts a semester long, pre-health service-learning internship program for college students interested in healthcare-related careers. Interns volunteer 120 hours directly with clients and receive 30 hours of health related training. If interested, submit a resume to A Helping Hand.
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
1. 12/4 - College students needed for college experience panel
Boomerang is a youth support program at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA offering an alternative to suspension and after-school programming to middle and high school aged youth. Each semester for eight weeks on Tuesdays from 4:30 - 6 p.m., Boomerang provides a workshop series, What's Next? What's Next?, an independent living skills class on life after high school and developing post graduate goals. Sessions focus on topics like job interviewing skills, money management, housing and post-graduate educational opportunities. College students are invited to participate on a panel discussion Dec. 4. to speak to students about the college experience from applying to college to beginning the first year. In addition, panelists can provide suggestions on how to prepare for college. The goal is to help students see that college is an option for them and give them the tools to make it obtainable. If interested, contact Tamika Jones or call 919-442-9622, extension 120.
2. Extended Disaster Relief winter break relief trips
Extended Disaster Relief is preparing for its first winter break relief trips to two destinations. The first trip is to Rockaway and Breezy Point, N.Y. and Jersey City, N.J. to provide volunteer service work. This trip departs Friday night, Dec. 14 and returns to Chapel Hill Thursday, Dec. 20. The second break trip is to New Orleans to provide rebuilding efforts through the Saint Bernard Project. This trip departs Tuesday morning, Jan. 1 and returns to Chapel Hill Sunday, Jan. 6. Exact times are still being planned and will be announced by trip leaders. The fee is $160 for either trip and covers the cost of the vans, gas, accommodations and all meals during the trip (except for meals while on the road to and from Chapel Hill). If interested in the New York/New Jersey trip, send a request email to email@example.com. If interested in the New Orleans trip, send a request email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must include your name, PID and class year (FR, SO, JR, SR, other). Be sure to also indicate if you are a UNC employee and willing to be a driver or if there are any special dietary needs. Sign-ups are first come, first served.
3. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, ReStore
The Habitat ReStore created a ReStore-ation Work Zone for re-purposing and restoring items donated to the store. Volunteers are needed to creatively propose and complete projects. Scheduling is flexible and can be short-term. If you enjoy hands-on work and can see beauty in everyday items, contact the Habitat ReStore's volunteer program manager or call 919-403-8668, extension 103.
4. Urban Education Year-of-Service opportunity in Chicago
The Urban Prep Fellows Program is a one-year service program for recent college graduates. Fellows work full time in a high school in Chicago, serving as mentors and tutors to groups of approximately 25 students. Throughout the day, fellows lead small group tutorials on activities to support character development and academic achievement. To join, apply online to the Urban Prep Fellows Program.