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1/30/19 Table of Contents

Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement

  1. New Service Opportunity: Register for Catalyst
  2. Farmer Foodshare Internships
  3. Join the Leadership Challenge
  4. Host a Leadership Workshop led by the Peer Leadership Educators!

Community-Based Service Opportunities

  1. Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater High Point Needs Volunteers
  2. Out of the Garden Project Mobile Markets
  3. Raise ‘Em Up Mentoring

On-Campus Events & Opportunities

  1. CommUNITY Dialogue Series
  2. Sustainability at Work: Exploring Careers in Sustainability
  3. Apply to Join the UNCG Conduct Team

Scholarships, Internships, Jobs, Conferences, Etc.

  1. LoveGSO Alternative Spring Break
  2. William & Mary Active Citizens Conference
  3. Marian Drane Graham Scholars Summer Program
  4. UNC System Presidential Scholars Position Announcement
  5. Z. Smith Reynolds Non-Profit Summer Internship Program

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Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement

1. New Service Opportunity: Register for Catalyst

Looking to engage in meaningful community service while earning service hours? OLCE is excited to announce its new Catalyst program! You and your fellow students will have the opportunity to learn about the social and environmental issues that have an impact on our community, serve alongside community partners in the Triad, and reflect on your experiences as a group. Each Catalyst Day is on a Saturday and has a different theme, beginning February 16! Check out our Spring 2019 schedule and choose the Catalyst for you here or you can register now. If you are interested or have questions, please email Amanda Davis at amdav26@uncg.edu.

 

2. Farmer Foodshare Internships

Join a team of UNCG interns and volunteers who reduce hunger! The Farmer Foodshare Donation Station at the Greensboro Farmer’s Curb Market is run year-round by a dedicated group of UNCG students who connect people who grow food with people who need it through a local farmers market. Here’s how it works: customers donate produce to the Donation Station at the market and we donate the collected produce to local hunger relief organizations. The farmers make some extra sales and the food gets out to folks who need it – everyone wins! See more details here. To apply, send a resume to Wex Sexton at wdsexton@uncg.edu by Feb. 8, 2019.

 

3. Join the Leadership Challenge

Did you know that 85% of employers are looking for candidates with leadership skills? Join the Leadership Challenge and develop your Spartan Leadership. The Bronze level is a road map with promotes life-long and self-directed leadership development. You will learn to develop and refine your personal leadership philosophy through participation in workshops, service initiatives, learning resources, and group leadership coaching. The workshop sign-ups and more program information are available here. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jessica Gangitano at jegangit@uncg.edu.

 

4. Host a Leadership Workshop led by the Peer Leadership Educators

PLEs are students trained to create and facilitate workshops to share and assist fellow students in realizing their leadership potential and shaping their leadership journey. PLEs offer two “Classroom Workshops” designed for instructors who want their students to create and expand on their personal definition of leadership and what it means to be civically engaged. PLEs also offer “Foundations Workshops” based on the 8 competencies of the UNCG Leadership Framework. If you would like to request a workshop, please complete this form.

 

Community-Based Service Opportunities

1. Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater High Point Needs Volunteers

Looking to get involved in your local community through volunteering with a local nonprofit with a big name? The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point is looking for college volunteers! Come volunteer at one of their five Club sites and help kids with homework, programs, sports activities, and much more! This is a great opportunity to learn all aspects of working in recreation, nonprofits, and afterschool programming! Develop transferable and desirable skills in a fun and rewarding environment.  Please send all inquiries to Caroline Averitt at caroline@hpclubs.org Questions? Please call 336-882-2582.

 

2. Out of the Garden Project Mobile Markets

Looking to get more involved with Out of the Garden Project or just need some extra volunteer hours? Sign up to volunteer at one of their Fresh Mobile Markets – Food Drops! This is an incredible experience to meet our community and see what OOTGP is all about. Their Fresh Mobile Markets take place at 4-6 high need schools and food deserts every week. They distribute 50–70 Ibs of food per family. Each shift lasts between 1.5-2 hours. Closed toed shoes are a requirement for all volunteering with OOTGP. Sign-up here. If you have any questions email volunteer@outofthegardenproject.org or call 336-430-6070 x1. Please contact Aubrey Powell at 336-430-6070 x6 if you sign up after 3 PM on Fridays for a Saturday market. He will give you the address of the market.

 

3. Raise ‘Em Up Mentoring

Interested in Mentoring? Raise ‘Em Up Mentoring is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports under-served adolescents through in and out of school mentoring, enrichment activities, after-school programming and other forms of education/mentorship. As a Raise ‘Em Up Mentor, you have the option of going into schools during the day to help the students with their school work, spending time talking with students, helping assist the teachers with getting students get caught up, being a lunch buddy, helping lead after-school programs or helping out with field trips and off-campus activities we host among many other things.  If you would like to move forward with the process to become a mentor in our program please fill out a volunteer application or go to reumentoring.org to access our application along with more information. Email Joshua Leeper at jaleeper@reumentoring.org with questions.

 

On-Campus Events & Opportunities

1. CommUNITY Dialogue Series

Join the Office of Intercultural Engagement for a monthly opportunity for UNCG students to build relationships across difference while discussing hot topics related to diversity and inclusion affecting our UNCG community. The next two dialogues are “I Have a Dream…” on Jan. 30, 5:30-7:30pm in the Tillman-Smart room of Shaw Residence Hall and “Why do all the ____ students sit together in the cafeteria?” on Feb. 6, 5:30-7:30pm in the EUC Room #62. For more information about these dialogues visit OIE’s website.

 

2. Sustainability At Work: Exploring Careers in Sustainability

Are you interested in job opportunities in sustainability?  Or how to bring sustainable practices into your career? Attend the Sustainability at Work: Exploring Careers in Sustainability panel and networking session on Thursday, February 28th from 1:15pm-2:45pm in EUC Kirkland.  We will have industry leaders from diverse workplaces to shed light on what it takes to be a leader at work in sustainability. We will have light refreshments. Please RSVP in Handshake.

 

3. Apply to Join the Conduct Team

The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities is recruiting members for the 2019-2020 Conduct Team! They are looking for highly-motivated students who are wanting to make an impact in their campus community. Position descriptions can be found here. Students can apply to be a part of Conduct Team here. Applications will be due on February 15th at 11:59pm. Interviews will begin the following week. We are planning to have students notified of decisions by March 1st. If students have any questions about Conduct Team or want to learn more about when info sessions will be held, please email Aysia Evans at asevans@uncg.edu.

 

Scholarships, Internships, Conferences, Etc.

1. LoveGSO Alternative Spring Break

The United Way of Greater Greensboro is seeking college students who are passionate about service and Greensboro to participate in a spring break program running March 4-8th. Participants would engage in volunteer and leadership experiences from 8am-3pm daily. Applications and more information can be found here. Email Lauren at lauren.forbis@unitedwaygso.org for more information or with questions.

 

2. Active Citizens Conference

The College of William and Mary is hosting their annual Active Citizens Conference on March 23rd in Williamsburg, VA. Gathering 100+ attendees, The Active Citizens Conference is an engaging space for students to share experiences and expertise in community. This year they are featuring a new dialogue experience for all attendees and sessions including: how to start a 501(c)(3), service and ethics, and active citizenship 101. Submit a workshop proposal by February 22. Conference workshops are 50 minutes long, and proposals from faculty, staff, students, and community members are welcome. Register for the conference by March 14.  Registration covers this one-day conference including breakfast and lunch. Student registration is only $60 and faculty/staff registration is $75. For more information visit the conference website.

 

3. Marian Drane Graham Scholars Summer Program

The Marian Drane Graham Scholars Program is an eight-week immersive and experiential summer program designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop leadership skills and gain a better understanding of key issues facing higher education. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors attending one of the sixteen UNC system colleges and universities. Scholars will be mentored by UNC leadership, spend time in the UNC System offices in Chapel Hill, NC, travel to UNC campuses, visit with key NC policy leaders and elected officials in North Carolina and Washington DC. This position carries a stipend of $2400 and housing. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, ability and discipline to follow through with the development of a capstone project, have a passion for how higher education in NC relates to our future, to local and federal government policy, the military, financial aid, and/or economic development and must be willing and able to live in apartment-style housing on the campus of NC State University in Raleigh, NC for eight weeks beginning in May. Apply here and provide a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and reference letter to Kimberly Mitchell, Director of Student Development and Association of Student Government Advisor at MDG@northcarolina.edu no later than Feb. 18, 2019. Candidates chosen for an interview will be notified by the end of February. Interviews will take place the beginning of March and scholars will be selected and notified the end of March 2019. Anticipated program dates are May 20, 2019 through July 20, 2019.

 

4. UNC System Presidential Scholars Position Announcement

The Presidential Scholars serve a one-year appointment and provide a wide range of professional functions for UNC General Administration. With access to high ranking university officials, scholars have the opportunity to explore and understand the inner workings of an institution that has transformed NC’s economy and is critical to our state’s future. Largely self-directed, this position lends itself to December 2018 or May 2019 UNC system graduates who are motivated, intellectually curious, and not afraid to take risks. The position will have regular interaction with senior leadership and members of the Board of Governors and will work to research, write, and implement policy. While there are daily responsibilities, Presidential Scholars are frequently presented with unique opportunities and it is expected they be willing to assume additional projects as they arise. This is a temporary position and the only benefit you may be eligible for is a High Deductible Health Plan. The salary for the position is $18 per hour, 40 hours per week. Read more details or apply here.

 

5. Z. Smith Reynolds Non-Profit Summer Internship Program

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation offers 35+ paid summer internships at nonprofits across North Carolina. Eligible applicants must be natives or residents of North Carolina and/or currently enrolled in an accredited NC college or university. Additionally, students must be Pell grant eligible. Students of color are encouraged to apply. For more information click here, or apply here. Application deadline is February 11, 2019, at 12 pm noon.