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Weekly Announcements- February 4, 2020

Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement

  1. Empty Bowls Sale
  2. Fall in Love with Voting
  3. Walk to the Polls
  4. Bronze Leadership Challenge
  5. Save the Date: LINC Conference 2020
  6. Internship: Farmer Foodshare Donation Station
  7. Help UNCG win the 2020 Collegiate Hunger Challenge

Community-Based Service Opportunities

  1. Winter Wipeout
  2. RiverRun International Film Festival
  3. Camp HOPE Summer Volunteer Opportunity 
  4. Victory Junction Camp

On-Campus Service & Leadership Opportunities

  1. UNCG Recwell Triathlon 
  2. Swim Meet at Kaplan Recreation Center- Volunteers Needed
  3. Science Everywhere
  4. Tunnel of Oppression
  5. Exploring Undergraduate Research and Creativity 

Scholarships, Internships, Jobs, Conferences, Etc.

  1. PeaceCorps Info Session
  2. 18.United Way’s Free, Local Alternative Spring Break Program
  3. 19.Greensboro History Museum Launches Project Democracy 20/20
  4. Marian Drane Graham Scholarship
  5. Z. Smith Reynolds Nonprofit Internship Program
  6. UNCG Institute for Community & Economic Engagement Seeks Graduate Assistant

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Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement 

  1. Empty Bowls Sale

Empty Bowls is an interdepartmental educational program that takes a stand against local hunger. Students, staff, and faculty painted ceramic bowls as one of our activities during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week last November. Now, all of those beautiful creations have been fired and are ready to sell! The Empty Bowls Sale will be Tuesday, February 11 from 11 am to 2 pm in EUC Azalea. Bowls will be $5 each, and there will be a raffle for some of the more artistic designs! These would make great gifts or unique statement pieces in your home. Make sure to stop by and check out our selection! For more information, contact OLCE at lead@uncg.edu.

  1. Fall in Love with Voting

Come out to EUC Maple on February 13th from 11-1pm to do candidate matchmaking, make some valentines, and eat some sweet treats to get ready for the Primaries! On campus early voting starts in Kaplan on the 13th, and we want you to feel ready when you enter the voting booth.

  1. Walk to the Polls

After our Valentines event on February 13th, grab a few friends and meet us at Minerva at 4pm to walk to Kaplan Center and cast your vote for the primaries! 

  1. Bronze Leadership Challenge

There’s still time to sign-up for Bronze workshops. Continue your leadership journey, gain new friends and skills, and get active in our community. Leadership is something employers want to see – invest in yourself and your future! There will come a time when you’ll be asked to lead – will you be ready?

  1. Save the Date: LINC Conference 2020

The 4th Annual LINC Conference is a one-day, student-led leadership conference and will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020! This conference features 12 different interactive sessions created and facilitated by students! The purpose of this conference is to challenge student leaders to explore the intersections of leadership, identity, and equity on their campuses. Ultimately, we want to inform and inspire students to act as change agents, working toward social change and inclusive leadership in their campus community and beyond. This year’s theme is “We The People”. At LINC 2020 we will reclaim and redefine “We the People” for future generations of change-makers! Registration will open on Monday, February 17, 2020. Visit olce.uncg.edu/linc for more information!

  1. Internship: Farmer Foodshare Donation Station

Farmer Foodshare connects people who grow food to people who need it through local farmer’s markets. Here’s how it works: customers donate produce to the Donation Station table at the market, then we donate the collected produce to local hunger relief organizations. The farmers make some extra sales and the food gets out to those who need it – everyone wins! Join a team of UNCG volunteer interns who run this station year-round! Shifts are Saturdays: now through 5/4/20. Click here to apply now! For more information, email Kellie Thomas at kethoma2@uncg.edu or check out olce.uncg.edu

  1. Help UNCG win the 2020 Collegiate Hunger Challenge

This year’s Food Lion Feeds/NC Campus Compact Collegiate Hunger Challenge is about to begin! Across NC, 13 universities and colleges will compete to win cash prizes for local food pantries. We will be raising donations for our very own Spartan Open Pantry! The competition runs from January 26 – April 25. You can get involved by following @UNCGFeeds on Instagram, posting or reposting about the challenge using both #UNCG and #FoodLionFeeds on Instagram and Twitter, and submitting your Food Lion MVP card number here! We will get points for each social media post using both hashtags, and for money spent at Food Lion using your MVP card! We would love any and all the support that the Spartan community can provide us! For more information, email Kellie Thomas, our MVP Student Hunger Ambassador, at kethoma2@uncg.edu.

Community-Based Service Opportunities

  1. Winter Wipeout 

Beginning this weekend, volunteers will clean up litter from our streets and neighborhoods as part of Greensboro Beautiful’s Winter Wipeout. Cleanups will be taking place throughout the month of February to clean up litter when it’s much more visible and accessible. If you see these volunteers, be sure to thank them – or lend a hand! Click here to see where cleanups will be taking place, and other sites available for cleanup on our litter hot spots map. For more information, visit GreensboroBeautiful.org, or email greensborobeautiful@gmail.com.

  1. RiverRun International Film Festival

The RiverRun International Film Festival of Winston-Salem is looking for volunteers! This years’ dates are March 26- April 4. Volunteer jobs include film venue ushering, selling/taking tickets, serving at parties, driving guests, office work and festival promotion (ahead of the festival), and hospitality services of all kinds. Volunteers must complete two 4 hour shifts during the course of the festival. Volunteers receive RR volunteer t-shirt, film voucher per 4 hour shift, free access to official RR gala, post festival volunteer celebration and more! Join the fun by going to riverrunfilm.com, click on “get involved” and go from there. Once you have registered you will be contacted. Questions please contact jane@riverrunfilm.com.

  1. Camp HOPE Summer Volunteer Opportunity 

The Guilford County Family Justice Center is recruiting for a unique summer volunteer opportunity for students ages 16-24 – the application is now open for Volunteer Camp HOPE Counselors for the week of August 9-14, 2020 in Greensboro. Camp HOPE is a camping and mentoring program especially designed for children impacted by violence and abuse. Camp HOPE America exists to change the destinies of youth exposed to domestic violence related trauma and involves team building, evidence-informed programming, high adventure, and challenge-by-choice activities. Camp HOPE Counselor volunteers serve as mentors, playmates, and leaders who create a pathway to hope for children ages 7–12 who have experienced domestic violence, and are invaluable to the success of the program and the fun and growth experienced by campers. Camp is a great opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience working with children from all backgrounds in a structured and trauma-informed environment where everyone is invited to learn, grow, and most of all, have fun. Interested applicants can find the online application here: https://forms.gle/gnj7rxwaKDrckPC29. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with interviews beginning in late January. For more information please visit: http://www.myguilford.com/family-justice-center/camp-hope/ or be in touch with questions: campHOPE@guilfordcountync.gov.

  1. Victory Junction Camp

Victory Junction is a camp for children with serious illnesses located in Randleman, NC. Victory Junction hires nearly 80 seasonal staff each summer and recruits hundreds of volunteers year-round for their camp programs. You can learn more about these opportunities here

On-Campus Service & Leadership Opportunities

  1. UNCG Recwell Triathlon 

The upcoming UNCG RecWell Triathlon on Saturday, March 21st will be looking for several volunteers to help with day-of operations, from 7am-11am. During the event, volunteers may be asked to track the runners laps, monitor cycling, aid in counting swim laps, serve as the “hype” squad and more! They are looking for 20-30 volunteers. Please let Erin Brooks (enbrooks@uncg.edu) know if you have any questions or would like to sign-up as a volunteer! 

  1. Swim Meet at Kaplan Recreation Center- Volunteers Needed

On February 8th there will be a home swim meet at Kaplan Recreation Center and they are looking for volunteers. Volunteers are expected to be at the pool by 12:30 pm and should be done by 1:00 pm. No prior knowledge about swimming is needed in order to volunteer. Email Julia at j_lyons2@uncg.edu to sign-up and receive more information. 

  1. Science Everywhere 

The annual Science Everywhere festival is a campus-wide, hands-on science event that will be held at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) on April 25, 2020, from noon until 4 pm. They need your help!  Volunteers are asked to sign up for a 2 hour shift and are encouraged to volunteer for more than one shift. Volunteer opportunities include working at exhibition presenter booths or welcome booths, helping with set up or clean up, handing out t-shirts, acting as campus guides as well as other tasks. This is an exciting event that is free and open to the public. Last year 3,000 people attended and this year they are hoping for even more. All volunteers receive a free t-shirt to wear for the event. Sign up to volunteer here! 

  1. Tunnel of Oppression

Volunteers are needed for the Tunnel of Oppression, an experiential program intended to challenge people’s thoughts and perceptions on issues dealing with oppression, discrimination and marginalization. This program also raises awareness about the effects of these issues within the UNC Greensboro campus community and society. It is sponsored by The Office of Intercultural Engagement, Housing and Residence Life, and many other departments. Student volunteers play a critical role in making this program successful in the following ways:

  • Acting: Always wanted to be an actor? Act in the Tunnel of Oppression, by participating in one of the scenes/rooms. No theatre experience needed and we don’t expect you to memorize every line. You will get the chance to practice the scenes in rehearsals prior to the event! Dates of rehearsal TBD.
  • Day-of: Want to be on the front lines of the Tunnel on March 24th? Sign up to be a day-of volunteers! This role will be doing anything from check-in to distributing t-shirts to directing people to the Tunnel. 
  • Tour Guides: A key to the Tunnel experience are the tour guides. Your role is to lead groups of participants through the Tunnel itself, which may require some involvement or interaction with the scenes (for example, starting a video or giving actors their cues with specific dialog).

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, please follow this link to fill out the volunteer form. If you have any questions regarding Tunnel of Oppression or serving as a volunteer, please email Paul Lentz at pmlentz@uncg.edu.    

  1. Exploring Undergraduate Research and Creativity 

Students are invited to join Lloyd International Honors College and the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office for a workshop on “Exploring Undergraduate Research and Creativity” on Wednesday, February 5th, 4-5pm in the Faculty Center. This workshop will help students who are interested in research choose an area to investigate, make contact with faculty mentors, use campus resources, and present their work at conferences. Contact Dr. Rebecca Muich with questions at rmmuich@uncg.edu.

Scholarships, Internships, Conferences, Etc.

  1. PeaceCorps Info Session

The PeaceCorps takes a different approach to making a difference. They are always looking for those who are inspired by impact that is hands-on, grassroots-driven, and lasting. A representative from the PeaceCorps will be on campus Feb 19 for an info session. The info session is scheduled from 5:30 – 6:30pm in Career and Professional Development (EUC 1). Learn more here https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/409639

  1. United Way’s Free, Local Alternative Spring Break Program

United Way of Greater Greensboro is seeking college students to participate in a free, local Alternative Spring Break, March 2 – 6, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m daily. Interested students must complete a short application by February 7, by visiting www.UnitedWayGSO.org/SpringBreak. In its third year, this program is offered at no cost to students.This exclusive opportunity is open to only 12 local college students who will be chosen through the application process to have hands-on volunteer experiences and exclusive behind-the-scenes visits to Greensboro businesses. Volunteer sites include United Way’s Family Success Centers, Greensboro Urban Ministry and others. Behind-the-scenes locations include Cone Health, City of Greensboro, Center for Creative Leadership and others. Lunch and breakfast snacks will be provided daily. Participants must be able to meet at United Way’s office each morning; travel to volunteer and behind the scenes location will be provided.

  1. Greensboro History Museum Launches Project Democracy 20/20

The Greensboro History Museum is launching Project Democracy 20/20, a major initiative exploring the history of American democracy and its best tool, the vote. The initiative’s centerpiece, the Smithsonian traveling exhibition American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith, will be on view at the museum December 7, 2019–March 29, 2020. Located in Downtown Greensboro’s Cultural District, the museum is open Tuesday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm and Sunday 2–5 pm. Admission is free. Learn more at www.greensborohistory.org.

  1. Marian Drane Graham Scholarship

The Marian Drane Graham Scholars Program is a eight-week immersive and experiential summer program designed to provide students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and gain a better understanding of key issues facing public higher education. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors attending one of the sixteen constituent institutions of higher education in the University of North Carolina.This eight week program is a great way for students to build their resume through a high-level internship opportunity. A stipend and housing at NCSU campus are a part of the program. The anticipated program dates are May 17, 2020- July 10, 2020. The application can be found here and is due on February 5, 2020.

  1. Z. Smith Reynolds Nonprofit Internship Program

In an effort to diversify the pool of young nonprofit professionals in North Carolina, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation established the Non-Profit Internship Program (NPIP) in 2011. Since 2011, the program has awarded paid internship opportunities to more than 20 Pell grant-eligible college and university students enrolled in four-year institutions across the state. This year, the program will continue through a collaboration of funders to offer approximately 35 paid internships for the summer of 2020. Interns spend a minimum of eight weeks during the summer with host organizations. Internships offer a range of exposure and skill-building opportunities in areas such as research, community outreach, public policy, communications, fundraising and social media. In addition to the internship, students will have the opportunity to connect with other interns in the program and participate in on-going professional development throughout the summer. Interns receive a taxable stipend of $3,200. CLICK HERE for more information and to apply! The deadline for the Non-Profit Internship Program is Monday, February 10, 2020 at noon (12:00 p.m.). Please contact Maya Revell at mayar@zsr.org with any questions. 

  1. UNCG Institute for Community & Economic Engagement Seeks Graduate Assistant

The Institute for Community and Economic Engagement is seeking a graduate assistant for the 2020-21 school year. Primary responsibilities include communications and design, Collaboratory/metrics, UNCG Referral Desk, and event planning. Please contact Lori Kniffin, at lekniffi@uncg.edu for full announcement and position description. The position will be open until filled. ICEE provides a stipend and typically partners with the student’s academic department for a tuition waiver.