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11/27/18 Table of Contents

Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement

  1. Save the Date: MLK Day of Service January 2019
  2. TEDxUNCGreensboro Looking for Speakers with Ideas Worth Sharing
  3. Volunteer at the Leadership Challenge Medallion Ceremony
  4. [For Graduates Only] OLCE Hiring AmeriCorps Member

Community-Based Service Opportunities

  1. Volunteer at Recess with Playworks
  2. Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater High Point Needs Volunteers
  3. Out of the Garden Project Mobile Markets
  4. Raise ‘Em Up Mentoring
  5. Volunteer at Festival of Lights and Holiday Parade

On-Campus Events & Opportunities

  1. Chancellor’s Ambassador Program
  2. MLK Service Award

Scholarships, Internships, Jobs, Conferences, Etc.

  1. Marian Drane Graham Scholars Summer Program
  2. UNC System Presidential Scholars Position Announcement
  3. Z. Smith Reynolds Non-Profit Summer Internship Program
  4. Z. Smith Reynolds PostGraduate Fellowships
  5. Graduate Student Survey: Is Your Program Civic?
  6. Community Housing Solutions Hiring Part-Time Community Engagement Coordinator
  7. Dave Bradley Fellowships at Peacehaven Farm

Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement

  1. Save the Date: MLK Day of Service January 2019

You don’t want to miss UNCG’s annual MLK Day of Service on Saturday, January 19th. Registration for students will open before winter break so keep checking our website, social media, or email announcements!

  1. TEDxUNCGreensboro Looking for Speakers with Ideas Worth Sharing

UNCG is hosting a TEDx event on Friday, April 12th, 2019. Do you have an idea worth sharing? The theme will center around IMPACT: in the community, environmentally, socially, economically, and culturally. Submit your idea here by Nov. 28th (deadline extended) if you would like to be considered for this event.

  1. Volunteer at the Leadership Challenge Medallion Ceremony

At the end of each semester, the Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement hosts the Leadership Challenge program’s Medallion Ceremony for all students completing the Bronze, Silver, or Gold levels. This year’s ceremony is on Thursday, November 29th and we need your help to pull off this wonderful celebration of leadership. Sign-up to volunteer here.

  1. [For Graduates Only] OLCE Hiring AmeriCorps Member

UNCG’s Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement (OLCE) is hiring an AmeriCorps VISTA member to engage UNCG in the fight against hunger. This NC Hunger Corps member will serve full-time with OLCE and Spartan Open Pantry to develop campus and community-based programs that provide hunger relief, nutrition education, and access to healthy food. Job duties include recruiting, managing, and training student volunteers, creating procedures for hunger-relief volunteer programs, supporting student leadership and participation in community service, creating publicity and outreach materials, coordinating hunger awareness events and national day of service events, and monitoring program data collection. Candidates must apply through the AmeriCorps system (linked below) and should indicate a preference with UNCG, as several other NC campuses are also recruiting Hunger Corps members through the same portal. Candidates cannot be full-time students. This is a great gap-year option to gain professional experience before pursuing further education or careers in related fields: human services, public health, non-profit management, higher education, student affairs, etc.

VISTA Benefits
A stipend of $1025/month
$350/month housing assistance
Paid parking pass
At the end of the service year, VISTA members can choose either a $6,095 Segal Education Award or $1,800 cash stipend

Position Location: UNC Greensboro in Greensboro, North Carolina
Application Deadline: December 21, 2018
Term Dates: January 22, 2019 – January 21, 2020
Learn more: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/org/nccc/VISTA/VISTA-prospective.xhtml
Apply here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=84574
Questions about this position can be directed to Kristina Gage, Assistant Director for Community Engagement, at kristina.gage@uncg.edu.

Community-Based Service Opportunities

  1. Volunteer at Recess with Playworks

Playworks is looking for a group of students to take the lead to organize a “Day of Play”. Playworks mission, through play, is for children to discover the joy of physical activity. Through play, children learn important social and emotional skills they use in the classroom and in life. Student volunteers would organize the activity and recruit peers to participate at a Playworks partner school. If you are interested contact Deshea Blake at deshea.blake@playworks.org.

  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.

  1. 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. Heavy lifting is involved but can be avoided if you aren’t able. 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.

  1. 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 options 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.

  1. Volunteer at Festival of Lights and Holiday Parade

That “most wonderful time of the year” is right around the corner!  Help kick off the holiday season by volunteering at one of Greensboro’s downtown holiday events.  All volunteers will receive a complimentary t-shirt and are eligible to receive credit for community service hours. This year’s Festival of Lights will be held on Friday, November 30th. This enchanting family-friendly event brings out children of all ages from across the community. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up and break-down, assist Santa, serve at information booths, supervise marshmallow roasting, and more! Always wondered how those giant parade balloons get inflated and carried into place?  Join us behind the scenes as a volunteer for our annual Holiday Parade, on Saturday morning, December 1. Looking for a different date? We need help on November 28 to hang no parking signs downtown. Visit the volunteer sign-up at Downtown Holiday Volunteers or email Volunteer@downtowngreensboro.org for additional information.

On-Campus Events & Opportunities

  1. Chancellor’s Ambassador Program

UNC Greensboro students are invited to participate in the Chancellor’s Ambassador Program. We are seeking motivated, professional individuals who are interested in networking and representing UNCG and the Chancellor’s Office as a host at select Chancellor and University events. More information and applications can be found here.

  1. MLK Service Award

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award was established in 1986 to honor the memory of the late civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 2018 the thirty-second annual award will be presented to a student at UNCG whose community activities and involvement embody the spirit of Dr. King’s service to humanity. The Award Selection Committee will look for one who has gone “beyond expectations” in making outstanding contributions in the area of social justice through service, particularly service to the UNCG community. The winner will receive a $500 award. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, November 30, 2018. To nominate a student for the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr Award click here. You can also find more information, including eligibility requirements, here.

Scholarships, Internships, Conferences, Etc.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

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

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation offers 35+ paid summer internships at nonprofits across North Carolina with grantee organizations of participating funders. 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. For more information click here, or apply here. Application deadline is February 11, 2019, at 12 pm noon.

  1. Z. Smith Reynolds PostGraduate Fellowships

A two-year, full-time, paid fellowship, to work at the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, for an individual with interests in philanthropy, public policy, community service, and/or the nonprofit sector. Eligible candidates must be natives or residents of NC and/or graduates of an accredited North Carolina college or university. For more information click here or apply here. Application deadline is January 7, 2019, at 12 pm noon.

  1. Graduate Student Survey: Is Your Program Civic?

On behalf of the NASPA Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Knowledge Community, we invite individuals to fill out an informal survey to gather information on how graduate programs in the US are engaging in CLDE work. The CLDE knowledge community mission: “The Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Knowledge Community is a space for professional development, idea generation, scholarship, and discussion related to the field of civic education and public service. The CLDE KC supports student affairs professionals as they promote engaged citizenship and student development, encourage democratic participation in their communities, respect and appreciate diversity, and advocate applied learning and social responsibility.”  NASPA CLDE KC website: https://www.naspa.org/constituent-groups/kcs/civic-learning-and-democratic-engagement
The survey will take approx. 10-15 minutes to complete and can be found here: https://okstatecoe.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5tg2O52FCW5HM57. If you have any questions or information regarding the survey, feel free to contact Dr. Amber Manning-Ouellette at amber.manning-ouellette@okstate.edu

  1. Community Housing Solutions Hiring Part-Time Community Engagement Coordinator

We are beginning the search process to hire a Community Engagement Coordinator that will be a part-time position working 20 hours per week. This position interacts with many people involved with our work providing volunteer coordination, marketing, communication and administrative support on signature events. Qualified candidates should have strong organizational skills, be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, like to interact and network with people, and is fluent in working with social media applications. All resumes should be sent to gbrown@chshousing.org and we are looking to hire by January 1, 2019. Please contact Gene Brown at gbrown@chshousing.org for more information.

  1. Dave Bradley Fellowships at Peacehaven Farm

Peacehaven Community Farm is recruiting UNCG students interested in a term of service and individual growth following graduation through the Bradley Fellowship. The Bradley Fellow(s) live alongside adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities on our 89-acre sustainable farm located outside of Greensboro, NC. Fellows support day programs for our residents and help foster an environment of individual and communal flourishing. The application and more information can be found at: https://www.peacehavenfarm.org/open-positions