Current Service Opportunities

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

OLSL Opportunities & News

1. Operation U-Lead Workshops

2. Spring Break Spartan Service Trips

3. Emerging Leaders Conference

4. OLSL Hiring Student Office Assistant

Campus Events

5. Undergraduate Research & Creativity Expo Abstracts Due: 3/1

6. Volunteers Needed for Science Everywhere Festival

7. Spartans in Dialogue

8. Sustainability Shorts Events & 2017 8th Annual Film Competition

Community-Based Service Opportunities

9. Earth Day at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

10. Center for Housing and Community Studies

Scholarships, Internships, Jobs, Conferences, etc.

11. UNCG Student Affairs Scholarships

12. DC Summer Internships & Funding Available

13. Democracy Summer

14. Paid Summer Internship Program – Summer Service Scholars

15. TurboVote Summer Associate

16. Teach For America

17. Servant Center Administrative Assistant Positio

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OLSL Opportunities

1. Operation U-Lead

Operation U-Leads are a series of leadership training workshops facilitated by OLSL’s Peer Leadership Educators (PLEs). Read about upcoming workshops below or register for a workshop here.

Constructive Conflict Management – Tuesday, February 28, 5pm – 5:50pm (EUC Dogwood)

This workshop will introduce different strategies to productively transform conflict and reformat into a more successful group as well as exploring the various types of conflict management.

Civic Engagement Module – Wednesday, March 8, 1pm – 1:50pm (EUC Azalea)

This module is designed to introduce, reflect, and discuss what it means to be civic engaged in addition to ways to get involved in the UNCG and Greensboro community.

2. Spring Break Spartan Service Trips

The next Spartan Service Trips are our spring break trips! Join other Spartans as we travel to Atlanta, Georgia to focus on women and youth empowerment, to Lynchburg, Virginia to work with an urban farm to build a health community, or to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to work with an arts initiative for social change and community development. Learn more about our trips here: https://olsl.uncg.edu/students/community-service/service-trips/current-service-trips/

3. Emerging Leaders Conference

This year’s Emerging Leader’s Conference theme is: Local Leadership for Lasting Change. This is a free student leadership conference open to all students on April 1st, 2017 | 9:30am-4:30pm | in the Bryan School of Business. UNCG’s Emerging Leaders Conference introduces students to the foundations of leadership and enhances the experiences of students already in positions of leadership. This program exists to help students begin to understand leadership while connecting to future and current “change makers” of this campus.

Register to attend today: https://goo.gl/forms/WP1WfMy6oQTpYjNH2

4. OLSL Hiring Student Office Assistant

This position works with the OLSL Administrative Assistant in data entry, budget management, recording expenditures and weekly account balance for several funds, and maintaining budget records in spreadsheets. The Student Office Assistant will work with the Directors of OLSL to market the mission and programs of the Office of Leadership and Service-Learning through Social and Print media.  This position also represents the office at program recruitment tables and activities at SOAR, Fall Kickoff, and information fairs.  Other duties: Oversight of the OLSL Van cleaning schedule as well as help with maintaining adequate gas, schedule maintenance of vans and drives them to and from scheduled appointments, (UNCG certification required, training offered by OLSL staff), answers phones, scanning and copying of documents. If interested please send cover letter and resume to Cathy Hamilton, Director of the Office of Leadership & Service-Learning, chhamilt@uncg.edu.


Campus Events

5. Undergraduate Research & Creativity Expo Abstracts Due: 3/1

Registration is now open for the 11th Annual Carolyn & Norwood Thomas Undergraduate Research and Creativity Expo,which will be held on April 10, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Elliott University Center (EUC). Abstracts are to be submitted via the registration process and are due by March 1st. Visit: http://utlc.uncg.edu/ursco for the link to the application and instructions.

6. Volunteers Needed for Science Everywhere Festival

If you are interested in gaining valuable volunteer experience and making a difference in the science community, sign-up to volunteer for the 3rd Annual Science Everywhere Festival. This hands-on science festival will take place on April 22nd, 2017 from 12:00-4:00 pm and you can sign-up for one or more 2 hour shifts between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm. Volunteer opportunities include working at exhibition presenter booths or welcome booths, helping with setup or clean up, handing out t-shirts, acting as campus guides as well as other tasks. Last year we had over 3000 people attend and this year we are hoping for 5000. All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and certificate for their volunteer hours. Sign-up here.

7. Spartans in Dialogue

Spartans-In-Dialogue is a 5-week interactive dialogue experience designed to build relationships across difference.  Participants of different identities (i.e. race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, socioeconomic status, etc.) will engage in ongoing, intergroup communication about topics related to social identity and intersectionality. During the Spring 2017 semester, dialogues will focus on the topic of race, race relations, and its intersectionality with other identities. To read more or sign-up visit: https://intercultural.uncg.edu/programs/spartans-in-dialogue

8. Sustainability Shorts Events & 2017 8th Annual Film Competition: 3/9, 4/27

March 9: This Changes Everything (Dave Reed, discussion leader) – Weatherspoon Art Museum

March 24th: Deadline for Film Competition

Submit films on DVD or in screenable online format (YouTube, Vimeo) together with your name, phone number and email address, and the title of length f the film by 5pm on March 24th, 2017 to Sarah Dorsey sbdorsey@uncg.edu (if you have questions, contact Sarah via email or at 336.334.5610).

April 27:UNCG Sustainability Film and Discussion Series at the Weatherspoon Art Museum

Community-Based Service Opportunities

9. Earth Day at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

The Guilford Courthouse Natinal Military park is looking for UNCG Students to volunteer on Earth Day. UNCG students will gain experience with the National Park Service, volunteer hours, and learn about local ecology as well as historic preservation. The event starts on Earth Day (April 22nd) which they have linked to Park Day with the Civil War Trust. Anyone who participates on Park Day gets a free t-shirt! T-shirt sizes are needed by February 23rd.The Guildford Courthouse National Military Park is also open to hosting students on other days in April, for example April 23-29th. For more information contact Rebecca Lowe(Centennial Volunteer Ambassador) at rebecca_lowe@partner.nps.gov or click on the Volunteer Job Description registration link: https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=16441

10. Center for Housing and Community Studies

Volunteers needed for Saturday, March 25th! The Center for Housing and Community Studies will be having a canvassing event in the Willow Oaks neighborhood of Greensboro. We will be going door-to-door asking residents to participate in a short survey that assesses the conditions of their homes to find if there are any needs within the community. A brief training will be provided the morning of the event. If you are interested in registering for this volunteer opportunity, you can email Holly Brown at hebrown3@uncg.edu for more information or you can register here: https://goo.gl/forms/Zhv1dLOlena9WS4p2.

Scholarships, Internships, Jobs, Conferences, etc.

11. UNCG Student Affairs Scholarships

The Division of Student Affairs invites applicants to several annual student scholarships. The deadline to apply is March 20, 2017. Apply today or learn more at sa.uncg.edu/scholarships. Scholarships include:

-Georgia Cooper Moore Service Leadership Award

-Lomax Family Scholarships

-James H. Allen Student Leader Scholarship

-Mann-Callahan Non-Profit Internship Scholarship

-Mary Lib Manning Slate Endowed Scholarship

-Pamela A. Wilson Memorial Scholarship

-Parent & Family Advisory Council Scholarship

-Tom and Susan Ross Civic Engagement Internship

-UNCG Class Ring Scholarship

12. DC Summer Internships & Funding Available

Spend a summer or semester interning in the nation’s capital and gain that competitive edge. Taking advantage of a Washington, DC internship is a valuable investment in your future that will set you apart after college. The comprehensive programs sponsored by The Fund for American Studies include a guaranteed internship placement, courses for transferable credit from George Mason University, and furnished housing conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC. Students also benefit from networking events, exclusive briefings, and guest speakers.

Working in this powerful city will allow you to make professional connections and practice networking skills in a real-world setting. Washington, DC is the perfect place to explore a variety of career paths, and they work with each student’s unique goals and aspirations to match them with the most fitting internship site.

*Guaranteed Internships – Courses for Credit – Housing in downtown DC

*Fall 2017 Semester Early Deadline: March 1, 2017

*Summer Final Deadline: March 14, 2017

*Generous Scholarship Funding Available

Summer 2017 students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 1, 2017.

Students applying for Fall 2017 can apply for the early deadline of March 1, 2017.

For more information and to be begin an online application, please visit www.DCinternships.org. Questions may be directed to admissions@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.

13. Democracy Summer

Democracy NC is a non-partisan organization that seeks to increase voter participation.

Democracy Summer is an innovative internship program that exposes young leaders to new ideas and political movements, teaching them how to organize people around a shared vision for a better democracy in our state. Democracy NC is hiring rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors for the summer to work as paid student organizers for nine weeks under the guidance of an experienced Democracy NC organizer. Students will work in organizing teams of two in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greenville, Winston-Salem, Asheville, or the Triangle, and one student to work as a Communications Intern. Student organizers will work full-time (including some evenings and weekends) from late May to late July and earn a stipend of $3,000 for the summer. This is a full-time job, so students who have to do summer classes or have other, part-time work cannot realistically participate in the program. For information or to apply visit Democracy-NC.org.

14. Paid Summer Internship Program – Summer Service Scholars

Summer Service Scholars (SSS) is an academic internship program in New York’s State Capital through the Siena College Center for Academic Community Engagement. Accepted Summer Service Scholars spend 9 weeks with a non profit community partner in the Capital Region, working on projects that build capacity within the organization. SSS provides participants with engaging and valuable experience working with nonprofits, and an opportunity to engage in conversations about social justice with a cohort of other students interested in making a difference in the community. Scholars have the opportunity to utilize on-campus housing at Siena, and can apply to a competitive stipend pool once accepted to the program. Apply Here

Priority Application Deadline: February 27, 2017

Final Application Deadline: March 27, 2017

Program Start Date: May 30, 2017

Program End Date: July 28, 2017

Know a student that might be interested in Summer Service Scholars? Click here to nominate them! For more information visit our webpage www.siena.edu/sss or reach out to Katie Zyniecki at kwells@siena.edu for more information.

15. TurboVote Summer Associate

Democracy Works has an open posting for TurboVote Summer Associates! Each year, these associate positions are filled with students excited by the idea of student voter engagement. This paid internship is located in Brooklyn and runs from early June to mid-August, 2017. Associates are given real responsibilities that enhance our relationships with partners and work every day on making our democracy better. For more insight, you can check out the guest post of one of the 2016 Summer Associates, reflecting on her time with Democracy Works. Interested students should apply as soon as possible as there are limited positions available. For more information email: partnerships@turbovote.org.

16. Teach For America

Teach for America continues to keep students from UNCG in the loop about applying and joining them in the movement for educational equity and excellence. The next application deadline is March 3rd. See the impact you can have as a Teacher:

An overview of the organization (2min video)

Their mission in a nutshell (2min video)

FINAL Application Deadline for the 2017 corps (Seniors) and Next Deadline for the 2018 corps (for 2018 graduates): Friday, March 3, 2017. For additional information, explore the www.teachforamerica.org as well as their youtube channel: www.youtube.com/teachforamerica or contact Chrystal Gaither (chrystal.gaither@teachforamerica.org).

17.Servant Center: Administrative Assistant Position

The Servant Center is searching for applicants to hire an Administrative Assistant, part-time position that will work approximately 20-25 hours a week.The Administrative Assistant supports the work of the Director of Operations, Executive Director and Director of Marketing & Development.This job takes place in an office environment. The position requires a 20-hour work week, with flexibility to accommodate the workload during the office hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday and 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Friday, but also offers flexibility for the worker. Contact Teresa Smith, Director of Operations for full position description: tsmith@theservantcenter.org