Bates Days of Service

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Celebrate the 12th annual Bates Days of Service in 2017 by participating in community service projects with fellow alumni, students, parents and friends across the country. Cosponsored by the Office of Alumni & Parent Engagement and the Harward Center for Community Partnerships, Days of Service celebrates the Bates traditions of informed civic action and stewardship of the wider world.

The 2017 Bates Days of Service will take place at Morse Mountain, Phippsburg, Maine on April 22 (Earth Day) and in Lewiston, Maine on April  29, 2017. The remainder of the projects will take place between July 8 and August 5, 2017. Find a project near you in the list below. 

2017 Projects and Locations

Boston, Mass.


Charles River Clean up 2016

2016 Project: Charles River Cleanup

2017 Project: Location and date to be announced soon!
Lead Volunteer: Meredith Traquina ’13

Burlington, Vt.

vermont 2015

2016 Project: Committee on Temporary Shelter serving Vermont

2017 Project: Location and date to be announced soon!
Lead Volunteer: Courtney Fleisher ’94.

Chicago, Ill.

Chicago 2016

2016 Project: Breakfast from the Heart

2017 Project: Location and date to be announced soon!
Lead Volunteer: Jordan Conwell ’12 

Denver, Colo.

2017 Project: Location and date to be announced soon!
Lead Volunteer: Rachel Laaff ’10 

Lewiston, Maine

Rebuilding together 2016

Rebuilding Together
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Volunteers will help repair and restore homes for those in need.
Benjamin Mays Center, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine
Lead Volunteer: Shanna Bruno

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Los Angeles, Calif.


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2016 Project: Pier to Pier Walk

2017 Project: Location and date to be announced soon!
Lead Volunteer: Marielle Vigneau-Britt ’10 

Minneapolis, Minn.


#batesserves 2016 Minneapolis - Open Arms Minnesota Hi Res

2016 Project: Open Arms Minnesota

2017 Project: Location and date to be announced soon!
Lead Volunteer: Rachel Ogilvie ’09 

New York, N.Y.


NYC 2016

2016 Project: New York Cares

2017 Project: Location and date to be announced soon!
Lead Volunteer: Kristin Barber ’07 

Orlando, Fla.


#batesserves 2016 Winter Park, FL - Mead Garden Hi Res

2016 Project: Mead Garden

2017 Project: Location and date to be announced soon!
Lead Volunteer: Marissa Corrente ’06 

Phippsburg, Maine

Morse Mountain Cleanup
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 9 a.m.
Join Bates Alumni, parents and friends for a cleanup day at the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area in Phippsburg, Maine. Spend the day cleaning the beach and preparing it for the upcoming summer season.Lunch will be provided.
Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Center, Phippsburg, Maine | Driving Directions
Lead Volunteer: Laura Sewall, Director of Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area

Day of Service 2017- Lewiston- Rebuilding Together and Morse Mountain Clean up

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Portland, Maine

Cow Island 2016

2016 Project: Rippleffect — Cow Island

2017 Project: Location and date to be announced soon!
Lead Volunteer: Katie Hawkins ’05 

San Francisco, Calif.


2015 Project: San Francisco and Marin Foodbank

2017 Project: Location and date to be announced soon! 

Seattle, Wash.


#batesserves 2016 Seattle - Earthcorps Discovery Park Hi Res

2016 Project: Earthcorps – Discovery Park

2017 Project: Location and date to be announced soon!
Lead Volunteer: Fisher Qua ’06 

Washington, D.C.


Washington DC 2017

2016 Project: D.C. Central Kitchen

2017 Project: Location and date to be announced soon!
Lead Volunteer: Kristelle Hicks ’04 

Worcester, Mass.

Worcester 2016

2016 Project: Work for Worcester

2017 Project: Location and date to be announced soon!
Lead Volunteer: Janice McLean ’79