Bates Days of Service
Celebrate the 15th annual Bates Days of Service by engaging in community service with fellow Batesies across the country.
The 2019 Bates Days of Service will take place from mid-April through mid-May. Families are encouraged to attend and service projects are open to children unless otherwise noted in the program descriptions below.
2019 Projects and Locations
Saturday, May 19, 12:30–2 p.m.
Bernie’s Book Bank
917 North Shore Drive, Lake Bluff, Ill.
Two out of three low-income children have no books of their own. Bernie’s Book Bank, Chicago’s largest provider of quality children’s books, is changing that with one of this city’s largest literacy programs. Volunteers will help sort and pack books for distribution to at-risk youth. Families and children of all ages are welcome to participate.
Lead Volunteer: Uriel Gonzalez ’11
This project has reached capacity.
Please contact Stephanie Dumont with any questions.
2017 Project: Bernies Book Bank
Saturday, April 27, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
136 Central Ave, Lewiston, ME
Volunteers helped repair and restore homes for those in need.
Benjamin Mays Center, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine
Lead Volunteer: Shanna Bruno
Thank you for your interest in Morse Mountain. We have reached our registration limit at this time.
2017 Rebuilding Together Project Participants
Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9 a.m.
Morse Mountain Cleanup
Morse Mountain Rd, Phippsburg, ME
Gather for a cleanup day at the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area in Phippsburg, Maine. Last year over 100 lobster traps were removed and nesting grounds for the Piping Plover were staked with the Audobon Society.
Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Center, Phippsburg, Maine
Lead Volunteer: Laura Sewall, Director of Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area
2017 Morse Mountain Clean Up
Saturday, June 1, 7 am–1 pm
Girls on the Run
Volunteers will be working with Girls on the Run at St Joseph’s College in Standish. More information will be forthcoming as spring arrives.
Lead Volunteer: Katie Hawkins ’05
2017 Project: Rippleffect — Cow Island
Sunday, May 20, 9 a.m.–Noon
DC Central Kitchen
425 2nd Street, NW, Washington D.C.
DC Central Kitchen’s mission is to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities. Volunteers will help prepare meals for food insecure people living in the D.C. metro area.
Lead Volunteer: Kristelle Hicks ’04
2017 Project: D.C. Central Kitchen