Bates Days of Service

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Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Bates Days of Service by engaging in community service with fellow Bates alumni across the country. 

The 2019 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

+Lake Bluff, Ill.

Saturday, May 18, 1–3 p.m.
Clean Up-Give Back
Oasis Mobile Home Park
7500 S Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines , IL

RSVP here

Lead Volunteer: Uriel Gonzalez ’11

2017 Project: Bernie’s Book Bank


+Lewiston, Maine

Saturday, May 4, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Rebuilding Together
Benjamin E. Mays Center, 95 Russell Street

Please note, date has changed due to weather

Volunteers help repair and restore homes for those in need.

Lead Volunteer: Shanna Bruno


2017 Rebuilding Together Project Participants

+New York, N.Y.

Sunday, May 5, 3 – 5 p.m.
Clean up with Xavier Mission at the Church of St. Francis Xavier
55 West 15th Street (between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue)
New York, NY 10011

Get this soup kitchen back in tip top shape after its weekly Welcome Table, a meal service for nearly 2,000 clients. Volunteers provide a vital service by sweeping, mopping, washing down and putting away tables and chairs, and tidying up the kitchen and dining hall of Xavier Mission.

Lead Volunteer: Kathilee Kenlock ’15


2017 New York City Project – New York Cares

+Phippsburg, Maine

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

+Portland, Maine

Sunday,  June 2, 7 am–1 pm
Girls on the Run
St. Joseph’s College
278 Whites Bridge Rd, Standish, ME

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

RSVP here


+Washington, D.C.

Sunday, May 18, 9 am–Noon
DC Central Kitchen
425 Second Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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

RSVP here

2017 Project: D.C. Central Kitchen


+Waukegan, IL.

Wednesday, August 7, 10:30–1 p.m.
Beacon Place Kid’s Garden
603 S. McAlister Ave, Waukegan, IL

RSVP here

Lead Volunteer: Uriel Gonzalez ’11