Bates Days of Service

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Celebrate the 14th annual Bates Days of Service by engaging in community service  with fellow Batesies across the country. 

The 2018 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.

2018 Projects and Locations

+Atlanta, Ga.

 

Saturday, April 21, 7:30 am– 3:30 pm
Habitat for Humanity
Location details will be assigned and communicated with registrants just before the project date.
Lead Volunteers: Alicia Hunter ’94  and Tina Engberg ’90 

2018 Day of Service - Atlanta, GA

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2017 Atlanta Project: Artportunity Knocks

+Boston, Mass.

Saturday, June 2,  Time coming soon.
Habitiat for Humanity, Location coming soon!
Lead Volunteers: Tom Hayden ’04 and  Meredith Traquina ’13

2018 Day of Service - Boston Area

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2017 Project: The Greater Boston Foodbank


+Burlington, Vt.


Saturday, May 19, 9:30 am
Location details will be assigned and communicated with registrants just before the project date.
Dismas of Vermont
Plant Preparation for the Perennial Plant Sale

Lead Volunteer: Courtney Fleisher ’94.

2018 Day of Service - Burlington, VT

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2016 Project: Committee on Temporary Shelter serving Vermontvermont 2015

+Denver, Colo.

Saturday, April 28, 8–11 am
Denver Parks and Recreation
Harvey Park, S. Tennyson Ave. and W. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO,

Denver Parks and Recreation offers volunteer projects giving groups, individuals, and businesses the opportunity to keep their parks and community beautiful. Volunteer involvement with DPR deepens the understanding of how important our resources are. agencies. 

Lead Volunteer: Leah Elsmore ’12

2018 Day of Service - Denver, Colo.

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2016 Project: Foodbank of the Rockies

 

+Lake Bluff, Ill.

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

2018 Day of Service -Lake Bluff, IL

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2017 Project: Bernies Book Bank

 

+Lewiston, Maine

Saturday, April 28, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Rebuilding Together
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

2018 Day of Service - Lewiston, ME - Rebuilding Together

    Saturday, April 28, 2018 10 a.m.
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2017 Rebuilding Together  Project Participants

+Los Angeles, Calif.

Saturday, April 21, 10 am–Noon
Heal the Beach,
1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA

Help us celebrate 10 years of beach clean up in  LA. This year in Santa Monica. Volunteers of all ages welcome; Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Lead Volunteer:
Hannah Laverty ’10

2018 Day of Service - Los Angeles, Calif.

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2016 Project: Pier to Pier Walk

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+New York, N.Y.

Saturday, May 12, 9:30 a.m.3 p.m. – Note: Change of Date
PublicolorMott Hall Community School
108 Street at Riverside Drive, Bronx, NY

Paint alongside students at one of twelve New York area schools. While painting, informally mentor the students by talking about your career and life experiences.
Lead Volunteer: Kristin Barber ’07

2018 Day of Service - New York, NY

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2017 Project: New York Cares

+Orlando, Fla.

Saturday,  May 5, 8:15 –11:30 a.m.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
411 Mercy Drive, Orlando 

Volunteers will help prepare food for distribution to local charities and families. Kids 10 years and older are welcome to come with an adult.
Lead Volunteer: Marissa Corrente ’06

2018 Day of Service -Orlando, Fla.

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2017 Project: Second Harvest Food Bank

+Phippsburg, Maine

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 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

This project has reached capacity, Thank you for your interest.

2017 Morse Mountain Clean Up

+Portland, Maine

Saturday,  April 21, 9 am–1 pm
Portland Trails

Volunteers will be working with Portland Trails. More information will be forthcoming as spring arrives.
Lead Volunteer: Katie Hawkins ’05

This project has reached capacity. Thank you for your interest!

2017 Project: Rippleffect — Cow Island

+San Francisco, Calif.


Wednesday, April 25, 7–9 am
Meals on Wheels
1375 Fairfax Ave

Volunteers will help pack groceries that will be delivered to recipients later that same day.
Lead Volunteer: Hannah Siegel ’15

2018 Day of Service - San Francisco, Calif.

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2015 Project: San Francisco and Marin Foodbank

+Seattle, Wash.

Saturday, May 5, 10 am – Noon
Alleycat Acres,
3402 Wetmore Ave S., Seattle, WA

Alleycat Acres believes that food is more than what we eat it’s a medium through which meaningful relationships can be forged between people and place. Volunteers will participate in a community garden project by performing tasks such as sheet mulching and harvesting. All ages are welcome.
Lead Volunteer: Fisher Qua ’06

2018 Day of Service - Seattle, WA

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2016 Project: Earthcorps – Discovery Park

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+Washington, D.C.

Sunday,  May 19, 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

2018 Day of Service - Washington DC

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2017 Project: D.C. Central Kitchen