Bates Days of Service
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
Saturday, May 18, 1–3 p.m.
Clean Up-Give Back
Oasis Mobile Home Park
7500 S Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines , IL
Lead Volunteer: Uriel Gonzalez ’11
2017 Project: Bernies Book Bank
Saturday, May 4, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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
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
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.
2017 Morse Mountain Clean Up
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
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
2017 Project: D.C. Central Kitchen