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Nearly 250 Colby College students, staff, faculty and family volunteers are signed up for the fifth annual Colby Cares Day, which will take place in the greater Waterville area on Saturday, April 28. More than 20 community service projects are planned, according to Annie Eisinger, Megan Gossling and Jenn Rosenberg of the Colby Volunteer Center (CVC). The event is co-sponsored by the CVC, which coordinates student volunteer activities throughout the year, and Colby’s Student Government Association.

This year, volunteers will take part in projects with organizations such as the Waterville Boys & Girls Club, Waterville Historical Society, Humane Society-Waterville Area, Oakland Youth League, Willows Nursing Home, Mount St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Belgrade Parks Association, Maine Children’s Home and others.

Colby Cares Day is the culmination of National Volunteer Week, April 22 – 28, an annual celebration of volunteerism at the local, state and national levels. The theme for National Volunteer Week 2001 is “Change the World–VOLUNTEER!” Last year more than 200 Colby volunteers participated in the fourth annual Colby Cares Day, also held during National Volunteer Week in April.