Date: April 20, 1999
Contact: Colby Volunteer Center
About 250 Colby College students, staff and faculty volunteers are signed up for the third annual Colby Cares Day on Sunday, April 25, in Waterville, Oakland, Fairfield and Augusta. More than 20 community service projects are planned, according to sophomores Annie Eisinger and Sarah Richards, co-directors of the Colby Volunteer Center. The project is sponsored by Colbyıs Student Government Association and the Volunteer Center, which coordinates student volunteer activities throughout the year.
Projects scheduled this year include work at: the Ken-A-Set residential center on Quarry Road, the Waterville Boys & Girls Club on Main Street, the Waterville Historical Society, SLATE in Fairfield, playing fields and cemeteries in Oakland, the Family Violence Project in Augusta, HealthReach in Waterville, the REM trails project in Waterville, the Childrenıs Center and the Maine Childrenıs Home in Augusta and others.
Colby Cares Day is the culmination of Colby Volunteer Week, April 19 -25. Activities include talks by the Maine Volunteer Connection on the importance of volunteering and volunteering beyond Colby and an open house on volunteer opportunities. Last year more than 250 Colby volunteers worked during the second annual Colby Cares Day, held during National Volunteer Week in April.