The CVC was recently featured in a Colby article about the importance of civic engagement and volunteering. To find out more, click HERE!

In addition to Big Prize Bing, the CVC had two other great events this week:

1. The CVC Expo, which took place in LoPo on Thursday, was a chance for Colby students and faculty to learn about our programs. Each program leader made posters to describe what they do. We were really impressed with how much traffic we got, so thank you to everyone who came!

2. The Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was a huge success last night. We had over 50 volunteers and program leaders attend. Thank you to everyone who came last night! We were thrilled to see you there and hope that it gave you a good opportunity to get to know your fellow volunteers and talk about your programs.

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Join us on Thursday, February 14th from 11 AM to 1 PM in LoPo for the first official CVC Expo!

Program Leaders will have an informative poster set up around the room in LoPo, and will be available to discuss the inner workings of their program, answer any questions you have, and help you get started with volunteering!

The CVC has 20 programs now, with opportunities ranging from walking dogs at the Animal Shelter, to mentoring, to cooking and serving meals at the Homeless Shelter, to tutoring, to being a part of Spring Break Volunteer Trips, and so much more!

This is an awesome opportunity to give back to your community and to get involved in something truly meaningful, so we hope to see you all there!

Check out photos from the Blue Team’s Community service project this past weekend and read about their experiences volunteering with the Special Olympics at Sugarloaf Ski Resort.

 Assistant Coach Steve Opgnorth provided the CVC with the following photos and descriptions from this event.


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Birthday Wishes at Colby College at the Mid Maine Homeless Shelter has been off to a great start!  The new new shelter opened in September and since then, there have been many more children and birthdays to celebrate at our monthly parties!

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MulePrep wrapped up it’s 7-week course in early November with a total of 50 students. Throughout the semester, MulePrep worked with Career Services, Admissions, and the Farnham Writers’ Center to help students learn more about the college application process. All the help from Roger Woolsey, Terry Cowdrey, and Alexander Champoux is extremely appreciated. Additionally, our 6 stellar teachers taught 3 hours of class each Sunday and helped students raise their scores an average of 103 points on the practice tests we administered! Now that the first program of the year is over, we’re busy recruiting students for the Winter session which will begin in JanPlan. Over the next few weeks we will be going out to schools and giving assemblies on what MulePrep is with the hope of raising enrollment upwards of 75 for the winter program.

In celebration of Volunteer Appreciation Week, we have asked our Colby Volunteer Center Program Leaders to write This I Believe statements about their volunteer programs.

We want to share these with the Colby community as a way to raise awareness about existing Colby-Waterville volunteer partnerships and to express our appreciation of the work the CVC Program Leaders do.

From Monday to Thursday in the Diamond Atrium, these statements will be part of a volunteer appreciation display. In addition, throughout the week, we will be posting them in the Civil Discourse. We have included all of the posters in the gallery below.