Thank you to all the individuals, clubs, and teams for volunteering on Saturday for Johnson Day. These volunteers will showed their appreciation to the PPD staff by working alongside them to help beautify the campus through activities such as raking leaves and making scarecrows, painting, sprucing up entryways, cleaning dorms, and planting flowers in a 2013 design. We cannot thank you enough! We also want to thank all of the PPD staff members who participated in the event. We greatly appreciate the extra time you spent at Colby today in addition to all of the work you do throughout the year.
Thursday and Friday, November 8 and 9, 2012
Where: Goodwill Hinkley
What: Festival of Tree Fluffers
When: 9:00am-4:30pm (you don’t have to go for the entire time)
Number of Volunteers Needed: As many as possible
Information: As a tree fluffer you will be helping set up 15 artificial trees that will be decorated by local organizations and artists. This is a great activity for a large group of friends.
To sign up, fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/a/colby.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGlxVjdpbHNLMGJmQTFLNG1PZmpBX0E6MQ
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR JOHNSON DAY!
- HGHW Program Leaders (Laura, Brittney, Jamie) and their volunteers for tabling and helping with the event
- The Women’s Indoor Track Team for helping set up
- The Alpine Ski Team for lining the course
- Men’s Hockey and Women’s Lacrosse Teams for running
- ALL the runners and walkers
Be sure to also check on the article in the Morning Sentinel:
Thank you to all of our community partners and wonderful volunteers!
On November 3 from 9:00am-12:00pm, the CVC will be having Johnson Day. Volunteers will show their appreciation to the PPD staff by working alongside them to help beautify the campus. These activities include raking leaves and making scarecrows, painting, sprucing up entryways, cleaning dorms, a surprise 2013 senior project, and more!
Here is the form where you can sign up:
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the CVC at email@example.com.
We are launching the Good Deed of the Week Program! With this initiative, the Colby Volunteer Center hopes to provide more students with the opportunity to engage in volunteer work in the greater Waterville area even if they cannot make the weekly commitment. The Program will present a series of one-time volunteer events throughout the semester for Colby community members to sign up for on an individual basis. This is a great way for individuals, groups of friends, clubs, and/or teams to get involved in the greater Waterville community.
We have many exciting opportunities coming in the next few weeks. We have listed them below, but have also put them on the CVC calendar online. If you are interested in volunteering, please either sign up on the online schedule OR at the info desk in Pulver. The CVC will send you an email to confirm your interest in the event.
Note: If you would like to volunteer with a group, please sign up for the event and then send the CVC (firstname.lastname@example.org) an email with the list of people who would like to volunteer together. Thank you!
1. Friday, October 26, 2012
Where: Alfond Youth Center
What: Halloween Extravaganza
When: Set Up: 10:30 am; During the Event: 3-5
Number of Volunteers Needed: Set Up: at least 5; During the Event: 6
Information: The Alfond Youth Center will be hosting its Halloween Extravaganza and needs help setting up and running the various stations (games, prizes, face painting, etc.) at the event. The theme this year is the Wizard of Oz and everyone is encouraged to dress up appropriately.
2. Saturday, October 27, 2012
Where: Alfond Youth Center
What: Timing for Karate
Number of Volunteers Needed: 16
Information: The AYC’s karate program, Club NAHA, is hosting a karate tournament and is in need of people for scorekeeping/timing. Free entry to tournament and free lunch to anyone that’s there through lunch. If someone can volunteer for a few hours that would be great too.
There will be instructions on how to scorekeep the day of the tournament.
3. Saturday, November 3, 2012
Where: Humane Society
What: Paw Pal Neuter Clinic
When: 8:00am-11:00am and 2:00pm-5:00pm
Number of Volunteers Needed: 2 needed for each shift
Information: As a volunteer, you will be providing support for the spray/neuter clinic, mostly helping the public complete necessary registration information.
We would just like to do a quick shout out to those groups and people who have made September such a success month in the Colby Volunteer Center:
- Program Leaders for getting their programs up and running and for starting new initiatives with their programs. This year, we have 4 new programs: Educare, Common Street Arts, MulePrep, and Good Deed of the Week, so a big thank you to the leaders who are getting that going.
- Volunteers, both those in programs, and those who have responded to random volunteer opportunities such as tutoring in physics, coaching youth soccer, chopping wood, and helping at the spay and neuter clinic at the Humane Society!
- Women’s Rugby for the stellar fundraiser (Raffle and Pledge-for-Points) that they held last week raising $1933. Way to go!
- Evening Sandwich Program for starting a food drive and collecting money for their program now that government funding has decreased. Maili, the site coordinator, is going to be thrilled!
- Men’s Lacrosse for helping the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter move to its new location. The new shelter opened yesterday and it looks absolutely fantastic. Thanks for your support!
- Overall CVC Community for coming together to fill the needs of our community!
You guys are doing a stellar job this year at making things happen!
Help the Rugby team raise their goal of $1,000 for the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter. Here is what Jade Enright, a captain of the Rugby team, had to say about their fundraising efforts:
“The weekend of October 6th, Colby rugby has organized charity games in order to support the Mid-Maine Homeless shelter (MMHS). We chose to donate to this organization because the shelter is a critical resource to homeless and displaced persons in Central Maine. A MMHS shelter is established in Waterville, providing emergency food and shelter to those in need. This is an incredibly important organization in our local community and the rugby team is working hard to further the shelter’s efforts and support its mission. In order to raise money, we have been selling raffle tickets and will continue to do so throughout the games on Saturday. Prizes include a Colby Bookstore basket, snack basket, tea basket donated by Selah Tea, movie basket, set of pub glasses, and gift cards to Jorgensons, Mainleys and the Spa. The women’s team will be playing Bates at 11am and the men’s team will be playing UMO at 3pm. Help us fight homelessness in Maine and achieve our goal of donating $1,000 to the MMHS!”
The Best Buddies program started the semester off with a great dinner in Dana. We all gathered in Dana’s lounge to meet and introduce ourselves, especially the new Colby students got meet their Best Buddies. Then, we went into Dana and enjoyed our delicious dinner from pepperoni pizza to chicken and mashed potatoes. While eating dessert, including ice cream, cookies, and cake, we went around the room with each person saying his or her name and favorite ice cream flavor. We had so much fun! Can’t wait until out next event: pumpkin carving![slideshow]
The CVC was mentioned in a post yesterday in the Colby Echo. In addition to outlining our goals for this year in terms of strengthening our community, programs, and leaders, the article focused on one of our new initiatives this year, Good Deed of the Week, which aims to incorporate volunteers who cannot make a commitment to one of our weekly programs. To read the article, go to: