The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers held its annual Passion for Fashion Auction. The proceeds from this event all benefitted the Teen Parent School Program which is a high school for pregnant and parenting teens located here in Waterville. This program offers prenatal education, parenting classes, and individual and group therapy in addition to their high school education. Four Colby Football players and four Hockey players were auctioned off for two hours of raking, raising $430 for the Teen Parent Program!


Check out this article in the Colby Echo that describes the aspirations of Co-Directors Amanda Carbonneau and Josh Balk.


Hey all,

My name is Seth and I am the Program Leader for Barrels Community Market. For those of you that don’t know, Barrels is a co-op (until this summer, it was a non-profit) on Main St that features fresh, local Maine foods and crafts.It was created as part of a revamping of Main St and is on its 4th year. What do we do as Barrels volunteers? We help with catering, restock fresh produce, take inventory, pick up foods from farms and bakeries, and do some cooking.

Seth Butler, Barrels Program Leader

Seth Butler, Barrels Program Leader

Here is Allie Phillips baking some delicious peanut butter cookies. Yum yum!

Here is Allie Phillips baking some delicious peanut butter cookies. Yum yum!


The Evening Sandwich Program (ESP) has been serving the greater Waterville community since 1990 with a free no-questions-asked meal.  Meals consist of a hot soup, sandwich, fruit, and dessert. To hear what the site coordinator, Maili Bailey, has to say about the program, click HERE.


Are you interested in doing ASB but have not had the time to fill out the application? Do not worry!

We have extended the due date for the application until Sunday, October 6 at midnight.

  1. Applications can be found by clicking here.
  2. A description of the trips can be found by clicking here.

Want to get involved in the community but don’t know how?

Come to our CVC Expo in Miller 14 from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm this Thursday!

You will get a chance to learn about all of our programs. This includes 4 completely new programs: Sunset Home, Bedside Manor, Veterans, and Family Fun Series! Please feel free to stop by and check out our amazing programs!


WELCOME BACK! The CVC is so excited to get this year started. We have a lot of great new opportunities this semester in addition to our usual amazing programs.

We will begin having office hours starting on Monday next week. If you need taxi vouchers before then, please email us at cvc@colby.edu.

Enjoy the first day of classes!


Football coach Steve Opgenorth said: “These guys that have exemplified BTC this spring would just like to be recognized for our team’s efforts and total hours of community service.”

Josh Balk and Lily Holland, program leaders for Best Buddies wrote, “Natasha, does not live in the group home and is confined to a wheelchair andMolly and Nell always make sure to make extra arrangements to accommodate their buddy’s needs. They regularly see their buddy outside of our monthly events. Their buddy could not be more pleased to be paired with Molly and Nell this year, the three of them can always be found chatting and giggling at events. Most recently, Molly and Nell brought a group of Colby students to attend a Drag Ball that was a fundraiser for their buddy’s new wheelchair lift. Great job Molly and Nell!

Natasha's Fundraiser

Molly Cox & Nell Pryor