The Colby Volunteer Center facilitates student engagement with the greater Waterville area by building a strong, united community. In acknowledging the natural connection between Colby and the surrounding area, the CVC provides an avenue through which students are able to solidify their positions within the community. We embody the Colby affirmation by providing students with opportunities outside of the classroom to engage “ourselves, each other, and our physical environment” through “active, honest, and compassionate engagement with one another.”

 

Feel free to explore our sites and programs. If you have any questions send us an email at cvc@colby.edu or stop by during our office hours (listed to the right).


On Saturday, November 11th from 9-12pm we will be holding our annual fall Johnson Day! This is an awesome opportunity to help PPD in their preparation for winter by cleaning up campus. We will spend the morning doing activities around the Colby campus such as raking leaves, painting, and planting bulbs. Lets team together to show PPD how much we appreciate them. Email us at cvc@colby.edu if you would like to sign up!


The Lakewood volunteering program provides Colby students with the opportunity to connect and form meaningful relationships with elderly Waterville residents. Volunteers quickly become friends with the residents, some of whom don’t have regular visitors or family nearby. Accordingly, Colby student visits become an occurrence that residents look forward to every week.

The Lakewood Program is looking for volunteers who can be depended upon to visit one hour a week at the same day and time.
If you are interested, please contact us by Thursday October 12.


The Alfond Youth Center is looking for volunteers on Thursday mornings at 9am.

 

“Our Weekend Meals Backpack program just grew from 75 Backpacks to 129!! This is great news for our families but a bit overwhelming for our already stretched thin staff of 2 in the kitchen.”

They have 129 backpacks to fill for local kids. The backpacks make sure these kids have access to nutritious food over the weekend.

Please share this opportunity to make an important contribution to local kids. Interested students should contact Crista Lavenson.

E-mail: clavenson@alfondyouthcenter.org


Want to volunteer off-campus but don’t have a car? Have no fear!

Reliable transportation is now available to sites for students volunteering with the CVC!  You can arrange for a ride the next day as long as you sign up before 8 pm the day before.  If you need to make any changes, highlight your entry in RED and call the driver.  We pay $$ for the ride whether you are in the car or not, so make sure you cancel if you are not going!
To sign up for a ride, click over to our Fall Schedule on Google Sheets.
Visit the Civic Engagement Website to learn about current civic engagement opportunities!

Want to be a part of a community, volunteer, and make new friends? Become a Colby Buddy!

Best Buddies is an international organization that promotes friendships for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The majority of our buddies are a part of a residential group home close to campus. We have group events every month including Dana dinners, crafts, and movies! You as a volunteer will also have one on one time with your buddy. We are in great need of some new recruits and events will begin in mid September. The buddies love the program and we need Colby students! If interested please email me (Connor) at cjmetz@colby.edu


Calling all Freshmen!

 

Come volunteer at the Colby Volunteer Center’s annual Halloween Extravaganza!

What is it? An afternoon of chills and thrills where local elementary school kids and their parents come to Pulver for endless Halloween themed activities (a Haunted House, Face Painting, Cookie Decorating, Mask Making, the works!)

When is it? Saturday October 21st from 1-3 PM. Come show your spirit!

This year we are putting the freshman class in charge of our outdoor games/obstacle course station, so sign up to volunteer on the following link: Sign up sheet

This is a fang-tastic way to get a taste of what it is the Colby Volunteer Center does throughout the year, and it’s always a lot of fun!

Sign up directly on the link above, or email cvc@colby.edu with any questions.

 

 


The Colby Volunteer Center is working with a few new programs this year:

– Boy Scout Volunteers
– Waterville Essentials Closet
– Quarry Road Fall Festival
– Waterville Evening Sandwich Program
– Common Ground Country Fair
– Joyful Children’s Day hosted by the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine

If you’re interested in learning more about any of these or volunteering for them, email us at cvc@colby.edu or come to our office hours:
Monday 10-11, 1-2
Tuesday 9-10
Wednesday 9-10, 1-2
Thursday 9-10, 2:30-3:30


It’s that time of year again… the snow is all gone, finals are just far enough away for you to relax, and

Colby Cares Day is right around the corner! If you have been looking for a way to get involved in the community, spend some more time with your roommates, or meet some new people this is the perfect opportunity!

This is a great opportunity to spend time with your classmates before the school year comes to an end, and a great chance to volunteer while affirming Colby’s place as part of the Waterville community.

This year Colby Cares Day will be on April 22nd. Volunteering will run from 9am-Noon. You will also receive a FREE T-SHIRT for volunteering!

 

Sign up with your friends here:
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfqFmc15KbYdEWgj2…/viewform