Joseph McKeen
Center for the Common Good

Upcoming Weekend Service Trips!

Story posted October 13, 2011

Interested in engaging in direct service with fellow students but don't feel you have time to do so during the week?  Are you already involved in service, but are interested in working with different non-profits outside of Brunswick?  Consider participating in a Weekend Service Trip!

This program offers students a unique opportunity to venture off campus for a few days, immerse themselves in a new community, engage in direct service, and learn about different areas of Maine.  There are still two weekend service trips that will be taking place this fall!

Upcoming Trips!

Unless otherwise noted, trips have a $10 participation fee. Sign up is first come, first served. E-mail Melanie Gaynes ( to reserve your spot.

The Carpenter’s Boat Shop

Friday, October 21 – Saturday, October 22

The Carpenter’s Boat Shop is an apprenticeship-school for people negotiating transitions in their lives. Spend the weekend learning about the organization and helping out with tasks around the shop such as building an outhouse and sheathing a boat barn. If the weather is nice enough, the group will head out to Marsh Island to do an island clean-up. The group will leave Friday afternoon and return Saturday afternoon.

Cobscook Community Learning Center

Friday, November 4- Saturday, November 5

Travel to Lubec, Maine to work with the Cobscook Community Learning Center (CCLC), a nonprofit organization that promotes social change through education, culture, and tradition. Get to know the community and learn about the organization during a CCLC pizza and music night. Build a new walking trail on the CCLC campus and help improve already existing trails. The trip will leave Friday afternoon and return Saturday evening.

How to Get More Involved

Have you participated in a Weekend Service Trip and now want to lead your own? Do you know of a great non-profit in Maine that would be a good host site? Do you just want to learn a little bit more about the program before signing up?  For more information about the trip logistics, participating in a trip, and leading a trip, contact Melanie Gaynes '13.

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