Joseph McKeen
Center for the Common Good

Apply to be a Community Immersion Orientation Trip Leader!

Story posted February 14, 2013

Applications are now available for 2013 Community Immersion Orientation Trip leaders.  The Community Immersion Orientation Trips are intensive four-day experiences of hands-on work confronting the social, economic, and environmental issues facing Maine communities. The experience includes daily service projects, field trips to sites of interest, discussions with staff from area non-profits, nightly reflective discussions, and social activities that support local businesses.  Students build life-long friendships while fostering a commitment to service throughout their stay at Bowdoin and beyond. 

Many students who have taken part in the Community Immersion Orientation Trip program go on to become Orientation Trip leaders and help first-year students begin to navigate college life and the local community. Whether it is organizing service projects, leading discussions about important community issues, modeling endurance and patience in backbreaking work, or making first-years feel more comfortable by leading fun ice-breakers, these leaders devote four days to making new students feel at home once they arrive at Bowdoin.  Prior to leading the trips, leaders will participate in a four-day leader training.

The application is available here.  The deadline to apply has been extended to Saturday, March 30 at 11:59 pm.  If you have any questions, please contact Caitlin Callahan.

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New application deadline: Saturday, March 30 at 11:59 pm.