Campus News

Watch Online: Sophomore Day of Service

Story posted March 13, 2009

The first-ever Sophomore Day of Service sent 50 students venturing out to do good work in the greater Brunswick community.

Organized by the Sophomore Class Officers and Dean Eric Morin from the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, students volunteered their time for eight local non-profit agencies to provide much needed help and support.

"I'm really proud to be part of such a caring community." — Rachel Turkel '11

Students participated in service projects on Saturday, February 7, 2009, such as painting an apartment for Tedford Housing, assisting and providing companionship for seniors living at Thornton Hall, and cleaning and organizing the kitchen and food bank at the Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program.

Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good

Check out the McKeen Center Web site, offering continuously updated content regarding community service opportunities, a schedule of events and other happenings.

Other organizations involved in the Sophomore Day of Service include Volunteers of America, Bath Youth Meetinghouse and Skatepark, Wolfe's Neck Farm, Curtis Memorial Library, and Freeport Community Services.

Kevin Raymond '11 helped with Volunteers of America's tax break program.

"It gave me a unique perspective about income disparities that I have never seen before," says Raymond.

"Seeing the people sparked this emotion in me, making me want to do a lot more of this."

Students share their experiences in the videos below.

« Back | Archives | Home | RSS - Add to Google Reader or Homepage | Subscribe by Email |

« Back | Campus News | Academic Spotlight | | Subscribe to Bowdoin News by Email