For more details on each of these groups, look in Campus Groups.
Bowdoin students engage with local children with physical and mental disabilities and their siblings in a fun, inclusive space. Meets weekly for games, snacks, crafts, and other activities.
Bears and Cubs
Bowdoin students are matched with children waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister.
Bowdoin Bear PALS
Bowdoin Central Mentoring
Members mentor students in grades K-5 at Bowdoin Central School.
Bowdoin Music Mentors
Mentors provide free private music lessons to students virtually, via the Through The Staff platform.
Bowdoin Public Health Club
Students volunteer with a variety of clinical and other local public-health related organizations.
Provides non-partisan voter support, and works to build a politically robust campus culture where every student develops the skills to participate fully in our democracy.
Brunswick High School Mentoring
Students work one-on-one as mentors to high school students.
Creating Compassionate Leadership in Maine Boys (
Bowdoin men serve as mentors in Bath Middle School where they lead lessons and activities, organize field trips, and engage in one-on-one mentoring in order to foster male leadership, confidence, and community for young adolescent men.
Criminal Justice Reform Club
Members provide educational support for prisoners through the U.S. Postal system, and host events and speakers to raise awareness about issues facing the criminal justice system.
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Members mentor students in grades K-5 at Bowdoinham Community School.
Fostering Female Leadership in Youth (
Bowdoin women serve as mentors at Bath Middle School and Brunswick High School where they lead lessons and activities, organize field trips, and engage in one-on-one mentoring in order to foster female leadership, confidence, and community for young adolescent women. (high school program ON HOLD)
Girls Who Code
Bowdoin women teach basic coding skills to girls at Brunswick High School to help close the gender gap in technology.
Harpswell Community School Mentoring
Members mentor students at Harpswell Community School through collaborative learning and recreational activity.
Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program Volunteers
Students work in Brunswick's local food bank and soup kitchen (serving meals, assisting clients, sorting donations, etc), volunteering on either a regular or as-needed basis, in cooperation with MCHPP's volunteer base.
Mt. Ararat High School Mentoring
Students work one-on-one as mentors to high schoolers at Mt. Ararat High School.
Provides support to high school students navigating the process of postsecondary planning.
Oasis Free Clinics Student Volunteers
Students assist with either clinical or administrative tasks associated with running a non-profit primary care clinic that provides free medical, dental and prescription assistance to uninsured adults living in Midcoast Maine.
Portland Adult Education
Volunteers assist with English literacy and job preparation programs for adults living in the Portland area. Visit the website for Portland Adult Education.
Red Cross Blood Drives
Students organize, volunteer at the "canteen" and reception desk, and recruit donors for four campus-wide Red Cross blood drives per year.
Volunteers mentor students at West Bath School through the arts.
Volunteers spend time with the residents of the Sunnybrook Village retirement and assisted-living community.
Tedford Housing Volunteers
Volunteers help with general shelter needs at both the adult and family shelter (e.g. minor maintenance work, serving dinners) and organize special events (such as birthday/holiday parties and soccer tournaments for children living in the family shelter).
Volunteer Lawyers Project
Student volunteers work with the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project to provide legal options to low-income Maine residents, helping them to navigate the civil justice system. Responsibilities include conducting client intakes over the phone and meeting with the VLP staff to assess callers' legal needs. Visit the Volunteer Lawyers Project website.