A Latin enrichment program that offers an engaging introduction to the Latin language and Roman culture to students at Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School.
Leader: Ian Ward '20
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.
Leaders: Emma Sherrill '21, Joanna Lin '22, James Wang '20 and Emily Pan '22
Bears and Cubs
Bowdoin students are matched with children waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister. Meets every other Sunday in the gym for afternoon activities.
Leaders: Samuel Brill-Weil '20, Sara Caplan '20, Jasmine Johnson '21 and Olivia Greuel '21.
Students work with local middle school students to develop art and writing skills through an interactive online blog.
Leader: Jake Readinger '20
Bowdoin Bear PALS
Volunteers work one-on-one as tutors and mentors with ESL students at Coffin Elementary School, Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School, and Brunswick Junior High School.
Leaders: Sophie Lewis '21, Sara Caplan '20 and Juliet Halvorson-Taylor '21
Bowdoin Central Mentoring
Bowdoin Hospice Collaborative
Volunteers are supervised by local agencies to serve in hospice or respite care. Chans Hospice provides medical, physical, and emotional palliative care. Brunswick Area Respite Care is a day service providing educational activities and companionship.
Leaders: Elizabeth Sweeney '21 and Sarah Brigid Konefal '20
Bowdoin Music Mentors
Bowdoin Outdoor Volunteer Association (BOVA)
Bowdoin Public Health Club
Provides non-partisan information and events to promote voter registration, education,
Leader: Penny Mack '22
Brunswick High School Mentoring
Volunteers receive training in tax preparation and financial resources and provide assistance to low- and middle-income individuals during tax season.
Leader: Alexander Banbury '20 and Brooke Vahos '21
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.
Leaders: Ben Ray '20, Ryan Telingator '21, Micah Wilson '22 and Benjamin Felser '22
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.
Leaders: Louisa Izydorczak '20, Zoe Stilphen '22, Gita Kant '22, Caroline Hastings '21 and Tessa DeFranco '21
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.
Middle School Leaders: Elise Morano '20, Kaya Wurtzel '21, Marina Henke '20, Kellie Navarro '23, and Livia Kunins-Berkowitz '22
High School Leader: Lianna Harrington '21
Girls Who Code
Bowdoin women teach basic coding skills to girls at Brunswick High School to help close the gender gap in technology.
Leader: Emme McCabe '20
Harpswell Community School Mentoring
Volunteers listen to and then write down the memories of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. For students considering health care careers, this is a great opportunity to become more familiar with Alzheimer’s disease.
Leaders: Julia Rohde '20 and Claudia Babcock '20
Let's Get Ready
Volunteers help expand college access for motivated, low-income high school students by providing free SAT preparation and college admission counseling. Visit the Let's Get Ready website.
Leader: Alex Kogan '20 and Sophie Friedman '20
Maine College Circle
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.
Leaders: Olivia Giles '20 and Charlotte Hall '20
Mt. Ararat High School Mentoring
Mt. Ararat Middle School Mentoring
Students work one-on-one as mentors to middle schoolers at Mt. Ararat High School.
Leaders: Fiona Bundy '22
Oasis Free Clinics Bowdoin 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.
Leaders: Ilana Olin '20 and Kevin Chi '21
Portland Adult Education
Portland Housing Authority
Tutoring Volunteers provide tutoring after school M-Th for low-income students in grades K-12 of mainly immigrant and refugee background. Volunteers commit to work once a week with students at one of Portland Housing Authority's study centers.
Leader: Kim Hancock '21
REAL School Volunteer TeachersVolunteers provide academic assistance and mentorship to students at the REAL School.
Leaders: Ella Crabtree '22 and Andrew Moore '21
Red Cross Blood Drives
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).
Leader: Annie Rose '20
Volunteer Lawyers Project
Student volunteers work with the Volunteer Lawyers Project in Portland 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.
Leaders: Abby Silsby '20