For the past four years, Alternative Spring Break (ASB) has worked with the Colby Volunteer Center (CVC) to organize student-led spring break trips focused on volunteering and educating students about issues of poverty and inequality.
This year, the Colby Volunteer Center (CVC) has pioneered an initiative called “CVC’s Good Deed of the Week (GDOW).” The goal of this program is to bridge the gap between the College and Waterville and involve students in community service programs.
October 8 was the day of the ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter.
First year Ethan Johnson raised over $8000 for his project "Boarding for Boobies" by longboarding with a group of friends from Maine to N.Y.
On Saturday, April 14, students from the College will be volunteering in Waterville as part of Colby Cares Day (CCD).
Avoiding the crowded beaches of Florida and the Caribbean, some students ventured off the Hill to New York and Peru with the Colby Volunteer Center's alternative spring break program and MEDLIFE, respectively.
Borrowing part of its name from the existing mentoring program, Colby Cares About Kids (CCAK), the new initiative known as Colby Cares About Colombia’s Kids (CCACK) encourages students on the Hill to improve children’s lives in South America.
Now in its third year, Hardy Girls Healthy Women and the Colby Volunteer Center will again be sponsoring the Freaky 5k fun run and walk in an effort to curb the sexualization of young girls' Halloween costumes.
Johnson Day, which the Colby Volunteer Center (CVC) revived last spring after a 50-year hiatus, brought together members of the College community as students and Physical Plant Department (PPD) staff worked together to beautify campus.
The Colby Volunteer Center (CVC) recruited 283 student volunteers to participate in Colby Cares Day, an annual outreach event during which various groups of students volunteer off-campus.
LuziCare, a campus club founded in 2009, recently sponsored a well-attended Hunger Banquet to raise awareness about poverty.
Julia Bruss ‘11 and John Perkins ‘11, co-directors of the Colby Volunteer Center (CVC), will receive the Maine Philanthropy Award at the annual award banquet this Thursday, April 6.
Over spring break, a group of 11 students, in conjunction with the Colby Volunteer Center (CVC), participated in an alternative spring break trip volunteering at various food pantries and soup kitchens in New York City.
Colby students and Waterville residents jump into freezing cold water in order to send kids to camp.
Lester Baptiste '13 and the football team take the Polar Bear Plunge to raise money for local kids to go to summer camp.
Colby first-years raise over $70K for the earthquake relief effort in Haiti.
Garin and his classmate, Lisa Kaplan '13, have done just that by devoting hours of time and energy to organizing the College's Haiti relief effort.