Oct
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10/7 Community Engagement Weekly Opportunities

Filed Under (Community Service Opportunities) by on October 7, 2013

Butchie’s Team Info Session
TONIGHT, Monday, Oct. 7, 8:00 p.m.
118 South Main Street, Conference Room

Come learn about a tradition that has continued at Middlebury for more than 50 years—a very special friendship between a local man and Middlebury College students. Butch is confined to a wheel chair due to cerebral palsy and is one of Middlebury’s athletic teams’ most enthusiastic and dedicated fan! For example, the men’s basketball team brings Butch to football games and the football team brings him to basketball games—and over the years a number of students have taken Butch for walks, brought him on-campus, and so much more. Come see a brief Emmy-award winning video capturing the friendship and tradition! Questions? Contact Kirra Simonson, ksimonson@middlebury.edu.

Midterms got you down? 
Apply for a February Middlebury Alternative Break trip and give yourself something to look forward to! This year’s topics range from rural education in South Carolina to international development in Haiti. Applications are due on Thursday, October 10th. Find more information about the trips and the application at go/malt.

Community Friends Feature
Like swimming or drawing? Community Friends, a campus-based one-on-one mentoring program that matches Middlebury students with Addison County children ages six to twelve, is seeking a big brother or big sister for a seven-year old boy. He loves math, writing and playing games. If you have a good sense of humor and like being active, you could easily be a role model for this young boy just by meeting with him for two hours each week. Flexible meeting times on your own schedule; only requirement is enthusiasm and willingness to build a meaningful, consistent relationship. For more information about our program and/or how to apply to be this or another child’s mentor, please visit our website (go/cf) or email us at comfriends@middlebury.edu .

Volunteer at the Chicken Pie Supper for the First Congregational Church in Cornwall
Saturday, October 12th Arrive at 6:30 to enjoy some snacks from the dinner, volunteer from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Location: Cornwall School (112 School Road), only 4 miles from campus. Volunteers are needed to help move tables clean up at the conclusion of the dinner. Interested? Contact Mary Kay Schueneman,mschueneman@middlebury.edu.

David Stone ’74 Tree House Fund 
This year, the Tree House Fund will award up to $2,000 to one or more creative student projects designed to benefit the environment and the greater Middlebury community. These awards are intended to fund projects that would not qualify for other existing sources of funding, and may not add additional unanticipated cost to the College’s operating budget. Individuals and groups are encouraged to apply with their ideas! Visit go/thf for the application and more information. Applications are due by midnight on Friday, October 18th to Elizabeth Robinson, Director of PCI: robinson@middlebury.edu. Please contact robinson@middlebury.edu with any questions!

Still not sure where Community Engagement is?
Fall Family Weekend Open House
118 South Main (behind Davis Family Library)
October 12th 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Come see our brand new building which holds the Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Community Engagement and the Programs on Creativity and Innovation in the Liberal Arts.  Enjoy apple cider and other refreshments while learning about these exciting student programs and opportunities. On hand will be students involved with the new “Privilege & Poverty” initiative, a curricular integration of internships and classroom learning that invites students to apply their liberal arts education to the address of domestic and global poverty. Speak with faculty, staff and students and learn about what’s behind the programs’ growing presence on campus.

Questions? If you have questions about any of these volunteer opportunities or want to learn more ways to get involved in the local community, contact Ashley Calkins, Associate Director, Community Engagement, jcalkins@middlebury.edu, 802.443.3099



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