Author Archives: J. Ashley Laux

1/19 Peace [with Justice] Walk

Submitted on behalf of the student Volunteer Service Organization

Peace [with Justice] Walk

Jan 19 | 7:15pm at Meet in the Library Atrium

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and in light of the recent events, we invite staff and faculty to join the Volunteer Service Organization in a Walk for Peace with Justice. The walk precedes the concert in Mead Chape​l. Questions? Contact

Faculty and Staff Families: Attend the Page One Halloween Party!

Page One Literacy is a Middlebury College student organization that seeks to foster a love of reading and learning in the Middlebury community. We do this by organizing various after school reading programs in local elementary schools, but we also occasionally have fun holiday events and our first one of the year is coming up! We will be having a Halloween-themed craft and reading party at the Swift House Inn (25 Steward Lane, Middlebury) on Sunday, October 26th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. We would love it if you and your children would join us! Questions? Contact Anna Dennis ’17.5, .

Invitation to 9/16 MiddAction Fair

Dear Faculty and Staff:

You are warmly invited to join us for the annual MiddAction Fair. Whether you’d like to explore opportunities to partner with community organizations regarding your teaching or research, or if you are new to our Middlebury community and would like to make a more personal connection to your new “home,” we welcome you to join us! Details below.

MiddAction Fair
When: Tuesday, September 16, 6–7:30 p.m.
Where: Wilson Hall, McCullough

This is your chance to get involved: Meet representatives from more than 50 local non-profit organizations and student service groups with opportunities to get involved in the community.

The MiddAction Fair will provide you with the opportunity to engage directly in local activism, volunteering, social justice, and service-learning activities in areas such as education, literacy, youth mentoring, environment, emergency services, public health, poverty, hunger, housing, and much more.

Questions? Contact Quanteshia Tennyson, Community Engagement Poverty Initiatives Coordinator, , 802.443.5113

This event is open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public.

Faculty and Staff: Volunteers for Days of Caring

Dear Faculty and Staff:

RSVP and the United Way of Addison County is once again gearing up for its Annual Days of Caring event. Every year, they send out hundreds of community volunteers to complete dozens of projects at non-profits throughout Addison County.

This year, the event will be held on Thursday, September 25th and Saturday, September 27th, 2014.

Here are some examples of the projects that are currently available:

  • Bake muffins/ prepare lunch at local child care centers
  • Paint play structures
  • Build a hand railing and picnic tables
  • Mulch/prune/weed/rake gardens
  • Harvest fall crops
  • Dig a sand box/spruce up a playground
  • Rototill a baseball field
  • Plan, execute (and enjoy!) a pizza party
  • Take pictures of volunteers
  • Dust library stacks/process books/read shelves
  • Visit with a senior citizen
  • Sand and varnish children’s chairs and tables
  • Clear a nature trail
  • Erect a fence and repair stadium jumps
  • Help prepare for a silent auction/ file paperwork
  • Wash walls, wood work and/or windows
  • Remove invasive plants at State Parks
  • And MANY more!!

Staff members: Middlebury College offers paid time off for this event; therefore, staff members do not have to use CTO. However, please obtain your supervisor’s approval before registering for the event.

If you would like to participate, click on the following URL to register online.

Please submit your volunteer registration form online as soon as possible and feel free to contact RSVP staff at 388-7044 or if you have any questions.




51 Main Event: 4/2 Charter House Benefit planned by Middlebury College Students!

Student volunteers from Middlebury College are sponsoring a benefit auction and dinner at 51 Main on Wednesday, April 2, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Proceeds will go toward funding the operation of the Charter House Winter Shelter.  Stop by to enjoy a great meal, music, company and, most of all, to support the Charter House Coalition. A $10 suggested donation at the door will directly support CHC’s programs. Live music will be provided by Middlebury College musicians. A silent auction will include a $500 gift card to Edgewater Gallery, a $300 gift card to Stowe Mountain Resort, a gift from Lincoln Peak Vineyard, and a gift card to Green Peppers Restaurant. Questions? Contact James McMillan ’14,

Parents: Need a break after Winter Break?

Twelve Middlebury students are hosting a babysitting night to raise funds for their upcoming service-learning trip to the Dominican Republic.

Who: Children Ages 2+
What: Games, Crafts, and Other Fun
Where: Mitchell Green Lounge (on the second floor of the McCullough Student Center)
When: Saturday, January 11, Drop-off anytime after 5:30 p.m., pickup before 9:30 p.m.

The cost will be $20 for the first child and $15 for each additional child in your family. Payable by check made out to Middlebury College or cash. Please email by January 10 to reserve a spot.

Thank you for your support! We look forward to meeting your kiddos!

Middlebury Alternative Break trips are advised by Associate Director of Community Engagement Ashley Calkins, and this fundraiser has been approved by Student Activities.