Multilingual Mainers relies on a team of multilingual volunteers, both Bowdoin students and Brunswick community members.
Classroom partnerships are sustained by students enrolled in Professor Boyle’s Teaching and Learning Languages and Cultures Course. Lunchtime sessions are sustained by volunteers working with small groups of PreK-2 students. These programs provide exposure to elementary pedagogy with mentorship from classroom teachers. Alumni teachers from this program have gone onto obtain Fulbright grants and other post-graduate teaching positions.
Intermediate or above level proficiency in a language other than English (able to read a children’s book fluently)
Available weekly during at least one of time slots are Monday through Friday 11:30-12:00, 12:10-12:40, and 12:45-1:15. Due to COVID-19, starting Fall 2020 our classroom partnerships will be fully virtual and our lunchtime program is temporarily suspended.
- Sign up for a time slot on the Google Doc and confirm with Annie Young and Margaret Boyle.
- New volunteers will be contacted for an info session before their first shift
- Before your first shift, fill out the school’s volunteer application and read the volunteer handbook