The Muse volunteer program is for undergraduate students at our partner colleges (see below) who identify as a woman or a nonbinary person. The Muses are trained by Hardy Girls staff to guide and facilitate Coalition Groups.
The college students who volunteer as Muses come from a wide range of academic disciplines and all share a commitment to gender equity. Their commitment to the program includes guiding a group each week and reserving availability for three additional check-ins or trainings each semester. Muses generally meet coalition groups in their schools during lunch, recess, or occasionally before instruction begins for the day. Muse trainings take place on campus, and the Coalition Groups meet in area schools.
Participating as a Muse is a rewarding experience for the student volunteers. As a result of their participation in our program, some students discover and/or change their career paths. Becoming a Muse helps to build community relationships and will present a valuable perspective on local issues impacting one’s community!
Colby College: Colby application link
College of the Atlantic: CoA application link
University of Maine, Husson, and UMA-Bangor: UMO/Husson/UMA application link
University of Maine Farmington: UMF application link