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Pink Claws for the Cause

Support BHSN Volleyball on September 19th in the BHSN main gym for Pink Claws for the Cause to benefit the IU Health Olcott Center. The JV match starts at 5:30pm and the varsity match starts at 6:30pm.

Pink Claws is a heartfelt, tight-knit, annual community volleyball event which brings together athletes, cancer survivors, physicians, caretakers, family members, and friends to honor the women in our lives by raising awareness and raising funds to end breast cancer. Enjoy volleyball, a bake sale, and raffle.

Raffle items will be on display and tickets for the raffle sold for $5 each or 3 for $12 at the September 4th and September 10th home matches. Wear pink and automatically be entered into the raffle. The raffle drawing will be held on September 19th during the varsity match.

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STEM to Them Mobile Lab

The Monroe County Community School Corporation is excited to announce the STEM to Them Mobile Lab! This innovative mobile STEM Lab is unlike any other. It will travel to all elementary schools twice a year, providing robotics and engineering lessons to all students that encourage collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. To make this dream a reality, we need your help! 

 

The Foundation of  MCCS is one of the Top 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist® grant program. We need you to rally behind our STEM to Them Mobile Lab, cast your vote and help us win one of 40 $25,000 grants!

 

Please vote from August 14th to August 23rd. You can vote up to 10 times a day. Click here to vote.

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Little Miss Poppy and Little Mister Poppy Competition 2019

A competition for 6-12 year olds to be selected as an ambassador of the American Legion Auxiliary poppy. Little Miss Poppy and Little Mister Poppy is a contest for a youngster who represents the fun spirit of the American Legion Auxiliary. This is not a beauty contest, nor an academic competition. It's just for fun, giving kids a chance to be kids as well as learn about Veterans and promote the poppy.

 

CONTEST RULES:

1. Contestants must be a resident of Indiana or have access to Bloomington, Indiana at least 3 times between September 11th, 2019 and June 30th, 2020.

2. Nominations must be received at the American Legion Post 18 by 5PM on August 15th, 2019 or postmarked by August 15th, 2019.

3. Contestants must be between 6 and 12 years of age.

4. All contestants will be interviewed by an American Legion Auxiliary Unit 18 member (based on applicable questions) and will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Poise under pressure
  • Helpfulness, being a good citizen or friend
  • Positive attitude
  • Eagerness to learn about Veterans and promote the poppy
  • Kindness to adults in attendance at interview
  • Connection to Veterans and/or American Legion Family

5. The winners (selection of 1 female and 1 male) will be selected at the American Legion at a Patriot Day Event on September 11th at 6:30PM. This event is subject to be adjusted. If there is a change, notice will be given to all applicants.

6. Runner-Up placements will be announced. 

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Bloomington High School Class of 1969 Reunion

The Bloomington High School Class of 1969 is having its 50th class reunion on Friday and Saturday, August 16th and 17th, 2019. For details please contact Susie Stout Clendening at 812-825-7164, Tina Beard Arnold at 812-275-0975, or Regina Ault Young at 317-697-6233 for more details!

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2020 13U Indiana Rebels Tryouts

Indiana Rebels 13U Tryouts will be held August 17th from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at Winslow Sports Complex, Senior league field 6. Any player who will not turn 14 before May 1st, 2020 is eligible to tryout. Tryouts are free.

 

For more information please send an email to indianarebelbaseball@yahoo.com or call (812) 679-2294

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Howlin' For CASA Happening August 24th

Monroe County CASA invites you to join us for Howlin' for CASA, a very special event featuring musicians from Howl at the moon, on August 24th at Dimension Mill. Doors open at 7:30., but the dueling pianos show will begin at 8 p.m. Switchyard Brewing will provide a cash bar and food will be available from Aver's Baked! of Bloomington and Jaunnita's 

Tickets for this event are $25 each or $40 for a couple. Students tickets are $20. Tickets are available online at www.monroecountycasa.org or by calling 812-333-CASA. (This is a 21+ event)

CASA is a volunteer-powered program, which provides representation in juvenile courts for child victims of abuse and neglect. They provide support to these children to ensure that they remain at the forefront of the court proceedings and find a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible. To learn more about how you can give a child a voice, please visit www.monroecountycasa.org/volunteer

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2019 Summer Stage Series

The Summer Stage Series hosted by Bedford Revitalization, Inc. in partnership with OnStage Productions, has updated our hours of operation for the remaining concerts in our 2019 season. The concerts are FREE to attend and are scheduled the first Friday of each month at Harp Commons. The concerts will now be featured between the hours of 8pm to 10pm. The public is encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the free concerts this season. Harp Commmons houses the outdoor stage for the performances and also provides restrooms to public in attendance. Those wishing for additional information can contact or show coordinators Dave Pruet at (812) 320-3283 or Tim Thompson at (812) 327-5566.

 

2019 Season (Remaining Dates)

September 6th - Sheila Stephen & the Rodeo Monkeys

 

For more information about Bedford Revitalization, Inc. please visit www.downtownbeford.org

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TechHeroes Bloomington

Become invloved with TechHeroes Bloomongton. 

Tech Heroes has taken root in Bloomington in the Bell Trace community from 1-3 PM on Sundays. The program offers technology assistance for seniors, including help with cellphones, tablets, Facebook, Skype and more!

An important goal of the program invloves connection. The program helps youth and seniors connect in a respectful, caring and genuine way that has meaningful interaction and engagement. 

TechHeroes connects the generations through tech tutoring. Young peope are able to mentor seniors in how to use technology to do the things they want to do- connect throgh facebook, watch online programs, use a mobile device, and much more! 

Currently, TechHeroes is working with the Serve IT students and Boys and Girls Club members to become TechHeroes and develop the program. 

Your skills are needed to support the program wtth development, including a Linux programmer to create a video call kiosk, social media, and tech tutoring.

Email Jenny Donegan Program Manager to learn more about the opportunities. jennydonegan@yahoo.com 

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All-Options Drop in Volunteer Action hours

Have you ever wanted to get involved with All-options, But arent sure about making a long-term committment? would you like to do some hands-on work in judgement-free, supportive enviornment?

Join us for drop-in volunteer time -- usually the first Friday of every month from 9:30-11 AM. 

We will have projects availiable for you to jump right in. 

All ages welcome!

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2nd Annual CAST for Kids Event

The 2nd Annual Cast for Kids Event takes place October 19th on beautiful Lake Monroe in Bloomington, Indiana. This event requires a minimum funding of $3,500.00 to launch, while we are getting closer to our goal each day we still have a long way to go. Please see our fundraising page for more info about the event and how you can support us.

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Math Tutoring at Templeton

Community in Schools is a national organization that helps students find success in school and in life. They bring community resources into schools when families and children cannout access them in the community. Community in schools at Templeton Elementary is seeking individuals to work with elementary students one-on-one to master math skills and concepts. Free limited background checks will be necessary and provided by MCCSC. Shifts are avaliable: Monday through Friday from 9:15-10:30 a.m., 11:15-12:00 p.m., or 12:30-1:30 p.m. Minimum age is 18. 

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SCCAP Thriving Connections Guiding Coalition Member

Through the South Central Community Action Program's "Thriving Connections Initiative", volunteers act as allies to a person or family in poverty- called a Leader - acting like a good friend or extended family member. Groups consist of the Leader and two allies, Allies provide insight into a variety of life circumstances as the group works to accomplish specific goals set by the Leader. Volunteers attend a monthly group meeting, a twice-monthly Thursday community dinner and meeting, and make an 18-month commitment. Allies recieve extensive orientation, training, and support. Minimum age is 18. 

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Club Bigs Program

Volunteer mentors, age 18 and older are matched with a child who attends the Boys & Girls Club after school program. Matches meet at the Club and may spend time doing activities at the Club, play at the park across the street, or explore the neighborhood on foot.  Volunteers must be able to commit to meeting one hour a week during the week for at least one school year. 

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Volunteer LIFE Mentor

This role is a one-on-one volunteer opportunity for individuals to encourage and mentor clients of LIFEDesigns. Hours volunteered will be determined entirely by the volunteer in conjunction with their mentee with a minimum of 4 hours a month. The amount of time you commit is up to you!

Volunteer LIFE Mentor’s are encouraged to engage in social activities (fishing, hiking, shopping, community events, ect) with LIFEDesigns clients that will encourage good health and wellness in the community while enhancing connection to the community.

The Community Engagement Coordinator will match you with a client to mentor that has similar likes, and will help ensure a good match.

Individuals who are organized, communicate well, have patience, flexibility, creativity, and an open mind are ideal candidates to be a successful LIFE mentors.

Have no training or experience with individuals that have disabilities?  Not a problem!  We will make sure that you are trained and ready for this new and rewarding experience and will be there along the way to help.

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Middle Way House Pre-Service Training

This training provides a basic introduction to domestic violence and sexual violence, both as specific issues in the lives of community members/clients, and as social/structural problems. All volunteers with Middle Way House have to attend this training, but it can also be useful for anyone who works with people who might have experienced domestic violence or sexual violence at some point! See below for a sample outline--day-of times may be different, but all modules are covered at each training. 

All trainings are 9AM-5PM at the Bloomington Transit Center in the Multipurpose Room unless otherwise specified on our website.

Participants do not need to ring any materials other than note-taking supplies. All paperwork will be done at the training or afterwards.

Free parking is available along Washington, Lincoln, and Grant Streets, and the parking garage at 4th and Walnut is 50 cents per hour. Most buses also stop at the Transit Center on their routes.

Any questions can be directed to Evelyn at evelyn@middlewayhouse.org.

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PALS Volunteer Training

People & Animal Learning Services (PALS) is offering monthly volunteer trainings for individuals interested in participating in PALS therapeutic equine programs. Responsibilities include leading horses and/or side-walking for our clients during riding sessions. Volunteers have the opportunity to work closely with PALS clients, learn about therapeutic equine programs, and help groom, saddle, train, care for horses and help with barn chores. No horse experience necessary! 

Interested in becoming at PALS volunteer? Contact Leanna by emailing volunteer@palstherapy.org or via phone at 812-336-2798, ext. 0. You can also submit a volunteer application via the PALS website: http://palstherapy.org/volunteer/

Facility located at 7644 W Elwren Road Bloomington, IN 47403

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Bloomington Park and Recreation's Banneker Teen Institute

This Bloomington Parks and Recreation's Banneker Teen Insitute is a drop-in program for students ages 12 through 17. The after-school sessions include homework help time, choice activities, weekly field trips, and free time guided by Banneker Community Center staff.

Volunteers are invited to engage with teens and serve as meaningful role models, assisting with academic tutoring and with leading clubs or recreation time. Anyone interested in volunteering can find out more information at bloomingtonvolunteernetwork.org.

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Salvation Army

Every day, The Salvation Army receives hundreds of pounds of donated goods: clothing, furniture, electronics, art, jewelry and more. 

 

Your help is needed to help Salvation Army staff to receive, sort, and hang these donated items and assist in making the store an attractive destination for customers. 

 

Every year, the Salvation Army saves thousands of pounds of materials from ending up in the landfill by selling what is good to the public at low prices. 

 

Those funds are used to support The Salvation Army's case management programs, employment programs, food pantry and financial assistance program - that support working families, the hungry, and the sick in our community. 

 

Put your sorting and merchandising skills to good use with the worthwhile opportunity to someone's trash into treasure in need in our community. 

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LifeDesigns

LifeDesigns is a nonprofit that partners with people of all ages and abilities to lead meaningful and active lives. Their LIFE Enrichment Community Opportunities Program is a 100% community-based education program, designed to be an alternative to traditional facility-based programs. Individuals interested in volunteering to share their skills or talents, such as cooking, dancing, or jewelry making, are invited to host their own class for LifeDesigns customers once a week for at least a semester. Individuals can also encourage meaningful participation by customers in classes that are already scheduled. Especially needed are volunteers from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the YMCA to play basketball or excercise with customers. An interview, orientation and training, and background check are required.

 

Discover what you're looking for at BloomingtonVolunteerNetwork.org or call 812-349-3433.

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IU Campus Children's Center Volunteers

Do you enjoy spending time with young children? Are you age 55 or older? If your answer is yes to both of these questions, the children in a classroom at the IU Campus Children's center would love to have you volunteer to share your time with them.

The Campus Children's Center provides the Indiana University community with quality year-round early care and education from children ages 6 weeks through 5 years- serving families of IU student, staff, and faculty members.

Volunteers enjoy playing, reading and reading, and occasionally working on projects with the children.

Find out more information at bloomingtonvolunteernetwork.com

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Area 10

Area 10 Agency on Aging is seeking individuals age 18 and above to support the Monroe and Owen County Adult Guardianship Program as volunteer advocates. 

Training is provided and a commitment of 6-10 hours per month is required. Apply now to join the next orientation and training group. Contact Area 10 Agency on Aging. 

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Seekers of Serenity Nar-Anon Family Group

Affected by a Loved One’s Addiction?

 

Seekers of Serenity, the local Nar-Anon Family Group offers hope for relatives and friends of addicts, with their twelve-step program. Seekers of Serenity meets each Tuesday evening at 7:30pm at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, upstairs in Room 224.

 

For more information, call 812-339-8826

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Volunteer Opportunities

Bloomington Volunteer Network

Looking to volunteer in our community? Various organizations have a variety of ongoing needs. To check out opportunities, go to bloomingtonvolunteernetwork.org

You can also check out their calendar for a variety of events put on by non-profit organizations!

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Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

 

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard increases access to healthy food for all people in need in ways that cultivate dignity, self-sufficiency, and community. To get involved by donating or volunteering, go to mhcfoodpantry.org

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