The 10U All Star baseball team, Ellettsville Lightning, is going to the USSSA World Series in Gulf Shores, Alabama on July 22nd. They are doing a fundraiser at Rural King Bloomington on Saturday 7/13/19 and are selling pulled pork, brats, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies, and drinks from 10:30AM-3PM. They will also set up at Walmart Bloomington on that same day taking donations!
The 5th Annual Bloomington Boogies festival is almost here! Bloomington's only blues, boogie woogie, and piano festival, this is one event you don't want to miss. On August 10th at the Monroe County History Center there will be a Master Class on Stride Piano by Judy Carmichael at 2PM. On August 12th there are free piano workshops that you could attend! At 3:15PM at Tri-North Middle School Paolo Alderighi will host, "How Does Improvisation Work." At 4PM at Templeton Elementary School Stephanie Trick will host, "Elements of Blues and Boogie Woogie." Also at 4PM over at Fairview Elementary School Dr. Keith McCutchen will be hosting, "Blues Basics, Learning from the Masters."
The Monroe Fire Protection District Volunteer Auxillary will be sponsoring a FREE night at the Starlite Drive-In. The Theme is Christmas in July and the event is July 23rd, gates open at 7:45 pm and Jim Carey's How the Grinch Stole Christmas will begin at 9:45 pm. Anyone attending receives FREE admission. Non- perishable food items are accepted for the Smithville Food Pantry.
The Sigma Kappa Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is proud to announce the inaugural Streets Paved with Gold event, which will be held on July 13th, 2019 in the Crestmont Community in partnership with the Crestmont Boys & Girls Club. We hope to foster meaningful relationships between all participants to build a stronger community support network. This event will serve as an opportunity for organizations & individuals to connect with members of this community to provide service & help challenge many of the unmet needs.
The event will take place in 3 phases. The first phase will be a march through the Crestmont community. Our vision is to meet the community where they are and lead them to phase two, which will be a resource fair and community day hosted by The Boys & Girls Club of Crestmont. Some of the activities that we aim to provide are:
- educational opportunities & financial literacy
- community resource fair
- games, projects, activities for the youth
- mental health & wellness strategies for parents, guardians and the general community
- food, drinks, and fellowship
- goodie bags and giveaways
For more info, or for unanswered questions...feel free to contact us SIGMAKAPPALAMBDA1906@GMAIL.COM.
We look forward to your participation in this event as we continue to uplift the communities we serve.
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)
July 5th - Pet Monkey
August 2nd - Reece Phillips
September 6th - Sheila Stephen & the Rodeo Monkeys
For more information about Bedford Revitalization, Inc. please visit www.downtownbeford.org
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. email@example.com
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!
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.
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.
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.
Volunteers play an essential role in determining the quality of each visitor’s experience. Depending on age, volunteers have the opportunity to learn new skills and/or mentor other volunteers. WonderLab’s volunteer team includes teens, college students, scientists, educators, business people, parents and retirees. Families and groups are welcome as volunteers.
Prior Registration for this Training IS Required.
New volunteers are required to submit the appropriate form below before registering to attend a training session.
- Teens who wish to become museum volunteers must be at least entering grade 7 in the fall of the next school year.
- Individuals who are 18 or older should use the Adult Application.
- Teens who are applying for a WonderCamp summer internship must be entering grade 9 in the fall of the next school year. Special training sessions for these internships are listed on the application form.
ADULT VOLUNTEER APPLICATION
TEEN VOLUNTEER APPLICATION
View more about volunteering at Wonderlab at http://wonderlab.org/volunteer/
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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
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.
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.
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.
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
Wonders of Nature
Every Saturday 2PM-2:45 PM
Have you ever wondered why dirt comes in different colors? What about why the sky is blue? If so, come and explore high and low at WonderLab’s newest program: Wonders of Nature! Based in the WonderGarden, we will learn how everything in nature is connected. We will fly like the red-tail hawk, tunnel through dirt like the earthworms, and our knowledge of the outdoors will grow like the seeds we plant! Learning will take place in the form of hands-on exploration, active games, and creative, natural, crafts. Held in the WonderGarden (Rain or shine! Tent will be set up if raining. Cancellation dependent upon storms) Ticketed but FREE with museum admission.
Every Sunday 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
STEM Sunday is a free, drop-in, challenge-based experience that encourages families to engage in the engineering and design process. Emphasis is on this process rather than the product. Projects are not “take-home”, but may include a take-home element. A simple goal/design challenge is introduced to guide the process and encourage engagement. Projects are “easy entry” for all ages, meaning that specialized skills are not generally needed and children as young as kindergarten can participate. Projects use simple, inexpensive materials, emphasizing that families can easily re-create the project at home.
Wednesdays 5 PM-5:30 PM
Join marine biologist Sam Couch to dive deeper into the science of our new coral reef. These 30-minute talks will feature hands-on elements, tours of our coral reef aquarium, insight from an expert, and time for questions. Each phase of the reef will have a different talk topic. Themes vary by month. Free with museum admission.
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.
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