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Activate! – MCCSC Adult Education: Blue Butterfly Woman

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Blue Butterfly Woman on how working with students at Broadview Learning Center in the MCCSC Adult Education Program enriches her life and proves the lessons of her childhood hold true even in retirement. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network.

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MCCSC Adult Education Broadview Learning Center
RSVP Tutoring in the Schools
ESL Tutors
VITAL Volunteers

Activate! – Buskirk-Chumley Theater: Donna Cohen

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Donna Cohen shares anecdotes and her experience volunteering at the Buskirk-Chumley theater. Also, three volunteer opportunities available through the Buskirk.

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Bloomington Volunteer Network: Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Activate! – Reality Store: Fran Weinberg

Fran Weinberg, an RSVP volunteer, explains the Reality Store, a “real life” economic event held in our local middle schools, and her experience with the project. Also, volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network.

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The Chamber’s Franklin Initiative
Reality Store
Big Brothers Big Sisters
SCORE

Activate! – Global Gifts: Mary Megan Walker

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Mary Megan Walker on her service learning and volunteering with Global Gifts and Fair Trade Bloomington. Also, volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network.

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Global Gifts
My Sister’s Closet
Opportunity House

Activate! – VITAL: Sarah Buchanan and Susan Welsand

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Volunteers Sarah Buchanan and Susan Welsand share their experiences working for the Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL) program at the Monroe County Public Library. Also, volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network.

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VITAL at the Monroe County Public Library
RSVP Tutoring in the Schools 
ESL Tutors 
VITAL Volunteers 

Activate! – Broadview: Mary Hawkins

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MCCSC Adult Education volunteer Mary Hawkins talks about working with ESL students at Broadview Learning Center. Also, volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network.

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MCCSC Adult Education Broadview Learning Center
ESL Tutor at Broadview Learning Center
Bloomington Worldwide Friendship Host
Lotus Education and Arts Foundation

Activate! – Lotus Education and Arts Foundation: Loraine Martin

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Loraine Martin, a 16 year veteran of working with Lotus Education & Foundation, talks about Lotus Blossoms, the education and community outreach program of the Foundation, and the amazing experience the program gives to kids and volunteers alike. Also, volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network.

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Lotus Education & Arts Foundation
Lotus Volunteering 
Bloomington Playwright’s Project Volunteering 
Buskirk-Chumley Theater Volunteering 

Activate! – CASA: Angie Raymond

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Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Angie Raymond explains the importance of this volunteer position to the children caught up in DCS cases and talks about the rewards of her own experience. Also, volunteer opportunities connected to the legal sector from the City of Bloomington’s Volunteer Network.

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CASA
Middle Way House
Protective Order Assistant
CASA Volunteers

Activate! – Shalom Center’s Job Links Program: Victor Harnack

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Victor Harnack, founder of the Job Links program at Shalom Center, talks about the rewards of helping people redefine themselves through employment and readjust their perceptions about what work should be. Also, more volunteer opportunities in our community from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network.

Activate! – Don Jones: Wonderlab

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Retiree Don Jones talks about the amazing experience he has had as a 7 year volunteer with Wonderlab. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the Volunteer Network.

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Wonderlab
Wonderlab Trainings
Shalom Hospitality
Autumn Hills Activities Volunteer

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