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Activate! – Big Brothers Big Sisters : Mark Voland

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In this week’s Activate! – Mark Voland discusses the benefits of mentoring with Big Brothers and Big Sisters (BBBS). As Executive Director, Mark knows first-hand the positive impact being a big brother or big sister has on the lives of children, and on the mentors themselves. There are currently 80 kids on the waiting list to be paired with a …

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Activate! Spencer Pride: Judi Epp

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Spencer Pride supports the rural LGBTQI community in South Central Indiana and beyond. Listen as Executive Director, Volunteer Coordinator, and Treasurer Judi Epp discusses why our rural communities are in particular need of resources and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex people. Spencer Pride cultivates compassion and community, and offers a range of services that are often …

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Activate! Monroe County Humane Association: Mary Richardson

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Mary Richardson’s found a way to channel her love for animals into service in her community. Listen as Mary details the diverse services and educational opportunities offered by the Monroe County Humane Society and the positive impact on animals and the people who love them. For information on volunteering with the Humane Society, go to http://www.monroehumane.org/volunteer. Information about additional opportunities …

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Activate! Community Kitchen of Monroe County : Chrissy Geels

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The Community Kitchen works to eliminate hunger in Monroe County by providing free, nutritious meals to those that would otherwise go without food. In addition, the Community Kitchen seeks to educate the general public about the extent of hunger in Monroe County. In this episode of Activate!- volunteer, Chrissy Geels, shares insights about the extent of food insecurity in our …

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Activate! District 10 Pro-Bono Project : Sarah Waters

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District 10 Pro Bono Project provides free legal services in Clay, Greene, Hendricks, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, and Putnam counties in Indiana. Listen as Sarah Waters describes this important work and the volunteer opportunities available for you to lend a hand. LINKS District 10 Pro Bono Office Assistant Basic Mediation Training New Leaf, New Life Front Desk

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Activate! BTown For Bernie : Brian Winterman

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In this week’s segment of Activate, Brian Winterman describes the leap he took from “interest” to “action” to become a captain with the local chapter of the Bernie Sanders campaign, Bloomington for Bernie. Brian describes a transformation in the way he understands political action, and encourages others to become involced in causes you believe in. That’s this week on Activate! …

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Activate! Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America : Rachel Guglielmo

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From the Activate! Archives: Local mom and activist, Rachel Guglielmo, discusses her work with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America; an organization originally founded by fellow Hoosier Shannon Watts. There are chapters of Moms in 50 states, and Rachel is active in the local, Bloomington chapter. Listen to Rachel’s empowering experience committing her time and passion for a …

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Activate! WFHB : Christine Brackenhoff

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WFHB is a listener-supported, volunteer powered, non-commercial broadcast radio station in Bloomington that is powered almost 200 volunteers to create a variety of public arrairs, news, and music programming. Christine Brackenhoff, a volunteer with the station, talks about how her volunteer experience with the station has helped her grow her professional skills; as well as contributing to a valuable part …

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Activate! H2H (Hoosier 2 Hoosier) : Jacqui Bauer

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Hoosier 2 Hoosier (H2H) is a reuse program that diverts reusable items from the landfill during student move-out and raises money for local charities and other organization. H2H, a partnership between City of Bloomington Sustainability, Indiana University Office of Sustainability, and Cutters Soccer Club; is scheduled for Saturday, August 20 and volunteers are needed now and on the day of …

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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America : Rachel Guglielmo

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Local mom and activist Rachel Guglielmo discusses her work with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, an organization originally founded by fellow Hoosier Shannon Watts. There are chapters of Moms in 50 states, and Rachel is active in the local, Bloomington chapter. Listen to Rachel’s empowering experience committing her time and passion for a cause she believes strongly …

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