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Activate!

First-person narratives from people working for positive change
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Activate! Hannah Center – Kathryn Sandefur

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Kathryn Sandefur discusses her involvement with the Hannah Center, which provides counseling, educational classes, material goods, and in some cases even housing for women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. The Hannah Center provides a wide range of support for women and men dealing with tough family-planning decisions, and volunteers like Kathryn are an integral part of delivering these important services. LINKS …

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Activate! Hoosier Hills Food Bank : The Peske Family

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The Peske Family shares their experiences volunteering as as family at Hoosier Hills Food Bank, which provides over three million pounds of food annually throughout eight Indiana counties. Listen as Amy, Alex, Chrissy and Tom discuss some of what they’ve gained as a family volunteering together, and about the heightened awareness they have about the food scarcity faced by so …

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Activate! – Mark Houlemarde

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Mark Houlemarde is a PhD student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at Indiana University. He has experience working in areas of diversity education, judicial affairs, residence life, and gender-violence prevention. In this episode of Activate, Mark shares his experiences as an activist working to prevent sexual violence. Mark creates programming geared primarily for college students, particularly male …

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Activate! – Bloomington Animal Shelter: Tom Rea

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– FROM THE ACTIVATE! ARCHIVE – Tom Rea, a volunteer Adoption Counselor and Animal Handler for the Bloomington Animal Shelter, on how he came to work with the shelter and the fulfillment he gets from his time there. Also, Volunteer Connection offers ways for you to volunteer to help animals in our community. Activate! is produced by Jennifer Brooks, with …

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Activate! – Lotus Blossoms : Loraine Martin

Glimpse behind the scenes with Loraine Martin as she describes Lotus Blossoms program for children. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. Activate! is produced by Jennifer Brooks with help from Christine Brackenhoff, along with the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network.

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Activate! – Trashion Refashion: Kelly Wherley and Deb Christiansen

From the Activate! Archives: Kelly Wherley and Deb Christiansen on Trashion ReFashion and their experience with this great event. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. Activate! is produced by Jennifer Brooks with help from Christine Brackenhoff, along with the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. Link to Original Story.

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Activate! New Life New Leaf : Mary Goetze

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Mary Goetze regales her experiences volunteering with New Leaf New Life, an organization using the framework of therapeutic justice to support incarcerated individuals in their efforts to make a successful transition back into the community. New Leaf New Life offers programs for both inmates and the formerly incarcerated, and also offers support to the families of the incarcerated. Listen to …

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Activate! Quarryland Men’s Chorus : Robert Ping Slater

Robert Ping-Slater shares his experience being a part of the Quarryland Men’s Chorus, a positive performance-based community for gay and bisexual men and their allies in South Central Indiana. Through vocal excellence and fellowship, participants in the choir develop community and artistry. Listen and be inspired to get involved! Learn about this and other volunteer opportunities from the City of …

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Activate! – People and Animal Learning Services (PALS) : Emily Webster

Emily Webster shares her experience working with People and Animal Learning Services (PALS), a therapeutic program for people with disabilities that also provides opportunities for recreational riding. PALS helps particpants build strength and learn how to care for animals. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS Pet Therapy at Hospice Facility PALS New Volunteer Training …

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Activate! – Horse Angels: Bill Walters

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Bill Walters shares his joy of working with horses with illness, injury, or behavioral problems, on a beautiful ranch run by veterinarian Dr. Sue Wittenberg.The ranch provides refuge and rehabilitation for animals, and great opportunities to learn from Dr. Sue. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS Horse Angels Horse Rescue Horse-Angels Horse Rescue Volunteers …

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