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Activate! – VITAL: Sarah Buchanan and Susan Welsand


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.

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

Activate! – Broadview: Mary Hawkins


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.

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


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.

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

Activate! – CASA: Angie Raymond


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.


Middle Way House
Protective Order Assistant
CASA Volunteers

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


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


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.

Wonderlab Trainings
Shalom Hospitality
Autumn Hills Activities Volunteer

Activate! – Maqube Reese: Within Our Lifetime


Maqube Reese introduces the new community campaign Within Our Lifetime, dedicated to ending racism. As the community organizer for WOL, Maqube explains how the start up is starting up and building a base of support – including volunteers for upcoming events in 2015! Also, Volunteer Connection offers opportunities to work for civil rights in our community.

Within Our LIfetime
Within Our Lifetime Twitter Town Hall
MLK Day Opportunities
Library MLK Day Volunteering

Activate! – Tom Rea: Bloomington Animal Shelter


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.

Bloomington Animal Shelter
Help Local Wildlife
Pets Alive Kennel Support
Uplands PEAK Sanctuary

Activate! – Amethyst House: Mike Gavin


Mike Gavin, a long-time member of the Amethyst House Volunteer Board, talks about his recovery and the great work he supports in the Amethyst House.

Amethyst House
Volunteer with Amethyst House
Join the Team Advocating for Domestic Violence Survivors – OSA & Crisis Line
Shalom Hospitality Volunteers

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Activate! – POAP – Protective Assistance Order Program


This week, in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month, Activate! is featuring POAP, a partnership between the office of the Monroe County Clerk, the office of the Monroe County Prosecutor, Middle Way House, the IU School of Social Work and the IU Maurer School of Law’s Protective Order Project (POP). Using a co-located services model, POAP provides free assistance to individuals seeking protection from intimate partner, domestic, and family violence, sexual assault, and stalking. POAP intern and Middle Way House volunteer, Stephanie Waller, talks about the importance of the program and of volunteering by IU students. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the Volunteer Network.

Protective Order Assistance Partnership
Protective Order Assistant
CASA Volunteer Trainings

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