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Activate!

First-person narratives from people working for positive change
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Activate! – Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana: Charlotte Marks

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Charlotte Marks talks about the mission and her experience with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Also, more ways to connect to your community from the City of Bloomington’s Volunteer Network. EXTERNAL LINKS Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana BBBS Community Bigs Couples Bigs

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Activate! – Council for Community Accessibility: Vicki Pappas

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Vicki Pappas on the work done by CCA to educate about issues facing our community and the positive action CCA brings to working towards solutions. Also, more ways to connect to your community from the City of Bloomington’s Volunteer Network. LINKS Council for Community Accessibility AccessAbility Decal Project Surveyors Team Growing Opportunities Education Volunteer CCA Activities & Events Committee

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Activate! – All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center: Gina Gordon

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Activate! – Jamie Hillner

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Jamie Hillner talks about the mission and her experience with Girls Inc. Also, more ways to connect to your community from the City of Bloomington’s Volunteer Network. LINKS Girls Inc After-School Program Volunteer Girl Scout Leaders Boys and Girls Club Programs

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Activate! – Bloomington Animal Shelter: Tom Rea

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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. LINKS Bloomington Animal Care and Control (Animal Shelter) Cat Care Volunteers Needed! Uplands …

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Activate! – Middle Way House: Roshni Dhoot

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Roshni Dhoot, an IU student and Middle Way House volunteer, talks about the work done at Middle Way, the need for more help and the importance of Middle Way in our community as we recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. LINKS Middle Way House Middle Way House Training Youth Programs and Tutoring at the Rise The Rooftop at Middle …

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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. LINKS Buskirk-Chumley Theater Buskirk-Chumley Theater Volunteering Cinema Usher Corps Cardinal Stage

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Activate! – Campus Girl Scouts at Indiana University: Claire Repsholdt

Claire Repsholdt, an IU student and life long scout, talks about the Girl Scouts organization, her experiences and the importance of female mentors and role models in young women’s lives. Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

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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. LINKS Monroe County CASA POAP Assistant CJAM Mediation Training CASA New Volunteer Training

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Activate! – Exotic Feline Rescue: Blue Butterfly Woman

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Blue Butterfly Woman talks about the Exotic Feline Rescue center and the excitement and joy it brings to volunteers and visitors alike as well as its amazing work in saving exploited and abused exotic animals, including big cats. Also, more volunteer opportunities to work with animals from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS Exotic Feline Rescue Center Animal Rehabilitation PALS …

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