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Activate!

First-person narratives from people working for positive change
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Activate! – Bloomington Sister Cities: David Boeyink

David Boeyink, long-time volunteer and organizer, talks about the wonderful experiences and adventures as well as the amazing personal connections he has made as part of the Bloomington Sister Cities Program. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS Bloomington-Posoltega Committee, Sister Cities International Bloomington Worldwide Friendship Host CIEE High School Program Host Families

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Activate! – Trashion Refashion: Kelly Wherley and Deb Christiansen

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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. LINKS Center for Sustainable Living – Discardia Trashion Refashion Sidewalk Exchange/Reuse Volunteer Recycle for Charity

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Activate! – Meals on Wheels: Helen Freeman

LINKS Karmakit Delivery Mother Hubbard’s Grocery Delivery  Meals on Wheels Drivers

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Activate! – My Sister’s Closet: Laura Robinson

Laura Robinson explains the nature and rewards of working as a volunteer at My Sister’s Closet, recently relocated in a beautiful new building on S College. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS My Sister’s Closet Global Gifts Opportunity House

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Activate! – Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard: Patrick Siney

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Patrick Siney, a volunteer for Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard and many other local non-profits, discusses opportunities at “The Hub” and talks about how volunteering has made a huge difference in his life. Also, ways for you to connect your talents to non-profits in our community through volunteering from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard New Hope Family …

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

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

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

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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. LINKS Global Gifts My Sister’s Closet Opportunity House

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

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