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Activate!

First-person narratives from people working for positive change
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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 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:04 — 4.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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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  Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:10 …

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Activate! – Broadview: Mary Hawkins

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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. LINKS MCCSC Adult Education Broadview Learning Center ESL Tutor at Broadview Learning Center Bloomington Worldwide Friendship Host Lotus Education and Arts Foundation Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:10 — 4.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes …

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Activate! – Lotus Education and Arts Foundation: Loraine Martin

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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. LINKS Lotus Education & Arts Foundation Lotus Volunteering  Bloomington Playwright’s Project Volunteering  …

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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 CASA Middle Way House Protective Order Assistant CASA Volunteers Podcast: Play in new …

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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. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:56 — 4.5MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | …

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Activate! – Don Jones: Wonderlab

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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. LINKS Wonderlab Wonderlab Trainings Shalom Hospitality Autumn Hills Activities Volunteer Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:05 — 4.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Activate! – Maqube Reese: Within Our Lifetime

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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. LINKS Within Our LIfetime …

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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. LINKS Bloomington Animal Shelter Help Local Wildlife Pets Alive Kennel Support Uplands PEAK …

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