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

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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 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:15 — 4.8MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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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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