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Activate! – Buskirk-Chumley Theater: Donna Cohen


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


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


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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Activate! – Jaqueline Bauer: Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale


Jaqueline Bauer talks about the history of the Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale and the opportunities it affords for volunteers and sale attenders. Also, more sustainability volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS Hoosier 2 Hoosier Sale a program of Indiana University Office Of Sustainability H2H Sale Day Volunteers Monroe County Energy Challenge Ambassadors Greening IU Athletics

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Activate! – First Book Challenge: Akola Christian


Patty Callison from Team First Book of Monroe County, and Jennifer Meyers from Monroe Smart Start on their joint endeavor with IU Health Riley Physicians to raise funds for books for kids without access to reading material with Tongue Twister Tag!! Play now until August 28th. LINKS First Book Monroe County Tounge Twister Tag Challenge Fundraising Volunteers

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Activate! – VITAL

Sara Frommer talks about her 16 years as a volunteer for Volunteers Tutoring Adult Learners or VITAL at the Monroe County Public Library. VITAL at the Monroe County Public Library

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Activate! – Habitat for Humanity – IU Chapter

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Kristina Zerfas, president of the IU Bloomington chapter of Habitat for Humanity, talks about the impact that Habitat for Humanity has had on her life in the past 6 years as she moved to high school volunteer to a leadership position at IU. Also, City of Bloomington Volunteer Network offers three ways that you can get involved as a volunteer …

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Activate! – Monroe County Civic Theater: Phillip Addison


Phillip Addison, director of this year’s Monroe County Civic Theater’s Shakepeare in the Park, talks about community theater, his experience and his choice of Cymbeline for this year’s offering. Also, more ways to volunteer in the theater from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS Monroe County Civic Theatre Civic Theater Cardinal Stage Team BPP’s Arts Fair on the Sqaure …

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Activate! – New Hope Family Shelter: Elaine Guin & Rachel Guiglielmo

New Hope Family Shelter executive director and volunteer Rachel Guiglielmo talk about the experience of working with family homelessness and the growing awareness in our community to the many different faces of homeless families. Elaine also talks about the shelter’s volunteer needs, which are even greater in the summer with student volunteers away from Bloomington. And more volunteer opportunities from …

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