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Activate!

First-person narratives from people working for positive change
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Activate! – Broadview: Mary Hawkins

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

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Activate! – Lotus Education and Arts Foundation: Loraine Martin

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

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

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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.

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Activate! – Don Jones: Wonderlab

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

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Activate! – Maqube Reese: Within Our Lifetime

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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Activate! – Amethyst House: Mike Gavin

Mike Gavin, a long-time member of the Amethyst House Volunteer Board, talks about his recovery and the great work he supports in the Amethyst House. LINKS: Amethyst House Volunteer with Amethyst House Join the Team Advocating for Domestic Violence Survivors – OSA & Crisis Line Shalom Hospitality Volunteers  

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Activate! – POAP – Protective Assistance Order Program

This week, in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month, Activate! is featuring POAP, a partnership between the office of the Monroe County Clerk, the office of the Monroe County Prosecutor, Middle Way House, the IU School of Social Work and the IU Maurer School of Law’s Protective Order Project (POP). Using a co-located services model, POAP provides free assistance to …

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Activate – Interfaith Shelter: Sara Frommer

Sara Frommer, a volunteer and volunteer coordinator for the Interfaith Winter Shelter, talks about the important work the Shelter does, saving lives by offering a warm, safe bed to our homeless citizens in freezing and below freezing whether. Also, we list the training dates for the Shelter, happening throughout October and into November. The Interfaith Winter Shelter opens November 1st …

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