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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.

Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Buskirk-Chumley Theater Volunteering
Cinema Usher Corps
Cardinal Stage

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

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.

Monroe County CASA
POAP Assistant
CJAM Mediation Training
CASA New Volunteer Training

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.

Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Animal Rehabilitation
PALS Volunteer Training
Save Exotic Felines

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.

Hoosier 2 Hoosier Sale a program of Indiana University Office Of Sustainability
H2H Sale Day Volunteers
Monroe County Energy Challenge Ambassadors
Greening IU Athletics

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.

First Book Monroe County
Tounge Twister Tag Challenge Fundraising Volunteers

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

Activate! – Habitat for Humanity – IU Chapter


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 with Habitat!

Habitat for Humanity Saturday Build Volunteers
Habitat ReStore
Habitat Food Providers

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.

Monroe County Civic Theatre
Civic Theater
Cardinal Stage Team
BPP’s Arts Fair on the Sqaure Volunteers

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 the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network.


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