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Activate! – Exotic Feline Rescue: Blue Butterfly Woman

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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.

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

Activate! – Jaqueline Bauer: Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale

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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.

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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

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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.

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First Book Monroe County
Tounge Twister Tag Challenge Fundraising Volunteers

Activate! – VITAL

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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

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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 with Habitat!

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Habitat for Humanity Saturday Build Volunteers
Habitat ReStore
Habitat Food Providers

Activate! – Monroe County Civic Theater: Phillip Addison

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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.

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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

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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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Activate! – Stamp Out Hunger: Jenn Hottell

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Jerry Sutherland talks about Saturday’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive sponsored by the National Alliance of Mail Carriers, the United Way of Monroe County and the Hoosier Hills Food Bank. Also, more opportunities to volunteer to help reduce hunger and food insecurity in Monroe County from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network.

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Hoosier Hills Food Bank
Stamp Out Hunger Volunteers
Teens Potato Harvesting & Soil Health Project
Garden & Gleaning Programs

Activate! – Bloomington Sister Cities: David Boeyink

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David Boeyink, long-time volunteer and organizer, talks about the wonderful experiences and adventures as well as the amazing personal connections he has made as part of the Bloomington Sister Cities Program. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network.

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Bloomington-Posoltega Committee, Sister Cities International
Bloomington Worldwide Friendship Host
CIEE High School Program Host Families

Activate! – Trashion Refashion: Kelly Wherley and Deb Christiansen

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Kelly Wherley and Deb Christiansen on Trashion ReFashion and their experience with this great event. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network.

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Center for Sustainable Living – Discardia
Trashion Refashion
Sidewalk Exchange/Reuse Volunteer
Recycle for Charity

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