As her project for the Fall Action Research Seminar, Psychology major Natalie Weimer (’16) partnered with the West Bloomington Revitalization Project to create a manual for hosting the Walk In Bike Out event that Rick Heiser currently hosts. “In an attempt to combine my passion for bikes with the revitalization efforts targeted at the Westside, […]
Nathan Douglas (’15), a double major in Hispanic Studies and Secondary Education, completed a study of the availability of Spanish language services in non-profits and public agencies across the Bloomington-Normal area. The project was developed according to this guiding question: There is a large range of non-profit/public services available in Bloomington/Normal, but what is the depth […]
The Festival of Trees is a family centered holiday event for the community hosted by The Baby Fold. Proceeds from the Festival go toward serving the children and families of The Baby Fold. Visitors enjoy a venue of custom-designed trees, a large selection of celebrity items, a gingerbread village, unique centerpieces, wreaths, and holiday […]
IWU Junior Dave McGrath is looking for volunteers to help collect surveys for Mid Central Community Action! The survey is collecting information on residential experience living in West Bloomington. We have 130 surveys and just need 70 more by December 31st. We are looking for volunteers for November 23rd from about 12-4 pm. Lunch will be provided! […]
Labyrinth Outreach Services to Women is a not-for-profit, 501 ( c ) (3), organization that provides long term supportive services to women from McLean County who have been incarcerated or on probation. Our goal is to collaborate with all available local social service agencies to assist the women to remain free of future court involvement. […]
The Ecology Action Center needs volunteers to help with clean water protection programs, recycling programs, research, and more! Follow the link below to check out all of the opportunities available. http://www.ecologyactioncenter.org/wp/volunteer/
Do you know Dora? We need a student to wear the Dora the Explorer costume (a big costume – like the Tommy Titan mascot) for an event with the West Bloomington Revitalization Project Book Bike. The event will be held on Friday night, Dec 6 from 5-8pm at Commerce Bank in downtown Bloomington. Be Dora, hand out books, play […]
Assist a local business with social media! Many small business owners need help in organizing and managing a Facebook page and a marketing campaign. Using photos, videos, promoting posts, building fans – your expertise can help a small business to reach new audiences. This is a great opportunity to make a big impact that can […]
The Bloomington Public Library needs you! Business is great and we want to make you a partner in the excitement. We are looking for detail-oriented, friendly individuals to volunteer in our used Book Shoppe. If you want retail experience, you can help price and re-stock our shelves once or twice a week; if you want […]
We couldn’t build homes without your help at our ReStore! We receive donated goods and sell them to the general public. We always need help — from material handling to electronics testing to customer service. Volunteer Opportunities are often available Tuesday – Saturday from 9am – 5pm. For questions, please contact the ReStore Manager. Marcus Hayes (309) 454-6047 […]
Western Avenue’s Food Pantry is open Tuesday-Thursday from 1-3 p.m. Welcoming clients, distributing food, and record-keeping are among the volunteer opportunities. Interested in working at the WACC food pantry? Contact our volunteer coordinator, Christy Komnick, at 309-829-4807 ext. 311 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Western Avenue Community Center LINC Youth Fall/Winter Basketball League: Basketball leagues for grades 2nd – high school are held at the Lawrence Irving Neighborhood Center (LINC) on Monday - Thursday evenings. If you enjoy a fast-paced and exciting environment, our LINC basketball program needs you! Volunteer opportunities include tutoring, mentoring, and coaching. Interested? Contact the WACC volunteer coordinator, Christy […]
Want to assist with a great new running program for kids? Assist Lexi Swope, IWU student and member of the track team, with lesson plans, activities, and fun events. This group meets on Monday nights over at the Boys & Girls Club. Find out how you can be more involved with this great initiative! Email email@example.com.
The winners of the Zoellick Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship and $1500 to help implement their sustainable business idea were Josh Wiggs, junior Computer Science major, and Vanessa Macias, senior computer science major. Their business idea is How ConvenIT (pronounced How Convenient). Here is a short summary: How ConvenIT is a student-run organization that provides affordable IT and software solutions […]
The Book Bike is accepting donations! All donations can be dropped off at the Action Research Center on the 1st floor of CLA. Interested in hosting your own Book Drive? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org!