Habitat for Humanity

Volunteering opportunities at Habitat for Humanity of McLean County: 1. Construction: We build on Saturday morning from 8am – 12noon. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to work at the construction site (with a guardian signature). No construction experience necessary! If you are an individual, sign up online to assure space is still Read more about Habitat for Humanity[…]

Ecology Action Center

Volunteering Opportunities at EAC: 1. Special Events: Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo America Recycles Day MEGA Recycling Event Household Hazardous Waste Collection 2. Recycling: Plastic Garden Pot Recycling Program 3. Clean Water Protection Outreach 4. Storm Drain Stenciling 5. Research and writing projects 6. Landscaping and Gardening 7. Website, brochure, and newsletter content development Read more about Ecology Action Center[…]

Community Healthcare Clinic

Job description: Nursing volunteers to take patient vitals, check medications and take brief patient histories. Volunteer nurses typically volunteer for one 3-4 hour shift per week, but this schedule is very flexible. Nurses holding current license preferred. Interested in this opportunity? email amclaughlin@chcconline.org Interested in learning more? Call Mike Romagnoli, Operations Manager, at 309.888.5531

Community Cancer Center

1. Front Desk: The Front Desk Volunteers help patients find their way around the Community Cancer Center during their first visit. Volunteers will greet newly diagnosed cancer patients and family members, provide a brief orientation to the Community Cancer Center and serve as an escort to physician offices and staff locations. Our Front Desk Volunteers Read more about Community Cancer Center[…]

Children’s Discovery Museum

Volunteers spend their time interacting and playing with our visitors, help us keep the museum tidy, lead free programming and assist with with education classes in and out of the museum! All volunteers complete a 90 minute orientation and a background check (if over 18) before they join the fun. Orientations last 90 minutes. Interested Read more about Children’s Discovery Museum[…]

Boys & Girls Club

Volunteer job description: Help with after school homework, tutoring, computer learning and fun, game room/gym/outside activities, fundraisers, holiday planning, carnivals, special events, etc. Assist in promoting members interest in educational and recreational program activities. Assist and maintain proper care, upkeep and operation of equipment used in program activity areas. We ask our volunteers interested in Read more about Boys & Girls Club[…]

Bloomington Public Library

Volunteer position: Book Shoppe. Requirements for the job: 1. Accuracy is the key to successfully completing the responsibilities of this opportunity—great attention to detail is necessary for performing these duties accurately 2. Ability to follow written and verbal directions, learn assigned tasks, and adhere to prescribed routines 3. Ability to provide friendly, quality service to Read more about Bloomington Public Library[…]

Big Brothers Big Sisters

1. Community-Based Mentoring: The Community-Based setting allows for Bigs to spend time Littles exploring parks, visiting museums, taking in sporting events, catching a movie together – any place that sounds like fun to you and your Little Brother or Sister. The times and possibilities are up to you. 2. Site-Based Mentoring: The Site-Based model allows for the Read more about Big Brothers Big Sisters[…]

American Red Cross

1. National opportunities at American Red Cross: helping people in emergencies, providing half the nation’s blood supply, teaching first aid and CPR courses, delivering emergency messages to members of the military, organizing programs for the elderly and for youth. 2. Local opportunities (at Heartland): office support, working with youth initiatives, disaster and blood services. Interested Read more about American Red Cross[…]

Karin Unruh and Ara Holiday: Fall Seminar ’09

The goal of this project was to connect two communities in an effort to make them one. Building a relationship between Downtown Bloomington and Illinois Wesleyan University would benefit individuals living and working downtown, Illinois Wesleyan University students, and the community in general. To begin cultivating a relationship between Downtown Bloomington and Wesleyan, we created Read more about Karin Unruh and Ara Holiday: Fall Seminar ’09[…]

Brittany Morrison: Spring Internship ’09

Prairie State Legal Services Project: Brittany Morrison worked with Prairie State Legal Services to conduct a presentation to community stakeholders on “Foreclosures in Today’s Legal and Economic Environment. Prairie State Legal Services is an organization who provides legal services to low-income residents. Brittany’s presentation focused on national, state, and local foreclosure rates as well as Read more about Brittany Morrison: Spring Internship ’09[…]

Sara Baldocchi: Assessment Curriculum for IWU Student Involvement ’08

Colleges and universities desire to help mold well-rounded students who are academically motivated and are active participants in the world around them. Although the time spent in the classroom is crucial to a student’s development, the participation in extracurricular activities is just as imperative. It has been found in countless studies that participating in extracurricular Read more about Sara Baldocchi: Assessment Curriculum for IWU Student Involvement ’08[…]

Hayley Strege: Spring Internship ’08

Heartland Head Start Projects: I interned this spring with Heartland Head Start and although I primarily worked with one bilingual preschool class, I also partnered with one of the Family Resource Advisors (FRAs – essentially social case workers) in meeting families’ needs. Therefore, the mixture of social service agency, educative facility, and one-on-one interactions with Read more about Hayley Strege: Spring Internship ’08[…]

Heidi Adams: CPP Internship ’08

State Farm Projects: At State Farm, I worked in Public Affairs on the Green Team Initiative. I worked on a large variety of projects, but the majority were focused on internal and external communication of the Green Initiative. Basically, State Farm is pretty green and has been working on it for a while, but nobody Read more about Heidi Adams: CPP Internship ’08[…]