Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Festival of the Falls!

Festival of the Falls

Friday, October 17
Saturday, October 18

Celebrate the Harvest along with the falling leaves and the beautiful waterfalls at Cascades Park. Bloomington’s first Festival of the Falls will include activities for all ages on both Friday and Saturday. Try out the new amazing NEOS system (as seen on the “Ellen” Show) — a great playground game for young and old alike. Festivalgoers can enjoy hayrides, play games, tour the Trick or Treat Trail, climb the rock wall, and listen to great music. Several contests during the festival include costume contests for children and adults, a pumpkin carving contest, and a Guitar Hero contest.

Duties: A number of volunteers are needed to facilitate the weekend activities. For example, oversee the campfire and marshmallow roasting, serve apple cider while listening to ghost stories, run a children’s activity, organize the costume parade, become a fairy tale character and distribute treats, judge the pumpkin carving contest or supervise a little Guitar Hero.

Program Time:
Saturday: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (10 character vol.) / 2:30 – 6 p.m. (12 activity vol.)
Training: Volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift.
Location: Lower Cascades Park, 2851 N. Old State Rd. 37
Age of Volunteers: 16 yrs. and up

If you guys are interested you contact Kim Ecenbarger at 349-3739 or ecenbark@bloomington.in.gov

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ethics Grant through the Pointer Institute

If you are interested in research and ethics you should check out this link to learn more about a possible grant:


Banneker at the View

Once a week, August 13–December 19

Help local youth interested in learning new things, experiencing different activities and having an all-around great time in our after-school program. This program also includes built-in tutoring time, arts and crafts and snacks daily.

Duties: Whether you enjoy working with youth or have professional aspirations to, this service opportunity gives you hands-on experience. Assist staff in implementing a variety of children’s activities.
Program Time: 3:30-6 p.m.
Training: Volunteers are required to attend an orientation prior to the program.
Location: Fairview Elementary School, 627 W. Eighth St.

To get involved contact:
Kim Ecenbarger by phone: 349-3739 / email: ecenbark@bloomington.in.gov

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hurricane Ike Relief Alternative Break

It is clear that recovery from the devastation caused by Hurricane Ike will be long and difficult for many affected families. CC International is organizing and deploying volunteers to provide support to the recovery effort. They will be taking up to 100 volunteers per week beginning in November and ending in May of 2009. These can be trips taken for Thanksgiving, Winter, or Spring breaks.

Steve Boisvert
-- Community Collaborations International
212 208 2522 voice/fax

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Middle Way House is seeking new volunteers to help us maintain the level of service that we provide to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault!

We have volunteer opportunities in over 20 different program areas including: childcare, crisis line, tutoring, legal advocacy, community reception, and youth mentoring.

A domestic violence training for volunteers will be held on September 27th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This training is a prerequisite for those interested in volunteering with our agency, but is also very appropriate for anyone interested in learning more about the dynamics of domestic violence.

The training will be held at 219 E. 4th Street at the First United Methodist Church in room 218. No registration is required for this training.

For more information please call (812) 337-4510 or email mwh.vol.coord@gmail.com

--Beatriz Binkley Community Services Coordinator
Middle Way House, Inc. The Rise!
401 S. Washington
Bloomington, IN 47401