Thursday, October 22, 2009

OCT 23rd - NOV 21st Volunteer Opportunities

Simply Healthy Wellness Expo - Nov. 13-15
Volunteers are needed to assist with the Simply Healthy Wellness Expo on Nov. 13-15 which will include workshops and special events at the Unitarian Universalist Church and a vendor market at City Hall. Volunteers will set up, take down, run errands, usher and assist with registration, deliveries and hospitality for this exciting community-based event organized by the Indiana Holistic Health Network. When not volunteering, you will be able to enjoy the many activities offered. Minimum age is 16.

Thanksgiving basket distribution - Nov. 21
Volunteers are needed on Nov. 21 to escort applicants around to 11 food stations and out to a truck to pick up their turkeys at Backstreet Missions. Volunteers will also staff the food stations and pass out canned or boxed food. This is a great opportunity to brighten the holiday for others - last year 500 families received Thanksgiving food baskets! Shifts are from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. Drivers are also needed to deliver to shut-ins. Volunteers need to arrive 15 minutes prior to their shift for minimal training. Minimum age is 18.

Ushers for The Clean House 10/23 - 10/31
See a great show for free and be a part of the magic of the theatre as a volunteer usher at IU's Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center! A Pulitzer Prize finalist, "The Clean House" tells the story of a wife, a maid obsessed with finding the perfect joke, a sister obsessed with cleanliness and a husband obsessed with another woman. Performances are Oct. 23-24, 27-31 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. Ushers must arrive an hour before curtain time for training. No experience necessary. Dress code is black dress pants (or optional black skirt for the ladies) and a plain white dress shirt. Comfortable dress shoes are recommended, as you may be standing if the show is sold out. To sign up, visit Minimum age is 16.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Face Painting / Fundraising / Poverty Outreachvolunteer

For more details on the below opportunities e-mail and let us know you are interested.

Face Painters and Fun Fall Activities - Oct. 17
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources at Monroe Reservoir is looking for enthusiastic face painters to assist with their Fall Fun Day on Oct. 17 from 10- 11 a.m. and maybe just a little longer depending on the crowd. They will also have a Kids' Fall Funfest from 1-3 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help with activites such as pumpkin painting, the Halloween costume contest, and the piƱata. All activities will take place at Paynetown State Recreation Area and all materials will be provided. Minimum age is 18.

Wonka's Chocolate Carnival Planning and Fundraising

Amethyst House will be holding their third annual 'Wonka's Chocolate Carnival' on January 30. This a carnival setting with games, activities and food as well as a great community event for families to raise awareness about their programs and prevention. They are looking for volunteers to assist in the planning process, poster distribution, setup, volunteering during the carnival and cleanup. Minimum age is 18, except for those operating the games, who must be 12 years or older with a parent or guardian in the building.

Circles Ally Informational Dessert Night - Oct. 13

The South Central Community Action Program invites you to an informational Dessert Night on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. to learn about becoming an Ally with the Monroe County Circles Initiative. Circles is a strategy to help low-income families build resources and transition out of poverty, to change systems and policies that perpetuate poverty, and to build community across race and class lines. Allies are urgently needed; three to four Allies are matched with each family. Thorough training and ongoing staff support are provided. An 18-month commitment of 4+ hours monthly are required. Allys must be available one to two Thursday evenings monthly.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Volunteer this Saturday, Oct. 10th Multicultural Expo!!

WHAT: 2009 Bloomington Multicultural Expo

WHEN: Sat., Oct. 10, 11 a.m-4 p.m. (Volunteers can pick 2hr+ time slots)

WHERE: Bryan Park, 1001 S. Henderson Street

WHO TO CONTACT TO VOLUNTEER: e-mail with time availability ASAP

The festival will include four cultural "villages" -- Soul Food Festival Village, Festival Latino Village, Moon Festival Village and International Festival Village -- which will celebrate cultures from around the world.

Each village will provide children's activities, and several will sell ethnic foods. A varied lineup of musicians and dancers will perform throughout the day. FOR MORE INFORMATION CHECK OUT