Opportunities from: City of Bloomington Volunteer Network

Volunteer: Fill the Volunteer Gap during school breaks!

Fill the Gap - Volunteer short-term during IU and MCCSC's vacation breaks when IU and community members are on vacation! Become a volunteer during break and vacation times in Bloomington with one of these agency's opportunities.

Volunteering during winter, spring, and summer breaks is a HUGE help to these agencies who utilize volunteers to maintain their services year round. You can volunteer for a short term opportunity or make a longer commitment.

Click on this link to connect to those agencies that desperately need volunteers during these times.www.bloomingtonvolunteernetwork.org/fillthegap

Organization: City of Bloomington Volunteer Network
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 47404
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: BP Volunteering during shop hours

The Bloomington Community Bike Project is a local cooperative that helps people recycle bikes into the community. We aim to empower people to live sustainable lives by emphasizing community and bicycle maintenance and repair education.

The Bike Project provides a free space, tools, and free used parts to community members with bicycles in need of repair. We have bicycle maintenance books for your perusal and a volunteer Shop Monitor who can help you diagnose and fix your own bike.

Volunteers at the shop will help us clean/organize the shop; assist in identifying bike repairs needed for Bike Project bicycles; repair any Bike Project bicycles needing repairs; and assist with any other activities we collectively find during your volunteer time.

Just come on down during open hours, introduce yourself, sign in, and get started.

We don't have the ability to answer calls or emails - in person is best.
There is always a volunteer shop monitor on duty when the shop is open who can answer questions for you.

We are an ALL VOLUNTEER organization. Come volunteer with us.

Organization: Bloomington Community Bike Project
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 12/14/2017
Zip Code: 47404
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Group Service Projects

We are happy to accommodate groups of 5-25 based on your schedule. Groups are needed for Community Gardening as well as maintaining our natural spaces. Community Gardening projects could include maintaining paths, turning comport, weeding, or harvesting. Natural spaces projects could include trail building and maintenance, removing invasive plant species, and more. We also are able to use some groups for one-day projects already on our schedule, such as community events. 

We request at least 2 weeks notice to schedule your group. Thank you for your understanding.

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST A GROUP SERVICE PROJECT: https://goo.gl/tKABnf

Organization: Bloomington Parks and Recreation
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 47401
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Adopt-a-Stream

May 2017–April 2018/Monthly inspections/One-year commitment
Adopt a Stream is an all-volunteer program that gives the public an opportunity to be actively involved in conserving and maintaining the natural wealth and beauty of streams that run through public park property owned by the City of Bloomington and Monroe County. Staff provides training and equipment for monthly stream monitoring and annual stream maintenance.
Duties: Inspect adopted stream at least once a month. Complete and submit reports on stream condition. Provide general maintenance such as removing debris and litter. Attend a Hoosier Riverwatch workshop and perform water quality monitoring tests at the stream at least four times per year. Schedule a minimum of one structured work day per year. Staff works with you or your group to formulate a work plan.
Program Time: Stream inspections can be completed at your leisure.
Time line: Volunteers must submit an online application by March 31. An orientation takes place in late April. One-year appointment starts May 1.
Locations: Various streams are available for adoption in Bloomington and Monroe County.
Age of Volunteers: 12 yrs. and up
Number of Volunteers: Individuals and groups of varying sizes are welcome. Recruitment class determined by number of streams available.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY: http://goo.gl/vT6iOM

Organization: Bloomington Parks and Recreation
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 03/31/2017
Zip Code: 47401
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Mailing Team Member

Help MCUM spread the word about our work via MCUM's monthly newsletter, which is delivered to more than 1,750 of our supporters each month!   Join our mailing team and enjoy coffee and good company while you help prepare the newsletters and other mailings for distribution to our support network.  

Mail Team members are contacted only when mailings are prepped and ready, and scheduling is flexible!

Respondents will collaborate with our Volunteer Coordinator and Development Director to be added to the volunteer list and called upon whenever messages are ready for distribution!

Organization: Monroe County United Ministries
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 47404
Allow Groups: No