LEAD IU Community Service Leader Program
Are you a student who cares about service and is willing to put your passion into action? Student Life and Learning and LEAD IU host the Community Service Leader program, which engages student leaders in meaningful service in the community and outreach on campus. Members complete 210 hours of community service and leadership training with the support of SLL staff and receive a scholarship upon completion of their term. Please complete the application and email all requested materials to firstname.lastname@example.org by the priority application deadline of Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 5:00 pm. All applications submitted after the priority deadline will be considered on a rolling basis.
Student Involvement Fair: August 2014, Dunn Meadow
The mission of the IU Student Involvement Fair is to provide Indiana University students with the opportunity to make contact with a wide variety of student organizations, university support services, and local agencies in order to encourage active involvement on campus and in the community. Each year over 40 agencies host tables, offering hundreds of ways to get involved through volunteerism.
Campus-Community Speed Matching: TBA, September 2014
15 IU programs and student organizations and 15 local community agencies will have an opportunity to learn about each other’s needs and identify opportunities for collaboration. This fast-paced and fun event is a great opportunity to establish service and philanthropy connections for your student organization or program. Visit the IU News Room for an article about the event and email email@example.com for more information .
Service-focused Student Organizations
The following categories of student organizations have an explicit civic engagement focus: Activism, Governance, Political, and Volunteer and Service. For a listing of student organizations within these categories, please visit myINvolvement.indiana.edu.
Other IU Service Opportunities
Sponsored by the Department of Applied Health Science at IUB, AIHTI pairs local non-profit organizations who need help to create or improve healthy weight programs with AmeriCorps members interested in gaining experience in health promotion while serving their community. AIHTI offers Half Time (900 hours of service), Full Time (1700 hours of service) and Minimum Time/Education Award Only (300 hours of service) positions.
*For activities on IU’s campus please visit: http://www.indiana.edu/~mlkjr.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission and the Volunteer Network have listed places to volunteer on the January 20, 2014, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. There are opportunities for all ages and skill levels.
Homeward Bound is a statewide annual fundraising walk with 100% of the funds raised benefiting 13 local social service agencies. Agencies assist people experiencing homelessness in Bloomington with services such as shelter, food, and emergency assistance. Since 2003, the walk has raised over $260,000 for our local participating agencies. Student Organizations, Residence Halls, academic departments and all IU community members are encouraged to raise money and attend! Sponsored by the Indiana Coalition on Housing and Homelessness Issues (ICHHI) and co-sponsored by IU and the City of Bloomington. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Participation is limited to incoming students.
This five-day pre–Welcome Week trips are sponsored by the Office of First Year Experience Programs in collaboration with Student Life and Learning. Community Plunge provides first-year students with an overview of the community, campus, and local nonprofit agencies. With a busy agenda of service, reflection, workshops, speakers, and fun, incoming freshman participants serve others while getting to know IU’s campus and the city of Bloomington. Students examine social issues, discover community resources, and realize their leadership potential.
IU students have committed themselves to raising funds and awareness for the IU United Way Campaign and are a huge part of its success. Students work hard to promote the United Way throughout the student population and in the community. Click on the “Student United Way” link on the left side of the home page.
*Participation is limited to incoming students
New Student Service Day is a great way for new IU students to learn about and support the Bloomington community. They will be able to meet other Indiana University students who are interested in helping others.