Volunteer on Campus and in the Community
1. Find local volunteer opportunities online
The City of Bloomington Volunteer Network is your one-stop source for community volunteer information in Bloomington and Monroe County. Browse the volunteer opportunities of over 90 community organizations online. Match your needs with available opportunities or search by date on the volunteer calendar.
2. Meet face-to-face with local volunteer agencies at the Student Involvement Fair
The IU Student Involvement Fair provides you with the opportunity to connect with a variety of student organizations, university support services, and local agencies in order to get involved on campus and in the community. Each year over 40 agencies host tables, offering hundreds of ways to get involved through volunteerism. Click here to learn more about attending a Student Involvement Fair.
3. Join a service-focused student organization
Login to myINvolvement to search for student organizations that have a service-focused mission. We suggest searching for organizations in the following categories: Activism, Governance, Political, and Volunteer and Service.
4. Apply to be a Community Service Leader
Are you a student who cares about service and is willing to put your passion into action? The Community Service Leader program engages student leaders in meaningful service in the community and outreach on campus. Members complete 210 hours of community service and leadership training and receive a scholarship. Please complete the application and email all requested materials to email@example.com 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.
5. Check out these other exciting campus-based service programs and opportunities…
Campus-Community Speed Matching, 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 organization. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
AmeriCorps Improving Health Throughout Indiana: AIHTI pairs local agencies who need help to create or improve healthy weight programs with AmeriCorps members interested in health promotion and serving their community. AIHTI offers Half Time (900 hours), Full Time (1700 hours) and Minimum Time/Education Award Only (300 hours) positions.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service: The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission and the Volunteer Network list places to volunteer on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday in January. There are opportunities for all skill levels. Click here for IU’s Dr. King day events and activities.
Homeward Bound 5k Walk: Homeward Bound is a statewide annual fundraising walk with 100% of the funds raised benefiting 13 local agencies that assist people experiencing homelessness in Bloomington. Student Organizations and all IU community members are encouraged to raise money and attend in April!
IU United Way Campaign: 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.
Community Plunge: This five-day pre–Welcome Week trip provides first-year and transfer students with an overview of the community, campus, and local nonprofit agencies. With a busy agenda of service, reflection, workshops, speakers, and fun, participants serve others while getting to know IU’s campus and the city of Bloomington.
New Student Service Day: 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.