The City of Bloomington Volunteer Network is your source for local volunteer information. For a full list, visit BloomingtonVolunteerNetwork.org or call 812-349-3433. The inclusion of an organization in this list does not imply endorsement or support of the city for the activities or policies of the organization.
Information and registration information for the following opportunities can be found online at BloomingtonVolunteerNetwork.org.
Club Riders cycling volunteer
Help guide the love of cycling among young people with the Bloomington’s Boys & Girls Clubs Club riders program. Volunteers will help the Club Riders coordinator supervise the rides, help teach members how to ride a bike, bike maintenance, vocabulary and safety. Knowledge of basic bicycle traffic etiquette required (how to signal, how to use lanes, etc.). Mechanical skills are a plus! Volunteers do not need to have their own bicycle but must provide their own helmet. The required commitment is two days a week. The Club Riders program takes place at the Lincoln Street Club at 311 S. Lincoln St. from 5:15 pm to 6 pm; and the Ellettsville Club at 8045 W. Ind. 46 at Ellettsville, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Contact [email protected]
Junk in the trunk
The Switchyard Park Pavilion is the new location for the annual Junk in the Trunk multi-vendor community sale on August 21. Volunteers will help Bloomington Parks and Recreation staff set up vendors, direct traffic, set up signage and clean up the event. . Two shifts are available, 6:30 am-10:30am and 10 am-2pm. Small groups are welcome. Contact Sarah Owen at 812-349-3739 or [email protected]
Golf course volunteers
LIFEDesigns Inc. is looking for volunteers for its next annual Golf for Independence fundraising event on September 22. This year’s golf race will be held at Salt Creek Golf Retreat in Nashville. The group is in need of volunteers to help check in and out, run contests and contest holes, drive drink carts, watch golfers, and help with rewards and cleanup. Individual shifts along with more details will be sent by email. If you would like to volunteer for this fun event, contact Kristen King at [email protected]
Community book fair
Hoosier Hills Food Bank is looking for dedicated volunteers to help prepare for the return of the annual Bloomington Community Book Fair! This will involve setting up tables, moving boxes of books, and putting books on the tables, along with some other work. There is no commitment; you can come once or you can come every day if you want. Shifts will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily starting October 7 and will continue until October 13. Groups are welcome! To register, email Ryan at [email protected] or call 812-334-8374.
Wish List: Floods
Cash donations are the best way to support the association of your choice. the Monroe County United Way accepts donations for its COVID-19 Relief Fund for Nonprofits at monroeunitedway.org/COVIDRelief. You can find the current in-kind material needs for COVID-19 at https://bit.ly/InKindGiving or on the Community Wish List all year round at BloomingtonVolunteerNetwork.org/communitywishlist.