The City of Bloomington Volunteer Network is your source for information about volunteering locally. For a complete listing, visit BloomingtonVolunteerNetwork.org or call 812-349-3433. The inclusion of an organization in this list does not imply City endorsement or support of the organization’s activities or policies.

Information and registration information for the following opportunities can be found online at BloomingtonVolunteerNetwork.org.

ViaQuest Hospice Volunteers

Caregiver relief can be a great gift for both the caregiver and the patient. Whether it's reading a book, playing music, doing a puzzle, running errands, or just being a basic companion, volunteering for ViaQuest Hospice is a fulfilling opportunity for both patient and volunteer. Volunteers can create their own flexible schedule or even volunteer from home by doing things such as conducting wellness calls or making blankets. For more detailed information please contact Priscilla Bladen at Priscilla.Bladen@viaquestinc.com.

Fresh Friday Distributions Continue through Aug

Fresh Friday food distributions are back this summer at the Hoosier Hills Food Bank. Every other Friday beginning in June, the Food Bank will provide essential food items to several hundred families. Individuals and small groups can be a part of making these distribution events a success. Volunteers are invited to join a shift of 4-5 people who will load cars with food in a drive-thru style distribution effort. Shifts are available between 10 a.m.-12 p.m. or 12-2 p.m on the following Fridays: June 25, July 9 and 23, and August 6 and 20. Small groups are welcome to sign up together. Individuals age 15 and above are welcome! Contact Ryan Jochim at volunteer@hhfoodbank.org or 812-334-8374.

Summer Solstice Celebration - June 20

Participants in this year's Summer Solstice Celebration presented by Bloomington Parks and Recreation will spend the afternoon of Sunday, June 20 at Switchyard Park celebrating the start of the summer season with live entertainment, nature-related crafts and activities, and delicious food from local vendors. Volunteers will take a shift from 11:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. to help with event setup, supervising craft and activity areas, or from 2:30-5 p.m. to supervise game areas and help with teardown. Age 16 and up welcome! Contact Sarah Owen at812-349-3700 or parksvol@bloomington.in.gov with questions.

In-Kind Donations

Cash donations are the best way to support the nonprofit of your choice. The United Way of Bloomington and Monroe County is accepting donations for their COVID-19 Relief fund for nonprofits at monroeunitedway.org/COVIDRelief. You can find current in-kind, material needs for COVID-19 at https://bit.ly/InKindGiving or on the year-round Community Wish List at BloomingtonVolunteerNetwork.org/communitywishlist.


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