Volunteers - Community Organizations

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Friends of the Library

Websitehttp://mcpl.info/friends
Address303 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

The Monroe County Public Library Foundation, also known as the Friends of the Library, support the mission, vision, and values of the library. The Friends advocate for Monroe County Public Library and support library collections, services, programs, and staff development.

As a nonprofit corporation, the Friends collect and administer the grants, gifts, bequests, and other monies (outside of local tax receipts) that help make the Library's many programs such an integral part of our community. The Friends also staff and run the Friends of the Library Bookstore on the first floor of the Main Library. Proceeds from the Bookstore support Library programming and services.

Contactfol [at] mcpl.info
812-349-3050
Year Established1965
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Midwest Pages to Prisoners

Websitehttps://pagestoprisoners.org
AddressThe Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project c/o Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc.
118 S. Rogers Suite #2
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project is an all volunteer effort that strives to encourage self-education among prisoners in the United States. By providing free reading materials upon request, we hope to aid in the rehabilitation process and stimulate critical thinking behind bars.

ContactMichael Hoerger
mwpp [at] pagestoprisoners.org
866-598-1543 (tf)
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Move To Amend

Websitehttps://movetoamend.org/in-bloomington
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions.

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

Contactbloomington-in [at] movetoamend.org
812-336-6671
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RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program

Websitehttp://www.area10agency.org/rsvp/
AddressOffice of RSVP and Area 10 Agency on Aging
631 W. Edgewood Dr.
Ellettsville, IN 47429
Description

Get involved! Leave a legacy! RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program is a clearinghouse for adult volunteers, helping volunteers find their perfect match based on their interests and needs. RSVP has 100s of volunteer opportunities throughout Monroe and Owen Counties. For those who are already volunteering, RSVP provides a social community to support and recognize their service. Volunteers submit their hours to help provide information to state and federal agencies regarding the impact seniors have in our community. A program of Area 10 Agency on Aging. Everyone has something to give - contact us today to get started!

Contactrsvp [at] area10agency.org
(812) 876-3383
Year Established1988
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Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL)

Websitehttp://www.monroe.lib.in.us/vital
AddressMonroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

VITAL offers the following services:

  • One-to-one tutoring - Trained tutors help individual learners set goals, gain essential literacy skills, and increase their confidence.
  • New Reader Support Group - An opportunity for new readers to gather and exchange their thoughts and ideas in a supportive and confidential group
  • Additional Tutor Training - In-services are offered in the area of computing, GED tutoring, Laubach Method, and English as a second language
  • Introduction to Tutoring for Volunteers
  • Brown Bag Lunches
ContactVITAL, Monroe County Public Library
vital [at] monroe.lib.in.us
349-3173
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