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Club Bigs Program

Volunteer mentors, age 18 and older are matched with a child who attends the Boys & Girls Club after school program. Matches meet at the Club and may spend time doing activities at the Club, play at the park across the street, or explore the neighborhood on foot.  Volunteers must be able to commit to meeting one hour a week during the week for at least one school year. 


Volunteer LIFE Mentor

This role is a one-on-one volunteer opportunity for individuals to encourage and mentor clients of LIFEDesigns. Hours volunteered will be determined entirely by the volunteer in conjunction with their mentee with a minimum of 4 hours a month. The amount of time you commit is up to you!


Volunteer LIFE Mentor’s are encouraged to engage in social activities (fishing, hiking, shopping, community events, ect) with LIFEDesigns clients that will encourage good health and wellness in the community while enhancing connection to the community.


The Community Engagement Coordinator will match you with a client to mentor that has similar likes, and will help ensure a good match.

Individuals who are organized, communicate well, have patience, flexibility, creativity, and an open mind are ideal candidates to be a successful LIFE mentors.


Have no training or experience with individuals that have disabilities?  Not a problem!  We will make sure that you are trained and ready for this new and rewarding experience and will be there along the way to help.


PALS Volunteer Training

People & Animal Learning Services (PALS) is offering monthly volunteer trainings for individuals interested in participating in PALS therapeutic equine programs. Responsibilities include leading horses and/or side-walking for our clients during riding sessions. Volunteers have the opportunity to work closely with PALS clients, learn about therapeutic equine programs, and help groom, saddle, train, care for horses and help with barn chores. No horse experience necessary! 

Interested in becoming at PALS volunteer? Contact Leanna by emailing or via phone at 812-336-2798, ext. 0. You can also submit a volunteer application via the PALS website:

Facility located at 7644 W Elwren Road Bloomington, IN 47403


Middle Way House Pre-Service Training

This training provides a basic introduction to domestic violence and sexual violence, both as specific issues in the lives of community members/clients, and as social/structural problems. All volunteers with Middle Way House have to attend this training, but it can also be useful for anyone who works with people who might have experienced domestic violence or sexual violence at some point! See below for a sample outline--day-of times may be different, but all modules are covered at each training.


All trainings are 9AM-5PM at the Bloomington Transit Center in the Multipurpose Room unless otherwise specified on our website.

Participants do not need to ring any materials other than note-taking supplies. All paperwork will be done at the training or afterwards.

Free parking is available along Washington, Lincoln, and Grant Streets, and the parking garage at 4th and Walnut is 50 cents per hour. Most buses also stop at the Transit Center on their routes.

Any questions can be directed to Evelyn at


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