Red Cross summer camp project
At Milestones, Melissa structured a feasibility study that examined the ability for the center to expand. By creating an internal database that cumulated all numbers, information, and research regarding expansion, she was able to establish a need for the center's services in the community. The final product was a report and presentation for the board of directors, who voted to take further action on expansion measures.
Volunteers needed to help with book drives; to help take the Bike to west side neighborhood events and the Saturday Farmer's Market in downtown Bloomington; and to help sort books. Spanish language books are of special interest. The Bike weighs over 200 pounds without books, so it takes a couple of people to get it out and stocked for events. For more information, visit the website linked above or check us out on Facebook.
The Bike is hoping to be out at Friendship Park on a regular basis throughout the summer. It is a short ride from its home on West Jefferson to Friendship Park, so anyone with 1-2 hours to spare anytime this summer can contact Karen Schmidt: firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-824-2257. Karen will get you familiar with the Bike, how to stock it, and ride it.
Western Avenue Community Center's After School Club provides a safe and sound program for approximately 30 to 35 elementary school age children. The program meets: Monday through Thursday from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. during the school year. Volunteers needed to assist with homework, reading, computer lab, gym and playground times, games and parties. Children love that special one-on-one attention.
All youth volunteers are required to complete orientation and pass a background check.
Scott Early Learning Center
The Scott Early Learning Center serves children 6 weeks to 5 years, providing child-centered and family-focused programming with low child to staff ratios. It uses Creative Curriculum® to enhance the physical, emotional, and cognitive growth of children through play and hands-on experiences. Social skills, self-control, and emotional development are just as important as reading and math readiness in successfully preparing each child for school. Monthly field trips reaffirm topics covered in the classrooms.
The center strives to keep parents involved through "family nights" and ongoing communication between classroom staff and parents.
Check out the Student Volunteer and Resource Center for more opportunities!
See the IWU Career Center for internships!
Historically, we have had internships with: Milestones, Boys and Girls Club, and the Red Cross.
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