Constellation Stage board members, help with Red Cross, Reality Store needed

The Bloomington City Volunteer Network is your source for local volunteer information. For a complete list, visit or call 812-349-3433. The inclusion of an organization on this list does not imply the City’s endorsement or endorsement of the organization’s activities or policies. Information and registration information for the following opportunities can be found online at

Candidates for the Board of Directors wanted

Constellation Stage & Screen seeks candidates who are passionate about supporting theater in Bloomington and southern Indiana and ready to commit to advancing Constellation’s mission and vision. The board is made up of people with a wide range of backgrounds and skills, and no previous experience on a theater board is necessary. Skills such as finance, legal, operations, development, human resources, management and many more are required to successively lead Constellation Stage & Screen. Applications and more information can be found at Questions? Contact General Manager Gabe Gloden at [email protected] or 812-336-7110, or Caroline Dowd-Higgins, co-chair of the Constellation Stage & Screen Board, at [email protected] or Von Welch at [email protected].

Red Cross mass care volunteers

More than 1,500 Red Cross volunteers are on the ground helping those affected by Hurricane Ian. Mass Care volunteers help by responding to local and national disaster response, addressing shelter needs (food distribution, setting up cots, etc.), connecting people to recovery resources, and comforting disaster survivors. What does it take to become a Mass Care volunteer? Volunteers must be 18 years or older, complete the required online training, and respond locally to large-scale disasters. National deployment eligibility is based on required training completed and availability for at least 2 weeks (14 consecutive days). Learn more about becoming a member of the Mass Care team by visiting Contact a volunteer recruitment specialist at [email protected] or call/text 317-886-8508 with additional questions.

Batchelor Middle School Reality Store Volunteers

The Reality Store is an event that helps students appreciate the “realities” of life and better understand personal finance. In the Reality Store, students pretend they are 28 and starting their lives and careers. The students then visit the stations (manned by volunteers) to determine how to spend their salaries and make ends meet, budgeting for transportation, accommodation, clothing, food, etc. This hands-on exercise teaches the importance of budgeting and how grades can affect future earnings. There are two volunteer shifts available for this event: Shift 1: 8 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. and Shift 2: 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Background check required. Registration closes November 25, so respond today to by emailing Mary Kiarie at [email protected].

Spotlight on the Community Wishlist

Help celebrate the holiday season by donating to the Bloomington Volunteer Network Community Wish List at

BVN Vacation Wish List

As we enter the holiday season, the Bloomington Volunteer Network (BVN) invites everyone to get involved by donating to one of the organizations that make up the BVN Community Wish List. Wishes benefit the exceptional programming and services that these vital organizations provide to our communities.

To participate:

  1. Find a BVN wishlist that interests you.
  2. Choose something from their list that you would like to donate.
  3. Make your donation this holiday season.

Wishlist: Visit to view wishlist opportunities.

You can find current in-kind material needs on the year-round community wish list at

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