The City of Bloomington Volunteer Network announced its volunteer opportunities for the month of October.
Safe Families for Children is a Christian organization that screens and trains host families to care temporarily for children whose families are in crisis and have no one else to call. This is a preventive program, not an alternative to foster care. Minimum age to become a host parent is 25.
Nonprofit Board Certificate Seminar — Oct. 21
The City of Bloomington Volunteer Network is offering the Nonprofit Board Certificate Seminar from 1 to 5 p. m. Oct. 21. The class composition is usually a mix of current board members — both seasoned and not — and those who have never served on a board but are interested in serving. Participants are intended to leave with a greater understanding of their responsibilities, obligations and expectations — legally, financially and ethically. The cost is $25 per person in advance or $30 at the door.
Recorder for Women’s Commission
The City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women is seeking a volunteer to record minutes at monthly commission meetings in City Hall. This group meets on the first Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. Women’s issues such as health, education and equality are discussed. In addition, events, projects and services that benefit women are planned. A volunteer with a laptop is preferred but not required. The volunteer must be committed to attend the monthly meetings. Minimum age for this position is 21.