Volunteer in Bloomington!

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, to help those in need, to use your skills or learn new ones, to keep your resume current and to have fun! Connect to the Bloomington community by making service part of your IU experience! At the Bloomington Volunteer Network website, you’ll find over 400 volunteer opportunities in every possible area. Whether it’s volunteering with kids, animals or senior citizens, in issue areas like domestic violence, homelessness or hunger, or building up a community asset like WonderLab or the Buskirk Chumley Theater, Bloomington is waiting for you to join in! Volunteering is a great way to sink down roots in the community and to meet people who care about what you care about. Go to the Volunteer Network website at www.BloomingtonVolunteerNetwork.org, email volunteer@bloomington.in.gov or call Lucy at 812-349-3433 to learn more.


Science Fest is October 24!!

Science Fest is from 9am-3pm on Sat., Oct. 24.  Free and open to the public.  Activities for all ages.

More info:

IU news release:  http://news.indiana.edu/releases/iu/2015/10/iu-science-fest-2.shtml

Science Fest website:  http://college.indiana.edu/science/sciencefest.shtml




Phillips Lab seeking undergraduate research assistants

The Phillips Lab (http://phillipslab.bio.indiana.edu; Department of Biology) is seeking motivated undergraduate research assistants to volunteer in our lab, starting immediately. Our lab studies ecosystem ecology, focusing on forest and soil carbon and nutrient cycles. We aim to understand the mechanisms linking forest community composition and soil biogeochemistry, and how these biogeochemical cycles will respond to environmental changes. Please refer to our website for more information about our research and current projects.

Undergraduate research assistants will work alongside graduate students and other lab personnel. Most work will be carried out in the lab, with some field work possible. Duties will include: soil and plant tissue processing, soil and plant tissue carbon and nutrient analysis, carbon and nitrogen isotopic analysis preparation, dishwashing and other tasks as needed. All necessary training will be provided. Successful candidates will be responsible, curious and motivated students who can work independently and communicate effectively and professionally in the lab setting.

To apply, please contact Adrienne Keller (kellerab@indiana.edu) with your name, major and year in school, as well as a thoughtful but brief explanation about why you are interested in working in our lab. Please include a list of relevant coursework.

GlobeMed at IU Dine n’ Donate – October 14th

Help us eliminate waterborne diseases in Siem Reap,Cambodia!

GlobeMed at IU Dine n’ Donate
Wednesday October 14th
Join us from 5-9 PM
Noodles & Company on Kirkwood

GlobeMed at Indiana University strives to empower students by working with communities, both locally and internationally, to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world. GlobeMed has two major components: working hands on with the Trailblazer Foundation in Siem Reap, Cambodia and encouraging IU students to educate peers about global health disparities.

Next Wednesday October 14th we are having a dine n’ donate at Noodles & Company on Kirkwood from 5-9 PM to raise money to help build water filters and donate them to families who don’t have access to clean water in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The water filters help eliminate water-borne diseases which are the greatest threat to this communities health.


Leonard Springs Nature Day – Volunteers needed!

Leonard Springs Nature Day
On Tuesday, September 29, volunteer to teach area sixth-grade students about our awesome natural heritage through multiple stations including karst, creeks, wetlands, and forests. This program was developed to help kids learn about our environment while meeting state Science standards and getting them excited to pursue future career options in the life sciences.

Greenhouse Education – Volunteers needed!

Greenhouse Education
Keep your green thumb happy by volunteering with ‘Growing Opportunities’, a program of the South Central Community Action Program which teaches participants greenhouse-related job skills. Clients may include people with traumatic brain injury, mental illness, memory impairment, and/or physical disabilities. Volunteers must be able to interact positively with individuals of all ages and varying abilities; a background in social work, nursing, teaching, or working with people with disabilities would be helpful, but is not required. Volunteers work with staff and must be able to tolerate heat and occasional heavy lifting. Minimum age is 18; 15 if with an adult. Please contact Nikki Wooten at (812) 339-3447 ext. 233 or nicole@insccap.org.