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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Click the button below to see a list of the volunteer opportunities currently available. For more information on how you, your group, or your business can become a volunteer, contact parksvol@bloomington.in.gov.

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Hello, Bloomington Parks and Recreation volunteers:


In 2018, we introduced a new volunteer software system, CERVIS (Community Event Registration and Volunteer Information System), in order to simplify the volunteer registration process and to phase out our previous use of Google Forms.

When you register to volunteer with a Parks and Recreation event or service project, you will be prompted to create a CERVIS account if you are not already in our new system. If you have any questions about this process, or if you're having trouble registering for an event or project, please contact Sarah Owen at parksvol@bloomington.in.gov.

Some recent changes made in 2018:

  • Registration for most events will open approximately two months before the registration date.
     
  • Events listed as "Coming Soon" are previews of what's coming up, but registration has not yet opened. "Coming Soon" events appear about two weeks before volunteer registration opens.
     
  • When you register to volunteer for an event or service project, you should receive a confirmation email promptly—please read these emails carefully, as they will often have additional, more detailed information about the volunteer opportunity (i.e. parking, meetup location, etc). If you do not receive a confirmation, or if you register but do not have an email address and have questions about your volunteer registration, please contact Sarah Owen at 812.349.3700 or parksvol@bloomington.in.gov for assistance.

    We look forward to working with you in 2019 and thank you for your service!


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Court Ordered Community Service

Depending on the time year, there are a couple ways to complete your mandated service hours. You may volunteer for one-day service opportunities that are already scheduled and listed above. Simply choose the one-day events that work best for your schedule and sign up for each event individually. Alternatively, you may volunteer with an assigned area through parks - This may include maintaining parks, facilities, or gardens. This may also include clerical work or program preparation. Click here to request an assigned area for Court Ordered Community Service.


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Eagle Scout and Girl Scout Project Proposal

Our natural areas and greenspaces have benefited from many Eagle Scout projects over the years, and we look forward to learning more about your proposed project and how it might benefit our community. Click here to provide some information about yourself, your proposed project, and your reasons for choosing Bloomington Parks as your project beneficiary.