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ACE Agency Opening - Applications Deadline 2/24

The Service-Learning Program at Indiana University currently has an opening for a new Advocate for Community Engagement (ACE) agency for the 2012-2013 academic year. Non-profit or public sector agencies are invited to apply for an ACE position effective from August 2012 to May 2013. 


What is an ACE?

The Advocates for Community Engagement (ACEs) are IU undergraduates with an inspiring record of involvement in community service, service-learning, and leadership, who serve as liaisons between IU service-learning courses and designated partner agencies.  Each ACE works at a specific agency, where he or she coordinates IU service-learning students and volunteers, orients and trains students to the work of the agency, and participates directly in the agency's business and service.  ACEs are paid by IU to provide approximately 10 hours of community service per week for the academic year.


What does an ACE do?

  • Orient and train IU service-learners and volunteers
  • Schedule service-learners/volunteers at community agency
  • Facilitate reflection sessions (on and off campus)
  • Consult with faculty and agency staff to develop appropriate service-learning experiences
  • Present service-learning information to academic courses, organizations, and staffs
  • Represent student voice on issues of course design, campus and community programming, social issues, etc.

What is my organization's responsibility?

  • Provide guidance and support for the student ACE
  • Provide adequate work space
  • Have the organizational capacity to work with IU service-learning courses
If you are interested in having an ACE at your agency, please fill out and return the application as an email attachment to The application deadline is Friday, February 24 at 5:00 pm.

For more information about the ACE program, please see the Service-Learning Program website:  or call or email Andrew Libby, Community Engagement Coordinator, Service-Learning Program, 856-5686,

Volunteer Network Annual Report 2011

Survey says...Bloomington values its volunteers!
We asked and you answered.  

Look at the results in the Volunteer Network's first annual report displaying the results of our survey of Volunteer Network member agencies.  

Also included are four organization profiles highlighting the results of the survey in member organizations of differing sizes.  

View the report online here


Kohls Cares Scholarship for Youth
Nominations Accepted: February 1-March 15, 2012

The Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program recognizes and rewards young volunteers (ages 6-18) who help make their communities a better place to live. Top winners receive $10,000 each. Learn more at 


Nonprofit Board Roundtable
February 23
Money and the Nonprofit Board:
A Conversation Evaluating Finances, Balancing Budgets, and Identifying New Revenue
This Nonprofit Board Brownbag Conversation gives board members and other nonprofit leaders a chance to come together to share concerns, exchange ideas, and find out how you might better develop, evaluate, and increase nonprofit finances. Moderated by Al Lyons, PhD, IU-SPEA faculty member in nonprofit management.  View more info and the flyer.
FREE, but space is limited and an rsvp is required. RSVP to 349-3433 or

IRS Workshop for NPOs in Bloomington

Feb. 28, 2012

The Tax-Exempt and Government Entities Division of the Internal Revenue Service will present two one-day workshops for small and medium-sized 501(c)(3) organizations, one in Bloomington, hosted by Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and one in Indianapolis, hosted by the Central Indiana Community Foundation and The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.


Presented by IRS trainers, the workshops will explain what 501(c)(3) organizations must do to keep their tax-exempt status and comply with tax obligations. These introductory workshops are appropriate for administrators, board members, officers, volunteers, and staff of nonprofit organizations, and for their professional advisors. Students are also encouraged to attend.  CPE and CLE credits may be available.


The Bloomington workshop will be held 2/28 in the Indiana Memorial Union Frangipani Room from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  The cost is $40, or $25 for students and small organizations.  Pre-registration is required.  To register or for more info, please go to:  

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