Global Youth Service Day

Global Youth Service Day

Friday, April 12, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

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Make Change in Your Community

Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world! The Monroe County Youth Council, along with the Monroe County Public Library, Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County, and the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network, invites young people who are enrolled in Harmony School or an MCCSC or RBBCSC high school to be a part of GYSD in Bloomington on April 12, 2019. View details and the day's schedule below.

  • Global Youth Service Day confirmed registrations will be on a first-come, first-served basis with COMPLETED registrations = Completed Registration form AND Signed Waiver.

  • You will not be assigned a project until we receive BOTH your registration and waiver.

  • Projects will close as they are filled and participation is limited. 

                                  Registration Is Closed for 2019

                                        View service project descriptions below.



2019 Information

IMPORTANT: Only registrations with completed online project selection AND signed liability waiver will be considered. Final participation will be determined by school administration. If you are under the age of 18, your parent/guardian must sign your liability waiver form. Printed waivers are also available in your school's main office.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Solomon at or 812-335-7276.

Service Project Descriptions

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Hoosier Hills Food Bank


Join the Hoosier Hills Food Bank to work towards supporting their warehouse work! Participants will be working in the Hoosier Hill Food Bank sorting and packing numerous foods from many different parts of Bloomington. Volunteers should wear close-toed shoes.


The Warehouse at Switchyard Park


The Warehouse back wall is in need of a new look to get ready for the debut of the Switchyard Park later in 2019. Help put some color and history on the wall with a giant paint-by-numbers mural representing the trains and history of the Switchyard in Bloomington. You will get paint on you - so come ready with shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty.

Team Mother Hubbard's Cupboard!!! 🌱#bto

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard


Join Mother Hubbard's Cupboard to work towards increasing access to healthy food in our community! Participants will help with mulching and weeding in the garden, spreading gravel in the parking lot, and deep cleaning the food pantry. Volunteers should come ready to work in clothes they don't mind getting dirty. Partaking in this GYSD project helps the Hub more effectively serve approximately 3,800 people a week through our food pantry, nutrition education and garden education programs.

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Boys and Girls Club Camp Rock


Help the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington prepare for a fantastic summer out at Camp Rock! Located on the shore of Lake Lemon, BGC Bloomington’s Camp Rock property needs help in preparing our grounds for the summer! Projects include: trail work, trimming back foliage, power washing, cleaning, & spreading gravel and mulch, and raking (along with anything else we can think of). Enjoy your service day overlooking the beautiful Lake Lemon, all while helping us better serve the youth of Bloomington. Please dress ready for thorns, getting dirty, and maybe even a little wet!

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Bloomington Parks at Lake Griffy


Garlic Mustard and Bush Honeysuckle and Multiflora Rose, oh my—these invaders don’t belong in the forests! This team is partnering with the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation department to head out to the Lake Griffy Nature Preserve to work on trails, invasive plant management, and planting. We need all hands on deck to help protect our local ecosystem from invasive plants and to help install native plants along the Griffy Lake shoreline. Sturdy shoes, teamwork, and a passion for nature are needed to get this project done. We’ll work rain or shine!

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League of Women Voters


The League of Women Voters invites you to come out and discover your potential as an active voter! As a participant, you will gain knowledge and understanding of the US political system, explore your responsibility as an active citizen and voter, and discuss issues that can be resolved by the government. Properly understanding your’s and other’s roles in politics is invaluable knowledge that will guide you in your decisions and views on local and federal government. Your participation in the League’s GYSD activities will provide you with an opportunity to share what you learn and educate others in our community.


2018 Important Details and Reminders: