Volunteer Materials | Special Events | Volunteer Positions | Other Ways to Help


Volunteers are essential to the success of MCUM’s programs. All aspects of our operation benefit from the time, expertise, and enthusiasm that volunteers contribute, from the childcare kitchen to our monthly newsletter, and especially our volunteer-run, client-choice food pantry. We welcome individuals, families, and groups as volunteers, accomplishing one-time projects or making an ongoing commitment. So far in 2017, nearly 450 volunteers have donated over 3,500 hours to help with programs and special events.

Are you ready to get involved?  Send an e-mail to our Volunteer Coordinator Tyrian Robertson at trobertson@mcum.org or call (812) 339-3429 x24.  Click the blue links below for more information on volunteer positions, or visit MCUM’s page on the Bloomington Volunteer Network here.


Self-Sufficiency Center Brochure
Childcare Brochure
Food Pantry Training Handbook
Compass North Training Handbook
Compass Downtown Training Handbook
MCUM’s History


The Spring Luncheon is MCUM’s biggest event of the year and will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Help plan the event by participating in one of the committees: Auction, Theme & Decor, Program, or Marketing. Want to help assist with day-of tasks, such as set-up or Bingo? Contact Katie Broadfoot at kbroadfoot@mcum.org or (812) 339-3429 x18.


Maintenance Assistant

Office Assistant

Newsletter Team

Volunteer Supervision


Cafeteria Assistant

One to One Companion

Playtime Supervisor

Teacher’s Assistant

Special Interest Group Leader


Music or Dance Instructor

Arts and Crafts Instructor


Food Pantry Assistant

Food Bank Shopper


Financial support from the community is crucial to the ongoing success of our programs and is the type of support we need most. Food donations are also essential to MCUM’s Emergency Food Pantry. However, there are many other ways you can contribute. If you have questions about any of these options or want to know more about how you can get involved, please contact us.

Donate Your Old Cell Phone

Your old cell phone, iPod, or tablet can earn money for MCUM’s programs. MCUM is paid $0.50-$50, depending on the age and condition of the phone. Phones can be donated at Opportunity House, MCUM’s offices, or anywhere items are collected for MCUM. You can also borrow a collection box and host a phone drive at your workplace or other location.

More Information about Cell Phone Collections

Print this Flyer for your Cell Phone Drive

Shop Marsh for MCUM

When you shop at Marsh or O’Malia’s and use your Fresh Idea Card, a percentage of your purchase can benefit MCUM’s Childcare Program. The points that MCUM earns when you shop allow us to order art supplies, craft materials, and classroom supplies. Sign up by emailing the number from the back of your card to development@mcum.org, calling our office at (812)339-3429 x15, or visiting Marsh’s website.

Clip Box Tops for Education

MCUM receives $0.10 for each clipped box top. That might not sound like much, but they add up quickly! In 2014, MCUM raised over $1,000 in Box Tops alone! Just clip the Box Tops logo from any General Mills package (brands range from Hefty to Land O’Lakes) and save it for MCUM. Visit the Box Tops for Education website for more information. Mail them to us, drop them off, or donate them wherever items for MCUM are collected.

Save Your Campbell’s Labels

We are able to redeem these labels for classroom equipment and supplies. When you buy Campbell’s products, clip the box top icon and the UPC code. Mail them to us, drop them off, or donate them whereever other items for MCUM are collected. For more information about this program, visit the Campbell’s Labels for Education website. The list of participating brands and items might surprise you!