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Many thanks to the Bloomington Volunteer Network for putting together videos through the ONECommunity Intiative to share our Volunteer Opportunities and others throughout the community! Click here to check us out!

Self-sufficiency can be a long and difficult road to navigate for many individuals and families, but here at the South Central Community Action Program we know that the road can be successfully traveled with the right support systems in place. You can be a part of that support system. By sharing the time and talents with our organization, you can change the life of a low-income individual or family in our community.

SCCAP needs individuals & groups who enjoy new experiences and advocating for others in need. We celebrate diversity and encourage everyone to volunteer. Volunteering is a excellent way to show your community that you care. When you volunteer with SCCAP you obtain the opportunity to build new strengths, explore new talents, and meet new people. By volunteering at SCCAP you become a member of a team that has a long-standing community for caring.

One great resource to check out before coming to volunteer at SCCAP is this video made by the Bloomington Volunteer Network about working with people living in Economic Disparity.

Download the SCCAP Volunteer Registration Form

For specific information about volunteering within certain programs, see program list below.  For general information about volunteer opportunities for all other SCCAP programs or for college internship information, contact

HEAD START Volunteers

To volunteer at Head Start you must attend a volunteer orientation, along with a TB test and a criminal history check. We will help you obtain these when you sign up that you would like to volunteer.  You can volunteer for as little as one hour a week or more. We are eager to make working with us a positive experience! We also have evening volunteer opportunities. (Approximately 3 hours once a month).  The children who attend Head Start are 3-5 years of age and the school days and hours vary between 7 am and 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  For more information, call us at (812) 339-3447 and tell the receptionist you would like to volunteer or send an email to

thriving connections Volunteers

Thriving Connections is an innovative campaign to eliminate poverty. A local Guiding Coalition provides the framework to increase the emotional and financial stability of participating families and reduce their use of welfare benefits. Just as importantly, Thriving Connections brings the experience of poverty into the hearts and minds of community members and leaders, taking us one step closer to a national commitment to end poverty.  There are many volunteer opportunities within this program.  If you're interested in volunteering with this program read and download the forms below.

Thriving Connections Volunteer Opportunities
Ally Application Packet
Youth Program Volunteer Opportunities
Youth Program Volunteer Manual

growing opportunities Volunteers

Growing Opportunities is a social business project of the South Central Community Action Program. We are an urban hydroponic farm that provides job-training opportunities for low-income people with barriers to employment, especially people with disabilities. Our greenhouse and office is located at our community partner Stone Belt's main facility at 2815 E 10th St, Bloomington, IN 47408. Stone Belt is a provider for people with disabilities. We grow produce that is sold to local eateries, supermarkets, hospitals and schools. The revenue helps make the project sustainable and increases the availability of fresh, local produce year-round in our community.

Growing Opportunities Volunteer Opportunities