Since 2008, Bring It Back to Normal (BIBTN) has provided opportunities for large groups of students to give back to the community that is home to Illinois State University.
Throughout its history, Bring It Back to Normal has placed nearly 1,500 volunteers, who have completed over 4,000 hours of service. As volunteers, students have the opportunity to work with local residents and non-profit agencies to help meet the needs of the community. Even though it is a one-day event, Bring It Back to Normal is a great way to get involved and makes a huge difference to the people of Normal (and Bloomington).
Bring It Back To Normal 2019 will take place April 27. The event kicks off at 8:45 a.m. in the Prairie Room at Bone Student Center.
Join us for BIBTN and give back to the community! Common tasks during BIBTN include raking leaves, planting, cleaning windows, or moving boxes.
Student registration is now closed. If you didn't register in advance, we hope you can join us next year!
We are no longer accepting community partner applications for the 2019 event. Thank you for your interest!
Through BIBTN, community partners provide service opportunities for our students. Community partners agree to:
Community partners are arranged and selected by our event partner, Off-Campus Services.
Faculty and staff volunteers are encouraged to participate in the day of service. You may volunteer and serve alongside the student participants, or you may help with logistics on the day of the event. This includes: participant check-in, driving University vans to sites, and more.
If you are interested in volunteering as a faculty/staff member, please contact the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at CommunityEngagement@IllinoisState.edu.