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 over 2,000 volunteers, who have completed over 5,000 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. Bring It Back to Normal was held April 22, 2017, with 170 students volunteering at 33 sites across Bloomington-Normal. Thanks to everyone who made it a great day for Illinois State University and the Town of Normal.
Look for information to register as an individual or group in spring 2018.
Community partners agree to:
Provide a service location that you have authority for.
Provide enough service/duties for either 2 or 4 hours of service for the number of volunteers requested by your agency.
Provide all supplies and materials needed to complete the service.
Have a minimum of one representative on-site for the duration of the entire project that can hold a brief orientation with volunteers at the beginning of the project to denote the needs of the site.
Community partner registration will open February 2018.
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.