LUM Volunteer Opportunities — Current Needs


LUM needs you! There are lots of volunteer opportunities at LUM. Become a volunteer today! Here are current LUM volunteer opportunities:


volunteer opportunitiesShelter Intake Volunteers

The LUM Emergency Shelter needs Intake Volunteers weekdays from 2 – 4 p.m. for two to ten hours per week. Intake Volunteers meet one-on-one with potential shelter guests to do brief intake interviews, provide passes to the LUM shelter, help our guests to reconnect with family, and make referrals to addiction, mental health, employment and housing services. For more information and to apply online, click HERE — or please call or email Gina Williams (765-423-2691 | gwilliams@lumserve.org).


Income Tax Preparers

The LUM Volunteer Tax Assistance Program offers flexible hours, the training is provided at no cost, and the time commitment is up to you. In all tax volunteer roles, individuals who are bilingual, multi-lingual, or have international experience are helpful. Training is provided. If you are interested or need more information please click HERE — or please call or email Ben Murphy (765-423-2691 | bmurphy@lumserve.org).


Food Pantry Volunteers

The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry needs volunteers Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. – noon; and Saturdays from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. for three to 16 hours per week. Food Pantry volunteers distribute food to clients and may shop for food, unload food donations and shelve and sort food. Good customer service skills needed and the ability to lift boxes of food is desired. A weekly commitment is requested. For more information, click HERE — or please call or email Donna Barker (765-742-4079×106 | foodpantry@stjohns-laf.org).


After School Program Volunteers

The LUM After School Program needs volunteers each weekday from 2 – 6 p.m. when school is in session. Volunteers work with the children to complete their homework as well as assist the director in other tasks like set up, clean up, distribute snacks, etc. You must first complete the online application and training. Once you receive confirmation of approval from the director, you may sign up online. For more detailed information, click HERE — or please call or email Cindy Haley (765-423-2691 | chaley@lumserve.org).


LUM Camp Counselors

Sixty volunteer camp counselors and activity leaders are needed for LUM Camp 2017 — – August 4 at Hanging Rock Camp. LUM Camp is a week-long, overnight camp program for low-income children from 8 to 10 years old. Counselors must be able to spend the entire week at LUM Camp from 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 31 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 4. For additional LUM Camp volunteer information, click HERE — or please call or email Linda Hicks (765-423-2691 | lhicks@lumserve.org).


LUM Good Samaritan Fund FOLLIES

Volunteers are needed the LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies fundraising event — to set-up (5/4), staff the LUM Follies event (5/5), and break-down (5/5). Perfect for groups. Check out the LUM Follies volunteer sign up sheets HERE.


Many more Volunteer Opportunities may be found HERE.


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2 thoughts on “LUM Volunteer Opportunities — Current Needs

  1. I am in the process of making quilts out of denims scraps with flannel on the back. I have cut these blocks out of worn out jeans and have lots and lots of blocks to sew together. I am looking for a place that would be able to give these to homeless or very unfortunate people that can use the blankets. Is LUM one of these places? If not can you direct me to someone that can help me find those people?
    Leona

    1. Leona

      Thanks for thinking of us but we unfortunately do not accept quilts. We would suggest you contact The PATH Street Outreach Team. PATH conducts weekly on-the-ground outreach to address the immediate needs of people experiencing homelessness. Kurt Harker is the contact there: 765-337-2299

      Good luck.

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