The LUM Emergency Shelter needs volunteers 365 nights a year. Currently there are openings for Overnight Shelter Volunteers.
Hours: 8 p.m.—7 a.m. or 8 p.m.—midnight; every night.
Duties: Three volunteers and one staff member are scheduled nightly. Each volunteer will be assigned various duties including but not limited to Check-in Desk, Kitchen (serve food), Hall & Bath (distribute towels, soaps, shampoo, etc.), and assistance at the Winter Warming Station.
Lights are out for guests at 10:30 p.m. After lights out, the three volunteers divide up the duties. Wake-up for the guests is 6:00 a.m. sharp. A small breakfast is served and all guests leave by 7:00 a.m.
Overnight Shelter Volunteers must be able to maintain confidentiality and interact with a variety of people. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and attend one Shelter Training Session.
These sessions are offered every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center (525 N 4th Street, Lafayette). No need to register.