The LUM Emergency Shelter needs volunteers and meals 365 nights a year. Currently there are openings for Overnight Shelter Volunteers and to provide meals.
OVERNIGHT VOLUNTEERS—Three volunteers and one staff member are scheduled every night (8 p.m.—7 a.m. or 8 p.m.—midnight). Each volunteer is assigned various duties including but not limited to Check-in Desk, Kitchen (serve food), and Hall & Bath (distribute towels, soaps, shampoo, etc.).
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and attend one Shelter Training Session — offered EVERY Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center (525 N. 4th Street, Lafayette). No need to register in advance for training. For more information & the training schedule, click HERE.
PROVIDE MEALS—Each night of the year, a simple meal is provided at the LUM Emergency Shelter. Planning and preparing a meal is a great activity for families, church groups, campus organizations and civic groups. LUM makes a conscious effort to make sure the food served is nutritious but basic. Meals are needed for the following dates:
- June 29; July 4 & 9; and August 1, 3, 13, 15, 20, 21, 29, 30 & 31.
To sign up and get more information, click HERE.
Please call or email Gina Williams, LUM emergency shelter director for more information(765.423.2691 | email@example.com).