New Year’s Resolution – Volunteer More in 2017

Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to Volunteer More in 2017?

LUM VolunteerS ButtonWell — LUM wants to help you achieve that goal. There are a number of opportunities for you, your family and your friends to get engaged with LUM now.

Immediate Openings — LUM Volunteer Needs

Please scroll down and read more details about all of these IMMEDIATE volunteer opportunities to serve LUM and your community.

There are many different opportunities for volunteering, from working one-on-one with a child in the 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program to helping run the 44-bed emergency homeless shelter. Also, there are opportunities to fit every schedule, from regular long-term commitments such as being an advocate once a week with the Immigration Clinic, Good Samaritan Program or ID Clinic — or doing data entry at the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry or intake for our shelter guests each weekday afternoon —  to one time work with an events like Hunger Hike, LUM Camp,  Community Thanksgiving Celebration, Follies or Jubilee Christmas. Some volunteer positions require training while others require only a willing heart and a helping hand. To view all LUM Volunteer Opportunities, click HERE.

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Immediate Openings — LUM Volunteer Needs


2013-07-11 MarilynZerbes 022 (2)Ever thought about volunteering to help people with their tax returns? Don’t know that much about taxes? Don’t worry — you’ll get specialized training or you can choose a volunteer role that doesn’t require tax law certification. The LUM Volunteer Tax Assistance Program offers flexible hours, the training is free and the time commitment is up to you. Choose your LUM tax volunteer role – and get a chance to touch many lives.

If you’re interested or need more information, click HERE. If you need further information, please call or email Ben Murphy (765.423.2691 | bmurphy@lumserve.org).

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LUM EMERGENCY SHELTER – Overnight Volunteers

2013-02-05 LUM Emergency Shelter 006 (2)The LUM Emergency Homeless Shelter needs volunteers 365 nights a year. Currently there are openings for Overnight Shelter Volunteers. Three volunteers and one staff member are scheduled nightly. Each volunteer will be assigned various duties including but not limited to the following:

  • Check-in Desk
  • Kitchen (serve food)
  • Hall & Bath (distribute towels, soaps, shampoo, etc.)
  • 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 guest is 6:00 a.m. sharp. A  breakfast snack is distributed and all guests are gone by 7:00 a.m. Must be at least 18 years old. Training is provided. Volunteers must attend a Shelter Training Session. These sessions are held every Monday night.

If you’re interested or need more information, click HERE. If you need further information, please call or email Gina Williams (765.423.2691 | gwilliams@lumserve.org).

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The LUM Immigration Clinic has several volunteer opportunities — and is especially grateful for volunteers who speak Spanish.

The volunteers needs are as follows:

  • Program Assistant, Language Translator & Language Interpreter

If you’re interested or need more information, click HERE. If you need further information, please call or email Susan Brouillette (765.423.2691 | sbrouillette@lumserve.org).

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LUM CAMP – Volunteer Camp Counselors

2012-08-01 LUM Camp 005 (2)Would you, or someone you know, make a good LUM Camp Counselor?

LUM Camp Counselors – First Call! It may be freezing outside with snow flurries — But in 27 short weeks, it’s time for LUM Camp 2017! LUM Camp is a week-long, overnight camp program for low-income children from 8 to 10 years old. Volunteer camp counselors must be 18 years old, enjoy working with children and 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. Committed volunteer camp counselors are at the heart of a successful LUM Camp and play an important role with our LUM campers.

For additional information, click HERE.

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FOOD PANTRY  – Data Entry Volunteers

2013-04-25 RexFuller 001 (2)The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry Data Entry volunteer welcomes clients to the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry, verifies their household information on LUM’s client database, and determines if they qualify for assistance. Volunteers are needed when the pantry is open — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. — and Saturday afternoon 1 to 3 p.m. The Data Entry volunteer must be knowledgeable of basic computer operation and database concepts. As special training is required, a long term commitment is desired.

For more information, click HERE. For further information, please email or call Linda Hicks (lhicks@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691).

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More Important Information

Sign up to volunteer at LUM Events online. Online Volunteer Sign Up Sheets, click HERE.

If your group would like to volunteer with LUM, sign up for a LUM Event online — or please email or call for more information (lum@lumserve.org | 765.423.2691).

To view all LUM Volunteer Opportunities, click HERE.

 Sign up to volunteer with LUM online. It’s quick and easy — and you’ll get an email confirmation and email reminders. For a list of Online Volunteer Sign Up Sheets, click HERE.

¿Habla Español? Love Helping Others? Sign up to Volunteer with LUM!

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