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Be a part of LUM Summer of Service. Summer is an especially good time to get involved in something worthwhile — like Lafayette Urban Ministry — because the needs are great and the opportunities are exciting. LUM SOS gives you the chance to make a positive difference in your community, meet an immediate need, and see the impact of your efforts. Starting this month LUM has several exciting opportunities to serve those less fortunate.
So, follow your passion, find something that excites you and convince a friend or two to join you. Make this your “LUM Summer of Service.” Below are examples of how to get engaged with LUM today. For more information, go to LUMserve.org/volunteer; or email or call Terri Anderson, the LUM volunteer coordinator (volunteer@LUMserve.org | 765-423-2691).
There are LUM volunteer opportunities that fit every schedule. Some require training, but most just a willing heart and a helping hand.
LUM Camp — Counselors
Needed from 11 a.m. on Monday, July 25 to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 29. Oversee children during a four-day, overnight camp. Support each child with structured activities. Training is provided.
Needed Thursdays & Fridays from 7 a.m. – noon. Check-in clients, enter data, pick up food, assist clients in shopping & organize pantry.
Needed each weekday afternoon from noon to 4:30 p.m. It’s a recurring, daytime service opportunity, typically one afternoon every two weeks. Greet guests, answer phones & complete general clerical duties. Training provided.
Shelter — Provide Meals
A simple meal for 44 shelter guests is needed each evening at 8 p.m. Planning and preparing a meal is a great activity for groups. You may stay and serve the meal or drop it off in advance. Meals needed June 4, 11, 19, 25 & 26.
Shelter — Volunteers
Needed each evening from 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. or 8 p.m. – midnight. Check-in guests, serve meals and distribute bedding & shower items. Training is provided.
Child Care — Teacher’s Aides
Needed each weekday from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Help children with math, reading, arts & crafts and recreation; prepare and serve snacks and lunch, and supervise study trips. Training provided.