LUM Shelter Guests Need Your Time & Smile

Shelter Volunteers Are Needed Year-Round

The LUM Emergency Shelter is always in need of your time and assistance. For 39 years, Lafayette Urban Ministry has offered a safe & warm place to rest for those who have become houseless. Shelter volunteers are needed year-round, each evening, every season. Hours are flexible. Very little training is needed. Your time (and smile) is valuable, but you would be making a tremendous positive impact by sharing it with others. Think about committing to volunteer once a month all year. Not only will you be helping LUM operate the shelter but you will also be giving joy, hope, and a smile to others who need it the most.

Thank you to the recent LUM Emergency Shelter smiling volunteers pictured above.

  • Group on the left – current residents with the IU School of Medicine, Lafayette.
  • Group on the right – members of Crestview Community Church, Lafayette.

The LUM Emergency Shelter needs Overnight Shelter Volunteers 365 nights a year from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. or 8 p.m. to midnight. Duties include checking in guests, serving dinner, distributing toiletries and maintaining a welcoming, safe & clean space. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

LUM is ready for the return of volunteers to the shelter. Please consider coming back — and assisting the LUM Emergency Shelter as the colder weather approaches. LUM follows strict COVD-19 protocols for the safety of our guests, our staff and our volunteers. If you have any questions, please email Jeffrey Auguste, LUM shelter director, at jauguste@lumserve.org.

MEALS Are Needed, Too 

If you or your group wishes to prepare a meal, click HERE. You may stay and serve from 8-10 p.m. or drop off your meal at 8 p.m.


Volunteer Opportunities

  • To view all LUM Volunteer Opportunities, click HERE.
  • SIGN UP ONLINE — Sign up to volunteer with LUM online. It’s quick & easy and you’ll get email reminders.

Many more Volunteer Opportunities may be found HERE.

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