Category Archives: Emergency Shelter

LUM Volunteer Opportunities in 2022


Did You Know? Serving Others Helps YOU Too!

Did you know?
Volunteering with LUM is a Win-Win experience. There are many benefits to you when you serve your community. It helps others as well as benefits YOU!

  • You LEARN more | You FEEL more | You SMILE more | You STRESS less

LUM offers many different opportunities, from working one-on-one with a child to helping run the homeless shelter. To view all LUM Volunteer Opportunities, click HERE. To check out the current LUM volunteer needs, click the specific program link here:

Tax Assistance Program | Shelter Overnight Volunteer | Immigration Clinic || Food Pantries | Afternoon Receptionist | After School Program |

Make this the year that you follow through on your New Year’s resolution to make a difference in the lives of your local neighbors in need by volunteering at LUM.


More Important Information

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


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


LUM VOLUNTEER LISTING
To view all LUM Volunteer Opportunities, click HERE.


SIGN UP ONLINE
 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!

New Year’s Resolution – Volunteer with LUM


Did You Know? Serving Others Helps YOU Too!

Did you know?
Volunteering with LUM is a Win-Win experience. There are many benefits to you when you serve your community. It helps others as well as benefits YOU!

  • You LEARN more
  • You FEEL more
  • You SMILE more
  • You STRESS less

LUM offers many different opportunities, from working one-on-one with a child to helping run the homeless shelter. To view all LUM Volunteer Opportunities, click HERE. To check out the current LUM volunteer needs, click the specific program link here:

Make this the year that you follow through on your New Year’s resolution to make a difference in the lives of your local neighbors in need by volunteering at LUM.


More Important Information

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


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


LUM VOLUNTEER LISTING
To view all LUM Volunteer Opportunities, click HERE.


SIGN UP ONLINE
 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!

TAX Assistance – Volunteers Needed


The LUM Tax Assistance Program has openings for volunteers to help local individuals and families with their income tax returns. YOU can make things a little easier, and provide a valuable service to the struggling families who rely on LUM to get their taxes done. If this sounds like a fun and rewarding experience, please join the LUM Tax Prep Team.

LUM has developed a plan to get taxes done while keeping volunteers and clients safe. LUM is offering remote and “limited in-person” sessions from February through April. To view the variety of volunteer opportunities available, see below. If you would like to find out more, please email the LUM Tax Assistance director, Josh Prokopy, at jprokopy@lumserve.org.


Here are some of the VOLUNTEER roles needed at LUM:

Greeter/Screener – You greet everyone visiting the site to create a pleasant atmosphere. You screen taxpayers to determine the type of assistance they need and confirm they have the necessary documents to complete their tax returns. Tax law certification is not required for this position.

Tax Preparer – You complete and successfully certify in tax law training, including the use of electronic filing software, to provide free tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers.

Interpreter – You provide free language interpreter services to customers who are not fluent in English. Basic tax knowledge is helpful, but it is not required for this position.

Quality Reviewer – You review tax returns completed by volunteer tax preparers, ensuring that every taxpayer receives top quality service and that the tax returns are error-free. You must be tax law certified at least at the Intermediate level.  

Site Administrator/Coordinator – You have excellent organizational and leadership skills.  You are the primary resource for sharing your knowledge of the program and are available to assist with any issues that may arise. You develop and maintain schedules for all volunteers to ensure adequate coverage, supplies and equipment at your site. Tax law certification is not always required for this position.

Computer Specialist or troubleshooter – You have a working knowledge of personal computers, software and communications systems. Tax law certification is not required for this position. If working at a self-prepare site you must become familiar with the various tax software option(s) available at your site. Although you may have less taxpayer interaction than most volunteers, you must be patient with those individuals who may not be as computer literate.

Tax Coach – You provide tax law assistance and guide taxpayers in preparing their own tax returns. Tax law certification is required for this volunteer role and training is available on-line or through face-to-face instruction.

Instructor – You complete online certification in tax law at the advanced level or higher and familiarize yourself with any software updates before instructing other volunteers. You will conduct classes online or in a classroom setting.



Empathy | Engagement | Energy | Experience


Did you know?

There are many benefits to volunteering with LUM. Serving your community not only helps others but also has benefits YOU!

  • You gain EXPERIENCE
  • You become more EMPATHETIC
  • You  are HAPPIER
  • You reduce your STRESS

There are many different opportunities for volunteering at LUM, from working one-on-one with a child to helping run the homeless shelter. Check out the current volunteer needs listed below.


Immediate Openings — LUM Volunteer Needs

To view all LUM Volunteer Opportunities, click HERE.

¿Habla Español? Love Helping Others? Volunteer with LUM!

Please SHARE with others.

LUM Emergency Shelter Needs Bath Towels

towelsThe LUM Emergency Shelter needs bath towels. New, white, 100% cotton, bath-size towels are preferred. Please consider a gift of towels today.

Cash donations allow LUM to purchased what is needed, when it’s needed, but donations of “needed items” are also welcome and appreciated. This holiday season instead of a gift exchange consider asking your party guests to bring items for LUM — and make a donation as a group.


If you wish to donate items to LUM, check out the LUM wish list — click HERE.

Items on the wish list are listed by “need” and also by program (Shelter, After School Program, Thanksgiving Dinner, Jubilee Christmas, Food Pantry, etc.). You may either ship or drop off items to the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901) M-F, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Please email or call us if you have any questions (lum@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691). And Thanks.


Make a Donation Button
Emergency Shelter


Consider a Donation to LUM This Holiday Season


Planning an Office Party? Collect Gifts for LUM

This year, considering replacing your Office Holiday Party “gift exchange” with a collection of “needed items” for LUM.

Whether it’s bath towels & cleaning supplies for the Emergency Shelter or books & snacks for the After School Program or paper products for the two LUM Food Pantries — each donation is helpful and appreciated. Make your holiday celebrations, at work and at home, more meaningful for your family, your guests and your colleagues by allowing them to give to local families in need.

To view the entire LUM Wish List of needed items, click HERE.


Consider a Donation to LUM This Holiday Season


Consider a Donation to LUM This Holiday Season

This year, considering replacing your Office Holiday Party “gift exchange” with a collection of “needed items” for LUM.

Whether it’s after school snacks for our students or cleaning supplies for the Emergency Shelter or toys & books for Jubilee Christmas or paper products for the two LUM Food Pantries — each donation is helpful and appreciated. Make your holiday celebrations, at work and at home, more meaningful for your family, your guests and your colleagues by allowing them to give to local families in need.

To view the entire LUM Wish List of needed items, click HERE.


LUM Jubilee Christmas is Saturday, December 11, and the Donation Center is open NOW through Tuesday, December 7 from 1-5 p.m. For a list of needed items, and the locations and open hours of the Donation Centers, click HERE.

IBEW Delivers Turkeys to LUM Food Pantry

20 Turkeys Distributed to Local Families

Thanks to the members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 668 for their donation of 20 turkeys to the LUM Protein Food Pantry & Westside Food Pantry. These turkeys were distributed to local families on Black Friday (11/26).

LUM is grateful to IBEW 668 for their continued support of the LUM mission. If you, your company, or group would like to support the LUM Food Pantries, go to LUMserve.org/food-pantry or email or call (foodpantry@LUMserve.org | 765-423-2691).


Consider a Donation to LUM This Holiday Season

 

This year, considering replacing your Office Holiday Party “gift exchange” with a collection of “needed items” for LUM.

Whether it’s after school snacks for our students or cleaning supplies for the Emergency Shelter or toys & books for Jubilee Christmas or paper products for the Protein Food Pantry — each donation is helpful and appreciated. Make your holiday celebrations, at work and at home, more meaningful for your family, your guests and your colleagues by allowing them to give to local families in need.

To view the entire LUM Wishlist of needed items, click HERE.


LUM Jubilee Christmas is Saturday, December 11, and the Donation Center is open NOW through Tuesday, December 7 from 1-5 p.m. For a list of needed items, and the locations and open hours of the Donation Centers, click HERE.

“Socks for Shelter” to Benefit LUM Shelter


United Steelworkers Local 115 – Collecting Socks

The United Steelworkers Local 115 has selected the LUM Emergency Shelter as one of the recipients of their Socks for Shelter donation drive.
The Local 115 has placed collection bins in local Lafayette businesses. New socks will be collected NOW thru Friday, December 10, at the following locations:

  • United Steelworkers Local 115 – Union Hall
  • IBEW 668 – Union Hall
  • Riehle’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill, Magoo’s Pub and Pizza, or Riehle’s Filling Station
  • Arconic – for employees only

Join us in thanking the United Steelworkers Local 115 members for choosing LUM as the recipient of this wonderful gift. Please support the Socks for Shelter campaign and the LUM Emergency Shelter. {Pictured above: front row – Scott Wolendowski, USW vice president and Susie Bending, USW recording secretary; back row – Spencer Buchanan, USW president.}

Urgent Need – Overnight Shelter Volunteers


Volunteer with the LUM Emergency Shelter


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.


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

Please share with others.

Volunteer Needs – Uplifting Holiday Programs


Community Thanksgiving Feast & Jubilee Christmas

LUM has begun planning the the 35th annual Community Thanksgiving Feast and the 41st annual Jubilee Christmas — and hundreds of volunteers are needed! Here is what you need to know to sign up today!

Community Thanksgiving Feast – VOLUNTEERSto sign up to volunteer or donate a food item or supplies, click HERE. Most volunteers are needed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 25).

Jubilee Christmas – VOLUNTEERS: to sign up to volunteer, click HEREJubilee Christmas volunteers are needed as soon as this WednesdayOctober 13, to assist with Open Registration of local families; and from November 29 – December 7 to staff the Donation Center, and from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Jubilee Christmas day on Saturday, December 11.


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