Category Archives: Emergency Shelter

LUM Seeking Spanish-Speaking Volunteers


Weekday Afternoon Volunteer Opportunity


LUM has a volunteer opportunity for an individual who is fluent in conversational & written Spanish.

  • Volunteers would be needed two hours per week
  • Hours are flexible, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Duties would include reviewing voice mail messages, following up with clients by phone or email, and translating marketing and information materials like event fliers, door signs & brochures

Join a dynamic team of volunteers who are passionate about serving our neighbors in need. For more information, email or call Terri Anderson, LUM volunteer coordinator (765-423-2691 | volunteer@LUMserve.org).


¿Habla Español? Love Helping Others?

LUM Seeking Spanish-Speaking Volunteers


Weekday Afternoon Volunteer Opportunity


LUM has a volunteer opportunity for an individual who is fluent in conversational & written Spanish.

  • Volunteers would be needed two hours per week
  • Hours are flexible, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Duties would include reviewing voice mail messages, following up with clients by phone or email, and translating marketing and information materials like event fliers, door signs & brochures

Join a dynamic team of volunteers who are passionate about serving our neighbors in need. For more information, email or call Terri Anderson, LUM volunteer coordinator (765-423-2691 | volunteer@LUMserve.org).


¿Habla Español? Love Helping Others?

We’re Almost Out! (Of Toilet Paper, that is.)


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LUM relies on gifts from the community and our LUM friends. The LUM Shelter & Child Care are currently in need of Toilet Paper. Please help by making a monetary donation or by dropping off Toilet Paper as soon as you are able.

To make a monetary donation, go to lumserve.org/donate. If you wish to donate Toilet Paper, please drop it off at the LUM Office between 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday — or ship it to LUM via Amazon.

Thank you.

Meet the LUM Emergency Shelter Team


Frontline Shelter Staff Members – 365 Nights a Year

The LUM Emergency Shelter provides short-term, overnight shelter, meals, and showers in a safe and caring environment for up to 44 homeless adults each night of the year.

Meet the hardworking and dedicated staff members of the LUM Emergency Shelter (pictured). This small but mighty team make it possible to offer a safe & caring place to one of the most vulnerable populations in our community — individuals experiencing homelessness.

During the LUM Summer of Service, please consider volunteering with the LUM Shelter team as an Overnight Shelter Volunteer. Volunteers are needed 365 nights a year from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. or 8 p.m. to midnight. Four Ways YOU can help the LUM Emergency Shelter are as follows:

The LUM Emergency Shelter provides short-term, overnight shelter, meals, and showers in a safe and caring environment for up to 44 homeless adults each night of the year. The LUM Winter Warming Station complements these services from November to April. 

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LUM is Hiring – Shelter Security Staff


Part-time | Potential Openings | Paid – $15 per Hour


LUM has a potential opening with the Security Staff with the LUM Emergency Shelter. Details are as follows:

Type: Part-time, paid
Hours: 11-20 hours per week
Shifts: 8 p.m. to midnight -or- midnight to 7 a.m.
Pay: $15.00 per hour
Duties:

  • Maintains safety of guests, volunteers and premises, a team environment modeling mutual respect, and a professional and safe environment
  • Ensures compliance with Shelter Rules
  • Monitors arrival, departure, activity within shelter, activity outside within three blocks of the building
  • Disciplines guests who are noncompliant; refers guests to police when necessary
  • Submits written reports of daily activities and incidents

If interested — apply online HERE — or email a resume with cover letter to the LUM Emergency Shelter director (careers@lumserve.org | 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901).

Volunteer Afternoon Receptionists Needed


Daytime Volunteer Opportunity – Biweekly


If you’re interested in a recurring, daytime service opportunity, consider becoming a Volunteer Afternoon Receptionist at Lafayette Urban Ministry.

Volunteer Afternoon Receptionist is needed each weekday from noon to 4:30 p.m. — and some weekday mornings.

Normally, Volunteer Afternoon Receptionists work every two weeks on the same day of the week. They greet guests, answer phones and complete general clerical duties in the main office of Lafayette Urban Ministry (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette). LUM maintains healthy COVID-19 protocols for a safe environment.


Sign Up Today

If you are interested, please email or call Terri Anderson, LUM office manager/volunteer coordinator (office@LUMserve.org | 765-423-2691). If you need more information, click HERE.


¿Habla Español? Love Helping Others?

Hot Need – Shelter Meals Needed in June


A Simple Meal = A Simple Gesture of Love


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. You may stay and serve the meal or drop it off in advance. No contact drop off is an option as well. Monthly meals are greatly appreciated.

MEALS NEEDED on the following days: June 1, 4, 8, 12, 16, 17, 18, 23, 26, 29, 30. To SIGN UP, click each month you’d like to prepare & serve meals to our shelter guests: May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December.

Prepare enough sandwiches or soup, stew or chili for 30-40 people. No side dishes or desserts are needed. Drinks are optional. Please SHARE with others, and THANKS.


¿Habla Español? Love Helping Others?
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Please share with others.

Hot Need – Shelter Meals Needed in May


A Simple Meal – A Simple Gesture of Love


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. You may stay and serve the meal or drop it off in advance. No contact drop off is an option as well. Monthly meals are greatly appreciated.

MEALS NEEDED on the following days: May 22, 23, 26, 29, 30, 31. To SIGN UP, click each month you’d like to prepare & serve meals to our shelter guests: May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December.

Prepare enough sandwiches or soup, stew or chili for 30-40 people. No side dishes or desserts are needed. Drinks are optional. Please SHARE with others, and THANKS.


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

Please share with others.

Circle K Convenience Store Supports LUM


Donation of PPE – Face Masks & Hand Sanitizer

Jessica is Briton Weise, LUM Emergency Shelter director, accepting the gift

Jessica Hamilton from the Circle K Convenience Store on Park East Boulevard in Lafayette, recently donated a large supply of disposable face masks and hand sanitizer to LUM.

Jessica is no stranger to LUM. She is also the bowling coach at a local high school and brings her athletes to the LUM Emergency Shelter each term to serve a meal.

Join us in thanking the crew at Circle K for their generous donation to LUM as well as being on the frontline of this pandemic, staying open and serving our community.


Cash donations are preferred because they allow LUM to purchase what is needed, when it’s needed. Donations of “needed items” are also welcome and appreciated. If you, your company or organization would like to collect items for LUM, please check out our list of “needed item.” Items are listed by “need” and also by program. Some of the Hot Needs are as follows:

  • Toilet Paper; Paper Towels; Trash Bags (13 gallon/tall kitchen & 30 gallon)
  • Bleach; All Purpose Cleaner (Simple Green concentrate, original scent)
  • Disinfectant Wipes; Disinfectant Spray; Disinfectant Cleaner
  • Coffee (Caffeinated); Sweetener packets (Sugar, Splenda); Powdered Creamer

You may either ship or drop off items to the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901). To view the LUM Wish List, click HERE.