Category Archives: Volunteer

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

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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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.


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Meet Harith – Superstar LUM Volunteer


Harith Morgan Shares His Time & Talent with LUM

Harith Morgan grew up in a Muslim family in Brooklyn, New York and now lives in West Lafayette. He graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is currently pursuing a Master’s at Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, Harith plans on pursuing a career in environmental sustainability.

Nine months ago, Harith found the LUM Protein Food Pantry and began volunteering. Through the height of the pandemic, he has shown up each week, ready to work hard and serve his neighbors struggling to get enough food to feed their families.Harith shared that,

Volunteering with LUM is a blessing. It gives me an opportunity to help others — and to work with the other wonderful volunteers, who I now call my friends.”

Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, is impressed with Harith for several reasons. He stated that,

I have been struck by the positivity and consistency of Harith. He serves with such joy. He uplifts everyone he is around — volunteers and clients alike. It is a blessing to have Harith Morgan as a LUM volunteer.

LUM is grateful for each and every volunteer, but is especially thankful for Harith. He is not only extremely busy working on Master’s degree and job search, but also finds the time to do good work in his new community of Greater Lafayette. Please join us in thanking Harith for his many hours of service to our community through LUM. If you want to be like Harith and volunteer with LUM, please go to LUMserve.org/volunteer, email volunteer@LUMserve.org or call 765-423-2691.

Jubilee Christmas 2021 Needs YOU

Volunteers Needed & Donations Welcome


LUM Jubilee Christmas is a special program for families with children ages 12 and under, serving more than 600 families & 1,800 children. In addition to the toys and clothes, each family also receives a food gift card and homemade cookies to make Christmas dinner special too. Jubilee Christmas details are as follows:

  • Dates & Times
    • Jubilee Christmas – Saturday, December 11
    • Open Registration – Wednesday, October 13, 4:30 p.m. (volunteers need) 
    • Donation Center Open – November 29 – December 7, 1-5 p.m. (volunteers need)
    • Jubilee Christmas Part 2: 12/11 – 2:30 p.m.; Part 3: 12/11 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Host Sites: if your church or group would like to become a “host site,” click HERE for more information
  • Family Registration information: if you wish to refer a family to participate, click HERE

DONATE: to make cash donation or donate toys & needed items, click HERE. If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 | jubilee@lumserve.org).

VOLUNTEERto sign up to volunteer, click HERE. Volunteers are needed on Wednesday, October 13 to assist with Open Registration of local families, from November 29 – December 7 to staff the Donation Center, and from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Jubilee Christmas Day (December 11).

For More information: go to LUMserve.org/jubilee-christmas


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Hunger Hike Countdown – THIS Sunday


Sign Up Today – Raise Funds to Fight Hunger

Sign up now for Hunger Hike 2021, and help fight hunger! Let’s beat last year’s record and raise $125,000 for the hunger relief efforts locally, regionally & globally.
Three Easy Ways to sign up:

For more information, check out our short video, “How to Set Up your Hunger Hike Fundraising Page.” There is only days to Hunger Hike. It’s not too late. Start a team and start raising funds. Get started TODAY!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – If you wish to volunteer with Hunger Hike, click HERE to sign up online. Perfect for groups and individuals.

Hunger Hike — Special Highlights & Surprises


Purdue Boilermaker Spirit at Hunger Hike

In addition to the two Purdue coaches serving as 2021 honorary co-chairs (see below), Hunger Hike will also feature Purdue Pete, the Purdue Cheer team, the Purdue Crew Team, and the Boilermaker Special. The Purdue Cheer team will perform with Purdue Pete. Thanks to Purdue Athletics, Purdue Reamer Club, and Purdue Crew Team for their support.

Join us THIS Sunday to see the Purdue Cheer team, to meet Purdue Pete and check out the Boilermaker Special at the Hunger Hike kick-off event from 1 – 2 p.m. (Riehle Plaza).


Purdue Boilermaker Spirit at Hunger Hike

The Hunger Hike 2021 honorary co-chairs are Purdue Coaches Sharon Versyp (women’s basketball) & Nate Walker (men’s & women’s crew & rowing).

Coaches Versyp & Walker are perfect ambassadors for Hunger Hike. Both set the bar high for their own work and their teams. They have a serious commitment to serving their community — especially in supporting food assistance and nutrition programs. You’ll get to meet them and the student-athletes on their teams as well as see a Purdue Crew team “shell.”

Join us THIS Sunday to meet Coaches Sharon Versyp & Nate Walker at the Hunger Hike kick-off event at 1:45 p.m. (Riehle Plaza).


Indiana State Rep. Klinker to Sing National Anthem

Sheila Klinker , Indiana State Representative, will kick-off  Hunger Hike with the singing of the US National Anthem with her daughter, Kelly Jacob.

State Representative Sheila Klinker was first elected in 1982 to represent District 27. A proud Boilermaker alumna, Klinker taught for more than 34 years in the Lafayette School Corporation and served as the Outreach Liaison for the Purdue School of Education for 15 years. As a college student, Klinker was named “Miss Purdue” and finished as second runner-up in the “Miss Indiana” contest. Klinker lives in Lafayette with her husband, Victor. They have three children and five grandchildren.

Join us THIS Sunday to hear Sheila Klinker & Kelly Jacobs sing the National Anthem at the Hunger Hike kick-off event at 1:45 p.m. (Riehle Plaza, Lafayette, IN).


Clowns, Princesses, Massages & More

At  Hunger Hike , there will be a bottled water, princessesclownsface paintingballoon animals, and massagesHunger Hike is thankful for the support of our many sponsors — including:

  • Printing – Instant Copy Printing, Lafayette
  • Bottled Water – Aqua Systems, Lafayette
  • Face Painting & Balloon Animals – Smiles Unlimited Clown Ministry, Laffy-ette Chapter
  • Enchanted Princesses: Glass Slipper Princess, Apple Princess, and Enchanted Rose Princess – Rosie Manin
  • Chips – Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.

Please show your appreciation for our  Hunger Hike event sponsors by supporting and thanking them.


Music from Briton Weise & RatPak’s “DJ Powder”

DJ Powder from  Rat Pak Mobile DJs will emcee and provide dance music at  Hunger Hike. DJ Powder creates a fun, family friendly, festive environment during the kick-off of  Hunger Hike.

Also performing at this year’s Kick Off event is Briton Weise, former LUM staff member.

Join us THIS Sunday to enjoy music by Briton Weise and DJ Powder of Rat Pak at the Hunger Hike kick-off event from Noon to 3:30 p.m. (Riehle Plaza).


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – If you wish to volunteer with Hunger Hike, click HERE to sign up online. Perfect for groups and individuals.

Hunger Hike 2021 – THIS SUNDAY


Overcoming Hunger – Locally, Regionally, Globally

Hunger Hike is a fundraising event and also an exciting community event — THIS SUNDAY. It’s not too late to be a Participant!

Hunger Hike is a family event for individuals & teams whose mission is to Raise Awareness & Make a Difference in the Fight Against Hunger. (And it’s Dog Friendly.) The traditional Hunger Hike 3K Walk is THIS Sunday (September 19) from Noon – 3:30 p.m. at Riehle Plaza, N 2nd Street, Lafayette. There will be DJ music, princesses, National Anthem, clowns, remarks & more! {Due to COVID-19 — We strongly encourage everyone at Hunger Hike this year to wear a mask. Together we can help protect the most vulnerable among us.}

Below are the special highlights of the Hunger Hike kick-off event. For additional information on Hunger Hike 2021, please visit our website at hungerhike.org.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – If you wish to volunteer with Hunger Hike, click HERE to sign up online. Perfect for groups and individuals.

Hunger Hike 2021 – Get Started Today


Challenge Week Starts THIS Sunday, Sept. 12

Hunger Hike 2021 begins THIS Sunday, September 12, with Challenge Weeka week-long challenge for “Hikers” and “Teams,” where you are encourage to “Walk Far in the Fight Against Hunger.” Here’s what you do to get started:

  • REGISTER – Individuals & groups can create online fundraising pages for themselves and their team and begin fundraising today.
  • CHALLENGE – Set yourself a personal challenge for the week:
    • Walk 100,000 steps | Walk five miles every day
    • Run 100 miles | Go on a 10 mile run
    • Ride your bike 100 miles | Swim two miles a day
    • Fast for two to four days | Stop eating meat for the week
  • SNAP CHALLENGE – Take the SNAP Challenge and feed your family on the average Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefit ($30 per person for the week) – for more information, click HERE
  • DO IT – walk, run, bike, swim, cook, fast — and raise money for Hunger Hike
  • SHARE – Post your progress on social media (using #HungerHike) and on your personal fundraising page and encourage your friends to give to Hunger Hike to support your challenge.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – If you wish to volunteer with Hunger Hike, click HERE to sign up online. Perfect for groups and individuals.

Hunger Hike Countdown – 10 Days To Go


Hunger Hike Kick Off – Sunday, September 19

Join us the Hunger Hike Kick Off event, and help fight hunger! Let’s beat last year’s record and raise $125,000 for the hunger relief and nutrition efforts locally, regionally & globally. Hunger Hike details are as follows:

  • Kick Off Event – Sunday, September 19 at 1 p.m. join us in Riehle Plaza for our annual celebration and 3K walk, which includes. Enjoy:
  • Live MUSIC from Briton Wiese, former LUM shelter director
  • Clowns, face painting, balloon animals, Boilermaker Specialand Purdue Pete
  • And NEW this year, pose for photos with our three costumed princesses
  • Three Easy Ways to sign up:
  • go to hungerhike.org | Click HERE | Text HHIKE to 7 1 7 7 7

For more information, check out our short video, “How to Set Up your Hunger Hike Fundraising Page.” It’s only 10 days to Hunger Hike. Why wait? Start a team and start raising funds. Get started TODAY!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – If you wish to volunteer with Hunger Hike, click HERE to sign up online. Perfect for groups and individuals.

Jay Gives Free Haircuts and So Much More


Jay Soto, Local Barber Volunteers at LUM

Once a month Jay Soto will be offering FREE haircuts in the LUM Office for clients and Emergency Shelter guests. A native of Lafayette and graduate of McCutcheon High School, he is a talented barber with the J. Clark Barbershop, Lafayette.

At LUM Jay gives much more than just a haircut. His interactions with each person are special. Jay gives his undivided attention — offering love, hope and respect. As he masterfully trims each person’s hair, you can see dignity restored and confidence built in each of his “customers.”

Help us THANK Jay Soto for this wonderful gift he is giving the LUM clients, especially those experiencing homelessness. Jay’s desire to give back is inspiring.