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LUM Volunteer Opportunities – 2020

New Decade, Renewed Commitment to Serve

Immediate Openings — LUM Volunteer Needs

There are many different opportunities for volunteering, from working one-on-one with a child to helping run the homeless shelter. Also, there are opportunities to fit every schedule, from regular long-term commitments to one time work with an event. Some volunteer positions require training while others require only a willing heart and a helping hand.

To view all LUM Volunteer Opportunities, click HERE.

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

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Purdue’s Sigma Chi — Painting Project



Now that the weather is getting better, the men of Sigma Chi Fraternity (Purdue) are back to work at LUM. Their latest project is to paint the porch at the LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center, Lafayette.

Pictured here is Joe Corcoran who is sanding and preparing the railings for a fresh coat paint.


Thanks, Sigma Chi.

 

New Year’s Resolution – Volunteer More in 2017


Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to Volunteer More in 2017?


LUM VolunteerS ButtonWell — LUM wants to help you achieve that goal. There are a number of opportunities for you, your family and your friends to get engaged with LUM now.


Immediate Openings — LUM Volunteer Needs

Please scroll down and read more details about all of these IMMEDIATE volunteer opportunities to serve LUM and your community.


There are many different opportunities for volunteering, from working one-on-one with a child in the 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program to helping run the 44-bed emergency homeless shelter. Also, there are opportunities to fit every schedule, from regular long-term commitments such as being an advocate once a week with the Immigration Clinic, Good Samaritan Program or ID Clinic — or doing data entry at the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry or intake for our shelter guests each weekday afternoon —  to one time work with an events like Hunger Hike, LUM Camp,  Community Thanksgiving Celebration, Follies or Jubilee Christmas. Some volunteer positions require training while others require only a willing heart and a helping hand. To view all LUM Volunteer Opportunities, click HERE.

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


Immediate Openings — LUM Volunteer Needs

LUM TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

2013-07-11 MarilynZerbes 022 (2)Ever thought about volunteering to help people with their tax returns? Don’t know that much about taxes? Don’t worry — you’ll get specialized training or you can choose a volunteer role that doesn’t require tax law certification. The LUM Volunteer Tax Assistance Program offers flexible hours, the training is free and the time commitment is up to you. Choose your LUM tax volunteer role – and get a chance to touch many lives.

If you’re interested or need more information, click HERE. If you need further information, please call or email Ben Murphy (765.423.2691 | bmurphy@lumserve.org).

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LUM EMERGENCY SHELTER – Overnight Volunteers

2013-02-05 LUM Emergency Shelter 006 (2)The LUM Emergency Homeless Shelter needs volunteers 365 nights a year. Currently there are openings for Overnight Shelter Volunteers. Three volunteers and one staff member are scheduled nightly. Each volunteer will be assigned various duties including but not limited to the following:

  • Check-in Desk
  • Kitchen (serve food)
  • Hall & Bath (distribute towels, soaps, shampoo, etc.)
  • Assistance at the Winter Warming Station

Lights are out for guests at 10:30 p.m. After lights out, the three volunteers divide up the duties. Wake-up for the guest is 6:00 a.m. sharp. A  breakfast snack is distributed and all guests are gone by 7:00 a.m. Must be at least 18 years old. Training is provided. Volunteers must attend a Shelter Training Session. These sessions are held every Monday night.

If you’re interested or need more information, click HERE. If you need further information, please call or email Gina Williams (765.423.2691 | gwilliams@lumserve.org).

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LUM IMMIGRATION CLINIC 

The LUM Immigration Clinic has several volunteer opportunities — and is especially grateful for volunteers who speak Spanish.

The volunteers needs are as follows:

  • Program Assistant, Language Translator & Language Interpreter

If you’re interested or need more information, click HERE. If you need further information, please call or email Susan Brouillette (765.423.2691 | sbrouillette@lumserve.org).

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LUM CAMP – Volunteer Camp Counselors

2012-08-01 LUM Camp 005 (2)Would you, or someone you know, make a good LUM Camp Counselor?

LUM Camp Counselors – First Call! It may be freezing outside with snow flurries — But in 27 short weeks, it’s time for LUM Camp 2017! LUM Camp is a week-long, overnight camp program for low-income children from 8 to 10 years old. Volunteer camp counselors must be 18 years old, enjoy working with children and be able to spend the entire week at LUM Camp from 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 31 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 4. Committed volunteer camp counselors are at the heart of a successful LUM Camp and play an important role with our LUM campers.

For additional information, click HERE.

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FOOD PANTRY  – Data Entry Volunteers

2013-04-25 RexFuller 001 (2)The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry Data Entry volunteer welcomes clients to the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry, verifies their household information on LUM’s client database, and determines if they qualify for assistance. Volunteers are needed when the pantry is open — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. — and Saturday afternoon 1 to 3 p.m. The Data Entry volunteer must be knowledgeable of basic computer operation and database concepts. As special training is required, a long term commitment is desired.

For more information, click HERE. For further information, please email or call Linda Hicks (lhicks@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691).

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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 (lum@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!

Youth Groups — Service Day at LUM


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Last Thursday, the Heartland Community Church Youth Group (FYSH) and Battle Ground United Methodist Church Youth Group (Larger than Life) assisted in cleaning the LUM emergency shelter and office building as well as gardening and outdoor chores. One group worked with the 5th Quarter students to harvest their garden—and all of the fresh produce was donated to the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry. To view more PHOTOs, click HERE.

This was part of their 4th annual Mission Lafayette service week, where a group of middle and high school students work together to serve the local community. Their goal is to give these young adults an opportunity to grow their faith through service work in their home town.

LUM is very thankful for the help from these two hard-working youth groups. LUM relies on groups like these to get most of our outside work done.


If your group is interested in helping out with yard-work or mowing the lawns, please email or call us (lum@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691).


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Check out the video of their week of service in Lafayette. LUM appears around 4:56.

International Fellows Engage with LUM


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This past Tuesday, 45 “fellows” from the Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute at Purdue spent the morning learning about and volunteering at Lafayette Urban Ministry.

The 2015 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute is held June 27-July 20150714_103539 (2) goldborder25 on the campus of Purdue University, West Lafayette. Ten U.S. Fellows (aged 16 to 18) join 36 international Fellows from Europe for 18 days in the summer to learn about US culture and democracy as well as from each other. The Ben Franklin Summer Institute is directed by Anatoli Rappaport, associate professor of Curriculum & Instruction in the College of Education at Purdue.


20150714_103750 (2) goldborderOn this day, the fellows learned about the programs & services offered by LUM and our partnership with 42 member churches on behalf of working families and at-risk children. The students engaged in various projects to clean and enhance LUM in both of our buildings and all of our grounds. They also assisted in the removal of our last ornamental pear tree.


LUM extends sincere appreciation to all of the Ben Franklin Institute students for their interest in and service to Lafayette Urban Ministry.

To see more photos of their day of service at LUM, click HERE.

 

LUM Clean Up Day—Service from Sigma Chi


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Recently members of the Delta Delta Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity at Purdue, spent a weekend day doing some spring cleaning on the grounds of the LUM buildings on 4th Street in Lafayette.


{Pictured here (L to R) are Sigma Chi members Matt Rittman, Dexter Odle & Hernan Martinez.}


Thanks, Sigma Chi.

 

Meet LUM Volunteer – Jim Frantz

Jim Frantz is the new LUM Maintenance Volunteer with responsibilities for kitchen upkeep, routine maintenance, minor repairs, andJimFrantz handy-work.

Jim lives in Lafayette with his wife, Marilyn. Jim & Marilyn are members of the Lafayette Christian Reform Church and have three grown sons — all like their father, have served in the military — Navy, Air Force & Army. Their middle son, Matthew, was killed in action in January 2006 while serving in the US Army in Al Huwijah, Iraq.

Jim is retired from his work at the power plant at Purdue and his service with the Navy and the Army National Guard.

Please join us in welcoming Jim to LUM.

New Year’s Resolution – Volunteer More in 2015


LUM VolunteerS Button

Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to Volunteer More in 2015?

Well — LUM wants to help you achieve that goal. There are a number of opportunities for you, your family and your friends to get engaged with LUM now.



Immediate Openings — LUM Volunteer Needs

  • Tax Assistance Program
  • Emergency Shelter Coordinators
  • LUM Camp Counselors
  • Food Pantry—Data Entry Volunteers
  • Volunteer Receptionists

Please scroll down and read more details about all of these incredible opportunities to serve LUM and your community.

Please share with others.



VOLUNTEER — LUM TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM


2013-07-11 MarilynZerbes 022 (2)Ever thought about volunteering to help people with their tax returns? Don’t know that much about taxes? Don’t worry — you’ll get specialized training or you can choose a volunteer role that doesn’t require tax law certification. The LUM Volunteer Tax Assistance Program offers flexible hours, the training is free and the time commitment is up to you.
The Last year, 52 volunteers prepared close to 1,500 returns for LUM clients, returning more than $4 million to those households. Choose your LUM tax volunteer role – and get a chance to touch many lives. If you’re interested or need more information, please call or email Sandra Dunn-El (765.423.2691 | sdunn-el@lumserve.org).

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LUM SHELTER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


2013-02-05 LUM Emergency Shelter 006 (2)The LUM Emergency Homeless Shelter needs volunteers 365 nights a year. Currently there are openings for Weekend Coordinators and Overnight Shelter Volunteers.

  • Weekend Coordinators – Responsible for managing the LUM overnight shelter one or more Friday or Saturday nights a month from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.; sleep from 11 p.m. – 6 a.m. provided no emergencies occur. Weekend Coordinators supervise shelter guests and volunteers; and are fully trained prior to first shift.
  • Overnight Shelter Volunteers – Duties include assist coordinator in checking in guests & serving meals, stay on site all evening (8:15 p.m. to 7 a.m.), and take a shift on “awake” duty. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and interact with a variety of people.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and attend one Shelter Training Session which are offered twice a month. The next two Training Sessions are scheduled for Thursday, January 16 & Monday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center (525 N. 4th Street, Lafayette). No need to register. Click HERE for more information on the positions and for the 2015 Shelter Training schedule.

If you’re interested or need more information, please call or email Joyce Fasani (765.423.2691 | jfasani@lumserve.org).

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LUM VOLUNTEER CAMP COUNSELORS NEEDED


2012-08-01 LUM Camp 005 (2)Would you, or someone you know, make a good LUM Camp Counselor?
LUM Camp Counselors – First Call! It may be freezing outside with snow flurries — But in 27 short weeks, it’s time for LUM Camp 2015!
LUM Camp is a week-long, overnight camp program for low-income children from 8 to 10 years old. Volunteer camp counselors must be 18 years old, enjoy working with children and be able to spend the entire week at LUM Camp from 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 27 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31. Committed volunteer camp counselors are at the heart of a successful LUM Camp and play an important role with our LUM campers.
Close to 60 volunteer counselors and activity leaders guide the campers through a week filled with new experiences including swimming, hiking and crafts. LUM Camp Counselors instill confidence, rejoice in the accomplishments of campers, help nurture self-esteem, and support each camper throughout the wonderful week that is LUM Camp.
A comfy bunk in a rustic cabin is reserved just for you! All you need is the availability and willingness to have a fun week this summer with a great group of campers. Why not make this year the year you say “yes” to becoming a LUM Camp Counselor? For additional information, click HERE.

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FOOD PANTRY DATA ENTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED


2013-04-25 RexFuller 001 (2)The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry Data Entry volunteer welcomes clients to the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry, verifies their household information on LUM’s client database, and determines if they qualify for assistance. Clients are then served by the counter volunteers. The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry is located in St. John’s Episcopal Church at 6th and Ferry Streets. The pantry is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday mornings from 8:45 to 11:45 a.m.—and Saturdays from 1 t0 3 p.m.
The Data Entry volunteer must be knowledgeable of basic computer operation and database concepts. As special training is required, a long term commitment is desired. Interested persons should please email or call Linda Hicks (lhicks@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691).

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VOLUNTEER RECEPTIONIST NEEDED


131023 Jubilee RegistrationVolunteer Receptionist needed each afternoon from 12:45 to 4:30 p.m. — and some mornings.
Volunteer Receptionists greet guests, answer phones and complete general clerical duties in the main office of Lafayette Urban Ministry (420 N. 4th Street, Lafayette).
If you are interested or need more information, please call or email Sylvia Mohler (765.423.2691 or smohler@lumserve.org).

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New Year’s Resolution – Volunteer More in 2015


LUM VolunteerS Button

Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to Volunteer More in 2015?

Well — LUM wants to help you achieve that goal. There are a number of opportunities for you, your family and your friends to get engaged with LUM now.



Immediate Openings — LUM Volunteer Needs

  • Tax Assistance Program
  • Emergency Shelter Coordinators
  • LUM Camp Counselors
  • Food Pantry—Data Entry Volunteers
  • Volunteer Receptionists

Please scroll down and read more details about all of these incredible opportunities to serve LUM and your community.

Please share with others.



VOLUNTEER — LUM TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM


2013-07-11 MarilynZerbes 022 (2)Ever thought about volunteering to help people with their tax returns? Don’t know that much about taxes? Don’t worry — you’ll get specialized training or you can choose a volunteer role that doesn’t require tax law certification. The LUM Volunteer Tax Assistance Program offers flexible hours, the training is free and the time commitment is up to you.
The Last year, 52 volunteers prepared close to 1,500 returns for LUM clients, returning more than $4 million to those households. Choose your LUM tax volunteer role – and get a chance to touch many lives. If you’re interested or need more information, please call or email Sandra Dunn-El (765.423.2691 | sdunn-el@lumserve.org).

Please share with others.



LUM SHELTER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


2013-02-05 LUM Emergency Shelter 006 (2)The LUM Emergency Homeless Shelter needs volunteers 365 nights a year. Currently there are openings for Weekend Coordinators and Overnight Shelter Volunteers.

  • Weekend Coordinators – Responsible for managing the LUM overnight shelter one or more Friday or Saturday nights a month from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.; sleep from 11 p.m. – 6 a.m. provided no emergencies occur. Weekend Coordinators supervise shelter guests and volunteers; and are fully trained prior to first shift.
  • Overnight Shelter Volunteers – Duties include assist coordinator in checking in guests & serving meals, stay on site all evening (8:15 p.m. to 7 a.m.), and take a shift on “awake” duty. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and interact with a variety of people.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and attend one Shelter Training Session which are offered twice a month. The next two Training Sessions are scheduled for Thursday, January 16 & Monday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center (525 N. 4th Street, Lafayette). No need to register. Click HERE for more information on the positions and for the 2015 Shelter Training schedule.

If you’re interested or need more information, please call or email Joyce Fasani (765.423.2691 | jfasani@lumserve.org).

Please share with others.



LUM VOLUNTEER CAMP COUNSELORS NEEDED


2012-08-01 LUM Camp 005 (2)Would you, or someone you know, make a good LUM Camp Counselor?
LUM Camp Counselors – First Call! It may be freezing outside with snow flurries — But in 27 short weeks, it’s time for LUM Camp 2015!
LUM Camp is a week-long, overnight camp program for low-income children from 8 to 10 years old. Volunteer camp counselors must be 18 years old, enjoy working with children and be able to spend the entire week at LUM Camp from 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 27 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31. Committed volunteer camp counselors are at the heart of a successful LUM Camp and play an important role with our LUM campers.
Close to 60 volunteer counselors and activity leaders guide the campers through a week filled with new experiences including swimming, hiking and crafts. LUM Camp Counselors instill confidence, rejoice in the accomplishments of campers, help nurture self-esteem, and support each camper throughout the wonderful week that is LUM Camp.
A comfy bunk in a rustic cabin is reserved just for you! All you need is the availability and willingness to have a fun week this summer with a great group of campers. Why not make this year the year you say “yes” to becoming a LUM Camp Counselor? For additional information, click HERE.

Please share with others.



FOOD PANTRY DATA ENTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED


2013-04-25 RexFuller 001 (2)The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry Data Entry volunteer welcomes clients to the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry, verifies their household information on LUM’s client database, and determines if they qualify for assistance. Clients are then served by the counter volunteers. The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry is located in St. John’s Episcopal Church at 6th and Ferry Streets. The pantry is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday mornings from 8:45 to 11:45 a.m.—and Saturdays from 1 t0 3 p.m.
The Data Entry volunteer must be knowledgeable of basic computer operation and database concepts. As special training is required, a long term commitment is desired. Interested persons should please email or call Linda Hicks (lhicks@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691).

Please share with others.



VOLUNTEER RECEPTIONIST NEEDED


131023 Jubilee RegistrationVolunteer Receptionist needed each afternoon from 12:45 to 4:30 p.m. — and some mornings.
Volunteer Receptionists greet guests, answer phones and complete general clerical duties in the main office of Lafayette Urban Ministry (420 N. 4th Street, Lafayette).
If you are interested or need more information, please call or email Sylvia Mohler (765.423.2691 or smohler@lumserve.org).

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Eagle Scout Candidate Partners with LUM



Patrick Krane, Eagle Scout candidate, partnered with LUM to complete his Eagle Scout Service Project. Patrick develop a proposal to renovate the alley outside the LUM administration building to prevent further erosion from rain. During the month of November, Patrick and his crew, made up of other scouts from his troop, weeded the sidewalk area, removed the old mulch and top layer to soil, installed a water permeable barrier to prevent plant growth, and covered the area with landscaping stone. Patrick’s new design will allow water flow without further damage to the ground and will prevent soil from building up in the parking lot.

Patrick developed a plan, analyze the situation, raised funds, ordered supplies, recruited a crew to work on site, and successfully completed the project. Patrick is one step closer to becoming an Eagle Scout by working with LUM on this important project.


Appreciation and congratulations to Patrick Krane.



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