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Be A Part of the LUM Summer of Service


Great LUM Volunteer Opportunities Available

Be a part of LUM Summer of Service. Summer is an especially good time to get involved in something worthwhile — like LUM — because the needs are great and the opportunities are exciting. LUM SOS gives you the chance to make a positive difference in your community, meet an immediate need, and see the impact of your efforts. Starting this month LUM has several exciting opportunities to serve those less fortunate.


Child Care — Teacher’s Aides
Starting August 11, volunteers are needed each weekday from 2 – 6 p.m. Help children with homework, snack and recreation. Training provided.

Afternoon Receptionist
Needed each weekday afternoon from noon to 4:30 p.m. It’s a recurring, daytime service opportunity, typically one afternoon every two weeks. Greet guests, answer phones & complete general clerical duties. Training provided

Shelter — Volunteers
Needed each evening from 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. or 8 p.m. – midnight. Check-in guests, serve meals and distribute bedding & shower items. Training is provided.

Shelter — Provide Meals
A simple meal for 44 shelter guests is needed each evening at 8 p.m. Planning and preparing a meal is a great activity for groups. You may stay and serve the meal or drop it off in advance. Meals needed August 6, 15, 17, 18, 22 & 30.

Hunger Hike — Event Volunteers
Dozens of volunteers are needed for the Hunger Hike on Sunday, September 18. Great event for groups. Please consider becoming a Hunger Hike volunteer as well as a Hunger Hike fundraiser.

Food Pantries
Needed Thursdays & Fridays from 7 a.m. – noon. Check-in clients, enter data, pick up food, assist clients in shopping & organize pantry.


Follow your passion, find something that excites you and convince a friend or two to join you. Make this your LUM Summer of Service.

For more information, go to LUMserve.org/volunteer; or email or call Terri Anderson, the LUM volunteer coordinator (volunteer@LUMserve.org | 765-423-2691).


LUM Summer of Service – Youth & Fellows


Covenant Church Youth & Ben Franklin Fellows

As a part of the LUM Summer of Service, LUM was blessed with two dynamic and hardworking groups of volunteers. They tackled several projects in and around the two LUM buildings. Children, youth, and parents from Covenant Church, West Lafayette, comprised one of the group (pictured above); and the student participants from the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute at Purdue comprised the other (pictured below).

They deep cleaned, painted rooms, assembled shelter bunk beds, cleaned buses, hung pictures, did landscaping, organized supply rooms and more. They also learned about the programs & services offered by LUM for working families, at-risk children and individuals experiencing homelessness. To view more PHOTOS from these LUM Summer of Service days, click the buttons.


If you or your group would like to sign up for one of the monthly LUM Deep Cleaning Days, click HERE.


The LUM Summer of Service offers volunteer opportunities that are a perfect fit for YOU. Some require training, but most just a willing heart and a helping hand. Here are a few suggestions:

  • SHELTER – Prepare & serve a meal, assist with check-in and/or overnight supervision
  • CHILD CARE – Tutor students and/or supervise trips
  • FOOD PANTRY – Check in and assist participants, sort pantry items & more
  • OFFICE – Prepare mailings or serve as the afternoon receptionist
  • CAMP – Serve on the LUM Camp team as a volunteer camp counselor
  • IMMIGRATION CLINIC – Assist with case management
  • GROUPS – Sign up your group or business to participate in one of the monthly LUM Deep Cleaning Days of the LUM Ray Ewry Center. Learn more.

If you wish to get engaged in the LUM Summer of Service, it’s not too late. Choose an opportunity above, check out out the LUM volunteer webpage, or email LUM (volunteer@LUMserve.org) to find something that is a perfect fit for your availability and expertise. Please share with others.

For more information, go to LUMserve.org/volunteer; or email or call Terri Anderson, the LUM volunteer coordinator (volunteer@LUMserve.org | 765-423-2691).


Best Gift of All – Your Time & Talents


LUM Summer of Service Offers a Perfect Fit

The LUM Summer of Service offers volunteer opportunities that are a perfect fit for YOU. Some require training, but most just a willing heart and a helping hand. Here are a few suggestions:

  • SHELTER – Prepare & serve a meal, assist with check-in and/or overnight supervision
  • CHILD CARE – Tutor students and/or supervise trips
  • FOOD PANTRY – Check in and assist participants, sort pantry items & more
  • OFFICE – Prepare mailings or serve as the afternoon receptionist
  • CAMP – Serve on the LUM Camp team as a volunteer camp counselor
  • IMMIGRATION CLINIC – Assist with case management
  • GROUPS – Sign up your group or business to participate in one of the monthly LUM Deep Cleaning Days of the LUM Ray Ewry Center. Learn more.

If you wish to get engaged in the LUM Summer of Service, it’s not too late. Choose an opportunity above, check out out the LUM volunteer webpage, or email LUM (volunteer@LUMserve.org) to find something that is a perfect fit for your availability and expertise. Please share with others.

For more information, go to LUMserve.org/volunteer; or email or call Terri Anderson, the LUM volunteer coordinator (volunteer@LUMserve.org | 765-423-2691).


LUM “Summer of Service” Needs YOU!


Hot Needs – Volunteer – Immediate Openings

The LUM Summer of Service offers volunteer opportunities that fit every schedule. Some require training, but most just a willing heart and a helping hand. Below are two immediate needs. Sign up today and share with others.

Shelter — Provide Meals
A simple meal for 44 shelter guests is needed each evening at 8 p.m. Planning and preparing a meal is a great activity for groups. You may stay and serve the meal or drop it off in advance. Meals needed July 2, 4, 9, 14 26.

LUM Camp — Counselors
Needed from 11 a.m. on Monday, July 25 to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 29. Oversee children during a four-day, overnight camp. Support each child with structured activities.

Training is provided. Stipend of $200 offered.

For more information, go to LUMserve.org/volunteer; or email or call Terri Anderson, the LUM volunteer coordinator (volunteer@LUMserve.org | 765-423-2691).


LUM “Summer of Service” Needs YOU!


Hot Needs – Volunteer – Immediate Openings

The LUM Summer of Service offers volunteer opportunities that fit every schedule. Some require training, but most just a willing heart and a helping hand. Below are two immediate needs. Sign up today and share with others.

LUM Camp — Counselors
Needed from 11 a.m. on Monday, July 25 to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 29. Oversee children during a four-day, overnight camp. Support each child with structured activities.

Training is provided. Stipend of $200 offered.

Shelter — Provide Meals
A simple meal for 44 shelter guests is needed each evening at 8 p.m. Planning and preparing a meal is a great activity for groups. You may stay and serve the meal or drop it off in advance. Meals needed July 2, 4, 5, 9, 13, 14, 26 29.

For more information, go to LUMserve.org/volunteer; or email or call Terri Anderson, the LUM volunteer coordinator (volunteer@LUMserve.org | 765-423-2691).


LUM “Summer of Service” Needs YOU!


Hot Needs – Volunteer – Immediate Openings

The LUM Summer of Service offers volunteer opportunities that fit every schedule. Some require training, but most just a willing heart and a helping hand. Below are a few immediate needs. Sign up today and share with others.

Afternoon Receptionist
Needed each weekday afternoon from noon to 4:30 p.m. It’s a recurring, daytime service opportunity, typically one afternoon every two weeks. Greet guests, answer phones & complete general clerical duties. Training provided

Shelter — Volunteers
Needed each evening from 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. or 8 p.m. – midnight. Check-in guests, serve meals and distribute bedding & shower items. Training is provided.

LUM Camp — Counselors
Needed from 11 a.m. on Monday, July 25 to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 29. Oversee children during a four-day, overnight camp. Support each child with structured activities. Training is provided.

Child Care — Teacher’s Aides
Needed each weekday from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Help children with math, reading, arts & crafts and recreation; prepare and serve snacks and lunch, and supervise study trips. Training provided.

Shelter — Provide Meals
A simple meal for 44 shelter guests is needed each evening at 8 p.m. Planning and preparing a meal is a great activity for groups. You may stay and serve the meal or drop it off in advance. Meals needed June 4, 11, 19, 25 & 26.

Food Pantries
Needed Thursdays & Fridays from 7 a.m. – noon. Check-in clients, enter data, pick up food, assist clients in shopping & organize pantry.

For more information, go to LUMserve.org/volunteer; or email or call Terri Anderson, the LUM volunteer coordinator (volunteer@LUMserve.org | 765-423-2691).

Join the LUM Summer of Service TODAY

Serve | Explore | Learn | Make a Difference

Be a part of LUM Summer of Service. Summer is an especially good time to get involved in something worthwhile — like Lafayette Urban Ministry — because the needs are great and the opportunities are exciting. LUM SOS gives you the chance to make a positive difference in your community, meet an immediate need, and see the impact of your efforts. Starting this month LUM has several exciting opportunities to serve those less fortunate.

Volunteers are needed for the LUM food pantrieshomeless shelterand youth programs including the full-day child care program and summer campas well as buildings & grounds projects.

So, follow your passion, find something that excites you and convince a friend or two to join you. Make this your “LUM Summer of Service.” Below are examples of how to get engaged with LUM today. For more information, go to LUMserve.org/volunteer; or email or call Terri Anderson, the LUM volunteer coordinator (volunteer@LUMserve.org | 765-423-2691).


There are LUM volunteer opportunities that fit every schedule. Some require training, but most just a willing heart and a helping hand.

LUM Camp — Counselors
Needed from 11 a.m. on Monday, July 25 to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 29. Oversee children during a four-day, overnight camp. Support each child with structured activities. Training is provided.

Food Pantries
Needed Thursdays & Fridays from 7 a.m. – noon. Check-in clients, enter data, pick up food, assist clients in shopping & organize pantry.

Afternoon Receptionist
Needed each weekday afternoon from noon to 4:30 p.m. It’s a recurring, daytime service opportunity, typically one afternoon every two weeks. Greet guests, answer phones & complete general clerical duties. Training provided.

Shelter — Provide Meals
A simple meal for 44 shelter guests is needed each evening at 8 p.m. Planning and preparing a meal is a great activity for groups. You may stay and serve the meal or drop it off in advance. Meals needed June 4, 11, 19, 25 & 26.

Shelter — Volunteers
Needed each evening from 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. or 8 p.m. – midnight. Check-in guests, serve meals and distribute bedding & shower items. Training is provided.

Child Care — Teacher’s Aides
Needed each weekday from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Help children with math, reading, arts & crafts and recreation; prepare and serve snacks and lunch, and supervise study trips. Training provided.

For more information, go to LUMserve.org/volunteer; or email or call Terri Anderson, the new LUM volunteer coordinator (tanderson@LUMserve.org | 765-423-2691).