LUM Volunteer Opportunities - 2018
CALL to ACTION - New Year, Renewed Commitment
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. READ BELOW for more detailed information on current volunteer opportunities. To view all LUM Volunteer Opportunities, click HERE.

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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 Tax Assistance Program offers flexible hours, the training is free and the time commitment is up to you. Choose your 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 |

If you're interested in volunteering on a regular basis in the afternoon, consider becoming a volunteer afternoon receptionist at LUM.

A Volunteer LUM Receptionist  is needed each weekday from noon to 4:30 p.m. — and some weekday 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). Bi-weekly commitment is desired.

If you are interested or need more information, click  HERE.

The students enrolled in the LUM  After School Program have returned from winter recess, and volunteers are needed from 2 to 6 p.m., every weekday.

Volunteers are needed to tutor, read to students, give spelling tests and supervise the children. 

Volunteer and make a difference in the lives of our students. ASP follows the Lafayette School Corporation's regular calendar.

For applications, training video, and time slots to sign up, HERE

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 environment. 

Must be at least 18 years old. Volunteers must attend a Shelter Training Session, which are held every Monday night at 6:30 p.m.

MEALS Are Needed Too — If you or your group wishes to prepare a meal, click  HERE.

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 |

Would you, or someone you know, make a good LUM Camp Counselor?

LUM Camp is a week-long, over-night 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 camp (11 a.m. Monday, July 30 to 4 p.m. Friday, August 3).

For additional information, click HERE.

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 & Friday mornings, 8:45 to 11:45 a.m.; 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
or email or call Linda Hicks ( | 765-423-2691).
Sign up online to volunteer at LUM Events like LUM Follies, Hunger Hike, Port of Hope, Thanksgiving Celebration, Turkey Trot 5K & Jubilee Christmas. Online Volunteer Sign Up Sheets, click HERE.

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

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.
For a list of Online Volunteer Sign Up Sheets, click HERE.
The FUNTASTICS Variety Show
The Delphi Opera House sets the stage for an evening of entertainment presented by professional performers PLUS a sampling of up-and-coming talent.
  • January 20 - 7:30 p.m.
  • January 21 - 2 p.m.
Magician, Bob Poynter emcees the evening that includes Lafayette’s own German Band, Broadway performers Ryan Strand (Jersey Boys) and Becca Kolha Strand (Wicked) singing Broadway Melodies, comedy vignette performed by Jan McGill and Doug Davis, singer/songwriter Nicky Kerr and her amazing voice, the engaging Scott Greeson and vocalist/music educator Pamela Adams sharing 1940s classics. Also introducing Orr Family Acapella and other local talent. January is looking pretty wonderful with Funtastics in the forecast.
Voter Registration Training - This Sunday
Free - Sponsored by the League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette invites you to learn how to register voters in your community.

The Voter Registration Training Workshop is THIS Sunday, January 14 , 2 - 4 p.m. at the Tippecanoe County Public Library, McAllister Room B, 627 South Street, Lafayette. The program will cover legal requirements, understanding the form, what can go wrong & role play situations.

There is no cost but an RSVP is requested for materials and refreshments. RSVP to Joanne Evers at .