|Volunteer Opportunity Pages|
The majority of the information on this page came from the Volunteer Opportunities at-a-Glance booklet put out by the United Way of Greater Lafayette Volunteer Center . If you would like to be included in our catalog, email us at email@example.com or call us at (765) 496-2450. For bus schedules, go to the gocitybus.com site.
American Red Cross
615 N 18th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901 - 765.742.6975
Volunteers are needed to be Disaster Response Members who help in a variety of ways in the event of a disaster. Also, volunteers can help by becoming Armed Forces Emergency Case Workers.
Cary Home for Children
1530 S. 18th St., Lafayette, IN 47905 - 765.474.4616
Become a mentor to a troubled youth (12-17 years old) in the Juvenile Alternatives Mentoring Program. Mist be 21 or older. Hours are flexible. Training is provided. Mentors will be matched up with participants based on common interests.
1244 N. 15th St., Lafayette, IN 47904 - 765.742.0247
If you are at least 18 years old you can help people in crisis. Lend a caring and empathetic ear to others by answering the Crisis Phone Line. Forty-five hours of intensive training in required and a one-year commitment is requested. Training is offered four times each year. Applications are available here.
615 N. 18th St., Lafayette, IN 4790 - 765.423.5361
Various opportunities are available. Program and volunteer information is on the agency web site. A volunteer application can be found here.
Habitat for Humanity
420 South 1st St., Lafayette, IN 47905 - 765.423.4590
Serve as a liaison between a family and Habitat to ensure that the family understands the requirements of becoming a Habitat homeowner.
Matrix Lifeline Pregnancy Center
1824 Maple St., Lafayette, IN 47904 - 765.742.1533
Offers free pregnancy tests, life-affirming options for those facing difficult pregnancy decisions, and support services for pregnant women and for families with young children. Volunteers are needed for pregnancy testing and consulting, to assist clients in the clothing room, to serve as administrative/office help and to assist with fund-raising events.
1107 S. 18th St, Lafayette, IN 47905 - 765.474.0501
Volunteer mediators help people solve conflicts and learn dispute resolution skills. Training is provided and a one year commitment is asked. You can also assist with fundraising, promotion, and office work.
Mental Health America of Tippecanoe County
914 South St., Lafayette, IN 47901 - 765.742.1800
Would you like to make a difference in a life? Do you have one hour a week to help someone? Be friends with an individual recovering from a mental illness. Friends go to free or low cost activities together, all the while building friendship. Training and on-going support is provided.
Ombudsman Program - Indiana Legal Services
639 Columbia St., Lafayette, IN 47901 - 765.423.5327
Visit and observe long-term care facilities across an eight county area. Prepare reports on your findings. Individuals interested in residents' rights are encouraged to apply. Hours are flexible. Volunteers must be 21 or older, have reliable transportation, and a valid driver's license.
316 N. 3rd St., Lafayette, IN 47901 - 765.742.1033
Help answer the crisis line, perform administrative task and delegate activities to meeting members once a week for a four or eight-hour shift. Must be compassionate, non-judgmental and empathetic.
301 Main St., Courthouse, Lafayette, IN 47901 - 765.423.9109
Court Appointed Special Advocates are court appointed volunteers who represent the interests of allegedly abused or neglected children. They investigate the facts of the case, recommend a course of action, and monitor progress toward established goals while the case is under the jurisdiction of the court. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old. Training is provided and a one-year commitment is required. Volunteers with the ability to speak Spanish are especially needed.
817 N 12th St., Lafayette, IN 47901 - 765.742.1060
Volunteer opportunities are available working with wonderful people needing encouragement. Trinity Mission Outlet store needs help stocking and clerking. Special projects are available for small groups and people with limited time.
Volunteers in Probation
301 Main St., Courthouse 2nd floor, Lafayette, IN 47901 - 765.423-9290
Become a mentor to an adult probationer. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old. Training is provided and a one-year commitment is required.
YWCA/DVIPP (click on programs/anti-violence)
605 N. 6th St., Lafayette, IN 47901, 765.742.0075
Volunteers for the Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program (DVIPP) at the YWCA. Answer telephones for the crisis line, pick up donations form the various places, help women move into new apartments, do yard work, painting, cleaning, or help with childcare.