|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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (765) 496-2450. For bus schedules, go to the gocitybus.com site.
Food Finders Food Bank
50 Olympia Ct., Lafayette, IN 47909 - 765.471.0062
You can unload trucks and sort and stock shelves. If you have a car, you can pick up donations and deliver them to the Food Bank. You may be able to help with research on local donors. Also, volunteers are always needed for the Hunger Hike in September and for our Fall and Spring food drives.
Habitat for Humanity
420 South 1st St., Lafayette, IN 47905 -765.423.4590
You can help build a dream home, help organize volunteer crews, find properties, cook meals for the other volunteers or help families with financial arrangements.
Lafayette Crisis Center
420 N. 15th St., Lafayette, IN - 765.742.0247
Volunteers can help homeless and hungry people find the services they need through the 211 service. See Crisis Center listing under "Counseling" section.
Lafayette Transitional Housing
615 N. 18th St., Lafayette, IN 47904 - 765.423.4880
Assist case managers in helping the homeless become self-sufficient - volunteers with some college education preferred. Paint, clean, help with yard work, assist with minor and major household repairs; this can be a group or individual project. Volunteers are also needed to help with data entry.
Lafayette Urban Ministry
525 N. 4th St., Lafayette, IN 47901 - 765.423.2691
Prepare a hot meal for 20-25 people and deliver it to the homeless shelter at 8:30 pm. If you have a group, bring them in and they can prepare the meal in our kitchen. (Please call ahead of time.)
Meals on Wheels
1501 Hartford St., Lafayette, IN 47904 - 765.429.6352
If you have a car, you can deliver meals once a week or at your convenience from 10 am to 12:30 pm, week days. Or, help package and seal meals from 9 am - 10:30 am week days.
Mental Health America of Tippecanoe County
914 South St., Lafayette, IN 47901 - 765.742.1800
Volunteer at the MHA day shelter for the homeless. Prepare meals, check people in, and get to know some wonderful people. Call Carl Booker at 765.742.1800.
1110 Union St., Lafayette, IN 47904 - 765.742.0006
Volunteers can collect food and non-food items, stock shelves, prepare grocery bags for food pantry distribution, or prepare a meal for 20 residents and deliver it to the family shelter. Every year volunteers are needed to be bell ringers to help with donation collection from November through December.
St. John's/LUM Food Pantry
600 Ferry St., Lafayette, IN 47901 - 765.423.2691
Help clients choose food items from the pantry. Help buy, load, or deliver food to to the pantry. Volunteers should have a cheerful disposition and be patient. Volunteers are usually scheduled one day per month, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday - 9 am - 12 noon. Volunteers must be 14 or older. Training and on-going support is provided.