|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.
Bauer Family Resources
300 Fountain Street, Lafayette, IN 47902 - 765.742.5046
Teen Court is a diversion program for juvenile offenders designed to teach youth about the justice system and the consequences of their actions before they become part of the traditional justice system. Teen Court holds actual sentencing hearings for youth 12 - 17 years old, and who have already admitted their guilt for the crime that is the subject of the hearing. Teens may volunteer for the Student Advisory Board (STAB), It is made-up of students who volunteer to play the roles found in a traditional court system - lawyers, bailiffs, clerks, jury, etc. STAB members work together to determine fair consequences for the offenders. Adult volunteers are needed to assist the Juvenile Justice Specialist to prepare for the court hearing, to assist with shoplifting workshops, and to act as the judge at the hearings.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
301 Main St., Courthouse, Lafayette, IN 47901 - 765.423.9109
CASA gives volunteers, age 21 and older, an opportunity to help some of Tippecanoe County's most vulnerable children. Volunteers are appointed by the court to represent the interests of children who have allegedly been abused/neglected. The CASA volunteer is responsible for investigating the facts of the case, recommending a course of action, and monitoring progress toward established goals while the case is under the jurisdiction of the court. Training is provided. Spanish language skills are needed to help with communications between staff, parents, and youth.
Legal Aid Corporation
212 N. 5th St., Lafayette, IN 47901 - 765.742.1068
Gain experience in case research, general office duties, and client in-take. Confidentiality is required and training is provided.
639 Columbia St., Lafayette, IN 47901 - 765.423.5327
Learn more about the legal system while you volunteer. You can assist with client interviews and applications. Training is provided, and a commitment of six months is required.
Tippecanoe County Probation Department
301 Main St., Courthouse, Lafayette, IN 47901 - 765.423.9290
Volunteers are needed on weekdays or evenings to provide defendants with information referral, enabling them to follow the guidelines of their probation. You may also mentor a young or other non-violent offender. You can also help with general office work such as answering phones, mailing, and filing. Mentors must be at least 21 years old and have a clean criminal record. Office volunteers must be at least 18 years old.