|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.
American Red Cross
615 N. 18th St., Lafayette, IN 47904 - 765.742.6975
The American Red Cross needs instructors for health and safety classes. Teach basic first aid procedures for poisoning, bleeding, burns, shock and other emergencies. Training is provided. Volunteer application is available here.
EF Foundation for Foreign Study
One Education Street, Cambridge MA 02141 - 888.447.4273
EF Foundation for Foreign Study is a nonprofit high school exchange program dedicated to breaking down barriers of language, culture, and geography. We seek friendly, dedicated, and organized volunteers to facilitate the exchange program in their local communities. Responsibilities include: finding host families, working with local high schools, and mentoring students throughout their stay in the U. S. Training is provided, along with paid expenses and travel opportunities. Volunteers must be at least 25 years old. Please contact Stacey Gordon at 888.447.4273 for more information.
523 Russell St., West Lafayette, IN 47906 - 765.743.4353
Help our new citizens keep from struggling with the English language. Training is provided.
Lafayette Adult Resource Academy
1100 Elizabeth St., Lafayette, IN 47904 - 765.476.2920
Volunteers assist teachers with morning, afternoon, or evening classes. Help is needed to enhance the learning process. Volunteers can help individuals or groups with learning activities, help find materials, assist with skill practice, check student's work, and help with other tasks. Volunteers must have at least a GED or high school diploma.
Lafayette - West Lafayette Convention & Visitors Bureau
301 Frontage Rd., Lafayette, IN 47905 - 765.447.9999
If you enjoy children and public speaking, you can become a volunteer tour guide for school groups at the Courthouse. Training is provided. Volunteers must be high school age or older.
2351 North 20th Street, Lafayette, IN 47904 - 765.807.1360 (Lafayette City Parks and Rec)
Volunteer coaches are needed at certain times throughout the year for co-ed basketball. Also, tutors for the after school programs are often needed to help children with homework and activities.
Murdock Elementary After-School Program
2100 Cason St., Lafayette, IN 47904 - 765.771.6128
Volunteer to help children in grades k - 5 in the after school program. Volunteers work with the children one-to-one and in small groups helping with homework, reading, playing games, and building friendships. Volunteers are required to commit to meeting for one hour weekly between 2:45 pm and 5:15 pm.
New Community School
710 North St., Lafayette, IN 47901 - 765.420.9617
Individual and group volunteers are needed to help small groups of children in the classroom. Tutors provide extra assistance and challenges for students according to their needs. Volunteers work under the supervision and with the support of classroom teachers. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, have a background check, and work well with children.
1110 Union St., Lafayette, IN 47904 - 765.742.0006
Tutors help with the "Homework Club" which meets weekly during the school year.
Twenty-first Century Scholars
Purdue University - South Campus Court A, 501 Harrison St., West Lafayette, IN 47907- 765.496.0046
Work one-on-one or with a small group of middle school or high school students; provide academic assistance, encouragement and friendship. Volunteers can also be phone mentors, and help plan and chaperone events.
2000 Greenbush St., Lafayette, IN 47904 - 765.423.5531
Volunteers are needed to help adults with disabilities learn work skills. In addition, volunteers can help in Children's Services by reading to the kids or supervising a field trip.