What is Boiler Out?

The Boiler Out Volunteer Program provides international students with meaningful community service projects that reflect its three core values of Outreach, Understanding, and Teamwork. Participants do a variety of volunteer work alongside other Purdue students and local community members.

If you are interested in meeting new people while at the same time helping the Greater Lafayette Community through volunteering your time and energy, then this is the right group for you! Some past events have been: Boo at the Zoo, BINGO at a local nursing home, helping at an elementary school festival, work day at Camp Tecumseh, Food Finders Food Bank, ushering at the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, socializing animals at the Almost Home Humane Society, etc.

Not a new student? Check out our Boiler Out Student Organization here!

Why should I volunteer?

  • Give back to the community
  • Help those in need
  • Improve your intercultural knowledge and effectiveness
  • Meet new friends from all over the world
  • Learn new practical skills
  • Enhance your resume

What is the commitment? 

  • Attend one orientation session at the start of the semester to learn more about the Boiler Out program
  • Volunteer for at least one "Boiler Out!" community service event each month (a minimum of 3 events a semester)
  • Attend a minimum of one "Boiler In!" guest speaker presentation each semester 

Volunteer events are held at various times throughout the day and week/weekend, so volunteers can choose events to fit their schedules. Volunteers are expected to commit to one event each month during the semester, which should total to a minimum of three events at the end of the semester. "Boiler In" guest speaker presentations are held during a weekday afternoon or evening at least once a month, so volunteers can choose at least one to fit their schedule during the semester. 

How do I apply?

The application period for the Fall 2018 cohort will open in July 2018.

Boiler Out is a competitive cohort-based program, meaning students must apply to and be accepted into the program each semester in order to participate. Interested students must submit an application form. Late applications are not accepted. Spots are limited, and the application process is very competitive.

Please Note: Students who do not submit their applications by the deadline and/or are not accepted into the cohort will not be able to sign-up for Boiler Out! events. 


Please contact the Boiler Out Coordinators at boilerout@purdue.edu

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