Remembering Professor Tom Hull - Friend of LUM
Board of Directors President - 1976, 1978, 1987
Thomas (Tom) Franklin Hull , 92, of West Lafayette passed away Monday, December 30, 2019 with his daughters by his side. He was one of the founders of Lafayette Urban Ministry and served as President of the Board of Directors in 1976, 1978, and 1987. Tom was one of the members of the LUM “Dream Team” – the group of four leaders who worked to get LUM incorporated and collaborated on a scholarly report that still serves as the model for LUM. In 2015, the Dream Team established a fund to financially support research projects relative to urban ministries. A Celebration of Life will be held at Hippensteel Funeral Home on Saturday, January 11 , 2020. The family will be welcoming visitors starting at 1:00 p.m. with an informal tribute to follow.

Tom was born April 22, 1927 in Whiting, IN, and married the love of his live, Peggy Fultz, in 1951. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Trade & Industrial Education and a Masters Degree in Industrial Education, both from Purdue University; and a doctorate from the University of Illinois in Industrial Education. Tom was on the faculty at Purdue from 1956 – 1990 as a Professor of Supervision, and was one of the original Department Heads when the School of Technology was established at Purdue. Tom was a member of the Lafayette Friends Meeting (Quakers).

Those who knew Tom remember him for his wisdom, kindness to all, and for his wit and sense of humor. He leaves a legacy of a life-long appetite for knowledge, enjoyed art and music, and was an avid reader, particularly about history, ships, and the sea. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and together they visited over 36 countries. He was a lifelong Chicago Bears fan, and suffered through the NFL season annually with his usual “maybe next year.” Above all, he loved his family. Surviving are his daughters, Ann (James) Osterling and Karen Hull (Jeryce Boucher), and his grandsons, Jeffrey and Michael Osterling. Tom was preceded in death by his wife and his parents, Glenn and Dorothy Hull. To share memories and condolences online, click HERE .
LUM Volunteer Opportunities - 2020
New Decade, Renewed Commitment to Serve
Immediate Openings —
LUM Volunteer Needs

There are many different opportunities for volunteering, from working one-on-one with a child to helping run the homeless shelter. Also, there are opportunities to fit every schedule, from regular long-term commitments to one time work with an event. Some volunteer positions require training while others require only a willing heart and a helping hand. READ BELOW for more detailed information on current volunteer opportunities. To view all LUM Volunteer Opportunities, click HERE.

¿Habla Español? Love Helping Others? Volunteer with LUM!
CURRENT Volunteer NEEDS at LUM in 2020

Ever thought about volunteering to help people with their tax returns? Don’t know that much about taxes? Don’t worry — you’ll get specialized training or you can choose a volunteer role that doesn’t require tax law certification.

The LUM Tax Assistance Program offers flexible hours, the training is free and the time commitment is up to you. Choose your role – and get a chance to touch many lives.

If you’re interested or need more information, click HERE. If you need further information, please call or email Josh Prokopy (765-423-2691 |

If you're interested in volunteering on a regular basis in the afternoon, consider becoming a volunteer afternoon receptionist at LUM.

A Volunteer LUM Receptionist  is needed each weekday from noon to 4:30 p.m. — and some weekday mornings. Volunteer Receptionists greet guests, answer phones and complete general clerical duties in the main office of Lafayette Urban Ministry (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette).

If you are interested or need more information, click  HERE.

The students enrolled in the LUM  After School Program have returned from winter recess, and volunteers are needed from 2 to 6 p.m., every weekday.

Volunteers are needed to tutor, read to students, give spelling tests and supervise the children. 

Volunteer and make a difference in the lives of our students. ASP follows the Lafayette School Corporation's regular calendar.

For applications, training video, and time slots to sign up, click HERE

The LUM  Emergency Shelter needs Overnight Shelter Volunteers 365 nights a year from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. or 8 p.m. to midnight. Duties include checking in guests, serving dinner, distributing toiletries and maintaining a welcoming, safe & clean environment. Must be at least 18 years old. Volunteers must attend a Shelter Training Session, offered every Monday at 6:30 p.m.

MEALS Are Needed, Too — If you or your group wishes to prepare a meal, click  HERE.

The LUM Immigration Clinic has several volunteer opportunities — and is especially grateful for volunteers who speak Spanish.

The volunteers are needed as follows — Program Assistant, Language Translator & Language Interpreter.

If you’re interested or need more information, click HERE.

If you need further information, please call or email Susan Brouillette (765-423-2691 |

Would you, or someone you know, make a good LUM Camp Counselor?

LUM Camp is a week-long, over-night camp program for low-income children from 8 to 10 years old. Volunteer camp counselors must be 18 years old, enjoy working with children and be able to spend the entire week at camp (11 a.m. Monday, July 27 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 31).

For additional information, click HERE.

The LUM Protein Food Pantry Data Entry volunteer welcomes clients to the LUM Protein Food Pantry, verifies their household information on LUM’s client database, and determines if they qualify for assistance.

Volunteers are needed when the pantry is open — every Thursday morning, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

The Data Entry volunteer must have knowledge of basic computer operation and database concepts. As special training is required, a long term commitment is desired.

For more information, click HERE
or email or call Nina Morgan ( | 765-423-2691).
Sign up online to volunteer at LUM Events like Hunger Hike, Port of Hope, Thanksgiving Celebration, Turkey Trot 5K & Jubilee Christmas. Online Volunteer Sign Up Sheets, click HERE.

If your group would like to volunteer with LUM, sign up for a LUM Event online — or please email or call for more information ( | 765-423-2691).

To view all LUM Volunteer Opportunities, click HERE.

SIGN UP ONLINE — Sign up to volunteer with LUM online. It’s quick & easy and you’ll get email reminders.

For a list of Online Volunteer Sign Up Sheets, click HERE.