In the past week, I have had several intersections with “volunteerism” and what it means and how important it is to LTHC Homeless Services. We couldn’t do what we do to impact homelessness without the support of so many volunteers who support our agency’s mission.
Recently, LTHC had some Purdue students do some up-dates with our volunteer handbook and they referenced Dr. Rachel Remen’s “In the Service of Life” to differentiate between saving versus serving. If you go into volunteering with the attitude that you are there to “save the day,” then you see the clients as inferior to you and in need of your expertise. However, if your approach is to see the client as your equal, as someone who can work with you, then you are serving. It is the latter mentality that creates connection between people and truly benefits both.
LTHC is looking for more SERVERS to volunteer their time. We want folks who seek to be a part of a transformational experience for themselves, for the clients, for our staff, and for our community because we are all in this together.
Do you want to be among those who volunteer at LTHC? We are certainly open to having you! We are always looking for individuals and groups who might like to help prepare a meal — or just help us serve and clean-up as each meal is at least 50 people. Many hands make light work. LTHC also needs people who have good computer skills to help with various projects or like to file and sort stuff. And we are always on the look-out for people who LOVE to clean because our high-traffic areas get worn down fast.
If you would like to find out more about opportunities, please contact us. We look forward to having you here soon!