Boiler Out!

What is Boiler Out?

The Boiler Out Volunteer Program provides 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 international and American 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.


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 to learn more about the Boiler Out program
  • Volunteer for at least one event each month during the semester in which you are part of the cohort

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.

 

How do I apply?

The application period for the Spring 2015 cohort is now closed. Please check back at the beginning of the Fall 2015 semester for information on how to apply for that semester's cohort.

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. 

Boiler Out welcomed 150 students to the Spring 2015 Cohort!

 

Boiler Out in the news!

Check out this video about Boiler Out, done by Fast Track student reporter, Mingian Cui:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQWM-wLNymk

Boiler Out was featured on this episode of 3Etv:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aVfYK6DE4M

 

Boiler Out Times Newsletter

Please enjoy current and past editions of the "Boiler Out Times" newsletter, written and produced entirely by our amazingly talented Student Leaders!

Boiler Out Times, March 2015

Boiler Out Times, October 2014

Boiler Out Times, September 2014

 

Questions?

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

Please join our Boiler Out! Volunteer Program Facebook group.

 



Upcoming Events

Only currently accepted Boiler Out cohort members may sign up for events. Boiler Out members do not need to print out event tickets (unless you want to!).

New events are typically posted once a month on a designated Tuesday at 4:30pm. Please see the schedule of postings in your Boiler Out contract. Please sign up for ONE event on that Tuesday. If there are still spaces free the Friday of that week, you may sign up for more. We want to give everyone a chance to sign up for something!

Note: When you register successfully for an event, you will be taken to a confirmation page telling you to "print this ticket." You do not need to print the ticket, but you will know that you have registered. If you are taken back to the log-in page, you have not registered successfully. This is a known browser issue. Please go to the following webpage to reset your browser settings to default: http://www.iss.purdue.edu/troubleshooting.cfm That should fix the issue. Please try signing up again after you do the reset. If you still have difficulty, you can try using another internet browser.


Lafayette Symphony Orchestra
Lafayette Symphony Orchestra performs at the Long Center for Performing Arts in downtown Lafayette. Boiler Out volunteers could work inside as ushers, ticket takers, or outside as parking lot attendants. After guests are seated, we will stay together as a group and watch the performance for free in the upper balcony. Please note that volunteers are required to attend this entire event, even after volunteering duties are finished. If you do not want to watch the show, please allow other volunteers to sign up for this event instead.

For more information about the LSO, see: http://www.lafayettesymphony.org/

***The dress code for the event is business casual/semi-formal. Men should wear a nice shirt, trousers, and nice shoes. Women should wear nice shirt and pants/skirt, or a dress, and nice shoes. No jeans or tennis shoes are allowed. If it is cold outside that night, bring a very warm coat in case you are working in the parking lot outside.***

Transportation will be provided. We will meet in the parking lot outside of Schleman Hall.

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Contact Name: Boiler Out Coordinators
Contact Phone: (765) 494-5770
Contact Email: boilerout@purdue.edu


International Food Bazaar
Be a volunteer at the Annual International Food Bazaar! This event is a fundraiser to support the International Center and its programs. Volunteer duties may include any of the following:


Boiler Out volunteers will be carrying food to the booths, serving food, setting-up and helping to clean-up after the event. Meet in the basement of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 535 West State Street. Feel free to stick around and enjoy the tasty cuisines.

**Transportation will not be provided**

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Contact Name: Boiler Out Coordinators
Contact Phone: (765) 494-5770
Contact Email: boilerout@purdue.edu


Green Tree Assisted Living-Afternoon of Games
Green Tree Assisted living is an institution with the goal to provide with a radiant place and a good environment for the care of senior citizens. The volunteers for this activity will be playing board games (like domino’s, checkers, or cards) and socializing with the residents. Transportation to and from the event will be provided by the ISS office. Meet near the parking lot outside of Schleman Hall.

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Contact Name: Boiler Out! Coordinators
Contact Phone: (765) 494-5770
Contact Email: boilerout@purdue.edu


Happy Hours with Residents of Creasy Springs
This institution provides live-in care for Tippecanoe's elderly population. Boiler Out volunteers will help with bringing residents down and socializing with them in the building. Food and drinks will be provided while listening to entertainment. They typically have between 30-50 residents who participate.

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Contact Name: Boiler Out! Coordinators
Contact Phone: (765) 494-5770
Contact Email: boilerout@purdue.edu


Almost Home
Do you love animals or miss your pet back home? Boiler Out has a new volunteer opportunity -- to be a "socializer" at a local animal shelter called Almost Home. Socializers play with the kittens and puppies in an enclosed area and/or walk older adoptable dogs on leashes or give attention to an older cat. This program gives the animals who are waiting to be adopted a chance to play with caring people and move about outside their pens.

Transportation will be provided to and from the event. Meet at the parking lot outside of Schleman Hall.

**NOTE: Please do not sign up for this event if you are very allergic to or are afraid of animals. You can choose to work with dogs or cats, but you will be exposed to a lot of allergens! Also, wear clothes that are appropriate for working with excited dogs. Long sleeves may be a good idea.**

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Contact Name: Boiler Out Coordinators
Contact Phone: (765) 494-5770
Contact Email: boilerout@purdue.edu


Easter Egg Hunt and Carnival
Ivy Tech Dental Assisting Students are holding the 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for the public in support of scholarships for the Dental Assisting program. Lafayette Police and Fire Departments and Boiler Out volunteers will assist with the egg hunt, carnival games, food booths, as well as set up and tear down. You will receive a FREE t-shirt and lunch.

***This event will be outside, so please wear clothing appropriate to the weather.***

***Transportation will be provided to and from the event. Meet at Schleman parking lot.***

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Contact Name: Boiler Out! Coordinators
Contact Phone: (765) 494-5770
Contact Email: boilerout@purdue.edu


NanoDays
***MANDATORY TRAINING: 04/10/2015***

NanoDays is a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact on the future. These events are organized by participants in the Nanoscale informal Science Education network and take place at over 200 science museums, research centers and Universities across the country from Maine to Hawaii.

Nano Days provides you a unique opportunity to closely interact with our K-12 educators and students by engaging them in hands-on activities, demonstrations, and supporting our science cafe lectures.

You do not need a background in STEM to volunteer!

**You are required to attend a MANDATORY volunteer training session on Friday, April 10, from 5:30-7:30pm in Birck 1001, in addition to your volunteer time. You must attend both the training and event.**

Transportation will not be provided, since this is located on campus. Boiler Out leaders may not be present: please check in with NanoDays staff to register your attendance.

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Contact Name: Boiler Out! Coordinators
Contact Phone: (765) 494-5770
Contact Email: boilerout@purdue.edu


Cumberland Art Night
Family Art Night is very international in its nature. In addition to performing artists of music and dance, the art projects that families will work on that night each have a theme from different countries. For example, origami from Japanese origins, Mexican tile designs, Italian theater masks, etc. There are 10 different project stations. The art projects will already be prepared, and the volunteers will help explain the project at their assigned station, hand out the art supplies and interact with families and answer questions.

**Transportation will be provided to and from the event. Meet at Schleman Hall by the parking lot.**

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Contact Name: Boiler Out! Coordinators
Contact Phone: (765) 494-5770
Contact Email: boilerout@purdue.edu


West Lafayette Library Book Fair
The West Lafayette Public Library will be having a book sale. Boiler Out volunteers will either to set up in preparation of the sale, or help during the sale as "floaters" to help keep the books arranged and possibly as "cashiers" to sell the books. You will have the opportunity to interact with patrons at the book sale.

Since the West Lafayette Public Library is so close to campus (208 W Columbia St), transportation will NOT be provided, and Boiler Out staff will not be present. You will sign in at the Reference Desk at the library (on the left when you enter the main door to the library). Tell them you are a volunteer with Boiler Out when you arrive.

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Contact Name: Boiler Out Coordinators
Contact Phone: (765) 494-5770
Contact Email: boilerout@purdue.edu


New Community School Greenhouse Project
On Saturday, April 4th join Boiler Out for a day of volunteering at New Community School in Lafayette. Students will volunteer from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM and the school will provide a light breakfast and lunch. The school is currently building a greenhouse and volunteers are needed to provide general help. The school will also be working on landscaping that day. Volunteers are needed to rake and weed the grounds. No construction experience is required. Tools and materials will be provided.

New Community School is a fully accredited and tuition-free public charter school serving grades K - 8. New Community School combines a progressive education with strong support from families and community volunteers to create a learning environment that nurtures confident, creative, and capable students. Please see their website for more information about the school: http://www.ncs.k12.in.us/

Event will be outside so dress appropriately. Transportation will be provided. Meet at the Schleman parking lot.

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Contact Name: Boiler Out Coordinators
Contact Phone: (765) 494-5770
Contact Email: boilerout@purdue.edu


Hanna Center After School Program
The Hanna Community Center, Inc is a non-profit, multi-service agency which provides programs and services for the Hanna neighborhood and all residents of Tippecanoe County. Their mission is to advance the well being and quality of life of the Hanna community by providing quality programs, services, and community interactions for the neighborhood and the youthful and elderly citizens they serve. In pursuing that mission, they seek to celebrate the diverse cultures of Greater Lafayette while preserving Lafayette's African American culture, heritage, and history. For more information, see: http://www.hannacntr.org/

Hanna Center's After School Program is structured so children in grades K-6th can receive assistance with their educational needs while being supervised in a safe environment. The main focus of the program is to assist in completing homework and enhancing basic skills in math, reading and problem-solving through tutoring, crafts, activities and games. After School Programs are held at the center or local elementary schools.

Boiler Out volunteers will first help children with homework. Then we will assist the children in art projects, games, or other fun activities.

Transportation will be provided. Meet at Schleman parking lot.

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Contact Name: Boiler Out Coordinators
Contact Phone: (765) 494-5770
Contact Email: boilerout@purdue.edu


Right Steps Run
The Right Steps Run is a 5K Walk/Run , 10K Run on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 9 a.m. at Prophetstown State Park. 100% of profits will help families afford high quality child care. Boiler Out volunteers will help with set up, registration, food, track direction, and general support or cheering for the runners! Volunteers will be given a free t-shirt and be provided a light breakfast. Please contact the GA with your t-shirt size.

The park can be cool and windy during this time of year so dress appropriately. To find out more information about Right Steps visit www.rightstepscdc.com or http://rightstepsrun5k10k.itsyourrace.com.

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Contact Name: Boiler Out Volunteers
Contact Phone: (765) 496-2306
Contact Email: boilerout@purdue.edu


The Challenge 5k Run/Walk Setup
The Challenge 5k Run/Walk raises funds for cancer research and is put on by the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research. For more info see https://raceroster.com/events/2015/3405/the-challenge-5k-runwalk

Report on April 17th to the Hospitality Suite, behind Purdue Pride at the North end of Ross-Ade Stadium. A BO leader will meet with you there.

Volunteers will clean concession stands for registration, transport t-shirts, water, signs, and other race materials to race site. They will also get registration set up – tables, chairs, and set out markers.

**Transportation will not be provided as the event is on campus**

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Contact Name: Boiler Out Volunteers
Contact Phone: (765) 494-5770
Contact Email: boilerout@purdue.edu


The Challenge 5k Run/Walk
The Challenge 5k Run/Walk raises funds for cancer research and is put on by the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research. For more info see https://raceroster.com/events/2015/3405/the-challenge-5k-runwalk

Report on April 18th to Ross-Ade Stadium. A BO leader will meet with you there.

There may be some lifting (tables, chairs, bottled water, etc), so wear comfortable shoes. You will have the 2015 Challenge Volunteer shirt. Please meet at the designated time at Ross-Ade Stadium. There will be someone there to welcome you and get you started.


**Transportation will not be provided as the event is on campus**

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Contact Name: Boiler Out Volunteers
Contact Phone: (765) 494-5770
Contact Email: boilerout@purdue.edu


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