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 Fall 2015 cohort is now open! All applications are due at 4:30pm on September 1, 2015.

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. 

To apply, please follow the link here


Boiler Out in the news!

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

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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, April 2015

Boiler Out Times, March 2015

Boiler Out Times, October 2014

Boiler Out Times, September 2014



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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: 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.

Manage My Events

Global Fest
Global Fest celebrates the diversity of West Lafayette's residents. The outdoor festival will consist of cultural entertainment and international food, with food booths, international marketplace booths, cultural display booths, and performance groups. Volunteers will assist with various aspects of the festival, including sitting at the information table, helping with the tent tables, handing out programs, directing cars in the parking lot, and cleaning up. Please sign in at the information table to receive your specific duty.

Check in at the information table inside Morton Center with the Morton Center staff members. Boiler Out leaders will not be present: you will be instructed what to do and where to go by Morton Center staff members.

Since the Morton Center is located just a few blocks from campus, no transportation will be provided. You will need to get to the Morton Center on your own. It is located at 222 N Chauncey Ave, West Lafayette.

DateTimeLocationTickets Left
Sat, 09/05/201512:00 PM-02:00 PMMorton CenterWait List

Contact Name: Boiler Out! Coordinators
Contact Phone: (765) 494-9399
Contact Email:

Naturalization Ceremony
A naturalization ceremony for people who have become citizens of the United States will be held in West Lafayette at the Frank A. Burtsfield Gymnasium on the corner of Salisbury St. & Lindburg Road.

Boiler Out volunteers may sit at the information table and give information to the new citizens and their families about places to eat in the area, where local things are near campus, and answer other general questions. You will be instructed exactly where and what you need to do when you arrive.

Transportation will be provided. Meet in front of Young Hall.

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Fri, 09/04/201512:15 PM-03:15 PMYoung Hall3

Contact Name: Boiler Out!
Contact Phone: (765) 494-9399
Contact Email:

Mosey with the World
Mosey Down Main Street organizes a street party once a month during the summer in Downtown Lafayette. The last Mosey of the summer is "Mosey With the World," in which West Lafayette and Lafayette will be hosting students and the community on Main Street in Lafayette with live music, art, and food. A free bus service will operate from the Purdue Memorial Union and Chauncey Village from 6:30pm-11:00pm. Boiler Out volunteers are needed to help at the bus stops and ride the buses from PMU to Main Street and back. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. You will need to bring money if you plan to buy food at the event. All volunteers will receive a free button to wear. Meet outside of PMU.

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Sat, 09/05/201506:30 PM-10:30 PMPurdue Memorial Union5

Contact Name: Boiler Out! Coordinators
Contact Phone: (765) 494-9399
Contact Email:

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