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Lehman L.I.F.E.

Lehman L.I.F.E. supports service opportunities for students by creating awareness of need in communities around the world and fostering action through volunteer work. Our main goal is to increase awareness of issues affecting humanity from our campus to the global society.

Students have traveled to Dominican Republic, New Orleans, Virginia Beach, Cincinnati, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Kenya to perform community service efforts and aid other communities in their own sustainability. Each year, we begin planning for the following academic year's trips. If you would like to get involved, please contact our office right away!

Students are required to fundraise or pay for 100% of their Lehman L.I.F.E. trip.

The application process to participate in Lehman L.I.F.E. 2017 is now closed.
The application process for Lehman L.I.F.E. 2018 will open during the Fall 2017 semester.

Spring 2017 Trip

Travel Dates: April 8, 2017 - April 16, 2017 (Spring Break)

Summer 2017 Trip

Travel Dates: June 3, 2017 - June 18, 2017 (Summer Break)

Trip Requirements for All Students

Habitat for Humanity, New Orleans/Baton Rouge, USA (April 8, 2017 - April 16, 2017)

With the recent flooding to hit Baton Rouge, Habitat New Orleans is willing to work with us if there is a need come April in the flooded region. Otherwise, even after 10 years, there is a great deal of repair and support still needed in the New Orleans area.

NOAHH is working on new construction, as well as repairing homes and rehabbing homes. New construction homes are at all stages of the construction process. We build houses from the ground up. Tasks on the construction site fluctuate depending on need, weather, etc. You will be assigned to a task every morning.

Our sites work from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Tuesdays-Saturdays). Please arrive at your work site at 7:45 a.m. to sign-in and turn in your waiver. There will be a short safety briefing after all volunteers have signed in. We do not require a formal orientation for volunteers but do require them to be present for the safety briefing. Please keep your transportation nearby at this time, as you may be asked to work on a home within the surrounding neighborhood.

Following the safety briefing, you will be assigned to a home/project. This home/ project may not be within walking distance of the meeting place for the safety briefing, but it will be in the same neighborhood, so please be prepared to possibly drive to a site nearby.

We currently have work sites in Orleans Parish. You will receive the address of your meeting site location at least one week prior to your date, by email. If you have requested a specific worksite, we will do our best to place you at that worksite. However, we have sites in various locations throughout the city that are also in need of volunteers. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

You will be working with a Habitat for Humanity staff member throughout the day. If you have previous experience with a certain skill and would like to utilize it please inform your supervisor. However, this does not ensure that you will be doing this line of work. Also, please inform your supervisor if you have any physical limitations, safety concerns, or are uncomfortable in any situation. Throughout the day if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask one of the Habitat staff. We recognize many of our volunteers may have little or no construction experience, and we hope to make this a learning experience for everyone.

IFRE Volunteers, Moshi and Arusha, Tanzania (June 3, 2017 - June 18, 2017)

IFRE Volunteers, a 501(c)3, is one of the leading volunteer abroad programs based in Dallas Texas. Since 2005, IFRE volunteers' has been offering life changing volunteer abroad experience to thousands of volunteers. A volunteer trip with IFRE will change you forever. In our volunteer abroad program, you will discover your purpose while making a dramatic impact on the lives of incredible people who desperately need you!

As a volunteer, you will enjoy the spectacle of East Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro, or roam through the inspiring National Park of the Serengeti. Challenge your preconceived notions, broaden your horizons and enhance the depth and breadth of your life. As a volunteer in beautiful Tanzania, you can change your life and the lives of others by volunteering in healthcare , education or orphanages . IFRE’s Volunteer in Tanzania program allows you to help others while you’re savoring the special flavor of a special country!

Trip Requirements for All Students

The application process to participate in Lehman L.I.F.E. 2017 is now closed.
The application process for Lehman L.I.F.E. 2018 will open during the Fall 2017 semester.

  • Attend a Lehman L.I.F.E. Info Session - Required for All Applicants
  • Turn in Application by September 7th at 5:00 PM to the Office of Community Engagement and New Student Programs, Old Gym Room 302
  • Sign up for an interview when you return your application (Monday, 09/12 at 3:30 PM or Tuesday, 09/13 at 5:00 PM
  • Complete 25 hours of service with the Office of Community Engagement and New Student Programs before November 30th
  • Volunteer for one our major project such as NYC Marathon or Acacia Holiday party.
  • Participate in all weekly 2-hour pre-trip meetings– These are mandatory.
  • Deposit of Airfare due by November 5th, 2016
  • Maintain a minimum of 2.5 GPA
  • Participate in all large group fundraisers including Turkey Trot 11/16/16, Giving Tuesday 11/29/16 and Gala 5/18/17.
  • Pay the balance remaining on your account, after fundraising is calculated
  • Participate in two pre-trip service projects with your team
  • Sign and return the appropriate liability release forms
  • Sign and abide by the alcohol and substance use agreement
  • Incur cost of all immunization requirements necessary for trip location.
  • Attend the Alternative Spring Break trip in full
  • Be a responsible and involved group member – Be present!
  • Have a positive attitude throughout the entire Lehman L.I.F.E. process