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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

United Saints, New Orleans, USA (April 8, 2017 - April 16, 2017)

United Saints is a 501(c)(3) organization. As a grassroots, volunteer-based nonprofit organization, United Saints works to help restore the homes and hearts of communities affected by natural disasters in New Orleans and in the heart of Central City. The United Saints Recovery Project assists communities that have suffered damage from natural disasters, helping residents return home, improve their quality of life and strengthen their communities.

Groups engage in experiences that will challenge and unite their group. A typical day volunteering with United Saints includes breakfast, a morning meeting followed by immediately heading to work sites where they will work for the remainder of the day. Lunch breaks are taken out on site and a hot dinner is served shortly after returning to our housing. Projects include: Interior and exterior painting, hanging dry wall, mudding, sanding, siding repair, lot clearings, and building fences.

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 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 a group 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 of our major projects 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