Volunteering in a Crisis
Welcome to the Volunteering in a Crisis
page, where Lehigh University employees can learn about volunteering, check
their eligibility, and enroll or modify their volunteer selections and contact
During the last few years Lehigh
University’s campus has experienced weather, health and safety-related
disruptions that have forced the temporary closure of University buildings and
at times the relocation of students. We cannot assume these are isolated
incidents. Severe weather, power outages and other crises are best dealt with
by planning ahead.
Our staff has responded admirably during
these crises by volunteering in large numbers to ensure our students and
community remain safe. However, organizing volunteers can be a burden during a
crisis. By indicating your willingness to volunteer, as well as the services
you can provide and the best way to reach you in a time of crisis, Lehigh
University will have an ongoing database of potential volunteers to assist at a
Can’t volunteer when the time comes?
That’s OK. We realize a crisis may also affect you personally. Enrolling does
not require you to volunteer.
Want more information about your
eligibility to volunteer? You may not be eligible, or you may already be
identified as “Essential Services Staff” who automatically respond during a
campus crisis. Read the Volunteering Eligibility/FAQ document located on the Enrollment Page for complete details.
How to Enroll, Remove Yourself or Modify Your Volunteer Selections & Contact Information
To enroll, sign in to the Campus Portal using your network login and password. On the Lehigh University Portal page, click the Banner icon in the top right to access the Lehigh Enterprise Wide Information System.
Click the Employee tab. Then click the Volunteering in a Crisis option. From there you can enroll by selecting one or more Volunteer Services options and providing your contact information for crisis situations. You can also remove yourself from the database.
Volunteer Services include:
- Host displaced persons in my home
- Distribute food or supplies (on campus)
- Disseminate Information/Staff Phone Lines (on campus)
- Assist with Shelter Operations on campus, which may include on-site shelters day or night, distributing food and sundries, and assisting Residence Life staff
Enter your Preferred Contact information. Your preferred contact information is this the best way to reach you in the event of a crisis or a power outage on campus. This information is confidential and will only be used for the purpose of communicating during a crisis.
To Complete Your Enrollment or Remove Yourself, click the appropriate box at the bottom of the screen.
For more information
, read the Volunteering Eligibility/FAQ document located on the Enrollment Page or call Risk Management at 610.758.3899