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Click here to sign up for Winterization 2023!

If you are wanting to register as a group and work together, every individual must fill out the form! The group leader should fill the form out first, and when asked whether they would like to create a group, the group leader should select to create a group. Once the leader has filled out those additional questions, they should share the group name with their friends/group members. The group members then will each go in to register individually and they will select the option to join a group. A drop down will appear and they will scroll and find their group name (group names are populated at the time they were created). If they cannot find their group they should reach out to us at

Group Leaders will be emailed the numbers of members who have registered and the number of drivers on Wednesday, November 1st.

Please register by 11:59 pm on Thursday, November 2nd! 

What to Expect

  • All volunteers will "drive-in" to First United Methodist Church (1700 W. State St., West Lafayette (just west of campus/horticulture park)) on Saturday, November 4th, 2023. Come with the carload with whom you plan to serve.


  • Check-in will begin in the morning at the designated time for your wave. Wave 1 registers from 8:00 am to 8:45 am and Wave 2 registers from 9:00 am to 9:45 am.  

  • Breakfast food will be served during check-in.

  • Group leaders are the only ones who are able to pick a wave preference. When you register, if you join an existing group, you will be assigned to the wave chosen by your group leader.


  • During check-in, group leaders, or drivers, will receive the day’s instructions and directions to resident’s homes.


  • Service teams will receive directions to several homes where they will interact with residents and help winterize homes and yards.  After a morning of service, everyone is invited to First United Methodist Church (1700 W. State St., West Lafayette (just west of campus/horticulture park)) around to return supplies and to enjoy lunch.  Lunch (free to all volunteers) will be served from noon to 2:30 pm.


  • Supplies are provided, however, it would be wise to bring your own work gloves and any winterizing equipment you have (rakes, tarps, bush trimmers, ladders).


  • Be sure to dress for the weather!

Event Schedule


8:00am-8:45am Wave 1 Check-in/Breakfast starts at First United Methodist Church (1700 W. State St., West Lafayette (just west of campus/horticulture park))

9:00am-12:00pm Wave 1 winterizes homes!

12:00pm-1:30 Lunch


9:00am-9:45am Wave 2 Check-in/Breakfast

10:00am-1:00pm Wave 2 winterizes homes!

1:00pm-2:30pm Lunch



This year we will have long-sleeved T-shirts. The cost is $12, shirts MUST be paid before you pick them up. You can either give it to the administrative staff at Wesley Foundation (building opposite to the PMU) or stop by the t-shirt table on the day of. Please make checks out to “Wesley Foundation at Purdue.” 
Venmo: wesley-foundation

Informational Videos



  • CREW members make Winterization happen by volunteering behind-the-scenes and helping with the organization, leadership, and advanced planning of the event.

  • CREW is made up of 20-30 enthusiastic, service-minded individuals who are interested in becoming more involved with community service and our mega-service event.

  • Weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 6:30pm at Wesley Foundation.


  • Collaborate with other members within 4 different committees:

Volunteers - Designing and hanging flyers; chalking; distributing information to campus organizations (religious groups, sororities/frats, clubs, etc.) about volunteering for Winterization. Sends out mass-emails to current students (via SAO), previous volunteers; maintains Winterization Instagram page. They also contact local newspapers and television stations with press releases; arrange interviews, articles, and advertisements.

Residents - Responsible for recruiting and contacting individual residents interested in utilizing our service; phone calls and emails with elderly residents of Greater Lafayette to inquire type of work needed; postcard advertisement.

Work Teams - Records current supply list (supplies include: rakes, tarps, ladders, clippers, newspapers, spray bottles, etc.), contacts organizations and businesses for additional donations, responsible for monitoring supply use, and making sure all borrowed supplies are returned. This division uses an online program to plot each house we will be servicing. Proficiency with computers is a must, excessive use of Excel and mapping software. 

Food - In order to provide free breakfast and lunch to all volunteers, members of the Food committee are responsible for acquiring food donations from local businesses, contacting businesses via phone, and preparing the appropriate amount of food to be served to volunteers. 

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