Lutheran Volunteer Corps

General Info
1226 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-3222
Fax: 202-667-0037
Program Contacts
Contact: 
Elizabeth Flomo
Recruitment & Outreach Manager
Contact: 
AJ Cabrera
Program Manager - Admissions
Affiliation: 
Lutheran - ELCA, Reconciling in Christ
Goal of Program: 
The Lutheran Volunteer Corps motto is “A year of service, a lifetime of commitment.” LVC is committed to producing the next generation of social justice leaders by matching them in positions at outstanding nonprofit organizations.
Type of Placement: 
Food Justice, health care, education, legal assistance, youth and children's programs, domestic violence, environmental, public policy and advocacy, hunger programs, immigration/refugee services, housing, homeless shelters, general social services and community organizing.
Service Area: 
Washington, DC; Wilmington, DE; Baltimore, MD; Milwaukee, WI; Chicago, IL; Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN; Omaha, NE; Seattle, WA; Tacoma, WA; The Bay Area, CA.
Service Length: 
One year beginning each August, with an option to renew; 40 hours per week.
Requirements: 
Volunteers must be 21 years old. No upper age limit. No dependent children. Need not be Lutheran. Married couples and committed partners are welcome to apply. LVC is a Reconciling in Christ organization and on it's own Journey to an Inclusive Community, welcomes those from all faith practices, sexual orientations, gender identities and races. Each year 20-25% of LVC Volunteers identify as being from the LGBTQ community and the same amount as people of color.
Financial Arrangement: 
Housing, health insurance, personal stipend, travel costs. Two weeks vacation. Student loans can usually be deferred or placed in forbearance.
Living Arrangements: 
Volunteers live in intentional communities of four to seven people.
Program Size: 
Approximately 95 volunteers each year.
Training: 
Five-day National Orientation, local orientation, retreats during the year, and job training provided by placement agencies. As an LVC Volunteer, you will engage in a year of service in your particular social justice passion and receive training in social justice skills including consensus-building and conflict resolution, engaging people across difference; spiritual/faith discernment; and learning to garner and utilize resources effectively to achieve social justice goals.
Application Deadline: 
Applications are processed in rounds and are usually due in January and April. See our website for specific dates. Earlier applicants have a wider choice of placements.
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