Lutheran Volunteer Corps

General Info
1226 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-3222
Fax: 202-667-0037
Program Contacts
Elizabeth Bier
Recruitment & Outreach Manager
AJ Cabrera
Program Manager - Admissions
Drea Mast
Operations Director
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
Service Length: 
One year beginning each August, with an option to renew; 40 hours per week.
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 30-35% of LVC Volunteers identify as being from the LGBTQ community and 20% 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 85 volunteers each year.
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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