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.

Current Urgent Opportunities

Client Support Assistant - Matt Talbot Center (Seattle, WA)

The Matt Talbot Center, a state certified treatment program is a ministry of presence, for the purpose of healing & restoration of individuals & families in the Greater Seattle area. This position requires you to become familiar with local resources in order to provide information & referrals to assist clients in accessing direct services; & arrive at 8:00am to prepare a continental breakfast for our clients & act as a primary contact & coordinator for Liberty Road groups providing lunch to our clients. This position requires you to oversee & maintain the general cleanliness of the building by ensuring clients have completed their daily chore assignments; and to perform administrative tasks such as covering the front office, answering phones, creating & maintaining correspondence such as the monthly newsletter, assisting the Fund Development Manager with fundraising events & assisting with community events. This position will require you to share your skills by facilitating a weekly class for those in early recovery and to plan & coordinate weekly outings with our clients through our Wilderness Initiative Program. HOW TO APPLY You must apply to Lutheran Volunteer Corps in order to interview for this position. To learn more about the LVC program as a whole please peruse our website: http://www.lutheranvolunteercorps.org. Application website: https://lvc.hiretouch.com/apply. Please direct any admissions or program questions to recruitment@lutheranvolunteercorps.org.

Synod Mission and Outreach Support – Nebraska Synod, ELCA (Omaha, NE)

The position will involve working with the Nebraska Synod staff on programs & activities throughout the Synod. The Volunteer would work with the Communications Manager to post to our social media sites as well as help produce webinars and videos. The Volunteer would also work very closely with our Director of Evangelical Mission (DEM) & the Justice Committee, engaging with the ethnic specific ministries of the Nebraska Synod including our Latino, Lakota & Sudanese ministries. The position also has enough flexibility to provide a custom experience based on the candidate’s skill set & interests. Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) is a faith-based, full-time service & leadership program operating in 13 cities across the United States. Our mission is to unite people to work for peace with justice. All our Volunteers live together in community & practice simple and sustainable living while exploring spirituality. LVC offers all Volunteers furnished housing, health insurance, two weeks' vacation, a modest living stipend & additional training throughout the year. HOW TO APPLY You must apply to Lutheran Volunteer Corps in order to interview for this position. To learn more about the LVC program as a whole please peruse our website: http://www.lutheranvolunteercorps.org. Application website: https://lvc.hiretouch.com/apply. Please direct any admissions or program questions to recruitment@lutheranvolunteercorps.org.

Chapter Organizer - 9to5 Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI)

9to5, National Association of Working Women seeks an experienced Organizer for the Wisconsin chapter. 9to5 is a grassroots membership organization, founded in 1973, which strengthens women’s ability to work for economic justice. Our goals are to build leadership among low wage working women and to win improvements in workplace and public policy. This organizer will focus on member recruitment, training and engagement in the Milwaukee area, and coordinate issue campaigns, including our current Ban the Box effort and assistance with a statewide Family and Medical Leave Insurance legislative bill. Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) is a faith-based, full-time service & leadership program operating in 13 cities across the United States. Our mission is to unite people to work for peace with justice. All our Volunteers live together in community & practice simple and sustainable living while exploring spirituality. LVC offers all Volunteers furnished housing, health insurance, two weeks' vacation, a modest living stipend & additional training throughout the year. HOW TO APPLY You must apply to Lutheran Volunteer Corps in order to interview for this position. To learn more about the LVC program as a whole please peruse our website: http://www.lutheranvolunteercorps.org. Application website: https://lvc.hiretouch.com/apply. Please direct any admissions or program questions to recruitment@lutheranvolunteercorps.org.

Basic Needs Specialist - Neighborhood House (St. Paul, MN)

The Basic Needs Specialist will support Neighborhood House's two Food Markets that give out nearly one million pounds of food and six Family Centers that provide services for over 4,500 individuals each year. The Volunteer will work directly with families in conducting assessments and distributing food through our Food Markets. The Volunteer will also help coordinate Mass Produce Distributions and community events. The Volunteer’s experience is as important to us as our participants’ experiences, therefore, we work with the Volunteer to develop self-directed projects. A car is required for this position. Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) is a faith-based, full-time service and leadership program operating in 13 cities across the United States. Our mission is to unite people to work for peace with justice. All our Volunteers live together in community and practice simple and sustainable living while exploring spirituality. LVC offers all Volunteers furnished housing, health insurance, two weeks' vacation, a modest living stipend and additional training throughout the year. HOW TO APPLY You must apply to Lutheran Volunteer Corps in order to interview for this position. To learn more about the LVC program as a whole please peruse our website: http://www.lutheranvolunteercorps.org. Application website: https://lvc.hiretouch.com/apply. Please direct any admissions or program questions to recruitment@lutheranvolunteercorps.org.

Spiritual Care Coordinator – Lakeside Village (Omaha, NE)

Seeking a servant who will provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support to our senior care center residents and their families, in partnership with our staff. At Immanuel/Lakeside Village, our goal is to always meet the resident's needs and build relationships of trust, security, safety, and acceptance through an environment that allows for each person to be uniquely their own. A car is required for this position. Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) is a faith-based, full-time service and leadership program operating in 13 cities across the United States. Our mission is to unite people to work for peace with justice. All our Volunteers live together in community and practice simple and sustainable living while exploring spirituality. LVC offers all Volunteers furnished housing, health insurance, two weeks' vacation, a modest living stipend and additional training throughout the year. HOW TO APPLY You must apply to Lutheran Volunteer Corps in order to interview for this position. To learn more about the LVC program as a whole please peruse our website: http://www.lutheranvolunteercorps.org. Application website: https://lvc.hiretouch.com/apply. Please direct any admissions or program questions to recruitment@lutheranvolunteercorps.org.
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