Our 2021-2022 Lutheran Volunteer Corps Volunteer application is now live! To apply to LVC for Fall 2021 you need to be 21 by Aug 10, 2021
Our Application due dates are:
February 15, 2021 for Early Consideration (Round 1)
April 15, 2021 – Round 2
After April 15, 2021- Rolling applications accepted on a rolling basis until all positions filled
While there are quality placements in every round, those who apply early will have a greater selection. Please contact the Recruitment Director before submitting an application if you miss the deadlines; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lutheran Volunteer Corps is a community of faith uniting people to work for peace with justice.
We pursue our mission by placing Volunteers in full-time service positions at social-justice organizations for one or two years. All LVC Volunteers are encouraged to live into LVC’s core spiritual practices of living simply and sustainably in intentional community while serving the cause of peace with justice. In its program, LVC places a particular emphasis on racism, oppression, and privilege and how these contribute to ongoing injustice in our society. It also explores the role that spirituality plays in inspiring and sustaining work in the quest for peace with justice.
LVC places Volunteers in nonprofits across the United States in Baltimore, MD; Minneapolis, MN; St. Paul, MN; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE. Serving alongside those in their placements, LVC Volunteers actively respond to the gifts and needs of their community members. Partnering with their placements, LVC Volunteers provide direct service, community organizing, indirect service, advocacy and public policy.
About Lutheran Volunteer Corps
Spend a year or semester serving at a social justice non-profit, while exploring living in community, simply & sustainably, exploring spirituality.
The Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) places adults over 21 (“volunteers”) in full-time service positions at social-justice organizations for one or two years; or for semesters of 3-5 months. Volunteers are encouraged to explore LVC’s core principles: living simply and sustainably in intentional community while serving the cause of peace with justice. LVC provides a foundational learning experience around on racism, oppression, and privilege and how these intersect with social justice; and the role of spirituality in inspiring and sustaining leadership. LVC offers all Volunteers placement with a social justice nonprofit, health insurance, reimbursement for work-related travel, modest stipend, and access to the social justice learning series. Year-Volunteers live together in furnished group housing; while Flex Semester Volunteers are matched in the LVC cities where they live, meet weekly with their local Volunteer peer group, with housing based on availability. Successful applicants will be comfortable and eager to engage diverse constituents to advance LVC’s inclusive aspirations. LVC has a small staff and serves approximately 50 service volunteers annually.
Seeking people who wish to bridge social justice in practice with social justice theory; build leadership and employable skills in social justice; and explore the LVC values of living in community, simply and sustainably to build communication across differences.
>Flexible volunteering for one year or 3-5 month semesters
>Furnished housing for year-Volunteers, housing option for Flex Semester
>Modest monthly stipend
>Health insurance, if needed
>Work-related travel reimbursement
>Community and Spirituality Mentors
>Social justice learning series (program days) with experts, researchers, and practitioners
>Post-Service Graduate School Scholarships: http://lutheranvolunteercorps.org/alumni-opps
>Student Loans can be put on income-driven repayment, deferment or forbearance: http://lutheranvolunteercorps.org/student-loans-lvc/
>At least 21 years old
>H.S. diploma or GED; B.A. preferred for some service positions
>Not required to be a U.S. citizen; permanent residents, F-1 students and DACA recipients welcome to apply. We do not sponsor international applicants.
>LVC Volunteers come from a wide variety of faith backgrounds, and do not need to be Lutheran
>Married and committed partners are welcome to apply
Welcome to All: LVC is on a Journey to an Inclusive Community, forming and strengthening alliances among people of many cultures and communities, and welcomes People of Color. As a Reconciling in Christ organization, LVC welcomes and encourages the participation of people of all gender identities and sexual orientations in all aspects of LVC.
LVC’s positions change annually, and often include: Addiction/Recovery, Education, Environment, Food Justice, Gender Equality, Health Care, HIV/AIDS, Housing, Immigration, International Solidarity, Legal Aid, LGBTQ Equality, Refugee Services, Senior Services, Supporting people with Disabilities, Women’ s Rights, Workers’ Rights, Youth Engagement
Apply: While there are no deadlines, positions become available starting February 15th of each year, and interviews start as early as March. Positions listed are offered by our nonprofit Placement partners. Interviews continue until all positions are filled. Apply online now: http://www.lutheranvolunteercorps.org/volunteer. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.