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Lutheran Volunteer Corps

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Joined in June 2000

About Us

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.


Benefits Include:

>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

>Social justice learning series 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/


Requirements:

>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  


LVC has positions in: 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, Workers’ Rights, Youth Engagement 

 

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.


Questions: http://lutheranvolunteercorps.org/volunteer/faq Apply: The application deadlines are January 15 and April 1, followed by a rolling deadline until positions are filled. Apply online now: http://www.lutheranvolunteercorps.org. Contact us operations@lutheranvolunteercorps.org for more information.


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…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Health & Medicine
  • Volunteering

Location

  • 1226 Vermont Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20005

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