Lutheran Volunteer Corps


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Lutheran Volunteer Corps 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. We do this by placing Volunteers in full-time positions at social justice organizations for one year. All our Volunteers live in intentional community, practicing simple and sustainable living, while exploring spirituality. LVC offers all Volunteers housing, health insurance, two weeks’ vacation, a modest living stipend and additional training throughout the year.

LVC is on a Journey to an Inclusive Community, forming and strengthening alliances among people of many cultures and communities, and intentionally dismantling racism within LVC, the church, and society. As a Reconciling in Christ organization, LVC welcomes and encourages the participation of people who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer in all aspects of LVC.

Areas of Service: Addiction/Recovery, Anti-racism, 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.

LVC Volunteers receive a stipend which covers housing, food, transportation, health insurance, and personal expenses. Volunteers are guaranteed two weeks of paid vacation. Volunteers receive support from a regional Program Manager who assists with concerns and questions regarding their placement and community and coordinates bi-annual regional retreats.

The application deadlines are January 15 and April 1.  Regardless of application date and Round of matching, all Volunteers will have the same National Orientation beginning in early August 2016 and begin their service in mid-August 2016. Those interested in the Food Justice House in Milwaukee will indicate that as part of the online application.

All majors welcome.

Contact us at 612-787-8844 or for more information.

Positions Available:

  • Administrative / Office Management
  • Case Worker / Social Worker
  • Child / Youth Development
  • Communications / Social Media
  • Customer / Client Service
  • Design / Creative / Artist
  • Events / Projects / Programs
  • Financial Rep / Advisor / Agent
  • Healthcare: Provider / Clinical
  • Healthcare: Admin / Non-Clinical
  • Logistics / Supply Chain
  • Management / Leadership
  • Planning / Policy
  • Programming / Web Development
  • Sales / Fundraising
  • Teaching / Educator / Tutor
  • Volunteer Coordinator / Organizer
  • Workforce Development
  • Writing / Editing
  • Other

Position Type:

Volunteer Service

Position Locations:

  • CA
  • DE
  • DC
  • IL
  • MD
  • MN
  • NE
  • WA
  • WI


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