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LVC Corps Member

Lutheran Volunteer Corps
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Lutheran Volunteer Corps is a full-time service and leadership program operating in cities across the U.S. Our mission: to unite people to work for peace with justice. We do this by placing approximately 50 Volunteers in full-time positions at social justice organizations. Year Volunteers live together in intentional community, practicing simple and sustainable living, while exploring spirituality. LVC offers housing for yearlong service, modest stipend, health insurance, and paid vacation time.

Service Activities

LVC Corps members will serve 40 hours a week at their placement site, with duties as outlined in their specific position description. In addition, LVC Volunteers also have regular meetings with each other to build community, practice living simply and sustainably, and explore spirituality.

Community Need Addressed

Our positions meet many community needs, including providing services for those experiencing homelessness, legal assistance, welcome & support for new refugees & immigrants and educational support for youth.

Position Outcomes

Increased capacity for nonprofits engaged in social justice missions, many that impact citizens directly by hands-on support. For volunteers, leadership development around anti-oppression and community-focused values, and training on how to communicate across differences.

Benefits

Health coverage, Housing, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

All Volunteers are expected to cover the cost of their own travel to the program at the beginning, and back home at the end. All housing is furnished, so Volunteers need to bring with them personal items and bedding.

Education Benefits

No certifications are provided.

Skills you will gain

To prepare for social justice service, LVC provides anti-racism/oppression training, consensus based decision making, conflict resolution, mutual invitation conversation tool, and other topics which may vary.

Competencies You Will Develop

Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Turn taking
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions
Teamwork
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions
Tools
Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Planning
Create environment of contribution, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Service
Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Aging, Community & Nonprofit Development, Disability, Economic Security, Education & Youth, Environment, Health & Nutrition, Homelessness & Housing, Legal Assistance, Public Safety
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements GED
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Charter School, Child Welfare Agency, Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Disability Services Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Higher Education Institution, High School, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Organization primarily serving older adults, Recreation or Youth Center, Religious Organization, School-based Nonprofit, Social Enterprise (nonprofit), Volunteer Placement Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 1

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