Starting in September 2020, all Volunteers in LVC’s five cities participate together in Program Days, the first Friday of each month. Each month focuses on a different social justice topic; includes guest facilitators and Volunteer research/reflections; and culminates in use of anti-racism and faith lenses on the topic of the day. At least once a year, Program Day extends into a retreat. Following are the results of one LVC community’s retreat around Activism Through Art.Read More →

My name is Anna Fox. My time with L’Arche, even though it has only been a couple of months, has been transformative and life-giving. Having grown up with an uncle with developmental disabilities, advocacy and care for persons with disabilities has always been near to my heart. When applying for LVC and finding out about L’Arche’s mission, “to make known the gifts of people with disabilities through mutually transforming relationships,” I thought that it was almost too perfect of a fit to be true. I now see that that mission statement is truly lived and breathed in daily life at L’Arche. Our core members haveRead More →

Seasons Greetings! What a year!  In this season of thanks and giving, let’s just say that our hope that 2020 would soon be over, is really appreciation for the blessing of being prepared for 2021.  We know we’ve been given the tools for more than just survival, so as we close out this year we move into the New Year with renewed faith. Thanks to the many monthly and annual donors that have kept LVC’s unique brand of service volunteering available to new Volunteers this year; and those of you who will choose to GIVE HERE for the first time this season.  While there is still a lotRead More →

Meet Lizzy Raffo, East Region Program Manager! Hi, I’m Lizzy! I currently serve as the East Region Program Manager, and I’m located in Washington, DC. A life-changing year of service in Ecuador propelled me to search for work that commits to moving toward justice. Enter LVC —dedicated to community, social justice, simple and sustainable living, and spirituality. These very same values drive my own life. While coordinating the LVC admissions process this past spring, it energized me to witness such varied individuals all eager to unite under this common mission. Now, I am excited to accompany the Volunteers through their own transformational experiences of serviceRead More →