Combine your passion for sustainable agriculture with a desire to serve and learn. Apply to be part of Lutheran Volunteer Corps’ Food Justice House in Milwaukee!
Beginning in August 2016, LVC will place Volunteers in five Milwaukee urban agriculture projects to increase the communities’ capacity to produce and distribute fresh produce. You could be one of those Volunteers! Check out Food Justice placements here!
The Food Justice (FJ) Volunteers will live together in an LVC house in Milwaukee and serve at different urban agricultural projects in the Harambee and Lindsay Heights neighborhoods. The five organizations we currently anticipate serving as the FJ sites are: All Peoples Church Garden & Orchard, Urban Ecology Center, Walnut Way Conservation Corp., Victory Garden Initiative and Trickle Bee Cafe. Positions will range from working in and/or supervising youth working in urban gardens/orchards, teaching canning/food preservation, learning beekeeping (!) to engaging in advocacy and more.
Did you know there are peach orchards in Wisconsin?!
All Peoples Community Garden
Providing food and employment for neighborhood youth & their families.
Victory Garden Initiative
It's growing time at one of the 1.5 acre farms!
Walnut Way Mural
This caring community is providing good food too!
All Peoples Labyrinth
Part of the landscape of their community garden.
As with all LVC positions, Volunteers receive a modest living stipend, health insurance, housing and support throughout the year. To apply, fill out LVC’s online application and select YES to the question about being considered for the Food Justice House. Please note, you need to apply to LVC, not directly to these organizations, to be part of the Food Justice House.
Make sure to include relevant experience in your resume and other areas of your application, as applicable. Final FJ positions will be known in January, after placements complete their application process. As with all LVC positions, you will see final position descriptions after you apply to and are accepted for LVC. Review our FAQ and Application Timeline to learn more about becoming an LVC Volunteer.
LVC is also seeking financial donations to support this new project. Find out more about supporting the Food Justice Project.