LVC Applicants get to see the list of available positions as part of the application and matching process, including more in depth position descriptions.
To have the widest choice of positions, apply by our Round 1 January 15th deadline. There are significantly fewer positions available for the Round 2 April 1st deadline.
Faith in Place's mission is to empower Illinois people of all faiths to be leaders in caring for the Earth, providing resources to educate, connect, and advocate for healthier communities. The mission of Faith in Place is implemented through four program areas with faith partners: 1) energy & climate change; 2) sustainable food & land use; 3) water preservation; and, 4) advocacy. We do this program work through outreach and also by responding to requests and suggestions that come in to our office. Our Faith in Place Lutheran Volunteer interacts, often, with Faith in Place's diverse faith partners. One of the major activities is helping to set-up and manage the Winter Farmers' Markets that we sponsor. These are in all parts of the Chicago region and support local vendors who need buyers during the off season of winter. They are also intended to help fill a void in some of the food scarce areas in our urban communities. This LVC position helps schedule and arrange logistics for the markets, working with other local volunteers and Faith in Place staff. Similarly, getting ready for our Annual Advocacy Day in the spring, this LVC position helps set up the workshops which precede this advocacy day, and recruit and organize the wide variety people who will ride buses to our state capital. The Faith in Place LVC staff person works on many other programs as needed. These include energy efficiency, water preservation, general environmental education, urban agriculture, nature outings, and internal needs. There is both office work and field work involved.