Volunteer Application Timeline

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Filling out an application for LVC is an invitation to reflect on why you believe the LVC service year or semester is the right opportunity for you. You will complete Volunteer Application Part I, and Part II (two separate online documents), and should prepare for submitting online by Sneak Peeking both applications below:

  • View the Sneak Peek: Volunteer Application to see the questions on the application before you go online to complete it.  You must complete the application in one sitting, and will not be able to save the application form after completing.
  • View the Sneak Peek: Volunteer Essays to see the questions and write your responses offline, before you go online to complete it.  You will not be able to save the application after completing.


Round One - January 15, 2020

NOTE: Flex Semester applicants should also apply by January 15 for best consideration.


Round Two - April 1, 2020

  • April 1: Online Application due.
  • April 1-17: Application review period & selected Applicants interview with LVC representative. 
  • April 17: Acceptance notification and list of available Positions available online.
  • By April 22, noon ET: Applicants choose ten Positions for potential interviews and submit choices online.
  • By April 27: Applicants informed of their Position interviews & given Placement contact information (up to 3).
  • April 24-May 8: Applicants interview with Placements over the phone.
  • by May 11: Applicants submit Placement rankings online. LVC staff begin matching Applicants & Positions (Based on Applicant’s & Placement’s ratings).
  • May 15: Round Two Matching Day! LVC staff call Applicants with placement match offers.
  • May - June: LVC staff in contact with Volunteers and Placements about next steps
  • Friday, August 14 or 21, 2020: National Orientation begins for all 2020-2021 year volunteers.
  • August, 2020: Flex Semester local orientation TBD

Round Three/Rolling Admissions - AFTER April 1, 2020

  • Applicants should apply early for your pick of social justice positions.  


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