Volunteer Application Timeline

Application & Matching Overview

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We are excited that you are considering a year of intentional community, social justice, and simple and sustainable living with Lutheran Volunteer Corps!

Read below for details about our application process.

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Complete an application online. View a sample application to help you prepare.

For your application, you'll need your resume, contact information for 3 references and time to reflect on the essay questions. You can start your application and save your work, coming back to finish it as you have time.

Deciding to participate in a service year program takes time. Filling out an application for LVC is an invitation to reflect and engage in conversation to figure out if LVC is your next step.

Complete application - by Jan 15 or April 1
Applications are due January 15 for Round 1 or April 1 for Round 2. Applying sooner is better, to have more position choices.

After April 15, we will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis until all positions are full. If the application link is still live on our website, we are still accepting applications. Please contact recruitment@lutheranvolunteercorps.org if you start an application after April 15.

LVC Program Interview
This is a phone or video interview with LVC staff or alum. It's a chance to talk through the whole of the LVC program, answer your questions and figure out if LVC is your next step. Applicants should review the LVC Interview Preparation Guide to prepare for this interview (guide provided in January).

LVC Placement Interview
Applicants accepted to LVC will see all currently available positions. They will choose their Top 10 positions and LVC staff will assign up to 3 interviews from that list. Applicants then interview with the placement organizations & give their feedback to LVC staff.

Matching Day
For Round 1, March 15. For Round 2, May 13. On Matching Day, LVC staff call applicants to offer matches. Matches have been assigned based on applicant and placement feedback and program needs.

Commitment
Your commitment to LVC starts with your acceptance of an LVC match. Volunteers then sign a 3-way contract with LVC, Volunteer and their Placement. All Volunteers start their LVC year on August 8, 2019.

 

Here's a more detailed timeline for the 2019-20 application year.

Round One - January 15, 2019

  • January 15: Online Application due.
  • January 16-February 5: Application review period & selected applicants interview with LVC representative. Review this interview preparation guide before LVC program interview.
  • February 8: Acceptance notification and list of available Positions available online.
  • By February 12, 5pm ET: Applicants choose ten Positions for potential interviews and submit choices online.
  • February 19: Applicants informed of their Position interviews & given Placement contact information (up to 3).
  • February 19-March 11:  Applicants interview with Placements over the phone.
  • by March 11, 5pm ET:  Applicants submit Placement rankings online. LVC staff begin matching Applicants & Positions (Based on Applicant’s & Placement’s ratings).
  • March 15:  Round One Matching Day! LVC staff call Applicants with placement match offers.
  • March - April: LVC staff in contact with Volunteers and Placements about next steps
  • Friday, August 9, 2019: National Orientation begins for all 2019-2020 volunteers.

Round Two - April 1, 2019

  • April 1: Online Application due.
  • April 1-17: Application review period & selected Applicants interview with LVC representative. Review this interview preparation guide before LVC program interview.
  • April 18: 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 24: 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 8: Applicants submit Placement rankings online. LVC staff begin matching Applicants & Positions (Based on Applicant’s & Placement’s ratings).
  • May 13: 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 9, 2019: National Orientation begins for all 2019-2020 volunteers.

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