Volunteer Application Timeline

You're ready to get started!  Here's what to expect.

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Complete an application online!

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 the Volunteer Application, and should prepare for submitting online by Sneak Peeking 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: References to see questions before completing online for the applicant.


APPLY ANYTIME, however, applying for the February 15 or April 15 rounds gives you first pick for Placement positions!  Here's the approximate timeline:

If applying by February 15
Feb 16-March 2: Phone interviews with LVC
March 2-4: Acceptance
March 5, 8: Onboarding Zoom, position list
March 12: Top 10 placement picks
March 16: Interview assignments
March 17-19: Optional interview prep
By March 30: Interview with placements
April 6, 7: Match Notification
If applying by April 15
April 19-28: Phone interviews with LVC
April 29-30: Acceptance
April 30, May 3: Onboarding Zoom, positions list
May 6: Top 10 placement picks
May 7: Interview assignments
May 10-12: Optional interview prep
By May 21: Interview with placements
May 25, 26: Match notification
If applying by May 13
May 13-20: Phone interviews
May 21, 24: Acceptance
May 26, 27: Onboarding Zoom, positions list
June 4: Interview assignments
June 7-9: Optional interview prep
By June 18: Interview with placements
June 21, 22: Match notification


Regardless of when you apply, here's the process:

  • Apply -- by submitting the application and 1-2 references
  • One-hour phone screening interview -- for you to share why this program is for you
  • Approval -- we approve you for the program, and you participate in Zoom online onboarding orientation
  • Onboarding -- View Introductory video online, followed by Zoom Q&A with staff (1 hour)
  • Top 10 -- choose your top 10 Placement positions and cities
  • Placement Interviews -- interview for positions directly with nonprofit partners
  • Rankings -- you and Placements rank each other
  • Match -- from your rankings we place you with a position
  • Sign -- you and the Placement sign a 3-way contract with LVC for your service term, the Placement pays the Placement Fee and LVC raises the rest for your expenses
  • Enroll -- you fill out paperwork for your participation in the LVC Program
  • Start -- your service term in social justice begins!


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