“There were lots of volunteers in the LVC’s 1983-1984 year, in DC and beyond. The LVC year was designed and supported so well. We lived simply, dividing up our $70 each per month, pushing a grocery cart to an inner city grocery store. A real simplified living aspect was that none of us had cars! We all served our placements for the full year, mine was great. Although from different backgrounds, different ages, newly in DC, we had great community rituals and bonding activities.  And I think we were each equipped to continue living as committed Christians doing ministry.  Based on my experience, LVC isRead More →

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Interim Executive Director, we are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Management Assistance Grant and accepted into The Forbes Funds’ Executive in Residence (EIR) Program. With this admission, The Forbes Funds, a division of the Pittsburgh Foundation, will provide executive-level advisory services to assist LVC in increasing organizational agility, impact, and sustainability. As a team, the Board of Directors and the staff will collaborate closely with Forbes Funds Executives to develop a more robust and determined marketing and financial plan. This collective effort will significantly strengthen LVC’s ability to create meaningful change inRead More →

The LVC board of directors and the staff recently convened a joint meeting facilitated by LVC friend and volunteer Emily Littleton, formerly the Vice President of Corporate Communications for NPR. The purpose of the strategy session was to ensure consistency in the framework of our mission. During our meeting, we discussed our interpretations of the LVC brand, the value and impact of our efforts, and further aligned our images of LVC’s future. Through an authentic conversation about what the LVC means to its members, we can more clearly express our powerful message to our supporters, alumni, Fellows, and placement partners. Uniting our goals for thisRead More →

April 2022 My name is Elizabeth Kulus and I am an LVC alum from 2020/2021. I served in Omaha, Nebraska at Hospice House as their Volunteer Coordinator. A year later, I’m now back in my hometown of West St. Paul, Minnesota and I am working at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota as a Volunteer Facilitator for Refugee Services. I’m really thankful for my LVC year in Omaha as it gave me volunteer management experience which directly helped me get my current job. In my interview, I was able to draw from my time spent at Hospice House as well as talk about my year asRead More →