LVCer’s Immigration Service Continues Beyond the Service Year

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 as a volunteer. I think this along with my degree in Global Studies really prepared me for my current line of work. In Refugee Services, I work mainly in resettlement. I take care of all the donations that come in for families as well as run our Circle of Welcome program where I match incoming refugee families with local faith congregations or community groups. I have grown a lot this year post LVC and I feel privileged to be in this line of work.