Meet Lizzy Raffo, East Region Program Manager! Hi, I’m Lizzy! I currently serve as the East Region Program Manager, and I’m located in Washington, DC. A life-changing year of service in Ecuador propelled me to search for work that commits to moving toward justice. Enter LVC —dedicated to community, social justice, simple and sustainable living, and spirituality. These very same values drive my own life. While coordinating the LVC admissions process this past spring, it energized me to witness such varied individuals all eager to unite under this common mission. Now, I am excited to accompany the Volunteers through their own transformational experiences of serviceRead More →


LVC is pleased to announce the option to select shorter terms of volunteering, starting in 2020! In addition to it’s legacy program — the Year of Service — LVC will offer semesters for FALL:August-December, SPRING:January-May, and SUMMER:June-August. Our nonprofit partners will now have the option of securing a Volunteer for a long-term position for one year; or shorter-term service projects that last from three to five months. Volunteers will have a different experience with the Flex Semester. It allows Volunteers to serve where they live (they won’t be sent to a new city but will serve in DC, Baltimore, Omaha, Twin Cities, Wilmington, or theRead More →

As December came and passed, I was very upset to have had a Green Christmas, but I never imagined my wish for snow would leave us with record setting negative temperatures in January, 39 inches of snow in February, and a winter storm in April. While I was happy that my fairy tale winter-wonderland was here, I did not anticipate what else winter would bring. My emotions are easily affected by many things – I cry during movies and if I see a cute baby or puppy – but I had never felt the effect of winter bringing me down. With so many days ofRead More →