I found it extremely informative to participate in a recent alumni Zoom session where we brainstormed about ways Alumni could help shape the trajectory of LVC’s future. It was a delight to see some familiar faces as well as new ones, and I appreciated other’s insights and willingness to volunteer in post-meeting work. Writing to Deirdre afterwards, thanking her for coordinating these sessions, I realized what I could do: share the story of why as an alumna I’ve a monthly donor for many years, and how I hope others will consider joining me in this commitment.Read More →

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On February 29, 2024, LVC bid a fond farewell to President Deirdre Bagley. Deirde served more than five years as President of LVC, implementing new program initiatives and strategically leading us through the COVID- 19 pandemic. Under Deirdre’s tenure, LVC increased the numbers of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ volunteers by 50%, expanded our footprint with more colleges and universities, and created a monthly social justice training led by our partners and fellows. We wish Deirdre the utmost success in all her future endeavors!Read 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 →

Meet Meghan Brown Saavedra Meghan recently served as Country Coordinator for Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) in Mexico, a service program of the ELCA. During her time in Mexico City, Meghan was drawn to the ELCA’s theology of mission called accompaniment as a way to be open and present to the beauty, complexity and holiness of whatever place in which we find ourselves. She now finds herself as LVC’s Program Manager of the East and Admissions! Q: Why are you excited about your new role with LVC? A: I am excited to join Lutheran Volunteer Corps because, like many times throughout history, we seem to be atRead More →