Volunteer for Social Justice 2017 – 2018 in Northern California with the Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network

LEVN, the Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network, is looking for young adults (age 21 – 30) with Bachelor’s degrees for an 11-month program of non-profit volunteer service and learning about social justice. From the end of August 2017 to the end of July 2018, corps members will be provided housing, utilities, health insurance, transportation, spiritual direction, and a $400/month food stipend. LEVN also offers a $1000 re-entry grant at the completion of the program.

The placement sites for the upcoming program year include faith-based non-profits, secular non-profits, congregations, the Sierra Pacific Synod office, and the campus ministry at UC Davis. These placements address issues of homelessness, unemployment, children and youth ministries, computer literacy, and other important social justice issues facing area communities.

LEVN volunteers gather each week for worship, dinner, and formation. The corps members live in intentional community in a 4-bedroom apartment in Davis, CA. LEVN is an ecumenical program in the Episcopal Service Corps network, founded on tenets of intentional Christian community, simple living, service of others, solidarity with the poor, promoting justice, spiritual awareness, and vocational discernment. Applicants needn’t be either Lutheran or Episcopal to apply – interest in Christian spirituality is the only expectation.

Visit levn.org, see their FAQs page, or contact Program Director Casey Kloehn at (530) 756-1550 or programs@thebelfry.org for more information.

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