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Dear Friends:

WE'RE COUNTING DOWN TO HIKE-A-THON WEEKEND... 4 days and counting! Virginia hikes added!

LVC Volunteers have a variety of experiences with community and current events (see below) on their social justice paths, and because of this, no service year is the same. LAST CHANCE to sign up to show your support for the volunteer journey HERE. Unable to hike? Donate to the campaign, and get the most updated info on city hikes HERE. Questions? Please e-mail Shae Agee.

LVC alum Wendy Baird hosts DC Volunteers at the Library of Congress

Volunteers raise their voices at a protest march in Twin Cities

Bob and Hilma host Baltimore Volunteers for food and ritual hand printing

LVC offers public welcome and volunteer recruitment at Omaha baseball game outing for Volunteers

Twin Cities and Omaha Volunteers dig deep into spring retreat together

Wilmington Volunteers explore local apple picking fare




CA/Los Angeles: Sunday, May 22, 11:00am

Meet Branden Grimmett at the Bear Statue at Griffith Park at the corner of Los Feliz Blvd and Fern Dell Drive. 

DC/Washington: Saturday, May 21, 11:30am

Join Meghan Brown Saavedra at Rock Creek Park, meeting at Peirce Mill at 2401 Tilden Street NW, Washington DC, Parking Lot 1. Follow the hike with a picnic at 1:00pm, where refreshments will be provided and you can also bring food to share. 

DE/Wilmington: Sunday, May 22, 2:00pm

The Wilmington hike will take place at the Wilmington Riverfront, beginning and ending at the Delaware Environmental Education Center, an LVC placement, and continue to the post-hike social to follow at Constitution Yards. Check out the hike FLYER, visit Wilmington’s HIKE PAGE, and contact Susan Mack with questions and to RSVP. 

MA/Boston: Sunday, May 22, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Join Barry Friswold at the South End, moving on through Trinity Church, Beacon Hill, Long Wharf, and back to South End.  Visit Barry's hike page HERE.

IL/Chicago: Saturday, May 21, 1:00pm

Join Chicagoland friends and supporters at Bunker Hill to enjoy trees and good company, and raise funds for LVC. Kiddos and pets welcome! Support through Juliana Glassco’s page (https://app.99pledges.com/…/lutheranvol…/juliana-glassco).

MD/Baltimore: Sunday, May 22, 4:00pm

Join Kirsten Mathisen and Baltimore at Druid Hill Park, one of Baltimore's signature parks on 745 acres with recreational amenities galore, and something for everybody.  Hikers should meet at this parking lot and then hike on from there.

MN/MINNEAPOLIS #1: Saturday, May 21, 11:00am

Join Katie and Jeremy Schroeder for "hike-and-play" at Wabun Park in Minneapolis for the 1.75 mile loop, starting at the great little walk from the bridge just down from Minnehaha Falls (not AT the falls), a short loop down to the Mississippi River and back, and end at the playground at Wabun Park for adult hangout and kid play time. There's free parking at the Wabun playground.

MN/Minneapolis #2: Saturday, May 21, 10:30am

Join Rachel Kennedy for the 1.67 mile hike around Lake Como, meeting in front of the Lakeside Pavilion (1360 Lexington Pkwy N Saint Paul, MN 55103). This will be an informal gathering (not an event sponsored by the lake/city).

NE/Omaha: Saturday, May 21, 9:00am

Come out with Scott Glaser for a walk around the lake. Meet at Fort Street parking lot at Standing Bear Lake Park

VA/Northern: Saturday, May 21, 9:00am

#1–Saturday, May 21, 9:00am. Meet at Mason District Park in Annandale, VA, for a hike hosted by Peace Lutheran Church in Alexandria, VA. Meet LVC Volunteers and hear first hand about the LVC service year, while enjoying the great outdoors. Organized by Chris Solem.


#2– Saturday, May 21, 9:00am. Saint Andrew Lutheran Church in Centreville, VA regularly hikes every third Saturday of the month, and is happy to host anyone who wants to join in for their LVC Hike-a-thon hike. Meet at Edward’s Landing Park 901 Powhatan Ct NE, Leesburg, VA 20176 for a hiking a loop of approximately 3 miles through Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park and back. Organized by Karen Montgomery.



  • JOIN THE BOARD -- There's still time to apply or explore LVC committee or board service. Visit HERE.
  • VOLUNTEER: APPLY FOR SERVICE YEAR -- We're into the application process for the service year starting in August, and the robust employment landscape means unusually low service year interest. Recruit and Refer (R&R) Volunteers, who can be new grads, gap year, on sabbatical, retirees, in-between jobs, or virtual (limited), as long as they're at least 21 years old. APPLY NOW.

Lutheran Volunteer Corps
1226 Vermont Avenue NW  | Washington, District of Columbia 20005
202-387-3222 | operations@lutheranvolunteercorps.org

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