Volunteer with LVN

LVN is fueled by ordinary people sharing their voices in small-group, in-person discussions led by conversation hosts in the community.

Volunteering for the Local Voices Network connects you to a national network of committed citizens working to create a healthier democracy.

Click the link below to sign up for an upcoming facilitator orientation:

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LVN Volunteer Facilitators can convene and host their own conversations, and if interested may be matched by LVN staff with opportunities to facilitate community conversations as well as conversations organized by partner organizations and other community members.

What’s included: access to a Hearth and LVN Zoom Rooms, a conversation guide, support from the LVN team to plan your conversations, digital access to other conversations in your chapter, ongoing training and community building with volunteers across the country.

What’s required: participate in an orientation, & read through & sign the Volunteer Handbook. Orientations are 3 hours long and include participation in a conversation.


Local Voices Network offers a free training series for LVN volunteers interested in developing their facilitation skills & practice in order to support the LVN mission to foster conversation in communities and in the media that improves our understanding of one another.

Visit our learning modules page to watch recordings and view resources for the webinar series.


Bring together a group of your friends, family, or co-workers for an LVN Conversation hosted by a LVN Facilitator!

What’s included: a LVN Volunteer Facilitator, access to a LVN Zoom room or digital Hearth to record your conversation, a conversation guide, support from the LVN team to plan your conversation, & digital access to other conversations in your chapter.

What’s required: participate in one conversation, read through & sign the Volunteer Handbook, invite your guests, work with the LVN Team to send reminder & follow-up emails to your guests.

Let us know that you are interested in gathering a conversation here!