Each year, Lutheran Volunteer Corps matches 90-95 full time Volunteers with social justice non-profit organizations across the U.S. This directory provides an overview of placement positions for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 program years. About 80% of LVC partner placement organizations re-apply each year and we also have new positions each year that may not yet be on this list.
LVC Applicants see available positions as part of the application and matching process, including more in depth position descriptions. To have the widest choice of positions, apply by our Round 1 January 15th deadline. There are significantly fewer positions available for the Round 2 April 1st deadline. Please contact email@example.com if you have particular questions about available positions.
Satellite Affordable Housing Associates, or SAHA, provides quality affordable homes and services that empower people and strengthen neighborhoods. In 2013, Satellite Housing and Affordable Housing Associates combined talented staff and innovative programs to become Satellite Affordable Housing Associates. Satellite Housing (Satellite) was founded in 1966 with a mission to provide affordable, service-enriched housing that promotes healthy and dignified living for people with limited options. By 2012 Satellite included 28 properties with 1,700 homes, serving approximately 1,800 low-income residents and employing over 120 staff. Affordable Housing Associates (AHA) was founded in 1993 with a mission to create and preserve high-quality affordable housing communities that strengthen individuals, families and neighborhoods. In 20 years AHA grew to include 28 properties with approximately 900 homes, serving approximately 1,400 residents with a total staff of 50 employees. Both Satellite and AHA expanded rapidly in the decade leading up to the merger, significantly increasing their impact, reputation, and financial position in spite of an increasingly challenging economic environment. When Satellite's Executive Director left for a new position in early 2012, Satellite's Board of Directors saw the leadership search as an opportunity to explore the possibility of affiliating with another nonprofit with a similar mission, culture, and values. The foremost candidate was AHA, also Berkeley-based, and with a strong history of success. Both organizations were financially robust, award-winning and on trajectories for growth. Through a careful due diligence process, board and staff at both nonprofits evaluated the potential merger. In the face of outstanding need and a changing financing climate, we saw clear opportunities in bringing together more than 66 years of combined experience in a spirit of innovation and thoughtful risk-taking. In July 2012 the Boards of Satellite and AHA voted unanimously to create Satellite Affordable Housing Associates, to create a more impactful organization and a model for affordable housing development that can serve our communities well into the future. On December 12, 2012, SAHA came into legal existence with 170 talented staff, 22 development projects in the pipeline and 56 properties under management.
The Activities Coordinator is responsible for the enrichment of the community atmosphere at SAHA's Berkeley/Oakland residential senior and family sites through planning, developing, implementing, and overseeing various social, recreational and therapeutic activities offered to SAHA residents. The AC will focus on preventing social isolation in our senior communities by coordinating with services and management staff to offer on-site activities, social parties, large scale holiday events and field trips. The AC will focus on education and community building in our family communities by coordinating with services and management staff to offer on-site activities, social parties, large-scale holiday events and field trips. Two of the main projects that will come throughout the year are producing a monthly newsletter that is distributed to all of the sites, highlighting different wellness, social or news topics, and planning holiday celebrations. These celebrations will be at each building, and the AC is responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of all events. The AC will manage their own budget, and be expected to ensure even distribution of funds throughout their portfolio. Along with these larger projects, the AC will be expected to run 8-10 activities a week throughout the year at various sites, answering the needs of our residents.