Placement Positions

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 recruitment@lutheranvolunteercorps.org if you have particular questions about available positions.

Placement Positions Directory

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Adult Education Instructor for Math and Digital Literacy – Briya Public Charter School/Mary’s Center

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Briya Public Charter School, incorporated in July 12, 2005 in the District of Columbia, has its roots in and is the continuation of one of the original 76 Even Start Family Literacy demonstration projects in 1989 funded nationwide by the U.S. Department of Education. As a collaborative program, Briya PCS operates in partnership with DC Public Schools, DC Head Start, and Mary's Center for Maternal & Child Care. Our mission is to serve families most in need, enhancing parent education and family development by providing quality educational opportunities and strengthening parenting skills in a multi-generational setting. Our goal is to increase family literacy through education for parents and their children from 0 to 10 years old. The program's objectives are to assist parents in being full partners in their child's education while increasing literacy levels, specifically English proficiency, of at-risk children and their parents through English as a Second Language, early childhood development activities, computer classes, and parenting and Parent and Child Together (PACT) classes, all in a multi-generational setting.

Briya works with volunteers to modify the duties in order to meet the skills and interests of the volunteers as long as the duties meet the needs of the program. 1. Teach computer literacy class in Advanced ESL classes. Classes are generally project-based but include Typing, Basic Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet. Computer classes are 4 times a week for an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon. 2. In collaboration with other computer teachers, plan and develop daily lesson plans appropriate to the needs and interests of the students in the program. (The curriculum focuses on working with families to identify their strengths and providing strategies to reach their goals.) 3. In collaboration with other teachers, plan and teach basic mathematics to students preparing for assessment and to enter the NEDP (high school diploma) program. Classes meet for 1.5 hours two mornings per week. 4. In collaboration with other teachers and staff, provide information and referrals for families regarding social, health, legal and educational resources and opportunities available in the area. Provide the link between the education department and other services at Mary's Center. Provide follow-up on internal referrals.5. Organize, with the center staff, the planning and implementation of special events (e.g. Pumpkin Farm Field Trip, Thanksgiving Show, and Recognition Ceremonies). 6. Assist with the collection of data to track learner outcomes for the school's Accountability Plan. 7. Attend and participate in all staff meetings, trainings, and retreats.

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