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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Advocacy Fellow – Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

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Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), has been a champion for migrants and refugees since 1939. Begun as the Lutheran response to people displaced by World War II, LIRS has continued to be the Lutheran expression of welcome for migrants and refugees in the United States. With initiative and sound stewardship, LIRS seeks creative and lasting solutions to the needs of uprooted people regardless of their race, ethnicity or religious beliefs. Our mission is rooted in our faith and driven by a vision of just and welcoming communities. 'Witnessing to God's love for all people, we stand with and advocate for migrants and refugees, transforming communities through ministries of service and justice.'

1. Track, research and analyze refugee and immigration legislation and policies. 2. Attend NGO coalition meetings, congressional hearings, and other events and report back to LIRS staff. 3. Research and write public education materials related to advocacy priorities. 4. Draft letters from LIRS or on behalf of a coalition to support an issue impacting migrants or refugees. 5. Educate and mobilize LIRS constituencies about key advocacy issues, upcoming events and opportunities to engage with LIRS through our organizational blog and action alerts. 6. Help organize gatherings of diverse advocates (refugees, migrants, church leaders, etc.) for education and advocacy purposes. 7. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

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