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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After School Specialist – Girls in the Game

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Girls in the Game was started in 1995 by a group of women who attributed their own personal success to their experience playing sports as girls. After surveying the services and opportunities in Chicago, they discovered that despite the passage of Title IX, girls had few opportunities to participate in athletics. In February 1995, they founded A Sporting Chance Foundation (the original name of Girls in the Game) to level the playing field for all girls. By 2000, A Sporting Chance Foundation was reaching 200 girls a year and growing fast. Girls needed sports and fitness programs, but they also asked for nutrition and health education, and leadership development workshops. In 2003, the girls helped the organization expand the mission and change the name of the organization to Girls in the Game. Girls in the Game is successful in part because of strong collaborations with the Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Schools. In 2003, in recognition of the services Girls in the Game provides to the city, Mayor Daley provided the organization with headquarters in Union Park Fieldhouse. Girls in the Game runs programming at Union Park and many other parks and schools throughout Chicagoland. In 2009, Girls in the Game expanded its offices to a second location at McGuane Park. In 2014, Girls in the Game expanded out of state for the first time to serve girls in Baltimore through a partnership with Under Armour. Overall, Girls in the Game currently serves over 3,500 girls each year at schools and parks throughout Chicago and beyond.

The Specialist would work within our After School program coaching girls and building relationships with 4-5 program sites throughout Chicago. The program follows Girls in the Game's proven and structured curriculum. The program operates at each site once a week, and each session includes fun sports, health and leadership activities. The program covers a wide variety of activities and topics, and emphasizes teamwork and good sportswomanship. The Specialist establishes good relationships with site contacts, recruits girls for the program, leads programming three to four afternoons each week, supports other coaches at their sites, tracks enrollment and attendance, and overall ensures the program's success. Over the summer, the Specialist begins planning for the next school year, and also coaches in Girls in the Game's Summer Camp, which includes four weeks of day camp and four days of overnight camp (sleeping accommodations are cabins).

Chicago IL