Placement Positions

More about these examples of LVC positions
Each year, Lutheran Volunteer Corps matches approximately 50 full time Volunteers with social justice non-profit organizations in our program cities across the U.S. The directory below provides a SAMPLE list of placement positions for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 program years.  About 80% of LVC partner organizations re-apply each year; and in addition, we will have new positions that are not yet on the list.

LVC Applicants get to see the list of 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.

Education Support Assistant – Simpson Housing Services

Education Support Assistant – Simpson Housing Services
Position: Education Support Assistant – Simpson Housing Services
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Organization Description: Simpson Housing Services' mission is to house, support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. For 35 years, we have helped thousands of families and individuals in the Twin Cities make the transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. In 1982, members of Simpson United Methodist Church opened the doors of the church basement to provide emergency shelter for single men experiencing homelessness. In 1984, Simpson started one of Minnesota's first transitional housing programs for families. Since then, we have expanded our services to include four main program areas: emergency overnight shelter for single adult men and women, supportive housing for single adults who have experienced long-term homelessness, supportive housing for homeless youth ages 16-24, and supportive housing for families, with comprehensive programming for children designed to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. We are known in the community for working with families and individuals with the greatest barriers to housing stability.
Position Description:

The Education Support Assistant will provide educational support and advocacy to school-aged children and youth in order to promote academic success, literacy and engagement in positive out-of-school time activities.

The Education Support Program is provided for pre-K - 6th grade students living at Passage Community, a site-based transitional housing program for previously homeless families. The Volunteer will help coordinate an intensive after-school literacy program, writing individualized lesson plans designed to help students move closer to grade level proficiency. The lessons are implemented by volunteers and the LVC volunteer will be present to give guidance when needed.

The LVC Volunteer will also be involved in planning and chaperoning weekend outings for the students. These outings might be to the Zoo, Science Museum, Children's Theater or other enrichment outings in the community.

The LVC Volunteer will also be involved in supporting other academic needs of the students including monitoring grades and attendance, providing student support at school, transporting parents to school meetings and/or attending school events.

LVC City: Minneapolis MN