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.

Kindergarten Educational Assistant – Sojourner Truth Academy

Position: Kindergarten Educational Assistant – Sojourner Truth Academy
Position Type & Concern Area(s): ,
Organization Description: STA (Sojourner Truth Academy) was founded by parents, teachers and community members concerned about the academic success of children in the North Minneapolis neighborhood. STA has been serving students and families since 1999. Sojourner Truth Academy’s mission is to prepare children for the future by building confidence and a strong sense of self-worth through small classrooms and an open, safe, family-like environment. STA supports families by embracing change when necessary for the good of the children and serving as a bridge to the community. Staff at STA is dedicated to and held accountable for providing a learning experience that is culturally relevant, challenging and fun.
Position Description:

The Kindergarten Educational Assistant position encompasses direct and indirect educational support services for our youngest scholars. The volunteer will work directly with students and teachers throughout each school day. Team-teaching with another teacher, instructing small reading groups, and supporting scholars one-on-one are all a part of this position. Duties also include supporting scholars at recess, in the hallways, in the lunchroom, and in getting onto the bus. The volunteer will enjoy the flexibility to propose activities that they would like to facilitate and have creative input in projects they help support. Any other special talents or abilities the volunteer has can be incorporated into their time here with us. They will grow professionally through on-site staff development throughout the year as well. If the volunteer has a teaching license (s)he may have the opportunity to instruct classes with the support of the main classroom teacher.

LVC City: Minneapolis MN