Placement Positions

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Each year, Lutheran Volunteer Corps matches over 70 full time Volunteers with social justice non-profit organizations across the U.S. The directory below provides a list of placement positions for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 program years.  About 80% of LVC partner organizations re-apply each year to be included as Placements; and in addition, we 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.

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

Neighborhood and Park Liaison – Redeemer Center for Life

Position: Neighborhood and Park Liaison – Redeemer Center for Life
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Organization Description: Redeemer Center for Life was formed in 1998 with a survey of the neighborhood, led by Redeemer Lutheran Congregation, assessing the needs of Harrison residents. Identified was an increased need for programming and services for children and families to combat the poverty with affordable housing, after-school activities for children and increased employment. In 1999, Redeemer Center for Life, Inc. became a non-profit with the specific mission to be a beacon of hope to residents of the Harrison Neighborhood. The organization’s strategic plan is to be responsive to the community by addressing specific neighborhood needs of housing, out of school activities, and employment.

OUR GOALS are to:
- Create a place of safety and belonging,
- Promote health and equity in neighborhood supporting opportunities for employment and training.
- Provide opportunities for residents to experience the fulfillment of their potential.
Position Description:

In this position, the Volunteer will serve as a community liaison, working through Redeemer Center for Life to connect North Minneapolis to the Loppet Foundation at Theodore Wirth Park. Theodore Wirth Park is a 759-acre Park that offers year-round activities including hiking, biking, skiing and more. The Loppet Foundation focuses on igniting a passion for outdoor adventure, particularly among underserved youth and families. Currently, due to race, culture and socio-economics, more people in other parts of Minneapolis and the Western Suburbs take advantage of the park than the park's closest neighbors.

As part of this position, the Volunteer will engage in neighborhood outreach, relationship building, and place-based community development to help connect Theodore Wirth Park to its closest neighbors. The Volunteer will collaborate the Harrison Neighborhood Association in order to outreach most deeply and effectively in the neighborhood. They will work with Redeemer Center for Life and Fairview's Health Commons to help promote health and fitness through the offerings at the park. They will additionally work with Venture North Bike and Coffee Shop to offer opportunities for both youth and adults to engage in bike riding and safety.

Through this work, the Volunteer will serve as a bridge, working to connect people of different geographic, socio-economic and racial backgrounds. In doing so, their work will start to break down barriers, helping people access a truly important resource for health and livelihood.

LVC City: Minneapolis MN