Placement Positions Directory
Each year, Lutheran Volunteer Corps matches 100-115 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. This list does not reflect the exact positions available for a given program year. 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 email@example.com if you have particular questions about available positions.
The LVC Volunteer will join a fun, engaging, and dynamic advocacy and education program in a position that focuses on engaging Habitat supporters in learning about housing and poverty issues and engaging them as grassroots advocates for public policy. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity has worked to provide affordable housing opportunities to the Twin Cities and seven county metro area for 29 years. We continue our efforts to eliminate poverty housing in our community but recognize that the need for affordable housing is much bigger than we can solve by our programs alone. To achieve our mission and multiply our impact, we are engaging supporters in advocacy for public policy to increase the supply of housing at every level of the housing continuum ' emergency shelter, supportive housing, rental, and homeownership. The Volunteer will also spend a portion of their time in our Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) Program. Neighborhood Revitalization was created to address the needs of two neighborhoods (Jordan in North Minneapolis, and Frogtown in St. Paul) that have some of the highest poverty rates in the state, and have experienced years of economic and racial injustices. The Volunteer will help us organize and build relationships in the community so that neighborhood residents are driving the decisions that affect their neighborhoods, and ultimately experience increased overall quality of life.
Madrona Grace is a small, progressive, diverse church located about three miles from downtown Seattle in a beautiful and walk-able neighborhood called Madrona. We are seeking a young adult to be a part of our pastoral team who can help organize and develop creative, sustainable ministries by drawing on the assets of our extended community.
The Community Organizer will be responsible for mobilizing community allies - congregations, student groups, community organizations, etc. - to stand with low-wage workers who are fighting for their rights. Recent projects included organizing fast food workers at the Oakland Airport - and building a coalition with groups representing WalMart and restaurant workers to strengthen the national movement for justice for low-wage workers. We also mobilized workers, students and faculty to fight for a living wage for Cal State East Bay cafeteria workers. We're working with immigrant hotel housekeepers to win safe and healthy workloads. And we're teaming with food justice groups to plan 'union gardens' in our members' homes - and make sure that food workers don't have to live with hunger. Our campaigns change over time, and current one may no longer be active by the time the volunteer starts (in which case, he or she can plan the victory party!). All our campaigns are focused on building strong community support for low-wage workers. One tactic we often use is the community boycott, inspired by Cesar Chavez' grape boycott. If there is an active boycott at the time the volunteer joins us, he or she would be responsible for education the community about why it's important not to patronize businesses that abuse their workers.
The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition Communication and Outreach Associate will assist staff primarily with the Bikeways for Everyone program, and occasionally will assist with other projects. 'Bikeways for Everyone' is a campaign for 30 miles of new protected bikeways in Minneapolis by 2020. The campaign is volunteer driven and staff supported, meaning there are lots of opportunities for volunteers to develop leadership skills and guide the direction of projects. A Communication and Outreach Associate will assist the Community Organizer in seeking out and creating new outreach opportunities, do outreach at events, and come up with fun and exciting ways to communicate the Bikeways for Everyone message to the public. Some responsibilities would include blogging about events, sharing information through social media, working with outreach volunteers, and reaching out to organizations for the purpose of forming partnerships. There are three full-time staff, with one staff person supervising the Communication and Outreach Associate. The office is small, but we have a a wide and diverse base of volunteers we work with to make far-reaching changes to Minneapolis bike infrastructure. You do not need to drive a car in order to hold this position!
To coordinate and prosper our various community mission outreach opportunities. That means: 1) Keep congregation informed of the various ways in which members can serve our community through the congregation. (see other form) 2) encourage and schedule volunteers for these various opportunities. This is a very important part of the task 3) keep contact with the various partners we have in these mission opportunities - the schools and the ministries - so that we have clear expectations and outcomes are positive. 4) Work with our South Sudanese congregation in their aculturalization process. Help them (especially their students) make their way here in the States. 5) There are other tasks associated with this position that have to do with the day-to-day workings of the congregation. Errands to run, periodic publications to make occur. These more mundane tasks will be accomplished in concert with and at the direction of the parish secretary.
9to5 Wisconsin, founded in 1982, is one of four local chapters of 9to5, National Association of Working Women. 9to5 is a multiracial, grassroots organization that strengthens low-wage women’s ability to achieve economic justice through advocacy and organizing on issues of economic security, equal opportunity and work/family.
The Community Organizer will focus on member recruitment, training and engagement in the Milwaukee area, and coordinate issue campaigns, including our current Ban the Box effort and assistance with a statewide Family and Medical Leave Insurance legislative bill.
This position will exist to support efforts to address issues of community health, food access and community development as they relate to factors that lead to increased access to healthy food options, safe and healthy spaces and help community members become involved in the success of their own neighborhoods. This individual will work extensively on issues related to food access and security, community safety, leadership development and leadership modeling. This position will have as one of its primary goals to work with staff and external partners to establish sound strategies to increase food security in this community This staff member will also serve as a key connector and liaison between the DCPNI team and the Kenilworth-Parkside community to help ensure that residents' goals, concerns, and needs are understood and help to facilitate DCPNI's decisions regarding program development and service delivery particularly as they related to food access and security and healthy and safety. S/he will work to ensure residents and other community stakeholders understand DCPNI's mission, focus in the community, and role by performing the following duties. This staff person will also support the development of leadership development in the community and will offer support to help community resident's identity, and develop goals and strategies that address effectively those goals and strategies.
~~30% of time allocated to promoting and developing our Child and Youth Programming. Working with the children and youth of our program: completing assessments, setting goals, advocating for other services, setting up programming, working in a team to provide case consultation/peer feedback, co-leading or leading groups. ~~60% of time working on the following special projects as our Community Resource Advocate: 1.) Updating existing resources with new access information 2.) Researching new employment resources for program participants 3.) Researching new academic and training resources for program participants 4.) Researching additional support services, ie. domestic violence, mental health, chemical dependency, physical health and wellbeing resources for program participants 5.) Researching additional housing resources and connecting with various housing partners 6.) Communicating with program case managers about the additional resources during weekly staff meetings and providing updates on existing resources 7.) Engaging the community by providing consultation to walk ins and community calls (non-program members) helping these individuals to connect and access basic services in the community 8.) Creating holiday and community celebrations for residents and youth, Connecting with a multitude of community programs and individual donors to obtain holiday supplies and gifts 9.) Engaging with program residents to determine desired and appropriate/supportive social and recreational opportunities, and then implement aforementioned opportunities, by connecting with sponsors. The Community Resource Advocate is seated at the front desk and also performs office tasks such as answering incoming calls, taking messages, meeting clients as they come in for sessions, collecting program fees from clients, and various other administrative tasks.
The Development and Policy Associate is a key member of both the Development and the Policy teams at MHP. On the Policy team, responsibilities include coordinating campaigns for state and/or federal affordable housing policy; drafting communications to constituents, partners, and policy makers; organizing stakeholders in coalitions; and supporting lobbying efforts at the state and/or federal levels. On the Development team, responsibilities will focus on coordinating the MHP Investors Council, a group of companies/organizations concerned with affordable housing in Minnesota and committed to supporting the work of MHP. Tasks may include managing a fundraising database, drafting correspondence, and supporting the planning and implementation of a regular event series that convenes affordable housing industry leaders to engage in discussions about critical housing policy and practice issues. The Associate will also support grantwriting, social media, policy communications, and fundraising communications efforts.
The Disability Rights Internship is structured to provide interns with a working knowledge of disability rights issues in education, transportation, employment, housing, and physical access. The Intern will work with the Children and Family Advocacy, ADA Technical Assistance, and Public Policy Programs and will leave with legal, practical advocacy skills and knowledge of political and grassroots organizing.
The Donations & Communications Coordinator manages the donations program and communicates with the greater El Centro de la Raza community through the organization's bi-monthly eNewsletter and email list serve of over 6,000 subscribers. These subscriber rely on the eNewsletter and email blasts as their main source of news, information, events, and opportunities at El Centro de la Raza and surrounding communities. Responsibilities include coordinating with staff members to gather information and photos, writing articles and success stories, and announcements to keep our community well informed on what El Centro de la Raza is doing to combat social injustices. As a non-profit organization, El Centro de la Raza relies on donations and fundraisers to sustain our many programs, human services, and cultural events. Managing the donations program means receiving/processing all forms of donations to El Centro de la Raza, thanking and communicating with donors in various ways, coordinating fundraising projects and events with the development team, and any related tasks. This includes helping to plan and carry out cultural events, procuring donations, and assisting with the annual fundraising auction in various capacities. Spanish is helpful but not required.
This year Susan G. Komen Nebraska granted more than $500,000 in funds for breast health education, breast cancer screening and treatment support throughout the state of Nebraska (91 out of 93 counties) to nonprofit agencies. This position will help administer the grants, including interacting with grantees, community support organizations, and the general public to further Komen Nebraska's mission to end breast cancer. Under the direction of the Mission Advancement Officer, this position will monitor grantee programs, maintain accurate grant records, coordinate site visits, and work with the Board of Directors Grant committee. This individual also will be asked to represent Komen Nebraska and oversee distribution of education materials to the general public, grantees and health care facilities. This position does require some travel, so job candidate should have his/her own vehicle.
The Health Education and Volunteer Engagement Specialist serving in the South Seattle Adult Day health program will provide direct service to elderly and disabled adults in the adult day health program, including planning and leading therapeutic group activities and evidence-based health promotion programs for elderly and disabled adults as well as engaging volunteers in programming.
The Immigration Legal Assistant (ILA) will be the face of Christ for the first contact with our office by immigrants and their families seeking immigration assistance. The ILA will make appointments, respond to client inquiries regarding their cases, and make referrals to appropriate agencies for other types of services. The ILA will assist in correspondence with clients regarding notifications from the Department of Homeland Security or the Immigration Court; maintain case entry into the database; do general office work in filing and answering phones; and organize and copy immigration application packets for submission. As knowledge base is gained, duties will include completing immigration applications for attorney review. The ILA may also choose to assist the Clinic, in collaboration with other organizations, in the coordination of ongoing preparations for possible immigration reform throughout the State of Maryland. This would involve outreach to churches and community organizations throughout the state.
Provides direct service to Urban Rest Stop patrons by; Individual information and referral services, with an emphasis on housing and employment, assists in the identification and coordination of additional on-site services, assisting in daily Urban Rest Stop operations, cleaning, patron intake and reception, data base work assists with Urban Rest Stop web presence, represents the Urban Rest Stop at various community events, works with the Program Manager to develop additional services, volunteers and donations All URS staff and LVC/JVC positions are cross trained so all staff may work together. The Urban Rest Stop is requesting 2 LVC positions for the 2014-2015 Program year. We are opening a third URS in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. This neighborhood is a former working class neighborhood, which is being gentrified and while increasing its population of homeless residents .Ballard has a strong Lutheran presence. The URS @ Ballard has support from a number of neighborhood churches and organizations. I am seeking to further these relationships by developing a neighborhood URS @ Ballard Volunteer Core, which would assist in the daily operations of the URS, provide an antidote to the anti-homeless sentiment targeting the URS and it's patrons, and develop a base for resource donations,