Placement Positions

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

Direct Service

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Thurgood Marshall Academy grew out of the experience of law students and professors in the DC Street Law clinical program at Georgetown University Law Center who, while teaching at a neighborhood high school, witnessed how limited opportunities stunted the academic and social development of students. They also saw an opportunity to use legal principles as teaching tools to educate and empower the bright and energetic students they encountered.The founders collaborated with education experts and community members to create a school that would provide committed students with the academic and youth development resources they need to succeed and become active citizens. Thurgood Marshall Academy opened in 2001 with 80 9th-graders and added a grade each year until we served grades 9'12. Some of our key achievements include the 100% college acceptance rate of our eight graduating classes; the highest test scores of any non-selective high school in the city; the establishment of a benchmark assessment system that allows teachers to use data to drive instruction; the expansion of our professional development program; and the renovation of a landmark facility in Historic Anacostia into our permanent home. The mission of Thurgood Marshall Academy is to prepare students to succeed in college and to actively engage in our democratic society. As a law-themed school, Thurgood Marshall Academy's goal is to help students develop their own voices by teaching them the skills lawyers have the ability to solve complex problems, think critically, and advocate persuasively for themselves and their communities.In order to accomplish our mission, we function as both a school and a youth development organization by integrating a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum with in-school and after-school support programming such as academic tutoring, personalized mentoring, and one-on-one college guidance.

The Academics Associate's main responsibilities fall within the College Counseling department. The Academics Associate will join a three-person college counseling team whose mission it is to continue the 100% college acceptance rate of Thurgood Marshall Academy graduates. The team also works with students to secure college financing; the Class of 2014 earned over $5 million in grants and scholarships. The Academics Associate will also be responsible for substitute teaching, when needed, as well as providing support to the Academics team.

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Washington DC
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Satellite Affordable Housing Associates, or SAHA, provides quality affordable homes and services that empower people and strengthen neighborhoods. In 2013, Satellite Housing and Affordable Housing Associates combined talented staff and innovative programs to become Satellite Affordable Housing Associates. Satellite Housing (Satellite) was founded in 1966 with a mission to provide affordable, service-enriched housing that promotes healthy and dignified living for people with limited options. By 2012 Satellite included 28 properties with 1,700 homes, serving approximately 1,800 low-income residents and employing over 120 staff. Affordable Housing Associates (AHA) was founded in 1993 with a mission to create and preserve high-quality affordable housing communities that strengthen individuals, families and neighborhoods. In 20 years AHA grew to include 28 properties with approximately 900 homes, serving approximately 1,400 residents with a total staff of 50 employees. Both Satellite and AHA expanded rapidly in the decade leading up to the merger, significantly increasing their impact, reputation, and financial position in spite of an increasingly challenging economic environment. When Satellite's Executive Director left for a new position in early 2012, Satellite's Board of Directors saw the leadership search as an opportunity to explore the possibility of affiliating with another nonprofit with a similar mission, culture, and values. The foremost candidate was AHA, also Berkeley-based, and with a strong history of success. Both organizations were financially robust, award-winning and on trajectories for growth. Through a careful due diligence process, board and staff at both nonprofits evaluated the potential merger. In the face of outstanding need and a changing financing climate, we saw clear opportunities in bringing together more than 66 years of combined experience in a spirit of innovation and thoughtful risk-taking. In July 2012 the Boards of Satellite and AHA voted unanimously to create Satellite Affordable Housing Associates, to create a more impactful organization and a model for affordable housing development that can serve our communities well into the future. On December 12, 2012, SAHA came into legal existence with 170 talented staff, 22 development projects in the pipeline and 56 properties under management.

The Activities Coordinator is responsible for the enrichment of the community atmosphere at SAHA's Berkeley/Oakland residential senior and family sites through planning, developing, implementing, and overseeing various social, recreational and therapeutic activities offered to SAHA residents. The AC will focus on preventing social isolation in our senior communities by coordinating with services and management staff to offer on-site activities, social parties, large scale holiday events and field trips. The AC will focus on education and community building in our family communities by coordinating with services and management staff to offer on-site activities, social parties, large-scale holiday events and field trips. Two of the main projects that will come throughout the year are producing a monthly newsletter that is distributed to all of the sites, highlighting different wellness, social or news topics, and planning holiday celebrations. These celebrations will be at each building, and the AC is responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of all events. The AC will manage their own budget, and be expected to ensure even distribution of funds throughout their portfolio. Along with these larger projects, the AC will be expected to run 8-10 activities a week throughout the year at various sites, answering the needs of our residents.

Berkeley CA
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Briya Public Charter School, incorporated in July 12, 2005 in the District of Columbia, has its roots in and is the continuation of one of the original 76 Even Start Family Literacy demonstration projects in 1989 funded nationwide by the U.S. Department of Education. As a collaborative program, Briya PCS operates in partnership with DC Public Schools, DC Head Start, and Mary's Center for Maternal & Child Care. Our mission is to serve families most in need, enhancing parent education and family development by providing quality educational opportunities and strengthening parenting skills in a multi-generational setting. Our goal is to increase family literacy through education for parents and their children from 0 to 10 years old. The program's objectives are to assist parents in being full partners in their child's education while increasing literacy levels, specifically English proficiency, of at-risk children and their parents through English as a Second Language, early childhood development activities, computer classes, and parenting and Parent and Child Together (PACT) classes, all in a multi-generational setting.

Briya works with volunteers to modify the duties in order to meet the skills and interests of the volunteers as long as the duties meet the needs of the program. 1. Teach computer literacy class in Advanced ESL classes. Classes are generally project-based but include Typing, Basic Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet. Computer classes are 4 times a week for an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon. 2. In collaboration with other computer teachers, plan and develop daily lesson plans appropriate to the needs and interests of the students in the program. (The curriculum focuses on working with families to identify their strengths and providing strategies to reach their goals.) 3. In collaboration with other teachers, plan and teach basic mathematics to students preparing for assessment and to enter the NEDP (high school diploma) program. Classes meet for 1.5 hours two mornings per week. 4. In collaboration with other teachers and staff, provide information and referrals for families regarding social, health, legal and educational resources and opportunities available in the area. Provide the link between the education department and other services at Mary's Center. Provide follow-up on internal referrals.5. Organize, with the center staff, the planning and implementation of special events (e.g. Pumpkin Farm Field Trip, Thanksgiving Show, and Recognition Ceremonies). 6. Assist with the collection of data to track learner outcomes for the school's Accountability Plan. 7. Attend and participate in all staff meetings, trainings, and retreats.

Washington DC
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The Academy of Hope began in January 1985 when four students and two volunteer teachers, Marja Hilfiker and Gayle Boss, came together to study for the General Educational Development Exam (GED) in a small room of an apartment building. Marja and Gayle envisioned the school as a community of students and teachers: Academy of Hope will be a school in which the main subject for everyone, teachers and students alike, is not reading, writing, or math, but hope. Hope comes only when we care and are cared for. In this Academy, all of us are teachers because all of us can care for one another. All of us are students since all of us need to be cared for.Our mission is to provide high quality adult basic education in a manner that changes lives and improves our community.

Teaching and Program Assistants at Academy of Hope Adult PCS sites are responsible for working with teachers to promote a supportive, empowering learning community for our adult learners and for delivering quality content area instruction. Teaching and Program Assistants provide administrative and technical support to the Programs team, including Program Manager, Registrar and Data Support Specialist.

Washington DC
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The Matt Talbot Center was started 28 years ago by a group of businessmen as a totally private funded ministry dedicated to changing lives through joint spirit and social services. We primarily serve the poor and the homeless of the Greater Seattle area. However, we serve clients of every race and denomination, from all parts of the city and county. There is no religious or denominational participation required;however, it is offered for those who are interested. The MTC is a ministry of presence, for the purpose of healing and restoration of individuals and families in the greater Seattle area. The Center's fundamental purpose is to provide individuals and families with the opportunities to overcome obstacles and disabilities hindering self-sufficiency. The Matt Talbot Center exists to meet the needs in spirit, mind, and body of those that come seeking assistance.

The volunteer will provide to individuals information and referrals, they will be responsible for preparing a continental breakfast and lunch for the clients in the program, they will facilitate between one and three classes per week for those in early recovery, they will provide administrative assistance such as answering phones, coordination of monthly newsletters, plan and facilitate weekly outings, assist with fundraisers and community events.

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Seattle WA
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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
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The primary purpose of Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center (HLNC) is to provide supplemental educational activities for youth in the Hilltop area of the City of Wilmington, so they are able to effectively compete academically and socially for career opportunities and higher education. HLNC will provide a safe and nurturing environment for the educational process to flourish and will work with the parents of HLNC participants and the general community to promote high educational, ethical, moral, and spiritual values.HLNC will continue to welcome the inspirational leadership of the Greater Wilmington Area Lutheran and ecumenical community and to provide a multicultural opportunity for concerned citizens to become coworkers in the mission HLNC.The vision of HLNC is to build a community of positive and productive citizens by supporting all families, students, and local community businesses through educational supports and community resourcing.Current agency goals: to have all direct care providers to have at least 9 credits towards an AA degree or higher, to be consistently fully enrolled, continue to provide community resource information to the parents and community members, and to continue to work in collaboration with other community agencies.

The assistant will work directly with the Youth Service Coordinator who keeps an academic record of each student enrolled in our programs. The position involves going to the local schools and getting acquainted with the administrators, having conferences on the academic progress, bringing the information back to the parents and incorporating into the tutorial sessions. Our goal is to assist each student with their academic needs. The assistant will also be involved in the after-school tutorial program, which runs from Monday through Thursday evening. The same approach and detail to education is emphasized during our summer camp.

Wilmington DE
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L'Arche Greater Washington, DC, is an interdenominational Christian community that was founded in 1983 with a mission of providing loving, life-long homes for people with intellectual disabilities. We seek to provide exceptional levels of direct care to the individuals with disabilities and to educate society about the value of all people, especially those with intellectual disabilities. L'Arche GWDC is one community in a federation of over 130 L'Arche communities over 25 countries worldwide.

L'Arche Greater Washington, D.C. centers around four communal homes and 16 adults who have intellectual disabilities who are members of an intentional, inter-denominational Christian community (the 'core people' of the community). Assistants provide skilled direct care supports to core people, ensure their safety and well-being, and support their integrated participation in all aspects of daily life. Assistants will learn how to serve and how to relate to others in this unique and vibrant environment.

Washington DC
The mission of MadGrace is 'Seeking the Beloved Community Through the Liberating Love of Jesus.' We are a small church that has been active in Seattle's Central area for well over 100 years, with ministries ranging from after school tutoring to hosting breakfasts of the black panthers. We currently have a permanent shelter for homeless families in our basement and we are building a tiny home for a formerly homeless on-site supervisor while making the rest of our building available to the community through a project called 'The Madrona Commons.'

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.

Seattle WA
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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 will work in our Camps and Clinics program with an emphasis on building relationships with new sites, community partners, and program participants. The Camps and Clinics program includes a summer camp, clinics over spring and winter school breaks, and Game Days ' one day clinics for groups of 20-100 girls. All programming follows a set curriculum and each activity incorporates sports and fitness, health and leadership development. The Program Specialist will be responsible for assisting the Camps and Clinics Manager with curriculum development, program planning and logistics, record keeping and program delivery. From September through June, the Specialist will focus on clinics during school breaks, Game Days and planning for Summer Camp. Over the summer, the Specialist will work in the Girls in the Game Summer Camp leading programming and helping to supervise campers. Summer Camp operates daily for five weeks in July and August with four weeks of day camp in Chicago and four days of overnight camp in Indiana (sleeping accommodations are cabins). We understand that our LV may not be able to stay through the end of camp, although that would be ideal. This position reports to the Camps and Clinics Manager.

Chicago IL
The Network for Victim Recovery of the District of Columbia (NVRDC) seeks to empower crime victims in the District of Columbia through a collaborative approach by providing holistic, comprehensive services in three ways: community-based education, therapeutic, and legal support. We want a crime victim to achieve justice and self-determination. Regardless of income, ethnicity, immigration status, sexual orientation, race, or gender identity/expression, the impact of crime on its victims (direct victim(s) or friend/family members of victim) can be devastating ' emotionally, financially, and legally. NVRDC is here to guide people in this difficult journey from victim to survivor. Created in 2012, the founders of NVRDC were motivated by three deep beliefs: 1. Survivors of crime must have a welcoming place to which to go in order to learn of their rights, process their experiences and enjoy a supportive and empowering environment in which to determine how to respond to the crime; 2. The knowledge that many victims of crime may not be able to be served elsewhere because they do not qualify for services since their income is higher than allowed and/or they are 'conflicted out' (lawyer lingo meaning that the person who has inflicted the harm was served by that organization before); and 3. The research that has affirmatively shown that legal services provided with supportive counseling and case management services provides much greater impact on victims, transforming their lives.

NVRDC seeks a case management program assistant to provide hospital based crisis support in an on-call capacity as part of the DC Sexual Assault Crisis Response Program and to work collaboratively to provide case management support to survivors of crime. This individual will take approximately 4 on-call shifts lasting 24 hours each month for survivors of sexual assault seeking a medical forensic examination. This individual will provide case management to survivors of all crime including, providing referrals, attending court or other legal proceedings with a survivor of crime, completing criminal compensation applications, and provide on-going support. This individual will be resourceful, highly organized, a team player, very flexible, a critical and analytical thinker, self-reflective and self-aware, and open to growth and learning. The case management program assistant will be committed to working with people from diverse cultural, linguistic, economic, educational and vocational backgrounds to demonstrate NVRDC's dedication to social justice and access to justice for all victims of crime in DC.

Washington DC
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The Lincoln Park Community Shelter began nearly 30 years ago as an emergency shelter when local residents became concerned about the homelessness they were witnessing in their neighborhood. These individuals worked with four local churches to provide seasonal shelter. Over time, LPCS has developed structured programs to address individuals' unique homeless circumstances. Today, the Lincoln Park Community Shelter remains community-based, volunteer-driven and privately-funded. Our mission reflects this consistent connection to the community: The LPCS brings communities together to empower homeless men and women to make and sustain life changes.

In order for LPCS clients to reach their maximum potential, each need a stable, safe, healthy, positive place in which to make life changes. The Case Manager is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and respectful relationship with Guests of the interim housing facility. Clients will become more invested in their own life changes when they feel connected to something larger than themselves - a community. The Case Manager encourages clients to engage in LPCS' community and in their immediate community. Through this relationship, clients are able to connect to other social service agencies, resulting in greater social skills and more positive decision-making abilities.

Chicago IL
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Miriam's Kitchen works to end chronic homelessness in Washington, DC. We advocate for permanent supportive housing as a long-term solution, while meeting short-term needs by providing healthy meals and high-quality social services to the chronically homeless. Miriam's Kitchen was founded in 1983 by a collaboration of local faith organizations, and has provided meals, social services, and advocacy to homeless individuals in Washington, DC, ever since its founding.

The Case Manager develops trusting relationships with Miriam's Kitchen guests, provides referrals and information, and engages individuals in clinical case management. The Case Manager assists homeless guests to work toward the goals they identify, including seeking employment, housing, applying for benefits, and obtaining health care, mental health care, and drug treatment. There are also opportunities to lead groups for the Miriam's Studio Program, which provides a smaller, therapeutic environment every weekday morning and afternoon. Classes include art, creative writing, yoga, client-led advocacy, and poetry. Case Managers are encouraged to participate in provider groups and advocacy coalitions to help meet the needs of homeless individuals in Washington, D.C.

Washington DC
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The Case Worker will assist in providing general social services to LCDP patients that need access to resources such as food, clothing, insurance and other basic needs.

Washington DC
The St. Leo Food Connection, a program of the Tacoma's Jesuit St. Leo Parish Community, has been fighting hunger in Pierce County since 1982. Our goal is to providing high quality nutritious food to individuals and families who are at-risk of hunger.

Co-coordinates (with a Jesuit Volunteer) our Children's Feeding Programs, which include our Summer Meals, After-School Snack Break Bag and Backpack Programs , all of which provide free food to children at-risk of hunger. Supervises large cadre of volunteers and networks with our community partners for the respective programs.

Tacoma WA