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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have particular questions about available positions.
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.
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.
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.
The primary responsibilities of this position is to provide ecological educational programs for community members of all ages, including the Center's Young Scientist Club, Birthday parties, and home school, family and community programs. Welcoming visitors to the Center and serving as an ambassador of the Center's mission are central to the position. In addition, this position supervises and mentors high school students, helping them develop their professionalism and skills. This position is responsible for animal care for the Center's reptiles, amphibians, and fish, including developing a vision and plan for enhancing the animal programs at the branch. This position assists with room set-up for rentals, meetings, and programs, and secures the building each night. The Community Program Educator position requires working afternoons, weekends, and evenings.
The Volunteer will be responsible for running Trinity's Safe Place: Homework Help program. Homework Help is a free drop-in program for ages K-12 which offers students help with the homework they bring in each day.The responsibilities include: recruiting tutors; recruiting students; training tutors; scheduling tutors; tracking tutor hours; and other administrative duties. Tutors generally come from Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota, both of which are within a couple of blocks of Trinity. Contacts with appropriate departments at each school already exist and Trinity is well-respected at both institutions. Students know about our program through word-of-mouth and flyers that are distributed throughout the neighborhood.
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.
The PM Program Assistant plays a vital role in the success of adult learners at the English Learning Center (ELC). Their focus is student support. S/he is charged with both meeting the daily needs of students, while also trying to improve their experience at the school. This position is the first stop for new students inquiring about school, and for current students with a question or concern. This staff member is the coordinator of PM new student registrations. In collaboration with other staff, this person carries out student testing, provides students with feedback, analyzes individual students' results, communicates class-wide weaknesses to teachers, and works to help boost student achievement. The PM Program Assistant also plays a key role in annual student surveys, new student orientations, substitute teaching classes, and a variety of other program and office supports. Special projects round out the Volunteer's year, the focus of which varies depending on the current needs of the school and the interests of the Volunteer.
This is a program position that will work closely with the North Lawndale College Prep Free Spirit Media teaching team. As Program Assistant, this position will support FSM's Lead Instructor(s) at NLCP Collins in the classroom. From August to June, the Corp member will work as a classroom assistant in an in-school context. Duties and responsibilities include: (1) Support video production classes for 10-12th grade students at North Lawndale College Prep High School's Collins Campus (2) Support Lead Teacher(s) in the documentation of all curriculum unit enhancements (including lesson plans, exemplars, handouts', and all other supporting documents). (3) Help facilitate during class sessions. The position will begin the year with fewer opportunities for large group facilitation, but as the year progresses, and comfort, experience, and skill level increase, opportunities for large group facilitation will become more regular. Early facilitation opportunities may include leading team building activities, journaling and reflection, and peer critique. The Corp member will also facilitate small groups early and throughout the year. Later in the year, having seen FSM's curriculum modeled and after becoming more comfortable with the technology, terminology, and production process there may be opportunities to facilitate content lessons from the curriculum (4) Support grading (class work, notebooks, homework, group projects) (5) Assist, manage, and facilitate small group work and group production teams during class, as well as students editing their projects after school (6) Copy handouts, prepare classroom displays, and organize student work (digital and paper work) (7) Manage student assessment and performance process (as created by program leadership) and support the maintenance and collection of student paperwork and forms (8) Support and inform students of career or higher education paths post FSM participation (9) Create a positive youth development environment / classroom space (maintain clean office space) (10) Develop an understanding of the pre-production, production and post- production process as they are related to video production (11) Participate in care and management of video equipment and computers (12) Attend and support organization-wide events such as showcases and fundraisers as needed (evening hrs) (13) Additional activities will depend partially on the skills and interests of the Corp member and primarily on organizational need (i.e. attend FSM, NLCP and Art Department meetings which would include travel to Collins or Powerhouse campuses)
This position sustains, strengthens and deepens LWR relationships with constituents, including Fair Trade and Quilt & Kit Ministry participants. The individual will communicate with U.S. Lutherans and other supporters about global citizenship and responsible consumerism, in-kind and financial giving, as well as conceptualizing and developing educational outreach materials. Beyond these responsibilities, this position has enough flexibility to accommodate the Volunteer's interests: writing, interviewing, technical abilities, etc. The Program Assistant for Constituent Engagement works closely with the Quilt & Kit Ministry Manager, the Congregational Resource Specialist, and the Director for Constituent Engagement.
The Program Assistant for Marketing and Creative Services is an integral part of the Marketing and Creative Services unit at LWR. The position supports the unit's efforts to provide leadership in communication strategy and key message development for engaging LWR's target U.S. audiences and to create high-quality, effective, engaging and audience-centric communication tools that build LWR's relationship with its audiences. Core responsibilities include: Draft and edit content for LWR communications including the print newsletter, electronic newsletter and blog. Support LWR's social media strategy by monitoring Facebook and Twitter, and drafting and posting content. (1) Assist with project management for marketing and creative projects reaching key LWR audiences. (2) Track media coverage of LWR and maintain database of media hits. (3) Assist with keeping website content up to date. (4) Aid in monitoring LWR's brand identity across media. (5) Research new opportunities for LWR to engage with its current constituency and engage new constituents. (6) Manage LWR's policy for ordering promotional products and LWR-branded gear for employees and regional offices. (7) Coordinate and manage technology for unit presentations.
The Real Food Promoter is a Lutheran Volunteer Corps intern who is responsible for the efficient and effective "real food"* promotion of Tricklebee Café.
Responsibilities include: coordinating and co-hosting monthly real food educational gatherings in conjunction with local nutritionists, chefs, gardeners, artists, musicians, and other community partners; initiating and joining in Milwaukee food justice advocacy work, including regular participation in monthly Milwaukee Food Council gatherings; networking with local urban gardeners, farmers, and farmers’ markets to broaden Tricklebee Café’s web of food suppliers; working alongside the Tricklebee Café gardener(s) during the growing season; volunteering in the cafe as needed; representing Tricklebee Café at community meetings hosted by local BIDs, the Alderman, etc.; and working alongside the Executive Director to draft marketing and outreach materials.
Tricklebee Café exists as a hub of joy, sustainable/healthy/affordable eating, and spiritual nourishment in its urban Milwaukee neighborhood just north of Washington Park.
While operating as a competitive restaurant, Tricklebee Café is about serving healthy/organic/mostly-plant-based/local food, helping neighbors without jobs become food servers and cooks, and offering a spiritually nourishing chapel-like space allowing for daily sacred encounters with God and neighbor, including opportunities for adoration, confession, thanksgiving, supplication, and agape meals--ancient Christian gatherings.
Tricklebee Café is under the 501(c)3 of the Moravian Church in America, a protestant denomination comprised of folks who strive to live by these words: “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, love.” As part of the One World Everybody Eats (OWEE) network, Tricklebee Café customers may volunteer in exchange for a meal. Customers may also “pay it forward,” allowing those with less financial means to have their meal cost supplemented by the generosity of others. Located at 45th St. and North Avenue in uptown Milwaukee, WI, Tricklebee Café’s appealing product, both in terms of its mission and its fare, certainly gives it an added advantage over its competitors in the Milwaukee area.