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 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 mission of Shalom High School is to allow at-risk students an opportunity to earn high school diplomas and to prepare students to be productive, successful adults, good citizens and to become responsible mature members of their communities. The Lutheran volunteer serves as a co-teacher, a mentor/advisor to our students and will also coordinate various student student activities. Good basic academic skills and the ability to work with at-risk, urban students and a diverse staff
The Policy Assistant would support CJC's policy advocacy work focused on improving the public workforce development systems, policies, funding and programs to better serve the unemployed, the marginally employed, low-wage workers, and individuals who face barriers to employment. The Policy Assistant would have the opportunity to work on specific projects with CJC's policy team that advance our priority goals: (1) Public resources are directed to strategies that provide the most disadvantaged job seekers with training, education and supportive services. (2) Workforce development and related systems are developed, aligned and coordinated to maximize efficiency and best serve the needs of disadvantaged job seekers. (3) Labor market barriers to quality employment are reduced. Examples of project activities include:(1) Compiling, synthesizing and distilling information to create advocacy materials and inform project next steps (2) Conducting stakeholder (i.e. workforce development and other human services providers; advocacy partners) engagement activities such as meetings, site visits, focus groups, interviews and surveys (3) Participating in meetings with key city and state-level administrative entities related to a particular area of policy work (4) Working with colleagues to develop agendas for and facilitate meetings/events with stakeholders (5) Providing technical assistance to service providers and other practitioners including responding to information requests and helping practitioners connect with each other (6) Developing expertise on a particular workforce development policy, program model and/or population served (7) Assisting in the development of grant proposals and reports
Performs basic casework functions including intakes, assessments, documentation, follow-up, review, plan development, research and problem solving with other caseworkers. Participates in and facilitates case consultation. Work is accomplished by utilizing the Next Step self-sufficiency methodology, coaching, advising and motivating program participants to set Next Steps.
The volunteer will be responsible for providing academic support for students in need of extra assistance. This may include one-on-one tutoring or small group instruction. Volunteer will additionally work with classroom teachers as a classroom assistant. Tasks may include: tutoring students in various academic courses, assisting new students with classwork, editing portfolio projects, managing school library, and administering the senior internship program. Other roles would include monitoring the breakfast and lunch program and assisting with extra curricular activities.
Redeemer Center for Life was formed in 1999 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.
The Venture North Bike and Coffee Center Outreach LVC Volunteer will:
1. Become versed in retail operation of coffee bar and bike shop.
2. Participate in the management of Venture North.
3. Assist with development and coordination of youth development at coffee and bike shop.
4. Support Earn-A-Bike Program at Venture North Bike and Coffee Center.
5. Provide support for Redeemer After-School Program (RAP).
6. Commit to learning, quality improvement, and collaboration with area strategies to promote innovation, racial equity, and opportunity among children and youth in North Minneapolis.
7. Attend weekly staff meeting and monthly all-staff meetings.