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.
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.
Chicken Soup Brigade (CSB), the Food Program of Lifelong AIDS Alliance, provides nutrition services to people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses in King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties. CSB provides balanced groceries and medically specific meals for those with difficult to address dietary needs such as no gluten/no dairy, kidney dialysis restrictions, easy digestible foods, and nutritious but tasty soft foods for those with difficulty chewing and swallowing. CSB also offers individual nutritional counseling with our staff registered dietitians. The Client Services Communication Specialist supports our other program staff in maintaining contact with consumers of food and nutrition services, ensuring the accurate, timely, and accessible services are provided to clients. This position helps to identify individuals in need of nutrition support through outreach efforts, to enroll clients through scheduling of intakes and collection of eligibility documentation, and to provide information directly to consumers about services available to them. Chicken soup Brigade is about to launch new programs that empowers consumers to make specific food choices from our menus for every week. This Specialist will play an important role on both communicating with consumers, dietitians, and social service providers about their available diet choices and in troubleshooting all aspects of this exciting new facet of our services. This individual plays a large part in bridging cultural linguistic barriers to serve consumers from a wide diversity of backgrounds. CSB honors diversity and values experience in working with diverse populations and bilingual skills. CSB also believes that food is medicine. Because our consumers are enrolled in specialized diets and services are provided on very specific schedules, an eye for detail and patience are important qualities in a competitive candidate for this position. Knowledge and experience around HIV, heart disease, kidney disease and other chronic conditions are also considered big pluses.
The East Assistant provides assistance to two key programs: First, the Community Outreach Program cultivates community relationships with the Pantry; we engage groups like schools, Girl Scouts, temples and churches, & corporations. Outreach also manages the in-kind (food and materials) donor network. Secondly, we have a Volunteer Corps of 1,000 active volunteers. Active is defined as having volunteered at least once in the last 12 months; many volunteers are on a regular basis. Both the Outreach and Volunteer programs seek to nurture supporters' relationships. The programs have Coordinators who require the support of the East Assistant.
On a daily basis the Lutheran Volunteer works directly with clients to ensure their needs for emergency food or financial assistance related to housing are met. The person in this position will have the opportunity to meet with people from very diverse backgrounds who all have one thing in common: the need for basic necessities such as food and housing.
This position is based in the Food Bank and works to ensure clients have access to adequate nutritious food. This position has the primary responsibility for organizing gleaning at a local farmers market, organizing cooking and nutrition classes and assists with general food bank operations.
The Mission of Cross Lutheran Church is to Share the Good News of God’s love in Jesus Christ, to Serve our Community and to Advocate for Justice. The congregation is 145 years old and is located in Milwaukee's central city.
Food Justice Community Gardner & Organizer - Under the direction of the Senior Pastor/Bread of Healing Staff, We’re looking for a dynamic organizer to help build a powerful millenial movement for food justice including community organizing, urban agriculture/gardening and practices and strategies for healthy and environmentally conscious sustainable living.
The Food Justice Organizer coordinates the efforts of All Peoples Church in addressing food insecurity. This includes staffing the Isaiah 55 food pantry, supporting meal ministries of the congregation and implementing our youth gardening program.
The youth garden program (Kids Working To Succeed of KWTS) is a year-round discipleship and job training program for students ages 8-18. It includes working in the greenhouse, the grow room, the orchard and the community garden. Experience with gardening is helpful but training is available. Experience working with youth is required.
The Food Justice Organizer will also work to link the efforts of the congregation with other gardens, groups, churches and agencies in our neighborhoods and throughout the city.
The mission of All Peoples Church is: Let the glory of the Lord rise among All Peoples.
We fulfill this mission through our core values:
Kids Come First - all decisions consider in the impact on youth and families.
We make disciples - through worship and small group expressions we encourage individuals to grow in faith.
We serve soul food - Jesus made table fellowship a sign of the kingdom and our work around food justice address both the physical and spiritual needs of our community.
We partner for justice - our community is aligned with community groups and other congregations to strengthen our work for justice.
We provide sacred space - this is expressed in our care for the building, the community garden, orchard, and greenhouse and our commitment to the city.
All Peoples means all - we embrace the full diversity of our community in race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability.
Chicken Soup Brigade (CSB), the Food Program of Lifelong, provides nutrition services to people living with HIV/AIDS and/or other chronic illnesses in the greater Puget Sound Region. CSB provides balanced groceries and medically specific meals for those with difficult to address dietary needs such as no gluten/no dairy, kidney dialysis restrictions, easily digestible foods, and nutritious soft foods for those with difficulty chewing or swallowing. CSB also offers individual nutritional counseling with our staff registered dietitians. At CSB we believe that food is medicine. The Food Program Assistant is a critical member of the team serving in multiple facets of the organization. This individual will assist the Volunteer Coordinator as the CSB volunteer liaison, helping in the placement, welcome, and training of new volunteers. The position will also work directly with the Assistant Manager of Distribution on coordinating food delivery to homebound by maintaining route sheets, staging grocery and meal bags for delivery, assisting in client communications, and driving agency vehicles to deliver the food. Finally the volunteer will support the work of the warehouse team by assisting in donation acquisition, inventory tracking, and determining bag contents.
Screen clients for eligibility and schedule appointments for Homeless and Homeless Prevention programs. Light casework, connecting pantry dependent clients to appropriate community services and when appropriate assisting client with application process to these services. Enter client information into database, complete intake paperwork, and assist with food related programs.
The Northwest Volunteer Coordinator - Food Focused recruits and manages volunteers for a variety of programs at Bread for the City's Northwest Center. He or she also spends approximately 30% of their time with our food department, working with volunteers and client leaders to facilitate collaboration between our food pantries, fruit orchard and rooftop gardens. As such, interest in and knowledge of sustainable agriculture are valuable. The Northwest Volunteer Coordinator must be able to manage multiple projects and priorities, keep track of many details, and be able to communicate effectively with diverse audiences. A passion for service and a sense of humor are also important.
This Volunteer will be a key member of the ELCA World Hunger team in the ELCA's Mission Advancement unit. ELCA World Hunger was born from and is sustained by a thousand-strong network of passionate volunteer leaders and congregations members throughout the ELCA. We support, nurture and grow the capacity of the church to respond to poverty and hunger through events, resources and other support. As a program assistant with ELCA World Hunger, s/he will provide program support in these areas: (1) Event planning, implementation and follow up, as well as related resources and communication. (2) Ongoing ELCA World Hunger volunteer networking efforts, including content collection and writing for monthly newsletters, online network meeting hosting, event-related support and planning and other projects as assigned. (3) The new 'peer-to-peer' fundraising tool and related program. (4) Program representation as requested through verbal and written communication, including at events and meetings. (4) Other duties as assigned, including some domestic travel.
Nativity House program specialist: Interact with guests, develop professional trusting relationships. Provide a listening ear for guests struggling with life issues. Assist with the clothing room, long term storage, providing information and referral services, providing toiletries, preparing and serving meals, providing rental assistance, and participating in the end of day clean up. Work with other staff to provide a safe and respectful environment. As part of the staff team, provide behavioral management for disruptive guests.
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.
Recruit, organize and lead volunteers in the daily tasks of the pantry.
Faith in Place works with religious congregations, inspiring them to be more environmentally intentional through our programs. We do this through outreach and also by responding to requests and suggestions that come in. Our Faith in Place Lutheran Volunteer interacts a lot with Faith in Place's diverse partner congregations. One of the major activities is helping to set-up and manage the Winter Farmers' Markets that we sponsor. These are in all parts of the Chicago region and support local vendors who need buyers during the off season. They are also intended to help fill a void in some of the food scarce areas in our urban communities. This LVC position helps schedule and arrange logistics for the markets, working with other local volunteers and Faith in Place staff.Similarly, getting ready for the Illinois Environmental Council Lobby day in the spring, this LVC position helps set up the Faithful Citizen Workshops which precede lobby day, and recruit and organize the wide variety people who will ride buses down to Springfield. This is an exciting time, when we are addressing policy issues explicitly and connecting them to our faith values. The Faith in Place LVC staff person works on many other programs as needed. These include energy efficiency and education, urban agriculture, nature outings, and internal needs. There is both office work and field work involved.