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.

Health Care

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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
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Health Care for the Homeless works to prevent and end homelessness for vulnerable individuals and families by promoting access to comprehensive health care, affordable housing, and sustainable incomes through direct service, advocacy and community engagement.

This position will assist the medical unit clerks and medical team in making client appointments, answering phones and scheduling specialty appointments with outside medical providers; maintain client charts and provide general clerical support to the medical team and other community partners.

Baltimore MD
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First organized as a non-profit Lutheran medical mission organization in 1987 with the mission of 'continuing the holistic ministry of Jesus Christ by partnering with Lutheran efforts globally to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the communities served' Founded by returned medical missionaries, we today directly support the health care programs of Lutheran hospitals and health care programs in thirty countries world-wide.

The Lutheran Volunteer serving as Communications Assistant at Global Health Ministries will advance the vision of GHM by helping us build our social media presence and expanding the reach of our communications. The successful Volunteer will help us contemporize the delivery of our messages. This position reports to the Director for Mission Development, who is responsible for fundraising, marketing and communications, and congregational relationships, nurturing existing relationships and encouraging engagement from individuals and organizations not yet familiar with our ministry.

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Minneapolis MN
NAMI Nebraska is a state chapter with the NAMI national organization dedicated to providing education and support for persons (children and adults) experiencing a mental illness. A champion for recovery, NAMI-Nebraska is a statewide not for profit grassroots organization that provides high quality education and support services through its affiliates to those whose lives are touched by mental illness. NAMI NE collaborates with other organizations, governmental bodies, and advocates to improve services and the quality of life for people with a mental illness and their families.

NAMI Nebraska is the state chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), a grassroots advocacy organization that works for people living with mental illness, their family members and other loved ones. NAMI works to promote recovery through support, education, and advocacy. The LVC position at NAMI Nebraska focuses on community resources. People from across the state call the office looking for assistance finding mental health support in their communities. One of the primary responsibilities of the volunteer is to talk with people who are dealing with a crisis and help connect them with support services. A major part of the job is learning about available resources and making sure all the information is current. The volunteer is also responsible for all social media outreach, putting together a quarterly newsletter, assisting with the NAMI Walk (primary fundraiser), general office administration, and other forms of community outreach such as attending events and NAMI education programs. NAMI Nebraska is a small office and there is a lot of room to be involved in different focuses of the organization. Depending on the volunteers interests and abilities, it is possible to get involved with political advocacy on a state government level,program development, survey research projects about mental health needs/services in Omaha, among others. It should be emphasized that this position is best suited to an independent, self-starter.

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Omaha NE
Susan G. Komen Nebraska raises funds to support the Komen Promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

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.

Omaha NE
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The Bread of Healing if a free clinic in Milwaukee WI located in the lower level of Cross Lutheran Church. Since January 2000, it has provided free health care to the uninsured, underinsured, and those who face other barriers to health care. The clinic was created through a partnership between the University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine, Cross Lutheran Church, and Aurora Healthcare.The mission of the clinic is to assist people in obtaining a health care home and a primary health care provider.

The Lutheran Volunteer Corps Volunteer (LV) is the face of the Bread of Healing Clinic (BOHC). The LV will be one of the first people our clients see when they come into the clinic. The clinic asks that the LV would always put the client first, treat every client with respect, and have a sincere interest in each client's health and wellbeing. The BOHC is a place for students to learn, serving as a rotation site for up to 8 resident physicians, 2 medical students, and a number of nursing, social worker, and medical assistant students. The LV will need to interact with the students, assisting in their experience by directing them to resources, supplies, and most importantly helping to make them feel comfortable working in the clinic. In addition, the LV will also be working with a number of other volunteers. These volunteers usually come once a week to help out during clinic hours, and they truly are the backbone of the clinic. We show them our appreciation by trying to make their time at the clinic productive and spiritually uplifting. (1) Answer phone and return messages (2) Keep track of client data, number of visits, and number of labs (3) Track clients on Patient Drug Assistance Programs (4) Apply for Patient Drug Assistance Programs for clients (5) Help to write correspondence (6) Draw blood and take samples from clients after being trained (7) Perform EKGs on clients after being trained (8) Fill prescriptions for clients after being trained (9) Be ready to assist Doctor with noninvasive procedures (10) Help direct clients to appropriate resources (11) Attend meetings after clinic hours when appropriate, meet with the Board of Directors as needed (12) Assist the Medical Director and Clinic Director when needed Meet with the Clinic Director at least once every other week

Milwaukee WI
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Mission Statement: The Hepatitis Education Project is committed to providing support, education, advocacy and direct services for people affected by hepatitis and to helping raise hepatitis awareness among patients, medical providers and the general public. History: The Hepatitis Education Project was started in 1993 by a group of patients and medical professionals who wanted to provide support and education to others living with chronic hepatitis. Starting as just a single support group, the Hepatitis Education Project formally incorporated in April 1994. From that initial group, HEP began helping other people start their own hepatitis support groups, providing them with technical assistance and support. At the same time the support group meetings were starting, HEP began printing a newsletter, HEPNews. Copies of the newsletter were sent to patients and to physicians who specialized in gastroenterology and infectious diseases. From an initial mailing of 35 or 40 copies, the newsletter mailing grew to over 250 by the end of the first year. Today our quarterly newsletter goes out to about 4,000 people around the U.S. In February of 2000, HEP opened one of the only Hepatitis Resource Centers in the country, a walk-in and telephone support center for hepatitis patients and family members. Staffed almost entirely by volunteers, this center has provided counseling and support to thousands of patients since it opened and continues to provide much needed help today. Some of HEP's other current programs include working with local, state and federal legislators and agencies to advocate on behalf of hepatitis patients; offering free rapid hepatitis C screening and vaccination for hepatitis A and B; medical case management; and conducting educational programs for public health centers, community groups and correctional centers of youth and adults.

The LVC member placed with the Hepatitis Education Project would act as a community engagement and outreach worker. HEP's Community Liaison will focus on building and developing existing and new relationships with community organizations in the Greater Seattle area. The member will also work as an outreach worker to offer free hepatitis C testing at health fairs, community organizations, and walk-in clients. The member may also have the opportunity to work with case managers on specific client cases, assisting clients with healthcare navigation, enrolling in financial assistance and preparing for medical appointments. Outreach and Education: Conduct outreach in the community (i.e. schools, community centers, and shelters); provide health education in one-on-one or group settings (1) Conduct confidential Hepatitis C rapid screening tests with walk-in clients on-site and at partner organizations or health fairs. (2) Provide partner organizations with flyers, publications, etc. about HEP (3) Help develop promotional materials for distribution to partner organizations, community organizations in the Greater Seattle area (4) Maintain relationships with partner organizations and seek out new locations and partnerships to conduct outreach

Seattle WA
Lutheran World Relief (LWR) has been providing relief and development around the globe for 70 years. Empowered by God's unconditional love in Jesus Christ, we envision a world in which each person, every community, and all generations live in justice dignity and peace. Affirming God's love for all people, we work with Lutherans and partners around the world to end injustice, poverty, and human suffering.

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.

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Baltimore MD
Lutheran World Relief (LWR) has been providing relief and development around the globe for 70 years. Empowered by God's unconditional love in Jesus Christ, we envision a world in which each person, every community, and all generations live in justice dignity and peace. Affirming God's love for all people, we work with Lutherans and partners around the world to end injustice, poverty, and human suffering.

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.

Baltimore MD
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Residential Aides tend to the daily needs of the residents; personal care, medication
administration, emotional support;perform/assist the residents in activities of daily living, such as housekeeping,cooking, and laundry; maintain an orderly,
hospitable, and home-like environment; provide emotional support to families and
friends of people living with AIDS; provide guidance for community volunteers to assist with the above responsibilities; work five eight-hour shifts on a rotating basis—not to exceed 40 hours/week—including evenings,holidays and weekends; work under the direction of the Program Manager NOTE: This is not a medical position.

AIDS Interfaith Residential Services (AIRS) is a private, non-profit agency, which provides comprehensive supportive housing services to enhance quality of life, emphasizing self-sufficiency for low-income and homeless individuals and families living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS and other disabilities.  AIRS began with The Don Miller House Program, a residential program providing 24-hour care to individuals living with HIV/AIDS.  Since 1987, when AIRS was founded, the Don Miller House has been home for more than 100 people living with HIV/AIDS.

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Baltimore MD
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Opened in March 1998, Mission: To embrace residents living with terminal illnesses and their families with quality end of life care and to provide end of life education in the community.

Under general supervision of the executive director, the Volunteer/Activity Coordinator is responsible for the continuation and further development of all aspects of the Hospice House Volunteer program. The individual is also responsible for scheduling a variety of activities for residents and families of Hospice House.The volunteer coordinator will oversee a vibrant volunteer program that has been in operation since Hospice House opened. The coordinator will recruit, educate, support, oversee, care for, schedule and direct and or re-direct the Hospice House volunteers. Hospice House volunteers typically assist with resident care, sit with residents for friendly visits, offer comfort or security to fearful residents and/or families and friends, extend hospitality to all, answer phones, bake cookies, etc. The volunteer coordinator will schedule inservice education and volunteer appreciation events periodically. The coordinator will maintain volunteer records (education, inservice, hours of volunteerism, database, etc.) and may develop a volunteer newsletter. The volunteer coordinator will also facilitate activities for residents and families in conjunction with current volunteers and affiliated community organizations such as Merry Makers, Healing Touch Practitioners, Pet Therapy volunteers, Omaha Musicians Guild performers, etc.

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Omaha NE
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Mission Statement: The Hepatitis Education Project is committed to providing support, education, advocacy and direct services for people affected by hepatitis and to helping raise hepatitis awareness among patients, medical providers and the general public. History: The Hepatitis Education Project was started in 1993 by a group of patients and medical professionals who wanted to provide support and education to others living with chronic hepatitis. Starting as just a single support group, the Hepatitis Education Project formally incorporated in April 1994. From that initial group, HEP began helping other people start their own hepatitis support groups, providing them with technical assistance and support. At the same time the support group meetings were starting, HEP began printing a newsletter, HEPNews. Copies of the newsletter were sent to patients and to physicians who specialized in gastroenterology and infectious diseases. From an initial mailing of 35 or 40 copies, the newsletter mailing grew to over 250 by the end of the first year. Today our quarterly newsletter goes out to about 4,000 people around the U.S. In February of 2000, HEP opened one of the only Hepatitis Resource Centers in the country, a walk-in and telephone support center for hepatitis patients and family members. Staffed almost entirely by volunteers, this center has provided counseling and support to thousands of patients since it opened and continues to provide much needed help today. Some of HEP's other current programs include working with local, state and federal legislators and agencies to advocate on behalf of hepatitis patients; offering free rapid hepatitis C screening and vaccination for hepatitis A and B; medical case management; and conducting educational programs for public health centers, community groups and correctional centers of youth and adults.

The LVC member placed the Hepatitis Education Project would act as a health educator and outreach worker. HEP's Outreach Officer will focus on reaching youth and adults in the Greater Seattle area with medically accurate and appropriate information about hepatitis as well as testing and vaccination services. With the support of HEP's site supervisor, the member will serve as HEP's Youth Outreach Program Officer and will work with schools and youth-focused service organizations in and around Seattle to schedule and facilitate education sessions, offer free hepatitis C testing and link at-risk and positive youth with local resources and services. The member will also play an active role in adult education, outreach and support which includes testing and vaccination events, health fairs and support group program support. The member may also have the opportunity to work with case managers on specific client cases, assisting clients with healthcare navigation, enrolling in financial assistance and preparing for medical appointments. Specific activities will include: (1) Outreach and Education: Conduct outreach in the community (i.e. schools, community centers, jails and shelters); provide health education in one-on-one or group settings (2) Conduct confidential Hepatitis C rapid screening tests with walk-in clients on-site and at partner organizations or health fairs. (3) Maintain relationships with partner organizations and seek out new locations and partnerships to conduct outreach (4) Explore funding sources to incentivize youth outreach and adult testing (5) Lead workshops that teach other educators to use the developed curriculum (6) Disperse hepatitis curriculum to interested agencies across the nation.

Seattle WA