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.

HIV/AIDS

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Lifelong empowers people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS and/or other chronic conditions to lead healthier lives. Lifelong was formed in January 2001 through the merger of Chicken Soup Brigade and Northwest AIDS Foundation. This union created a new agency ready to face a new era in the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In 2004, Lifelong's food program returned to the name Chicken Soup Brigade, to reflect the changing scope of services the food program now offers. In order to continue to provide home-cooked meals and nutritious groceries to clients with HIV/AIDS and to respond to the moral imperative to serve individuals with other illnesses, the food program's mission expanded to include serving home-bound seniors and people with chronic conditions. By expanding, Lifelong has been able to secure additional funding streams for the food program, as well as sharing the Chicken Soup Brigade kitchen'a valuable community resource'with other people in need. Chicken Soup Brigade views food as medicine and is committed to serving clients in the Puget Sound area with the nutritious food they need to manage their medical conditions.

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.

Seattle WA
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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
The mission of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago is to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS and improve the lives of peopleaffected by the epidemic. Founded in 1985 by community activists and physicians, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago is a local and national leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS. We collaborate with community organizations to develop and improve HIV/AIDS services; fund and coordinate prevention, care, and advocacy projects; and champion effective, compassionate HIV/AIDS policy.

The Lutheran volunteer will primarily support the external relations (communications and development) teams to create, curate and analyze messaging for AFC's programs and services, in addition to fundraising initiatives, using digital and other online platforms. The role of this position is to work with all departments (housing, case management, advocacy, etc.) to gather information and create unique communications campaigns that meet the awareness and strategic goals of each project. This position will also communicate and work directly with AFC's constituents to gather personal stories, solicit in-kind donations, and cultivate volunteers and donors. During peak event times, the volunteer will be responsible for other duties involved in the planning and execution of events such as AIDS Run & Walk Chicago, Annual Meeting, World AIDS Day, Team to End AIDS (T2) endurance training program events and others.

Chicago IL