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 email@example.com if you have particular questions about available positions.
The Activities Coordinator is responsible for the enrichment of the community atmosphere at SAHA's Berkeley/Oakland residential senior and family sites through planning, developing, implementing, and overseeing various social, recreational and therapeutic activities offered to SAHA residents. The AC will focus on preventing social isolation in our senior communities by coordinating with services and management staff to offer on-site activities, social parties, large scale holiday events and field trips. The AC will focus on education and community building in our family communities by coordinating with services and management staff to offer on-site activities, social parties, large-scale holiday events and field trips. Two of the main projects that will come throughout the year are producing a monthly newsletter that is distributed to all of the sites, highlighting different wellness, social or news topics, and planning holiday celebrations. These celebrations will be at each building, and the AC is responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of all events. The AC will manage their own budget, and be expected to ensure even distribution of funds throughout their portfolio. Along with these larger projects, the AC will be expected to run 8-10 activities a week throughout the year at various sites, answering the needs of our residents.
In order for LPCS clients to reach their maximum potential, each need a stable, safe, healthy, positive place in which to make life changes. The Case Manager is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and respectful relationship with Guests of the interim housing facility. Clients will become more invested in their own life changes when they feel connected to something larger than themselves - a community. The Case Manager encourages clients to engage in LPCS' community and in their immediate community. Through this relationship, clients are able to connect to other social service agencies, resulting in greater social skills and more positive decision-making abilities.
The Case Manager develops trusting relationships with Miriam's Kitchen guests, provides referrals and information, and engages individuals in clinical case management. The Case Manager assists homeless guests to work toward the goals they identify, including seeking employment, housing, applying for benefits, and obtaining health care, mental health care, and drug treatment. There are also opportunities to lead groups for the Miriam's Studio Program, which provides a smaller, therapeutic environment every weekday morning and afternoon. Classes include art, creative writing, yoga, client-led advocacy, and poetry. Case Managers are encouraged to participate in provider groups and advocacy coalitions to help meet the needs of homeless individuals in Washington, D.C.
The Client Access Associate I provides best-in-class customer service to clients, staff and visitors through administrative support. This role accurately and efficiently manages confidential information in multiple databases and systems to support clients through every stage of their visit at Health Care for the Homeless (HCH). This position reports directly to a manager within the Clinical Administration department.
The Lutheran Volunteer will work closely with the Communications Director on in-house graphic design and production of material, including newsletters, brochures, and publications related to special events. With support from the Communications Director, the LVC placement will develop content, research, interview and write/edit communications materials to support the Ministry of Caring's mission. In addition, in order to work directly with those served by the Ministry, the LVC placement will also work one day a week as a classroom assistant in one of the Ministry's child care centers.
~~30% of time allocated to promoting and developing our Child and Youth Programming. Working with the children and youth of our program: completing assessments, setting goals, advocating for other services, setting up programming, working in a team to provide case consultation/peer feedback, co-leading or leading groups. ~~60% of time working on the following special projects as our Community Resource Advocate: 1.) Updating existing resources with new access information 2.) Researching new employment resources for program participants 3.) Researching new academic and training resources for program participants 4.) Researching additional support services, ie. domestic violence, mental health, chemical dependency, physical health and wellbeing resources for program participants 5.) Researching additional housing resources and connecting with various housing partners 6.) Communicating with program case managers about the additional resources during weekly staff meetings and providing updates on existing resources 7.) Engaging the community by providing consultation to walk ins and community calls (non-program members) helping these individuals to connect and access basic services in the community 8.) Creating holiday and community celebrations for residents and youth, Connecting with a multitude of community programs and individual donors to obtain holiday supplies and gifts 9.) Engaging with program residents to determine desired and appropriate/supportive social and recreational opportunities, and then implement aforementioned opportunities, by connecting with sponsors. The Community Resource Advocate is seated at the front desk and also performs office tasks such as answering incoming calls, taking messages, meeting clients as they come in for sessions, collecting program fees from clients, and various other administrative tasks.
The Development and Policy Associate is a key member of both the Development and the Policy teams at MHP. On the Policy team, responsibilities include coordinating campaigns for state and/or federal affordable housing policy; drafting communications to constituents, partners, and policy makers; organizing stakeholders in coalitions; and supporting lobbying efforts at the state and/or federal levels. On the Development team, responsibilities will focus on coordinating the MHP Investors Council, a group of companies/organizations concerned with affordable housing in Minnesota and committed to supporting the work of MHP. Tasks may include managing a fundraising database, drafting correspondence, and supporting the planning and implementation of a regular event series that convenes affordable housing industry leaders to engage in discussions about critical housing policy and practice issues. The Associate will also support grantwriting, social media, policy communications, and fundraising communications efforts.
The Donations & Communications Coordinator manages the donations program and communicates with the greater El Centro de la Raza community through the organization's bi-monthly eNewsletter and email list serve of over 6,000 subscribers. These subscriber rely on the eNewsletter and email blasts as their main source of news, information, events, and opportunities at El Centro de la Raza and surrounding communities. Responsibilities include coordinating with staff members to gather information and photos, writing articles and success stories, and announcements to keep our community well informed on what El Centro de la Raza is doing to combat social injustices. As a non-profit organization, El Centro de la Raza relies on donations and fundraisers to sustain our many programs, human services, and cultural events. Managing the donations program means receiving/processing all forms of donations to El Centro de la Raza, thanking and communicating with donors in various ways, coordinating fundraising projects and events with the development team, and any related tasks. This includes helping to plan and carry out cultural events, procuring donations, and assisting with the annual fundraising auction in various capacities. Spanish is helpful but not required.
Shelter Case Managers meet weekly or more with residents to partner with them and create a plan to end their experience of homelessness. The population OSH serves is extremely diverse and the reason for their state of homelessness is also diverse. People walk through our doors due to job loss, losing housing due to rising apartment costs, domestic violence, mental health issues, chemical health issues, a medical disability, legal dilemmas, having a lack of support, generational poverty, and many other reasons. The Case Manager has the opportunity to become extremely knowledgeable about addressing and resolving barriers. They become master navigators of social services. Additionally, the position offers guidance on how to empower individuals and offer them the ability to increase their self-esteem, hope, and belonging in positive community outlets. Case Managers learn to meet each person where they are at, listen to their needs with care, and offer resources and support to help them move forward beyond homelessness.
The LVC Events Assistant will assist in coordination of monthly Home Dedications and other events including the Hard Hat & Black Tie Gala, the Raise the Roof Golf Tournament, and other internal events as needed.
The Family Selection Assistant will work closely with the Family Services department to provide the best customer service to all Habitat Homeownership program applicants. The Family Selection Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Family Services Outreach Senior Associate with all components related to Family Selection. This would include, but is not limited to, conducting Exploration Sessions, assisting with Application Open Houses, conducting at-home interviews, and the property letter & family selection process.
The Grant Writer will serve in a capacity building position for the organization by raising financial support for Ministry of Caring programs. The Grant Writer will identify new funding sources, respond to Requests for Proposals, and submit renewal applications for continued funding from current grantors.
Assist the Director of Social Services in developing services for and delivering services to clients who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. These responsibilities include the following: interviewing, making assessments, and advocating on behalf of clients for services for which they are eligible for and/or have been unfairly denied or delayed in receiving; making referrals to appropriate community resources, including homeless shelters, emergency housing, subsidized housing, public benefits, job training, employment, health care providers, mental health centers, substance abuse treatment, and related programs; attending and participating in staff meetings and community meetings and developing linkages with other service providers as well; collaborating with HAP attorneys, legal interns and/or legal staff.
Provides direct service to Urban Rest Stop patrons by; Individual information and referral services, with an emphasis on housing and employment, assists in the identification and coordination of additional on-site services, assisting in daily Urban Rest Stop operations, cleaning, patron intake and reception, data base work assists with Urban Rest Stop web presence, represents the Urban Rest Stop at various community events, works with the Program Manager to develop additional services, volunteers and donations All URS staff and LVC/JVC positions are cross trained so all staff may work together. The Urban Rest Stop is requesting 2 LVC positions for the 2014-2015 Program year. We are opening a third URS in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. This neighborhood is a former working class neighborhood, which is being gentrified and while increasing its population of homeless residents .Ballard has a strong Lutheran presence. The URS @ Ballard has support from a number of neighborhood churches and organizations. I am seeking to further these relationships by developing a neighborhood URS @ Ballard Volunteer Core, which would assist in the daily operations of the URS, provide an antidote to the anti-homeless sentiment targeting the URS and it's patrons, and develop a base for resource donations,
The Marketing Assistant will assist in coordination of fundraising and promotional marketing campaigns throughout the year. The work will include content development and creation (email, blog articles, landing pages, print, and direct mail), campaign coordination, measuring and reporting on campaign results, and assisting with special events as needed.