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 LVC Volunteer will join a fun, engaging, and dynamic advocacy and education program in a position that focuses on engaging Habitat supporters in learning about housing and poverty issues and engaging them as grassroots advocates for public policy. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity has worked to provide affordable housing opportunities to the Twin Cities and seven county metro area for 29 years. We continue our efforts to eliminate poverty housing in our community but recognize that the need for affordable housing is much bigger than we can solve by our programs alone. To achieve our mission and multiply our impact, we are engaging supporters in advocacy for public policy to increase the supply of housing at every level of the housing continuum ' emergency shelter, supportive housing, rental, and homeownership. The Volunteer will also spend a portion of their time in our Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) Program. Neighborhood Revitalization was created to address the needs of two neighborhoods (Jordan in North Minneapolis, and Frogtown in St. Paul) that have some of the highest poverty rates in the state, and have experienced years of economic and racial injustices. The Volunteer will help us organize and build relationships in the community so that neighborhood residents are driving the decisions that affect their neighborhoods, and ultimately experience increased overall quality of life.
The volunteer will provide to individuals information and referrals, they will be responsible for preparing a continental breakfast and lunch for the clients in the program, they will facilitate between one and three classes per week for those in early recovery, they will provide administrative assistance such as answering phones, coordination of monthly newsletters, plan and facilitate weekly outings, assist with fundraisers and community events.
The Specialist would work within our After School program coaching girls and building relationships with 4-5 program sites throughout Chicago. The program follows Girls in the Game's proven and structured curriculum. The program operates at each site once a week, and each session includes fun sports, health and leadership activities. The program covers a wide variety of activities and topics, and emphasizes teamwork and good sportswomanship. The Specialist establishes good relationships with site contacts, recruits girls for the program, leads programming three to four afternoons each week, supports other coaches at their sites, tracks enrollment and attendance, and overall ensures the program's success. Over the summer, the Specialist begins planning for the next school year, and also coaches in Girls in the Game's Summer Camp, which includes four weeks of day camp and four days of overnight camp (sleeping accommodations are cabins).
A Volunteer will be primarily responsible to represent and support the work of the Justice for Women Program and the Theological Discernment Team in the Office of the Presiding Bishop through communication and organization. The Volunteer will work with external and internal partners to plan, coordinate, and support meetings and events, including the Women and Justice Social Statement Task Force and Lutheran scholars, church leaders, and activists. The Volunteer will collaborate with colleagues to support justice for women in church and society through social media, the UN Commission on the Status of Women, and ELCA-related organizations and institutions. The Volunteer will have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing research in feminist, womanist, Latina and mujerista theologies, gender studies, and Lutheran theology and to program resources on gender-based violence. Other work includes project management (as possible opportunities are identified during the year), files, and archival preservation for the Theological Discernment Team.
Madrona Grace is a small, progressive, diverse church located about three miles from downtown Seattle in a beautiful and walk-able neighborhood called Madrona. We are seeking a young adult to be a part of our pastoral team who can help organize and develop creative, sustainable ministries by drawing on the assets of our extended community.
The Specialist will work in our Camps and Clinics program with an emphasis on building relationships with new sites, community partners, and program participants. The Camps and Clinics program includes a summer camp, clinics over spring and winter school breaks, and Game Days ' one day clinics for groups of 20-100 girls. All programming follows a set curriculum and each activity incorporates sports and fitness, health and leadership development. The Program Specialist will be responsible for assisting the Camps and Clinics Manager with curriculum development, program planning and logistics, record keeping and program delivery. From September through June, the Specialist will focus on clinics during school breaks, Game Days and planning for Summer Camp. Over the summer, the Specialist will work in the Girls in the Game Summer Camp leading programming and helping to supervise campers. Summer Camp operates daily for five weeks in July and August with four weeks of day camp in Chicago and four days of overnight camp in Indiana (sleeping accommodations are cabins). We understand that our LV may not be able to stay through the end of camp, although that would be ideal. This position reports to the Camps and Clinics Manager.
NVRDC seeks a case management program assistant to provide hospital based crisis support in an on-call capacity as part of the DC Sexual Assault Crisis Response Program and to work collaboratively to provide case management support to survivors of crime. This individual will take approximately 4 on-call shifts lasting 24 hours each month for survivors of sexual assault seeking a medical forensic examination. This individual will provide case management to survivors of all crime including, providing referrals, attending court or other legal proceedings with a survivor of crime, completing criminal compensation applications, and provide on-going support. This individual will be resourceful, highly organized, a team player, very flexible, a critical and analytical thinker, self-reflective and self-aware, and open to growth and learning. The case management program assistant will be committed to working with people from diverse cultural, linguistic, economic, educational and vocational backgrounds to demonstrate NVRDC's dedication to social justice and access to justice for all victims of crime in DC.
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.
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
Susan G. Komen® Southeast Wisconsin is the top local source for funding programs that provide breast health services, breast cancer education and outreach in its seven-county service area. The organization empowers the residents in Southeast Wisconsin with information about the importance of early detection and breast health. It donates 75% of net funds raised to vital local breast health services and dedicates the remaining 25% to national research to find the cures.
Since 1999, Komen Southeast Wisconsin has raised more than $11.3 million, with $9.3 million of that funding local programs right here in Southeast Wisconsin and $3.3 million to help fund national research grants. Komen Southeast Wisconsin is part of the big picture to eradicate breast cancer, but it's also focused on the local needs of its neighbors. The organization is dedicated to educating Milwaukee-area residents about breast cancer through Kohl’s Conversations for the Cure, along with funding life-saving screening and treatment programs for our neighbors currently battling this disease.
The Communications & Marketing Intern will assist in all pre-planning, logistics, participant services and administrative duties necessary for both the annual Spring Fundraising Event in the spring (March), Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) and Race for the Cure® (September) - The largest race in the Greater Milwaukee area gathering nearly 19,000 participants and raising $1+ million as well as other mission- and event-specific digital, print and broadcast communications
The Communications & Marketing Intern will work in a team atmosphere and have the opportunity to learn about a wide range of areas in a non-profit organization and major event planning and communications. Occasional weekend or evening availability depending upon event schedules.
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.
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.
The Communications Associate effectively fosters communication about Luther Place and Steinbruck Center ministries to the congregation and wider community by managing websites, social media, Sunday & weekday bulletin production and overall marketing and visibility of the church. The Communications Associate is supervised by the Organizer of Community Life & Justice with regard to website and social media platforms and by the Parish Administer with regard to bulletin production materials. The Communications Associate is required to submit bi-weekly reports to his/her supervisors, discuss those reports his/her supervisors, and attend staff meetings and retreats. The Associate is a Lutheran Volunteer Corp position scheduled Sunday through Thursday, 9am-5pm with occasional additional days for special events. The Communications Associate will be evaluated at least twice each year. The evaluation will be based on an assessment submitted by the Organizer of Community Life & Justice and Parish Administrator. The evaluation will weigh the Communications Associate's performance in the following job responsibilities based on the percentage provided below.
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.
Provides support within the Day Program. Assists Day Program Manager with planning activities and provides instructional support for Day Program members.