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.
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.
The East Bay Community Law Center seeks a bright, enthusiastic LV to provide client services with one or more of its legal practice areas. The LV will be trained in the subject matter of their assigned practice(s) and will work closely with practice attorneys and paralegals to provide client intake, information & referral, and direct services at EBCLC's main office or satellite office and at off-site clinics. LVs may help with community outreach, help train and support volunteers and law students, and will assist with some services-related administrative tasks. LVs will work with EBCLC's general client population, which consists primarily of low-income individuals and families, including homeless and undocumented clients. In many instances, the LV will be the primary contact with the client (under the supervision of an EBCLC attorney or paralegal). Depending on the services provided, LVs may interact with clients only once or multiple times to resolve client's needs and issues.
The Immigration Legal Assistant (ILA) will be the face of Christ for the first contact with our office by immigrants and their families seeking immigration assistance. The ILA will make appointments, respond to client inquiries regarding their cases, and make referrals to appropriate agencies for other types of services. The ILA will assist in correspondence with clients regarding notifications from the Department of Homeland Security or the Immigration Court; maintain case entry into the database; do general office work in filing and answering phones; and organize and copy immigration application packets for submission. As knowledge base is gained, duties will include completing immigration applications for attorney review. The ILA may also choose to assist the Clinic, in collaboration with other organizations, in the coordination of ongoing preparations for possible immigration reform throughout the State of Maryland. This would involve outreach to churches and community organizations throughout the state.
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.
The Volunteer will work with asylum seeking clients to screen their cases for placement with volunteer attorneys, gather and track data related to our clients, supervise interns conducting phone intake and also writing summaries of asylum cases. The Volunteer will also assist staff attorneys that support volunteer attorneys locally and nationally. The Volunteer must be able to communicate with non-English speakers and people of varied cultural backgrounds. The Volunteer also must be professional, have strong written and oral communication skills, and be organized.
This position will work within the Milwaukee County Restraining Order Clinic and District Attorney's office to provide services, support and assistance to domestic violence victims from diverse backgrounds. The Systems Based Advocate will work to help clients understand and navigate the civil and criminal court systems processes, explore their options and rights when utilizing these systems, develop safety plans and access needed community resources. This position must maintain collaborative relationships with, but not limited to Prosecutors, Law Enforcement, Court Commissioners, Judges, Victim Witness specialists and other advocacy staff ~~ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. (1) Collaborate with all Sojourner Family Peace Center staff to assist clients and ensure all safety planning, community resource and legal assistance needs are met, among others. Make client referrals to agency and community resources as needed. (2) Provide legal advocacy to victims of domestic abuse, harassment, individuals at risk and child abuse seeking temporary restraining orders and injunctions. (3) Facilitate interaction between victims and the Assistant District Attorneys. Relate specific needs and concerns of victims to District Attorney staff and other criminal justice staff with the victims' permission whenever it is necessary. (4) Accompany clients to legal proceedings as requested or necessary; become knowledgeable about basic proceedings in criminal, civil and family law in order to assist and support clients understanding and navigation of these systems. (5) Provide services including follow-up telephone calls, information and referral to other services, preparation for the final injunction hearing, and accompanying victims to court. Document all contacts (6) Assist clients in developing a personal safety plan (7) Work with internal programs and external partners such as the police, district attorney's office and school systems among others, to maximize the effectiveness of restraining orders and injunctions for clients (8) Assess clients for emergency legal needs and refer them to the staff paralegal and attorneys at Legal Action Wisconsin or other legal resources (9) Remain informed about legislation, issues and concerns in court systems (10) Collect, maintain and report client data, computerized and hard copy files (11) Maintain client files, including outcome information. Record and report when community resources aren't available to clients (12) Assist with gathering and compiling advocacy statistics and assist with reports to funding sources (13) Work and support other System Based Advocacy programs as needed (14) Respond to calls for support, information, referrals, and/or counsel (15) Attend internal staff meetings and team meetings (16) Practice agency policies and safety in the workplace (17) Create and implement personal and professional development plan (18) Maintain professional image at all times and be respectful of other staff, volunteers and clients.(19) Other duties as assigned by the program supervisor