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.
As an organization grounded in the Latino community, it is El Centro de la Raza's mission to build unity across all racial and economic sectors, to organize, empower and defend its most vulnerable and marginalized populations, and to bring justice, dignity, equality and freedom to all the peoples of the world. Vision: El Centro de la Raza (ECDLR) envisions a world free of oppression based on poverty, racism, sexism, sexual orientation and discrimination of any kind that limits equal access to the resources that ensure a healthy and productive life for all peoples and future generations in peace, love and harmony.Through our 44 comprehensive programs and services, we empower the Latino community as fully participating members of society by providing strong programs for children, youth, families, and elders. ECDLR was founded four decades ago in 1972, when a group of diverse community members led a peaceful and innovative three-month occupation of a local abandoned school building. Today, as a voice and a hub for the Latino community, we advocate on behalf of our people and work to achieve social justice. In 2014, we will break ground on an equitable, transit-oriented development on its south lot. Named for our founder and civil rights leader, Plaza Roberto Maestas will include affordable transit-oriented housing, retail and micro-business space, new classrooms for our Child Development Center, community events space and a public, Latino-style plaza. This project will expand our services, and make the Beacon Hill neighborhood a destination for all residents of King County and the State of Washington. The majority of our 79-member staff possesses native and acquired proficiency in both Spanish and English, and practices the customs and traditions of the Latino community. In 2013, ECDLR served 13,975 individuals and 7,979 households, and from July 2013 to June 2014, 99 percent of participants met their outcomes in programs funded by United Way.
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.
For over 35 years, Full Life Care has provided community based alternatives to institutionalized long term care for low income, frail, and disabled adults. In 2011 we changed our name to better reflect the range of age groups and populations we serve. Full Life Care is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for frail elders and people with chronic or terminal illnesses and disabilities. We respect the dignity of our participants and provide for them with care and compassion. We are committed through our program of health and social services, to the independence and well-being of all participants and to providing respite for caregivers.
The Health Education and Volunteer Engagement Specialist serving in the South Seattle Adult Day health program will provide direct service to elderly and disabled adults in the adult day health program, including planning and leading therapeutic group activities and evidence-based health promotion programs for elderly and disabled adults as well as engaging volunteers in programming.
Vision: All people will grow and age with dignity, safety and wellness. Mission: Recognizing that all we have comes from God, we have been called to be faithful and courageous stewards of God's resources. Following Christ's call to serve, we will meet the physical, emotional and spiritual neesds of seniors; respond to needs in community health; and support the ministry of the Church. Operational Mission: Christ-centered service to seniors and each other.For over 130 years we have been serving Seniors through health and housing ministries. We do so through our CHRIST Promises of Compassion, Honor, Relationship, Integrity, Serve,and Teamwork.
A servant who will provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support to our Memory Support Residents and their families in partnership with our Direct Care Partners. At Immanuel our goal is to always meet Resident's needs and build relationships of trust, security, safety, and acceptance through an environment that allows for each person to be uniquely their own.