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 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).
The assistant will work directly with the Youth Service Coordinator who keeps an academic record of each student enrolled in our programs. The position involves going to the local schools and getting acquainted with the administrators, having conferences on the academic progress, bringing the information back to the parents and incorporating into the tutorial sessions. Our goal is to assist each student with their academic needs. The assistant will also be involved in the after-school tutorial program, which runs from Monday through Thursday evening. The same approach and detail to education is emphasized during our summer camp.
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.
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.
Partner with Seattle's street youth as they journey toward a sustainable future. The Direct Service Intern position provides the opportunity to be involved in direct service to homeless and street-involved youth. Additionally, you will have the chance to provide vital administrative support, engage in education and advocacy efforts and liaison with other social service organizations working together to end youth homelessness. Receive supervision and mentoring as you invest in the lives of youth and learn invaluable skills in the process.
The Food Justice Organizer coordinates the efforts of All Peoples Church in addressing food insecurity. This includes staffing the Isaiah 55 food pantry, supporting meal ministries of the congregation and implementing our youth gardening program.
The youth garden program (Kids Working To Succeed of KWTS) is a year-round discipleship and job training program for students ages 8-18. It includes working in the greenhouse, the grow room, the orchard and the community garden. Experience with gardening is helpful but training is available. Experience working with youth is required.
The Food Justice Organizer will also work to link the efforts of the congregation with other gardens, groups, churches and agencies in our neighborhoods and throughout the city.
The mission of All Peoples Church is: Let the glory of the Lord rise among All Peoples.
We fulfill this mission through our core values:
Kids Come First - all decisions consider in the impact on youth and families.
We make disciples - through worship and small group expressions we encourage individuals to grow in faith.
We serve soul food - Jesus made table fellowship a sign of the kingdom and our work around food justice address both the physical and spiritual needs of our community.
We partner for justice - our community is aligned with community groups and other congregations to strengthen our work for justice.
We provide sacred space - this is expressed in our care for the building, the community garden, orchard, and greenhouse and our commitment to the city.
All Peoples means all - we embrace the full diversity of our community in race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability.
The ministry assistant works with all aspects of congregational life. The primary focus of work is centered around our cross-generational ministries and specific youth programs. This includes supporting our year-round work ministry program Kids Working To Succeed (KWTS). KWTS engages youth in garden work in our community garden and greenhouse to fulfill the programs three priorities: to make disciples; instill a strong work ethic; and cultivate Christian stewardship. The ministry assistant will also engage in our high school and young adult ministries, worship leadership and our food justice work including food security for individuals and families living in poverty.
This position changes depending both on the skills and interests of the volunteer and current organizational needs. The volunteer will generally be playing a supporting role on policy, research, and/or communications efforts and will sometimes take a leadership role on a portion of our work. The volunteer will typically be tracking policy issues, doing research, writing memos and other policy documents, and helping with social media and online communications.
The role of the Program Assistant is to support the Youth Program Director and the Urban Plunge Coordinator in their efforts to plan, prepare for and execute scheduled retreats and immersion experiences. Included in this position is overseeing the preparation of program materials, retreat/activity facilitation, training and support youth facilitators and program volunteers, helping maintain contact with partner schools and organizations, and assisting in the execution of the retreats and plunges and other appropriate tasks as designated by the Director.
Serve as a frontline youth worker and instruct youth in the kitchen at program site (teach classes 4 days/week). Oversee logistics for classes and program activities (1) Grocery shop for supplies for Brainfood classes (2) Serve as primary Brainfood contact at the program site (3) Build relationships and serve as a positive role model for youth participants. (4) Maintain contact with participants and families - re: enrollment, special events, student updates, etc. (5) Assist with the management of weekly classroom volunteers (recruitment, training, retention) (6) Work with the Program Director and Program Coordinator to initiate ongoing improvements to curriculum, and expand opportunities for Brainfood students (7) Work to implement recruitment strategy for Brainfood after school and summer programs (8) Write and develop curriculum for Brainfood programs. (9) Assist with the management of relationships with feeder schools, families, restaurants, other community resources for program (10) Schedule and manage volunteer instructors and Guest Chefs at the site (11) Assist with the coordination of program-related Special Event planning, including securing space, recruiting volunteers, and obtaining any equipment and supplies needed (12) Assist with Brainfood fundraisers as needed, including recruiting and supervising youth representatives (14) Generate written content for program reports and evaluations (15) Collect and enter data for program evaluations (16) Assist in program development and any focus groups or pilot programs regarding program growth (17) Have fun while building community through food!
The Program Associate will join the energetic team of program staff and will be responsible for implementing Thurgood Marshall Academy's primary supplemental programs, including tutoring, mentoring, enrichment, community service, and special events. These programs draw on a corps of over 300 volunteers recruited from business, law, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Program Associate will join the energetic team of program staff and will be responsible for implementing Thurgood Marshall Academy's primary supplemental programs, including tutoring, mentoring, enrichment, community service, and special events. These programs draw on a corps of over 300 volunteers recruited from business, law, nonprofit, and government sectors.
Redeemer Center for Life was formed in 1999 with a survey of the neighborhood, led by Redeemer Lutheran Congregation, assessing the needs of Harrison residents. Identified was an increased need for programming and services for children and families to combat the poverty with affordable housing, after-school activities for children and increased employment. In 1999, Redeemer Center for Life, Inc. became a non-profit with the specific mission to be a beacon of hope to residents of the Harrison Neighborhood.
The organization’s strategic plan is to be responsive to the community by addressing specific neighborhood needs of housing, out of school activities, and employment. OUR GOALS are to:• Create a place of safety and belonging, •Promote health and equity in neighborhood supporting opportunities for employment and training. •Provide opportunities for residents to experience the fulfillment of their potential.
The Redeemer Church Worker position will work to secure a role on the staff team based on the gifts the volunteer brings, administration, music, writing, barista. Utilize those sills to demonstrate partnership between church and nonprofit. Also serve in church community in the practices of worship, administration and ministry. This position is a time for the volunteer to work at the intersection of faith and social work and discern interest in seminary, social work, research and other options.