Placement Positions

More about these examples of LVC positions
Each year, Lutheran Volunteer Corps matches approximately 50 full time Volunteers with social justice non-profit organizations in our program cities across the U.S. The directory below provides a SAMPLE list of placement positions for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 program years.  About 80% of LVC partner organizations re-apply each year; and in addition, we will have new positions that are not yet on the list.

LVC Applicants get to see the list of 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.

Youth Community Development Associate – Redeemer Center for Life

Position: Youth Community Development Associate – Redeemer Center for Life
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Organization Description: Redeemer Center for Life was formed in 1998 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.
Position Description:

This position is one of four available positions at the Redeemer Center for Life. Generally, this Volunteer will support and sustain youth and community development in North Minneapolis. This Volunteer connects and resources children, youth, and young adults through out-of-school activities that benefit community development in North Minneapolis. This will occur by impacting education, leadership, and employment readiness among children, youth, and young adults, which are some of the position's accountabilities. They will receive direction from the Director for Youth Programs and the Executive Director.

Specifically, this Volunteer will support youth development through year-round, out-of-school activities, including YouthBank (a youth-led foundation), Venture North Bike and Coffee Shop, Health Commons at the Living Room, youth employment training, work skill development, retreats, participation with the urban garden, activities involving the community bread oven, and open mic events. They will foster vibrant, multi-ethnic, and transformational outreach among children, youth, and young adults in the Harrison Neighborhood of North Minneapolis.

This Volunteer will promote collaborative activities and partnerships in North Minneapolis, Redeemer Center for Life, and Redeemer Congregation. They will partner with area congregations and youth development organizations including Youthprise, Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board, Inter-faith Youth Leadership Coalition, and the Minneapolis Northside Achievement Zone. They must function as a “team player” with staff, congregation members, neighborhood residents, and partner organizations.

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LVC City: Minneapolis MN