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.

Position Type & Concern Area(s)
Organization Description
Refugee Services is a program of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) and an affiliate of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS). Both LSS and LIRS began providing services to refugees after World War II. A formal program to resettle refugees began at LSS in 1975. The goals of Refugee Services are: (1) To assist refugees resettle in Minnesota and become self-sufficient (2) To ensure newly-arrived refugees' basic needs are met (3) To promote the participation of the church and community in refugee resettlement (4) To advocate for refugees on local, national and international levels (5) To assist refugees with the process of family reunification and immigration-related paperwork (6) To provide on-going American friendship to newly-arrived refugees through mentors and volunteers. All of these goals fit into the overall mission of LSS, which is 'Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota expresses the love of Christ for all people through service that inspires hope, changes lives, and builds community.'
Position Description

The Family Reunification Coordinator:
1) Coordinates a state-wide program to reunite refugees with family members currently living overseas.
2) Develops a system to ensure that clients are assisted in a timely manner.
3) Provides ongoing training to staff and volunteers on the completion of necessary paperwork.
4) Schedules clients and holds weekly walk-in hours to provide direct assistance to refugees in the completion of family reunification paperwork.
5) Maintains regular contact with federal officials to check on the status of refugee cases overseas, learns about any policy changes, and advocates for refugees involved in the family reunification program.

LVC City
Minneapolis MN

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