Lutheran Services in Iowa
  • Capacity Development
  • Des Moines, IA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Total Compensation Package

LSI is seeking a full-time Volunteer Specialist to work in the Refugee Program in Des Moines.


Responsible for the recruitment, coordination, on-boarding and supervision of volunteers who help enhance programs and services for individuals with refugee status. Support refugee program staff in establishing and maintaining volunteer involvement across all program areas. Manage and support volunteer communication and retention efforts. Additional activities will include, but not be limited to, attending community events, ensuring that program compliance standards are met, oversight of special projects and other duties as assigned.

Occasional evening and weekend hours are required.


Qualfied applicants will have a Bachelors Degree in liberal arts, public relations or a related field and one year of experience in volunteer management, public relations or working with the refugee community is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience meeting the minimum job requirements may be substituted. Linguistic appropriate skills to meet the needs of the clients are desired but not required.

This position requires a valid driver's license, auto insurance, a good driving record and the ability to pass an extensive background check including checks of the Dependent Adult and Child Abuse registries, Sex Offender registry and a criminal history check.

LSI offers a competative salary and benefit package including paid time off, health, dental, life, and vision insurance, and 401(k).

It's their life. It's your career.

Make a difference in both at LSI!

Lutheran Services in Iowa
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