Lutheran Services Refugee Program

Lutheran Services Refugee Program

3200 University Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50311
Contact: Nick Wuertz
Phone: 515-271-7443

LSI is an organization that continues to provide extended support services available to the Des Moines refugee community. Through English as a Second Language classes, intensive work readiness classes, elderly services, community gardening and capacity building initiatives with local service providers and community representatives, they have been able to integrate refugees to adjust to American society.  Majority of the refugees LSI works with are from Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Sudan, Burundi, Libya, Sierra Leone, Iraq, Bosnia and Vietnam.

LSI Refugee Program offers internships and volunteer opportunities in their ESL classes, intensive work readiness classes, and even childcare. They typically look for people willing to work 10-15 hours a week for an internship and prefer a basic knowledge in excel document. The hours are typically during the afternoons from 8am-2pm. There are also other opportunities to help volunteer with citizenship classes on Saturdays, depending on the scheduling.

Contact Nick Wuertz if interested, especially for internship opportunities.