The Volunteer Coordinator actively promotes volunteer opportunities to target congregations, civic groups, and local companies; assists with implementation of the volunteer management database and provides leadership in developing volunteer recognition opportunities.
- Work with Volunteer and Outreach Manager to developing annual volunteer goals and work plans.
- Oversee volunteer opportunities for the agency’s programs.
- Manage the volunteer database and generate monthly reports concerning volunteer activity
- Coordinate with staff to cultivate and enrich current volunteer opportunities.
- Assist with volunteer year-end-evaluation
- Assist in planning of Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and other appreciation events
- Develop ongoing communication system (i.e. volunteer newsletter, e-news, etc.) to promote volunteer opportunities, program needs, program expansion and recognition of volunteer groups.
- Ensure regular cultivation of, and communication with, all volunteers by drafting personalized thank-you letters and other necessary correspondence in order to foster and maintain contact with individual volunteers, community groups and corporations
- Assist in building relationships with local schools, businesses, community/civic groups, and congregations to cultivate in-kind support through volunteer opportunities, meal donations and supplies.
- Attend volunteer fairs and volunteer recruitment activities as assigned.
- Regularly interface with volunteers and food groups to improve connection between the shelter and the agency.
- Promote volunteer opportunities internally and externally, via internal postings and volunteer search websites.
- Actively recruit groups, businesses and support congregations to fill volunteer and meal group openings/vacancies.
- Participate in monthly training sessions including all pre-season season volunteer training sessions.
- As part of professional development, attend volunteer management in person/webinar trainings as instructed by Volunteer and Outreach Manager.
- At least 21 years of age or older.
- A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Sociology or Communication preferred.
- Minimum of one year experience working with volunteers.
- Knowledge of issues related to homelessness and poverty.
- Strong computer skills.
- Strong oral and written communication skills - ability to communicate effectively in a diverse environment is a plus.
- Must be a team player and detail oriented.
- Ability to work under pressure and with a wide variety of people.
Hours of Work
Full-time AmeriCorps Member; 1700 hours to be completed within contracted timeframe. Routine schedule is Monday through Friday but must be willing to work occasional evening and weekend hours.
- Living Allowance: $12,530 to be distributed in equal allotments every two weeks within the contract term.
- Education Award: Upon successful completion of the member's term of service, the member will receive an education award from the National Service Trust in the amount of $5,730.
- Health care insurance for the AmeriCorps member
- Child care assistance if applicable.