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6450 Roberts StreetSuite 150Burnaby, British Columbia CA


Position Summary:

To support the Volunteer Coordinator with volunteer engagement processes and program development on a weekly basis. To facilitate in recruiting, retaining, recognizing and stewarding both office and event volunteers. This position includes administrative tasks related to event planning and volunteer recruitment.


  • Recruiting volunteers via posting position descriptions on various recruiting resources, emailing and making phone calls

  • Entering volunteer data into the volunteer database

  • Creating schedules and entering volunteers onto a roster

  • Writing thank you cards and creating appreciation certificates

  • Posting volunteer opportunities and recognition content on Facebook and Twitter

  • Photocopying, filing, mailings

  • Brainstorming stewardship and recognition ideas

  • Help plan a volunteer appreciation event, procure prizes, seek sponsorship, venue research

Deliverables (if applicable):

  • Be an effective and helpful team player by supporting the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Help facilitate in recruiting new volunteers and retaining existing volunteers.

  • Help plan volunteer appreciation event possibly in April 2015.

  • Keep the volunteer database up-to-date.

  • Support and facilitate the Volunteer Coordinator with pre-event preparation for the Walk, Ride, and Gala programs.


  • You are accountable to all JDRF staff, donors, and volunteers.

  • You must maintain strict privacy and confidentiality of all personal information belonging to donors, volunteers, and staff that you encounter during your volunteer experience.

  • Please arrive for your volunteer shift on time. If you are feeling unwell or an emergency arises, please call or email Lisa as soon as possible to inform her.


  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Customer service experience

  • Fluent in English

  • Education Level: currently enrolled or graduated from post-secondary

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Ability to use Facebook and Twitter

Desired Candidate Traits:

  • An interest in the not-for-profit sector

  • Experience volunteering in other non-profit organizations’ office and/or events

  • Administrative or office experience

Training Provided:

  • Training is provided by the Volunteer Coordinator


  • Gain professional work experience in a non-profit environment

  • Put your skills to great use in meaningful projects

  • Support a worthy cause, help find a cure for type 1 diabetes, and make a difference

  • Have JDRF as a reference after the candidate has volunteered an adequate amount of time into his/her role

Application Process:

If you are interested in volunteering for this position, please submit your resume to Lisa Mitchell at or by fax: 604 320 1938 (attention: Lisa) by May 20 th, 2016. Only qualified candidates will be contacted


  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • People Skills
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Data Entry

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 4-5 hours per week
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