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320 South Henry StreetAlexandria, VA 22314

Are you passionate about women’s empowerment, ready to let your talents shine, willing to learn fast and take initiative? This fall, join a dynamic and fast-growing organization working on micro-enterprise development for women.


The Volunteer Coordinator plays a vital role by driving our volunteer management program and providing ongoing support to volunteers. They are the primary point of contact for all prospective and current volunteers, handling recruitment & selection, orientation & training, management & oversight, and relationship building between volunteers and EWI’s clients, staff, and board.


Recruitment & Selection of Volunteers

  • Attend networking events to spread awareness of EWI’s mission and volunteer programs
  • Develop position descriptions for volunteer roles*
  • Manage postings and responses to job postings on various recruitment platforms
  • Review all volunteer applications and interview potential candidates
  • Plan for volunteer retention and replacement
  • Develop policies and procedures*

Orientation, Training & Development

  • Develop an orientation kit or volunteer handbook*
  • Present or manage the orientation for all new volunteers*
  • Provide training or demonstrations in use of specific tools as needed (or coordinate such training with applicable staff member supervisor)*
  • Conduct performance reviews or evaluations with volunteers on a regular basis*


  • Help volunteers feel welcome and supported
  • Develop and manage volunteer policies, procedures, and standards as needed (with staff member assistance and oversight)
  • Update the volunteer database and records, including tracking of volunteer hours
  • Communicate with EWI team regularly about their needs, to translate into volunteer plans and goals
  • Collect feedback from volunteers (build and administer surveys and present results to EWI team and volunteers)
  • Resolving conflict, with support from staff members

Rewards and recognition

  • Send thank yous to volunteers
  • Develop ways to recognise and reward volunteer efforts
  • Manage volunteer communications such as newsletters or social media "shout-outs"

*in collaboration with staffmembers


  • Volunteer management experience
  • Strong written and spoken English
  • Strong communication skills
  • Networking experience
  • Strong computer skills; experience in database use a plus
  • Multi-cultural experience
  • Strong intrapersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills


Female candidates are strongly preferred. A 30+ or retired woman with a strong network, who can be physically present in Rockville, Alexandria, or Herndon 2 days per week. A person who values the strengths of individuals within a team, and can maintain patience, flexibility and adaptability in challenging situations.

Willing to work pro-bono.


  • Recruiting
  • Management
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Avg 15 hours per week
  • Must have personal computer and be willing to use it for the work assigned
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