The RWCI initiative uses a holistic community redevelopment approach, focusing on multiple critical factors, including mixed-income housing, educational opportunities, youth and adult development programs, and health and wellness services.
Volunteer Coordinators are responsible for selecting, training, and supervising the volunteer staff of an organization. Volunteer Coordinators typically are responsible for high-level activities and spend a lot of time working independently and making decisions. A Volunteer Coordinator must also be able to communicate effectively with volunteers, paid staff members and clients.
Volunteer Coordinator Duties and Responsibilities
The main goal of a Volunteer Coordinator is to ensure an organization has enough volunteers to fulfill its service mission. To meet that goal, a Volunteer Coordinator must perform a variety of duties involving recruitment, training and program planning.
When an organization needs new volunteers, the Volunteer Coordinator uses a variety of methods to attract suitable candidates. The Volunteer Coordinator may place advertisements, post volunteer opportunities online or attend events with the hope of meeting new volunteers. Volunteer Coordinators also may interview potential volunteers to determine if they are a good fit for the organization.
Once a new volunteer comes on board, it’s the Volunteer Coordinator’s responsibility to provide comprehensive training. Volunteer Coordinators often conduct orientation sessions, give new volunteers tours of the building and help new volunteers get settled into their roles. In some cases, the Volunteer Coordinator also teaches volunteers new skills.
Create Program Reports
Without the right data, it’s difficult to determine if a volunteer program is meeting its goals. Volunteer Coordinators collect data from volunteers and paid staff members, use the data to create reports and distribute those reports to key personnel in the organization.
The Volunteer Coordinator works closely with volunteers to come up with a schedule that works for everyone. If the organization has a special event planned, the Volunteer Coordinator is also responsible for ensuring the right number of volunteers is available to handle the extra work.
Determine the Need for Volunteers
Some volunteers stay with the same organization for years, but others stop volunteering after just a few months. A Volunteer Coordinator must be able to anticipate these changes and plan accordingly.
Volunteer Coordinator Skills
This position involves a great deal of contact with other people, so a Volunteer Coordinator must have excellent interpersonal communication skills. A Volunteer Coordinator should also be able to use Microsoft Office and other volunteer programs to log volunteer hours, make volunteering schedules and create reports. S
Strengthen your candidacy by brushing up on the following
Recruiting, training, supervising and evaluation new volunteers
Tracking volunteer hours and using the data to create reports
Developing program goals and policies
Lifting objects weighing up to 25 pounds
Collaborating with cross-functional teams
Creating handbooks, training manuals and other program materials
- Data Entry
- Administrative Support
- CSR / Volunteer Coordination
- Customer Service
- Community Outreach
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 10-20 hours per week