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Volunteer Coordinator

Reports to: Executive Director

Pay Level: Volunteer

Mission: Project Self-Sufficiency’s mission is to assist highly motivated, low income, single parents (primarily women) with minor children to achieve economic independence through education and personal development.

Purpose: The Project Self-Sufficiency (PSS) Volunteer Coordinator will oversee the recruitment, placement and retention of PSS volunteers, serve as a point person for workshops and special events, and assist with donation requests as needed. The PSS Volunteer Coordinator will have the opportunity to gain experience in community outreach and engagement, recruiting, hiring, training, social media/marketing, scheduling, and more!

Candidates must possess excellent organizational and follow-up skills and be able to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. The goal of this position is to ensure our organization is always staffed with the best and most reliable individuals, and that they are trained and being appropriately utilized to meet the needs of our organization and mission.

Location: PSS is located within the Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Heathy Living in Newport Beach. The Center functions as a one-stop-shop for health and social services through co-location and collaboration with partner agencies.

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  • Collaborate with PSS staff to determine volunteer needs; assist with writing job descriptions
  • Recruit and conduct initial screening for potential volunteers including phone screens, interviews and background checks
  • Connect with relevant schools, community programs or organizations as needed to recruit interns or volunteers
  • Work with volunteers individually and in small groups; assess experience, skills and limitations of potential volunteers to successfully engage them with PSS and the needs of PSS
  • Conduct onboarding activities and on-going training as appropriate
  • Maintain volunteer job descriptions/roles for each volunteer assignment as well as volunteer handbook
  • Manage, maintain, motivate and engage a pipeline of qualified and interested volunteers/interns
  • Keep detailed records of volunteers’ contact information and assignments
  • Act as a single point of contact for volunteers
  • Disseminate information for upcoming workshops and events
  • Organize and coordinate volunteers for special events/workshops/assignments
  • Create and produce schedules for workshops and events
  • Ensure volunteer check-in procedures are followed and records of volunteers are maintained according to established procedures; provide timely activity and participation reports as requested
  • Create and complete monthly reporting summaries of volunteer hours and project statuses
  • Communicate frequently with volunteers to ensure they are satisfied, engaged and well placed in their roles
  • Organize and participate in volunteer and staff recognition programs and special events
  • Evaluate all aspects of volunteer program to ensure effectiveness and appropriate utilization of volunteers; recommend/implement program changes as appropriate
  • Assist in community outreach efforts, special events and fundraising as needed
  • Follow all PSS policies and procedures


  • Experience in recruiting or as a volunteer coordinator preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a dynamic work environment
  • Ability to develop effective work plans, organize details, set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Experience working with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written with excellent phone etiquette
  • Strong attention to detail and motivated to work independently and as part of a team with minimal supervision
  • Must be computer literate and proficient with Word, Excel, Outlook and web-based programs
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of clients and volunteers
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Interest in and commitment to PSS mission

Position is unpaid/volunteer. No benefits are offered to volunteer positions. Estimating 5-10 hours per week (desirable) between the hours of 9-5 M-F. Schedule can be flexible and some remote/work from home. All positions are probationary for 30 days. Modest one-time stipend available to cover expenses after probation period.

Please send your resume to Beth and include a brief statement explaining your interest in the position, qualifications, and available hours. Candidates will be interviewed and will be subject to a background check at their expense.

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307 Placentia Ave., Suite 203, Newport Beach, CA 92663, US

Mission Statement

Project Self-Sufficiency’s mission is to help low-income single parents graduate from college with the skills necessary to achieve economic independence. We do this by providing customized, wraparound services throughout their educational journey and transition into a career.


Project Self Sufficiency is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports low income, single parents working toward an educational goal to become economically independent. The Project Self-Sufficiency program was founded in 1985 as part of a national effort to provide support to low income, single parents and today we continue our efforts as a local community-based program that fulfills the support we need from the help of our local volunteers and strong partnerships within the community. As a result, we have been able to assist over 500 families over the last 27-years and have made a direct impact in the lives of these families.

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307 Placentia Ave., Suite 203Newport Beach, CA 92663



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  • Program Management
  • Donor Management
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must be committed to position for a minimum of six months, preferably one year.

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