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Job Description and online application: https://rpgresearch.com/jobs/detail/director-volunteer-services-volunteer-199

Take the lead of RPG Research's volunteer engagement strategy as a Volunteer Coordinator

Part-time, remotely manage RPG Research's international 100+ volunteers spanning 5 continents.

Take the lead of RPG Research's volunteer engagement strategy as a Volunteer Coordinator
Part-time, remotely manage RPG Research's international 100+ volunteers spanning 5 continents.

  • Manage new volunteer applications

  • "onboarding", and "offboarding" of volunteer staff

  • Manage and grow the existing volunteer programs and partnerships.

  • Connect with universities degree requirements for intern and volunteer hours.

  • Will train appropriate candidates.

  • 120+ volunteers

  • Volunteers scattered across 5 continents and many time zones

  • We have grown from 10 volunteers in 2018, to over 120 in early 2020. Will likely grow to 250-500 within in the next 2 years.

  • Strong work ethic (reliability)

  • Strong communicator (keep in the loop)

  • Willingness to commit to 1+ year as volunteer

  • Commit to 2 to 8 hours per week (flexible schedule)

  • Must pass background check
    Will train, but prefer someone with 1+ years experience managing volunteers.

More Details, Special Skills/Knowledge
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to work effectively with RPG Research donors, volunteers, agencies, and community representatives

  • Ability to set and achieve short and long-term goals individually and for a team

  • High degree of personal responsibility, integrity and strong work ethic

  • Demonstrated skills in the areas of administration, project management, and volunteer program development

  • Ability to react quickly to change and make decisions in a fast-paced environment.

  • Works well under pressure and is flexible, creative, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable of the community and possess a high commitment to working to achieve RPG Research's

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

  • Professionally supportive of organizational mission, policies, staff, etc.

Position Summary

  • Primary responsibility is to develop, engage, coordinate, and support RPG Research's volunteering programs and tracking progress of each volunteer's related volunteer training.

  • Additionally you will coordinate presenters for staff trainings and working with community members who want to donate services, funds, products, or other resources helpful to our volunteers and volunteer training. The Coordinator may also conduct occasional internal staff training sessions.

  • Volunteer database management.

  • On-boarding processes.

  • Working with non-profit organizations.

  • Working with staff internationally in many different time zones.

  • Workplace Location(s): 100% Online. Also welcome if in Spokane area, but working with clients across 5+ continents.

  • The 501(c)3 non-profit research and human services charitable organization RPG Research (http://www.rpgresearch.com ) has openings for a volunteer and training coordinator position.

  • This is a volunteer unpaid opportunity.

  • Reports To: CEO & Vice President.

  • Days/Hours: Part-time, Average 5 hours/week (2 - 10 hours per week). Flexibility to work evenings or weekends as needed for organization and community programs and events, and to work around your regular schedule.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinate and provide support for the organization’s volunteer program, including regular volunteers, one-time and group volunteers (particularly for RPG Research's community regular programs, fundraiser drives and special events), and donated services.

  • Coordinate onboarding and training of volunteers and maintain volunteer records.

  • Coordinate and schedule external staff training presenters and opportunities.

  • Assist with other coordination, administrative, and scheduling tasks within the department as needed.

  • Assist with department and organization events, initiatives, and presentations as needed.

Learn more about RPG Research's Vision

  • Mission Statement

  • Vision Statement

  • Impact Statement

Computer Skills
  • Use of Odoo / OpenERP Enterprise Resource Planning systems software, HR processes for volunteers, etc.

  • Libre Office or Microsoft Office Suite, including strong spreadsheet skills

Education and Experience:

  • 1+ years experience working with volunteers in leadership role.

  • 1+ years working with volunteers and/or a non-profit organization.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including interpersonal communication and public speaking skills.

  • Passionate and engaging.

  • Proactive, energetic, self-motivated, solution-oriented team player.

  • Outstanding organization and time-management skills.

  • Proficient computer skills, especially Libreoffice or Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

  • Will train, but prior experience with OpenERP or Odoo very helpful.


  • Remote Work

  • Flexible schedule

  • Volunteer hours may be applicable to educational program requirements depending on your institution and degree.

  • Possibility of internship hours and credits depending on institution and degree program.

  • Salary: $0.00 /year (unpaid volunteer)

Application Questions

  • How many years of volunteer experience do you have?

  • How many years of volunteer coordinator experience do you have?

  • How many years of volunteer management experience do you have?

  • How many years of volunteer program experience do you have?

  • Do you speak Arabic?

  • Do you speak English?

  • Do you speak French?

  • Do you speak German?

  • Do you speak Italian?

  • Do you speak Japanese?

  • Do you speak Mandarin?

  • Do you speak Portuguese?

  • Do you speak Russian?

  • Do you speak Spanish?

  • Are you willing to undergo a background check, in accordance with local law/regulations?

More opportunities with RPG RESEARCH

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.



1312 N MONRE ST STE 114, SPOKANE, WA 99201, US

Mission Statement

1) Clearly establish, through rigorous science the effects of: music & all role-playing game (RPG) formats: TRPG, LRPG, ERPG, & HRPG. Significant emphasis is placed on contributing to the body of causal research information. 2) Using multidisciplinary research, evidence-based & theory-based approaches, we assess, design, develop, implement & evaluate programs using music & RPG formats as intervention modalities for participants to achieve their recreational, educational, professional, & therapeutic goals. 3) Based on funding, staffing, & resources, RPG Research provides services to individuals, population groups, & communities where they benefit most from our programs, & advocate for accessibility & inclusiveness, especially those in under-served & un-served areas. 4) Whenever legally & ethically possible, all research information freely & openly shared with the public to help further advance the global body of knowledge & overall improve the experience of the human condition.


We improve lives around the world through research & community programs using the power of accessible & inclusive music & role-playing games (RPG). Multidisciplinary sources setting standards for safety & accessibility, training people worldwide.
RPG Research is an international 501(c)3 non-profit human services charitable organization with volunteers across 5 continents.
Working with RPGs since '77, & researching their effects since '83. Educational & therapeutic use of RPGs since '85. Open online research repository since '04.
Incorporated in 2017.
In 2018 we had 10 regular volunteers.
As of March 2020 we hit over #120!
We partner with many other organizations too!
RPG Fleet of wheelchair accessible mobile facilities, providing neurodiverse friendly, comfortable, environmentally controlled, mobile music & tabletop RPG rooms across the USA to under-served & un-served locations for those that benefit most!
We provide over 80 programs at GenCon in Indianapolis, IN, July 29 to August 2, for neurodiversity, visually impaired/blind, Deaf & hard-of-hearing, ages 5 through senior adults & everything in between.
Our multidisciplinary research-supported programs draw from therapeutic recreation, music, neuroscience, psychology, & other knowledge domains. Our community programs help people achieve educational, recreational, & therapeutic goals, measurably improving quality of life.
Our annual International RPG Researchers Conference July 10-12.

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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Administrative Support
  • Human Resources Assistance
  • Recruiting


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 to 10 5 hours per week. Average around 4 hours per week. No more than 10 hours on an exceptionally busy week.

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