Recruiting and assessing new volunteer applicants - telecommuting human relations role
The Daily Source
This is a virtual telecommuting role, so you can be anywhere in the world, and you will have full flexibility to do the work any time of the day or night. Experience is not needed.
We are an innovative nonprofit working on many exciting projects that are described below. About 90% of our work is done by volunteers, including our executive director who volunteers full-time. Twice as many people apply as we have available open opportunities. We are seeking someone to:
- Interact with new volunteer applicants, primarily by emailing them questions to get more information about their experience, skills and other details.
- Assess how good of a match they are for the role(s) they applied for, and sometimes tell them about other roles we have available that might be a good match for them.
- Share the information and your assessments with the managers who are in charge of the roles the people have applied for. Usually sharing takes place via email and Google docs.
- Manage our VolunteerMatch account. This includes renewing listings and turning off listings for roles that have been filled.
- Help with onboarding the volunteers we decide to go with. For example, giving them access to the web apps that they will use for their work
Previous experience is not needed. The requirements for this role are:
* Being thorough and paying attention to details
* Good at written communication and at strategizing
* Ability to organize sizable amounts of information and tasks
* Experience with how to record information into spreadsheets. Knowledge of formulas or any complex aspects of spreadsheets isn't needed.
* Ability to commit to at least five hours per week for at least nine months. 6 to 7 hours per week is ideal. A year or longer would be better if possible because it's important for us to keep turnover to a minimum, especially for an important role like this. It will take some time for us to train you and for you to learn everything.
We also have a role for volunteer coordinator / volunteer manager. View our listings for the details of that. You're welcome to do both roles if they're both open at the same time, and you're a good fit for both.
If you want to get a sense of what we're doing, here are some of our websites that are live, in beta or in initial development. They fall into three broad groups:
1) a group of innovative websites to provide other nonprofits (and their supporters) with unique tools they can use to raise money for their causes. This link below gives an overview: click the "See More" buttons at the end of the sections. In the future, each logo will go to a unique website focused on that fundraising tool. About half of the logos are already linked to sites that are either done or in progress:
A few examples are:
This is a sample of how a person's fundraising page looks - the format is the same at most sites, but each has a unique logo, activity and color scheme:
We've ported the entire IRS database of 1 million nonprofits to our website, so all 1 million nonprofits will automatically have pages at all of the fundraising websites. E.g. -
We're also creating these tools to give people fundraising opportunities every season and holiday of the year: http://calendarforgood.org/
2) new projects to fight global poverty, slavery and climate change. You can see the logos of many of them at these links. In the future clicking on each logo will go to a unique website:
There are other climate change websites we're creating and the best ones are not up there yet.
One of the anti-slavery websites is a modern-day equivalent of the Underground Railroad. You can see the video we made for it and a draft of the website here - when we launch, it will be at .org -
3) an existing website that provides news related to making the world a better place covering various topics including nonprofits, human rights, extreme poverty, climate change, giving and volunteering: http://DailySource.org. This site has existed for over 14 years. You can see a few of the team members here: http://DailySource.org/about/team.
About The Daily Source
3800 S Tamiami Trail, Suite 321, Sarasota, FL 34239, US
Our mission is to bring the highest quality news from hundreds of sources across the Internet to the public in one place on a daily basis.
We are a 21st-century news site bringing the public top quality stories, columns, editorials, photos, videos, audio, live chats and more. We are an IRS-approved 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit organization. Our site aims to be an important contributor in solving the problems facing our country and world by becoming the central resource on the Internet for intelligent, factual and accurate reporting. Whereas almost all publications rely on a small under-trained staff to produce a small number of stories of inconsistent quality, The DailySource chooses from all stories on the Internet. We present the public with high caliber information, news and analysis that has been chosen from over a thousand publications and is centralized in one site. The information people read is at the heart of improving the world. The site is designed to give the public the information they need to make solid decisions about what policies to support, to become more aware of key trends affecting the world, to find spiritual, recreational and cultural opportunities for themselves, to choose how to best spend their money, to learn about beneficial health news and more. The Internet is fast becoming the leading place for people to get their news. Come be on the cutting edge of it with us.