Volunteer Managers are responsible for selecting, training, and supervising the volunteer staff of an organization. Volunteer Managers typically are responsible for high-level activities and spend a lot of time working independently and making their own decisions. A Volunteer Manager must also be able to communicate effectively with volunteers, paid staff members and clients.
Because this position requires several years of directly related experience, a Volunteer Manager is typically a high-level employee with supervisory responsibilities.
Volunteer Manager Duties and Responsibilities
The main goal of a Volunteer Manager is to ensure AI Dreams has enough volunteers to fulfill its service mission. To meet that goal, a Volunteer Manager must perform a variety of duties involving recruitment, training and program planning. We reviewed several Volunteer Manager job postings to determine the core duties associated with this job.
When an organization needs new volunteers, the Volunteer Manager uses a variety of methods to attract suitable candidates. The Volunteer Manager may post volunteer opportunities online or attend job fairs with the hope of meeting new volunteers. Volunteer Managers also 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 Manager’s responsibility to provide comprehensive training. Volunteer Managers 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 Manager 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 Managers 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 Manager works closely with volunteers to come up with a schedule that works for everyone. If the organization has a special event planned, the Volunteer Manager 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 Manager must be able to anticipate these changes and plan accordingly.
Volunteer Manager Skills
This position involves a great deal of contact with other people, so a Volunteer Manager must have excellent interpersonal communication skills. A Volunteer Manager should also be able to use tech tools to log volunteer hours, make volunteering schedules and create reports. In addition to these basic Volunteer Manager skills, we are looking for candidates who know how to do the following.
Recruiting, training, supervising and evaluation new volunteers
Tracking volunteer hours and using the data to create reports
Developing program goals and policies
Managing a budget for the volunteer department
Collaborating with cross-functional teams
Creating handbooks, training manuals and other program materials
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