Volunteer Coordinator

August 13, 2014 3:51 PM

Position Summary:

The Volunteer Coordinator (VC) is the overall manager of the agency's volunteer services, including recruitment, placement and stewardship of volunteers.  The VC develops and administers the policies/procedures applicable to volunteers at Catholic Charities.
Supervisory Responsibilities:  Direct: 2-5 volunteers, Indirect: 700 volunteers

Essential Functions:

  • Frequently consult with all departments within Catholic Charities to determine needs for various volunteer services, and equip departments to create volunteer job descriptions to meet these needs.
  • Recruit volunteers to fill needed positions using newspaper ads, online volunteer referral services, organizations like the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, and in-person networking events.
  • Interview, screen, orient, and refer applicants to appropriate programs.
  • Arrange for on-the-job and other required training, supervision and evaluation of volunteers.
  • Serve as liaison between administration, staff, and volunteers, resolving volunteer-related issues as they arise, with help of Human Resources.
  • Maintain a database of volunteer workers and hours of work; prepare and present reports to management staff; recommend necessary changes or adjustments to the volunteer program.
  • Maintain volunteer handbooks and materials.
  • Plan, assign and direct the work of volunteers assisting the Volunteer Coordinator function.
  • Work with programs to coordinate frequent volunteer appreciation events and activities.
  • Regularly recommend volunteers who may have capacity and interest in becoming financial supporters.
    NOTE:  Catholic Charities considers this position to be a mandated reporter of child abuse.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Participate in fund-raising activities.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Skills Required:

  • College degree required.
  • Minimum one year experience coordinating large numbers of volunteers.
  • Experienced user of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and Access.
  • Experienced user of Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, Pinterest, and other social media sites.
  • Ability to enter data accurately and quickly and prepare clear reports based on the data.
  • Ability to supervise, motivate, train and monitor performance of volunteers, and bless and release those who are not a fit for their role.
  • Ability to make effective presentations to large and small groups of stakeholders.
  • Ability to communicate in a friendly and informative manner with people from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and lifestyles.
  • Ability to work independently and possess strong time management skills.
  • Strong organizational ability; attention to detail and accuracy.  Demonstrated ability to attend to detail and manage substantial load of paperwork.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred
  • Valid California driver's license and legally required insurance (a minimum).
  • Must successfully pass fingerprinting check prior to start of employment.
  • Appreciation of the role of a church-affiliated agency in the human service field.


Physical Requirements:

  • Requires ability to sit up to 6-8 hours per day with intermittent occasional walking, standing, bending, squatting and climbing.
  • Occasionally may be required to lift items up to 10 pounds to a height up to 6 feet and 11-40 pounds to a height of 3 feet.
  • Occasionally may be required to carry items up to 40 pounds for distances up to 25 feet. 

Start Date: ASAP
Salary: $17-18 per hour, full benefits
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