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Open Positions:

Volunteer Coordinator, Part-time

Summary

Manage volunteer resources to assist in the delivery of the organization’s programs and services including directly managing volunteers, and/or providing guidance, support, resources and tools to staff who supervise volunteers.

Responsibilities

  • Lead quality volunteer experiences for those who donate their time to Wilkinson Center
  • Promote the volunteer program to gain community support and attend our partners’ events when needed
  • Recruit the appropriate numbers of volunteer for events and program requirements, working closely with staff to coordinate volunteer project requests
  • Develop and implement an intake and interview protocol to ensure the best match between skills and projects
  • Manage the volunteer background check verification process
  • Provide orientations to volunteers and coordinate with staff to train volunteers for specific assignments
  • Ensure there are good mechanisms for volunteer check-in at engagements, track volunteer hours through Donor Perfect management and follow up after engagements with a thank you and next steps
  • Plan volunteer recognition events, including annual luncheon
  • Ensure volunteers work in a safe environment, collaborating with Director of Operations and other staff on risk management plans related to volunteer service
  • Prepare reports and volunteer stories for newsletters and other publications
  • Manage relationships with volunteers from engaged corporations and organizations
  • Coordinate our Food Pantry Champions program
  • Manage volunteer services spending within budget
  • Other responsibilities, as required of the role
  • Key events for volunteer recruitment
    • Food Pantry- regular and recurring volunteers
    • Food Pantry Champions
    • Shoe Distribution
    • Backpack Distribution
    • Turkey Distribution
    • Toy Distribution
    • GED Graduations
    • Can Do! Luncheon, White Party and Spirit of Taos events

Requirements

  • Degree, or pursuing degree
  • Planning and organization skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, including Excel and Word
  • Experience coordinating volunteers and/or serving as a volunteer at a nonprofit organization
  • Passion for an organization focused on helping Dallas families to self-sufficiency through adult education and income support like our food pantry
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

Please send cover letter and resume to jeff_cross@wilkinsoncenter.org

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