A Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting new volunteers, receiving volunteer applications and reviewing them to identify the best fit for each applicant. A volunteer coordinator conducts the Volunteer Orientations in either English or Spanish. If not bilingual, the Volunteer Coordinator works with a translator to aid in training and communication. The Volunteer Coordinator also develops and maintains volunteer training materials. A Volunteer Coordinator promotes volunteer opportunities and conveys the Amigos de 4 Patas mission and purpose to the public. Additionally, the person in this role maintains and updates our database concerning each volunteer’s skills, abilities, contact information, and schedule.
- La Paz, BCS, Mexico
We need a detail-oriented and focused Volunteer Coordinator to be responsible for our communicating and coordinator with our volunteers and volunteer opportunities. The Volunteer Coordinator’s responsibilities include recruiting and training new volunteers, keeping our database current concerning volunteer information and skills, matching volunteers to opportunities that suit their skills, keeping volunteers informed, and motivated.
A successful Volunteer Coordinator should be meticulous about keeping records and passionate about volunteer work. You should uphold the values of Amigos de 4 patas while ensuring the comfort of our volunteers in their positions. Ideally, a Volunteer Coordinator that is bilingual would be terrific as our volunteers span 3 countries and speak 2 languages. However, a person with the right skills, commitment and passion in either language would work well and can be paired with one of our translators. Responsibilities:
- Recruiting, training, and supervising new volunteers.
- Collecting volunteer information, availability, and skills, and maintaining this information in our database.
- Using marketing tools such as outreach programs and e-mails to recruit new volunteers.
- Keeping new and existing volunteers informed.
- Matching volunteers to opportunities that suit their skill sets, and ensuring they understand their responsibilities and receive the proper training.
- Developing and organizing training materials.
- Conducting New Volunteer Orientation training routinely (during peak seasons, this is biweekly).
- Keeping schedules and records of volunteers’ work.
- Preparing codes of conduct and operating procedures.
- Ensuring the Amigos de 4 Patas purpose is conveyed to the public.
- Promote budgetary compliance to preserve resources.
- Volunteer Orientation
- Training in our database – Animal Shelter Manager (ASM)
- On-the-job training – that is we will train you in the various areas of our operation and help you each step of the way so that you can be successful.
- Knowledge in volunteering and recruitment.
- Working knowledge of databases (does not need to be technical – but understand the importance of good record keeping).
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent organization and team building skills.
- Ability to develop curriculum and training materials, including online training.
- An understanding of the various volunteer roles and mission.
- Ability to lead and guide volunteers.
- English and Spanish would be great – but at least the ability to work with a translator and translation tools we all use to communicate in the two languages.
- Cultural sensitivity. What works in the US may not work in Mexico and vice versa. Our volunteers span 3 countries – so being sensitive to the cultural differences is important.
- 10 hours per week or more when events are scheduled