• Volunteer Coordinator

    Posted: 11/19/2023

    Scope of Work: The Volunteer Coordinator recruits, trains, places, stewards, and recognizes over 300 volunteers and interns in multiple positions annually. Programs include our Children’s Garden and Nutrition Education Program, High School Leadership Programs, adult and youth cooking and gardening classes, special events, and more. The Volunteer Coordinator also assists with programmatic tasks and community outreach. As an organization rooted in community, this role requires active participation in anti-racist work and a commitment to equity and inclusion.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES - (this is not an exhaustive list of duties)

    Volunteer and Intern Management

    • Recruit, coordinate, and supervise volunteers and interns for Olivewood’s youth, adult, family, gardens, operations, and programs
    • Promote volunteer positions, activities, and projects through tabling, presentations, flyers and more
    • Support internship program - coordinate the screening, training, scheduling, and recognition of volunteers and interns for programs, garden work, office support, and special events
    • Work with Olivewood team to develop and update volunteer and intern position descriptions, program policies, and procedures as needed
    • Outreach to local universities, businesses, and other sources of volunteers for partnership opportunities
    • Collaborate with high school program team to support high school partnerships and student recruitment
    • Oversee evaluation of volunteers and interns, including evaluating volunteer/intern needs, tracking hours and volunteer contributions, developing and disseminating surveys and/or completing exit interviews
    • Guide volunteers through the application process, including screening, interview, reference checks, background checks, placement, orientation, and recognition
    • Collaborate with Program and Development teams to design and implement volunteer retention and recognition strategies including annual Volunteer Appreciation event and volunteer e-newsletter
    • Act as a liaison between volunteers and staff; including identifying volunteer needs, problem solving, delivering feedback, and training staff on proper volunteer/intern supervision

    Kitchenista Support

    • Collaborate with Kitchenista Program Coordinator to engage and recruit Kitchensitas for volunteer activities related to events and programs
    • Support Kitchenista Program Coordinator as needed with engagement opportunities in the community
    Apply at: Volunteer Coordinator - Careers At Mission Edge (hrmdirect.com)

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