AmeriCorps – Volunteer Services Coordinator

The volunteer services coordinator helps recruit, train, schedule and recognize volunteers while growing the volunteer base and advancing individual and group partnerships. The member assists with volunteer management, including orientation, maintenance of database, volunteer tracking, follow up communications and follow-up opportunities in construction, office work, ReStores, deconstruction, family services, special events and other needs that may arise. The member may also focus on specific impact areas, such as neighborhood revitalization, disaster recovery, veteran outreach, etc.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assist with volunteer management including orientations, maintenance of database, volunteer tracking and follow up for opportunities in construction, office, ReStore, deconstruction, family services and special events with other needs.
  • Work with construction staff to fulfill daily tasks needed to ensure successful volunteer build day – signing volunteers in, providing morning orientation and safety briefing and ordering necessary volunteer supplies.
  • Develop written volunteer position or assignment descriptions, as needed.
  • Develop and implement effective recruitment messaging.
  • Visit the build sites daily to engage volunteers, to observe and gain an understanding of tasks in which volunteers are asked to participate, occasionally building alongside volunteers.
  • Schedule and communicate affiliate need with all assigned individual volunteers and volunteer groups (ex. crew leaders, campus chapters, and Collegiate Challenge).
  • Assist in coordination of campus chapter groups and non-construction youth group projects.
  • Improve volunteer resource database through updated contact information for volunteers who can assist with specific needs.
  • Maintain ongoing communication and follow up communication with volunteers.
  • Plan and execute the annual volunteer appreciation banquet.
  • Develop new and revise old volunteer recognition tools.
  • Attend community outreach programs to promote volunteer opportunities, including events targeted at the military, veteran and senior communities. Secure and manage affiliate presence at volunteer fairs.
  • Strengthening existing and developing new partnerships with community businesses and organizations to provide in-kind donations for Collegiate Challenge, volunteer picnic and other volunteer services.

 

Experience, knowledge and skills

Required

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.

Preferred

  • Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Detail oriented and highly organized.
  • Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation.
  • Experience working as a member of a larger team.
  • Public speaking experience.
  • Knowledge of community development practices.
  • Project management experience.

Physical requirements

  • Ability to sit at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to be on one’s feet on the construction sites, often on rough and uneven terrain.
  • Ability to work in varying weather conditions – sites are often not heated during winter and not air-conditioned during summer.
  • About (30) percent of this position requires outreach in the community, including visiting buildings and homes that may have stairs, as well as occasionally serving on project sites that may have uneven terrain.

 

Please review the complete position description here.

Please email cover letter and resume to applicants@habitatkc.org.