A volunteer manager/coordinator has a very interesting and diverse role. Their main responsibility is to ensure that an organisation has enough volunteers by recruiting, placing and retaining volunteers.
A volunteer manager/coordinator typically possesses a high-level position and has supervisory responsibilities. They usually reach this position through several years of volunteer experience. Whilst they most likely work in voluntary and charitable organisations, there are some volunteer manager/coordinator roles within the private sector.
A range of duties that a volunteer manager/coordinator is likely to perform include:
Liaise with departments within the organisation to assess their volunteering needs
Attract suitable candidates by generating role descriptions and advertising volunteer opportunities
Interview potential volunteers to ensure an appropriate match
Provide comprehensive training for all volunteers
Promote volunteering through campaigns, both internally and externally
Monitor volunteer performance
Organise events to attract new volunteers
Manage budgets and ensure volunteer needs are met
Evaluate volunteer activities and events and write reports for trustees and funders
In order to become a volunteer manager/coordinator, there a list of skills that you must possess. As well as having several years of experience within volunteering and an understanding of the sector, you must also show a commitment to the cause of the organisation.
A handful of other skills required to become a volunteer manager/coordinator include:
Excellent written and spoken communication skills
Anility to recruit, train and supervise others
Ability to coordinate events and projects
Ability to inspire others
Excellent time management and organisational skills
Ability to manage a budget
Contact the Charity & Public Sector Team
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