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Volunteer Coordinator

Parkland Food Bank Society
Job Description

Position Overview

Coordinates: Volunteers of Parkland Food Bank Society (PFB)

Reports to: Executive Director

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Much of the work involves training new volunteers and supporting volunteers in their duties; helping staff members and volunteers work together co-operatively. Volunteer Coordinator will report to the Executive Director and work with the Warehouse Supervisor.

The volunteer coordinator is responsible for volunteer engagement in the organization. Engagement includes:

  • Maintaining daily schedule for volunteers
  • Attracting and retaining volunteers whose interests and values match those of PFB
  • Increasing volunteers’ understanding about PFB's mission and goals
  • Providing meaningful opportunities for volunteers to contribute, such that their needs and the needs of PFB are met.
  • Determine organizational needs that volunteers could fill
  • Maintain orientation and training programs for volunteers
  • Recruit, interview, select and evaluate volunteers
  • Maintain files on each volunteer, ensuring documentation of screening practices
  • Develop targeted volunteer recognition programs and activities
  • Make the public aware of the volunteer program
  • Supervise volunteers or provide support for the other staff who supervise volunteers
  • Evaluate volunteer programs and volunteers
  • Be trained in Client Intake to assist Executive Director


A successful Volunteer Coordinator will possess the following specialized skills, knowledge and characteristics:

  • A demonstrated commitment to volunteerism
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Initiative- capable of identifying priorities and adjust to deadlines and demands
  • An outgoing, energetic and optimistic manner; servant heart/ service focus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to balance the needs of the organization with the needs and interests of the volunteers
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Patience and tact in dealing with others
  • The ability to multitask
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $18,720.00 /year

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