Volunteer Coordinator Intern

Academic Credits




Hours per week

20 hours per week



Start Date



Woodland Hills
United States


Volunteer Coordinator’s Job Description

Job brief

We are seeking a competent Volunteer Coordinator to recruit and manage volunteers. You will be responsible for allocating responsibilities and retaining the best volunteers possible.

The goal is to ensure that our organization is always staffed with the best and most reliable individuals, and that they are correctly utilized for the fulfilment of our mission. The volunteer coordinator provides professional staff support to FREE employees.



•  Source and recruit volunteers through various techniques (databases, e-mail, social media etc.)

•  Collect information on availabilities and skills

•  Arrange for appropriate training when needed

•  Produce schedules for everyday activities

•  Assign responsibilities to the right people for special events

•  Coordinate teams of volunteers for large-scale actions

•  Communicate frequently with volunteers to ensure they are satisfied and well-placed

•  Disseminate information for upcoming actions and events

•  Keep detailed records of volunteers’ information and assignments

•  Ensure the purpose of the organization and its actions is clearly communicated

•  Complete FREE volunteer training

•  Assist in the recruiting, screening, interviewing and training of new volunteers

•  Review new cases and assign appropriate volunteers, in consultation with the executive director

•  Prepare and distribute assignment documentation

•  Help develop initial case plans and ongoing strategies for advocacy

•  Review and distribute volunteer court reports

•  Maintain case files in office

•  Attend court hearings when possible and track court dates

•  Provide assistance and consultation for volunteers as needed and when requested

•  Assist volunteers and office in completion of volunteer/case stat sheets

•  Participate in volunteer evaluations as assigned by the executive director

•  Oversee assigned mentors and assist with identified needs

•  Attend staff meetings and assist in the evaluation of the program

•  Attend in-service trainings and assist with coordination if requested

•  Assist with volunteer appreciation events

•  Provide office coverage as assigned by the executive director

•  Complete work time sheets monthly

•  Attend conferences/seminars/meetings as requested by the executive director

•  Participate in performance evaluations of this position as directed by the executive director

•  Other duties as may be assigned by the executive director or the chair of the board



•  Proven experience as operations director or similar position

•  Experience in volunteering locally and/or internationally

•  Experience in recruiting through various channels

•  Working knowledge of databases and MS Office (especially Excel)

•  Excellent organizational and team coordination abilities

•  A pleasant, outgoing personality

•  Bachelor’s degree in social service-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience

•  The ability to communicate with, supervise and empower volunteers to be effective in their roles—experience with volunteers preferred

•  The ability to work cooperatively with different types of personalities 


Training provided

How To Apply


Please complete on-line application