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Volunteer Coordinators - Temp/Event-based with Travel

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Break A Difference | Baltimore, MD
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Break A Difference


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Published 13 days ago

February 10, 2020
February 3, 2020
Compenation varies but typically $150/day + expenses

ABOUT BREAK A DIFFERENCE

Break A Difference’s (B•A•D) mission is to strategically engage individuals and institutions through service to make positive impacts in communities and in those who serve. As a nonprofit, we accomplish this by engaging corporations in large-scale service projects, preparing skilled leaders to serve on nonprofit boards, expanding the volunteer service capacity for nonprofits, and partnering with organizations to engage college students in week-long immersive service trips, otherwise known as Alternative Breaks. As a Baltimore-based nonprofit, we’re excited to make positive impacts in Baltimore and beyond. Break A Difference is an initiative fiscally sponsored by the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG).


POSITION SUMMARY

Volunteer Coordinators (VCs) are responsible for supporting single or multi-day volunteer events, ensuring that volunteers have a positive experience while delivering a meaningful impact in the community. Volunteer Coordinators must be able to collaborate in addition to completing individual tasks assigned. The scope of work varies greatly because our service projects are designed on a case by case basis based on our clients’ needs, therefore VCs must be adaptable to various working environments. Full engagement and support of these projects regardless of individual duties are essential to service event success. Interested applicants who wish to gain skills in volunteer management, non-profit leadership, grow their network in US cities and make a difference through volunteerism are encouraged to apply.


Although Volunteer Coordinators work together as a team, you will be assigned a specialty role based on your skill set. Please view the types of Volunteer Coordinator roles below. 


Corporate Engagement (Lead / Support)

Provide service project leadership and guidance; Ability to engage and motivate groups of volunteers; Strong organizational and communication skills and detail-orientedness are essential. 

Transport

Transport supplies to and from service projects; Comfortable driving and parking a cargo van/box truck in metropolitan areas; Ability to lift 35+ lbs and pack and unload vehicles.

Construction 

Lead demolitions, monitor safety procedures, demonstrate and oversee general carpentry and power tool usage, encourage and support volunteers

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) 

Commitment to oversee an ASB in the month of March; Ability to lead and supervise college-age volunteers. 

Operations 

Onsite Nonprofit assistance at our Baltimore warehouse office; Ability to lift heavy materials, organize supplies and proficiency in Google Suite are desired.  


Desired Qualifications 

Break A Difference aims to engage a diverse group of contractors to make lasting positive impacts on the communities we serve. Below is a list of our preferred qualifications--please use this as a guide when considering to apply, but do not hesitate to contact us for clarifications or explanations:


Preferences

  • Relative work or volunteer experience
  • 18 years of age or older, 21+ highly preferred
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Successful completion of a background investigation
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to various constituents
  • Ability to learn and use designated online technologies (Google Apps, Wrike, Slack, GroupMe, etc)
  • Ability to work with diverse constituencies, both internal and external 
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision
  • Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities
  • Access to personal laptop & smartphone
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Is optimistic, energetic, vision-driven, and collaborative
  • Willingness to drive a cargo van/box truck to and from volunteer events 
  • Ability to assess and react to the needs of others  
  • Adaptable in various working environments 
  • Construction, gardening, painting and DIY skills are a plus 
  • Ability to lift 35+ lbs. and load and unload event supplies from vehicles


How to Apply

Please complete the following steps to apply for this position:

Step 1: Complete Online Application: https://www.breakadifference.org/vcapp/

Step 2: RSVP for In-Person Orientation: https://www.breakadifference.org/volunteercoordinators/orientation/

 

Questions? Email Anna at aoneill@breakadifference.org

ABOUT BREAK A DIFFERENCE

Break A Difference’s (B•A•D) mission is to strategically engage individuals and institutions through service to make positive impacts in communities and in those who serve. As a nonprofit, we accomplish this by…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Contract

Benefits

Flexible Scheduling

Purposeful work in the community

All travel expenses covered

Flexible Scheduling

Purposeful work in the community

All travel expenses covered

How to Apply

Please complete the following steps to apply for this position:

Step 1: Complete Online Application: https://www.breakadifference.org/vcapp/

Step 2: RSVP for In-Person Orientation: https://www.breakadifference.org/volunteercoordinators/orientation/

 

Questions? Email Anna at aoneill@breakadifference.org

Please complete the following steps to apply for this position:

Step 1: Complete Online Application: https://www.breakadifference.org/vcapp/

Step 2: RSVP for In-Person Orientation…

Location

1794 Union Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21211

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