Volunteer Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $34,580.00
Details: 19 CAD per hour , 35 hour per week.



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



6505 Avenue Somerled
H4V 1S8


10-Month Maternity Leave Replacement Contract

About the NDG Food Depot

Founded in 1986, the NDG Food Depot is a community-based non-profit organization that works

collaboratively with its community to address the root causes of hunger and poverty in NDG and the

surrounding areas in a manner that ensures dignity, community engagement and the development of

human potential.

At the NDG Food Depot, we offer programs to support the food security and healthy eating habits of

youth, families and individuals. These range from emergency food distribution and farmers’ markets to

community kitchen workshops and collective gardens. Over 20 innovative and vibrant programs are

geared at developing skills, building community and promoting our vision of Good Food for All .

We are currently looking for an experienced and dynamic Volunteer Coordinator with a passion for

people and the development of human potential to join our fun and dedicated team. They will foster

relationships, support our wonderful volunteers and make the smooth functioning of our programs


This is an exciting time to join us! We have rapidly grown and diversified our programs towards the

realization of a Community Food Hub with activities and services for all. The Volunteer Coordinator

position is central to our organization. This posting is for a 10-month maternity replacement contract and

is not renewable. The Volunteer Coordinator will work alongside our passionate staff to support and

improve the Depot’s volunteer program.

Principal Responsibilities/Tasks:

● Develop and maintain excellent relations with all individual volunteers and volunteer groups

● Recruit, schedule and confirm volunteers for regular volunteer shifts

● Recruit, schedule and confirm volunteers for Depot events and special volunteer needs

● Work with staff to identify volunteer needs across all programs and events and to match

volunteers to work which suits them

● Develop materials and strategies to promote the Depot volunteer program

● Organize and facilitate new volunteer information sessions including follow-up

● Develop recruitment and retention strategies for reception volunteers

● Co-coordinate food basket registration twice a week

● Maintain volunteer database, statistics and reports

● Organize volunteer events, training opportunities, recognition and feedback

Program Development:

● Manage volunteer program evaluation and develop systems to encourage volunteer

feedback and participation in decision-making

● Create opportunities for volunteers to take larger roles in the Depot (trainers, mentors,

ambassadors, etc.) with a particular aim towards expanding the scope of the Depot’s

Volunteer Ambassador program

● Liaise with and visit other organizations to learn and incorporate best volunteer


Specific skills and experience required:

● Experience managing, coordinating and inspiring a diversity of volunteers

● Bilingual (excellent written and oral French/English)

● Experience with volunteer recruitment

● Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills

● Knowledge about food security, the NDG Food Depot and/or the community sector in

NDG and Montreal

● Experience working in a dynamic and motivated team

● Experience working in community organizations or NGOs an asset

● Event planning experience an asset

● Program development experience an asset

● Passionate about Good Food For All


● Excellent organizational and time management skills and ability to work under pressure

● Comfortable working with, motivating and managing a diverse team

● Collaborative, yet self-motivated and autonomous

● Ability to see big picture and plan for both immediate and long-term needs


● Salary: $19/hour plus benefits

● 35 hrs/week

● Weekly schedule:

● Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-4pm

● Tuesday: 10am – 5pm

● Contract: May 21st, 2018 - March 8th, 2019

Level of Language Proficiency

French and English

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply



Please drop off or email a cover letter and your CV in a single document (PDF) to Marguerite

Kinfack at office@depotndg.org by Friday, April 27th at 5pm.

Only selected candidates will be contacted