Volunteer Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time




1342 Congress Street
United States


Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services

Volunteer Coordinator

The mission of the Jewish Community Alliance is to enhance and promote Jewish life and continuity locally, in Israel and throughout the world, and to generate the financial resources to develop, provide and support diverse programs, education and services in order to accomplish these goals. Our multi-faceted organization is comprised of several divisions including a NAEYC-accredited preschool, an ACA-accredited summer day camp, and Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services (KJFS), a social service agency that houses a food pantry and diaper bank and that coordinates Kosher Meals on Wheels, the Hanukkah Lights winter clothing and gift drive, and additional services. Cultural programs include PJ Library, adult education courses, and holiday and community programming.

KJFS currently maintains a varied and robust social service program utilizing best practices and is constantly evolving based on the growing needs of the surrounding community. KJFS seeks a Volunteer Coordinator to inspire, recruit and train volunteers to offer exceptional service, and retain volunteers so that JFS can expand services and programs.


·       Inspire community engagement with KJFS through volunteer opportunities;

·       Engage with community volunteers in a way that is both meaningful for the volunteer and practical for clients.

·       Recruit and train volunteers to assist with food pantry and diaper bank stocking and staffing.

·       Support the administration of the Kosher Meals on Wheels program.

·       Assist with special programs – including events related to National Diaper Need Awareness Week, special holiday offerings, and volunteer recognition.

·       Manage donor recruitment, logistics, and item distribution for Hanukkah Lights, the KJFS  winter clothing and holiday gift drive that serves over 150 children. Includes coordination of evening celebration in December to close the program.

·       Step in to shifts for volunteers who cancel unexpectedly if an alternative volunteer is not available.

·       Track volunteer hours and make regular reports to the KJFS Director.

·       Additional duties as determined by KJFS Director.


·       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

·       Strong computer skills and high proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher), Google Suite (Google Drive, Forms, Calendar etc.) and social media platforms

·       Comfortable with data driven approaches to project management;

·       Professional experience in volunteer recruitment and training

·       Experience in results focused project management and team work

·       Familiarity with Judaism and Jewish customs, rituals and holidays is preferred but not required

·       Must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle

·       Ability to lift and carry 25 – 50 lbs.

This is a three-quarter (75% time), hourly position. This position is grant funded for one year, with the potential for extension based on funding. Some weekend and evening availability may be required.

Contact Information: Karli Efron (kefron@mainejewish.org, (207)772-1959)

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement