Volunteer Recruitment Specialist (Paid Position)

Posted by
The American Red Cross
Lynchburg, VA
Published 15 days ago

As an employee at the American Red Cross, you could be on the front lines making a positive impact on our community. You could provide your services directly to the American public or support to the people who do. Both roles help further the mission of the Red Cross. Join our non-profit organization, where your heart and mind go to work!

The Virginia Region is seeking a Volunteer Recruitment Specialist to be based in our Charlottesville or Lynchburg, VA Chapter. This is a full time, hourly paid (non-exempt) position. You must have a valid driver's license! Due to COVID19, this position is temporarily remote. Selected candidate for hire must live in or near Charlottesville or Lynchburg, VA.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience recruiting volunteers and meeting recruitment goals is highly desired!

Job Summary:

The Recruitment Specialist is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of broad based recruitment strategies to attract and identify Red Cross volunteers to effectively support Regional goals and mission critical activities.


1.  At the direction of the local leadership (Regional Volunteer Services Officer or Senior Recruitment Specialist): Utilize comprehensive recruitment strategies to meet assigned volunteer recruitment metrics identified through the Volunteer Needs Assessment. Emphasis placed on geography, skill sets, availability and leadership experience.

2. Conduct face to face general and targeted recruiting activities to obtain volunteer applicants tracked to referral and approval.

3. Support the development and ongoing refinement of the Regional Volunteer Recruitment Plan to include both in-person and digital strategies.

4. Assist in identifying, cultivating, and maintaining relationships with key volunteer recruitment agencies/organizations, market segments, and populations to create a robust network and strong candidate pipeline for future needs.

5.  Partner with assigned staff to strengthen existing relationships, and identify and evaluate prospective volunteer recruitment sources and partnerships within the Region. 

6. Assist in evaluating and modifying recruitment strategies based on lessons learned.

7. Assist with maintaining accurate records of all potential and actual volunteer leads through the appropriate volunteer tracking tool.

8.  Produce monthly volunteer activity status reports as directed.



Education: Bachelor's degree in business or equivalent combination of related education and experience required. 

Experience: Minimum three to five years related experience required.


Management Experience: N/A


Skills & Abilities:

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Strong training and presentation skills.

• Interpersonal skills and the ability to relate effectively to people of diverse backgrounds and education levels.

• Knowledge of group dynamics, customer maintenance techniques, negotiation skills, and the ability to effectively implement programs is preferred.

• Good organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple and continuously evolving priorities effectively are required.

• Recruiting experience OR the ability to effectively communicate and represent Red Cross mission and activities in a positive and realistic manner is preferred.

Other Skills: Intermediate proficiency with MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.



  • Team player
  • Accountability
  • Communication (written & oral)
  • Presentation skills
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Persuasion
  • Confident


Travel: May involve travel. A current valid driver's license and good driving record is required.


Physical Requirements: Depending on work assignment, may require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of up to 20 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information. Overall mobility is essential.  May include sitting for long periods of time, driving a vehicle and working under challenging conditions.  Will include working evenings and/or weekends occasionally.


Work Conditions: Work is performed indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to emergency services relief work. May travel and participate in meetings and conferences throughout chapter jurisdiction, state and Red Cross system. Because the Red Cross is a disaster response organization, staff may be asked to be on 24-hour call during period of major disaster.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As an employee at the American Red Cross, you could be on the front lines making a positive impact on our community. You could provide your services directly to the American public or support to the people who do. Both roles help further the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 7, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 22, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


$22 - $22


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Lynchburg, VA
Associated Location
Lynchburg, VA, USA

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