What does a volunteer coordinator do?

Thousands of people want to make a difference in the world, but have no idea where to start. From homeless shelters to libraries to museums to hospitals, Volunteer Coordinators hook up volunteers with the organizations that need them most. A Volunteer Coordinator’s job is a scavenger hunt for the greater good.

The payoffs for Volunteer Coordinators are instant. You can’t personally help everyone at once, but you can find enough people to get the job done. Organizations appoint you to find new volunteers who can work for them. After you learn what the organization is and who they’re looking for, you spread the word to schools, churches, and other organizations that are willing to offer their services. You spend the day making phone calls, planning fundraisers, and attending meetings with both clients and volunteer groups.

Once your team of volunteers responds, you meet with them and outline what they’ll need to do. During the week, you speak with new volunteer groups and check in to see how old groups are doing. Volunteer jobs can be as short as a single day, so you’re always in the market scouting out fresh faces.

Few jobs let you change a community the way Volunteer Coordinator work does. Like a Talent Agent, you match individuals’ skills with their ideal non-profit opportunity so everyone has a chance to make a difference.

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VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Creative Growth Art Center
Oakland, CA
Internship
276 days ago
Creative Growth Art Center
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Oakland, CA
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276 days ago
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Volunteer Coordinator
Wags and Walks
Los Angeles, CA
Internship
275 days ago
Wags and Walks
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Los Angeles, CA
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275 days ago
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Volunteer Coordinator
Building our children ministry inc
Austin, TX
paid Internship
236 days ago
Building our children ministry inc
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Austin, TX
paid Internship
236 days ago
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Volunteer Coordinators
State Of South Dakota
Sioux Falls, SD
Internship
94 days ago
State Of South Dakota
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Sioux Falls, SD
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94 days ago
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Volunteer Coordinators
State Of South Dakota
Sioux Falls, SD
Internship
92 days ago
State Of South Dakota
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Sioux Falls, SD
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92 days ago
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Volunteer Engagement Coordinators
International Rescue Committee
Seattle, WA
Internship
82 days ago
International Rescue Committee
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Seattle, WA
Internship
82 days ago
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Volunteer Coordinators
Make-A-Wish® Connecticut
Trumbull, CT
paid Internship
81 days ago
Make-A-Wish® Connecticut
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Trumbull, CT
paid Internship
81 days ago
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Volunteer Coordinator - NC
Darkness RISING
Raleigh, NC
Internship
298 days ago
Darkness RISING
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Raleigh, NC
Internship
298 days ago
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Mediation Volunteer Coordinator
Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County
Bethesda, MD
unpaid Internship
215 days ago
Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County
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Bethesda, MD
unpaid Internship
215 days ago
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Volunteer Program Coordinators
Carnegie Museums Of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
paid Internship
76 days ago
Carnegie Museums Of Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh, PA
paid Internship
76 days ago
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Volunteer Coordinators
University of Minnesota
Saint Paul, MN
paid Internship
81 days ago
University of Minnesota
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Saint Paul, MN
paid Internship
81 days ago
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Volunteer Coordinator Intern
MobilizeGreen
Winchester, KY
unpaid Internship
265 days ago
MobilizeGreen
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Winchester, KY
unpaid Internship
265 days ago
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Volunteer Coordinator Fellow
California Climate Action Corps
Indio, CA
paid Internship
176 days ago
California Climate Action Corps
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Indio, CA
paid Internship
176 days ago
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Recovery Coordinator - Volunteers (851)
Kings View Behavioral Health System
Fresno, CA
paid Internship
206 days ago
Kings View Behavioral Health System
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Fresno, CA
paid Internship
206 days ago
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Seasonal Teen Volunteer Coordinator
John Ball Zoo
Grand Rapids, MI
Internship
294 days ago
John Ball Zoo
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Grand Rapids, MI
Internship
294 days ago
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