Job Description Template: Volunteer Coordinator

How to use this template: Expertly craft a post for the open Volunteer Coordinator position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your company’s vision for this role.

Volunteer Coordinator Job Description

Full-Time | Remote/Hybrid/On-Site | Location

$18.42–$19.93 per hour (Suggested salary range for this role per Payscale)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your company is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: we want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

As a volunteer coordinator, your job is to build relationships with businesses, organizations, and people in the community to recruit volunteers and prepare them for service. You’ll also help develop campaigns to get the word out about volunteer opportunities, delegate and supervise roles and responsibilities, and keep in touch with volunteers to make sure their experience reflects our mission and values.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Source volunteers from relationships with churches, companies, clubs, and individuals
  • Recruit, select, train, and supervise volunteers
  • Maintain an updated database of volunteer contact information, availability, skills, and resources
  • Delegate roles and responsibilities for special events and projects
  • Coordinate with the marketing team to develop campaigns
  • Disseminate information about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities
  • Maintain frequent and appropriate contact with volunteers to garner feedback and ensure satisfaction with the experience
  • Maintain volunteer work records
  • Disseminate information about volunteer hours to schools, businesses, and government agencies as requested


What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • Associate’s (required) or bachelor’s (preferred) degree in business management, human resources, or a related field
  • 5+ years of leadership or supervisory experience required
  • Proven experience in recruiting or non-profit operations is preferred
  • Experience volunteering with a nonprofit organization, preferably with fundraising or community outreach
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, and database applications

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Genuine passion for helping others
  • Friendly and outgoing personality that draws others in
  • Ability to stay calm and problem-solve under pressure
  • Collaboration, conflict resolution, and team-building skills
  • Organized and detail-oriented work ethic

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

We believe that those who serve others through a nonprofit organization should never have to worry about their own wellbeing. We aim to ensure our employees are fairly compensated and have what they need to achieve a great work-life balance. Here’s what our benefits package entails:

  • Health benefits: Medical, dental, and vision care plans to suit different budgets
  • Mental health care: Coverage for therapy and behavioral health visits
  • Family care: Fertility and adoption assistance through organizational partners
  • Remote days: Work from the location of your choice on alternate Fridays
  • Time off: Generous sick time accrual and number of vacation days
  • Retirement: 401(k) plan with 6% employer match
  • Life insurance: Basic plan at no cost to employees

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying.

Our volunteers may be privy to sensitive information. With this in mind, we require all candidates who receive and accept employment offers to undergo a background check before their hire date.

[Company] is an equal opportunity employer.

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