Volunteer Coordinator (and assistant to the visitor coordinator) from May 1, 2015 - 1 job for 13 months in NPH Dominican.
This volunteer supports and and advocates for the other volunteers in a variety of capacities, assists the visitor coordinator with groups, manages former volunteers and short term (3 month to 1 year) volunteers. This role requires self motivation, flexiblility, and strong Spanish skills. A flexible and early start date is desired.
Depending on the size of the home, the volunteer coordinator may or may not be a full-time job.
recruit new volunteers
coordinate volunteer orientation
arrange living quarters
keep volunteers current on events in the home
conduct volunteer performance evaluations for the administration
act as liaison between the volunteers, staff and administration
Communication can be difficult at time due to the different cultures. To foster a close relationship amongst our staff, the coordinator is responsible for organizing activities for all the volunteers such as parties, movie nights, excursions, and social events. This is very important as the working climate affects the working environment. Requirements for this job are a good command of English and Spanish if working in the Latin American homes. German is also an asset as many volunteers are European. The coordinator needs to work well with many people, have good organizational skills, good judgment and be able to communicate well and be an ambassador of good will throughout the home. Prior experience in one of our homes is a prerequisite for this position.