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Volunteer Coordinator

Employment Opportunity with Parkland Food Bank Society. The purpose of Parkland Food Bank is to address food insecurity among residents of Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County by providing weekly access to healthy food, to individuals and families in short term, long term, and emergency situations.

Do you have a passion to make a difference in the community?

Are you passionate about working with diverse individuals?

Purpose

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Parkland Food Bank operations. We simply could not provide the services we do without the members of our community stepping up to give their time and talents week after week. In 2021 we had 220 individuals volunteer with us, providing 18,758 hours of assistance.

Volunteer Coordinator will manage volunteer programs and provide leadership in the effective engagement of volunteers to further the mission of PFB.

How to apply:

Both cover letter and resume is required by interested candidates and is to be emailed to sheri@parklandfoodbank.org . Competition will remain open until successful candidate is found.

Job Type:  Part-time

Salary:  $ $25,740.00/year

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

We are currently seeking a Volunteer Coordinator to join our team. This is a part-time position based out of Spruce Grove, Alberta. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Attracting and retaining volunteers whose values and philosophy are aligned with those of the PFB
  • Increasing volunteers’ understanding about PFB’ mission and goals
  • Determine organizational needs that volunteers could fill
  • Develop public awareness of our volunteer program
  • Develop and update volunteer management materials such as volunteer screening practices, orientation, and training manual
  • Recruit, interview, select and evaluate volunteers
  • Provide orientation and training for volunteers
  • Supervise volunteers or provide support for the other staff who supervise volunteers
  • Develop targeted volunteer recognition programs and activities
  • Maintaining daily schedule for volunteers
  • Update and maintain the volunteer database
  • Evaluate volunteer attraction and retention programs
  • Assist Executive Director with volunteer management for major food bank fundraising events

Qualifications:

A successful Volunteer Coordinator will possess the following specialized skills, knowledge, and characteristics:

  • A demonstrated commitment to volunteerism
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Initiative- capable of identifying priorities and adjust to deadlines and demands
  • An outgoing, energetic, and optimistic manner; servant heart/ service focus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to balance the needs of the organization with the needs and interests of the volunteers
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Patience and tact in dealing with others
  • The ability to multitask
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team

They should enjoy helping others, compiling information, and maintaining contact with other agencies, and developing innovative approaches to resolve challenges.

Educational Requirements

There are no education requirements for this position, but Volunteer Coordinator needs very strong computer skills (PFB works in a Microsoft (PC) environment using Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher along with Volgistics Volunteer Management Program) together with the following management skills:

  • Interviewing skills
  • Training, coaching, team building and leadership skills
  • Planning and administrative skills
  • Marketing skills
  • Conflict resolution skills

Days and Hours

22 Hours/Week

Some of the work may be done from home with the expectation that volunteer interviewing and training would fall around the food bank open hours.

This position requires some evening emailing with last minute volunteer schedule changes.

Hours to candidate can expect to work are:

  • Monday – Friday 4 hours for volunteer communications, scheduling, and administration
  • 5 hours/week volunteer interviews and training

COVID-19 considerations:
Parkland Food Bank Society requires all employees and volunteers to be fully vaccinated.

April Most Needed Items

Most needed items that Parkland Food Bank is critically low on this April.:

Canned Meals (Chili, Stew, Ready to eat soup)

Canned Tuna/chicken/turkey

Canned Fruit

Canned Vegetables

Size 4 and 5 Diapers

Thank you for your ongoing support! Learn more

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