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Volunteer Coordinator

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Executive Director

At Parkland Food Bank Society (PFB), our purpose is to make healthy food accessible to residents of Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, and Parkland County. PFB is currently the fifth largest food bank in Alberta and is preparing for continued growth in both client usage and facility over the next three years.

Our focus is centered around the principle of being attentive to the needs of clients and adjusting our processes and approaches with them in mind. PFB is empowered by our local community support to meet the needs of our clients. As such we look to enable our community through creating engaging and rewarding volunteer opportunities. In 2022 we had 236 volunteer 15,837 hours. An average of 120 volunteer schedule openings every week!

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

PFB Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible to onboard new volunteers, keep a database of volunteer information and skills, match volunteers to opportunities that suit their skills, maintain the volunteer work schedule, keep our volunteers informed, within the context of the Vision and Mission of the society.

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

  • Select and onboard volunteers whose values and philosophy are aligned with those of the PFB.
  • Increase volunteers’ understanding about PFB mission and goals.
  • Work with PFB departments to identify and create new volunteer roles.
  • Maintain volunteer management materials such as volunteer screening practices, orientation, and training manual. Work with PFB departments to create new materials as needed.
  • Ensure volunteers understand their responsibilities and organize on-the-job training with appropriate Supervisors.
  • Develop targeted volunteer recognition programs and activities.
  • Meet with volunteers to assess their progress and satisfaction, as well as to conduct skills audits.
  • Keeping schedules and records of volunteers’ work.
  • Update and maintain the volunteer database.
  • Ensure volunteer attraction and retention programs are monitored.

Work Conditions

  • Operation of desktop computer and peripherals.
  • Extended periods of sitting.
  • Interaction with employees, management, and the public at large.
  • Working in a busy office environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Working at signature fundraising events to coordinate volunteers.
  • Attending public events when there is an opportunity to attract new volunteers.
  • Occasional overtime.
  • Occasional outdoor work.

Job Requirements:

  • A certificate in business management, human resources, or a related field.
  • Experience in volunteering and recruitment
  • Working knowledge of databases and Microsoft 365.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organization and team-building skills.
  • Proven ability to motivate and inspire.
  • Human Resource certification to advise on paid staffing program is an asset.

Job Type:  Full-time (40 hours per week)

Salary Range:  $54,080 – 60,320 annually

Hours of work may vary and can include evenings and weekends.

How to apply:

Both cover letter and resume are required by interested candidates and are to be emailed to . Competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.

PFB Summer Food Drive

PFB Summer Food Drive

Parkland Food Bank is incredibly low on food supplies to feed the current 900 families we are assisting every month. We want to make it easy for you to help while you are grocery shopping this weekend!

Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29, we will be collecting food donations, in Spruce Grove, at both:

We will be collecting from 9:00am until 4:30pm.

Please look for our incredible volunteers as you enter the store, and they can give you a special shopping list of our most needed items!

Thank you for your support!

2023 Charity Golf Tournament – PFB

The 2023 Charity Golf Tournament for Parkland Food Bank, is one of our signature fundraising events of the year. Your support goes beyond providing a helping hand, but spreads hope and compassion throughout our community!

“The Parkland Food Bank has some of the most amazing, caring staff I have EVER seen at a local food bank. Its very obvious THEY CARE and do not Judge you for needing help – whether it be one time or on going.
Hampers are a lot more than I expected and it’s SO appreciated given the disastrous economy we are in. They do WHATEVER they can to help!
Thank you so much for being there for the people thru the pandemic and the horrid economy.
A HUGE Thank you from my daughter & I. We would be starving if your help wasn’t available.”

Join us on June 23, 2023, for an incredible day of FUNdraising, lots of laughter, prizes and time to connect with friends and coworkers.

Learn more at:

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