Wanted: Volunteer Coordinator

In collaboration with the Executive Director, the Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, training, organizing and managing volunteers for the First Day Shoe Fund (FDSF).  The Volunteer Coordinator is a non-paid position.  This position is seasonal and part-time, the most eventful times occur between May – October each year.  The Volunteer Coordinator will report directly to the Executive Director of FDSF.


Speaks and networks with others regarding volunteer opportunities with FDSF Reviews applications for volunteer positions Interviews/screens volunteer applicants Maintains an active and organized Excel database of volunteers, including volunteer contact information Arranges or provides for volunteer training, if needed Matches volunteers with appropriate job Schedules volunteers for jobs (days/times/duties) in coordination with the Executive Director Keeps accurate tracking records of individual volunteers and their time spent working Works with the Executive Director and Program Committee to maintain volunteer job descriptions and volunteer manual Gives “TLC” and appropriate feedback to volunteers about their job performance Interfaces and helps coordinate activities with local community groups and shoe distribution partners


Experience working with volunteers, and personal experience as a volunteer, is desirable Public speaking skills, good communication, and community involvement a plus Good computer skills, knowledge of Excel and spreadsheet programs Ability to work effectively with staff and public from diverse backgrounds Excellent organizational skills necessary


Heather Haigh, Executive Director FDSF (773)793-8633 cell (269) 271-5527 work


Individual’s home and on-site at schools for summer shoe distributions