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Last Updated: March 11, 2015


Post date: February 20, 2015
Volunteer Development Manager (national)
Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF)

The Volunteer Development Manager (VDM) is a national position responsible for creating the framework necessary for the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) to maximize volunteer involvement—both of IDF members and of others willing to donate expertise and time. The VDM will first need to develop a volunteering infrastructure, and then implement and manage it. The VDM will interact closely with other staff members in all departments and promote strong working relationships between staff and volunteers. Full job description.


For more information:

Learn more about IDF at www.primaryimmune.org.  To apply, send an e-mail cover letter and resume to:  HR@primaryimmune.org

New York

Post date: January 08, 2015
Engagement Coordinator for the Virtual Senior Center
Virtual Senior Center (VSC)

The Engagement Coordinator will assist in recruitment, training and scheduling volunteer facilitators of video-based classes within the Virtual Senior Center (VSC) interface (www.selfhelp.net/Virtual-Senior-Center); monitor facilitator performance and VSC senior participant satisfaction; track prospects and active participants within Salesforce.com; and leverage social media to promote the program generally, conduct research and recruit prospective facilitators and community partners. Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or a related field required as well as at least 2 years of volunteer management experience. Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of an outcomes-based activities, such as volunteer recruitment.

For more information:

Apply at :  www.selfhelp.net/careers
Attach resume, cover letter, salary range.


Post date: March 02, 2015
Volunteer Administrator
Pro Football Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is seeking a professional who has a strong sense of community and interpersonal skills to be contracted over a one year period as a Volunteer Administrator. It is also important that the selected contractor be both patient and flexible.  The selected professional will maintain, coordinate and evaluate the Hall of Fame’s valuable Museum Volunteer program. The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Museum Volunteers serve in a variety of departments, primarily collections, education and guest services. Ideally the successful candidate will have experience working with volunteers and have experience in one of the following fields: museum education, human resources or guest services. 

Starting $14 per hour 35 hours per week for a one year period

For more information:

Application Deadline: March 27

Please mail a cover letter, resume and three references to:
Jason Aikens
Pro Football Hall of Fame
2121 George Halas Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44708


Post date: March 02, 2015
State Volunteer Management Specialist
Washington State University (WSU)

State Volunteer Development Specialist, Washington State University (WSU). The incumbent will hold the official title of Extension Regional Specialist with a rank of assistant or associate professor equivalent in a full-time, 12-month appointment. This is a non-tenure track faculty position that is eligible for promotion in rank in accordance with WSU policies. This position will significantly increase WSU Extension’s capacity to develop, deliver and assess high quality programs. The successful candidate must be able to travel, when necessary, to provide support to county and campus faculty and staff; participate in collaborative work with committees and other organizations; and attend national meetings and conferences. This position involves an irregular work schedule including night/weekend meetings and trainings. This position will be located at the WSU Spokane urban campus in Spokane, Washington.

For more information:

Screening of applications will begin April 10, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Apply online:  https://www.wsujobs.com.

Applicants must submit all of the following:

  1. A full curriculum vitae or resume.
  2. A cover letter describing how your work experience and training meet the duties, responsibilities and each of the required and preferred qualifications, as applicable (maximum of two pages).
  3. Names and contact information for three (3) individuals willing to serve as references and able to address your qualifications relative to this position

For further information on this position, contact:  Jim Kropf at 253-445-4526 or jakropf@wsu.edu.

District of Columbia

Post date: February 27, 2015
Senior Director of Volunteer Programs

We are seeking a D.C.-based Director, Resilience & Stabilization who will serve as a project manager, subject matter expert, and technical focal point in areas related to the resiliency of small farmers and their communities to withstand shocks resulting from natural and man-made disasters. He/she delivers managerial and technical assistance in project implementation and assists in developing tools, resources and staff necessary to deliver relevant targeted interventions. In business development, this position provides leadership with the design, management, and delivery of competitive proposals in areas relative to his/her expertise.

For more information:

Please apply online at http://www.acdivoca.org/jobs or respond with résumé, cover letter and salary history to Attn: HR/SLD, 50 F Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C., 20001 or fax +1 202 469 6255. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Post date: February 26, 2015
Volunteer Manager
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC

The Volunteer Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Catholic Charities growing volunteer engagement efforts. The Volunteer Manager leads efforts to develop volunteer roles in programs throughout the agency and support program staff to steward volunteer resources. The Volunteer Manager leads efforts to recruit, orient, screen and place volunteers in appropriate roles, manage group volunteer activities, and manage special volunteer activities such as Summer Interns and the Hope Corps. The Volunteer Manager also oversees the agency's annual volunteer recognition event. The Volunteer Manager supervises the Volunteer Project Program Coordinator and reports to the Senior Program Manager for Volunteer Services with in the Family, Parish and Community Outreach Department of Catholic Charities.

Major Duties include:

1. Develop and execute processes to manage volunteers in accordance with the agency procedure and practice including: screening volunteers 2. Developing volunteer roles in agency programs to meet client and program needs, leverage staff capacity, and provide transformative experiences for volunteers 3. Develop and execute volunteer recruitment plans 4. Over see maintenance of the volunteer database, website, and other tools to manage and evaluate the volunteer program 5. Conduct volunteer orientation sessions on a regular basis 6. Manage special volunteer projects such as Summer Interns, Hope Corps (volunteer leaders of volunteers), the agency-wide volunteer recognition event, and others 7. Manage the Volunteer Coordinator position and volunteers in the Volunteer Services Office 8. Strong organization, communication, and collaboration skills a must

Education and Experience Required:

1. Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Communications, Human Services, or a related field 2. 3-5 years of volunteer management experience, preferably at a social service organization 3. Experience in project development 4. Experience in special event planning 5. Experience in supporting groups of people to address client needs through service projects

Sri Lanka

Post date: March 10, 2015
Volunteer Supervisor, SLV International

SLV is a graduate led volunteer organisation providing degree-specific volunteer placements in Sri Lanka. Our placements offer people the chance to gain work experience teaching English, coaching sports, working with children and with people with special needs, and working in the mental health sector. The supervisor position has been designed to offer additional support for SLV Project Managers and volunteers.


Supervisors' main responsibilities are varied and challenging, including: assisting SLV Project Managers on a daily basis, establishing new volunteer projects, assisting in creating volunteer timetables and project information packs, pastoral care for volunteers, quality control at projects and home-stays.


It is essential that supervisors are flexible and adaptable as you may be dealing with stressful and often challenging situations which require you to think on your feet whilst dealing with other volunteers and members of the SLV team. Supervisors must have experience working as part of a team either living, working or volunteering abroad. Relevant experience to at least one of the SLV Projects; teaching, mental health, working with children or people with specific needs is also required.


For more information:

Applicants can fill out an application form here: http://goo.gl/f3KlMQ Applicants with relevant experience will be contacted for a short phone interview, and will then accordingly be invited to a group interview in London, or interviewed over Skype if applying from outside of the U.K.


Post date: January 19, 2015
Social Media and Communications Internship
City of Sacramento Department of Human Resources, Volunteer Program

City of Sacramento Department of Human Resources, Volunteer Program seeks an intern or volunteer for 10-15 hours per week, unpaid, flexible work schedule, 6 month commitment in a dynamic work environment, on and off-site.

Details: Assist with and coordinate social media and communications for the City of Sacramento Volunteer Program. The intern helps with recruitment and recognition. They also assist with managing project as needed and various outreach events. All of those are tasks involved in volunteer management. This position will offer a student the opportunity to experience city government while working on a variety of topics that directly impact the community.
Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Manage and engage in a variety of social media platforms
  • Draft a consistent schedule of content for various social media channels
  •  Analyze and track impressions and engagement across platforms
  • Research social media trends and innovations
  • Participate in the production of multimedia content for marketing
  • Photograph events and post to media
  •  Write and edit newsletter content
  • Staff information booths at events to market opportunities
  • Other duties assigned


  • Knowledge of and experience using social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
  • Concise and creative writing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and self-motivate
  •  Strong communications skills  
  • Communications, public relations, marketing or journalism experience
  • Some graphic design and photography experience is a plus
  • Friendly and enjoy meeting people and sharing information
For more information:

If interested please contact Mary Lynn Perry, email mperry@cityofsacramento.org or call (916) 808-8317. To be considered, please provide a resume, three references, and a writing sample. 


Post date: January 16, 2015
Public Benefits Assistantship Intern
Catholic Charities

This position is open to Junior and Senior undergrads and Graduate students. We are looking for individuals who are willing to distribute information to clients seeking assistance SNAP benefits and/or Medicaid, facilitate outreach events, create and present presentations, to assist clients with the application process for public benefits and ACA, and perform follow-up calls.

For more information:

If interested, please contact Dana Brooks at 770.790.3114 or by email, dbrooks@catholiccharitiesatlanta.org


Post date: December 17, 2014
assist development marketing and communications
Friends Association, West Chester

Friends Association seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist development marketing and communications efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of marketing while working for well-known community based nonprofit organization. Duties include assisting in planning community and fundraising events, updating the Friends Association website and database. Generate reports from database.  Reach out to the community organizations, general public and donors with the message about Friend Association’s mission.

For more information:

To Apply: Please a send cover letter and resume to Jack Luke  (j.luke@friendsassoc.orgwww.friendsassoc.org


Post date: November 09, 2014
Internship for Volunteer Management

SAFEHOME is Johnson County, KS' only comprehensive provider of free services to victims of domestic violence and partner abuse. Volunteers at SAFEHOME add quality and value to every program. People inerested in interning with the Volunteer Manager will gain hands-on experience involving recruitment, retention,committee dynamics, special events planning, risk managment, staff-volunteer relationships, and the importance and impact volunteers bring to a non-profit agency.

For more information:

Contact Susan Lebovitz, Volunteer Manager, o/o SAFEHOME, PO Box 4563, Overland Park, KS 66204. To learn about SAFEHOME, go to www.safehome-ks.org.


Post date: November 09, 2014
Team Leader, Art in Tanzania

Art in Tanzania is an NGO operating in several locations in Tanzania. The main focus areas are e.g. education, orphan care, HIV awereness and so on.

Team leader will assist the management and develop our community program. Tasks can include for example:

  • organizing activities for volunteers
  • contact new volunteers and give orintation
  • assisting in budgeting and logistics

Team leader is required to work at least 3 months. Flights are self-funded. Art in Tanzania will refund visa and work permit. Accommodation and food are provided.

For more information:

Contact our team leader Sandra for more information as soon as possible:sandra@artintanzania.org