Have you ever looked at recruitment ads for volunteer coordinators? What do our organizations think we do and what skills are they looking for? Here is a sampling of the ones I have seen lately.
The Volunteer and Program Coordinator will oversee all volunteer coordination and client training activities. Duties include on boarding, training and coordinating all volunteers and providing backup support in case of volunteer absences.
Must have own cell phone, laptop computer and reliable transportation
Ability to work long hours, weekends, and holidays (with time off during the week)
Must live locally and be available immediately.
COMPENSATION: $28,000 – $34,000
That makes me wonder, who exactly is filling in for the absent volunteer? And here is another pull from a recent ad:
Event Planning & Management – Food Drives, Events, Food related Events
Volunteer Recruitment, training & Management
Public Speaking Engagements
Strong Personal Skills
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