The Volunteer Coordinator will work with the Volunteer Engagement Supervisor to ensure that the Volunteer Program is developed and maintained in a way that supports the work and mission of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. The Volunteer Coordinator will ensure that each volunteer is treated with respect, is valued, and works in a safe work environment.The Volunteer Coordinator will work with the Volunteer Engagement Supervisor to ensure that the Volunteer Program is developed and maintained in a way that supports the work and mission of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. The Volunteer Coordinator will ensure that each volunteer is treated with respect, is valued, and works in a safe work environment.
- Foster a welcoming, productive and safe environment where volunteers are treated with respect and feel valued.
- Recruit, schedule, and train volunteers at the Durham branch and for special events within the community. The Volunteer Coordinator will maintain necessary levels of volunteers, respond to staff volunteer requests, evaluate volunteers' effectiveness, monitor and track their time and record hours and contact information.
- Represent the Food Bank in the community through outreach activities and speaking engagements. Competently present the mission of the organization, including the ways we serve the community.
- Orient and instruct large groups of volunteers, including individuals performing community service, incorporating appropriate education to increase awareness of hunger issues.
- Formally and informally recognize Durham branch volunteers and their contributions to the Food Bank. Work with the Volunteer Engagement Supervisor to plan and execute volunteer recognition events.
- Obtain and apply knowledge of handling procedures for salvage, product repackaging, produce and egg sorting, food drive sorting, and food safety quality control standards and regulations per Feeding America and governing authorities. Ensure effective and complete implementation of all standards and regulations.
- Coordinate all components of Court-Appointed Community Service Program in the Durham branch. Duties include providing orientation, monitoring volunteers, and completing all necessary paperwork.
- Coordinate daily activities with the Durham Branch Operations Supervisor and other branch staff.
- Obtain all necessary material for volunteer activities, including product and supplies.
- Complete other duties as assigned by the Durham Branch Operations Supervisor and the Volunteer Engagement Supervisor.
- The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed by people assigned this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Assists with the supervision of volunteers.
- Daily contact and interaction with Food Bank administrative staff and volunteers.
- Frequent contact with the public.
- While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to work in an office setting.
- Frequently, the employee will be required to drive an automobile.
- The employee will be required to interact with Food Bank personnel in the warehouse(s). In doing so, the employee will occasionally be exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
While performing the responsibilities of the job, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the job holder will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed by people assigned this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all essential functions and skills required of personnel so classified.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not regard race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or any protected class characteristic when seeking to hire. This practice, in addition to hiring, applies to our recruiting, training, transfers, promotions, job benefits, pay, dismissal practices, social and recreational activities, and any other term or condition of employment.
We care about our employees, our candidates, and our community.
As such, please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS, QUALIFICATIONS, & EXPERIENCE
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Some college coursework is greatly preferred
- Excellent driving record is required as some travel is necessary
- Excellent customer service and organizational skills
- Employee must be comfortable working independently in a fast-paced environment
- Employee must be able to pass the organization's forklift certification test
- Strong work ethic
- Must possess very good written and verbal communication skills and be able to represent the Food Bank professionally
- Be detail oriented and have strong interpersonal skills in order to work with diverse groups of people.
- Leadership skills and experience preferred
- Must believe in the mission of the organization.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- While performing the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and interact without deliberate impediment (e.g. wearing or listening to headphones, etc.). The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb, balance, and to stoop, crouch or crawl.
- The employee is often required to sit and must occasionally stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must often lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions.
Part-time, no benefits
25 hours per week
Salary: $14.55 to $15.55 (depending on experience)
Complete an application on our website: http://www.foodbankcenc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about_jobs
Compassion, empathy, and respect--these are some of the core values the Staff of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina share. If you believe in our mission that 'No one goes hungry in central and eastern North Carolina,' and you would like to be a part of that effort, then we encourage your interest in a career with us. A career at the Food Bank means being part of an organization that makes an impact on the lives of many people.
Hunger remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In our 34 county service area, more than 600,000 people struggle each day with food insecurity. We believe that there is no more personally rewarding work than being a part of the effort to ensure that our friends and neighbors have nutritious food to eat daily. We partner with more than 800 agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through six Food Bank branches with warehouses in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines), and Wilmington.
We recruit and develop talented people for our career opportunities and offer competitive pay, as well as a comprehensive employee benefits package. Integrity, dedication, and teamwork round out the remaining core values of Food Bank employees. If these values speak to you, then you may have found the right place in which to put them to good use. Thank you for your interest!
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