Volunteer Coordinator

Positions filled for Summer 2016

Requirements

• At least 21 years of age
• One or more years of residential camp experience preferably working with disabilities
• Experienced in providing developmental lifelong learning opportunities for volunteers and self

Functions and Responsibilities

• Operate volunteer orientation and programming
• Be in open communication with immediate supervisor regarding challenges
• Provide regular supervision and support to volunteers
• Evaluate volunteer programming and training with immediate supervisor / department director to ensure it is current and meeting the needs of the organization
• With support from immediate supervisor, process written and verbal reports concerning volunteers and develop an appropriate plan of action to resolve any issues
• With support from immediate supervisor, process end of week Volunteer Evaluations and provide appropriate guidance and feedback to volunteers
• Enable and support volunteers in planning camp programs
• Organize and implement daily cabin or village meetings to discuss volunteer performance and support needed
• Support volunteers by providing daily encouragement, observing volunteers helping in their cabins, problem solving concerns they or their counselors may have, promoting team work and open communication.
• Implement training & orientation as needed
• Act as the on-camp point of contact for group leaders
• Conduct evaluations with group volunteers
• Plan, organize, and implement pre-camp orientation for non-leadership staff
• Responsible for the cabin assignments of all volunteers
• Attend and participate in daily planning meetings
• Participate fully in the check-in and check-out procedure; and assist with cabin and building clean-up
• Coordinate with Transportation Coordinator for the use of agency vehicles
• Responsible for reporting maintenance issues in a timely manner to maintenance staff
• Write an end of the summer coordinator report along with the agency evaluation:
• To perform any miscellaneous duties as requested by administrative staff
• Process volunteer applications as directed by the Volunteer Services Coordinator
• Problem solve with the larger program team
• Embrace the needs of the camp administrative team and provide support where needed
• Encourage volunteers to return to camp in a voluntary or paid capacity, where suitable
• Record volunteer information as required

Physical Demands

• As an employee, you may also need to perform duties that involve a variety of physical challenges. Appropriate training will be given to ensure that correct techniques and precautions are used in this area.
These may include
1. Extreme heat or cold
2. High decibel noises
3. Physically exerting activities (walking, lifting, crouching, sitting for lengthy periods)
4. Exposure to ionizing/non ionizing radiation (from radios, walkie talkies, microwaves etc)
5. Physical aggression from campers who may display challenging behaviors

Work Environment

• You may also be exposed to some hazardous substances and harmful physical agents on a routine basis, meaning you may be exposed during the normal course of your work assignments. You will receive training on how to avoid illness or injury in this area.
These areas may include
1. Hazardous materials for cleaning (MSDS sheets available at each site)
2. Chemicals associated with protection of others (bug spray, sunscreen etc)
3. Environmental factors (Poison ivy, pollen, insect bites etc)
4. Gasoline or exhaust fumes from vehicles
5. Infectious agents such as blood or other bodily fluids
 
This job description is intended to describe the general nature of this job. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all requirements for this position, nor does it constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.