If you’d like to make a difference in the life of a child, are motivated to create safer homes for all children, and are interested in a rewarding career in the nonprofit industry, we invite you to consider becoming part of our Shelter, Inc. team. Since 1975, Shelter, Inc. has provided for the emotional and physical well-being of children and families in need. Our programs and services help children and families build safer, healthier, and brighter futures. We are seeking a dynamic Volunteer Coordinatorto join our dedicated Development team.
The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of volunteer recruitment, training and retention of agency volunteers. This includes coordination of regular events and specific activities.
1. Recruit volunteers from the community (i.e. churches, schools, corporations, businesses, organizations, Volunteer Center) through interviews, personal appearances, presentations, and media outreach.
2. Plan, implement, coordinate, and evaluate a comprehensive volunteer program to meet present and future needs of agency.
3. Train volunteers (i.e. orientation and volunteer training sessions, workshops, etc.)
4. Maintain volunteers (i.e. planning and coordinating of annual recognition event, nominating volunteers for annual awards, keeping a close channel of communication with volunteers, etc.)
5. Develop pertinent materials (i.e. volunteer job descriptions, application forms, handbook, evaluation forms, etc.)
6. Work closely with the Development staff to identify and coordinate volunteers required for all fund-raising activities of the agency (i.e.: special events, etc.), as well as general clerical needs.
7. Develop and maintain all volunteering components of annual events such as the 5K Run, Golf Outing and Charity Ball (i.e. working with volunteers, staff and committees.)
8. Maintain a comprehensive file system to include a record of up-to-date volunteer information.
9. Attend periodic seminars and conferences relating to volunteerism.
10. Write small grant proposals to women’s groups and other service-oriented community groups.
11. Raise funds and awareness of Shelter through presentations to service-oriented community groups.
12. Responsible for the coordination and distribution of in-kind donations to programs, including the Spring/Winter clothing drives and Back-to-School Backpack drive.
13. Comply with agency policies and procedures and the Department of Children and Family Services “Code of Ethics for Child Welfare Professionals.”
14. Carry out all other duties as designated by the Director of Development.
1. Bachelor's Degree with emphasis on human services, public relations and communications.
2. One to two years experience with human services and/or volunteer organizations.
3. Public speaking ability, as well as ability to work well with a variety of people.
4. Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license and must submit proof of Illinois auto insurance.
5. Must complete a Medical and T.B. test.
6. Must be fingerprinted by the State of Illinois and must complete a Background Check form.
7. Must submit official educational transcripts from the last school attended.
8. Ability to lift 30 lbs.
About Shelter, Inc.
Shelter, Inc.’s mission is helping and protecting children who are abused, neglected, dependent or in need of supervision. We do this by providing community based 24-hour emergency and longer-term care, creating community awareness and education to prevent such abuse and neglect, and promoting healthy families to reduce child abuse and neglect. Shelter, Inc.’s programs include: Emergency Housing and support for children and youth who are in crisis or are homeless; Foster Care; Healthy Families (parent education and support to prevent child abuse); Transitional Living (for older adolescents to learn and develop independent living skills); 24 hour information and referral service; and Community Education.
Job Type: Full-time