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Volunteer Opportunity

Offer Valid: 06/22/2020 - 09/30/2020
Sewing a community of support
Volunteer Coordinator  The Volunteer Coordinator will provide oversight and support of The Sewing Labs to ensure resources and community connections fully support our mission. 

 

This is a part-time unpaid volunteer position with a flexible schedule, Monday-Friday; Position reports to the Operations Manager. 

Responsibilities:

● Deliver an appreciative culture to volunteers to ensure groups are properly acknowledged and engaged in the mission.

● Assist with scheduling Core Volunteers to help deliver the mission of The Sewing Labs

● Provide coordination for all aspects of the volunteer program, including recruitment  and scheduling of volunteer groups, notifying them of expectations and guidelines 

● Be a liaison to the community and corporations that are interested in participating in the volunteer program to inform them of the various opportunities within volunteerism.

● Maintain scheduling and calendar databases for the volunteer program. Maintain connections with volunteers thru telephone, social media,email and/or other sources

● Ensure appropriate and adequate tracking and reporting of group volunteer information,contacts and action items, maintain the statistics required to support the program and including monthly reports to supervisor. ● Provide ongoing support with managing scheduling systems. ● Assist with ongoing volunteer program initiatives and projects ● Other assignments as required. 

Qualifications:

● Passion for the mission of The Sewing Labs

● Knowledge and similar work experience in the field is preferred.

● Excellent written and oral communication skills and a strong desire to work with people.

● Must exhibit good organization and planning and be able to provide direction and support.

● Must demonstrate good judgment, good decision-making ability, creativity and dependability.

● Proven time management, prioritization and organizational skills to handle a high volume of volunteer inquiries and requests.

● Ability to work independently and initiate solutions to problems.

● Ability to learn new and progressive online systems and scheduling tools quickly.

● Ability to assist with data entry; attention detail oriented.

● Competency in a variety of computer applications such as Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc., as well as an ability to quickly learn and operate agency volunteer databases application. 

 Creating a Long Time Volunteer Plan - keeping volunteers engaged & happy 

● Assure that each volunteer has been assigned duties that “call to their heart”.  Periodically review with the volunteer what they want to do and adjust when needed.

● Assure all volunteers have attended the Volunteer Orientation within 90 days of going.

● Each volunteer are invited to participate in the “Quick Sew Projects” and “Sewing Basic” classes for Free.  Credits for all other classes are earned thru volunteer hours worked.

● Encourage and build a volunteer pool that serves the organization, the community and themselves.

● Promote & recognize volunteers monthly with thanks and rewards programs such as “hours tracker report.   A Volunteer can earn points that can be redeemed for either class/workshop participation or fabric redemption or other designated items.  Points earned cannot be redeemed for the following class/workshops; Gratitude & Grace Retreat, or off site workshops.  See awards program definitions for understanding.

● Foster collaborations with multiple volunteers.  For example; TSL participates in community outreach projects such as; pillow project, Maker’s Faire, Operation Breakthrough, etc.  When a group of volunteers work to accomplish these, they will build friendships and a network to support each other but, especially support themselves.

● Meet or exceed the expectations of the volunteers by providing them with the following ○ Provide volunteer with all necessary information or training relating to the job assigned including the time/place of where to report, liability, confidentiality, safety training

○ Provide volunteers with information concerning, the screening process, roles available, terms of dismissal

○ Know volunteer by name and be known by the key contacts - make sure that all volunteers are introduced and provided with introductions and name tags if needed.

○ Provide volunteers with a written description to outline the details of their role, including the responsibilities and expectations

○ Orient the volunteer to the goals of the project

○ Provide the specific training needed

○ Give volunteer feedback and guidance to perform their role at an exceptional level.

○ Inform the volunteer to understand the impact of their service

● Use the following to enhance the volunteer experience

○ Make sure activities are a social experience - meet new people, build friendships

○ Run organized program/projects - 

■ Demonstrate good follow thru on all projects

■ Have the correct # of people needed

■ Have enough to do

■ Build encouragement & contributions

○ Use Social media for engagement; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

○ Demonstrate Gratitude

○ Evaluate the impact 

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