How to become a Volunteer Coordinator

Experienced (non manager)

Considering a career as a Volunteer Coordinator?

As a volunteer coordinator, you'll be managing all elements of volunteering either within your organisation or on behalf of the organisation that is looking for new volunteer recruits. A volunteer coordinator role involves assessing an organisation's needs through the recruitment, placement and retention of volunteers. As the go-to for the volunteer team, you will be responsible for the wellbeing of volunteers and managing the relationships with the teams they work with. A big part of a volunteer coordinator role includes monitoring the effectiveness of volunteer activity and rewarding volunteers for their great work.

Where can a career as a Volunteer Coordinator take you?

Graduate Role or Internship £ 1 year
Volunteer Coordinator £19,900 3 years
Volunteer Manager £30000 4 years

Are you the perfect candidate?

Skills and traits

  • Able to raise awareness, internally and externally, about the function of volunteers
  • Ability to work effectively in an unsupervised environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills

Qualifications and experience

  • Degree topics such as Community development, Human resource management may be favourable
  • Experience creating an environment that ensures volunteers are provided with ample support
  • Understanding of monitoring and evaluating activities and writing reports for funders and trustees

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