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Volunteer Coordinator – (DV/SA)

FUNCTION:

The Volunteer Coordinator provides oversight, training, and recruitment of LACADA volunteers.  A strong trained volunteer base will ensure that survivors utilizing LACADA’s emergency shelter and/or the outreach program receive comprehensive advocacy, crisis intervention, and support. The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for volunteer supervision and coordination of cases. The Volunteer Coordinator is also responsible for providing advocacy and support services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault within LACADA’s emergency shelter and outreach programs.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  1. Recruit, interview and match volunteers and interns with LACADA programs.
  2. Conduct direct service and support service training on regular basis for prospective interns & volunteers.
  3. Coordinate and supervise volunteer activities, projects and special events.
  4. Meet with supervisors regularly to understand program/client needs and coordinate volunteers/interns accordingly.
  5. Attend speaking engagements as needed.
  6. Develop and maintain a volunteer program procedures program manual.
  7. Participate in university/college intern fairs.
  8. Develop tools/events to promote and retain volunteer base.
  9. Maintain records, files and electronic data of volunteers/interns
  10. Maintain information on college and university requirements.
  11. Continually update volunteer trainings to reflect best practices.
  12. Develop and maintain volunteer training and orientation program.
  13. Assigns, coordinates, schedules, supervises, and evaluates volunteers in collaboration with the client advocates and identified needs to ensure comprehensive advocacy and support to survivors.
  14. To listen, to help participants identify their options, discover their strengths, and provide information, referrals and positive empowering support that respects each individual’s right to self determination.
  15. Develop a strong continuum of support services with community agencies/programs relevant to the participants needs. Providing advocacy/information and referrals to clients.

EDUCATION /SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ TRAINING REQUIREMENT

  • Bachelor’s degree in social service-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • The ability to communicate with, supervise and empower volunteers to be effective in their roles—experience with volunteers preferred.
  • The ability to work cooperatively with different types of personalities
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics within families/survivors in crisis relating to domestic violence and sexual assault given preference.
  • Commitment to LACADA’S program’s goals and mission.
    • All new LACADA employees are required to attend the MCADSV New Service Provider Training.

PERSONAL QUALITIES NEEDED:

Integrity, honesty and a commitment to LACADA’s philosophy a must.

SHIFT:             (40 hours per week) Varies – Days, evenings, weekends and holidays

                                                           (Based on volunteer, program & client’s needs)

STATUS:                                            Full-Time/ Non-exempt/Hourly

 

POSITIONS SUPERVISED:             Volunteer & Interns

WAGES:                                            $12.00+ per hour – varies based on experience

Please send Resume’ and references to contact@lacada.org


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