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Volunteer Coordinator

Reports to: Program Director

Bay Area Friendship Circle is a local Jewish organization that pairs trained volunteers with children, teens, and young adults with special needs for our ongoing programs. We are seeking a charismatic, well-organized, and detail-oriented Volunteer Coordinator to recruit new teen volunteers, coordinate light programming, and communicate regularly with our volunteers. This role is part-time - 5-7 hours a week (Mostly Sunday mornings and evenings on your own schedule).

Current Friendship Circle Programs include:
Sunday Circle
Young Adult’s Circle
Summer Camp
7th/8th Grade Program

Recruit new volunteers and communicate with current volunteers on a consistent basis, as well as their parents as needed
Manage volunteer RSVPs to programs via text, email, or other social media platform
Plan, coordinate, and execute a small number of volunteer-only events and activities and Shabbat Dinners.
Prepare and debrief with teen volunteers before and after programs (icebreakers, socializing games, etc.)
Run through the schedule of the day with volunteers on the day of the program
Support and empower teens throughout the program to maximize their time and relationship with their special needs buddies
Build strong relationships with teen volunteers and leaders and help identify new leaders and volunteers from within and beyond the community
Work with Program Director to deliver presentations and create relationships with local Jewish youth groups and day schools to promote volunteering
Manage the volunteer Leadership Circle meetings and activities
Set up food for volunteers at programs and events
Create energy and enthusiasm with teens before/during/ and after programs
Prepare volunteer gifts and thank you cards
Take pictures and videos at all programs
Work with Program Director to Implement strategies to ensure volunteer retention

Qualifications and Requirements:
Must be able to work on Sundays (flexible schedule is allowed during the week)
Well organized with planning and execution
Excellent verbal and written communication
Self-starter, takes initiative, ability to work independently with minimum direction
Experience with programs, specifically for teens is a plus
Works well under pressure
General knowledge of the Bay Area Jewish Community
Social media experience (Facebook / Instagram)

Please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Duration part-time
Ad Posted On 2021-06-04
Times this Ad has been viewed 573 times
Ad is posted for 30 days
Categories Other
Focus Social Work
Organization Name Friendship Circle
Job Location 3921 Fabian Way, Suite A023
Palo Alto, California
United States
Application Instructions
Please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]
[email protected]

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