Job Description and Application: Volunteer Coordinator

Job Description

Volunteer Coordinator

Reports To:      Food Bank Manager

FLSA Status:   Part-Time / Non-Exempt

Position Summary

The Volunteer Coordinator supports FamilyWorks by recruiting, coordinating and supporting volunteers in the food bank and resource center programs and other efforts in the organization to fulfill our mission.

FamilyWorks connects neighbors and families to nourishing food, essential resources, and a supportive community, so people can build resiliency to meet life’s challenges.  FamilyWorks advocates with dignity, inclusion and empowerment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The individual must be able to carry out each of these essential duties successfully.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Enhance volunteer program by recruiting, screening, training/orienting, supporting, overseeing, evaluating, recognizing, and retaining volunteers, including community service program volunteers
  • Assisting in developing clear volunteer protocols for FW.
  • Coordinate with food bank and resource center staff on volunteer needs, job descriptions and assignments and ensure adequate volunteer coverage.
  • Update volunteer web page to reflect current volunteer needs.
  • Create and implement volunteer acknowledgment strategies; including but not limited to appreciation events, thank you cards, etc.
  • Providing support for special events.
  • Provide opportunities for family volunteering.
  • Coordinate special projects such as Wallingford Farmer’s Market pick-ups and Supermarket Saturdays as needed.
  • Create and distribute volunteer newsletter.
  • Representing FamilyWorks at fairs and events as needed.
  • Collecting, entering, and reporting volunteer hours and other related donor database information.
  • Assisting with gift data entry.
  • Attend staff meetings and other meetings as required.
  • Other duties as assigned


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position.

  • Willingness and ability to work with people from a variety of racial, cultural, education and economic backgrounds with various lifestyles and sexual orientations
  • Comfortable working in small groups and team environment; capacity for directing and supporting volunteers.
  • Detail oriented, with strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Must be comfortable working in Microsoft office (especially Word and Excel), with databases and with email.
  • Ability to maintain focus in a complex environment.

Education / Experience

  • Associates degree or two years experience in volunteer management, or equivalent. Any combination of education, experience and measurable performance which demonstrates the capability to perform the duties of this position.
  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record and willingness to drive as needed.

Physical Demands / Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Works closely with a variety of people on a daily basis.
  • Work is done at the computer and on the phone (60%) and in the field (40%).
  • May involve lifting and carrying up to 40 pounds occasionally.
  • Ability to work occasional evening or weekend hours.


18 hours per week                                           $18/hour



Apply on-line using the application form below. You may also call (206) 694-6727 to request a job application, or apply in person at 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle, WA 98103 in the Wallingford neighborhood.  Closing Date:  August 6th.

FamilyWorks is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.  We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, age, race, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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