40 hours per week including some evenings and
Based on experience and qualifications
Responsibilities: To provide leadership in engaging
Richmond-area volunteers to become active participants in fulfilling the
mission of CARITAS in offering emergency shelter, collecting and redistributing
home furnishings, and creating employment opportunities for the impoverished in
Qualifications: College degree,
advanced training, and significant experience working with volunteers in a
nonprofit environment. An interest and desire for working with the
underprivileged is necessary. An understanding of the underlying causes
of homelessness is preferred. This position will interface with a large
cross-section of the faith community and various levels of paid staff.
Well developed written and verbal communications skills are essential,
including some experience and comfort with public speaking. Preference
will be given for an individual with enthusiasm for using technology to collect
and share information. Virginia driver’s license, good driving record and
reliable transportation are necessary.
and recruit volunteers by developing and maintaining community contacts,
including relationships the local faith community, local colleges and
universities, retired citizens, employers, HandsOn Greater Richmond, and other
potential volunteers matching their skills with available volunteer
and process application forms, position descriptions, background check forms
and training materials.
continuous communication with the different program areas regarding volunteer
requirements and needs.
Strategic direction for including volunteers at all levels of the
an annual assessment of volunteer projects that can be planned for corporate,
youth, and family groups.
and encourage volunteers to move from interest to involvement, engagement and
investment in CARITAS.
volunteers regarding community-wide homeless service delivery and more
specifically, the CARITAS shelter, furniture bank, and employment operations
and best practices.
as the liaison between volunteers and administrative and operations staff.
and coordinate volunteer-intensive events including regularly scheduled
training sessions, City-Wide Furniture Drive and annual Volunteer Dinner.
a volunteer schedule and contact and e-mail database.
direction for AmeriCorps Volunteer Specialist.
an environment conducive to a positive volunteer experience by maintaining
regular contact and providing on-going training and support as needed.
Please complete a resume/cover letter by Sept 1 and send
No phone calls please.