All the places to look for a volunteer coordinator job | Track It Forward

All the places to look for a volunteer coordinator job

You’re looking for a volunteer coordinator job, but don’t know where to start or how to make yourself stand out. That’s why we’re here. This series will provide you with the answers from locating job posts to getting the job. So stick around, there’s a lot of ground to cover. 

So where do you begin?

Depending on the city you live in, the type of organization you want to work with, and the size of the organization, your options will vary. However, volunteers coordinator jobs are always looking to be filled. If you have a specific organization you know you want to work for, you can ask around to see if they have a paid volunteer coordinator, and if they don’t you could propose them an offer!

 

Talk to your immediate network

Are you already volunteering with a local organization that you’re invested in? Ask the coordinator directly for a referral. If your organization doesn't have an opening, maybe they know someone who does. And stay in contact with your coordinator when you're job hunting, they can be your best reference.

Search within your local online community 

Depending on how big your town is, this could be a really good resource, however, you’ll have to do a little bit searching around. This includes:

  • Craigslist.com community section
  • Facebook.com local groups 
  • Nextdoor.com neighborhood groups

 

Look through job boards

The web will have the most options, but you can also look through your local newspaper classifieds to see if there are any positions available. 

However, the most common approach to searching for a volunteer coordinator job is by searching directly on Google.com with the keywords similar to “volunteer manager job” or “volunteer coordinator job”. When you do, there should be a “Jobs” box that appears on the screen with all the posted jobs similar to your search aggregated from all sorts of different sites including LinkedIn.com, Glassdoor.com, Facebook.com, ZipRecruiter.com, Monster.com, and a few others. You can also go directly to these sites to look for jobs, or you can visit other job boards like Indeed.com and Simplyhired.com. 

There are also a few popular job boards specifically for nonprofits that you could look into including: 

  • Foundationlist.org Foundation List is a national nonprofit job board designed for the not for profit sector.  It is our mission to connect foundations, organizations, educational institutions and socially conscious entities to passionate mission-minded job seekers. 
  • Idealist.org - Idealist is all about connecting idealists – people who want to do good – with opportunities for action and collaboration.
  • Nonprofit-jobs.org - Powered by Execsearches.com, Our goal is to be the most efficient, online source for connecting mission and talent. 
  • Nynmedia.com - NYN Jobs is the go-to career center for New York’s nonprofit industry. Featuring 1,000s of jobs each year, NYN Jobs helps large and small nonprofits alike.
  • Hercjobs.org - HERC is a gateway to more jobs in higher education and related fields than any other website.
  • Devex.com - A social enterprise, we connect and inform 1 million development, health, humanitarian, and sustainability professionals through news, business intelligence, and funding & career opportunities so you can do more good for more people.


Lastly, don’t forget, if you know exactly who you want to work for and you’re not already volunteering with them, see if there are any volunteering opportunities available. You can go directly on their site to see if they are hiring, you can sign up for their mailing lists to stay updated, and you can also approach them directly about obtaining a position. 

Once you’ve found a few available jobs that you’re really interested in, it’s time to write a resume and cover, and start preparing for the interview. We have all you need to know to prepare for your volunteer coordinator interview coming up next!