Rural Extension Recruitment Coordinator
Volunteer Types: Administration/Office, Communications and Marketing, Event planning and participation, Human rights, Public speaking (Speaking about value of volunteering), Writing
Organization types: Children, Youth and Family, Community and Social Services, Human Rights and Civil Liberties, LGBTQIA2+, Poverty/Social Justice, Public/Society Benefit, Women
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: October 31, 2022
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Volunteer Services Recruitment Coordinators ensure that both Shelter Movers organizational needs and individual volunteers’ needs are met as part of a positive, sustainable relationship. This involves recruitment, and training of volunteers, administrative/office duties, contributing to our long-term strategy, and being one of the public’s first point of contact with Shelter Movers. In this particular case, recruitment coordinators will be supporting our recruitment of volunteers in the rural areas surrounding Ottawa. As such, ideally, volunteers will be located in these areas: Lanark County and Kemptville.

– Since this expansion is in its initial stages, your main responsibilities will start with recruitment (attending recruitment events, finding recruitment avenues). Responsibilities will expand once we have a more established volunteer base in these areas.
– Communicate with potential volunteers on behalf of Shelter Movers
– Gain familiarity with our volunteer database (Volunteer Hub) and generate reports
– Support volunteer orientations from an administrative capacity (rural orientations won’t begin until we have a larger volunteer base and there will be an opportunity to facilitate)
– Research recruitment opportunities
– Attend recruitment fairs, fundraising and other community events on behalf of Shelter Movers to further volunteer recruitment
– Have regular check-ins with the Volunteer Services Manager

Skills & Knowledge
– Reliable work habits
– Strong organizational skills
– Interest in a wide variety of work in Volunteer Management
– Ability to work as part of a team
– Strong verbal and written communication skills
– Excellent interpersonal skills, including managing conflict
– Tact, discretion, high maturity level and good judgement
– High level of comfort with engaging the public at community events.
– Ability to protect client and volunteer confidentiality
– Awareness of appropriate boundaries, compassion fatigue, and self-care
– Patience, empathy, emotional intelligence, active listening skills, and ability to handle difficult conversations
– Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds
– Ability to apply an anti-oppressive lens to engaging volunteers
– Long-term interest in the Violence Against Women (VAW) sector, and Volunteer Management/Non-Profit Management
– Background in Volunteer Management or Human Resources an asset

Time Commitment
– Approximately 4-6 hours/week ongoing
– Willing to commit to volunteering with us for 6 months (at least)
– This is an unpaid volunteer position

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
- You’ll have the opportunity to make a positive impact helping women and families transition away from violence and abuse. - You’ll receive training in preparation for your role, and have access to ongoing training opportunities. - You’ll work with a great team of passionate volunteers and supporters. - After 3 months of satisfactory service, a confirmation of volunteering can be provided. After 6 months, we'd be happy to provide a personalized reference letter.


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This position would be great for: Adults, Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 3
Good for people interested in: Administration/Office, Communications and Marketing, Event planning and participation, Human rights, Public speaking (Speaking about value of volunteering), Writing
You will be helping with: Children (0-10 years), Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, LGBTQI2+, Men, Persons new to Canada, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women, Youth (11-15 years), Youth (16-18 years), Youth (19-24 years)

Volunteer Considerations

  • Police record check required
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