Monday, July 30, 2012

Volunteer Coordinator position - Oyate Tipi Cumini Yape

This position is under the direct supervision of the Manager of Oyate Tipi. The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for the overall recruitment, organization and support for volunteer efforts within Oyate Tipi Cumini Yape.

Responsibilities include:
  • Organizes any photographs of staff and volunteers and/or events that Oyate Tipi hots or participants in
  • Maintains profiles on volunteers, including preferences, skills and hourly contributions, etc
  • Coordinates schedules of volunteer efforts
  • Responds to regular correspondence and inquiries from existing or potential volunteers
  • Assists when possible or trains volunteers, casuals or placements in taking, recording, returning and scheduling calls that come in to the donation line
  • Provides regular updates of volunteer activities to the Manager and Board of Directors
  • Prepares and maintains volunteer orientation packages
  • Maintains a waiting list for essential household items which are not in stock at the clients time of appointment
  • Assist in program development, facilitates programs delivery, coordinates and schedules training initiatives, etc
  • Assists with the planning of special events, particularly regular volunteer appreciation events
  • Assists women in the selection of their furniture and/or household goods and ensures basic needs are met; Provided Oyate Tipi has all necessary essential items in stock
  • Develops a core of volunteers that are willing to provide set up for the clients after appointments who agree to receiving set up assistance
  • Assists donors with donation drop offs as needed, with or without the assistance of staff or volunteers
  • Identifies realistic volunteer opportunities, in cooperation with other volunteers and staff
  • Supports active volunteerism from the general public through:
    • Recruitment of volunteers
    • Providing training and orientation to volunteers as necessary
    • Ensuring recognition of volunteers
  • Acting as principle staff contact and resource to existing and potential volunteers
  • Supports the development of capacity in Oyate Tipi's clients through volunteer opportunities, by:
    • Talking with clients and informing them of volunteer opportunities
    • Developing and organizing specific skill development opportunities that can be obtained through volunteering
    • Providing ongoing support to generate confidence and capacity within the respective volunteer opportunity; and,
    • Identifying opportunities within partner agencies and referring client volunteers accordingly
    • Coordinates volunteer activities to ensure warehouse is maintained in a safe and organized manner
Qualifications and Experience Required:
  • Must possess diploma and/or additional post-secondary (relevant to position)
  • Previous work experience in community development/education and/or youth/social work
  • Experience of managing or coordinating projects and volunteers
  • Experience using Microsoft office (word, excel, power point) and outlook
  • Must have strong organizational skills, excellent writing skills and ability to multi-task
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to assist in developing programs
  • Ability to inspire and motivate others
  • Valid Drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle
In addition the position is subject to a criminal record and child abuse checks.

Interested individuals can submit resume by August 17, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. to:

Oyate Tipi Cumini Yape
606 Selkirk Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R2W 2N1
or by email to:

Salary expectation is depending on qualifications and experience

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