The volunteer coordinator is expected to oversee the volunteer needs of the organization via the gardens, pantries, office, and educational programs.
The volunteer coordinator will be continuing and expanding our current volunteer partnerships, including various SYEP, intern and job readiness programs. They will be encouraged to build their own partnerships in an effort to create a sustainable volunteer base in the pantry, farmers market, nutrition education classes and in all four urban farms, along with recording volunteer hours for all areas. They are responsible for updating our “How to Get Involved” resource with different projects and opportunities that may arise in any area of the organization. They will organize and run two of our nutritional education programs, Stomp Out Obesity, and Health 360 with the assistance of volunteers recruited for the programs and upon instruction from the program director. The Volunteer Coordinator will conduct a survey at the beginning and end of each class session to measure the amount of information attained by the students. A report will then be written by the Volunteer Coordinator reflecting the results along with any adjustments to be made during the following session. (Vitals will be taken at the beginning of each Health 360 class, the trends in these vitals should be included in the Health 360 report). A weekly update report will be written and sent to the program director and executive director every Friday.
• Develop, promote and maintain a range of volunteer opportunities related to office support; food pantry support, and urban farm support
• Oversee recruitment of volunteers utilizing multiple sources, including online resources, established partnerships, corporate groups, and events
• Develop corporate volunteer experiences for the organization (funded and unfunded)
• Conduct phone and in-person interviews and coordinate placements for all new volunteers
• Create and co-facilitate volunteer orientations and trainings
• Plan and execute volunteer events for corporate partners and large groups from start to finish
• Manage all online volunteer inquiries as well as volunteer referrals from other sources (staff, community, etc.) and act as the main point of contact for volunteers
• Make weekly volunteer and intern work schedule
• Coordinate with different volunteer groups/providers to schedule volunteer events
• Oversee the volunteer experience ensuring a safe and welcoming atmosphere
• Initiate strategic planning to ensure sufficient volunteer needs are being met
• Maintain an accurate record of volunteer hours
• Communicate clearly with program director and executive director
• Update the calendar on the BSCAH website
• Update the events blog on the BSCAH website
• Work in whatever capacity necessary to ensure efficiency at BSCAH
• Attend various workshops and seminars
• Attend volunteer recruitment events (ie, internship job fairs, internship interviews, health fairs)
• Assist with community engagement initiatives and help establish new community partnerships for the organization
Requirements: To qualify for this opportunity, volunteers must:
Submit a resume detailing previous leadership, management and communications experience.
Conduct a phone or in-person interview with the Volunteer Coordinator (preferred)
Be bilingual (preferred), and able to speak Spanish and English fluently
Conduct a second in-person interview with Tamara Dawson, Program Director, and Dr. Melony Samuels, Executive Director & Founder.
Feel comfortable working in a fast-paced, grassroots environment.
Demonstrate communication skills such as persuading/influencing, selling/promoting etc
Be fluent in social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Have previous experience supervising and/or leading teams, organizing and managing projects, and/or building community partnerships.
Be able to commit 16-24 hours per week.
We're especially interested in partnering with individuals who have a passion for building community and for fighting food injustice!
About The Bed-Stuy Campaign Agaisnt Hunger:
The Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger (BSCAH) operates a client-choice supermarket-style food pantry that is open five days a week and serves over 29,000 clients per month. In addition to this emergency food service, BSCAH provides a range of social support services to assist our customers in finding more sustainable solutions to their food and other needs. These services include employment referrals, food stamp (SNAP) enrollment and recertification, health benefits outreach, and on-site health screenings and HIV/AIDS testing, among others. The third main arm of BSCAH is educational -- we strive to encourage healthier lifestyles and community building through a range of educational programs on nutrition, physical activity, and urban farming. Finally, our Urban Farm represents an additional source of fresh produce for the food pantry and advances the causes of food justice and sustainability in our community. You can find out more at our website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__bedstuyagainsthunger.org_&d=CwIFaQ&c=c6MrceVCY5m5A_KAUkrdoA&r=dmpfU0VgsVxAoVbW8Q_ufqcCKxS8NEvv_gSZcqTPYd0&m=SSVGAOSBTjGucSLDBy77-NjbA_aUMD-Y7o35jegpx9s&s=ON2zbEokk2BJSmEozxKvoKJc2ZGfsDEGghzSER4DIR0&e