Volunteer Coordinator - from Jul 1, 2013 - 1 job for 24 months in NPH Honduras.
We need a person who can make a 2 year commitment to work in the Coordinator position, managing about 25 long-term volunteers. Must be organized, committed, friendly, and have a good grasp of the Spanish languge.
Depending on the size of the home, the volunteer coordinator may or may not be a full-time job.
recruit new volunteers
coordinate volunteer orientation
arrange living quarters
keep volunteers current on events in the home
conduct volunteer performance evaluations for the administration
act as liaison between the volunteers, staff and administration
Communication can be difficult at time due to the different cultures. To foster a close relationship amongst our staff, the coordinator is responsible for organizing activities for all the volunteers such as parties, movie nights, excursions, and social events. This is very important as the working climate affects the working environment. Requirements for this job are a good command of English and Spanish if working in the Latin American homes. German is also an asset as many volunteers are European. The coordinator needs to work well with many people, have good organizational skills, good judgment and be able to communicate well and be an ambassador of good will throughout the home. Prior experience in one of our homes is a prerequisite for this position.