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Could you be our next volunteer coordinator?

An outline of the role is below.  Any expressions of interest should go to

As the volunteer coordinator, you will manage all elements of volunteering within the organisation.


As volunteer coordinator, you’ll need to:

  • write volunteer policies and procedures, including risk assessments
  • liaise with other members of staff to ensure volunteer skills and numbers are appropriately matched to events/activities
  • generate role descriptions based on the needs of the organisation
  • recruit and interview volunteers and ensure they are appropriately matched and trained for a position
  • carry out pre-volunteering checks, including references and Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks where appropriate
  • organise rotas for volunteers and staff and provide inductions and training, as well as debrief interviews for departing volunteers
  • ensure there is appropriate support and training for volunteers through regular informal contact and more structured reviews
  • monitor, support, and motivate volunteers
  • offer advice and information to volunteers through face-to-face, telephone and email contact
  • attend fortnightly operations meetings and monthly board meetings
  • keep up to date with legislation and policy related to volunteering and GDPR and make any necessary modifications to accommodate changes
  • monitor and evaluate activities and report to trustees in either written or verbal reports
  • maintain databases
  • produce a monthly volunteer newsletter 


You need to have:

  • excellent communication skills, including networking and presentation skills
  • strong interpersonal skills, to deal with a diverse range of people
  • experience in managing or coordinating projects and volunteers
  • empathy with volunteers and an understanding of their needs
  • the capacity to inspire and motivate others
  • negotiating, influencing and problem-solving skills
  • the ability to deal with information in a confidential manner and respond with sensitivity
  • good organisational and time management skills, with the ability to multi-task and plan and prioritise your workload
  • the ability to cope with limited resources, seize opportunities and think creatively.
  • administrative and IT skills (MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), and an ability to maintain records and produce clear written and oral reports
  • a flexible and non-judgemental approach to people and work
  • an understanding of what the Beehive offers to the community and a commitment to the charity.