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Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

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Position description: 


The Volunteer Engagement Coordinator provides volunteer coordination and administrative support to the Director, Volunteer Engagement, for various events and programs throughout the year.



Assist with recruiting, scheduling and orienting volunteers.
Provide administrative support including: formatting written material, mail merges, data entry, taking meeting minutes, filing.
Assist with training, orientation sessions and events including preparation, registration, and follow up communications.
Onsite event days to assist in providing direction to volunteers.


Skills, Attitudes, Knowledge Required:

Previous experience working in an office environment
Exceptional computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, familiarity with databases
Accurate data entry, detail oriented 
Excellent organizational and communication skills; ability to multi-task
Previous volunteer coordination experience


Training and Orientation:

Orientation to VanDusen Garden and the roles volunteers play at the VBGA
Role specific training with the Director, Volunteer Engagement


Time Commitment: 8 hours per week during office hours (Mon-Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm).  A 1 year commitment is requested.


Supervisory Relationships/liaison: Candidate will be supervised by, and liaise with, the Director, Volunteer Engagement. 


Authority/Decision Making: Must be comfortable making decisions and problem solving with minimal supervision.


Volunteer Benefits:

Grow and practice skills supporting and engaging large teams of volunteers
Enhance administrative, organizational, and leadership skills
Opportunity to work with a volunteer management professional in a well-respected non-profit
Contribute your time and talents in an impactful way for a worthwhile cause
Reference letter


To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to Heidi Jakop at hjakop@vandusen.org 


Application Deadline:  July 30, 2017

Role is suitable for: 
How to apply: 
Please email your resume and cover letter to Heidi Jakop at hjakop@vandusen.org
Contact person: 
Heidi Jakop, Director, Volunteer Engagement
Contact phone: 
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Vision: VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory will be cherished locally and renowned internationally for their beauty and for their leadership in plant conservation, biodiversity and sustainability. Mission: To inspire understanding of the vital importance of plants to all life through the excellence of our botanical collections, programs and practices.
Position type:
Skilled Role:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
4 Oct 2017
Time Committment:
8 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Work location:
VanDusen Botanical Garden
5251 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1