Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm FoundationPurpose:
The Volunteer Manager will manage the volunteer operations of Gorman Heritage Farm, responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining an exemplary volunteer program to provide a supplementary workforce through the use of corporate, religious, academic, community, and individual volunteers. This position's success should ultimately result in volunteers with a deeper engagement and commitment to GHF and our mission to educate about agriculture, nutrition, sustainability, and the environment.Job Responsibilities:
Education and Experience:
- Recruit, orientate, train, and manage individual, corporate, school, and community service volunteers. Work with staff to identify group and individual activities and projects.
- Work with Eagle Scout Candidates, Capstone Students, Americorps Volunteers and others on projects identified as important and necessary for the Farm.
- Create intern opportunities to enable students to get college credit and/or Service Learning experience while providing volunteer services to the Farm and its programs.
- Work with agencies that enable young people/adults with disabilities to learn marketable skills.
- Write small grant applications as needed.
- Manage database, track volunteer hours and report as requested.
- Create and distribute monthly and as needed volunteer newsletters.
- Represent the Farm at service/fairs at colleges and other local businesses in addition to community events like Earth Day.
- Look for outside opportunities to market GHF in the community while offering different outlets and projects for our volunteers like planting and painting contests.
- Organize volunteer recognition and appreciation events including a weekly potluck lunch, annual pancake breakfast, annual potluck dinner and local events when possible.
- Ensure the volunteer experience is meaningful to the volunteer and productive for GHF.
- Meet periodically with volunteers to ensure that they are appropriately matched and trained for daily/weekly/monthly GHFF responsibilities and events.
- Identify volunteers and develop for supervisory responsibilities.
- Act as liaison between staff and volunteers, ensuring there is appropriate support and training for volunteers. Liaison to Harness Team.
- Monitor, support and motivate volunteers and their work.
- Handle the front desk tasks and answer phones when volunteers are not available.
- Assist with planning and execution of GHF’s annual events.
- Other duties as assigned.
Degree in related field or relevant work/volunteer experience. Experience in managing a database. General knowledge of non-profit operation, agriculture, and/or education required. This position requires
a collaborative working style, strong written and oral communication skills, a willingness to learn the function of non-profit operations and sustainable farm/consumer practices. Candidates will possess a professional attitude, the ability to interact and enjoy people, to tolerate interruptions and changes in schedule.Equipment Operated:
Personal computer, copier, phones and other equipment found in an office and teaching environment.Physical Demands:
Climbing, bending, lifting, carrying up to 35 pounds, walking, sitting, reaching, finger dexterity, repetitive motion, talking, hearing, visual acuity. The work is performed both indoors and outdoors.
Category: Full TimeClassification:
Non Exempt - hourly $13-$16/hour depending on experience
Reports to: Executive Director
To be considered for this position, email resume and cover letter to Tricia Watts: firstname.lastname@example.org.