Volunteer Specialist

by Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners

Position Type: Contract
Location: St Thomas, ON
Date Posted: Aug 05, 2022
Experience: 3 Years
Education: College Diploma (3 years)
Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners

Job Description

Position title:         Volunteer Specialist

Location:                Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners – Elgin Site (450 Sunset Drive Suite 229, St. Thomas with travel required within Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin County) and some remote from home   
Status:                   Full-Time, 18-month Contract, 35 hours per week, occasional evening and weekend work required. 
About you:
You are an enthusiastic, highly organized people person with a passion for working with diverse groups of people, older adults, and those living with dementia or cognitive impairment. You have experience coordinating and working with a volunteer team. You enjoy working with a multi-disciplinary team and utilize your excellent interpersonal skills. You are a natural with computers and your written and verbal communication skills are first-rate. You are an enthusiastic, highly organized individual with a demonstrated ability to deliver accuracy and attention to detail in your work. You manage your time well and you are able to problem-solve through challenging situations and unexpected circumstances

Position Summary:
In this position, the Volunteer Specialist will recruit, screen, coordinate volunteers for programs, in-home recreation, education, events, administration, and fund development activities for the Society. The Volunteer Specialist will also provide feedback and recognition for all volunteers.   

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Recruit, screen, provide orientation and coordinate appropriate training, feedback and appreciation for all volunteers;
  • Monitor volunteers’ performance and recommend additional training, as needed;
  • Ensure appropriate recognition of volunteers (e.g. Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event, internal and external award nominations, National Volunteer Appreciation Week, etc.);
  • Attend quarterly program meetings and follow up with clinical staff as required;
  • Attend community events and facilitate presentations to assist in the marketing of volunteer services at the Society;
  • Liaise with community partners in conjunction with the program, education, and fund development staff
  • Update Volunteer database, to enter all volunteer information, track hours and programs

  • Completed post-secondary education in Volunteer Management and/or Human Resources or equivalent;
  • Minimum 2 years experience working in the field of volunteer management
  • Interviewing experience;
  • Ability to work independently and with volunteers, staff and community partners;
  • Experience working with volunteer databases;
  • Flexibility to represent the Society at events and programs, some of which occur outside of regular work hours;
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias;
  • Experience working with persons with dementia and/or their families;
  • Knowledge and working understanding of Microsoft Suite of software;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Driver’s license with access to a vehicle.
  • Valid Vulnerable Sector Police Check screening required;

Immediate Supervisor:
  • Manager of Volunteer Engagement  

Indirect Supervisor:
  • Director of Development  

Working Conditions: 
Work in office / some remote work from home. General office duties, typing, filing, occasional lifting / carrying 25lbs, reaching, bending, walking, sitting, and standing. Freedom of movement throughout the day. Some travel required.