Job Opening: Please help us find two Volunteer Coordinators

Job Opening: Please help us find two Volunteer Coordinators


We urgently need your help!

We are seeking to hire two paid Volunteer Coordinators — one in our White Plains office and another located in Freeport, Long Island. Please forward this email along to anyone you know who would be great for these positions.

Responses should include a resume and cover letter including first available date, and be directed to: Rev. Ann Pearson, Director of Connectional Ministries, New York Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church,

Thanks in advance for your help!


Volunteer Coordinator, Disaster Preparedness and Response Office

Job Description:
The New York Annual conference is seeking candidates for a Volunteer Coordinator to support the disaster preparedness and response office.

Responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

  • Review and respond to all email and day to day communications
  • Set up and maintain the Call center
  • Update documentation as required in the call center
  • Train and support volunteers for the call center
  • Run daily reports to list online registration of volunteers
  • Create a schedule of volunteers based on emails and online registration reports
  • Distribute schedule of volunteers to the appropriate District Disaster Response Coordinator (DDRC) and/or the Early Response Team (ERT) team leader via electronic files
  • Post volunteer schedule in a clearly visible area of the office
  • Encourage local churches to provide for teams (food, lodging, church services, etc.)
  • Arrange for team housing when needed
  • Communicate to teams the location of work sites, directions to sites and location of housing
  • Keep records on number of teams, number of volunteers, number of hours worked and on which projects. This is done in cooperation with the ERT team leader
  • Create and maintain hardcopy and electronic files of all trips
  • Record and track all receipts and expenses
  • Keep current information on construction and volunteer needs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred candidates will have strong PC skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills & ability to interact comfortably with individuals at all levels
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to multi-task and able to work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to solve problems independently, effectively and creatively


A minimum of two years of college or equivalent work experience