Volunteer Coordinator

Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington

About the job


This position manages volunteer intake, training, and orientation. The Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington currently has 100 volunteers working in the program, administrative, and other support roles.

The Volunteer Coordinator also provides some assistance to the Special Events and Social Media Coordinator for events and social media.

This position falls within the fund development department of the Society and its activities, which contribute to the fund development objectives of the organization. This position reports to the Director of Fund Development.


Volunteer Coordination

• Source and recruit volunteers through various techniques (databases, e-mail, social media etc.)

• Complete volunteer intake package in accordance with ASWW volunteer policies

• Arrange for appropriate training and orientation.

• Schedule volunteers appropriately to fulfill the responsibilities of their role.

• Develop volunteer role descriptions in conjunction with the position’s staff leads.

• Communicate frequently with volunteers and staff leads to ensure the placement is meeting the needs of the program and the volunteer.

• Maintain appropriate records on ASWW volunteer program including statistical records.

• Plan appropriate volunteer recognition initiatives including an annual volunteer appreciation activity.

• Assist with the creation of and posting of social media materials

• Assist with special events as needed

Knowledge and Awareness

1. Maintain current knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

2. Participate in appropriate professional development activities to enhance skills and knowledge.

3. Ensure up-to-date and thorough knowledge of current best practices in volunteer management


• Degree or diploma in a related field or equivalent experience

• Certification in volunteer management or equivalent

• Minimum 1-year experience in coordinating volunteer programs

• Exceptional interpersonal skills

• Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.

• Strict attention to detail and accuracy

• Skills and experience in various social media platforms

• Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, databases, and the internet.

• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

• Ability to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends.

• Possession of a valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle an asset

Commitment to Equitable Recruitment

The Alzheimer Society of Ontario recognizes the value and dignity of each individual and ensures everyone has genuine, open, and unhindered access to employment opportunities, free from any barriers, systemic or otherwise. We are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive work environment, where the rights of all individuals and groups are protected and all members feel safe, respected, empowered, and valued for their contributions.

We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes in accordance with the Human Rights Code and AODA. The Alzheimer Society of Ontario welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity and social justice and we encourage applications from First Nations, Inuit and Métis, Indigenous Peoples of North America, Black and persons of colour, persons with disabilities, people living with dementia, care partners and those who identify as LGBTQ2S+.

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