Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Seeking Volunteer Coordinator


Do you have a passion for preserving and protecting local rivers, natural areas and cultural landscapes for future generations? The Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) is seeking a dedicated volunteer to fill our Volunteer Coordinator position. This position will allow the right candidate to make a significant difference across the region.

The Volunteer Coordinator will work with DRBA staff to enlist volunteers and coordinate the activities of other community volunteers across the Dan River region in NC and Virginia. While this is a volunteer position, DRBA is offering a monthly stipend to help compensate for the volunteer’s mileage, cell phone use, and meal expenses. The Volunteer Coordinator will have access to office space, including a computer and internet. This highly visible position is ideal for someone who enjoys working as part of a team and who seeks to establish a track record, build a network, and make a measurable difference for the Dan River region.
 Specific duties include working with the DRBA team to:
 Coordinate recruitment, screening and training of DRBA volunteers;
Provide encouragement, feedback and support to volunteers;
Track volunteer hours and periodically evaluate volunteer performance;
Conduct regularly scheduled meetings with volunteers to foster teamwork;
Schedule volunteers for activities such as festivals, stream monitoring, children’s environmental education programs, and more;
Help coordinate and otherwise assist in media relations, including press releases.

Qualifications include:
Enjoy working with and motivating people of all ages
Interest in DRBA’s work in recreation, education and stewardship
Demonstrated leadership skills, enthusiasm and ability to inspire others;
Positive attitude and successful experience in working with people of all demographic groups;
Demonstrated team player, with commitment to the mission and values of the Dan River Basin Association;
Experience in Microsoft Office, Excel, internet and e-mail;
Valid driver’s license, ability to travel and volunteer during evenings and weekends as needed.
To Apply
Please e-mail letter of interest, three references and resume to drba.nc@danriver.org.

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