Volunteer Coordinator


Many shelters rely on volunteers for tasks such as dog walking, cat socializing, answering phones, newsletter production, and staffing special events. The volunteer coordinator recruits, trains, schedules, and supervises volunteers in their important work.

Education and Background

Volunteer coordinators have diverse backgrounds but all need skills working with people and animals, plus writing, speaking, supervising, and organizational abilities.

Professional Studies

Read Volunteer Management Manual: A Guide for Animal Care Organizations

Join the Shelter Volunteer Management Discussion Group

Join Everyone Ready — a cutting-edge staff development training plan free to anyone in the animal care and control field who would like to sharpen his or her volunteer management skills and delivers expert training and resources in volunteer management.

Take the noncredit HSU online course Implementing a Sucessful Volunteer Program

Sample Job Description

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