Volunteer Management Coordinator-TGP AmeriCorps VISTA
The Grooming Project empowers parents with a trade, enabling them to transition off welfare through a living wage. Studies show that lessening the stress created by financial hardship increases the likelihood that their children will achieve success. To do this, we teach our students a marketable and transferable skill set that allows them to earn a living wage and provides the flexibility required to care for their children. Our pilot program teaches animal grooming. According to our research, animal grooming is in high demand in the Kansas City area and the nearest grooming school is 3 hours away.
What You’d Do:
The Volunteer Management Coordinator will build the capacity to increase community education in order to increase referrals and recruitment of volunteers into the program. This position would be responsible for building the capacity to engage volunteers, as well as the following activities: 1) Assist in the research of new volunteer program, involving volunteer trainings and tours. 2) Focus on businesses within a 25 miles radius, that are smaller, locally invested businesses. 3) Help to keep The Grooming Project website up to date with volunteer needs. 4) Work with our local partners regarding volunteer needs in the community. 5) Assist in the creation of volunteer committees for events like move in and outs, back to school, graduation, Thanksgiving dinner, etc. 6) Work with Volunteer Coordinator to create plan to recruit more volunteers. 7) Build spreadsheets to track progress of the program. 8)Work on success stories of the students in the program to help to market the program. 9) Update Bloomerang ( The customer relationship management system) with all volunteer information. 10) Assist with content for Volunteer Newsletter.