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Volunteer Coordinator, part-time - Bridges Together Program

Location: Town of Burlington
Reporting to the Council on Aging Director and the Program Coordinator, this part-time position is responsible to recruit and coordinate volunteers from the local community for the Bridges Together program, an intergenerational program that brings adults over the age of 55, children and educators together in academically and socially invigorating environments.  (http://www.bridgestogether.org/programs/bridges/). 

We are looking for two Co-Coordinators to share the following responsibilities:
  • Recruit and coordinate volunteers from the local community Bridges Together program.
  • Communicate to volunteers via email, letter, and phone call
  • Communicate with school program coordinator and Director of COA as well as on occasion with classroom teachers
  • Communicate with local groups and organizations for recruitment and publicity, including local religious establishments, senior housing and assisted living facilities, and local media
  • Maintain volunteer list and participation records using Google Docs
  • Keep live documents of volunteers updated for each session via Google Docs
  • Organize 20-35 volunteers per each of four six-week sessions and support teachers in communicating to volunteers about reunions
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records
  • Attend training for Volunteer Coordinator held by Bridges Together
  • Conduct orientation meetings for new volunteers and attend the 24 one-hour program sessions throughout the year
 
Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum of a high school diploma required. Must be proficient with email and Google docs, possess strong interpersonal skills, public speaking skills, positive attitude, flexibility, comfort taking initiative, and willingness to work and share responsibilities with others.  Requires excellent attention to detail and follow-through.  Must be comfortable with public speaking (for recruiting at organization meetings and for orientation meetings).  Must be available 2-3 hours per week from September through June.  Workload will vary through the year; some weeks will have no work required.
 
Position will begin in July 2017 and continue through June 2018, for an average of 2-3 hours per week, with a stipend of $1,500.

Position will remain open until filled.
 
 
Please note:  MA General Laws mandate that any individual having direct contact at any time with either children or senior citizens be subject to CORI screening by the Criminal History Systems Board.  Any conditional offer of employment will be contingent upon satisfactory CORI results.
 
Methods to apply for this position:
 
Click on the Apply Now button below (preferred)
 
  -or-
 
Send letter of interest, resume, and application to:
     Joanne M. Faust, SPHR
     Human Resources Director
     Town of Burlington
     29 Center Street
     Burlington, MA  01803
 
The Town of Burlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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