Volunteer Coordinator

Location US-IL-Chicago
Job ID
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Experience (Years)
Other - Other


Imagine the opportunity to bring your talent to a high-performing organization making a meaningful difference in the lives of men, women and children all across Chicago. We are one of the nation’s premier, nonprofit organizations dedicated to feeding hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. We are dynamic, mission-focused, innovative, values-driven, diverse, focused, impactful and energetic. We believe in inspiring change and know change only happens when everyone has a voice and a place at the table. It starts by unleashing the joy and potential in each other and the people we serve. 


Plans, coordinates, and executes volunteer program activities and acts as a liaison between the Food Depository and volunteers. Represents the Food Depository in all volunteer activities –oversees a portfolio of organizational initiatives and collaborates with relevant departments.


  •  Recruiting, scheduling, confirming, orienting and retaining volunteers, as well as develop and maintain positive   volunteer relationships. Maintain the volunteer calendar to ensure volunteer sessions and projects are scheduled appropriately.
  • Work with the Volunteer Services Manager to develop programs to increase awareness of and commitment to the volunteer program.
  • Ensure volunteer needs of assigned portfolio is effectively communicated and published in a timely manner. 
  • Extend volunteerism at the Food Depository to the community, including corporations, civic organizations, churches and schools.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of volunteers, volunteer hours, projects and interests.
  • Act as secondary-management of warehouse staff for night and weekend volunteer sessions.
  • Fully execute all volunteer programs including but not limited to: onsite food packing sessions, food rescue initiatives, corn and squash harvest, mobile distributions, food drives, and special events.
  • Able to build data reports, handle responsibilities for End of Month reporting.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in human services/donor development or working with volunteers.
  • Excellent public speaking skills and demonstrated ability to work with diverse communities.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Spanish-English Bilingual, a plus.
  • Ability to speak to and lead large groups.
  • Proficiency with MS Office- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Familiarity with database software; CiviCore and Raiser’s Edge a plus.
  • Ability to work with multiple groups and prioritize projects.
  • Involvement in community activities as active members or affiliation.
  • Physically capable of lifting up to thirty (30) pounds.
  • Ability to effectively work within a warehouse environment.
  • Able to handle food product including but not limited to produce, bread, pasta, beans, rice and milk.
  • Personal transportation needed. Must be able to drive personal vehicle and maintain valid license and insurance for local area travel.
  • Schedule requires working a varied schedule including rotating evening and weekends. Some off-site special events are required periodically.


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