[CLOSED] Career Opportunity: Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

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Who We Are

Founded in 1988, Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region is a charitable organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Our model of affordable homeownership bridges a gap for lower-income, working families by providing them with the opportunity to purchase their own Habitat home. Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.

Job Description

Position Title

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Reporting to 

Manager of Volunteer Engagement

Position Summary

The Volunteer Engagement Coordinator is an integral part of our Community Outreach team. They will be responsible for various volunteer-related aspects of the organization, with a particular focus on the build site volunteer roles. The Volunteer Engagement Coordinator has a demonstrated understanding of volunteer engagement, recognition and stewardship, ensuring a positive volunteer experience through high-quality interactions. Their focus on volunteer engagement will drive not-for-profit success and help make Habitat Waterloo Region a partner of choice in the community.

Position Type

This is a full-time position at 37.5 hours per week. The work week runs Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm. The office space for this location is situated at the current build location. Occasional evening and extra weekend work may be required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all volunteer-related aspects of the build project
  • Host corporate teams for their Team Build Days onsite and provide communication support leading up to their event day
  • Work with the build site team to determine volunteer numbers and needs at the build site and encourage a volunteer-friendly environment
  • Greet and train volunteers with safety training and orientation
  • Promote and help ensure a safe work environment
  • Oversee the hospitality program at the build site including assisting in the kitchen and cleaning when required
  • Support the photographer program at the build site including assisting with the taking and posting of photos
  • Purchase supplies, secure food donations, and source food supply vendors
  • Maintain accurate volunteer data in our volunteer management system
  • Respond to inquiries about volunteerism from the public – including attending volunteer recruitment fairs and speaking engagements
  • Remain updated in volunteer trends across Canada to ensure we are offering the best volunteer experience possible
  • Provide backup to the ReStore volunteer program
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Post-secondary education
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience
  • Understanding of the volunteer management cycle and experience implementing its various elements
  • Proven ability to organize and motivate groups of volunteers\
  • Excellent customer service skills and experience relating to various members of the public
  • Physically able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs, as well as walking up stairs on an active build site
  • Computer literacy required, with experience with computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office)
  • Experience working with Salesforce and/or volunteer databases would be considered an asset

What You Bring

  • A desire to make a positive impact in our community
  • An understanding of the non-profit, voluntary and/or social services sector
  • A strong team player with a passion for people
  • An exceptional communicator both verbally and in writing
  • An ability to work independently and pay attention to detail
  • A willingness to learn and grow individually and as part of a team
  • An ability to thrive in an environment with multiple projects, competing deadlines, and interruptions

What We Offer

    • A dedicated staff team, working towards the same goals
    • A competitive compensation package
    • A learning organization, with a focus on personal and professional development

Other Requirements

  • Provide proof of an acceptable Police Records Check
  • Provide proof of a valid Ontario Driver’s License, adequate insurance and a clear driving record
  • Access to reliable transportation

Risk Assessment

Medium level risks associated with this position include: exposure to the elements (with access to shelter), dealing with many volunteers at once, working on an active construction site, warehouse or kitchen with inherent safety risks, and working alone occasionally with access to personal information.

Please submit resume and cover letter to Debbie Hind, Manager of Volunteer Engagement at dhind@habitatwr.ca.

Posting closes on Friday, April 14. Please note that we will be reviewing and evaluating applications on an ongoing basis, and we, therefore, encourage early submissions.

Habitat Waterloo Region is committed to being a leader in supporting and valuing the diversity of the people, organizations, and communities it serves. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Habitat Waterloo Region is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

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