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Job Number:  46864
Volunteer Coordinator
Job Posted: Friday, 3 August 2018
Closing Date: Wednesday, 15 August 2018
(68 days ago)
The Mustard Seed Street Church
Region: Vancouver Island & Coastal areas Type: Full time
Location: Victoria Salary: (not entered)

Are you all about people and relationships?

Do you know how precious volunteers are?

Come join our growing team!


A little about us: Since 1975, The Mustard Seed Street Church (MSSC) has been fighting hunger while restoring Faith for families and individuals living in poverty, as well as the working poor, throughout the Capital Regional District. We are a Christian community offering a continuum of care that operates the Hospitality Centre for relationship building and advocacy, the Food Security Distribution Centre, the Family Centre that supports and empowers families, and our addiction recovery program at Hope Farm Healing Centre in Duncan serving all who come to us without discrimination. We also offer church services for those seeking a place to belong and grow spiritually. Through these core programs we assist over 5,000 people each month with the help of more than 50 daily volunteers and many generous financial supporters!


A little about the job: The Volunteer Coordinator is the key point of contact between our volunteer base and the managers/leaders of our programs and ministries at all three locations. This role is twofold: to grow our volunteer base by reaching out to our community and to develop and empower our current volunteers. The Coordinator will create and develop a MSSC Volunteer Plan that starts with recruitment and screening and then guides new volunteers through the steps of basic level volunteering to leading teams, inspiring morale, and encouraging other volunteers.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and screen potential volunteers for our three locations: Victoria, Esquimalt and Duncan
  • Respond to general inquiries about volunteering and arrange appointments and tours
  • Work with Senior Leadership to develop a volunteer handbook and policies and procedures
  • Facilitate volunteers’ paper work and ensuring procedures are followed
  • Enter volunteer contact information in our data base and securely file related documents
  • Create volunteer role descriptions with consultation and input from area leaders and input these into our data base
  • Produce reports from our data base as needed
  • Lead the planning for annual volunteer appreciation event
  • Communicate regularly with volunteers, in person and through a regular newsletter
  • Be a Christian Ambassador for MSSC at events which highlight volunteerism
  • Participate in the Christian ministry of The Mustard Seed Street Church including attendance of chapel, staff meetings and training opportunities in consultation with supervisor
  • Work closely with leaders in all areas
  • Other duties as required


  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Volunteer certification/diploma or experience in volunteer coordination and willingness to take identified training
  • A related undergraduate degree or a minimum of three years experience in volunteer management or related nonprofit management
  • Computer Skills: working knowledge of Microsoft office; competency in data collection.
  • Minimum 3 years related experience working in a nonprofit setting.
  • Required – Acceptable Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Clearance
  • Valid Driver’s license

Key Competencies and Abilities

  • Incredible leadership skills and ability to complete large tasks
  • Relational skills as this position has a priority on people
  • Strong ability to multi-task; may have to work in busy environment with interruptions and be working on multiple projects at one time
  • Ability to prioritize effectively and demonstrated organization skills
  • Scheduling skills and ability to change direction or problem solve on the spot
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure
  • Ability to take positive initiative and provide recommendations
  • Ability to receive constructive feedback
  • Ability to work in a group environment and as an individual
  • Team player mentality; leads by example
  • Strong and demonstrable work ethic
  • Demonstrated Discernment of people
  • Ability to keyboard at a minimum of 50 wpm
  • Proven ability to maintain confidential information

Terms of Employment:

  • This position is with The Mustard Seed Street Church and requires a person who has made a Christian commitment
  • Must be in agreement with and willing to sign the staff code of conduct
  • This position reports to The Director of Development
  • Term: Full-Time position (75 hours/bi-weekly)
  • Hours: Usually Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm and some weekend and evening work is required
How to Apply:
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The incumbent is returning to school and we are hopeful to hire someone soon! We will be reviewing the applications as they are submitted and will fill the position as soon as we find the ideal candidate. Please send resumes and cover letters to .
Contact Details:
Jackie Cox-Ziegler
The Mustard Seed Street Church
625 Queens Ave.
Victoria, BC, V8T 1L9

www:   mustardseed.ca/job-opportunities/

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