Volunteer Posting 3

Move Coordinator
Shelter Movers Vancouver
WORK FROM HOME (Telecommute), Vancouver, British Columbia
2 to 4 hours per week
closes in 149 days (Sat, 31 Oct)

Shelter Movers provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children fleeing abuse. We are the only organization of our kind in Canada, and our volunteers are no less exceptional. Every year, in collaboration with community partners, our volunteer teams contribute over 15,000 hours to support people transitioning to lives free of violence and abuse.  Our Vancouver chapter has been operational since November 2018 and has completed over 80 moves in that time span. We are growing and looking to add caring and compassionate people to our volunteer team.


Position Summary:

The Move Coordinator (MC) is an integral part of the move team, providing coordination before a move, and on-call support on the day of the move. The MC ensures volunteer teams are assembled, move goes smoothly and responds to unforeseen challenges. 


Job Responsibilities:

It will be essential to have the ability to use patience, empathy, and active listening skills in supporting people under stress. You will need top be aware of compassion fatigue, self-care, and working safely with other volunteers as well as be open to regular check-ins with Shelter Movers staff. 


Your primary responsibilities will be:

  • Collect move-related information from clients and referring agencies
  • Assemble volunteer move teams using a database and e-mail
  • Coordinate the date/time and other logistics of a move and ensure all clients and volunteers are available
  • Provide information to volunteers while protecting client confidentiality
  • Reserve move vehicles and ensure drivers have necessary information to pick up vehicles
  • Be available during a move to support the move team in the event of unexpected challenges (ie. extending vehicle reservations)
  • Electronically file client and volunteer waivers
  • Report back to Operations Manager after each move


Shelter Movers Provides you with:

  • An opportunity to make a positive impact, helping women and children transition away from violence/abuse.
  • Experience in the operations of a social service agency, including service coordination and direct client interaction.
  • Training in preparation for your role, and access to ongoing training opportunities.
  • The ability to work with a great team of passionate volunteers and supporters.
  • After 3 months of satisfactory service, a confirmation of volunteering can be provided. 
  • After 6 months of satisfactory service, a personalized reference letter can be provided.

Shelter Movers volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, complete a police check, and attend an orientation of no more than three hours.

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