Volunteer Posting 611

Volunteer Coordinator - You Can Ride 2 Program
Goodwill Industries of Alberta
Edmonton area
more than 8 hours per week
closes in 2 days (Tue, 18 Jan)


You Can Ride 2 (YCR2) creates accessible cycling opportunities for children with disabilities. YCR2 programs aim to reduce barriers to cycling and give children the freedom to ride with their families. In 2003, the organization began a 6 week Learn to Ride course for children between the ages of 8-18 wishing to learn to ride a 2-wheeler. In 2013, YCR2 also added a Borrow a Bike program which loaned specialized bikes to children whose special needs prevented them from riding a standard trike or bicycle. You can Ride 2 proudly supports around 200 children every year access cycling opportunities.


The Job:

Are you our next YCR2 Volunteer Coordinator? Reporting YCR2 Lead Team, we are looking for an enthusiastic individual who will facilitate the building of strong relationships with participant families and volunteers and enhance opportunities for collaboration.



What you’ll be doing:

  • Liaise with the Program Coordinator prior to events to determine volunteers and volunteer skills required for upcoming events.
  • Assist with ongoing recruitment, interviewing, screening, orientation, developing assignments for volunteers
  • Debrief with event volunteers, provide feedback questionnaires, and respond to feedback from event volunteers.
  • Provide ongoing encouragement, support, recognition, guidance and direction to volunteers for mutual effectiveness
  • Arrange volunteer recognition, both formal and informal
  • Keep informed of current trends and issues in the field of volunteerism through personal and professional education and development opportunities, providing input to administration
  • Provide input to volunteer budget
  • Source and recruit volunteers through various techniques (e.g. databases, e-mail, social media, etc.)
  • Maintain records of volunteers’ information, assignments and hours
  • Provide leadership in a collaborative, empowering and constructive manner
  • Attend monthly lead team meetings and generate monthly reports


What you bring to the table:

  • Relationship building skills to establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Strong communication skills demonstrating the ability to speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Positive leadership skills encouraging others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
  • Ability to determine strategies and create plan to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Ability to assess challenges, identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the challenges.


For more information on Goodwill Industries of Alberta and what we offer, please visit our website at www.goodwill.ab.ca


Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a Criminal Record Check.


Goodwill Industries of Alberta is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination of any kind.

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