Volunteer Coordinator

The Family Tree Baltimore, MD


To successfully administer all volunteer and internship programming for The Family Tree by expanding services, finding new ways to reach potential volunteers, partnering with leading academic institutions to provide dynamic, community-based service-learning experiences for student interns, and creating an infrastructure capable of sustaining an aggressive volunteer system.


• To assess current methods of volunteer recruitment, training, placement, and retention.

To create, establish, and sustain leadership positions for volunteers, Parent Leaders, and service participants by, in part, developing a unique process for program participants to transition over time into volunteer positions within the agency as appropriate.

To develop and implement strategies to recruit & screen volunteers and interns for all programs.

To create partnerships with corporations and civic organizations to develop “pools” of potential volunteers.

To develop unique partnerships with universities, colleges, non-profits, and the business community that support the professional development of staff, volunteers, interns, and Parent Leaders.  

To coordinate regular orientations and on-boarding trainings for interns and volunteers.

To assist in the development of new brochures, flyers, forms, applications, and other printed materials used to attract and maintain a successful volunteer program.

To recruit and coordinate donor gifts for program participants and plan agency-wide volunteer recognition events.

To create and standardize volunteer records and tracking methods.

To recommend annually a budget to support program activities and services.

To assist as necessary in seeking out funding sources and possible grant writing.   

To work in a cooperative and professional manner with staff, Board members, and donors.

Assist with department tasks as needed.


Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences (Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Mental Health, Nursing and Education)


Have at least 3 years’ experience working in non-profit field, with at least 1-year supervisory experience

Experience managing volunteers and/or interns

Program development/implementation experience

Experience working with volunteers from a variety of backgrounds including interns, professionals, donors, and community members


Excellent oral and written communication skills

Knowledge of child development and parenting skills building

Microsoft Office Suite skills (including Publisher, PowerPoint, and Excel)

Exceptional organization skills


Must work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings

Must be prepared to travel to various program sites, and various communities.

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