Since 1960, volunteers have been key to the operation of the Theodore Payne Foundation and our prime ambassadors in the community. Our corps of 175 volunteers include one-time volunteers to those who have worked with us for many years. Each is critical to the Foundation's work and it is vital that each person's skills and knowledge must be used to their best potential. The Volunteer Engagement Coordinator assists in supervising volunteers, and planning and coordinating volunteer events and projects at the Theodore Payne Foundation and throughout Southern California. This position is full time and reports to the Director of Operations and Volunteer Engagement.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Schedule: Tuesday-Saturday & occasional Sundays
Pay Rate: $14.50/hour
Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to [email protected] with the subject heading of: Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
Theodore Payne Foundation
The Theodore Payne Foundation is a non-profit nursery and educational organization whose mission is to promote the understanding and use of California native plants. The Foundation has approximately 3,300 members and an outreach to nearly 13,000 via its e-newsletter; it has a paid staff of 16 and a corps of 250 volunteers. The Foundation owns and operatesa 22-acre educational facility and nursery in Sun Valley in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, CA, and has an operating budget of over $1 million. Major activities include operating a public nursery/seed room and bookstore, plant propagation, adult education and K-12 nature education classes, demonstration gardens, an annual native plant garden tour with 2,000 attendees at 40 gardens, fall and spring plant sales, as well as donor, member, and volunteer appreciation events. Outreach activites include a quarterly newsletter, web site, e-newsletter, social media, and offsite sales. For more information, visit theodorepayne.org. The Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all TPF activities are conducted without discrimination based on race, color, genetics, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected vetaran. TPF is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.