School On Wheels,

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

11 days ago
Employment type
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

School on Wheels is a fast-paced nonprofit organization working to change the lives of homeless children. Our goal is to shrink the gaps in their education and provide them with the highest level of education possible. As a Volunteer Support Coordinator, you will be responsible for recruiting, managing and supporting volunteers who work to change the lives of the homeless students they tutor.

About this job

The Volunteer Engagement Coordinator oversees a defined geographic area in Los Angeles.: This position can be remote in terms of a home office and/or based in our Skid Row Learning Center. Travel to shelters, volunteers and students may be required. This position is initially temporary (with a 5 month minimum commitment) but has the potential to become permanent.

Roles & responsibilities

●Focus on researching current lists of TWs (tutors waiting to be placed) and SWs (students waiting for a tutor)

●Work as a team with the student coordinator to find appropriate match for these TWs and SWs.

●Support and train volunteers, ensuring they have the tools needed to tutor their students.

●Conduct first session with tutors and students following all required procedures.

●Marketing, outreach, and recruitment of new volunteers with targeted recruitment based on needs. (maybe)

●Communicate with volunteers with a focus on personal connections and responsiveness to needs.

●Regular meetings with volunteers to provide a sense of community and to share ideas.

●Work with student coordinator to reach every homeless family who needs our services. (maybe)

●Highlight star volunteers and students, share success stories.(maybe)

●Database reporting, updating, and tracking of current volunteers and students, as well as alumni.


●1-3 yrs working with non profits; preferable experience with at risk children

●Must be comfortable with outreach in various capacities including working in homeless shelters and surrounding areas.

●Excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills a must. You are able to connect with people at all levels - volunteers, shelter staff and management, homeless families, and students of all ages and backgrounds.

●Empathy for and an understanding of homeless families and the homeless population.

●Must be highly organized and efficient in time management skills; this is a fast-paced position with competing priorities.

●Ability to perform in a team environment, while working independently.

●Excellent computer skills required; experience with SalesForce and Google Suite a plus.

●Ability to represent SOW in the highest manner and exemplify SOW’s values, integrity and ethics.

●Drive and ambition; ready to make a difference each and every day.

●Local travel required; valid California driver’s license, auto insurance and use of personal vehicle.

●Lifting of material donations, including backpacks, school supplies, etc. required periodically.

To apply

Email cover letter and resume to (recruiter).