Volunteer Coordinator

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  • Oversee and coordinate World Relief Seattle’s volunteer program and all volunteer activities in support of our local ministry.
  • Recruit, screen, train, and supervise ongoing volunteers (individuals and small groups) and occasional short-term service teams.
  • Help World Relief Seattle move progressively toward the vision of seeing every newly arrived refugee and asylee matched with a volunteer and/or local church in a long-term, mutually-transformative relationship.
  • Work closely with other staff who oversee volunteers on a day to day basis to make sure they are supported and encouraged, and provide technical guidance to staff and volunteers.
  • Reach out to area churches and the general public to communicate the mission of World Relief and to recruit volunteers.
  • Act as a liaison between volunteers and newly arrived refugee and immigrant families—making introductions, providing background information and offering support.
  • Manage application and interview process, orientation, and training of new volunteers.
  • Maintain regular communication with volunteers (monthly email updates, occasional mailings, feedback surveys).
  • Conduct ongoing volunteer appreciation and recognition.
  • Maintain up-to-date records of volunteer hours and activities, enter data regularly into database, and report volunteer data to the Outreach Manager.
  • Participate in Outreach Team meetings and promotional activities, engaging potential supporters in the work of World Relief Seattle.


  • A desire to serve Jesus Christ in coming alongside refugees, asylees, volunteers, and churches.
  • Volunteer management experience highly desirable.
  • Experience working or volunteering with refugee populations a plus.
  • Comfortable with group communication and training
  • 1-2 years of experience in a social service or ministry setting required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and sensitively with people of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.
  • Excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple projects at one time as well as strong data management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Knowledge of a second language a plus.
  • Intermediate computer knowledge, including MS Office and the ability to learn new programs.
  • Flexibility in schedule and a desire to learn.
  • Current driver’s license and access to a vehicle required.

Position Information

  • Location: Kent, WA
  • 30 hours/week, ongoing
  • Reports to the Outreach Manager
  • Compensation: $19.50/hr (after 90-day probationary period)
  • To apply, please visit https://www.worldrelief.org/careers
  • *This may take a few days to go live on the hiring portal
  • For questions, contact Liz Nelson at LNelson@wr.org

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