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Volunteer Coordinator (Volunteer Coordinator and Family Project Coordinator) currently vacant - 1 job for 12 months in NPH Nicaragua.

We are looking for a volunteer coordinator who will also be in charge of the Family Project. El Proyecto Familiar, or the Family Project, is a program found at many of the NPH homes with the purpose of uniting the families within our NPH family. The volunteer will have to organize meetings with families let them have the chance to share time to rebuild their family relationships. The volunteer will also have administrative tasks, filling the family's documents working closely with the Social Workers.


Depending on the size of the home, the volunteer coordinator may or may not be a full-time job.

Responsibilities include:

  • recruit new volunteers
  • coordinate volunteer orientation
  • arrange living quarters
  • keep volunteers current on events in the home
  • conduct volunteer performance evaluations for the administration
  • act as liaison between the volunteers, staff and administration

Communication can be difficult at time due to the different cultures. To foster a close relationship amongst our staff, the coordinator is responsible for organizing activities for all the volunteers such as parties, movie nights, excursions, and social events. This is very important as the working climate affects the working environment. Requirements for this job are a good command of English and Spanish if working in the Latin American homes. German is also an asset as many volunteers are European. The coordinator needs to work well with many people, have good organizational skills, good judgment and be able to communicate well and be an ambassador of good will throughout the home. Prior experience in one of our homes is a prerequisite for this position.


 


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