Volunteer Coordinator

Job No: PCRS107
Location: Vancouver & Surrey

Pathways to Education – Surrey and Vancouver

Term Full Time (35 hours/week) (1year term) (Grid 17)

PCRS is a long-standing, award-winning not-for-profit that serves the most vulnerable people in the Province of B.C. We believe that helping the most marginalized individuals and families will raise the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Our vision is to see everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities, and our mission is to inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration. We value advocacy, diversity and inclusion, empowerment, service excellence, stewardship, and well-being. We have been recognized for placing a high value on work-life balance. Our Employee Family Assistance Program has a full preventative health program, including nutrition awareness, stress reduction, and tools to assist our staff with maintaining work-life balance. We take care of our people who take care of the people we serve.

Position Summary:

The volunteer coordinator works with the staff team and community to ensure the successful planning, implementation, evaluation, and ongoing development of the Pathways to Education program. The coordinator is responsible for the recruitment, training, engagement and supervision of volunteers, strengthening and expanding community partnerships, and overall program sustainability. The volunteer coordinator works in partnerships that support the specific academic and psychosocial needs of program participants. The successful candidate is dynamic, skilled, and experienced in connecting with diverse communities, including Aboriginal, newcomer, and LGBTQ youth, to ensure they feel safe, supported, and connected.

Academic and Job Experience Required:

  • Significant experience maintaining records of all volunteer personnel data, including assignments and hours.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience working with the public school system and of approaches to supporting youth with unique educational needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with youth and parents, secondary school teachers and other school staff, and other educational professionals.
  • Supporting the goals, projects & initiatives of the organization and day-to-day operations as required. Post-secondary degree in education, volunteer management, or Child and Youth Care diploma. Plus 2 years’ experience working with diverse youth populations, or a combination of related education and work experience with youth.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the challenges and strengths, capacities, and assets of various populations living in the Whalley, Guildford and the Downtown East Side neighbourhoods, focusing on factors affecting educational success for youth from diverse backgrounds in the communities.
  • Experience recruiting volunteers using a variety of established recruitment methods, including social media.
  • Demonstrated ability to screen volunteers, determine suitability, and organize complex schedules to accommodate youth and program needs.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, strengths-based volunteer management and engagement.                                             

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector
  • Standard first-aid certificate and CPR


  • Silvana Guglielmetti, Manager, Pathways to Education
Salary Range:     $27.53/hour – $31.38/hour, Plus benefit package (100% employer-paid)
Closing Date:     January 15, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

“PCRS fosters an environment that ensures a sense of belonging, dignity, and respect. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and all abilities.”                     

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