This Schoolbox Project is always recruiting for positions across the globe. Submit an application to find a position that matches your interests, schedule, and time commitment!
WHO WE ARE:
LM Village is a small refugee camp based in Lechania, Greece. It is a four hour drive from Athens. This camp is home to 230 people, of which 150 are children. The Schoolbox Project provides these children with informal education, art, play, and dance, all with a trauma-informed approach. This means that our programs are designed with consideration for the short and long-term effects of trauma, to prioritize the unique needs of each child, and to avoid retraumatization in a highly challenging environment.
The Schoolbox Project provides mobile, trauma-informed education, art, and play to children displaced by crisis.
HOW WE RECRUIT:
We are looking for team members who embody our values of empowerment, teamwork, and compassion. The Schoolbox Project serves diverse populations and is committed to recruitment practices that reflect our commitment to culturally competent service. People with diverse personal experience are urged to apply including people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, women, and people living with HIV/ AIDS. We give priority to applicants who are from the communities we serve.
GENERAL NATURE OF THE POSITION:
The Volunteer Coordinator supports successful programming by maintaining a consistent stream of qualified volunteers. This is done by managing the advertisement, recruitment, vetting, on-boarding, retention and exit procedures for volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator must maintain a high level of communication and attention to detail to ensure that volunteer needs are balanced with the requirements of the project. Therefore, this role includes close collaboration with Assistant Volunteer Coordinator, Site Coordinators and Program Director. This position reports directly to the Executive Director.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Act as first contact for volunteers reaching out to The Schoolbox Project and assist them with all informative and logistical needs.
Communicate with a warm and friendly demeanor, building a relationship with new volunteers to facilitate a productive and beneficial volunteering placement.
Provide culturally competent on-boarding and direction for volunteers to enable them to understand the project needs and requirements of a volunteering role.
Manage email account – aim to ensure same day response (within 24 hours) at least for all completely new volunteer-related emails.
Effectively communicate volunteer expectations.
Maintain Google calendar, keeping volunteer arrival and departure dates and times up to date; balance volunteer arrival and departure dates to ensure a consistent flow of volunteers; ensure the ideal number of volunteers on camp is met.
Manage volunteer spreadsheet keeping all information up to date and tracking any changes or developments, ensuring all volunteer requirements have been completed prior to start date.
Maintain volunteer biographies in Google Docs to ensure team OTG are aware of upcoming volunteers experiences and skill sets.
Laisse with Program Director(s) and Director of Services on matters relating to volunteer logistics and staffing needs.
Maintain advertisements for SBX’s volunteer needs over various platforms and update volunteer position descriptions as projects adapt to changing needs.
Identify new opportunities for collaboration or sources for new volunteers and seek out new opportunities to advertise for staffing needs to generate a sustainable flow of experienced volunteers.
Assist with creating volunteer program materials, such as policies and procedures, applications, volunteer agreements and orientation handbooks.
Maintain strong line of communicate with Program Director, consisting of frequent check-in to say arrest or rapidly changing conditions.
Coordinate monitoring and evaluation procedure to collaborate data from volunteer feedback and collect information on specified indicators to show the extent objectives are fulfilled.
Incorporate feedback to balance volunteer expectations and improve orientation handbook as necessary.
Adhere to Schoolbox policies and procedures.
Perform. other job-related duties as needed and directed by the Executive Director and Program Director.
REQUIRED SKILLS (E = Essential, D= Desirable)
Excellent communication and organization skills. E
High level of adaptability: things often change without notice in a camp environment and the team has to respond effectively. E
Strong relationship building skills to develop positive working relationships with potential volunteers and other organizations. E
Previous experience of working with young marginalized people, displaced people, migrants or refugees. E
Have a working understanding of trauma-informed care. D
Commitment to self-care and a high level of self-awareness. E
Supervisory or managerial experience. D
Excellent oral and written communications skills. E
A proven commitment to continuous improvement, including an openness to constructive feedback. E
Must possess a strong work ethic and enjoy working collaboratively. As this is a remote role it is essential that the individual is capable of working very independently with a high level of reliability. E
A demonstrable commitment to improving the lives of people displaced by crisis. E
Previous experience volunteering with The Schoolbox Project in Greece, preferably at LM camp. D
Must be at least 23 years of age;
Must complete online training prior to first day.
15-20 hours per week and can be done remotely. We currently have team members in Europe, Asia, South America and the USA.
This is a volunteer position.