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Organisation : Life's Little Treasures Foundation

Location : Melbourne (Ringwood)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Community Support Services

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $55,000 (pro rata) + super + salary packaging benefits.

Application closing date : 29 Apr, 2019

About the role

As the LLTF Volunteer Coordinator you will be responsible for coordinating volunteering opportunities across all areas of the foundation. This includes recruiting, assessing, training and supporting volunteers, establishing a referral base and maintaining effective links with relevant community services, volunteering networks and corporate organisations. This position supports all LLTF staff regarding their volunteering requirements, assisting in supervision, review and recognition of all volunteers. Ensuring all the LLTF projects requiring volunteers are allocated appropriate volunteers in a timely manner and the projects are completed on time.

Key Responsibilities:
Roster and recruit all volunteers for LLTF including managing induction plans
Research and write volunteer policies, job descriptions and procedures
Liaise with the CEO, Walk for Prems Events Manager and Product and Services manager and Office Manager for which you are recruiting volunteers to ensure their requirements are met.
Manage training for all volunteers
Increase volunteer numbers through publicity strategies and campaigns with the help of CEO
Coordinate all volunteer checks including reference checks and relevant departmental screening checks, such as criminal record
Celebrate volunteering by nominating volunteers for awards and organise volunteer celebration events with help of other LLTF staff
Keep up to date with legislation and policy related to volunteering and make any necessary modifications to accommodate changes
Work with multiple agencies across different sectors in order to establish good working relationships to enhance volunteers for LLTF
Monitor and evaluate volunteer activities and assist in writing reports for funders and trustees
Maintain volunteer databases and undertake any other administrative duties as required by LLTF.
You may also be required to attend LLTF activities and Conferences outside of normal working hours. Must be available for the Walk For Prems Event held in October every year
Other duties as set out by the manager

Attract, screen, recruit and induct suitable volunteers for each volunteer role needed around Australia by LLTF
Maintaining an accurate and current database of volunteers including all rostering

Key selection criteria
Experience recruiting, assessing, training and supporting volunteers
Experience working in a small not-for-profit
Proficient understanding of Volunteering industry standards and regulatory requirements.
Experience with a volunteer management database
Experience utilising social media and online means to drive volunteer recruitment
Outstanding attention to detail
Willingness to work outside of standard business hours

Qualifications & Experience
To be successful in this role you will have:
At least 3 years’ equivalent experience in Volunteer Management, Human Resource Management or Workforce Management
An understanding of the nature of volunteering and its recruitment practices
Excellent communication skills
Strong organisational skills
Ability to work in a fast paced environment
Demonstrated experience with volunteer recruitment, is a must
Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook products
IV in Training and Assessment (Desirable)

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Life's Little Treasures Foundation
Australia’s foremost charity dedicated to providing support, friendship and information, specifically tailored for families of premature or sick babies. The Foundation’s services are available in hospitals (neonatal and special care units) and in the community when families come home. It was founded in 2005 by parents, all of whom had a sick or premature baby. They realised how important it was for families to have access to information and a community they could identify with and feel apart of. Someone who understood the challenges that they faced. Having a child that is sick or premature can be a very traumatic rollercoaster ride and the Foundation strives to give families the support and assistance they need. The Facts Are: Premature birth is the number ONE cause of newborn deaths. Over 48,000 babies are admitted into neonatal intensive and special care units every year in Australia. This is over 14.5% of all babies born and translates to over 115 admissions every day. 1300 of these babies weigh under 1000grams – less than a bag of sugar. Our Vision To ensure that all families enduring the difficult and life-changing experience of having a premature or sick baby have easy access to critical information and community support to help make a difference to them and their child. The Life’s Little Treasures Foundation believes that providing information and education to parents & professionals is key to providing the best outcomes for premature and sick babies and most importantly enables families to become their child’s advocate

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Volunteer Co-ordinator via Pro Bono Australia.



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