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Volunteer Co-ordinator -Voluntary Position

  • Location: Hobart TAS
  • Category: Community Services
  • Type of work
    • Administration & Office Management
    • IT & Web Development
  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Skilled Volunteers
  • Commitment

    Regular - more than 6 months

  • Time Required

    8 hours per week minimum

  • Training


  • Requirements
    • Driver's Licence (C)
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Working with Children Check *

    Selection Criteria:
    1. Demonstrated skills and experience in managing a team of people.
    2. Experience in policy development, risk management and the implementation of organisational procedures.
    3. High level organisational skills.
    4. High level IT skills including:
    a. Microsoft Windows and Office software - Word, Excel and Outlook
    b. Demonstrated competency in keyboard skills
    5. Demonstrated high levels of interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills.
    6. Ability to work unsupervised and/or as part of a team.
    7. Current Police Check.
    8. Current Working with Vulnerable People check.
    9. Current driver’s licence.

    The Volunteer Co-ordinator would need to be available for a minimum of 8 hours per week.

    Application Process
    Interested candidates should submit a statement addressing the selection criteria as well as a copy of their current CV, including the contact details for at least 2 referees.
    Phone for more information if required: 6273 8455
    Please Note: As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the level of coverage for volunteers due to various restrictions to ensure they are covered for the roles they will be undertaking.

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

  • Reimbursement


Hobart Women’s Shelter (HWS) provides support, housing and advocacy to women and children experiencing homelessness and domestic violence. The Shelter has 15 units in one location where women and their children can stay on average for 6 weeks while they receive support to secure longer term secure housing and are linked with other services to address their needs e.g. health, income support, legal and financial.

The prime function of the Volunteer Co-ordinator will be to work with the HWS Team Leader and staff to develop and implement a plan for the recruitment and management of a team of volunteers to undertake specific tasks for, and on behalf of, the HWS. The Volunteer Co-ordinator will be required to consult with volunteers to determine their skills, interests and availability to enable the matching of these with the needs of the organisation. The Volunteer Co-ordinator will provide leadership and support to the team of volunteers and develop practical retention strategies for encouraging ongoing participation.

  1. The Volunteer Co-ordinator will be provided with supervision and support by the HWS Team Leader, including regular feedback on the progress of the volunteer program and any suggestions for improvement.
  2. There will be some KPIs attached to the role i.e. the number of volunteers recruited and retention rates.
  3. The Volunteer Co-ordinator will be expected to undertake an Induction program and will be provided with the appropriate training and resources required to undertake the role.


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