Children's Home Society of Florida

  • Volunteer Coordinator

    Job Locations US-FL-Gainesville
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    We’re working toward a world where all children realize their full potential…


    When children and families face complex challenges, Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is there. Founded in 1902 to provide safe, loving homes for orphans, CHS is now one of the oldest, largest and most respected nonprofit organizations in Florida. Delivering hope to more than 50,000 children and family members across the state, we continue to do more. We are leading the nation in developing and delivering solutions that transform the lives and futures of children and families.

    Will you join us? Are you ready to HELP CHILDREN find–and achieve–their full potential? Are you ready to make a POSITIVE DIFFERENCE in the lives of children and their families? If so, we want to talk to YOU.

    We’re seeking an experienced Volunteer Coordinator to support our growing needs for volunteer services. You’ll recruit, screen, and manage volunteers to provide client support; solicit and coordinate community donations for clients in the programs you serve. This is an excellent opportunity for an outgoing, energetic, and dedicated social service professional that has a true passion for volunteerism and thrives in a fast-paced, never-the-same work environment.



    • Recruit, select, screen, orient, and train CHS volunteers.
    • Process background screening for volunteers.
    • Assign, supervise and evaluate program volunteers and/or assist supervisory staff in this task.
    • Plan and facilitate meetings for clients and volunteers and coordinate activities.
    • Coordinate special activities or projects (i.e. Wendy's collection boxes, volunteer recognition, etc.).
    • Develop and prepare educational materials for volunteer training and volunteer newsletter.
    • Represent Children's Home Society of Florida (CHS) and promote programs through outreach activities and networking; solicit donations.
    • Respond to questions and calls concerning volunteer opportunities with CHS.
    • Facilitate meetings with community groups to discuss possible activities and sponsoring for CHS.
    • Maintain files and records as required by program; maintain program statistics and prepare reports.
    • May assist Development Department with special events.





    • Working knowledge of the volunteering and the human services field
    • Strong organizational skills and a tireless focus on quality results
    • Exceptional leadership, interpersonal and communication skills that allow you to work well with diverse teams, clients and families
    • Resiliency, with a propensity to persevere in spite of constant change
    • A sincere passion for helping others in need


    • Bachelor's degree
    • Minimum of two years of related work experience
    • Florida Driver’s License within 30 days from hire

     At CHS, we’ve created a workplace that supports what drives you personally and professionally. Competitive salaries … paid holidays … generous paid time off … flexible work schedules … and a sweet benefits suite that doesn’t just say we care about you, but truly demonstrates it!

    With more than 1,800 team members, CHS is the #1 provider of children’s services in the state of Florida. We’re an employer and career path of choice for any aspiring professional committed to growth and excellence. At CHS, we do good.


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