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It’s important that volunteers have someone to support them. This helps them do their role well and be safe.
It takes time to recruit, train and support volunteers. This should be a clear part of someone's role, not added to an already busy workload.
A volunteer coordinator is generally responsible for organising volunteers.
Some organisations call this role a volunteer manager or volunteer organiser.
A volunteer coordinator's role often includes:
Sometimes people responsible for volunteers have other job titles or roles. Working with volunteers will still be an important part of their job.
For example, a fundraising manager might have to support events volunteers.
Volunteer management is a unique and valuable skill. It's important to make sure anyone working with volunteers has the time and resources to do this well.
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