Mar 21, 2018

Volunteer Coordinator

  • The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Human Resources Religious Cause

Job Description

The Volunteer Coordinator for the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is responsible for the overall development and coordination of the Cathedral volunteer program, combining leadership, vision and creativity with practicality and organization in the recruitment, placement, training, formation, evaluation and acknowledgement of volunteers.

  • Works directly with Cathedral Leadership Team and department heads in the assessment of volunteer needs.
  • In conjunction with Cathedral leadership and department heads, recruits volunteers for positions. Oversees departments volunteer requests.
  • Conducts individual interviews and assessments with all interested volunteers and makes appropriate placements.
  • Assists with orientation, training and supervision of volunteers.
  • Develops and oversees all record keeping procedures related to volunteers, maintaining a volunteer database and designing an inventory of occupations, talents and interests.
  • Responds appropriately to all volunteer interest submissions.
  • Supports compliance with Safeguard the Children and VIRTUS requirements.
  • Develops a strategic recruitment plan and methods of encouraging volunteer participation.
  • In coordination with the Cathedral Communications Director, develops recruitment materials and content for Cathedral website, social media posts, e-blasts, volunteer listings, etc.
  • Work with Cathedral Communications Director to ensure marketing consistency and publicize volunteer opportunities.
  • Coordinates Cathedral volunteer recognition activities and assists staff with methods and other ways to affirm and thank volunteers.
  • Develops and manages a budget for the overall volunteer program and prepares reports as needed.
  • Participates in staff activities and meetings, and other duties as assigned.
  • Ability to be flexible with time commitments and scheduling.



  • Creative self-starter with positive, optimistic attitude.
  • Experience in volunteer management and recruitment.
  • Knowledge of Catholic faith, rituals and traditions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills – bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Computer, database, report generation skills
  • Detail-oriented, with the ability to work efficiently and meet deadlines, work harmoniously and cooperatively with other staff.
  • Well-organized, flexible and able to manage different projects concurrently and often under pressure; able to set priorities and manage time effectively in a team environment.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE A Bachelor’s degree is preferred, or the equivalent in education and experience. At least two years’ experience in volunteer ministry and pastoral ministry in Catholic Church environment. HOW TO APPLY: Download and complete the following The completed application must be submitted, along with a
resume and cover to: Please send the email with the following subject line:
"[Your First & Last Name], Volunteer Coordinator"
INFORMATION/APPLICATION CONTACT: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels


Information/Application Contact:

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
555 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles CA 90012

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