Volunteer coordinator

Volunteer coordinator imageYou’ll be responsible for a team of volunteers to ensure they have the right skills and provide a high quality service.

If you have good planning and organisation skills, are a great communicator and are able to motivate others then this role might be for you.

Role overview

  • attracting and recruiting volunteers
  • matching individuals with the right volunteers
  • designing and delivering induction programmes for volunteers
  • supporting volunteers to do training to develop their skills
  • arranging events to celebrate and award their achievements.

Volunteer coordinators could work for social care employers, local authorities or charities.

Skills and experience

It may be useful to have some experience of working in social care and health or as a volunteer. Many volunteer coordinators begin their careers as unpaid volunteers to gain experience and then progress into coordinator roles.

When you start in your role you should do an induction which includes training necessary for your role such as safeguarding adults, delivering training and leadership skills. 


When in your role you could do a vocational qualification such as a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or a volunteering specific qualification or short course. Your employer might pay for this, or you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.