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Volunteer Coordinator

Recruit for all volunteer roles at the Center (with the exception of Board of Directors); serve as a joyful motivator for volunteers; keep abreast of volunteer needs through communication with volunteer leadership and then communicate with general membership about available volunteer opportunities.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Along with appropriate volunteer leader(s), recruit and help fill open volunteer roles
    • Use resources such as one-on-one meetings and conversations with potential volunteers,
    • send out emails to the KC group, post open roles on Kadampa website and Volunteer Spot, print out open positions and post on bulletin board, etc.
    • Offer to meet with all new members by attending each month’s New Member meeting and passing around meeting sign-up sheet
    • Meet with anyone interested in learning more about volunteering
    • Regularly communicate with volunteer leadership to keep an ongoing list of open positions
  • Support all Volunteer Leadership in developing job descriptions for all volunteer positions
  • Ensure FPMT Ethics Policies have been signed by appropriate volunteers
  • Along with all volunteer leaders, update tasks in the online calendar Volunteer Spot
  • Serve as volunteer point person for special events (ie: coordinating with Spiritual Program Coordinator for visiting teachers)
  • Maintain webpage of open volunteer positions on the Kadampa Center website
  • Help coordinate and attend ongoing Volunteer Leadership Trainings (for anyone in a role that oversees/coordinates or regularly interacts with volunteers)
  • Track volunteer participation across the Center
  • Document multi-pronged procedures for volunteer recruitment, engagement, volunteer appreciation, and annual volunteer leadership reviews/feedback
  • Oversee Volunteer Appreciation Lead or fill critical duties if Volunteer Appreciation Lead position is vacant
  • Track Volunteer Department budget Monthly attendance at Management Team meeting


  • Enjoy working with people in all aspects of the Center
  • Regular attendance at Center (present most Sunday’s and at least occasional other events)
  • High organizational skills
  • Understanding of the workings of the Center and Center’s committees
  • Comfortable with online presence
  • Have been involved with the Center for at least one year
  • Current Center Member in good standing
  • Respect for the teaching of the Buddha and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vision
  • A strong desire to work harmoniously with others in accordance with the FPMT Ethical Policies
  • Proven track record of dependability
  • Enthusiasm for bringing the Dharma to others
  • Desire to take initiative and ownership of position, once trained
  • Willingness to repeatedly share information very familiar to you while keeping it fresh for the newcomer

Connected Roles:

Oversee Volunteer Appreciation Lead Coordinate with Management Team and all other volunteer leadership

This position reports to the Center Manager