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Company Name:
The Alex
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Fundraising and Volunteerism
Position type:
Part Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:

Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator – Ref. No. 18042 

The Alex: Changing Health. Changing Lives. 

The Alex Community Health Centre is a not-for-profit organization that is changing how we look at health care in Calgary. Our health, housing and food programs support our most vulnerable neighbours, tackling tough health and social issues head-on.

Since 1973, our cost-effective programs have provided preventative care in a welcoming, easy to access environment, moving people from poverty to stability and from crisis to wellness.  Using a multidisciplinary team approach, we focus care on assessment, intervention and promotion of all aspects of health. We embrace a model of healthcare that is accessible, responsive and participatory. In addition to the Family Health Centre, we run a Senior’s Health Centre, a Youth Centre, two Mobile Community Health Buses, one Dental Health Bus, four Housing First Programs, a Community Food Centre and CLERC - legal support for Children and Youth.

The Volunteer Coordinator leads the day-to-day coordination and administration of the volunteer program at The Alex. In collaboration with programs, they assess current and future opportunities for meaningful volunteer opportunities that support programs and foster an inclusive, strength-based, and healthy community.  

What you will do: 

  • Promote meaningful volunteer opportunities that support health and social programs
  • Work collaboratively to create guiding principles, process, and policies
  • Reduce barriers for participant volunteer opportunities that increase social inclusion and promote community leadership
  • Plan and develop volunteer roles, recruit, screen, orientate and train volunteers
  • Assess volunteer roles for risks and OH& Safety considerations and ensure volunteers have all required certifications and insurance
  • Support staff to supervise and work effectively with volunteers
  • Maintain volunteer database and ensure data is current, accurate and complete
  • Coordinate and collect data on volunteer experiences and evaluate programs where volunteers give their time and talents
  • Organize and execute recognition activities at relevant times each year
  • Coordinate Alex wide volunteer programs, such as Tax Clinics and Casinos 

What you bring

  • Diploma and/or training in volunteer management or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two to three years of experience in volunteer coordination
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently
    • Ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities and meet deadlines
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrated commitment to volunteerism
    • Superior organization and administrative skills
    • Experience working in low-income, diverse, and marginalized communities
    • Proficiency using MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook) and the ability to learn new software
    • Previous experience with volunteer management software is an asset

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. 

Please submit your resume to:  [email protected] and include the job title and reference number in the subject line. 

Deadline to apply: Until suitable candidate is found 

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

For further information about The Alex and its programs, we encourage you to visit our website at