Volunteer Coordinator


Recruiting Organisation: YMCA DownsLink Group

Working hours: 15 hours per week
Salary: £25,575 per annum (pro rata)
Contract: Permanent
Location: Guildford, Surrey


Are you passionate about working with young people? Do you want to help inspire and support them to live a better life?

YMCA DownsLink Group are currently recruiting for a Volunteer Coordinator to join their Inspire team and help deliver the MTAR Program – coordinating volunteer programs under the MTAR program in Guildford Foyer. You will work closely with Volunteer Coordinators in Sussex and the Inspire Manager as well as the Inspire coach and the housing team in Guildford Foyer.

You will recruit, onboard, train and support volunteers to provide and support a range of activities in the housing projects, and localities, ensuring that volunteers have a positive experience with YMCA DLG and provide a professional service in their roles.

Person Specification:

YMCA would be particularly interested in candidates with experience of supporting young unaccompanied refugees and asylum seekers; an understanding and willingness to learn about the issues faced by these young people.

A people person, who understands how to motivate, inspire and coordinate a team of volunteers. Excellent people and communication skills.

Key Requirements:

– Knowledge and understanding of the needs of young and/or vulnerable people living in supported housing.
– Experience of recruiting and supporting volunteers and working with young and/or vulnerable people
– Able to work weekends and evenings as required

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme.

Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered. Read more here – Volunteer Coordinator – Job Description


YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. They value diversity and promote inclusion, which is demonstrated through activities, as well as in policies and working practices. Reinforced by culture and values, they seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


Closing Date: 15 December 2021


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