‘Pitch In’ : Volunteer Coordinator

The role of the Volunteer Coordinator is to look after your own!  You will coordinate the work being done by the various volunteers involved in your club or organisation.  This will include recruiting, retaining and rewarding volunteers as well as supporting individual volunteers where necessary.

Time commitment:

To be discussed with the club/league/event organiser.

What you’ll do:

  • Act as the main point of contact for all volunteers in your club or organisation.
  • Get to know all the club volunteers and potential volunteers.
  • Supervise and oversee all volunteering.
  • Liaise with the Chairperson to ensure that all tasks required to run the club are being carried out.
  • Coordinate the implementation of volunteering recruitment, training and support plans.
  • Ensure that all volunteer jobs have a job description.
  • Recognise and nominate volunteers for awards.
  • Keep all volunteering paperwork up to date.
  • Identify new sources of volunteers.
  • Help organise social events for volunteers.

Skills required:

  • Friendliness and approachability.
  • Good listener with effective communication skills.
  • Confidence and good leadership skills.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • The ability to delegate effectively.
  • Enthusiasm.
  • Good motivational skills.
  • Knowledge of the Data Protection Act.
  • Knowledge of external volunteer recognition awards.


  • Learning new skills and developing existing skills through hands-on experience.
  • Personal and professional development and/or training.
  • The ability to explore career or job opportunities in a voluntary capacity.
  • A chance to have fun and meet new people, enjoying the traditional social life that baseball or softball clubs generate.
  • Experiencing new challenges.
  • Supporting your local community, with the personal satisfaction that comes with knowing you have helped others.
  • A written/verbal reference.
  • A brilliant CV booster (73% of employers will employ a candidate with volunteer experience over one without).

Special conditions:

If the Volunteer Co-ordinator has contact with young people or vulnerable adults he or she must have a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.

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