Volunteer Coordinator

  • info@wwhc.org.nz
  • Hybrid
  • Jun 17, 2024
Voluntary Administration Community Development Community Services Human Resources Volunteer Coordination

Job Description

About the Wellington Women’s Health Collective 

The Wellington Women’s Health Collective (“the Collective”) is a small not for profit organisation that has at its heart the wellbeing of women, by providing timely support, information and counselling to the women of Wellington. We were formed in 1986 and since then have become an established part of the Wellington community. 

Our purpose 

The purpose of the Collective is to benefit the community through empowering and supporting women to make informed choices about their physical, mental and emotional health. 

Our vision is that all Wellington women will have access to the support services they need to maintain long term health and well-being and that we can deliver these services from a physical “women’s place”, alongside other like-minded services. 

Our values 

Our work is underpinned by a set of principles and behaviours that apply to how we work together and with the women we support: 

Our principles 

  • We are a feminist collective; 

  • We recognise and honour the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi; 

  • We are pro-choice, believing that every woman has the basic human right to decide when and whether to have children; 

  • We are committed to supporting all women to access a full range of health services (including well-being) - Te whare tapa whā; 

  • We welcome all women, recognising and respecting the needs of the LGBTQ+ community; 

  • We partner with other organisations for stronger impact for communities/whanau. 

Our behaviours 

  • We live our values; 

  • We operate within a gender-equal framework; 

  • We function collectively; 

  • We do what we say we will – we are responsive and reliable; 

  • We know what we are doing - we have a plan; 

  • We understand our collective strengths; 

  • We champion compassion and kindness, and we are respectful to ourselves and to others; 

  • We are reflective – we are a learning organisation, we don’t rush ahead without thought 

Role Description 

Key Objectives 

  • Recruit and hire volunteers: We're seeking someone with a knack for spotting talent and connecting with diverse individuals. 

  • Produce schedules for volunteer activities: Your organisational skills will ensure our operations run smoothly. 

  • Coordinate volunteers for groups/events: Bring people together for a common cause and create a sense of unity within our team. 

  • Communicate frequently with volunteers: Building strong relationships is key, and your warmth and empathy will ensure our volunteers feel valued and supported. 

  • Communicate information for upcoming actions and events: Keep everyone in the loop and excited about our mission and upcoming activities. 

  • Keep detailed records of volunteers’ information: Attention to detail is crucial for maintaining accurate records and ensuring efficient volunteer management. 

  • Ensure the purpose of the organisation is clearly communicated: Help our volunteers understand the impact of their work and the importance of our collective mission. 

Our Ask 

  • Flexible Hours: We understand the importance of work-life balance and offer flexibility to accommodate your schedule. 

  • Key Relationships: You'll work closely with our Manager, fostering a collaborative and supportive environment. 

Key Outcomes 

  • Clear information collected and documented: Your meticulous record-keeping will ensure we have all the information we need to support our volunteers effectively. 

  • Organisation of the volunteer recruitment process: Your expertise in recruitment will help us attract the right people to our cause. 

  • Management of the volunteers: Your leadership will empower our volunteers to thrive in their roles and make a meaningful impact. 

Key Competencies  

  • Proficient at Microsoft 365 

  • Experienced in managing a team: Your leadership skills will be instrumental in guiding our volunteers. 

  • Excellent organisational and team coordination abilities: Keep our operations running like a well-oiled machine. 

  • Experience in recruitment: Help us find the best and brightest volunteers. 

  • Strong communication skills: Build connections and foster a sense of belonging within our team. 

  • Experience in volunteer work: Understand the unique dynamics of volunteerism. 

  • Passion for the community voluntary sector: Share our commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. 

Our strength lies in our diversity. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and cultures, knowing that this enriches our team and enhances our impact.  

The role will operate as part of a team demonstrating enthusiasm for the purpose and values of the collective. Whether you prefer the community that is our Wellington office or the comfort of working remotely, the choice is yours.  

Join us in empowering our community and creating positive change.  


Wellington Women's Health Collective

Job Summary

Are you passionate about community engagement and making a tangible difference? Join us at Wellington Women’s Health Collective as our Volunteer Coordinator. You play a vital role in shaping our volunteer team and enhancing our impact on the community.

How to apply

If this sounds like you please send a Cover Letter and C.V. to Hana Jensen at info@wwhc.org.nz

We are also hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Morning Tea on Tuesday 25th June and welcome you to come along. We invite everyone interested in volunteering for The Collective to come and hear about who we are, what we are doing and meet the team. 


Not for Profit

Cause (Sustainable Development Goals)

Good Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities

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