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Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator


The volunteer coordinator manages all elements of volunteering for the North Portland Tool Library. In particular, assessing the organization’s needs and then meeting those needs through the recruitment, placement and retention of volunteers. The volunteer coordinators will manage and monitor all volunteer activities.


Responsibilities Include:

◾Researching and writing volunteer policies and procedures

◾Generating volunteer opportunities and role descriptions

◾Ensuring there is appropriate support and training for volunteers

◾Promoting volunteering (internally and externally)through recruitment and PR strategies and campaigns

◾Recruiting volunteers and assigning them to roles that match their interests and skillsets

◾Partaking in public outreach activities

◾Nominating volunteers for awards and, with the help of the board, organizing “thank you” events

◾Offering advice and information to volunteers and external organizations through outreach activities via face-to-face,telephone and email contact

◾With assistance from the board, organizing volunteer recruitment events

◾Attending monthly board meetings

◾Monitoring and evaluating volunteer activities

◾Maintaining volunteer database


Ideal Volunteer:

◾Strongly supportive of the mission and need for NPTL.

◾Committed to enriching the community

◾Proficient in MS Word/Excel

◾Available 5-7 hours a month, during peak times

◾In possession of a take-charge attitude

◾Able to work with people of diverse backgrounds

◾Willing to work with an all-volunteer board to promote tool library activities






Volunteers Needed

Wanted: Volunteers

Saturday Morning Helper.   8:45—11:00 AM   Help organize and keep the line moving .   Inspect tools and cables.  Assist in tool selection.  Socialize and have a good time!

Tuesday Evening Helper:   4:45– 6:00 PM  Help organize and keep the line moving .   Inspect tools and cables.  Assist in tool selection.  Socialize and have a good time!

Great way to get involved with your community.   Bonus!  First tool selections! ( ie you get a lawn mower if it comes in! or whatever your tool of choice is!)  Work off fines!

Sign up today!!!

 We are also looking for people who are interested in a 2-3 month strategic planning  review.    If you are interested in seeing us grow,  look toward a day and time when we can have a ground level storefront this is your chance to get involved.

Please email or ask Laurie for a volunteer sign up sheet and someone will get a hold of you .   Meetings will be 1 or 2 a month, in the evenings or on the weekend depending on your interest.   We will be focusing on Independence,  building,  volunteer and fundraising.


So don’t wait ,  get involved today

Volunteer.. It does a tool library good!