Volunteer Support Coordinator

School on Wheels, Inc.

About the organization

Since 1993, the mission of School on Wheels has never wavered: to enhance educational opportunities for children who are experiencing homelessness from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Our goal is to shrink the gaps in their education and provide them with the highest level of education possible. Our program serves as a consistent support system for our students at a time of great stress and fear.


We are hiring Volunteer Support Coordinators for two regions: West LA and the San Fernando Valley

These positions are based in our Los Angeles office on Fletcher Avenue and frequent (2 - 3 days per week minimum) travel to these areas is required.

What you’ll do:
Support and train volunteers, ensuring they have the tools needed to tutor their student.
Marketing, outreach, and recruitment of new volunteers with targeted recruitment based on needs.
Conduct follow up advanced volunteer training, working with experienced volunteers.
Focus on volunteer retention and show them appreciation for the impact they have on students.
Communicate with volunteers with a focus on personal connections and responsiveness to needs.
Regular group meetings with volunteers to provide a sense of community and to share ideas.
Work with student coordinator to reach every homeless family who needs our services.
Work as a team with student coordinator to find appropriate match for volunteer and student.
Establish Volunteer Council to provide feedback to improving volunteer experience.
Marketing and expansion of scholarships.
Highlight star volunteers and students, share success stories.
Database reporting, updating, and tracking of curren


What we are looking for:
One to three years experience managing volunteers, preferably working with at-risk youth.
Must be comfortable with outreach in various capacities including working in homeless shelters and surrounding areas.
Excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills a must. You are able to connect with people at all levels - volunteers, shelter staff and management, homeless families, and students of all ages and backgrounds.
Empathy for and an understanding of homeless families and the homeless population.
Must be highly organized and efficient in time management skills; this is a fast-paced position with competing priorities.
Ability to perform in a team environment, while working independently.
Excellent computer skills required; experience with SalesForce and G-Suite a plus.
Ability to represent SOW in the highest manner and exemplify SOW’s values, integrity and ethics.
Drive and ambition; ready to make a difference each and every day.
Local travel required; valid California driver’s license, auto insurance and use of personal vehicle.
Lifting of material donations, including backpacks, school supplies, etc. required periodically.


36,000 - 38,000 DOE plus benefits

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

At School on Wheels, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to fulfill our mission of improving students lives through education.

To join this dedicated team, submit your cover letter and resume for consideration to [email protected]

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