Volunteer Support Coordinator- Central Los Angeles & Pasadena

School on Wheels

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 learning and provide them with the highest level of education possible. Our program serves as a consistent support system for our students during a time of great stress and fear.


Position Overview

Reporting to the Regional Team Leader and working with the Student Support Coordinator, the Volunteer Support Coordinator drives organizational growth by strengthening and increasing engagement with the volunteer program in the following locations: Hollywood & Pasadena (Region 5). A successful Volunteer Support Coordinator will consistently meet or exceed School On Wheels’ strategic enrollment and engagement goals and be a strong advocate for our programs.

Major Responsibilities:

Recruit volunteers through networking
Train and support volunteers- ensure success by providing the resources necessary to tutor students virtually and in-person
Conduct follow up advanced volunteer training
Create and cultivate a positive environment in order to retain volunteers
Develop a rapport with volunteers to ensure effective and impactful communication
Foster a sense of community through immersive brainstorming sessions, held in a group setting
Work with the Student Coordinator to reach as many homeless families as possible, and create matches between volunteers and students
Work as a team with the Student Support Coordinator to find appropriate matches for volunteers and students
Reporting, database management, and tracking communications with tutors


Working knowledge of Salesforce or similar database management software
Working knowledge of Google Suite, Zoom
Passion for education
Cultural sensitivity
Empathy for students experiencing homelessness
Strong communications/presentation experience
Organizational and time management skills
At least one year of experience in managing volunteers
Educational requirement – Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Must be currently fully vaccinated against COVID-19
Must pass a Livescan Fingerprint background check


Hourly rate – $19.23 to $21.63 DOE

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, resume and work and/or writing samples (submitted as links and/or attachments) for consideration to [email protected] with the subject line containing “Volunteer Support Coordinator Region 5”

Our review of your submission will be focused on your passion for and understanding of our cause, meeting our technical and educational requirements as well as the thoroughness of your response. Lived experience plays a major factor for School on Wheels and we encourage you to share those experiences in your cover letter.

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