Volunteer Coordinator -- Friends of the Urban Forest, San Francisco
Summary: Friends of the Urban Forest performs two community tree plantings
per month around San Francisco. The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible
for coordinating the individuals who are receiving trees and the volunteers
who are helping to plant trees at these events each month.
This primarily consists of receiving inbound calls and emails from
individuals who are newly interested in participating and making outgoing
calls and emails to individuals who have previously expressed an interest
The main metric for evaluating the Volunteer Coordinator is the percentage
of interested individuals who actually participate.
- Volunteer coordination experience
- Good relationship-building skills
- Affable phone presence
- Persuasive, enthusiastic, and goal-oriented individual
- Arbor-related knowledge is a plus, but not required
I. Potential Planter Coordination 50%:
� Receive calls and emails from individuals interested in getting a tree
� Explain the necessary process and paperwork and answer any questions
� Perform reminder calls to individuals who have already expressed an
interest in getting a tree
� Track the potential planters through a spreadsheet and organizational
II. Volunteer Coordination 50%: Recruiting:
� Respond to individuals and groups requesting for volunteer opportunities.
� Point person for corporate volunteer events
� Maintain a volunteer log to keep track of volunteers contacted and update
as necessary to add new volunteers.
� Schedule corporate groups and schools to volunteer with appropriate staff
person (i.e. plantings, tree care, sidewalk landscaping, or tree nursery
� Oversee regular communication with volunteers
� Update volunteer lists to keep database current with active volunteers.
� Oversee two volunteer recognition events with assistance from staff per
Hours: 20 hours per week including some evening and weekend meetings. Hours
subject to change at management discretion.
Compensation: $18,000 to $20,000 per year, depending on experience. 50% of
full-time employee benefits.
Master of Urban Planning Candidate, 2013
*San Jose State University*
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