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Volunteer with The Harbor

Position:                    Volunteer Coordinator

Compensation:        Volunteer

Hours:                       Hours vary; 2-5 hours per week on average

Reports To:               Deputy Director


The Harbor is Clatsop County’s primary community-based advocacy service for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and stalking. Established in 1976 as a crisis line, our services have evolved to include a 24-hour support line and 24/7 crisis response, a drop-in advocacy center, confidential shelter, and wrap around services like support groups, legal support, and mental health services. Our services are all free and confidential. We work from a trauma-informed empowerment model, which means we believe that survivors are the experts in their own lives and have the ability to make the best decisions for their own lives.


Position Purpose:

Like most non-profits in rural communities, we depend on volunteers to meet the needs of the community we serve. The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, interviewing, and onboarding volunteers according to the needs of The Harbor, and the interests and qualifications of the individual volunteer. The purpose of this volunteer position is to ensure that The Harbor has a strong network of capable, reliable volunteers, and that they are utilized to fulfill The Harbor’s mission of providing advocacy, prevention and support to promote self-determination and hope for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and stalking.


We are most interested in finding the best candidate for this position, and we encourage those who meet the basic requirements of the position to apply regardless of whether you meet every criteria. All persons of every race, ethnic background, spiritual belief, economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or personal ability, are equally affirmed into membership, leadership and employment at The Harbor and are joyfully welcomed at The Harbor.



  • Source and recruit volunteers through various techniques (social media, website, tabling events, etc)

  • Ensure the mission of The Harbor and expectations for volunteering are clearly communicated to volunteers

  • Review volunteer applications and interview candidates

  • Collect information on availability, skills, and interests

  • Onboard new volunteers and ensure they complete the appropriate training

  • Organize and facilitate a monthly volunteer meeting

  • Review performance and expectations with volunteers on a regular basis

  • Organize volunteers and assign responsibilities for special events

  • Coordinate with and schedule volunteers on a weekly or monthly schedule

  • Communicate with volunteers regularly to ensure they are satisfied and well-placed

  • Disseminate information for upcoming actions and events



Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Core values compatible with those of The Harbor, including a personal and professional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and anti-oppression work

  • +2 years of experience organizing volunteers OR

  • +2 years experience as a supervisor at a non-profit or community-based organization

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Proactive with strong organizational skills

  • Ability to prioritize a multitude of tasks and handle a variety of projects simultaneously

  • Basic computer technology skills, including Microsoft Office programs. Ability to learn new technology systems and implement within scope of duties

  • Must have transportation, current insurance coverage, and a valid driver's license

  • One or more years of experience organizing volunteers


Preferred Qualification & Experience:

  • Bilingual and/or bicultural

  • 1 or more years of experience working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence

To apply, please send an email to describing your interest, as well as a copy of your resume. 

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