Volunteer Coordinator

Founded in 1988, Food & Friends provides medically tailored meals, nutrition support, and friendship to people living with AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses. Our team of sixty employees and thousands of volunteers delivers meals and hope to people living in the District of Columbia and multiple counties across Maryland and Virginia. There is no charge or income qualification for our services, which are rendered solely on the basis of medical need.

We seek a Volunteer Coordinator to work with volunteers assigned to Food & Friends’ kitchen, grocery pantry, and administrative departments. Reporting to the Volunteer Services Director, the Coordinator will:

  • Serve as the Volunteer Services Department’s primary liaison to the kitchen, grocery pantry, and administrative departments;
  • recruit, place, schedule, and orient both individual and group volunteers;
  • develop and maintain scheduling and tracking systems;
  • cultivate and manage relations with community partners and existing volunteers;
  • address volunteer-related inquiries and complaints; and
  • assist with volunteer recognition and retention initiatives.

This is a full-time, Monday thru Thursday position with a compressed workweek.

The successful candidate will have a BA/BS, a valid driver’s license, and at least one year of relevant work or volunteer experience. Additional requirements include strong written/oral communication skills, superior organization skills, excellent time management, and an appreciation for diversity. Critical to success is the ability to work well under pressure, including the ability to accommodate sudden changes to volunteer scheduling and other workday plans. Must be willing to give public presentations and to work some holidays. Offer of employment contingent upon a pre-employment drug test.

Food & Friends provides a competitive salary and generous benefits. Our staff enjoys a high-quality, diverse work environment that includes short Fridays and casual dress. Food & Friends is Metro accessible, and has free on-site parking.

To apply, please submit cover letter, salary requirements and resume to:

Mr. Lucas Ginn

Food & Friends

219 Riggs Road, NE

Washington, DC 20011

Fax: 202-635-4263

Email: apply@foodandfriends.org

No phone calls, please


Food & Friends is an Equal Opportunity Employer