Directors of Volunteers

Volunteer Director Hands Out Supplies

A director of volunteers employed by a nonprofit organization is responsible for recruiting, training, and placing volunteers in a variety of positions. Depending on the size of the organization and the scope of its mission, the director of volunteers may oversee anywhere from a few volunteers working a few hours a week on a short-term project to thousands of volunteers committed to a longer time frame. The director of volunteers is fully involved in all aspects of recruiting and training volunteers including raising awareness of the organization's mission, planning events, and fund-raising.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Recruit, vet, train, and place volunteers in a variety of positions
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Speech
Experience Volunteer, internship, or previous nonprofit experience is required
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Helpful
  • Outgoing
  • Business Management
  • Leadership
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Executive Director of Volunteers
  • Director of Volunteers
  • Team Leader, or Project Head, or Assistant Volunteer Coordinator
  • Volunteer