What is a Director of Volunteer Services?

Director of Volunteer Services Job Description

The director of volunteer services is responsible for creating, developing, implementing and managing a vision and strategy for their organization’s volunteer services, programs and initiatives.


The director of volunteer services must take the lead in recruiting, training, motivating and recognizing volunteers in order to maintain an engaged, motivated and productive base of volunteers.



Typical Job Duties

• Estimate the amount of volunteers needed for each project or initiative

• Recruit, train, motivate, encourage and recognize volunteers

• Coordinate with other team members in order to deliver programs to volunteers in the field

• Oversee and maintain database and network of volunteers

• Design and deliver volunteer training materials

• Design and implement volunteer appreciation events

• Establish well-defined roles for volunteers

• Partner with various organizations for the purpose of drawing in new volunteers

• Coordinate with other team members in identifying community organizations and businesses to promote the mission and vision of the organization



Scholarships for Becoming a Director of Volunteer Services

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Director of Volunteer Services. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!


Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Director of Volunteer Services. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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