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Volunteer Coordinator Positions

Volunteer Coordinator is the entry-level position in the Operations team at Projects Abroad. Volunteer Coordinators support our overseas teams of staff headed by the Country Director. We recruit year round for Volunteer Coordinators to join our overseas teams.

Volunteer Coordinators:

  • Work alongside our team of local staff, making each new volunteer feel welcome and secure in a new environment.
  • Maintain effective communication between the local Projects Abroad office, volunteers, and Projects Abroad offices around the world.
  • Assist in checking work and accommodation arrangements for volunteers before they arrive in the destination.
  • Complete inductions with new volunteers to introduce them to their host family and work project and explain formalities of living and volunteering abroad.

You should be:

  • A university graduate
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written
  • Fluent or near-fluent in one (or more) of these languages: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office, databases)
  • Physically fit and able to pass a medical assessment, if necessary
  • Prepared to work flexible hours on any day during your time overseas
  • Mature in attitude and outlook
  • Able to remain calm and efficient under pressure
  • An excellent communicator with people of all ages and cultures
  • A team player
  • Flexible and able to take direction and accept feedback
  • Friendly and personable, with customer service skills: you must respond well to others
  • Enthusiastic to work in a different culture and relish the opportunity of working in a challenging environment

Additional country-specific requirements:

  • Latin America: good spoken Spanish
  • Senegal and Togo: good spoken French
  • Morocco: good spoken French and/or Arabic

Volunteer Coordinators are usually employed on a contract for between 6 months and a year, subject to a three-month probationary period. An offer of employment is dependent upon receipt of satisfactory references, a criminal record check, and personal interview.

Projects Abroad pays a good local salary and provides international flights, comprehensive travel and health insurance, board and lodging as well as agreed day-to-day work-related expenses.

Life after being a Volunteer Coordinator

Your time with Projects Abroad doesn't necessarily have to finish at the end of your initial contract.

Very often there's the option of transferring to another country for a second contract.

From time to time there are also positions available in the Overseas or Recruitment Teams in the United States and Canada, which you may also apply for after having completed your time as a Volunteer Coordinator.

Please click on the link below to apply for this position: Unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted.

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