Events Volunteer Coordinator (Seasonal, Part-Time) at Transportation Alternatives

Fields: urban planning, infrastructure, sustainability, health, outreach

Location: NYC, New York

About the Organization: Transportation Alternatives’ mission is to reclaim New York City’s streets from the automobile and advocate for better bicycling, walking, and public transit for all New Yorkers.

About the Position: We are seeking a seasonal Events Volunteer Coordinator who is an organized, personable, problem solver to work with our events team. The Events Volunteer Coordinator will have a strong talent at recruiting quality volunteers for our events. They will also be responsible for the placement, training, and management of those volunteers. Transportation Alternatives is a volunteer-supported organization so your work will be crucial to the success of our events. This position will be temporary part-time (February – May) and will require night and weekend work as necessary for each event. Availability on event-day is mandatory, as well as the week leading up to the event: the Tour de Staten Island on April 28, 2019.

  • Responsibilities:
  • Promote volunteer opportunities and recruit event volunteers through use of TransAlt’s own database, and by developing new relationships with community and corporate organizations.
  • Ability to research potential resources to recruit volunteers from
  • Calling potential groups and organizations to ask for volunteers
  • Track and maintain volunteer registration and volunteer database
  • Deliver weekly reports to Events Manager on volunteer status for each pending event
  • Create and maintain volunteer materials and communications
  • Direct volunteer activities at events
  • Lead volunteer training sessions
  • Field volunteer inquiries
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Special Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills, ability to talk about T.A.’s mission and its events comfortably
  • Ability to research potential volunteer resources
  • Comfortable making cold calls to various groups to ask for volunteers
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Meticulous organization and good follow-up skills
  • Comfortable speaking to large groups of people
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook and Google services
  • **Bonus points:**
  • Previous record of volunteer recruitment
  • Familiarity with bicycling and bicycle tours
  • Previous event experience
  • Second language
  • **Values:**
  • Commitment to making NYC a better place to bike, walk and use public transit
  • Comfortable working independently in a fast-paced environment
  • A good sense of humor

Estimated Salary: $20/hr

Deadline: ASAP

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