The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

Volunteer Coordinator

Ashford, CT

New Haven, CT

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, founded by Paul Newman, is a nonprofit, year-round center serving more than 25,000 children and families coping with chronic and life threatening illnesses, all completely free of charge. Camp’s goal is to ensure that every child with a serious medical condition has the chance to experience the world of possibilities that Camp has to offer. It’s a community that celebrates the fun, friendship and spirit of childhood where, according to Mr. Newman, every kid can “raise a little hell”.

Position Description:

This position oversees the recruitment, vetting, hiring, training, supervision, and stewardship activities related to the residential volunteer opportunities that are available through the Spring, Summer, and Fall Programs at our Camp facility in Ashford, CT. It also participates in the design and implementation of these programs as well as provides support to the general needs of the Volunteer Department and the HR needs of the organization as a whole.

Our Volunteer Coordinator can expect to...

  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of a year-round recruitment schedule to promote staff and volunteer opportunities
  • Review all incoming volunteer applications and conduct phone interviews with applicants
  • Determine suitability of applicants make hiring decisions, and communicate decisions to applicants in a clear, respectful, and timely manner
  • Maintain a system for promoting and collecting returning volunteer interest, process that information, and communicate decisions to volunteers in clear, comprehensive, and timely manner
  • Oversee the initial and annual completion of required volunteer paperwork
  • Ensure thoughtful volunteer assignments based on programming needs and volunteer qualifications
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of all necessary orientations
  • Track performance-related data, arrange for necessary follow up, and provide feedback whenever possible
  • Build and maintain relationships with volunteers throughout the year through correspondence and communication
  • Coordinate the distribution of “thank you” gifts, certificates, milestone gifts, holiday cards, and other items that demonstrate and appreciation for and acknowledgement of volunteer service
  • Serve on the Leadership Team during our Summer Camp Program
  • Supervise and support our residential volunteers, as well as two key summer staff positions
  • Communicate and demonstrate the organization’s mission, goals, and culture and leads staff and campers in creating a social context of "Safety, Respect, and Love"

Our Volunteer Coordinator should have...

  • The ability to establish positive relationships with a variety of people in multicultural environments
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to bring a creative edge to procedural data processing, communications, and activities
  • Excellent interpersonal written and verbal communications skills targeted at diverse internal/external stakeholders (e.g. reports, written communications, presentations etc.)
  • A sense of humor and the ability to find a balance between focused professionial endeavors and unstructured fun
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed to lead, supervise, or participate in Camp activities.
  • A willingness to work outdoors and move about our 340-acre camp facility
  • A familiarity with key software and database resources (e.g. Microsoft Office, Salesforce, FormAssembly, etc.) and adaptable digital skills
  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum two years’ experience in camp program management with prior supervisory experience
  • Valid driver’s license and driving record which meets HITWG insurance carrier requirements

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp provides a very competitive salary, a generous benefits package, and growth opportunities for high contributors. To apply, please use the link below. Due to the volume of resumes received, you will be contacted only if there is interest in pursuing your application. No phone calls please.

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The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate on the basis of age, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex, and is committed to a diverse workforce.