Anderson Humane

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
The Volunteer Coordinator helps to facilitate Anderson's mission to create and support mutually beneficial connections between people and animals. Working as part of a team, this role is responsible for volunteer engagement including recruiting, onboarding, project planning, implementation and the supervision of volunteer activities.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Recruit, train and support volunteers in all Anderson’s programs. This includes Domestic, Wildlife and Administrative opportunities at seven locations with over 200 weekly shifts.
  • Coach staff members on how to manage volunteers so that they are appropriately supervised and given recognition.
  • Cultivate gratitude and appreciation between volunteers and staff.
  • Daily communication with volunteers through email and phone calls to monitor and schedule coverage at all sites.
  • Maintain the retention of volunteer information; manages volunteer information securely and with discretion.
  • Compile, organize, and present volunteer statistics and data.
  • Research, identify, schedule and conduct ongoing community recruitment and outreach. Conduct at least one “active” volunteer recruitment event per month.
  • Coordinates and creates monthly volunteer recognition activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned by either Volunteer Manager or Volunteer Director


  • Minimum of one year of experience managing volunteers or serving in a volunteer position
  • Experience in animal welfare a plus
  • Experience with a volunteer data management system preferred
  • Experience with and competency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) software programs, and ability to learn new software
  • Familiarity with (or able to learn) Google email and Google applications
  • A deep appreciation of the importance of respect for all life and a desire to model this behavior when dealing with animals and people.
  • Keeps focus during frequent interruptions; swiftly adapts to changes in the environment, protocol, and priorities when necessary.
  • Detail-oriented with effective time management skills
  • Communicates clearly and concisely in both verbal and written form.
  • Strong skills and experience in conflict management
  • Works cooperatively as part of the organization on cross-functional programs, projects, and activities.
  • Is emotionally mature, morally sound, compassionate, attentive, reliable, and honest with an outgoing, participatory work style.


  • $16-$18 an hour
  • May enroll in BCBS Health and Dental Insurance following 60 days of employment
  • 401(k) program with up to 4% matching
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) to promote a healthy work/life balance
  • Employee Adoption Discount

COVID-19 considerations:
All Employees, staff, interns and volunteers are required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or provide a valid exemption.

Work Environment:
Shared cubicle/office space. Exposure to animals, high noise levels, potential exposure to zoonotic diseases, animal bites, and scratches. Work may be performed outdoors with exposure to all weather conditions.

Physical Activities:
Ability to stand, crouch, bend at the waist, kneel, squat, walk, and talk for up to eight hours a day; lift at least fifty pounds with assistance. Work a flexible schedule with regular weekend and evening shifts; weeknight and some holiday shifts will be required. 

All volunteers and staff of Anderson Humane must understand and accept that, even though all reasonable accommodations are made to support our shelter animals’ physical and emotional health, there are situations in which animals must be euthanized.

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Job Category: Engagement
Job Type: Full Time Hourly
Job Location: S. Elgin

Bloomingdale Center
412 W Army Trail Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(847) 697-2880 ext 90

North Aurora Center
180 N Randall Road
North Aurora, IL 60542
(847) 697-2880 ext 80

South Elgin
1000 S La Fox Street
South Elgin, IL 60177
(847) 697-2880

Veterinary Clinic
309 S Randall Rd
South Elgin, IL 60177
(847) 697-2880 ext 49

Funding for this website provided by Forefront - the Mission Sustainability Initiative.

Anderson Humane (formerly Anderson Animal Shelter and Fox Valley Wildlife Center) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS. FE #: 36-6164626 Copyright © 2021 by Anderson Humane.

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