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Contract Position – Fall 2023-June 2024


The Mission to Seafarers Southern Ontario (MTSSO) is an independent not-for-profit Seafarers Welfare organization operating in the Ports of Oshawa, Toronto, Hamilton and Port Colborne. The Mission To Seafarers Southern Ontario is a place to call home for seafarers who visit our ports.


Reporting to the Staff and Volunteer Liaison to the Board, the Volunteer Coordinator will create a cohesive volunteer recruitment and onboarding process.  As Volunteer Coordinator, the role provides oversight, organization, guidance and training to volunteers.


This is a contract position that will be part-time consisting of an average of 22.5 hours weekly until January 2024 with the potential to become full-time through June 2024. Mobility to travel between all locations served and time flexibility is required to support mission volunteers.




General activities and functions include, but are not limited to:


Volunteer Coordination

  • Develop and implement recruitment plans, strategies, and marketing materials to attract a pool of committed volunteers

  • Create or update orientation materials and processes for onboarding of new volunteers

  • Review and update volunteer job descriptions

  • Develop a robust training program for new and existing volunteers

  • Develop a feedback survey, trend themes and provide analysis for continuous improvement

  • Recruit new volunteers, ensure appropriate Forms and Clearances are obtained

  • Provide Orientation, training and support to volunteers

  • Define volunteer support requirements

  • Implement and maintain an up-to-date volunteer database including volunteer files and records – keeping information updated and current (Clearance renewals, confidentiality agreements, policy signoffs etc.)

  • Provide report of program activities and data to project manager for reporting to grant funding organization

  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities and make recommendations to improve gaps.

  • Ensure volunteers receive regular feedback and guidance

  • Ensure compliance in Health and Safety.

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Post-secondary education in related discipline: business, social services, volunteer management

  • A minimum of two (2) years working experience in a volunteer coordination capacity.

  • Direct experience with recruitment and candidate sourcing

  • Direct experience with creating and facilitating training programs, strong written skills

  • Excellent communication skills including public speaking

  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision

  • Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to build trusting relationships quickly

  • Effective at problem solving and providing solutions

  • Highly organised, able to prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines and able to multi-task

  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office products

  • Valid Driver’s License and confirmation of $1 M liability insurance with access to a reliable vehicle

  • Vulnerable Sector background check will be required upon acceptance



Please submit cover letter and resume to Kristy Joplin at by October 9, 2023. 

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