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Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

Reconciliation Services in Kansas City, MO, USA

Employment Type


Why Work Here?

“We're a growing and innovative nonprofit serving on the front lines of social justice and racial reconciliation in Kansas City, Missouri.”

MISSION: Reconciliation Services' mission is to cultivate a community seeking reconciliation to transform Troost from a dividing line into a gathering place, revealing the strength of all.

Position Title: Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

Type of Position: Part time (20 hours/week)

Please submit a resume and cover letter when applying for this position.

RS is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Overview

The Assistant Volunteer Coordinator is an essential role, facilitating the coordination of all volunteers in Thelma’s Kitchen. The Assistant Volunteer Coordinator will work primarily with neighbors who come in to exchange their service for a meal. The Assistant Volunteer Coordinator will build relationships with walk-in volunteers, introducing them to other RS programs and opportunities for longer term involvement. This facilitation position requires a combination of compassion, firmness, patience, and discernment. The role requires someone who is highly resourceful with strong communication skills, emotional intelligence, and cultural competence. In addition, the ideal candidate is proactive, humble, and brings a high level of commitment to the organizational vision, mission, and values, including an equity lens and a compassionate heart for people.

Key Responsibilities

  • Direct and supervise walk-in volunteers to Thelma’s Kitchen daily

  • Affirm and communicate the value of volunteer service in Thelma’s Kitchen by revealing the strength of each person who comes to volunteer

  • Work with Volunteer Coordinator to build a robust volunteer program that will support Thelma’s Kitchen

  • Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to recruit, select, orient, train, supervise, and retain volunteers

  • Communicate with volunteers on-site, and through email and phone calls

  • Handle scheduling, tracking, and monitoring of volunteer activities

  • Communicate the mission of RS through tours, presentations, volunteer recruitment fairs, and other community outreach events

  • Carry out other tasks and duties as assigned by the Director of Programs and Operation


  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED)

  • Experience in volunteer coordination and public speaking is a plus, but not required

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and experience with database management

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate the mission and philosophy of RS

  • Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills and the ability to be welcoming to all volunteers

  • Strong customer service skills and a commitment to social justice

  • Flexibility and the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, and to respond quickly to changing conditions

  • Excellent organizational skills, the ability to prioritize tasks, and to work both independently and collaboratively

About Reconciliation Services:

Reconciliation Services [RS] has worked with the community at 31st and Troost Avenue for more than 30 years. We work to cultivate a community seeking reconciliation, to transform Troost Avenue from a dividing line into a gathering place, revealing the strength of all. We have innovated an intentional continuum of care, working to seek racial and economic reconciliation one heart at a time, through strengths-based Healthy Community Services, Social and Mental Health Services, and Economic Community Building Services. We see our work as more than offering short-term services to those in crisis. We come alongside our vulnerable clients with companionship, tools, and skills, to help them discover their strengths and contribute to community building. Our continuum of care helps clients move from emergency to greater self-sufficiency in a supportive and culturally competent environment.

Posted date: 1 month ago

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