Training and Volunteer Program Coordinator

Volunteer · Olympia, Washington
Department Volunteer
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $21.20-$23.17 per hour, DOE

SafePlace, Thurston County's designated sexual and domestic violence services agency, has an opening for a full-time Training and Volunteer Program Coordinator.

We are an accredited, nationally recognized feminist organization that is committed to anti-oppression efforts as the foundation for management and services. We are dedicated to progressive social justice service and prevention strategies. More about SafePlace can be found at

The Training and Volunteer Program Coordinator will develop, coordinate and maintain the volunteer program and the initial Advocate Core Training (ACT).  Assist with ongoing direct service training, as assigned. Provides outreach and training in the community to service providers and community members.


The Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Develop, coordinate and maintain volunteer program.
  • Organize and implement recruitment for new volunteers and interns at least twice a year.
  • Organize and implement initial SafePlace Advocate Core Training (ACT) for volunteers, new employees, Board members, and for paying community members.
  • Participate in planning in-house training for current SafePlace staff.
  • Assist in the delivery of Community Education Classes and Speaking Engagements.
  • Perform administrative tasks as they relate to documenting, organizing and maintaining the volunteer program.
  • Complete training curriculum application for accreditation every two years
  • Maintain regular communication with the Program Director and other agency personnel, as needed.
  • Perform duties in a culturally competent manner.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Two years’ experience providing services in domestic violence and/or sexual assault program, crisis intervention, or prevention experience.
  • At least one year’s experience in training coordination, volunteer recruitment, and training.
  • Experience in organizing and developing training curriculum and programs.
  • Excellent training skills.
  • Intermediate level computer skills, including word processing, and knowledge of Internet and e-mail.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts in a fair and respectful manner.
  • Ability to carry out multiple tasks.
  • Ability to handle detailed work accurately.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize effectively.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude in a crisis intervention work environment.
  • Ability to understand and communicate with people of different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Have car and current automobile liability insurance or have access to transportation.


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, women’s studies or similar fields of study.
  • Completion of the initial SafePlace ACT training.
  • Bilingual/bi-cultural in Spanish and English
  • Current CPR/First aid training certification.

Job Description

Please note:  Please include three professional references in your application.  One of your references must be a current or past supervisor from within the last five years.

Deadline:  Priority consideration will be given to applications received by 9:00 a.m. October 30, 2020. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

SafePlace employment is conditioned upon agreement with SafePlace's Philosophy Statement and passing a Washington State Patrol criminal background check. Please complete the Criminal History Questionnaire, Criminal Background Check Disclosure and Identifying Information for Criminal Background Check forms below and bring with you if invited to interview. Criminal background checks will only be run if you are to be offered employment.

SafePlace Philosophy Statement

Criminal History Questionnaire

Criminal Background Check Disclosure

Identifying Information for Criminal Background Check


SafePlace is an equal opportunity employer.  Our agency is committed to a culturally and ethnically diverse workplace.

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  • Location
    Olympia, Washington
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $21.20-$23.17 per hour, DOE