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Volunteer Resources Coordinator, Canadian Cancer Society

London, Ontario
Deadline May 13, 2012

Every three minutes, another Canadian is faced with fighting cancer. Join the Canadian Cancer Society’s fight against cancer by helping us do everything we can to prevent cancer, save lives and support those living with cancer. You’ll be part of a passionate team determined to change lives and make a difference in the cancer fight.

Job Purpose

  • Coordinate the delivery of a quality volunteer program within the regional cancer centre, host hospital and/or associate lodge; which will enhance quality of life for patients, families and caregivers dealing with cancer.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all aspects of the Society’s volunteer program with the hospital/lodge and ensure it meets the requirements of all stakeholders
  • Coordinate all areas of the volunteer cycle (including recruitment, screening, orientation, placement, training, recognition and evaluation)
  • Identify opportunities to develop partnerships with the host hospital; improve and expand on program delivery and patient services, coordinating with other Society departments as needed
  • Build and nurture relationships with staff and volunteers at the host hospital/lodge; and foster an environment that encourages open communication between stakeholders
  • Act as on site representative of the Society on various teams and committees at the host hospital/lodge; and communicate and support the Society’s position/interests where appropriate
  • Create awareness about Society programs, services, events and messages within the hospital/lodge community
  • Integrate Society policies, procedures, and processes with the host hospital’s program where appropriate
  • Ensure office administration functions and budgeting of the program are completed
  • Other projects/duties as assigned

Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Works in compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations
  • Review and comply with Society and hospital Health & Safety policies
  • Works with hospital and Society staff to provide a safe and healthy work environment for volunteers and relevant stakeholders


  • Solid understanding of volunteer engagement practices obtained through volunteer management certificate or related post-secondary education; or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3 years of experience working with volunteers; preferably in a health care environment, non-profit or community health organization
  • Organizational and time management skills to plan, prioritize, and meet ongoing service delivery demands in an offsite environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills in order to build effective working relationships and collaborate with volunteers and hospital staff; and a demonstrated ability to build teams, motivate and support others, and to act in a leadership capacity
  • Effective communication skills to interact with diverse groups of volunteers, staff, hospital and community partners
  • Ability to analyze issues, identify opportunities to integrate services, anticipate potential problems, demonstrates flexibility and solution-oriented thinking
  • Proficient in MSOffice (Word/Excel)
  • A Criminal Records Check is required
  • Knowledge of Canadian Cancer Society policies and procedures would be an asset
  • Non-smoker

In return for your contributions, we offer a very attractive compensation package, which encompasses a salary starting in the low 40K range, excellent benefits, and the chance to work in a supportive and progressive environment. Qualified non-smokers are invited to send their resume and cover letter, quoting job# OHPE 250, by May 13, 2012, to:

Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division
Human Resources Department

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

For more information about how you can join the fight against cancer and become a member of our dynamic team, please visit our website at and visit the Careers section, found under About Us.

The Canadian Cancer Society provides equal opportunity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified persons.