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Volunteer Coordinator

Date: 21-Jun-2022

Search suburb or city: West Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3003

Company: Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

  • Permanent part time opportunity 
  • 3 days a week - from Monday to Friday
  • Hybrid work model - work from home and from one of our Processing Centres



This is your opportunity to find a life-giving purpose

As an organisation our purpose is simple: to give life. It’s at the centre of everything we do. As part of the Lifeblood team, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to this life-giving purpose and grow your career. We’re committed to ensuring you have the ability to innovate, learn new skills, and embrace new challenges – all while making a difference in the lives of countless others.  



Lifeblood has an inspiring opportunity for you


Reporting to the National Volunteer Manager, you'll play a key role in the recruitment, promotion, training, administration, relationship with and support of volunteers in the delivery of our volunteer program and strategy.

A day in the role of a Volunteer Coordinator, will see you:

  • Coordinate general volunteer enquiries received (phone, email/online, mail)
  • Screen, interview, and coordinate police checks for volunteers
  • Support the implementation of Lifeblood volunteer strategy
  • Working collaboratively with the National Volunteer Manager to analyse volunteer needs and ensure volunteer skill sets align with operational needs
  • Coordinate with Donor Centre teams that 100% of volunteers undertake an annual review process
  • Provide training to relevant Lifeblood teams supporting the volunteer program
  • Provide ongoing support to our wonderful Volunteers


Sound interesting? Here’s what we’re looking for;


  • A passion for great customer service
  • Ability to work well independently, while also developing strong relationships with key stakeholders 
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop trust and maintain effective working relationships
  • Advanced computer skills (MS Office) 
  • Experience with recruiting, coordinating and managing Vounteers (desirable)
  • Experience with Better Impact software (desirable) 



This is a permanent, part time opportunity working 3 days a week from home and from one of our Processing Centres. 



Thrive in a diverse culture that cares for your wellbeing

At Lifeblood, we welcome different perspectives and backgrounds and we’re proud to foster an environment where people can come together to achieve their very best. That’s why we don’t believe in one-size-fits-all – especially when it comes to your wellbeing. Every employee is unique and we’ve developed a range of initiatives to look after the varying needs of all our people.



As part of the Lifeblood team you’ll have access to a generous salary packaging program, plus a great range of rewards like discounts on insurance, groceries, food & beverage, department stores, travel, and more.



Excited to join us? Apply now and discover a career filled with life-giving possibilities.



Next steps

When it comes to recruitment we like to move fast, this means we progress suitable candidates through the hiring process as soon as we can. You’ll hear from us with an outcome after your application has been reviewed and assessed.



If your application is suitable but the role is filled prior to the advertising close date, you can rest assured that we will keep in touch and consider you for the next similar opportunity.



If selected, you’ll be required to complete a number of background checks — don’t worry, we’ll help you through this process.



For further details on this position please contact Kollyann Thim on



Our facilities are Covid-19 safe places

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A number of states have mandated that Lifeblood employees must be vaccinated to perform work for us. Please make sure that you are able to comply with these government requirements, or have the appropriate medical exemption information available.



While we appreciate all interest in our business, we won’t engage with or accept candidates from agencies or consulting firms on this occasion.