Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Children of Central Asia Foundation. To apply for one of our open volunteer positions, please completed the below application.
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DESCRIPTION OF VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
Volunteer coordination involves a cycle of recruitment and support based COCA’s mission as outlined in our Articles of Incorporation. Volunteer managers who recruit people to work with children, for example, seek individuals with an entirely different set of skills than managers who recruit volunteers for orphanage construction efforts.
Volunteer managers must understand the goals of the COCA and what role volunteers should play. Volunteer managers recruit, train, support and recognize volunteers at COCA and other places that utilize volunteers.
Responsibilities include creating volunteer opportunities to further COCA’s work, interviewing potential volunteers and providing training to encourage the volunteer’s success. A volunteer manager also tracks a volunteer’s involvement, such as number of hours served; provides assistance when requested by a volunteer or staff member, without micromanaging; and thanks volunteers for their efforts.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
The desired qualifications of a volunteer manager with an undergraduate or graduate degree in nonprofit management or a similar field, or someone with experience in marketing and excellent communication skills. Volunteer managers should be highly organized, patient and have exceptional people skills.
A volunteer Outreach Coordinator typically organizes outreach events includes marketing, sales and planning related activities to assist in promoting services and receiving donations. Outreach Coordinators also play a large role in Public Affairs by being involved with television, radio and other public events to promote COCA.
This work often require local travel to meet with community leaders, churches, businesses and other organizations to promote an employer.
COCA requires a bachelor’s degree in social services or a related discipline, but in few exceptions, we will accept candidates with a high school diploma or GED, and several years of related experience.
A volunteer logistics coordinator is responsible for the planning and coordination of COCA-wide logistics management. An individual accomplishes this by creating strategic plans for carrier contract negotiations, shipment order handling, transportation network modeling, cargo and freight planning, transportation analysis, and order execution and monitoring.
- Ensures that strategies are executed in the areas of a logistical network.
- Communicate company objectives and goals to line managers and key personnel in areas, divisions or functions under the logistical structure of the corporation such as, contracting, procurement and distribution.
- Create, direct and modify procedures for the operation of these processes according to the strategy of timely distribution of goods or services to our clients or consumers. They are responsible for planning and procurement of materials to maintain optimization of inventory stock levels of services and products to meet customer requirements.
JOB FUNCTIONS AND FEATURES
Supply chain management is a concept of resource management pertaining to storage of goods, services and information between distributors, manufacturers and retailers to establish an order system based on consumption points or stock levels in order to meet customer requirements. The logistics person is responsible for monitoring these trends and implementing audit controls that monitor the process of COCA’s supply chain management system for maximum effectiveness.
The logistics person must have a broad range of management and communicative skills and be able delegate authority to managers while creating a team-based environment.
The logistics person typically has a staff of administrators, analysts and information managers assigned to provide administrative and technical support.
The individual is also responsible for satellite and field logistical development, as well as overseeing the information system process of a logistical operation.
The logistics person must also be willing to travel to meet with other people from logistical companies and must participate in seminars, workshops and briefings.
The logistics person must have outstanding oral and written skills and analytical skills. The individual must be able to foster an environment of teamwork and cooperation. The individual must have project development and planning skills to create new initiatives concerning logistical networks.
A Bachelor of Science degree in logistics management or supply chain management meets the requirement to work in a logistics. An individual can also acquire industry certifications in logistics management or procurement through two associations:
The first association, American Society of Transportation and Logistics Certifications, offers certification exams for those who have completed academic courses or studies in logistics.
Successful completion of a multiple-choice exam can result in A five-year certification in logistics. Re-certification can be accomplished by attending designated logistics conferences, seminars and workshops.
The second association is the International Society of Logistics Certifications 3-level Demonstrated Logistician Program. This designation is awarded by taking continuing education courses in logistics, training and work experience.