Volunteer Coordinator

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. in Old Lyme, CT is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator to become a part of our growing team. This is a full time, salaried position offering a flexible schedule including occasional evenings & weekends that reports directly to our Volunteer Manager.

Position Purpose:

The Volunteer Coordinator (VC) supports the Volunteer Manager (VM) to ensure that the volunteer resource needs for High Hopes programs are being effectively met.

Primary Role:

  • Responsible for daily coordination of volunteers to meet program needs
  • Works with VM to support ongoing recruitment, training, and retention of volunteers
  • Ensures adequate volunteer support for all programs and services
  • Assist in coordination and implementation of volunteer trainings, program and special activities and events
  • Assist with planning and conducting volunteer events, recognition and enrichment activities
  • Maintains volunteer data in compliance with the organization and PATH International standards

Prior Experience/Training Preferred:

  • Bachelors preferred; PATH Intl. instructor/CTRI a plus
  • Previous volunteer management, human resources or similar administrative experience and horse experience preferred


  • Highly organized, effective time management
  • Collaborative team player
  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral
  • Interpersonal / public speaking
  • Problem solving / creativity
  • Able to work independently, multi-task & prioritize
  • Word, Power point, Excel and Salesforce database

For more information or to submit a resume, please email

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