Volunteer Coordinator

Established in 1979, Wildlife Rescue Association of BC is a leader in the rehabilitation of wild animals in the urban environment and is committed to educating the public on how to coexist peacefully with urban wildlife.  Located in Burnaby BC, we are a well-established environmental non-profit that offers its employees:

  • A flexible work environment with room to innovate
  • Employee benefit package
  • Passionate and committed colleagues

Wildlife Rescue Association is seeking an energetic, highly organized, and multi-talented Volunteer Coordinator. The coordinator plays a pivotal role in Canada’s busiest wildlife rehabilitation centre, as we have a thriving volunteer program that includes nearly 200 active volunteers. Vision, leadership, integrity, and the initiative to make our volunteer program even more effective are essential to this role.

Position:        Volunteer Coordinator

Hours:            32 hours, permanent

Closing:         31 December 2018

Start Date:     ASAP

Volunteer positions are found in many areas at Wildlife Rescue such as animal care, rescue and transport, admissions and helpline, data entry, education, grounds and maintenance, fundraising, marketing, volunteer management and special projects.


  • plan and grow the volunteer program to meet the needs of the organization;
  • work with program leaders to coordinate the planning and development of volunteering;
  • develop training opportunities for volunteers;
  • develop and encourage strong, regular and personal relationships with active volunteers;
  • liaise with international volunteer organizations and organizations seeking volunteer experiences;
  • organize volunteer appreciation events and other recognition pieces;
  • Organize a variety of events for the association
  • assist with human resources activities.

Essential Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • legal entitlement to work in BC, Canada;
  • ability to thrive in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment;
  • experience managing a volunteer program;
  • exceptional time and task management skills;
  • ability to coach, motivate volunteers while having the ability to resolve conflict in a positive manner;
  • very strong verbal and written communications;
  • comfortable and experienced in developing and delivering training sessions and manuals;
  • strong IT skills;
  • ability to work in a collaborative, pro-active environment with a high degree of autonomy and accountability;
  • willingness to work flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends.

Our ideal candidate will also have:

  • membership of the AVRBC;
  • experience with online training platforms;
  • experience working in a non-profit organization;
  • experience in Human Resources a plus ;
  • experience coordinating events;
  • personal volunteering experience;
  • a keen interest in wildlife and nature.

Wildlife Rescue Association offers an employee benefit package and professional development support. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Only applicants who are invited for an interview will be contacted. Please send a resume and cover letter in a single pdf file to recruitment@wildliferescue.ca

We are looking to have the new team member join us as soon as possible, and applications will be reviewed and assessed as they are received.