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Job title

Volunteer Coordinator – Short-term Specials


To be confirmed, however should include: Cambodia, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Tanzania.


We are recruiting Volunteer Coordinators for our Short-term Specials in several destinations. You will usually be employed on a 2 or 3 month contract starting in June 2015. An offer of employment is dependent upon receipt of satisfactory references, a criminal record check and personal interview.

Job description

As a Volunteer Coordinator for our Short-term Specials you will support our overseas teams of staff headed by the Country Director. We recruit Short-term Special volunteers from June to August each summer.

Job role:

  • Working alongside our team of local staff, you will be responsible for making each new arrival feel welcome and secure in their new environment.
  • You will complete inductions with the new volunteers, introducing them to their host family and work project and explaining cultural differences and expectations of their project.
  • You will help maintain effective communication between the destination office, the volunteers and the UK office.
  • • You will support the Short-term Special volunteers throughout their time with Projects Abroad. This will include supervising them at their placement and during cultural activities.
  • The job is busy; it will involve some out-of-office hours work and can be physically demanding. You should be prepared to be on call on any day during your time overseas.

Requirements; you should be:

  • A graduate
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written
  • Physically fit
  • Computer literate, (Microsoft Office, databases)
  • Mature in attitude and outlook
  • Able to remain calm and efficient under pressure
  • Flexible and able to take direction and accept feedback
  • Friendly and personable with customer service skills, you must respond well to others
  • Enthusiastic to work in a different culture and relish the opportunity to work in a challenging environment
  • Experience in volunteering
  • Experience in living overseas.
  • Additional languages, especially French, Spanish, German or Japanese will be an advantage.

Salary & benefits

Projects Abroad pays a good local salary, international flights, comprehensive travel and health insurance, board and lodging as well as agreed day-to-day work-related expenses.

To apply

Email your CV and a covering letter to: Please state on your application that you are applying for a Short-term Special Coordinator position.
Unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted.
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