Volunteer Manager

Dallas Arboretum
January 4, 2021
8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX
Job Type



  • Research new prospective contacts for volunteer groups and creative ways to locate new volunteers.
  • Make presentations to organizational groups as requested
  • Grow and maintain volunteer base by community outreach, attending volunteer fairs, updating recruitment websites, and developing new ideas for recruiting.
  • Assure that recruitment materials are current and relevant
  • Timely process volunteer applications, information, and volunteer training.
  • Timely reply to volunteer inquiries for appropriate follow up
  • Run background checks on all new volunteers and volunteer groups (if necessary)
  • Schedule and conduct volunteer orientations
  • Schedule monthly volunteer trainings for each area; document training
  • Assure volunteer data is accurate and up-to-date in the Volunteer database
  • Manage Teen Leadership Council and Collegiate Leadership council, including requirements, scheduling, and volunteer duties.
  • Actively promote growth for the Teen Leadership Council and identify qualified student leaders
  • Work effectively with all departments to fill their volunteer requests as well as the ongoing, daily volunteer needs.
  • Promptly solicit volunteers to fill departmental volunteer requests.
  • Prepare and monitor the daily volunteer schedule, assuring all positions are filled or accommodated.
  • Assist the Senior Volunteer Manager in developing goals and objectives to improve the Volunteer program.
  • Evaluate and effectively manage/schedule personnel; complete required personnel documentation in a timely manner.



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • One-year non-profit experience, preferably supervising paid and volunteer staff
  • Demonstrated ability to manage staff and complex scheduling
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; good office and computer database skills
  • Physical ability to conduct presentations (on and off property), training and walking across the property frequently
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Driver’s license to drive garden vehicles or to attend recruitment appointments as needed



  • Organized with ability to multitask successfully; professional work ethic.
  • Flexible, diplomatic, responsive and self-motivated.
  • Good judgement and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to motivate and to engage staff and volunteers.

Application Instructions

Please go to the Dallas Arboretum website https://www.dallasarboretum.org/contact/employment-opportunities/, click on Careers to apply for this position.

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