Volunteer Coordinator

A Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting new volunteers, receiving volunteer applications and reviewing them to identify the best fit for each applicant. A volunteer coordinator conducts the Volunteer Orientation in both English and Spanish as well as develops and maintains volunteer training materials. A Volunteer Coordinator promotes volunteer opportunities and conveys the Baja Dogs mission and purpose to the public. Additionally, the person in this role maintains and updates our database concerning each volunteer’s skills, abilities, contact information, and schedule.


  • La Paz, BCS, Mexico

Key Responsibilities:

We need a detail-oriented and focused Volunteer Coordinator to be responsible for our database of volunteers and volunteer opportunities. The Volunteer Coordinator’s responsibilities include recruiting and training new volunteers, keeping a database of volunteer information and skills, matching volunteers to opportunities that suit their skills, keeping volunteers informed, and conveying the Baja Dogs mission to the public.

A successful Volunteer Coordinator should be meticulous about keeping records and passionate about volunteer work. You should uphold the values of Baja Dogs while ensuring the comfort of our volunteers in their positions. Ideally, our Volunteer Coordinator should be bilingual as our volunteers span 3 countries and speak 2 languages. Other responsibilities include:

  • Recruiting, training, and supervising new volunteers.
  • Collecting volunteer information, availability, and skills, and maintaining this information in the Baja Dogs database.
  • Using marketing tools such as outreach programs and e-mails to recruit new volunteers.
  • Keeping new and existing volunteers informed about things going on in Baja Dogs as well as volunteer opportunities.
  • Matching volunteers to opportunities that suit their skill sets, and ensuring they understand their responsibilities and receive the proper training.
  • Developing and organizing training materials.
  • Conducting New Volunteer Orientation training routinely.
  • Keeping schedules and records of volunteers’ work.
  • Preparing codes of conduct and operating procedures.
  • Ensuring the Baja Dog purpose is conveyed to the public.
  • Promote budgetary compliance to preserve resources.


  • Baja Dogs La Paz Volunteer Orientation
  • On-the-job training


  • Knowledge in volunteering and recruitment.
  • Working knowledge of databases.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organization and team building skills.
  • Ability to develop curriculum and training materials, including online training.
  • An understanding of the Baja Dogs various volunteer roles and mission.
  • Ability to lead and guide volunteers.
  • English and Spanish – extremely valuable.
  • Cultural sensitivity.

Time Commitment:

  • 4-5 hours per week or more when events are scheduled