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Volunteer Coordinator and Social Media Marketing

YMCA of Superior California

Sacramento, CA, USA

Job Type

Both weekdays and weekends



Mandatory Qualifications

Interns must be 16 years old by June 10th, 2024. River City High School students must have completed at least one course in one of WUSD’s Career Technical Education Pathways. View qualifying courses here. Yolo High School and Washington Middle College students must have a recommendation form filled out by a teacher or counselor. All participants must have also viewed an online informational session about the internships offered by the Home Run team. If you were unable to attend a scheduled session, you may listen to the full recording here (audio starts at 2:25).


Are you passionate about making a positive impact in your community? Join our team at the YMCA of Superior California as a Volunteer Coordinator & Social Media Marketing Specialist! In this dynamic role, you will have the opportunity to engage with volunteers, build meaningful relationships, and ensure the success of our volunteer programs. Responsibilities include volunteer outreach, coordinating volunteer activities, and implementing child safety measures for volunteers. Additionally, you'll play a key role in promoting our organization through social media channels. Utilize your creativity and digital savvy to develop engaging content, manage social media accounts, and enhance our online presence. This position offers a unique blend of community engagement, marketing, and relationship-building opportunities. If you're a motivated individual with a passion for volunteerism and social media marketing, we want to hear from you! Join us in making a difference and inspiring positive change in the lives of others. Apply today to be part of our dedicated team at the YMCA of Superior California.

About the Business

The YMCA of Superior California is a community-focused organization dedicated to promoting youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. With a rich history spanning several decades, we strive to provide opportunities for individuals of all ages to grow, thrive, and connect with others in a positive and supportive environment. Our department is committed to delivering high-quality sports and recreation programs that foster teamwork, skill development, and a love for physical activity among participants. Join us in making a difference in the lives of individuals and families throughout our community!

Preferred Abilities

Strong Communication Skills: The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, is essential for interacting with volunteers, parents, and colleagues. Clear and concise communication fosters understanding and collaboration.

Organizational Skills: Strong organizational skills are necessary for managing volunteer schedules,
coordinating events, and juggling multiple tasks simultaneously. The ability to prioritize tasks, manage time efficiently, and maintain accurate records is crucial.

Relationship Building: Building and maintaining positive relationships with volunteers, parents, and
community members is key to the success of the role. The ability to engage with individuals from diverse backgrounds, demonstrate empathy, and cultivate trust and rapport is essential.

Problem-Solving Abilities: The capacity to identify issues, analyze root causes, and develop effective solutions is critical for overcoming challenges in volunteer coordination and social media marketing. Creative problem-solving skills enable proactive resolution of issues and drive continuous improvement.

Adaptability: The sports office environment and social media landscape are dynamic and subject to
change. The ability to adapt quickly to new technologies, processes, and situations is essential for success in the role.

Team Player: Collaboration and teamwork are integral to the success of the department. The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, volunteers, and stakeholders to achieve common goals is crucial.

Attention to Detail: Accuracy and attention to detail are important for maintaining records, tracking volunteer information, and creating marketing materials. Ensuring precision in all tasks helps uphold the quality and professionalism of the department's work.

Creativity: Creativity and innovation are valuable assets for developing engaging social media content, promotional materials, and volunteer recruitment strategies. The ability to think creatively and outside the box can help the department stand out and attract participants and volunteers.

Enthusiasm and Passion: A genuine enthusiasm for youth sports, volunteerism, and community engagement is essential for inspiring and motivating others. A passion for making a positive impact and creating meaningful experiences for participants and volunteers drives success in the role.

Learning outcomes

  • Volunteer Coordination Skills: The employee will gain a comprehensive understanding of volunteer management, including recruitment, training, and retention strategies. They will learn how to effectively build and maintain relationships with volunteers, ensuring their engagement and satisfaction within our programs.

  • Social Media Marketing Skills: Through hands-on experience, the employee will develop proficiency in creating engaging social media content, scheduling posts, and analyzing metrics to measure effectiveness. They will learn how to promote our youth sports programs effectively across various platforms.

  • Customer Relationship Management: The employee will refine their customer service skills by interacting with parents, youth participants, and volunteer coaches on a regular basis. They will learn to address inquiries and concerns promptly, provide support and guidance, and foster positive relationships to enhance the overall experience of program participants and volunteers.

  • Time Management: Managing multiple tasks and deadlines within a dynamic work environment will help the employee hone their time management skills. They will learn to prioritize tasks effectively, allocate resources efficiently, and meet project milestones in a timely manner. 

  • Problem-Solving: As they encounter various challenges in volunteer coordination and social media marketing, the employee will develop their problem-solving abilities. They will learn to identify issues, analyze root causes, and implement creative solutions to address them, fostering a proactive and solutions-oriented mindset. 

  • Collaboration: Working closely with colleagues, volunteers, and program participants will provide opportunities for collaboration and teamwork. The employee will learn to communicate effectively, share ideas, and leverage collective strengths to achieve common goals, fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment. 

  • Adaptability: The dynamic nature of the sports office environment and the ever-evolving landscape of social media platforms will require the employee to adapt quickly to changes. They will learn to embrace new technologies, processes, and strategies, demonstrating flexibility and resilience in the face of change.

Special Project

Project Title: Volunteer Appreciation Campaign Objective: To recognize and appreciate the invaluable contributions of our volunteers while strengthening their engagement with the YMCA of Superior California.

Project Description: The Volunteer Coordinator & Social Media Marketing Specialist will develop and execute a comprehensive Volunteer Appreciation Campaign. The campaign aims to express gratitude to our
volunteers, foster a sense of belonging within the YMCA community, and inspire continued involvement.

Additional Information

*Please note that this position is outside of West Sacramento. Interns will need to find their own transportation to and from the worksite and weekly trainings.

The employee will primarily be situated in the sports office at the Sacramento Central YMCA, where they will spend most of their time working on a computer. They will collaborate closely with one or two other employees present in the office, engaging in tasks related to volunteer coordination and social media marketing. In addition to office work, the employee will interact regularly with parents, youth participants, and volunteer coaches involved in our youth sports programs. This may involve answering inquiries, providing support and guidance, and facilitating communication between various stakeholders. Overall, the employee's environment will be indoors within the YMCA facility, with a focus on administrative tasks, communication, and engagement with program participants and volunteers.

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