Volunteer Coordinator

  1. Hybrid remote/on-site. Due to insurance requirements, candidates must reside in Washington State.
  2. Preference is given to candidates able to come to our headquarters in Spokane, Washington at least once per week.
  3. Can be 90% remote work.
  4. This is an unpaid volunteer position.
  5. Internships may be available depending on your institution.
  6. We are al 501(c)3 non-profit charity.
  7. Part-time. Very flexible hours, average 3-6 hours per week, maximum 10 hours per week.
  8. Two positions available for this role.

We need to fill the roles at the following levels:

  1. Assistant (entry-level)
  2. Manager (1-3 years experience)

Assist in the management of RPG Research's volunteer engagement strategy as a Volunteer Coordinator.

All of our volunteer staff, including executives, board, founders, etc., are unpaid volunteers. We are 100% volunteer-run.

  1. Multiple opportunities for this part-time volunteer position.
  2. Typically 3 to 6 hours per week, no more than 10.
  3. Locally and remotely manage RPG Research's volunteers.
  4. Most volunteers at RPG Research have full-time jobs, school, family, etc., so we are very understanding and flexible about scheduling and variability of availability as life happens week to week.
  5. We do our best to balance loads between teams of volunteers, to prevent volunteer overload or burnout. That is why 97% of our volunteers remain with RPG Research for years.
  6. For each volunteer role, using the distributed model, we try to keep 3 to 5 volunteers available to help "load balance" the responsibilities.



  1. Responsibilities Average 3 to 6 hours per week (no more than 10 hours per week).
  2. Very flexible schedule (set your own hours).
  3. Use our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform to post and manage volunteer opportunities and applicants. (we will train)
  4. Assist existing team member or eventually step up to become manager or director of the department.
  5. Post and manage recruitment process to fill needed volunteer positions.
  6. Manage new volunteer applications, conduct initial screening, and route to correct interviewing managers or department heads.
  7. Manage routing & tracking of application process, interview scheduling, and follow up on interview results.
  8. Stay on top of on-boarding, maintenance check-ins, and off-boarding of volunteer staff, sending reminders, and pointing them in the right direction to enable their work.
  9. Implement volunteer recruitment strategies, manage and grow the existing volunteer programs and partnerships with schools, communities, media, etc.
  10. Connect with universities to meet their degree requirements, encouraging students to meet their intern and volunteer hours by volunteering at RPG Research.
  11. Stay on top of regulations, requirements, documentation, etc.
  12. We will train appropriate candidates as needed.


  1. Our organization consists entirely of 100% unpaid volunteers, interns, and pro-bono professionals at all levels. RPG Research is 100% volunteer run. Not a single member of staff, including the founders, make any money through RPG Research, we are here to serve.
  2. We stress life balance, that all of our volunteers must be careful to not overload on commitments or hours, so they are encouraged to remain with the organization year-after-year, rather than the typical volunteer model at other organizations that tends to burn them out. We try to keep all volunteers to an average of only 4 to 6 hours per week, with a maximum of 10 hours per week, using a distributed teams work-load model. We have many volunteers that have been with us for 4+ years because it is such a welcome environment. Everyone loves what they are doing and is supportive of each other and life balance.
  3. Our programs support a wide range of populations, from 2 years old through senior adults, including people with disabilities, brain injuries, and neurodivergencies.
  4. Our staff comes from a wide range of populations, cultures, disciplines, interests, ages, abilities, and languages.
  5. Many of our volunteer staff members have a variety of disabilities, brain injuries, or neurodivergencies, so compassion, considerate patience, very clear communication, and sometimes repeated follow-up check-ins, are critically important to keep things running.


  1. Strong work ethic (reliability)
  2. Strong communicator (keep in the loop)
  3. High resilience.
  4. Adaptive to dynamically changing environment.
  5. Highly patient and compassionate.
  6. Our staff and participants report that being here is like "coming home to the safest and most welcoming place they know." We want to always maintain a feeling of being warmly welcomed at our organization and programs.
  7. Well organized in the face of a sometimes chaotic environment during some peak periods (summer is very busy).
  8. Passionate about our Mission, Vision, and Impact (see our website https://rpgresearch.com/mission https://rpgresearch.com/vision https://rpgresearch.com/impact respectively).
  9. Willingness to commit to 6 months minimum as assistant volunteer coordinator or 1 year at the manager level, and always try to recruit and train replacements if transitioning elsewhere.
  10. Commit to an average of 3 to 6 hours per week (flexible schedule), no more than 10.
  11. Must pass background check.
  12. Will train at any level, and for entry-level slot no prior experience necessary, prefer someone with 1+ years experience for the management and director-level slots.
  13. For entry-level position must be 14 years or older. Minors will need additional paperwork releases completed by parents/guardians.
  14. For manager and director level positions must be 18 years or older.


Website: https://rpgresearch.com

Pay: 0 (volunteer)

Email: info at rpgresearch dot com

US Toll-free phone/fax: (833) RPG-INFO (774-4636)


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