Volunteer Coordinator

Location: Horizons at The Ethel Walker School, Simsbury, CT
Job Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Salary: Compensation based on experience
Level/Grade: Pre-K through 5th
Type of Position: Full-Time Summer

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is looking for an experienced, mature and dedicated professional for its volunteer coordinator position. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an ability to inspire and mentor high school volunteers as they learn to foster relationships with Horizons students. Candidates must be able to work individually and as a team player to help fulfill the Horizons mission.

Horizons at The Ethel Walker School is the nation's first all-girls Horizons program, and serves low-income students who attend Hartford public schools. Horizons creates the conditions, connections, and community that enable every girl who attends to gain the skills, confidence and motivation to overcome the opportunity gap and realize her potential.

General Position Description

  • Maintain Volunteer Service Descriptions for each volunteer assignment
  • Ensure volunteers are staffed to support the various areas of operations, including breakfast and lunch responsibilities
  • Develop and manage volunteer policies, procedures, and standards of volunteer service, including Volunteer Orientation
  • Work with marketing and communications to promote the work of the volunteers to the broader community
  • Provide ongoing support and guidance for volunteers
  • Act as a single point of contact for communications
  • Confer with volunteers weekly to discuss their experiences


  • Experience working with both elementary and high school students, preferably in summer camp and/or after school enrichment program settings
  • A strong passion for girls' education

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, June 26: Volunteer Orientation
  • Thursday, June 27 & Friday, June 28: Teacher orientation and classroom set-up
  • Monday, July 1-Friday, August 9: Six-week program

To apply, please submit application form and resume to iceballos@ethelwalker.org.