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Volunteer Coordinator

Responsible for the recruitment, retention, orientation and training of students from Dalhousie University, Mount St. Vincent, and MedaVie programs involved with representation on the Board of Directors.


Duties include:  

  • Work with HOPES Program Representatives to recruit volunteers from each participating program. 

  • Maintain and update the Volunteer Orientation Manual.  

  • Plan and execute volunteer training at the start of each academic term.  

  • Coordinate applications and, if necessary, interviews for volunteers 

  • Schedule volunteers for each week at both St. Andrew’s and the Health Centre.  

  • Attend Executive meetings. 

  • Other Executive duties as required.  

"The volunteer orientation position with HOPES is to recruit and provide orientation for student volunteers. Since this is a student-run health centre, the volunteers we recruit provide the care needed by the underserved population. Without volunteers, the health centre would close and without this service marginalized individuals may resort to “self-treatment,” causing themselves more harm. Additionally, individuals may leave life-threatening diseases untreated, which could be fatal. Two hundred and nineteen students expressed interest in our student-led initiative and we accepted one hundred and thirty students to volunteer with HOPES. Being surrounded by likeminded people all working towards a common goal, of providing comprehensive healthcare for marginalized individuals, is a rewarding experience and the future of HOPES looks promising." 

Alexis McLean

Volunteer Coordinator

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