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Welcome to the Volunteer Center! Here, you’ll be able to search for volunteer opportunities, find out about non-profit events that are happening in Door County and learn about the incredible benefits of volunteering. We know that our Door County community members are willing to help, it’s just that they don’t always know where the help is needed. The Volunteer Center is your one-stop site for all things volunteer! Click a link, take a look around and find out where your help is needed!

In the News

16th Annual Golden Heart Recipients Announced

April 19, 2018 - The Volunteer Center of Door County celebrated the 16th Annual Golden Heart Volunteer Celebration “Volunteers- The Heart of the Community” honoring the incredible work of Door County volunteers and the agencies they serve. The 2018 award recipients are:

Adult: Lori Vorpahl, representing many different organizations

Environmental Stewardship: Gretchen Recupero Schmelzer, Crossroads of Big Creek

Group: Door County Habitat for Humanity Construction Volunteers

Youth Scholarship: Olivia James Van Den Heuvel 

Karl May Lifetime of Service Award:  Shirley Senarighi, representing many different organizations

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Volunteer Center of Door County

Title:  Director of Connections and Development
Reports to:  Board of Directors
Employment Status:  Part Time / Year-round
Benefits:  Flexible Scheduling

Position Objectives

  • The Volunteer Center of Door County’s mission is to build and strengthen volunteerism; creating solutions for community needs. 
  • The Director is responsible for the organization’s overall programming. S/he serves as the liaison between community members and nonprofit agencies in the promotion and matching of volunteer needs. 
  • Continue to raise visibility of volunteer needs throughout Door County through marketing of those needs.

Competencies Required
The following competencies are required for this position:

Communication - Must have excellent oral and written communication skills in order to successfully market volunteer opportunities and nonprofit agencies in a positive and energetic manner. 
Management – Must be able to manage multiple projects and day to day operations without supervision. Implement Board goals and objectives and support Board administration.
Planning & Organizing – Must be detail oriented and able to organize large, annual Golden Heart Volunteer Celebration. 
Financial – Secure sustaining funding sources; meeting with donors and grant writing are necessary.  Maintain 501(c)3 status of organization. Familiarization with Quickbooks and payroll reports are preferable.
Volunteer Recruitment – Presence at Door County events and to local organizations to promote VolunteerDoorCounty.com, the VCDC volunteer website and database.
Volunteer Management and Training – Support nonprofit volunteer coordinators and managers to strengthen and maintain their volunteer programs.
Technology – Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Publisher and Excel. Proficiency in use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn is necessary. 
Programming – Work with local school districts and businesses to enhance service learning and/or volunteer programs. Maintain programming e.g. Sunrise School Ambassador Program.
Qualifications – High School Diploma, but post high school education or degree preferred. Familiarity with and interest in Volunteer Center programming and methods of volunteering. Experience and comfort with budget development and oversight. Computer skills and familiarity with basic software programs are essential. 
Compensation is determined by the Board of Directors.

The Volunteer Center of Door County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. QUALIFIED applicants may submit a cover letter outlining their interest in this position together with a resume and references to volunteerdoorcounty@gmail.com. This position will remain open until filled. 


920 - 746 - 7704

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