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Volunteer and Food Drive Manager

Posted: 08/24/2023

Do you like to make a difference through your work?  Do you believe the result can be greater than the sum of its parts? Consider using your organization, management, and people skills to build a stronger community and help the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank achieve its vision of nourishing food and good health—for everyone, every day.
The Volunteer and Food Drive Manager will be responsible for managing a strong volunteer and food drive program, engaging interested individuals and organizations in the work of the Food Bank, helping to develop the program to further support the organization’s strategic goals. This person will perform this work maintaining the dignity, confidence, and safety of our volunteers/donors.
Key responsibilities include:

  • Ability to think strategically regarding both volunteer and food drive programs to establish goals and tactics in support of overall BRAFB strategic goals.
  • Develop, manage, and evaluate annual Volunteer and Food Drive budget and plan.
  • Compile and evaluate annual metrics and qualitative feedback to improve program effectiveness and promote growth.
  • Produce effective and persuasive volunteer communication and engagement: orientation, training, stewardship, recognition, surveys
  • Work across departments to identify, recruit, manage, steward, and educate growing network of program and Specialized Volunteers.
 Required job qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent amount of relevant training and experience required.
  • Minimum 3-4 years’ experience in the areas of volunteer training, program development and/or planning and coordinating activities and events.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Comfort and ability to lead tours, orientations, and general public speaking.
  • Ability to take initiative, be resourceful, and problem solve
  • Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse communities
  • Computer skills utilizing Microsoft office products
  • Experience using volunteer management databases, like Volunteer Hub, or other relational databases. Salesforce experience a plus.
  • Ability to perform physical work to train and assist volunteers in performance of their duties
The Volunteer and Food Drive Manager is a full-time position, and the Food Bank offers an effective and healthy work culture, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.
This role is based in the Verona headquarters and reports to the Director of Development & Community Engagement. Duties may require occasional work during evenings and on weekends. Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Occasional driving and travel throughout the Food Bank service area is required.
To be considered for this role, please submit a cover letter and resume to, or mail to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Human Resources Office, P.O. Box 937, Verona, 24482. The positions will be open until filled. To learn more about the Food Bank, please visit our website at
About the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is a respected, regional nonprofit providing nourishing food and hope to neighbors living with food insecurity. Founded in 1981, the Food Bank serves 25 counties and eight cities in central and western Virginia out of four distribution centers in Winchester, Lynchburg, Charlottesville, and Verona, our headquarters. We provide food to 110,000 visitors each month through a partner network of more than 400 community partners. Total revenues of approximately $50 million and an operating budget of $12 million support the work of more than 70 employees.
The Food Bank is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspective and lived experiences. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.