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Volunteer Coordinator



Job Summary

FiftyForward is the leading resource for adults 50+ in Middle Tennessee who seek to live longer, more fulfilling lives.  We are the premier provider of innovative programs and services for older adults and their families through a powerful leadership team of staff, volunteers, and community partners touching the lives of more than 20,000 individuals annually.  Through seven locations and a variety of programs in Davidson and Williamson counties, we provide enrichment opportunities for adults 50 and older to remain engaged and living their lives to the fullest. 

Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless champion for older adults living their best lives? To make a real difference in the Greater Nashville area?  If the answer is yes, come join our team!

FiftyForward has an excellent opportunity for a Volunteer Coordinator for our Friends Learning in Pairs (FLIP) program.  In this role, you will work closely with our active older adult volunteers, managing, supporting, and placing adult tutors 55+ with students in partnering Davidson County elementary schools for one-on-one academic support in reading or math.  

This is an AmeriCorps Seniors grant funded, full-time position with regular weekday hours, Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm.  This is a hybrid position (minimum 3 days in office).

The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to quickly learn our mission, being able to flex between working independently and within a team, and most importantly, a passion for service to older adults.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage FiftyForward’s FLIP program in Davidson County.
  • Manage volunteer component of intergenerational digital literacy project supporting older adults.
  • Build relationships with Davidson County school partners.
  • Recruit new volunteers, using all available media, and speaking before groups as requested.
  • Develop methods of collecting volunteer satisfaction surveys, track volunteer efforts including years of service, individual volunteer preferred hours, and shifts completed.
  • Maintain volunteer database ensuring up-to-date and accurate records of volunteer hours, assignments, and mileage reimbursements.
  • Maintain paperwork to meet requirements of federal grant.
  • Produce volunteer program reports.
  • Develop partnerships within the Davidson County nonprofit community to identify and meet volunteer needs.
  • Collaborate with Director of Volunteer Engagement to continually evaluate, implement, and improve systems, programs, and functions.


  • High School diploma or GED equivalency.  Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • 1 – 3 years’ volunteer management experience.
  • Experience in a school environment is a plus.
  • 1-3 years’ experience using desktop and/or laptop computer, various databases, multi-user copier/scanner, and multi-line telecommunications system.
  • Ability to travel within Davidson County as you visit schools.
  • A valid TN driver’s license including a good motor vehicle record, and appropriate automobile insurance.
  • Promote and uphold FiftyForward’s mission of supporting, championing, and enhancing life for those 50 and older.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with staff, volunteers, and the public.
  • Effective and professional communication (verbal/written) and presentation skills.
  • Proficient computer skills, MS Office 365.
  • Excellent detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities and managing multiple projects.
  • Open to constructive feedback, and creative dialogue with FiftyForward Management Team.
  • Proven ability to be flexible and work cooperatively with a wide range of constituents and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and within team environment.

Additional Information


  • Comprehensive benefit package
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays – including the week between Christmas and New Years
  • Paid birthday off
  • 401K
  • Employee assistance program
  • Community involvement
  • Development opportunities

How to Apply

To join our team, please visit our careers website

FiftyForward is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


  • Date Posted: May 24, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Education
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm