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RSVP Program Coordinator

The Friends Program

The Friends Program strengthens communities by building relationships that empower people, encourage community service, and restore faith in the human spirit. Our four primary programs connect individual volunteers with others in their community who need help or support. We serve communities throughout New Hampshire.  See for more information. The Friends Program offers competitive benefits and generous holiday and paid leave policies. This is a place where you can make a difference. The Friends Program is an equal opportunity employer.


Join our dynamic and experienced team as we recruit senior volunteers to strengthen the community and meet critical needs. The Program Coordinator recruits, screens and places senior volunteers for Friends RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) at volunteer site assignments serving clients and public and nonprofit organizations in Merrimack and Belknap Counties. This position also supports enrolled volunteers and partner sites to ensure successful placements and assignments. One responsibility of the Program Coordinator is to lead and train volunteers for Bone Builders senior exercise classes (light, weight-bearing exercises for seniors). This is a unique opportunity to engage in physical activity while at work some days! The RSVP Program Coordinator works as part of a team to implement daily operations of the program, expansion of services and adherence to Federal requirements.

  • Associate’s Degree plus experience in non-profits, older adult services, human services, counseling, education, social work or related field preferred
  • Experience and/or ability to work effectively with older adults and be sensitive to their issues and concerns
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a team orientation and ability to work both independently and interdependently to achieve desired goals
  • Excellent organizational skills, task completion, attention to detail, and a sense of urgency required to meet deadlines and work productively in a team environment
  • Creative problem solver, flexible, and able to handle ambiguity and process new ideas
  • Ability to travel throughout NH with your own transportation, particularly in Merrimack and Belknap counties.
  • Competent in MS Office and ability to master Volunteer Reporter (VR)

Our office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

  • Recruit, screen, and place new senior volunteers throughout Merrimack and Belknap Counties
  • Develop new volunteer sites and RSVP placements
  • Coordinate a caseload of existing volunteers, assignments, and sites
  • Seek and develop new community sources, make presentations to groups, deliver and place marketing materials throughout the assigned region, develop helpful contacts, engage in community relations activities that result in spreading the name of the program and the agency and increasing volunteer numbers and service assignments
  • Consistently adhere to fiscal and programmatic requirements
  • Assist with the planning of program events and volunteer recognition
How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Director of Senior Programs Lily Wellington at

Salary Range:

$17 per hour

Job Location:


Date Added: September 2, 2021

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