Volunteer Coordinator/Frivilligkoordinator

Job - 17 februar, 2018
Er du engasjert i beskyttelse av miljøet, dedikert til ikke-voldelige direkte aksjoner og på utkikk etter nye utfordringer? Liker du å organisere grupper av folk og være medskaper av prosjekter for å gjøre inspirerende ideer mulige? Liker du, og har du erfaring med, å engasjere og organisere frivillige gjennom nettbaserte kommunikasjonsplattformer? Hvis du svarer ja på disse spørsmålene er dette jobbannonnsen for deg! Vi ser frem til å få din søknad.

Are you committed to environmental protection, non-violent direct action and seek new challenges? Do you enjoy facilitating people in groups, and co-creating projects with people to make inspiring ideas become reality? Do you have experiences and passion for working with online community platforms to organize for change? If you can answer these questions with yes this job ad is for you and we're much looking forward to receiving your application!


Greenpeace Nordic is looking for a person to take on the role as the Volunteer Coordinator in Norway. The position is based in Oslo and the Volunteer Coordinator will report to Greenpeace Nordic's Volunteer Unit Head.

The Volunteer Coordinator position is embedded in the Greenpeace office and campaign programme in Norway, as well as in Greenpeace Nordic's Volunteer Unit, which is responsible for managing and developing Greenpeace Nordic's volunteering programme in all Nordic countries (DK, FI, NO, SE). Working languages for Volunteer Coordinators in Greenpeace Norway are Norwegian and English. The position is a 50% permanent position, which starts in the beginning of March 2018 depending on the availability of the successful candidate.

Main tasks and responsibilities

- Managing, developing and growing Greenpeace's volunteer network in Norway (currently approx. 50 volunteers organized in three local groups)

- Training and coaching of individual volunteers and volunteer groups

- Connecting the volunteer network to Greenpeace's campaigns by co-creating campaign entry-points and engagement projects for and with volunteers

- Develop and implement open offline engagement projects in Greenpeace's campaigns, which invite and enable not only volunteers but all interested people to contribute

- Recruiting volunteers with attention for encouraging a diverse cross section of society, and diversity of skills

- Create written resources for supporters, volunteers and volunteer groups such as campaign flyers, handbooks, presentations etc. in English.

- Co-organize and host 2-3 day trainings and meetings for 15 to 50 people

- Organize and host online trainings (video calls) for large groups

- Contributing to the wider development of Greenpeace Nordic's volunteering programme in close cooperation with Nordic Volunteer Unit colleagues

- Providing practical, hands on logistical support for Greenpeace events and actions incl. field work

- Work with the Actions Unit to continue to build a sufficiently large and well trained base of motivated activists.

- Operate and develop Greenpeace Nordic's organizing online platforms Podio and Greenwire.


Required personal skills and characteristics

- Commitment to environment and peace, and a profound identification with the values of Greenpeace (non-violent direct action, independence, international outlook, diversity and inclusion), as well as with the organisation's mission

- Preparedness to support activists who exercise civil disobedience and take non-violent direct action

- Ability to securely manage multiple tasks and to stay calm in busy times

- Availability and flexibility to work during evenings and weekends

- Availability for domestic and international travel (days)

- Strong commitment towards engaging volunteers of all different walks of life

- Strong social and team working skills

Knowledge & Skills

- Fluency in spoken and written Norwegian and English language

- Strong facilitation skills to lead co-creational group processes and inspiring meetings

- Strong conversational and written communication skills for internal and external communications

- Good knowledge of using common social media platforms

- An understanding of creating change through campaigning

- Good project management skills to deliver projects

- Profound understanding of the mechanics of successful volunteer engagement

- Good knowledge of using Microsoft Office applications of equivalents


- Experience in managing volunteers

- Experience in developing and delivering trainings and facilitating meetings

- Experience in engaging in or managing an online community / managing volunteers in an online environment

- Experience in working in a campaigning environment or political context is considered to be a strong plus

To apply

Please send your application and attach the following documents: CV/resume and a letter of application (max. one page) in pdf-format. Please submit all application documents in English. 
Deadline for application is February 28th 2018. 
Interviews will be held on March 6th - 7th

We're looking forward hearing from you!

For any question you might have about this job posting, please contact

Sven Malmgren, Volunteer Unit Manager at Greenpeace Nordic.