Volunteer Lead Fellow

Posted By: Atma



Program Development & Management


Job Description

The Volunteering Fellowship Programme 

What is the Volunteering Fellowship Programme? 

The Volunteering Fellowship Programme will place Full Time Volunteer Lead Fellows with non-profit organisations for one year, during which the Fellows will engage many volunteers for the host NGOs to enhance their volunteering engagement capacity. 

What are we looking for? 

In our Fellow, we are looking for a person to join in our vision of enabling NGOs to achieve scale by leveraging volunteers' support. Each Fellow will engage around 1,000 volunteers during the year, delivering a total of 100,000 volunteering hours for the respective host organisation in ways that support significantly higher social impact efforts. It can include a mix of one-time, short-term, and long-term volunteering opportunities or specific ones that the host organisation may find necessary to increase its programmatic impact. 

What's in it for you? 

The Volunteer Lead Fellow will get to: 

-Explore the new "unexplored" non-profit volunteering vertical as a career Build capacity through training & boot camps for managing to volunteer for non-profits 

-Get the opportunity to work with dynamic top leadership at NGOs to drive the volunteering vertical. 

-Attain leadership skills by leading and managing volunteers & their needs. Experience the joy and satisfaction of helping an NGO achieve their goal of helping its stakeholders. 

Key Responsibilities: 

-Create an appetite for volunteering in the host NGO across levels. Create systems and processes required to manage the volunteering vertical Create and identify volunteering opportunities 

-Coordinating with stakeholders within and outside the host organisation (e.g. working with the Partnerships team to engage CSR/corporate employees in volunteering) 

-Sourcing and managing volunteers 

-Planning and execution of volunteering projects 

-Tracking of volunteer data. Reporting volunteer numbers, and hours, Documenting learnings, etc. 

-Periodic reporting to Atma Fellowship Volunteer Manager 

-Attending training & capacity building workshops & boot camps



-Fellows will be paid a yearly stipend of 25,000 INR per month. 

Joining Information: 

If selected, the Fellow is expected to join on 03 February 2023 



We are looking for a year-long commitment. This opportunity is based out of Mumbai and is not a remote opportunity. Please ensure that you can commit to the same before applying.

Eligibility Criteria

Specific Role-Related Requirements: 

-Bachelor's degree in any field 

-No age limit for the fellowship 

-Have some volunteering experience 

-Readiness to be placed at the NGO based in Mumbai and willingness to work from and travel to the NGO location 

-Strong interpersonal skills 

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Spreadsheets, PowerPoint etc. 

-Excellent coordination skills 

-Problem-solving approach 

-Candidates should be open to working on weekends (they can have a day off on a weekday) as a lot of volunteering is likely to happen on weekends. 

-Experience with remote/virtual working and willingness to travel for meetings and organisation events/programmes 

(Desirable: Have been a volunteer manager/ leader)

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - Graduate-Other

Desired Qualities: 

-A friendly and professional demeanour 

-Keen to work in the development sector 

-Sensitivity and empathy to the volunteer experience 

-Self-starter with the ability to undertake projects independently. A high level of goal and outcome orientation 

-Loves interacting with people 

-Ability to deal with ambiguity 

-Maturity and a flexible mindset 

-Team player 

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Atma
  • About Organization:Atma is an Accelerator for Education. Atma works with high-potential NGOs & social enterprises to build their capacity & help them become bigger, better & stronger.