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Western Massachusetts Training Consortium

187 High Street
Suite 202

Company Description:
The Consortium is a learning organization, committed to creating conditions in which people with lived experience pursue their dreams and strengthen our communities through full participation.
Salary Range:Location:
$23.00 Per Hour HOLYOKE, MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeHuman Services
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Preferred
Up to One Year
Preference: Nice to have

The Northampton Recovery Center, a program of The Western MA Training Consortium, seeks a 30-hour-per-week Volunteer Coordinator to work in the center in Northampton, MA. This position involves maintaining a safe space for NRC participants, upholding the Code of Ethics and trauma-informed values, overseeing all aspects of membership including peer mentoring, and leadership development, recruiting and scheduling volunteers to maintain a presence at the front desk, current members about their interests, and connecting members with volunteer opportunities, and managing volunteer and membership processes including orientation, record keeping, and recognition among other tasks.

 A candidate with lived experience in recovery and a commitment to social justice and creating a sense of belonging is preferred. The Northampton Recovery Center is a peer-to-peer recovery support center, meaning that we value the wisdom of lived experience and prioritize self-determination as it relates to the many pathways of recovery and the individual's desired way of interacting within the community. For more information on peer support and the Northampton Recovery Center, please visit https://www.northamptonrecoverycenter.org/.

 Our Volunteer Coordinator will work within and build upon the existing systems as they relate to the role of Volunteers and Peer Members of the center, and will work collaboratively with the center’s Peer Members and Staff on developing their understanding and skills with respect to the importance of mentoring and supporting center Volunteers.


  • Candidate with lived experience with substance use recovery preferred
  • Must be committed to social justice values and creating a sense of belonging
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Strong ability to prioritize time and tasks in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends on occasion.

 Please note: Having a CORI record does not automatically disqualify our candidates from this position. CORIs will not be processed and details will not be discussed until a job offer had been made.

The Consortium offers competitive wage and benefits packages: https://wmtcinfo.org/benefits-for-employees/

We are committed to undoing systems of oppression and the harm they have caused. We actively work toward building an anti-racist environment and a sense of belonging.

Please send your cover letter, detailing how you meet the qualifications, and your resume to Lynn Ferro, Program Director;  LFerro@wmtcinfo.org  by Friday, December 9th. Resumes received without a cover letter will not be considered.

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