Managers of volunteer resources work in not-for-profit, voluntary, and public sector organizations. These may include:
- Human and social service agencies
- Cultural organizations
- Leisure and sports organizations
- Schools and religious institutions
- Health-care institutions
- Law, advocacy, and political organizations
- Environmental organizations
- International development organizations
Volunteer resources managers may work on a part-time, full-time, or contract basis. They often work with small budgets. Most entry-level positions are for coordinators, while senior positions are for managers. Advancement depends on the nature of the organization and the manager’s experience and qualifications.
Managers of volunteer resources are part of the larger 2011 National Occupational Classification 4212: Social and community service workers. In Alberta, 76% of people employed in this classification work in the following industries:
The employment outlook [pdf] in this occupation is influenced by a wide variety of factors including:
- Trends and events affecting overall employment, especially in the industries listed above
- Location in Alberta
- Employment turnover (when people leave existing positions)
- Occupational growth (when new positions are created)
- Size of the occupation
In Alberta, the E212: Community and Social Service Workers occupational group is expected to have an above-average annual growth of 2.9% from 2016 to 2020. In addition to job openings created by employment turnover, 354 new positions are forecasted to be created within this occupational group each year.
Employment turnover is expected to increase as members of the baby boom generation retire over the next few years.