Managers of volunteer resources work in not-for-profit, voluntary and public sector organizations such as:
- human and social service agencies
- cultural organizations
- leisure and sports organizations
- schools and religious institutions
- health-care institutions
- law, advocacy and political organizations
- environmental and international development organizations.
Many managers of volunteer resources work on a part time or contract basis, and must work within small budgets. Advancement opportunities depend 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 in this occupation will be 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 (work opportunities generated by people leaving existing positions)
- occupational growth (work opportunities resulting from the creation of new positions that never existed before)
- 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.