Volunteer Positions

Join the ECCL’s Leadership Team
“Chief volunteer coordinator”

The ECCL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonpolitical, volunteer civic advocacy organization. Our mission is to advocate for meaningful change that maintains and improves the high quality of life in the Estero area through consensus-based advocacy, fact-based research, and relationships with community and civic decision-makers.

We aspire to make the Estero area the best place to visit, live, work, and play. Our organization is comprised of talented and dedicated Estero area residents and businesspersons. Over several decades, the ECCL has contributed to improving our quality of life considerably. To continue to be successful in the long term, we need to keep our civic advocacy voice strong to accomplish our goals.

The Opportunity:

Our volunteers and members are the lifeblood of the ECCL. The Chief Volunteer Coordinator position is a leadership position on our Executive Management Team and offers the opportunity to oversee member-related activities, supporting recruiting company/organization members, problem-solving, and retaining members.

Supported by our leadership team, your primary responsibility would be to share the volunteer opportunities available by promoting the significant benefits of membership volunteering.

Escape the routine and be productive by working with ECCL leadership to meet our common challenges, accomplish our shared purpose, give back to our community, and leave a proud legacy.

Benefits of being a member of our leadership team:

Being involved: The ECCL offers you many ways to be involved. Involvement provides you an opportunity to contribute back to the Estero community. The ECCL offers you many ways to be involved. You can contribute to the planning and executing of ECCL programs and events, and it’s a great feeling to contribute to the common good.

Meeting people with similar interests: Leadership in the ECCL is a great way to meet new people and create new friendships. You can establish a connection to the ECCL community and find a place to feel like you belong.

Keeps your mind active:  Studies have shown a more active mind leads to better mental health.

Practicing leadership skills: Your prior leadership experience or involvement provides you an opportunity to share those skills in civic engagement. You may also pursue other leadership opportunities to build your leadership skills or the skills you hope to gain from involvement.

Opportunities to contribute to the cause/purpose of the ECCL: When you understand the potential impact of the ECCL’s mission and vision, you are likely to feel strongly about the purpose of the ECCL, which will result in commitment, active participation, and dedication to the ECCL’s mission.

Escape the routine and be productive by working with ECCL leadership to meet our common challenges, accomplish our shared purpose, give back to our community, and leave a proud legacy.

For more information or exploring the opportunity, please don’t hesitate to contact Jim Gilmartin, president, ECCL.

ecclpres@gmail.com, 630-337-9900


Position Description

ECCL Chief Volunteer Coordinator

Reports To: President

The Chief Volunteer Coordinator (CVC) is a critical member of the Executive Management Team (EMT) responsible for overseeing volunteer-related functions. A volunteer coordinator is responsible for all aspects regarding volunteers, from recruiting new volunteers and promoting volunteer opportunities to conveying the ECCL’s purpose to the public. A volunteer coordinator arranges the details of volunteering and keeps leadership informed.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Promote the value of ECCL volunteers
  • Responsible for volunteer recruitment and retention planning
  • Responsible for identifying programs to involve, engage, and retain volunteers
  • Develop and implement a plan to recognize volunteer contributions
  • Answer general volunteer inquiries; respond to volunteer/non-volunteer information inquiries and other requests for assistance
  • Collecting volunteer information, availability, and skills, and maintaining a database
  • Matching volunteers to opportunities that suit their skill sets
  • Ensuring the organization’s purpose and opportunities are conveyed to the public
  • Provide the EMT volunteer updates and opportunities for improvement
  • Attends area events and activities explaining the benefits of the ECCL
  • Presents and speaks at HOA, business, and Not-for-Profit meetings upon request


  • Knowledge of marketing, sales, and customer service
  • Comfortable making an engaging conversation with potential volunteers
  • Enjoy nurturing ongoing relationships with volunteers
  • Articulate and comfortable calling people, following up on lapsed volunteers and responding to inquiries
  • Comfortable making presentations

Your time commitment is estimated at eight to ten hours a month and is flexible.