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Volunteer Management Featured

If you manage your volunteers by clicking open a spreadsheet, it is time you upgraded. Whether you have 5 volunteers or 500 there are software packages that are low cost or even no cost that will let you efficiently manage you volunteers in less time then it takes you to open up that spreadsheet. Of course, not all organizations need an elaborate volunteer database, perhaps your organization rarely needs volunteers then consider using something like Sign Up Genius, Sign Up or Sign Up Zone which allow you to make simple online sign up sheets to cover everything from potlucks to who is bringing snacks for movie night. 

Does your organization rely on volunteers to staff events? Then might be the perfect solution. It lets you publish sign up event sign up sheets on your website or social media. You can customize the sign up sheet, so if you are offering your volunteers a T shirt they can indicate their size. 

All volunteers contact information is kept confidential and your volunteers must confirm their sign up via email. You can also track your volunteers showed up for their shift with a sign in feature. has tiered pricing with a free option that lets you sign up to 15 volunteers. 

Organizations that use volunteers for many different events and projects might consider using a platform like Your Volunteers or When to Help. Both these platforms have organizations that have large pools of volunteers. 

When to Help is available for registered charities. It lets you assign volunteer time slots based on the volunteers stated availability. When to Help includes a free mobile app making it even  easier for your volunteers to pick a shift to help out. Your volunteers can use the app to check their shift, or even trade their time slot with another volunteer. 

Your Volunteers is a cloud based database system that lets you publish a calendar of events on your website. It also serves as a volunteer database system. It is mobile friendly so your volunteers can sign up from phone, tablet or desktop, quickly and easily. Use it to  sign up volunteers, assign volunteers to shifts, track their attendance and create lists of volunteers. Your Volunteer offers a free version and a priced version. 

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