Tips for Volunteer Coordinators
Utilizing Your Most Valuable Resource
Coordinating volunteers is one of the most important jobs done by schools, churches, children’s sports leagues and non-profits. When it’s done well, these organizations run efficiently and accomplish their missions. But acting as a volunteer coordinator is no easy task. By combining these tips and SignUpGenius.com’s free sign up tools, any organization can successfully utilize this most valuable of resources.
Give the direct ask.
Make it easy for people to volunteer.
Make volunteering easy with online sign up forms at SignUpGenius! Find out how HERE!
Provide useful training.
View a sample volunteer sign up created with SignUpGenius!
Ask people to volunteer in areas they are passionate about.
Respect their availability.
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Reward your volunteers.
Say thank you.
Coordinating volunteers can be an overwhelming job, but it doesn’t have to be. Follow these tips to develop a volunteer base that is dedicated helping your organization succeed.
Posted by Angel Rutledge
Posted by caitlin guerin on Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:15 AM EST
how do we sign up for voulnteer work?Report Abuse
Posted by Dan Rutledge on Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:37 PM EST
Sheryl - thanks for writing. We do have lots of organizations that use us for sports related events, including races. Check out this article for a great case study on a group that used us to organize their soccer tournament: http://www.signupgenius.com/sports/international-youth-soccer-tournament-uses-signupgenius.cfm If we can help you further, drop us a note via the "help" tab at the top of this page and one of our reps will be happy to assist!Report Abuse
Posted by Sheryl Johnston on Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:13 AM EST
Has anyone used this program to register and coordinate volunteer positions / placement for a triathlon event? We recruit and manage 100+ volunteers for a large annual triathlon.Report Abuse
Posted by Dan Rutledge on Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:48 AM EST
Hi Heather. Sorry for the slow response. We're much faster if you write through the "help" tab on our site than through a comment area. We have night and weekend support staff monitoring the help support area. To answer your question... you accidentally checked the "RSVP" format. The RSVP format is primarily for parties and is not what you want if you are doing a responsibility sign up sheet. Login and EDIT your sign up and uncheck the RSVP format on the date/time screen and you will be all set. Hope that helps!Report Abuse
Posted by Heather Stupelli on Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:47 PM EST
Does anyone know how to get the volunteer signup layout? I cannot find how to modify the layout anywhere!Report Abuse
Posted by Robert Nast on Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:02 PM EST
Has anyone ever tried to use the SignUpGenius site to organize signature gathering for a CA Initiative? If so, we would apreciate their contact info so we can ask for some lessons learned. See Thanks Bob Nast (805)984-5147Report Abuse
Posted by Angel Rutledge on Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:59 AM EST
Thanks, Timi. We hope this article and others on the SignUpGenius site help you in lots of ways as you organize volunteers!Report Abuse
Posted by Timi Olagunju on Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:50 PM EST
So little in words but so great in content- It's like the little David bringing down a heavy Goliath. i like this.Report Abuse
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