Back to school can be a busy time. Whether you are a parent, teacher or school administrator, ramping up for another year is no easy task. There are needs for volunteers, meetings to schedule, events to plan and so much more.
Fortunately, online sign ups help relieve stress by simplifying and automating so much of the scheduling and planning. Here are five ways that online sign ups can make this year your best back to school experience ever!
Picture this: An online sign up page that communicates all your needs and the time slots for volunteers to sign up. Post online sign ups on the school website, in an email, or in any application where you want to paste the sign up link. There are multiple ways to promote your volunteer opportunities to boost volunteer recruitment.
When you create your sign up, you can automatically generate all your dates and times and assign them to one or more slots. With our hide dates feature, you can hide past dates and/or dates that are further in the future to keep your sign up current. Need to schedule a video call for your appointments? We offer a Zoom integration or the ability to include links for the video call.
Online sign ups allow participants to easily reschedule or swap their volunteer slot with others on the sign up. Parents and volunteers can refer to the sign up to view the items they signed up for at any time. Even easier than paper, you can share the sign up in an email or post on a website which beats passing around a sign up sheet. Plus, sign ups can be duplicated to share with other teachers, or you can transfer ownership of a particular sign up if you need someone else to manage it.
With our custom reminder feature, you create custom messages to specify additional notes in your reminder message. Need to remind volunteers to bring a form or item when they show up? Be sure to include the message in your custom reminder.
This way, you don’t get 30 bottles of hand sanitizer when you really need more packs of crayons. Parents can easily sign up for items to prevent too many people from donating the same items. Plus, you can hide names to keep everything anonymous and protect the privacy of anyone who may not be able to donate.
Online sign ups help streamline back to school coordination! Learn additional ways for schools to use online sign ups throughout the year. Before you know it, everyone in the school will be using SignUpGenius.