We're honored to be saving school leaders, room parents, team moms and educators HOURS and hours of time getting organized at back to school. Whether it's coordinating class helpers, volunteers for the fundraiser, team snack schedules, parent-teacher conferences, you name it - our free online signup sheets and volunteer calendars are THE solution for stressing less and doing more this school year.
Check out who else is recognizing VolunteerSpot as a top organizational tool at back to school:
The tech savvy moms and thought leaders at CoolMomTech gathered the 10 Best Organizational Tool for Parents and say:
For Coordinating School-Year Volunteer Efforts: VolunteerSpot app
Wrangling volunteers takes work. That’s why you need this stalwart app in your life to make it a little easier. We’ve raved about the app before, because it’s just that helpful. If you’re taking on the duties as class parent this year or heading up the spring fundraiser, VolunteerSpot will keep track of your all the volunteers, scheduling, and overall organization activities online — consolidated in one neat place.People can access your sign-up sheets online without downloading anything or creating an account. The app makes it easy to send out last-minute change notifications and reminders to the whole group. Read: no more Reply-All email chains. Slow-clap for that alone. There’s also a newly-added Clipboard for iPad that makes signing up as easy as passing your tablet around the room, and it’s free. Peace out ,paper sign-up sheets. (Available on iTunes and Google Play for $1.99.)
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And the wonderful people at Care.com (where it's easy to find after-school care, sitters, tutors and more), captured VolunteerSpot in their Top 12 Apps & Tech Tools for Back to School, sharing:
There are hundreds of apps, devices and online services designed to help organize your life and minimize stress. We narrowed the list down to 12 must-have (and mostly free!) options to help both kids and parents manage the school year ahead.
Are you a class parent this year? In charge of the team snack schedule? Or did you get roped into organizing the annual carnival at your kid's school? This online service is great for coordinating parent helpers for school or after-school activities. Quickly schedule jobs and items needed, invite parents to sign up and send automated reminders help parents remember when it’s their turn to pitch in.
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And thanks to FlipGive for including us in their Best Online Tools for Organizing Sports Teams & Booster Clubs. They note:
VolunteerSpot is a free service that helps you manage and communicate with your volunteers and team members. Created by a working mom frustrated with reply-all emails and the hassle of mobilizing volunteers, VolunteerSpot offers free software and sign-up sheets that you can access from your computer, tablet, or phone.
It makes it easy to schedule and track your volunteers so that you no longer have to stress about how many people will actually show up, or spend all day calling and sending emails to different people, trying to figure out when everyone is available. There's even automated reminders and the ability to sync e-calendars, so there's no excuse for forgetting a shift.
This is a great service to use for event fundraising, when you have to wrangle a large group of volunteers to help plan and manage something like a fun fair or walk-a-thon. It's especially useful for high school or elementary school fundraising, when you're trying to coordinate with working parents for after-school events.