On a sunny afternoon, there is nothing more fun to spice up the summer than a FESTIVAL! Communities across the country are orchestrating festivals for our pleasure - music festivals, art and food festivals, 4th of July festivals, neighborhood festivals, parish festivals, strawberry festivals, folk and cultural festivals, and more!
What they all have in common is VOLUNTEERS! For festivals large and small, volunteers make them fun for the rest of us: greeting guests, taking tickets, providing entertainment, serving food, recycling cans and picking up trash, etc. VolunteerSpot's free and easy volunteer scheduling software has been busy powering festivals and making it easy for volunteers to sign up from Florida to Seattle this summer.
We thought it would be fun to highlight a few of our festivals and hear from our volunteer leaders.
This from Allie, the Volunteer Coordinator for the Highlands Summerfest in Atlanta, GA:
Wow! I am a HUGE VolunteerSpot fan! We signed up over 350 volunteers via Volunteer Spot, and it could NOT have been easier. The position of volunteer coordinator for Summerfest, has honestly been one that we've had to BEG people to take on, as it has been a job that required tons of time, and tremendous organization. However, because of this website where "Doing good just got easier," I've happily agreed to do the job next year as well!
Theresa, 4th of July Festival Chair from Orange, OH has this to say:
I love your site!!! I'm glad that I discovered it and I have been spreading the word. Thanks for not requiring a large login process for the volunteers. Simple is better! I knew there had to be an easier way to manage the volunteers. I'm currently organizing a July 4th Parade and Concert with over 3000 in attendance. Thank you so much for this tool!
And Sue, Parish Festival Chair from Portland, MI shared this with us:
VolunteerSpot worked GREAT for our Parish Festival! We got a rather late start, so I wasn’t sure how it would do….but, I heard a comment last night from one of the volunteers---who wants to use it again in the fall, for our Fall Festival.
And our favorite comes from Sofia, a volunteer who was signing up for the Warped Eco Iniative - a music and eco-friendly festival sponsored by Vans in 29 states this summer:
Hey VolunteerSpot - what's the deal? That was SO EASY to sign up - is it for real?!
Yes, we're for real - we take the hassle out of volunteering and make it point-and-click easy to sign up and help! Take a live or video tour now - click here.
Have fun at your local festivals this summer! While you're there, look around and thank a volunteer working to give you a joyful and memorable afternoon.
To see how VolunteerSpot works for recruiting and scheduling festival volunteers - please check out our March posting for a Best Practice from Chicago International Movies and Music Festival.