Cheers to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation for using VolunteerSpot to help organize their camps!
Please tell us about your organization and your volunteer needs.
The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation was founded in the 70s to honor the hockey player Tim Horton and his love for children. The first camp was formed in Ontario and welcomed 200 campers, which has expanded to six camps across Canada. We host 18,000 young adults from low-income families and rely on nearly 1,000 volunteers to enrich their experience by organizing over 40 events each year.
Explain how you use VolunteerSpot to coordinate volunteers.
Our volunteer website links to VolunteerSpot sign-ups so volunteers can sign up on their own time and receive automatic confirmations and reminders. We want volunteers to be able to register for a time slot that is timely convenient in addition to geographically convenient. We have four different camps in four different time ones and two countries, so VolunteerSpot helps keep all of our lists in one place.
Why did you decide to use VolunteerSpot?
After comparing the capabilities of the different online sign up systems, VolunteerSpot offered the most flexibility with set up, and is easiest for our volunteers to use. As we rely completely on donations from individuals and businesses, the no ad option was a plus as well.
What’s one piece of advice you have for volunteers or their leaders out there?
Volunteers are unpaid not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless!
What else would you like our readers to know about your organization or volunteering?
We heard comments last year such as: “It was the highlight of my year”, “Best day yet”, “I know the day only goes until 5:00 pm, but I’m staying later”, “Next year, can I come more often?”, “Those kids are so amazing! What strength they have”, “My day with the Youth Leadership campers was awesome. These boys have truly great leadership and communication skills.”
We salute THCF and all the other programs making a difference in their communities. Check out how VolunteerSpot’s Volunteer Software can save you time and stress and boost parent involvement in your school. Take a tour today!