Cheers to SISLT for using VolunteerSpot in their volunteer opportunities!
Please tell us about your organization and your volunteer needs.
Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe's main focus is to address women and children’s needs and raise money to help. Since we are an international organization, we have directed funds to other communities worldwide as well.
In particular, we have provided staffing for four concession tents at the annual celebrity golf tournament and have continued to participate for the last 26 years. The event has been sponsored by a variety of companies over the years and lasts six days. This year we needed to fill about 490 five-hour shifts.
Explain how you use VolunteerSpot to coordinate these volunteers.
After setting up the scheduling in VolunteerSpot, we send out invitations via VolunteerSpot to all of our members (about 100) and the SITS members. As the coordinator I love the fact that VolunteerSpot sends out reminders so I never have to worry about people forgetting.
Why did you decide to use VolunteerSpot?
A former member used VolunteerSpot with another non-profit organization for several years and suggested we give it a try last year. Prior to using VolunteerSpot, I was constantly connected to my sign-up binder. Now it’s all up to them - they can select their spots and change them whenever they need to - even in the middle of the night! Such freedom for me!!
What advice do you have for volunteers or their leaders out there?
Get familiar with VolunteerSpot before you get started - train your volunteers how to sign up beforehand and don’t be afraid to ask for help!
What else would you like our readers to know about your organization or volunteering?
Our club is very active and hard working! We get some great celebrities for the celebrity golf tournament - this year the big draw was Justin Timberlake! We also teach an abduction-prevention training in all the 4-6th grade classes every year. We developed this training after Jaycee Lee Dugard was abducted to make sure it never happened again. Jaycee’s mom helped us with that project. And we celebrated with a huge parade when Jaycee was found.
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