Update Your Opportunity Directory

Tip of the Week May 16, 2022 The Opportunity Directory allows you to easily share information about your assignments with current and potential volunteers. The new version of the Opportunity Directory is out of beta, and the legacy version will be retired on June 15. Starting that day, anyone trying to access it will be

Finding and recording volunteer absences

Tip of the Week May 09, 2022 If your organization needs to keep track of when volunteers do not show up for scheduled assignments, Volgistics can help. The first step is to make sure all volunteer service for the date in question has been entered into the system. When this is done, you can create

Volunteer & Assignment Matching

Tip of the Week May 2, 2022 Volgistics includes features for matching volunteers and Assignments. Volunteers are considered as matching – or not matching – an assignment based on the selections on the Profile tabs for both the Assignment and the volunteer. The matching features can be a great way to find Assignments a particular

Protect Your Account with Strong Passwords

Tip of the Week April 25, 2022 Data security is often at the forefront of the news today. We strive to make your Volgistics account secure behind the scenes, and prevent unauthorized users from gaining access by using three-part authentication for login, and security blocks to prevent repeated login attempts. However, security experts feel that

National Volunteer Week

Tip of the Week April 18, 2022 National Volunteer Week has arrived! National Volunteer Week was established to inspire people to volunteer to make their communities a better place, to promote the recognition of volunteers, and to encourage volunteerism in general. The U.S. will celebrate NVW this year from April 17-23, 2022. In Canada, National

Here’s How Animal Rights Organizations Can Benefit From Volunteer Management Software

Here's How Animal Rights Organizations Can Benefit From Volunteer Management Software

Animal rights organizations and animal shelters rely on volunteers to manage donations, run events, and tend to the animals in their care. However, animal organizations experience various challenges that can make recruiting and retaining volunteers a complicated task.  Using volunteer management software for your animal rights organization can increase organizational efficiency. It can save administrators

Helpful Hints for VicNet Passwords

Tip of the Week April 11, 2022 If your organization uses the VicNet module, your volunteers will login to this module using their email address and their VicNet password. The VicNet Ground Rules page allows you to manage password settings, and volunteers can choose to update their password at any time by clicking the Forgot

Tips for Managing Library Volunteers

Tips for Managing Library Volunteers

Libraries of all sizes rely on volunteers to keep operations afloat. Whether they are organizing bookshelves or helping with local fundraising efforts, unpaid workers are responsible for a lot of the work behind a functioning library.  To successfully fulfill your library’s mission, managers should understand the best practices for managing volunteers as well as paid

Managing Volunteers’ Expectations  

Managing Volunteers' Expectations  

Volunteers are a valuable part of any organization. They provide labor to accomplish many tasks that would otherwise cost precious funds. In addition, the people who volunteer at your organization bring invaluable outside perspectives that enrich your organizational culture. In exchange, volunteers want to be treated like they are important parts of your team, just