Create a Set to find small or large service entries

Tip of the Week November 28, 2022 At times you may find abnormal service entries that have been created. For example, if you use the VicTouch module, sometimes a volunteer will sign-in for an assignment, reenter their PIN to check the schedule, and then click the sign-out button out of habit. Or if volunteers enter

Create automatic report to track Checklist items

Tip of the Week November 21, 2022 Volgistics includes a Checklist feature to help you track volunteer requirements. You can not only use the Tickler feature to find volunteers who are due, but you can also create an automatic monthly report showing volunteers who are due. To do this, the first step would be to

Search the Event Log or a volunteer’s Notes tab

Tip of the Week November 14, 2022 Each Volgistics account has an Event Log that records key events. Even though not every event in your account is tracked due to size limitations, the Event Log can still become quite long. This can make it hard to find one specific item. The same problem may occur

Why Volunteer Management Is Important

Why volunteer management is important

There are more than 77 million volunteers in America and many more people who are interested in getting involved in their local communities. However, managing volunteers and assignments can be daunting. Between the responsibilities like recruiting, scheduling, sending emails, tracking hours, and creating reports, many people may feel under-prepared to take on the challenge. Effective

Create Holidays to close the schedule on certain days

Tip of the Week November 07, 2022 If your organization closes or just keeps minimal staff on certain dates you can add the date as a holiday in your account. This will automatically remove all regularly scheduled volunteers from the schedule for the date you list as the holiday. If volunteers are needed on the

What Are the 20 Best Volunteer Traits to Look for?

What are the 20 best volunteer traits to look for?

Your volunteer organization works hard to make a difference in your community and beyond. You and many others dedicate time, energy, and resources toward your organization’s mission. When you look for volunteers to partner with your mission, you want to find people who will work toward those goals with as much dedication as you do.

Access the Store from Setup

Tip of the Week October 31, 2022 The Volgistics Store is where accounts can create invoices, pay for service, change service levels and perform other administrative tasks. Volgistics Administrators can access the Store by visiting www.volgistics.com, hovering over Try or Buy, clicking Store, and entering their credentials. But there is another way into the Store

9 Ways to Motivate Busy People to Volunteer

9 Ways to Motivate Busy People to Volunteer

Between family life and work, it can seem like there’s barely enough time to fit in a social life, let alone volunteering. However, while people feel busier than ever, the average person has more than five hours of free time every day. The challenge volunteer organizations must face is how to persuade people to get

Spread holiday cheer with Greeting Cards

Tip of the Week October 24, 2022 If your organization uses the VicTouch module, you can create holiday cards which will be displayed when volunteers sign-in. The setup options allow you to customize a heading and message, and choose a date range for when the cards will be shown. You can use the graphics that

Volunteer Orientation Success Tips (Template)

Volunteer Orientation Setting Volunteers Up for Success

Volunteers are vital to the success of many organizations. About 77.3 million people volunteer with at least one organization, according to the U.S. Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). These people perform a huge variety of tasks, from walking dogs, tutoring kids, and serving food at food kitchens to filing paperwork, running errands, and