Volunteering During COVID-19

Volunteering During COVID-19

COVID-19 has taught us many things. Some learned how to bake bread and others explored their cosmetology skills — but we all gained a deeper appreciation for our communities and the feeling of togetherness. For many, the coronavirus pandemic has generated a community-wide desire to give back to those in need. If you’re looking for ways

Create automatic report to track Checklist items

Tip of the Week November 23, 2020 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

How to Give Thanks for Your Volunteers This Thanksgiving

Turkey time is just around the corner, and it’s more important than ever to show your volunteers just how much you value them. Take this November as a time for giving thanks for volunteers, with some simple but effective tokens of appreciation. Recognize Them Online Create a post on social media that props up your

Search the Event Log or a volunteer’s Notes tab

Tip of the Week November 16, 2020 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

How Your Organization Can Promote Safe Volunteering During the Coronavirus Pandemic

How Your Organization Can Promote Safe Volunteering During the Pandemic

COVID-19 changed the way we do a lot of things, including volunteering. Help is now more necessary than ever across all organizations — in animal shelters, food banks, child care, hospitals, and more — and people are eager to assist their community.  As a compassionate volunteer organization, your priorities likely shifted to keeping your volunteers

Happy International Volunteer Managers Day – Day 5

We have been celebrating volunteer managers from all over the world by sharing their stories of success from this year. We received so many amazing stories that we had to spread our celebration out over a whole week! We are so thankful to be a part of celebrating your accomplishments. If you haven’t had the

Happy International Volunteer Managers Day – Day 4

Thank you for joining us for another day of volunteer manager success stories! This year has certainly had its share of challenges, but so many of you have still succeeded and thrived! It has been incredibly encouraging to hear your stories, and we are so happy to be able to share them! We received over

Create Holidays to close the schedule on certain days

Tip of the Week November 09, 2020 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

Happy International Volunteer Managers Day – Day 3

Welcome back for day 3 of our celebration of volunteer managers! November 5 was International Volunteer Managers Day, and we’ve collected stories from volunteer managers to share how they have succeeded this year! It has been incredible to hear how they have continued to serve their communities and organizations even in the midst of very

Happy International Volunteer Managers Day – Day 2

International Volunteer Managers Day was yesterday, November 5, 2020. To celebrate the accomplishments of volunteer managers this year, we collected many of their stories of success from 2020. However, we received so many incredible responses that we weren’t able to share them all in one day! So we’ve decided to extend the celebration and share