7 Features to Look For in Volunteer Scheduling Software

7 Features to Look For in Volunteer Scheduling Software

Around 77.4 million Americans volunteered for 6.9 billion hours in 2017. With so many people dedicating their time to service, volunteer organizations must find ways to keep track of members and their impact on the communities they serve.  That’s where volunteer scheduling tools come in. By using a management software system, service organizations can spend

Compare 2021 Volunteer Service to 2019

Many organizations like to print year-end or quarterly reports showing how volunteer service numbers have changed from one year to the next. However, many organizations also consider 2020 to be too much of an anomaly, and prefer to compare this year to 2019 instead. To get this information, we recommend printing a service summary report

Track Multiple Addresses and Phone Numbers for Volunteers on Their Contacts Tab

Tip of the Week December 06, 2021 Volunteer addresses and phone numbers are stored on the Core tab of the volunteer record. In most cases this is sufficient to track the volunteer’s information. But sometimes a volunteer record may have more than one address or phone number you want to track, such as if the

Disable VicNet Access for Specific Volunteer Records

Tip of the Week November 29, 2021 If your organization uses VicNet, there may be times when you want to disable access for some volunteers. You control who can access VicNet overall by using the Status, and the Type and Flag settings on the VicNet Ground Rules page. However, there may be times when you

Message History Is Available on History Tab of Volunteer Record

Tip of the Week November 22, 2021 When you use Volgistics’ features to send email, Vic mail, or text messages to volunteers, a record of the messages sent to each volunteer is kept on his or her History tab. You can view this record to see if the message shows as being successfully delivered, or

Feature Update: Schedule Page

We just released an update that makes significant changes to scheduling inside Volgistics. You can still schedule volunteers like you’ve always done, but we’ve made it much easier to use schedule openings, since they are usually a better way to manage the schedule in Volgistics. Here are just a few of the advantages of using

Keep a Local Back-Up of Your Volunteer Data

Tip of the Week November 15, 2021 Volgistics includes the ability to create a local back-up of your volunteer data using Volgistics’ Data Export feature. One reason to save this data to your local system is to access to your volunteer data in a situation where your internet connection is down. However, there is another

Allow Volunteers to See Who Else Is Scheduled in VicNet

Tip of the Week November 8, 2021 If your organization uses VicNet or VicTouch, you can allow volunteers to see other volunteers who are scheduled by following these steps: Select Setup from the menu. Expand the VicNet link. Select Schedule tab. Under Volunteers can… select one of the options for showing who else is scheduled.

Use the Date of Last Activity Field to See When a Volunteer Served Last

Tip of the Week November 1, 2021 Volgistics makes it easy to see the last date a volunteer served with the Date of Last Activity field recorded in the Statistics box on the Core tab of the volunteer record. You enable this field to be shown by following these steps: Select Setup from the menu.

Make Assignments Inactive to Remove Them from View While Keeping Service Information

Tip of the Week October 25, 2021 There may be times when your organization no longer needs to track an Assignment record. In these cases, the Assignment can be deleted—but this will also delete the Assignment details from volunteer service records. The date and hours will remain for the service entry, but the Assignment information