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VolunteerHub – Volunteer Software

VolunteerHub (a product of Carr Engineering, Inc.) is a leading volunteer software for nonprofits and other organizations. Since 1996, VolunteerHub has helped organizations manage over 5 billion volunteer hours. In addition, our system has handled hundreds of thousands of users and events. Our cloud-based approach to volunteer management gives our clients the flexibility and control they need.

The original version of VolunteerHub was first developed in mid-1990s to assist with volunteer registration at the University of Michigan’s campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Since its humble beginnings, this Software-as-a-Service has expanded to include one of the widest feature sets commercially available. VolunteerHub streamlines event and volunteer registration, tracking, reporting, and recruiting.

VolunteerHub Timeline

  • 1996 – University of Michigan’s Habitat for Humanity campus chapter is established by Carr Engineering, Inc’s President Michael Carr and friend Eric Allenspach
  • 1997 – The first web-based version of VolunteerHub is launched
  • 2000 – VolunteerHub is adopted by HFH affiliates in Southeast Michigan
  • 2004 – Use of VolunteerHub surpasses 100 organizations and 3,500 volunteers
  • 2005 – VolunteerHub v2 is released with enhanced features and performance
  • 2006 – VolunteerHub v3 is released with advanced security controls
  • 2006 – VolunteerHub use surpasses 13,500 volunteers and 200 organizations
  • 2011 – VolunteerHub exceeds 1,000,000 event registrations since its inception
  • 2013 – VolunteerHub exceeds 5 billion volunteer hours managed
  • 2014 – Integration with Blackbaud’s suite of CRMs announced
  • 2015 – Blackbaud selects VolunteerHub as official launch partner

About the Founder

Michael Carr is the president and founder of Carr Engineering, Inc. Michael holds a doctorate degree in computational electromagnetics from the University of Michigan Radiation Laboratory. In 2003, Dr. Carr began building Carr Engineering in tandem with working as a leading research scientist at The Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to leaving OSU in 2006 to dedicate his full attention to Carr Engineering and its products, Dr. Carr led graduate student teams in a wide variety of research projects involving electromagnetic theory and techniques. In his spare time, Dr. Carr is an amateur radio operator (callsign N8YDC), a private pilot, an Eagle Scout, and an active volunteer.