The Importance of Volunteers

“The value that volunteers provide our organization is tremendous. We could not achieve our goals and provide the support we do to the community without our volunteer’s commitment to the cause,” said Mary Bachman, Director of Volunteer Resources, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

 

“I don’t know how to put into words how important volunteers are to our mission! Volunteers have given us around 29,000 hours of their time in the past year helping us reach our goals and provide an important service to the community,” said Hayley Harvey, Volunteer Coordinator, Humane Society of Sarasota County.

 

“Our volunteer program production is equivalent to 24 full-time employees…the value add is huge,” said Mary Cooper, Office Service Coordinator, St. Louis Area Foodbank.

 

Why Volunteer Management Software

“There was a lot of time spent sorting through Excel spreadsheets and reports for volunteer check-in prior to events. Also, a lot of hours went into printing paperwork before events,” said Austin Rippeto, Training Coordinator at Special Olympics Missouri.

 

“We had no clue who or how many people would come out and volunteer on any given day. It was a challenge to make sure we had all the volunteers we needed for each opportunity,” said Derek Perry, Volunteer Services Director at Habitat for Humanity of Collier County.

 

“We wanted to make information easily accessible for our volunteers at all times. I really believe that this is our supporter’s volunteer program and VolunteerHub is helping us to empower them to have ownership,” said Megan Maciel, Community Engagement Coordinator, Midwest Transplant Network.

 

“We needed a way to capture more data, track volunteers accurately, and enhance experiences,” said Ellen Weaver, Volunteer Resources Manager, Central Texas Foodbank.

 

“The time commitment necessary to schedule volunteers was eating up all of our manager’s time. We needed a solution to increase efficiency and better support volunteers. We also needed to improve our process and organization of volunteer data.” said Melanie McKean, Development Director, Preble Street.

 

“We realized we needed a solution to individualize each of our sign-ups for corporate sponsors that would automatically feed volunteer information into our database to save time and allow us to invest it in other areas of growth for our program,” said Megan Silbert, director of operations for Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain.

 

“Manual hour tracking and reporting used to take our team five or six hours to analyze a month. We knew that there had to be a better way to save and utilize these hours.” Rob Lemons, Director of Volunteer Services, Ronald McDonald Winston-Salem

 

 

The ROI of VolunteerHub

“Time saved is one of the primary ROI indicators that our organization looks at when selecting a solution and VolunteerHub is exceeding our expectations,” said Megan Maciel, Community Engagement Coordinator, Midwest Transplant Network.

 

“Being able to get real-time data about events and volunteers is one of my favorite features of VolunteerHub,” said Megan Maciel, Community Engagement Coordinator, Midwest Transplant Network.

 

“Prior to VolunteerHub we managed our volunteer program by hand. We had a system of spreadsheets, memory, and phone calls. The process was controlled chaos and was not allowing our team to use our time effectively and to its full potential.” said Mary Bachman, Director of Volunteer Resources, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

 

“VolunteerHub has helped to eliminate some back and forth that our old management process caused. Volunteers can now easily sign-up for opportunities that work for them. It’s a win-win.”  “Volunteers have transitioned to using VolunteerHub well. We have received little to no push-back from our online registration process,” said Mary Bachman, Director of Volunteer Resources, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

 

“VolunteerHub offers more strategic feature sets than other solutions when it comes to tracking and managing volunteers,” said Hayley Harvey, Volunteer Coordinator, Humane Society of Sarasota County.

 

“VolunteerHub is helping us automate tracking, schedule volunteers ahead of events, enhance our communication strategy, and understand volunteer data,” said Hayley Harvey, Volunteer Coordinator, Humane Society of Sarasota County.

 

“Prior to implementing VolunteerHub, we used multiple spreadsheets to manage volunteers. This method wasn’t an effective use of our time,” said Mary Cooper, Office Service Coordinator, St. Louis Area Foodbank.

 

“The group sign-up feature in VolunteerHub is great. The feature has really improved our ability to track and analyze supporters,” said Mary Cooper, Office Service Coordinator, St. Louis Area Foodbank.

 

“Volunteers have praised our organization for having an organized volunteer program and easy online registration process,” said Ellen Weaver, Volunteer Resources Manager, Central Texas Foodbank.

 

“VolunteerHub is saving our organization a lot of time to focus on pushing other areas of our program forward and to new heights,” said Ellen Weaver, Volunteer Resources Manager, Central Texas Foodbank.

 

“VolunteerHub’s Integration with Raiser’s Edge was one of the key decision-making factors when our organization was considering volunteer management solutions and which software to pursue,” said Melanie McKean, Development Director, Preble Street

 

“Our volunteer manager’s time has been able to significantly increase cultivation and recruitment strategies rather than spending such an enormous amount of time on scheduling volunteers,” said Melanie McKean, Development Director, Preble Street

 

“We absolutely love the landing page feature of VolunteerHub! We now have the ability to create and update individual pages for each of the companies we work with enhancing our corporate partnership capabilities,” said Megan Silbert, director of operations, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain.

 

“Our biggest gain from moving away from a manual volunteer management process to VolunteerHub has been the ability to fully take advantage of our incredible staff’s skills and capabilities without being hindered by other less impactful tasks, said Megan Silbert, director of operations, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain.

 

“The VolunteerHub team did a great job of coaching us through the set-up process and creating a solution that really works for our specific needs and goals.” Heather Rompel, Manager of Family Support Services, Ronald McDonald House Winston-Salem

 

“VolunteerHub has saved our organization hundreds of hours a year by streamlining our volunteer management process.” Rob Lemons, Director of Volunteer Services, Ronald McDonald Winston-Salem

 

“Having VolunteerHub has freed up time allowing our Volunteer Coordinators to focus on building relationships both internally and externally.” Kristen Hopkins, Volunteer Coordinator, City Rescue Mission

 

“Implementing VolunteerHub has greatly improved our communication process with our volunteers and has led to many new opportunities for volunteers to support our organization.” Kristen Hopkins, Volunteer Coordinator, City Rescue Mission

 

“We have seen a substantial decrease in “no shows” after implementing VolunteerHub.”  Christina Mitchell, Director of Volunteers & Events, Metropolitan Ministries

 

“The ability to create groups has helped our organization put the right volunteer in the right role.” Christina Mitchell, Director of Volunteers & Events, Metropolitan Ministries

 

“VolunteerHub allowed us to streamline communication by emails with volunteers. It also allowed us a central location to communicate with volunteers and endless flexibility,” said Austin Rippeto, Training Coordinator at Special Olympics Missouri.

 

“I went from keeping track of volunteers in an excel spreadsheet and manually emailing volunteers, to VolunteerHub that has allowed us to automate the process of volunteer signup,” said Arden Ellis, Volunteer Coordinator at The Birthday Party Project

 

“VolunteerHub has the ability to give limited access to party coordinators and ambassadors, in order to see the appropriate birthday party details, they were assigned to,” said Arden Ellis, Volunteer Coordinator at The Birthday Party Project.

 

“VolunteerHub has simplified every aspect of our volunteer management. Now, when people want to volunteer, they just go to our website. With one click, a volunteer can see all of the upcoming opportunities, register for an event that is appealing…and own it.” ~Barbara Massar, Executive Director of Pro Portsmouth, Inc.