VolunteerSpot Software


 

VolunteerSpot volunteer scheduling software provides online sign-up sheets and volunteer rostering, streamlines event organization and helps to increase turnout. With VolunteerSpot, event organizers can create sign-up forms and volunteer calendars. Volunteers are invited to join via a direct invitation or a link in a newsletter, website or social media post. Participants can sign up from any device without a password, and configure alerts and reminders to help them keep their commitments.

VolunteerSpot volunteer coordination tool is suited for organizations of any size. Three service plans are available: basic, premium and a special campus plan for K-12 schools. All account levels provide calendar sync, shift-swapping, contribution collection and more. Premium accounts include bonus features, such as custom branding, additional registration form fields and partner packages for state, regional and national organizations.

In addition to a full-featured mobile website, VolunteerSpot also offers a professional convenience app for iPhone and Android, and Clipboard, a virtual clipboard app for iPad.

 

VolunteerSpot - Dashboard
 
  • VolunteerSpot - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • VolunteerSpot - Sign up screen
    Sign up screen
  • VolunteerSpot - Service summary on mobile device
    Service summary on mobile device
  • VolunteerSpot - Clipboard on iPad
    Clipboard on iPad
  • VolunteerSpot - Sign up process
    Sign up process
  • VolunteerSpot - Accessible on any device
    Accessible on any device
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Amy from Harvest Community Church
Specialty: Churches
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Works for volunteer coordination

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We used VolunteerSpot for a short period of time before switching to another similar product that can be used for volunteer management and general sign ups. Our volunteers found this product difficult to use compared to the other product. For me as the volunteer coordinator it was easy to use and seemed to work well.

Pros

Ability to input recurring time slots, ability for volunteers to switch slots on their own without having to contact the volunteer coordinator

Cons

Volunteers found it confusing and difficult to use.

 
 

Amy from Girl Scouts, PTA
Specialty: K-12 Education

July 2016

July 2016

Too many user issues makes this a time waster

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Likes Best

Well, it's cute that you can customize at the end.

Likes Least

Can't change the date once it's set. A lot and I mean a lot of emails are sent even with reminders off. The links expire too quickly. Editing is so old school and not at all user friendly or intuitive. It is not any easier than send out a mass email. It feels very outdated and it is frustrating. Even sending a help message was overly exhaustive. Usually it's your email and the question. This was every detail possible just to ask a question. Insane.

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Not sure. Consider how easy it is, the cost, customer service and time

 
 

Susan from East Haddam BOE
Specialty: K-12 Education

March 2015

March 2015

My Review

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Likes Best

The email reminders they send are beneficial to me.

Likes Least

They can be too frequent and bothersome in my inbox.

Recommendations

Make sure the software doesn't hound people perpetually for more money.

 
 

TZAY from sjs international inc.
Specialty: Environmental

March 2015

March 2015

VolunteerSpot eReward

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It's easy to setup volunteer email invitation. It's easy to see which spots are filled, and the name for the spot.

Likes Least

Not popular for the vendor. People are not familiar for the signing up.

Recommendations

Try for setup for different events. The key is to get people's name to the spot.

 
 

Pam from Tammy hair & nails
Specialty: Healthcare & Hospitals

February 2015

February 2015

Great place I love it

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Everything, I love it. I would definately come back and share with all my friends and family.

Likes Least

Sometimes they are very slow and won't get my orders right but it's OK. I understand sometimes companies make mistakes.

Recommendations

Be careful and make sure everything is correctly done. If you have trouble then just call customer service, they will help you.

 
 

Pam from Eccles theater
Specialty: Philanthropic Foundations

February 2015

February 2015

Volunteer spot to organize ushers

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No cost and user-friendly. Can list multiple volunteer options and instructions for each event

Likes Least

I have not run into any issues or problems to list here.

Recommendations

Talk to otthers who have used it before you set up a season of volunteer events.

 
 

Jason from TC track club
Specialty: National Organizations

February 2015

February 2015

Awesome product

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Likes Best

Ease of software. Anyone can use the product or be trained in it

Likes Least

If it had a bit more integration, it would be good.

Recommendations

I would recommend this product. I don't know the others that well.

 
 

Nora from YWCA of Minneapolis
Specialty: Other

February 2015

February 2015

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Great customer service, no complaints from my volunteers!

Likes Least

Not very flexible in customizing emails that get sent to roster.

Recommendations

Check into how customizable the software is. Also important to make sure they have customer service reps that are responsive.

 
 

Jesse from Home
Specialty: Other

February 2015

February 2015

Works great

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It is easy to sign up every one for the tasks that need to be accomplished. Everybody knows what they need to do at sign up.

Likes Least

It is a little bit too time consuming. I would like to have something that is easier to learn so that more colleagues can use the same software.

Recommendations

Try it out and see what they think for themselves. They might like this or something else that is on the market.

 
 

Brandon from USAF
Specialty: National Organizations

February 2015

February 2015

My Review of VolunteerSpot

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I like its streamlined interface and ease of use. The user experience is phenomenal.

Likes Least

The webpages can get a little "busy" sometimes, distracting from an important task.

Recommendations

Use it extensively. Don't just sign up. It's a useful tool that can be made better.

 
 

Jill from Wallingford Board of Education
Specialty: K-12 Education

February 2015

February 2015

Conferences

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Once it's set up there's really nothing else to do.

Likes Least

A little time consuming the first time setting things up.

Recommendations

See how it might be possible for the intial setup to be quicker.

 
 

Kelly from HighPoint Global
Specialty: Other

February 2015

February 2015

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Easy to use. Great customer service. I have always had very nice interactions with the company.

Likes Least

I do not have anything negative to say at the moment. I have been very pleased.

Recommendations

Make sure that it fits your needs, so spend a bit longer in the requirements identification phase if you need to.

 
 

Jamie from Northwest Arkansas Mothers of Multiples
Specialty: Other

February 2015

February 2015

Volunteering made easy!

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The product is easy to use and will send calendar requests and reminders. It help facilitates participation.

Likes Least

I do not have any complaints about this product or vendor.

Recommendations

The best way to evaluate the software is to try it for an upcoming event.

 
 

Phankeo from TRAC-FLVN
Specialty: Governments

February 2015

February 2015

VolunteerSpot Review

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Likes Best

Free online sign up sheet, volunteer scheduling software, and volunteer management software

Likes Least

Need to fix errors in code syntax, need to hide email address to prevent spamming, and need to add more keywords.

Recommendations

We use VolunteerSpot any time we need to organize volunteers to bring something or work a shift. The calendar is easy to create/manage for a one-day event or an entire year of events. Like the automated reminders and volunteers like that, they don't need a login and/or password. We have been using VolunteerSpot for years.

 
 

Michael from BAC
Specialty: Corporations

February 2015

February 2015

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Likes Best

Find mutliple events in one place, whereas before, I would search multiple sites.

Likes Least

Because it is so vague, it is hard to filter our events that I am not intereted in.

Recommendations

Understand the pros and cons and systems this large create self limitations in their advancements

 
 

Kelly from Talent Plus
Specialty: Corporations

February 2015

February 2015

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Likes Best

Ease of transaction. It allows me as the coordinator to organize the volunteer needs we have and then allows employees to input their information directly, therefore cutting down on the amount of time I need to spend going back and forth in communication with each person.

Likes Least

I don't always receive the updates when new volunteers have signed up, so I need to check the site for the most up-to-date information.

Recommendations

This is a great tool that's free and easy to use! It not only keeps things organized but provides a calendar hold for each volunteer so that they'll have the reminder on their calendar.

 
 

Terrence from USO
Specialty: Governments

February 2015

February 2015

Volunteer Spot

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I feel its pluses are ease of use, computer usage is impersonal, it has been accurate for me and I can log in at any time.

Likes Least

I am not talking with a person and sometimes I don't get all the information I need to make informed decisions as to what I want to sign up for.

Recommendations

I can't think of any recommendations, other than to be certain to print out whatever they sign up for, for future reference in case there was an error.

 
 

Frank from Luu's
Specialty: Other

February 2015

February 2015

Great for organizing an event.

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Likes Best

It makes it easy to get volunteers for a cleanup project or similar.

Likes Least

Nothing bothers me about this service. It seems like a positive experience for all.

Recommendations

Give it a try. It is really easy to use and you get a quick response.

 
 

Charlsie from Oaks Dads Club
Specialty: Associations

February 2015

February 2015

VolunteerSpot Review

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Likes Best

Easy to use and understand; lots of email reminders; easy to share with others and to get them to sign up.

Likes Least

The promotion of other vendors can be a little distracting if they are way off from the reason we are using the product.

Recommendations

I believe others would really benefit from this product; it's easy to use and free!

 
 

Laura from Franklin
Specialty: Higher Education

February 2015

February 2015

Excellent service

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Likes Best

Easy to use, comprehensive, realistic and diverse site with many opportunities.

Likes Least

Not always the best categorization of opportunities available on the site.

Recommendations

Make it more comprehensive and easy to search the open opportunities.

 
 
 
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Sarah from Dillon House Events, LLC
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Will be using again

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success in getting everyone signed up for a task
was able to monitor so I was in the know of who had signed up, and what jobs were still needing to be filled. I like the notifications as well.

Source: Capterra
 

Arla from Music Fest
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Thumbs up!! Organized 100 people in a snap

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Organized, reliable, fast software that allowed us to obtain 100 volunteers with 300 man hours. What used to take hours of phone calls and days of planning was reduced to an hour of computer work and word of mouth and social media and email sharing. This gargantuan job because of a simple task.

Pros

Fast, reliable and time-saving!! Reduces errors and allows an entire group to view the schedule of volunteers!!

Cons

Perhaps the refresh could be faster but I think that's more of an internet connection issue. Otherwise, I have no complaints.

Source: Capterra
 

Eileen from Happy Feat Fundraiser, Inc.

May 2017

May 2017

Excellent resource for staffing our fundraiser.

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I didn't have to battle with a barrage of emails from volunteers looking to sign up to work at our event.

Source: Capterra
 

Sharon from E2 Parent Club
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Signups Made SUPER EASY!

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It saved me tons of time scheduling workers for our recent school carnival.

Source: Capterra
 

Renee' from MHS

May 2017

May 2017

I LOVE this site! We use it for securing test monitors at our high school each Spring.

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Pros

Easy to use, sends reminders to volunteers, sends weekly summary to administrator, reports allow you to see all volunteers with emails at a glance, free version

Cons

I have downloaded the app but I tested it as a user not the administrator. I do not know how to use the app as the administrator.

Source: Capterra
 

Eric from 90.9fm KRCL - Listeners Community Radio of Utah
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Really simple to use, both as a manager and from the volunteer side.

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Pros

The ease of use. We have a wide range of volunteers with a wide range of computer skills. Everyone is able to sign up, and I have had nothing but positive feedback from our volunteers about SignUp.com. The automatic reminders are great, being able to fun reports with hours is really great for tracking volunteer hours. When I run into other volunteer managers looking for a new system, I always bring up SignUp.

Cons

I do wish it had volunteer profile pages. I know not having them is what makes it so easy to sign up, but as a manager I do wish I could gather some more info from our volunteers. Also if it could feed into our database, that would be nice. To be able to cross reference volunteers and donors would be great.

Source: Capterra
 

Rob from Covington Catholic High School

April 2017

April 2017

Very user friendly

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I have been using the volunteer sign up website for about 3 years. It works great for both the manager of page and those who volunteer to sign up for our fund raiser

Source: Capterra
 

Arlene from Miami-Dade Region (South Florida Church of Christ- Youth and Family Ministry)
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

March 2017

March 2017

Excellent Tools For Organizing Groups

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Mar 26, 3:00 PM CDT

I absolutely love this site, it helps in organizing and getting others to help carry the financial & responsibility load that comes with doing events and fun stuff for our kids!! Every can participate in some way and even make details notes about what there are bringing or just commenting to each other. Thanks for creating such an outstanding system for "group" communication and planning!! Our church group's (Youth and Family Ministry) YNF is getting a lot of great support with events because of this site's easy sign-up feature!! And changes can be easily made by the administrator!! Thanks again.

Sincerely,
Arlene Chin
(Parent/Mother/Member)

Miami-Dade Region (South Florida Church of Christ- Youth and Family Ministry)

Pros

How your spots that you have committed to are organized and sent to your calendar to remind you. Easy to navigate back and forth from!!

Cons

Wish the memo we wrote would show up in the calendar.

Advice to Others

Keep on working on the features to help people organized every part of their life involving group organizing!!

Source: Capterra
 

Melissa from Oshkosh Cycling Club

March 2017

March 2017

Easy Enough for a Non-Computer Person to Use

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I am not a tech savvy person. Sign Up.com was super easy and intuitive to use. It didn't take a lot of time to figure it out and have it look good. It made managing the 30+ volunteers for my fund raiser event much easier. I will use it again and highly recommend it.

Source: Capterra
 

Dawn from Women in Film & Television Vancouver

March 2017

March 2017

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival 2017

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This is the third year in a row that I have used Signup for the volunteer requirements at the festival. It is easy to use, easy to manage and makes my life as volunteer coordinator so simple.

Pros

Ease of use and the fact that it's free to use.

Cons

Nothing

Source: Capterra
 

Ashley from Red Lion Area School District

March 2017

March 2017

made my life easier

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Loved using signup.com to get parent volunteers to help with my concert! It was an easy way to keep track and it made it very convenient to send emails!

Source: Capterra
 

Najja E. from Yield to the King Ministry
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

March 2017

March 2017

Remote Admin Support !

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SignUp is easy to use. I set the parameters and SignUp does the rest. I do not have to track who has signed up nor do I send out confirmations or reminder --SignUp handles the follow up. This simple process saves me time, energy, and money. I also love the reports and sign-up sheets that I can generate. Overall, this program is great and it helps me to be more efficient! Thank you

Pros

Easy to use. Saves me time.

Cons

The location tab is often missed by the volunteers who sign up and they reach out to me for the event address.

Advice to Others

No, not at this time.

Source: Capterra
 

Gene from Hog County Amateur Radio Association
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Volunteering made simple

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I have used Volunteer Spot / Signup.com now for two years and three different applications as I am the volunteer coordinator for all three. Signup allows our volunteers to check the calendar of events, select the date and time slot that works best for them and sign up, easy. The beauty of this program is that it then alerts me to the activities, when someone signs up and in some cases where they withdraw as well. I would highly recommend Signup.com to all volunteer coordinators or those who are managing volunteers. Thank you so much for also having a no charge version of this program for those of us who are doing small groups and nonprofits as well.

Pros

It makes being a volunteer organizer a lot easier.

Cons

None that I can think of.

Advice to Others

If you are a volunteer coordinator I highly suggest that you at least try SignUp.com. If you do not like or appreciate what it can do for you then discontinue using it. My guess is that once you get it set up and use it a few times you will love it, it gives your volunteers the power to choose their spot giving them some control. Now you may still have to send out email reminders if it is an ongoing event like I do to remind people to check their availability but that is okay too. Now if SignUp could just find us more volunteers........ Great program, try it out.

Source: Capterra
 

Kris from Kiel Booster Club

March 2017

March 2017

Planning made easy!

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I was one of an eight person committee who planned a fundraising event with the proceeds going to our high school booster club, which assists the high school co-curriculars financially. We had 80 volunteers who helped us out that evening and there were over 500 people in attendance. We made over $50,000 for this event! We couldn't have done it without our gracious volunteers and SignUp.com made the planning so easy!

Source: Capterra
 

Linda from UP200

February 2017

February 2017

Time Saving Tool!

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I've been using signup.com successfully for several years. This year we expanded use and managed sign up and communication with well over 500 volunteers for our weekend sled dog races, The UP200. Sign ups covered everything from race set up and start downtown to road crossings and checkpoints many miles away. The reports and communication tools were extremely helpful. We did need support a couple of times and were so appreciative of the quick resolution to our problems/questions. Thank you!

Source: Capterra
 

Stephen from Mid-North Food Pantry

February 2017

February 2017

Nerve saver

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At Mid-North Food Pantry we use SignUp.com for our daily volunteer scheduling and it is a real time and nerve saver.

Source: Capterra
 

Martha from NEST at Tabernacle Church

January 2017

January 2017

Nest homeless shelter vilunteers

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needing to fill 238 volunteer positions for 7 nights of emergency shelter in our church was a snap using signup.com! we had 85% success rate with signup.com and filled remainder via phone and word-of-mouth at church. I will definitely use this site again!:they track everything...sugn up nitifications to coordinator, reminder emails to vols, and even iffer a quick, simple method for saying thamk you to the volunteers. made my job so much easier!: and so simple to set up, even for tech-challenged person like me!

Source: Capterra
 

Justin from River Falls Wrestling Boosters, Inc.

January 2017

January 2017

So simple and functional. No need for Google Docs/Spreadsheets.

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We went from Google Docs / Spreadsheets to Signup.Com.
Exceeded all expectations; plus the bonus of being virtually set up for next year's event.
Gratitude.

Source: Capterra
 

Darlene from St. Clement Church

January 2017

January 2017

Made my event effortless!

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My event was on December 28th. It was my 2nd annual Christmas Dinner for the Homeless.

Last year anyone that wanted to volunteer to help out sent me an email. I had 174 volunteers! While that is wonderful that so many people wanted to help, it was a nightmare for me. Actually, it was the most difficult part of planning my event.

I had to return everyone's email. Usually more than once. My Co-Chair and I had to assign a job for everyone so that we didn't have 174 people showing up without an assignment. It was a nightmare.

Last year someone from our school/Church suggested that I use your software "signup.com" for our event next year. We use it at our school and everyone loves it. So this year, I decided what positions I needed and how many people and posted it. It worked perfectly! I only had to return a few emails this year and had just the amount of people I needed. 174 was WAY too many!

On the day of the event, I printed out a report with names and assignments and I was all set! The only problem I encountered was that I added the day before the event for some help with making gift bags and cookies. I only had 1 person show up because I don't think that the other people noticed that it was the day before the event, not the same day. It's hard to tell that they are separate. Other than that, it worked perfectly for me.

Thank you so much for making this available for free! It's really helpful for people like me that are working on a small budget.



Source: Capterra
 

Donna from Boy Scout Troop 219

January 2017

January 2017

SignUp.com helped SO much with our fundraiser

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SignUp.com is a great, inexpensive app! I used this tool to organize our annual Boy Scout fundraiser. Awesome! Allowed me to schedule shifts for all the volunteers, track who signed up for each shift and it sent out email reminders to all the volunteers before their shifts.
Great tool. Will use again.

Source: Capterra
 
 
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