About VolunteerHub

VolunteerHub is a volunteer management software used by nonprofit or charity organizations in engaging volunteers. The software has an in-built online volunteer signup module that helps users in registering volunteers for an event. The module provides volunteers with a user account where they can log in and get latest updates from the organization about the upcoming events. The application provides a customizable interface where users can set up industry specific fields as per the company needs.

VolunteerHub offers tools to build event-specific landing pages and automatic email registration verifications and reminders. The tracking functionality in the application helps staff members report volunteer involvement in the event. The software allows team members ...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

25 Reviews of VolunteerHub

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.08 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(8)

8

4 stars

(11)

11

3 stars

(5)

5

2 stars

(0)

0

1 stars

(1)

1

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Showing 1 - 5 of 25 results

May 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2018

We went from paper and pencil to our first volunteer software (VolunteerHu after extensive research.

Pros

We love how customizable it is and how we can make it match all of our other branding. We felt VolunteerHUb offered us the most options of any other available software.

Cons

Having to set up the system from scratch was very time consuming. Understanding the wording and how to set up the system isn't very intuitive at first but once you understand it set up is easy and tech support is fantastic!

October 2018

Tyler from So Others Might Eat (SOME)

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2018

Saves so much time with high demand, one-off or shift-based opportunities!

Overall I am very pleased with my VolunteerHub experience. When I joined the organization 1.5 years ago, we had been using its most basic functionality for a few years. Since then, I have learned from webinars, help docs and extremely responsive support team emails how to use nearly every feature. We've implemented each feature successfully, which has saved time and allowed us to rely on a huge pool of volunteers in new ways. Although I think the price increases have been a bit disproportionate to the increase in the number of active users we can have, VolunteerHub is meeting all of our major needs at the moment, and most of our minor ones, too.

Pros

Perfect for empowering thousands of individuals and group leaders to claim space in our twice-daily, year-round meal service opportunities with minimal initial interaction from our very small staff Volunteers can join groups (skills, interests, corporate, etc.), on their own or automatically through a customized link, and we can email those groups to recruit in a way more targeted than emailing all volunteers at once Easy to record volunteer hours automatically, and print useful nametags, with minimal interaction from a staff member, for opportunities with set start and end times (regular shifts, one-off opportunities, etc.) and to report basic attendance for those opportunities Automatic confirmation, reminder and thank-you emails Modify events, reservations, user groups, etc. in large batches and pull useful general participation reports Make notes about individual volunteers in their accounts

Cons

Volunteer Hub shines with scheduling volunteers for opportunities with set start and end times. Much more attention is needed for creating irregular opportunities and scheduling volunteers/recording attendance for them. For example, opportunities with flexible start and end times, just gauging interest in internships, and volunteers who don't stick to a regular schedule but are welcome any time, can be a bit complex in Volunteer Hub. Unfortunately, there is no dashboard or easy view of major trends Some of the text that administrators have no control over provides constant confusion for volunteers. For example, the sign in button(s) in the Kiosk feature say "new" and "existing users," which often causes first-time volunteers - who have created accounts at home - to create a duplicate account on-site (and we need volunteers to be able to create accounts on-site for other reasons). Very basic email generator

September 2014

Amanda from Children At Heart Foundation

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

4.0

September 2014

Stop Letting the Tail Wag the Dog and Use VolunteerHub

Before VolunteerHub, each call or email that came in from interested volunteers was receiving a personal response. Then I liken the next step to "pin the tail on the donkey", because you would tell them of opportunities guessing at which ones would be a good match. Time intensive, and not highly effective. Since VH, here's an actual example- Volunteer A calls and wants to do X. We don't really have a need for X. In the past we would either have to try to accommodate, or cut the volunteer loose. Now that we have VolunteerHub, Volunteer A calls in and is immediately directed to a list of current opportunities on the website. While X is not listed, Volunteer A found 4 other opportunities that he did like, and signed himself up to meet our actual need! Pros- We also use Blackbaud products and like the intentional product integration. We are a very complex organization, setting up multiple programs and sites. The software allows for this complexity all within the same database. We like the live support vs some of the competitors that require you to just read posts or email in for help. Cons- Lack of enough training time, and training seemed a little too flexible. "What do you need to know?" I don't know what I don't know. By the end of our given hours we hadn't covered some of the basic uses of the system. They have provided phone support, but reporting and exporting to me should certainly be covered during training. Everything is logged as an event. If you choose to automatically credit hours to volunteers, a simple 3 day drive would credit a volunteer with 72 hours, which skews reporting. We're getting to where we can't manually go in to fix these. Or tasks that could be done anytime- short of putting that in the description, it's confusing to volunteers. We have events with shifts of volunteers for child care. We'd like to have the ability to click on multiple groups/events and email all those volunteers one message. At this point, that is not easily done. We understand that continual product plans are underway, and any time we provide feedback on what we need, it is sent to development, so they are aware of the need for future roll outs. There may be a few cons, but we are pushing this product to the max. The freedom of posting our volunteer opportunities and allowing our volunteers to customize their experience based on what they want to do has taken our volunteer program to the next level.

December 2019

Heather from Heritage Foundation

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

2.0

December 2019

Volunteer Hub Didn't Work for Us

The person who helped me set up was nice but the program didn't work well for us. We couldn't easily copy big events that are the same each year.

Pros

We didn't have any pros. This product didn't work for us. We gave it a year but in the end we needed something different.

Cons

It seemed difficult to use and not end user friendly. Our users complained that it was much more difficult.

March 2015

Eliza from Habitat for Humanity

Industry: Civic & Social Organization

Time Used: More than 2 years


Ease-of-use

3.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

3.5

March 2015

VolunteerHub - customizable enough, with lots of usable features

Pros

I like that our users can choose to view the opportunities in different formats (date, calendar, or grid) and can skip to a certain date in the future. I like that we can create a one-page user form, so our users can see all the information they're asked to provide before beginning to input information into the form. As an administrator, I like that we can choose which fields are optional and which are mandatory, that we can create template events that repeat themselves (we just change the date), and that we can embed hyperlinks within the event descriptions to navigate users back to our website. I like that we can reserve events for a group and give the group leader a join code, and then the group members can reserve spots within that group reservation, while general users can reserve the remaining opportunities outside of the group reservation. Once the event fills, it will say "full" if users claimed the spaces, or "reserved" if we the administrators reserve the spots for groups on their behalf.

Cons

It would be neat if VolunteerHub appeared to be seamlessly embedded into our website, so that it used our URL, instead of VolunteerHub's URL.