Food banks are often in need of new volunteers to help them complete their daily tasks. Informing people of these volunteer opportunities can be challenging to do manually, as it brings on some key issues that need to be addressed. A few examples are ensuring that volunteers are seeing the notifications, targeting notifications to the right group of people, and gathering volunteers with the required skills on short notice. How can food banks tackle these issues and ensure they put together a group of volunteers in a timely, efficient manner? A digital alternative can take on these factors, and provide a solution. By using an automated system instead of manually handling all of this information, companies are ensured that they improve the engagement of volunteers through personalized outreach.
SimplyCast presents the idea of the Food Bank Volunteer Opportunities use case, created to help provide key information about volunteering to the right people, and ensure food banks get the help they need. This system leverages automated communication technology to discover potential volunteers and simplify the sign-up process for everyone involved. This is an easy to set up, 3 step process that we will guide you through in this blog.
It only takes a few elements to create a digital food bank volunteer solution. By implementing this set of automated tools, as opposed to operating manually, food banks make it much easier for volunteers to seek out opportunities and sign up. This benefits everyone, as it is easier to become a part of the volunteering process, and the food banks themselves don’t have to put any additional strain on their employees. Overall, it is a much better alternative to doing things manually, and it only takes 3 easy steps, which we have already outlined for you.
Step 1-Multi-Channel Notifications
Notifications can be shared with volunteers through a wide variety of platforms. Some examples include emails, text messages, and phone calls. By allowing volunteers to choose which method works best for them and their schedules, you are ensuring that they receive notifications, and they don’t get left unread.
Step 2-Targeted Notifications
When notifications are sent out, filters can be added to send messages to specific volunteers based on any decided criteria. When filling out a digital form, they can specify any needs they may have, and receive notifications accordingly. By using targeted filters, notifications will be sent out only to those who have the required skills or are interested in a certain role. This eliminates any uninterested, or inapplicable cases in the system, without having to manually figure it out.
Step 3-Volunteer Recall
When volunteers are required for a specific role or task on short notice, a recall can be formed and sent out to all volunteers, asking if they are available. A threshold can also be created so only the needed amount of volunteers are asked to come in. After the threshold has been met and the correct number of volunteers have been reached, anyone who responds will be given a thank you message, as well as an update that the opportunity has been responded to and taken care of.
That’s all it takes to create an effective volunteer opportunity notification system for food banks and it’s only scratching the surface of what is possible when it comes to using digital technology to improve communication notifications.
The SimplyCast platform is a no-code platform that allows anyone to build and edit their solution. As a result, this solution is fully customizable, it can be tweaked or altered to meet the exact needs of every institution.
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