Many food banks are looking for an easier way to acquire new volunteers, without creating additional work for their employees. Volunteers are a vital part of what the food banks around the world accomplish, so it is beneficial to everyone to have a simple way of gaining new members. Manually reaching out and trying to find people in the area who are interested, isn’t always ideal. The sign-up process can also be challenging, as staying in contact and keeping each potential volunteer’s information organized and secure isn’t always easy to do by hand. This is why SimplyCast is glad to introduce our digital solution, designed to help food banks reach out to new potential volunteers and provide them with an easy sign-up method. The Food Bank Volunteer Opportunities use case leverages digital communication tools like online forms, location-based lists, and volunteer recall.
Each person involved in this process has only a simple step or two to follow to achieve the goal of a smooth-running system. This solution makes it much simpler for clients to sign up, and stay updated on all things volunteer related. The target audience is primarily communications administrators and volunteer coordinators within food banks, as well as anyone looking for volunteer opportunities.
How to Use the System
SimplyCast predicted the need for a digital alternative to manually recruiting volunteers, and the entire sign-up process that comes along with it. There were many challenges that had to be addressed, which automation can take care of. A few examples are ensuring volunteers see notifications, targeting notifications to the right people, and gathering individuals with the relevant experience on a short notice. All of these are important when creating an efficient volunteer team, and we are going to outline how the digital tools can help achieve this outcome.
Step 1- Administration
Firstly, the administrator who is in charge of volunteer opportunity related communications for a food bank will send out a notification when a new role becomes available. They will do this using a central volunteer database with information filled out by online forms.
Step 2- Volunteer
Volunteers will receive this notification through their preferred method of contact that they selected previously (email, text message, phone call, etc.).
Step 3- Volunteer
In the case of a volunteer recall, those receiving the message can either respond to the text, click a link in the email, or dial a number into their phone to confirm that they are available to volunteer. This is fast and efficient, as well as accessible in whatever way the volunteer chooses to respond with.
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.
Don’t worry about scalability and security! SimplyCast is an ISO 27001:2013-certified company with data centers in the USA and Canada. This means we can assure you that your confidential data is safe on our secure server and the messages you transmit are completely encrypted. Our platform has the capacity to send 100,000+ messages every hour and allows 10,000+ concurrent sessions. We can also acquire additional gateways and servers if you need them.
Most importantly, we have a 99.5% minimum uptime. With our solution, you can have peace of mind.
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