Food Banks are a vital asset to many communities, and put a lot of work into providing individuals with the products that they need. They have a lot of different daily tasks to handle to ensure everything gets done, and people receive whatever it is they are looking for. This is why volunteers are such an important part of the food bank’s process. They are able to provide extra help with anything needed that day, and keep all of the products and information organized. However, recruiting these volunteers can be tricky to do manually. Managing communications regarding volunteer opportunities can be made much simpler with automation. Spreading the word that there are food banks in need of volunteers, and providing an easy way to become a part of their team are a few of the ways a digital solution can help. More specifically, ensuring volunteers see notifications, targeting notifications to the right people, and gathering volunteers on short notice. SimplyCast presents the Food Bank Volunteer Opportunity use case, which leverages communication automation to increase engagement of potential volunteers.
There are many perks to switching over to the Food Bank Volunteer Opportunity automated system, but a few specifics include reducing the time spent sharing volunteer positions, keeping potential volunteers informed, and calling in help on short notice. These are all very important factors to the food bank’s process, and we are going to give a more in-depth explanation of each in this blog.
The Benefits of an Automated Solution
Automation can make a lot of the components of volunteer organizations much simpler for everyone. SimplyCast foresaw the need for a system like this, capable of improving the outreach and signup process for food bank volunteers. With the help of a collection of digital tools, both food bank administrative staff and their interested volunteers can communicate and coordinate to ensure everyone is kept up to date on the latest opportunities. There are many different benefits to opting for an automated solution, but we have identified a few of the key ones for you.
Quickly Shares Opportunities
Instead of taking the time to reach out to each individual volunteer, and see if they are available, the automated system sends out a mass notification. This saves the food bank a significant amount of time, and gets them the volunteers they need for the day, much quicker. They also won’t have to spend time taking phone calls, or other messages that are reaching out about volunteer opportunities, as the system will make sure everyone who wants to be updated receives all the information they need.
Keeps Volunteers Informed
This solution keeps interested volunteers in the loop regarding new opportunities, location information, and how to become a part of the process. They don’t need to reach out to food banks to inquire about volunteering, as once they have signed up for updates, it will all be handled automatically.
Gaining Help on Short Notice
Sometimes things come up unexpectedly, and more help is needed than planned for. Having a way to reach out to a large number of people on short notice, and recruit some extra volunteers for that situation is beneficial to the food banks. With the digital solution, the required number of people will be reached, given an easy way to respond, and once the amount has been reached, everyone else will receive a thank you message and be given an update.
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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