All nonprofit organizations need volunteers. Second to that, all nonprofits need a way to get volunteers and that is why having a volunteer registration solution is paramount no matter the organization. A volunteer registration solution could be as simple as a pen and paper signup application but in the age of technology, there are many options for nonprofits to boost their volunteer engagement and increase volunteer applications by simply being online. So, what’s right for you?
Three questions to ask to find the perfect volunteer registration solution:
How do you want to collect applications?
Before you get started, it’s important to think about how you want to collect new applications. Do you plan to have a form on your website? Are you going to send the application via email? Could you share it on social media to find new volunteers? With an online application, the avenues through which you can collect volunteer applications are many and you’ll want to take advantage of them.
How much time can you dedicate to the process?
Chances are if you work in a nonprofit in any capacity, you wear a lot of hats. If that’s the case, you likely don’t have as much time as you’d like to dedicate to a volunteer registration solution. For nonprofits with limited time to dedicate to implementing and maintaining a volunteer registration solution and process, you will want to look for “plug and play” solutions that are pre-configured and already based on industry best practices.
How many volunteers do you need and how often do you need them?
Knowing how many volunteers you need and how often their services will be required can help you determine the type of applications to create and will allow you to tell applicants up front when they can expect to be called upon. If volunteers aren’t needed on an ongoing basis, it is important that you have a volunteer registration solution that can stay engaged with them regularly so they don’t fall off or lose interest in volunteering with your organization.
See SimplyCast’s Volunteer Registration Solution!
If you’re ready to implement a volunteer registration solution, be sure to see if SimplyCast’s pre-built option is right for you! Configured with the best practices for volunteer engagement in mind, SimplyCast’s Volunteer Registration Solution will provide your nonprofit with an automated way to collect applications, communicate with volunteers, and more To see the solution for yourself, click here to sign up and a member of our team will walk you through it one-on-one.