Track volunteer jobs for events
As a cooperative nonprofit, we rely on and require our members to complete volunteer duties (and charge them at the end of the year if they do not volunteer). So tracking volunteer jobs, enabling online sign-up, and then crediting them with completion is a critical function that WA today does not easily support. This requires us to use Google spreadsheets and other outside-WA solutions and it's a significant manual effort.
In our case, most volunteer jobs are associated with events (e.g., parties where volunteers work in shifts, or are responsible for bringing certain items; or a swim meet where you need parents to work as timers, runners, judges, etc.). So I'm proposing the following new functionality:
* Ability to define jobs to go with a particular event - probably best managed from inside the event
* Job definition would include: name of job, description of job, duration/hours, number of people required for each job to create the right number of sign-up slots (e.g., 5 jobs for setup, 2 for during and 6 for cleanup)
* Ability for members to sign up for jobs
* Ability for an event or job administrator to add/remove signups, and most importantly, mark the job as complete
* Ability to lookup a member and see what jobs they have completed
* Ability for an administrator to see what jobs are filled and open within an event
This is common functionality for swim team software such as TeamUnify. I'll try to attach some screen shots.
Mark Grimwood commented
It continues to be a significant issue for our club that WA have not seen fit to impliment this functionality. om sure so many clubs require a volenteer duty roster and at oresent we must load a pdf onto the website. The idea of having WA managing a duty roster and emailing members about the upcomming duty would be a significant feature. im just not sure that the WA team recognize how helpful this feature would be.
Linda, this is not dead, we just have not been able to get to it yet.
I have no suggestions so far, sorry.
Linda Stone commented
If you are not able to add the volunteer feature into WA then do you have a suggested outside volunteer program that would integrate into WA so that all information is in one place ultimately.
Linda Stone commented
I notice that the comments are from last year and started in 2013. Is this a dead issue? Our organization relies solely on volunteer hours and we even have a Volunteer luncheon where we acknowledge hours worked. It is vital that we have a means of incorporating this into WA.
Green Tea commented
I would also like to have a volunteer sign up option
Walt Bilofsky commented
I'm evaluating membership support software for our small volunteer yacht club.Without this feature, we can't consider WildApricot.
I am in favor of that a lot. Not all registree in events are participants; some are organizers with different tasks. Some have more than one task.
For this year we decided to use "10 authors" rule. Our 2014 roadmap currently consists of 83 wishlist threads with 10 or more different authors commented in them.
Robin Fine commented
We need exactly this.
Currently we are using Volunteerspot and though appreciative of it ; would prefer to have one streamlined website
Has this been added to the new update ?
I wanted to know before I added it to wishlist. How many people need to have the same items on their wishlist before you consider implementation ?
Dmitry Buterin commented
Matthew, thanks so much for the details, this really helps. This does seem like something we would consider in the future - though not within 2013. I would appreciate comments from other people who have similar needs.