How VolunteerSpot Helps Room Parents Communicate with Parent Volunteers
Free online sign up sheets from VolunteerSpot make it easier for parent volunteers to engage in the classroom, but they are also great for communicating with parents – check out 4 ways VolunteerSpot makes parent volunteer communication easy!
1. Posting sign-ups: Moving from paper sign up sheets available only on clipboards in the classroom to online sign ups makes it more convenient for parents to commit to help in the classroom. Email invitations and shareable sign up links that can be posted on the class site/blog and via social media gives all parents an equal opportunity to view classroom needs and sign up to help! 24/7 access, real-time updates, and mobile access too
2. Linking from sign-ups: A helpful new feature, linking from your VolunteerSpot activity signup is now easier than ever! Link to important forms, maps and permission slips right from a signup by simply including the link in your shift/task descriptions (make sure to include the http:// before your url). These links on the ToDo and ToBring descriptions are included in Reminders issued to their respective volunteers.
3. Messaging: Quickly relay updates and important news regarding your parent volunteer calendar, straight from your VolunteerSpot activity signup. Organizers can select volunteers by status and date and time signed up.
4. Sending Thank You notes: Send a ‘thank you’ message right from your VolunteerSpot activity signup. It’s simple – select specific volunteers or your entire parent community in your volunteer list and send a message of thanks to show how much their time and talents are appreciated!