The app, called Volunteer Get Connected, is ready for your volunteers to download. It's free and it's simple to use. Here's what you need to know.
Why the App is good for you
Getting volunteers to use the app can help you in several ways.
- Capture more hours.
- Demonstrate value to donors and grant providers and community leaders.
- Increase engagement and participation with volunteers.
What the App Can Do
From their phones, volunteers can:
- Check their schedules for the opportunities they've responded to.
- Get notifications, including location-based notifications when they arrive at a volunteer site.
- Check in & check out when volunteering.
- Add hours later, if they did not check in and out.
The app is meant to be simple, so volunteers are limited in what they can do.
- Volunteers cannot sign up for new opportunities from the app. They will need to search and respond to opportunities from their browser.
- Waivers and qualifications also need to be completed from a browser.
How to get Volunteers signed up
Want to get your volunteers excited about using the Volunteer Get Connected App? Send them the text and links we've provided below. The links will take them directly to the app in their app store. From there, they will simply follow the prompts to download the app.
To send this message to your volunteers
- Copy the text you see between the asterisks below.
- Paste it into the body of your formatted email blast.
Not sure how to use the Email Blast? Check out this article on Reaching Out to Your Site’s Volunteers.
We have a new app!
With the app, you can
- See your schedule
- Get alerts, including location-based notifications when you arrive at a volunteer site
- Check in & out of your opportunities
The Volunteer Get Connected app is free to download and simple to use.
Choose the link that is right for you:
Then just follow the steps. (If you tap these links within your phone, the steps are simple and automatic. If you click these links from a browser, you will be asked to identify which device the app will go to - in most cases that will be your phone.)
Note: Be sure to turn on your phone's notifications and location services so that you can receive prompts when you arrive at a volunteer site.