Cat Herding: The Art of Volunteer Management

Our events can’t happen without volunteers, but keeping track of them can be a challenge. Learn about how software can help.

Several regional events now use an open-source volunteer database built by burners to help keep track of who is volunteering at their events. In this session we’ll be showing off all the features of the PlayaSoft Volunteer Database and discussing how Apogaea and other regionals use their volunteer database.

Volunteers can sign up for shifts online before the event starts, allowing event coordinators and department leads to know who will be volunteering and when. This is critical for determining which departments need additional support in the time leading up to the event.

During the event, the Volunteer Database can also be used to generate printable reports for shift leads to keep track of who is supposed to show up. After the event, additional reports can be run to keep track of who showed up for their volunteer shifts and who didn’t.

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Date & time: Sunday, 05 Nov 2023 10:30am

Location: Ellingwood B


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