[TheThinkTank] Shift Calendar

A Westphal atwestphal96 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 27 12:31:07 PST 2019

Hello Gabriel,

Common Cycle in Ann Arbor, MI was used Google sheets as you described.  We
also explored the use of TimeCounts: https://timecounts.org/

I can't comment on if they are still using TC.  It has a lot of benefits,
and acts like a CRM.  I recommend it if you're really committed to diving
into a more active relationship with your data and volunteer contacts.  The
downside for your use is that it's not as easy to pop open the sheet and
check availability, because each user needs a login.  That's compared to
Google, where most users are already logged in to a compatible
email account, or you can simply allow public access.

Bikes Together in Denver, CO uses MyVolunteerPage from Better Impact.  I
only have experience with this on the volunteer end, not the admin side.
It's a good tool because it allows on-site timesheet check-in, and sign-up
ahead of time.  Based on my experience, volunteers are good about using the
check-in feature, but the sign-up feature doesn't seem to get a lot of
use.  Most people seem to depend on the same crew being available most
weekends, and those folks tend to communicate off-line about any gaps in
their availability.  Overall, these factors are cultural, so your mileage
with any given software may vary.


On Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 1:09 PM Gabriel Trainer <getrainer at bikefarm.org>

> Hello,
> Bike Farm is looking to keep an ongoing monthly shift calendar to keep
> track of who has signed up for a volunteer shift and which shifts need
> help. It would need to be viewable and editable by anyone. Does anyone know
> of something besides Google spreadsheets or calendar that would work for
> this purpose?
> Thanks for the help,
> Gabriel
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