[TheThinkTank] Volunteer Management Technology

David Oliver nowhere3 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 31 14:06:32 PST 2022


If you haven't already done so, I would take a look at the software page on
the Bike Collectives wiki: https://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/Software

On Mon, Jan 31, 2022, 4:58 PM Kickstand <kickstandbikes at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi  Alexandria,
>
> Thanks for sharing! I'm also curious what others use and if there are more
> conducive "all in one" platforms out there.
> At Kickstand Community Bikes in Vancouver BC, we use the following:
> - We use google sheets for scheduling
> - Google forms for tracking volunteer hours,
> - Slack and email for daily communication
> - Mailchimp for newsletters
>
> Thanks,
> *Ally Henderson (**She/Her)*
> *Program Coordinator*
>
> *Kickstand Community Bikes*
> 1187 Parker St. Vancouver BC, V6A 2H3
> *Hours of Operation (As of August): *
> Mondays: 5pm-9pm
> Wednesdays: 5pm - 9pm
> Thursday:  6pm-9pm  WGQT night
> Fridays 5pm-9pm
> Sundays: Closed for the summer
>
> *As a volunteer-run shop, our hours may change on short notice, *
> *please check our social media for updates.*
> Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/Eastvan.Kickstand> • Twitter
> <https://twitter.com/kickstandbikes> • Instagram
> <https://www.instagram.com/kickstandcommunitybikes/>
> eastvankickstand.org
>
>
> On Sun, Jan 30, 2022 at 5:13 AM Bayley VanderCrowd <
> bayley.vanderpoel at velocitycoop.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi Thinktank! I’d like to share how we track our volunteers and see how
>> others track them.  We’re looking for something more integrated.  Are there
>> any commercial off the shelf software you use? Maybe we’re missing
>> something easier and better.  With that said, Vélocity Bicycle Coop in
>> Alexandria Virginia does the following:
>>
>> -We use a Google form for volunteer shifts.
>> -We use a Slack channel to communicate to the others when we’ll be
>> volunteering
>> -We use Meetup.com for volunteer nights. (If anyone is interested in
>> setting up a meetup group for free, we have a free group to giveaway.  Just
>> LMK!)
>> -We use a Google form to track what hours volunteers have performed.
>>
>> Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.  Thank you
>> everyone!
>>
>> Bayley Vanderpoel
>> Board Member
>> Velocity Bicycle Coop
>> Alexandria, VA
>> --
>>
>> Bayley Vanderpoel
>> VéloCity Bicycle Cooperative
>> Bayley.Vanderpoel at velocitycoop.org
>> 703-863-4464
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