Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of VolunteerSpot. All thoughts and opinions in this post are my own.
Are your kids keeping you busy this fall? Mine sure are! Between school, sports activities, music practice, homework, and other activities, our schedule is packed. And I'm always volunteering to help (sometimes too often, but that's another blog post). Since I'm sometimes the volunteer who manages an event, I look for tools that make things run smoother for everyone in the group. One tool I rely on greatly is VolunteerSpot to organize volunteers easily.
VolunteerSpot is a FREE way to organize volunteers for any event–school, sports, potlucks, parties–you name it! With our annual neighborhood Halloween Party, or the one my moms of multiples club holds every fall, it's easy to set up a page of Spots telling helpers what's needed: bringing refreshments, set up/clean up, or manning the craft stations.
Are your kids doing sports this fall? And are you the “team mom?” Use the free version of VolunteerSpot to manage who's bringing snack and who's helping with the end-of-season party. With the handy app, you can even organize from the sidelines, and parents can sign up from their phones. I barely remember the “old way,” where the organizer had to keep a paper list of who was doing what, but it was a pain. This is so much easier, and I've found that as we've transitioned to online organizing, parents really appreciate it.
I especially love that VolunteerSpot sends out email reminders to each signee. It does the work for you, and volunteers appreciate getting that little nudge. If you're part of a group still using paper, suggest the free version of VolunteerSpot to your committee head. They'll thank you!