What Is CiviVolunteer

 

CiviCRM

 

CiviVolunteer is an extension for the leading Open Source CRM, CiviCRM.org

Many organizations have successfully used CiviCRM to manage their volunteer programs, but for some time, there has been a growing desire to bring the various features of CiviCRM together under one extension and streamline the process of configuring CiviCRM for a volunteer program. In addition, there are some new features that the CiviVolunteer extension will add to CiviCRM.

CiviVolunteer is under development and needs your help to become a reality by the winter of 2013.

 

Managing Relationships

 

CiviVolunteer helps you identify who in your base are volunteers or potential volunteers. Classify your volunteers by their interest in your programs, or by their abilities. Track your volunteers from sign-up, training, performance, and follow up.

Pre-made as well as custom reports will help you gauge program participation and effect, and give recognition to volunteer teams or individuals.

 

 

Planning

 

CiviVolunteer is designed to be flexible for different types of volunteer programs. Be they one-day events, or open-ended programs, you can specify your program needs for different volunteer roles, locations, or resources (clipboards, tables, shovels, sports equipment, etc.). Define volunteer roles and attach pre-requisites such as training, certification, or background. Create your schedule with ad-hoc shifts, recurring events or flexible schedules.

CiviCRM

CiviVolunteer is an extension for the leading Open Source CRM, CiviCRM.org Many organizations have successfully used CiviCRM to manage their volunteer programs, but for some time, there has been a growing desire to bring the various features of CiviCRM together under one extension and streamline the process of configuring CiviCRM for a volunteer program. In addition, there are some new features that the CiviVolunteer extension will add to CiviCRM. CiviVolunteer is under development and needs your help to become a reality by the winter of 2013.

Managing Relationships

CiviVolunteer helps you identify who in your base are volunteers or potential volunteers. Classify your volunteers by their interest in your programs, or by their abilities. Track your volunteers from sign-up, training, performance, and follow up. Pre-made as well as custom reports will help you gauge program participation and effect, and give recognition to volunteer teams or individuals.

Planning

CiviVolunteer is designed to be flexible for different types of volunteer programs. Be they one-day events, or open-ended programs, you can specify your program needs for different volunteer roles, locations, or resources (clipboards, tables, shovels, sports equipment, etc.). Define volunteer roles and attach pre-requisites such as training, certification, or background. Create your schedule with ad-hoc shifts, recurring events or flexible schedules.

Recruiting

Use CiviCRM and CiviVolunteer to survey your constituents for interest in your programs, background and abilities, and availability. After you create groups in CiviCRM, you will be able to start allocating constituents to your volunteer teams and shifts. Track your email and phone call appeals, schedule follow-ups, or create workflows to ensure volunteer training.

Training

Use CiviEvents to register Volunteers for trainings. Track their attendance and create a proficiency test to ensure they are ready for their tasks.

Skill Matching

Use CiviVolunteers tools to define skillsets, then create an email blast to query your constituency for people that possess those skills. Create an alert so that you will be notified when a potential volunteer registeres theirs skills.

Scheduling

Much of CiviVolunteer is polish on CiviCRM core functionality. The Scheduling interface however represents a wholly new addition to CiviCRM. Read more about what we envision for this interface at: http://civicrm.org/blogs/ginkgomzd/civivolunteer-make-it-happen Easily search and sort your contacts and load them into the Scheduling interface. Drag and drop makes it easy to try out different scenarios and see where you have holes that need to be filled.

Tracking

Tracking is essential for measuring the effect and success of your volunteer program. Have volunteers sign-in on event day or report on the number of hours they volunteer. Use ready to use reports to compare scheduled to actual volunteer time.

Recognition

Many organizations give recognition to their hard working volunteers through rewards programs. CiviVolunteer will aid you in tracking and awarding recognition or incentives to your volunteers.