Volunteer Scheduling for Non-Profits

In our blog, you may notice we often talk about new websites or logos we designed or custom Facebook landing pages we developed. What we often don’t talk about, for confidentiality reasons, are programming or web applications we've been working on. However, last week Steven Kallstrom showed us something he developed for a non-profit and we all thought it was pretty cool:

The Client: Make-A-Wish, Minnesota
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

What they needed: A way to organize multiple volunteers and schedule them into shifts to work. It had to be extremely easy for the end user because several people, some more computer savvy than others, would need to be able to operate the web-based tool.

What we built: A Volunteer Scheduling Tool. This tool helps Make-A-Wish schedule volunteers on line.

Why we like it: It's a big time saver and a highly efficient way schedule volunteers. The volunteers themselves actually go online and schedule the shifts they are available for. Make-A-Wish no longer has to use valuable take staff time to call or email their volunteers and attempt to track it all on a spreadsheet.

Steven said, "It was a small project (12-14 hours) but very rewarding to work on. It feels good to solve a problem especially for a non-profit and see the immediate results of your work."

Congratulation to Make-A-Wish on their new Volunteer Scheduling Tool!