We love building VolunteerLocal for you.

VolunteerLocal has been empowering athletic competitions, art festivals, music festivals, non-profit organizations and many other events all over the world since 2003. Born out of a need identified by Des Moines Arts Festival, our web-based software has proven to be a key component in managing the volunteer force that is so vital to events that range from Duck Derby Fundraisers to the World Masters Athletics Championships.

VolunteerLocal is proudly based in Des Moines, Iowa. Our software works anywhere you can access the Internet.


The VolunteerLocal Team

We are a team of artists and triathletes, writers and cyclists, technologists and skiers. We care deeply about our communities and we love seeing customers use our service. Reach us at hello@volunteerlocal.com.

Kaylee Williams Kaylee Williams - President, kaylee@volunteerlocal.com
Kaylee Williams is a business development specialist with a background in writing and community building. She has been actively involved in the Des Moines startup community as a coordinator for 1 Million Cups and a contributing columnist for the Des Moines Register's "Innovation Page." Kaylee is the Chief Volunteer Enthusiast at VolunteerLocal, focusing on strategic development through affiliate partnerships, direct marketing campaigns and creative community projects.

Lucy Williams Lucy Williams - Director of Operations, lucy@volunteerlocal.com
Lucy is a community builder with experience in customer support and working in nonprofits. She graduated from the University of Iowa after studying English and Creative Writing, and worked for institutions such as the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust and Donors Forum. She is a volunteer for several large nonprofits in the Chicago metro, and is committed to the importance of giving back to one's community. She is thrilled to be a part of VolunteerLocal's team and to work with such awesome clients!

Cece Kilat Cece Kilat - Customer Success, cece@volunteerlocal.com
Cece is a customer success advocate with a background in cloud technology and hospitality. She studied at the University of Kansas and Columbia College, earning degrees in both Journalism and African Studies. As a student, Cece was actively involved in the Student Relays Committee and Black Student Union. Today, she thrives in the fast-paced world of tech startups. When she's not taking in as much live music as she is lucky enough to experience in this beautiful city, you can find her belting out the greatest hits while perfecting her cooking skills. Send her a tweet at @CeceKilat. She'll gladly exchange recipes and discuss if it's actually possible to win Hamilton lottery tickets.

Jamaal Sanders Jamaal Sanders - Account Manager, jamaal@volunteerlocal.com
Jamaal is an account manager with experience in nonprofit organizations and youth development. A graduate of Second City, Jamaal has written, directed, produced and starred in many improvisational and sketch comedy shows all over his native city of Chicago. Jamaal is an active volunteer in the community at his former youth group, and supports this organization's fundraising efforts for mission trips and various events for youth in Chicago.




Strategic Advisors

Brad Dwyer
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Jeremy Harrington
Jeremy
Harrington
Brian Hemesath
Brian
Hemesath
Kellie Markey
Kellie
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Happy Volunteering!

Our service was built with these principles in mind:


Happy Volunteering is more than just a clever tagline, it's our sole focus.
Before VolunteerLocal, OFOAMs Volunteer Coordinator relied on back and forth emails, phone calls and handwritten spreadsheets to organize volunteers for the annual Ogden Music Festival (weekend after Memorial Day). Also before VolunteerLocal, our volunteers didn't have as much choice about where and when their shifts were and the communication they received about their shifts was sometimes confusing. We had an unhappy Volunteer Coordinator and unhappy volunteers! When our Volunteer Coordinator quit this year (no surprise), with no replacement in the wings, we thought we'd be lost without her. We spoke with other local non-profits about our dilemma and the GOAL Foundation highly recommended your service. In desperation, I signed us up for the free version and began creating jobs and shifts. I found the set up to be very user friendly and our friends at GOAL helped me with some of the finer points along the way. Our biggest challenge was getting our volunteers to use the online sign up, since they had been used to the old way of doing business. Since VolunteerLocal, our communication with volunteers has been clearer, the job descriptions helped them know what to expect and the confirmation email gave them their schedule without me having to lift a finger! Happy (but still looking for a replacement) "Volunteer Coordinator" and happy volunteers... thanks VolunteerLocal!
- Reba Nissen, Director, Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music (OFOAM)

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All plans include unlimited jobs, unlimited shifts and unlimited volunteers.

Discover

  • $200/event
  • $600/year (unlimited events)
    • 10 admin users
    • Printable report
    • Export all data to CSV file
    • Custom registration fields
    • Real-Time signup notifications
    • Blast emails to volunteers
    • Group registration
    • Move/copy volunteers
    • Copy event data
    • Archived event data
  • Get Started

Grow

  • $800/event
  • $2,400/year (unlimited events)
    • 75 admin users
    • Event check in/out
    • Import volunteer data
    • Password protected jobs
    • Job assignments for team leads
    • Custom design & URL
    • Toggle jobs online/offline
    • Saved reports
    • + Discover Plan features
  • Get Started

Conquer

  • $3,000/event
  • $10,000/year (unlimited events)
    • 200 admin users
    • Credit card processing
    • Shift-swapping
    • Name badges
    • Minimum shift requirements
    • Volunteer certificates
    • Bulk shift assignments
    • Flagged volunteer list
    • Responsive questioning
    • Facebook groups
    • + Grow Plan features
  • Get Started

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