Colleges and Universities

Events like Welcome Week, Homecoming and new student Orientation can bring together a unique and sometimes complex blend of community, faculty and student volunteers. VolunteerLocal provides an array of benefits to help any department leverage an on-campus volunteer force for programming throughout the year. Our system is also well-suited for service-learning initiatives; we feature a communication broadcast tool that allows coordinators to engage pupil volunteers in meaningful dialogue before, during and after the community service.


With VolunteerLocal, you can create multiple signups for different volunteer groups (e.g. students, community members and on-campus organizations) and customize the registration form for each page to collect the corresponding data you need from each group. Export volunteer hours, student ID numbers and organization names to measure your volunteer impact, and add locations to shifts for events that span across campus. Turn on social plug-ins so volunteers can share your event on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. When you're ready to go live, wrap the signup page in the look-and-feel of your existing website for a seamless registration experience.

Read about a few of our happy higher education customers:

Specific features for colleges and universities
  1. Public Landing Page to filter community, student organizational volunteers
  2. Social Plug-Ins (Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest)
  3. Add Locations to shifts
  4. Customizable Registration Form
  5. Communication Broadcast Tool
 
When I joined the board, we had a volunteer database on our website. I'm not a techie, but I'm savvy. I said, 'No. There is a better way to do this.' So we signed up for VolunteerLocal in early May and began promoting open volunteer positions in September--it was great. I could just click buttons to organize all my volunteers, whereas before I had to organize it all on Excel. VolunteerLocal has saved me days of work. Days! We're absolutely going to use VolunteerLocal again for next year's Suwanee Day celebration.
- Pascha Dudley, Suwanee Days

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