VolunteerLocal

VolunteerLocal - effortlessly manage & schedule volunteers

About VolunteerLocal

Still using spreadsheets to manage your volunteers? Google Forms and back-and-forth email chains? Perhaps you've even tried an online solution but found it to be more cumbersome and confusing than helpful?

Let us show you another way. VolunteerLocal is the best, simplest and most powerful online solution for volunteer scheduling, coordination, communication and retention. It's easy-to-use, which means no learning curve for your or your fellow staffers - and friendly to your volunteers, too: we don't require them to create usernames/passwords to sign-up.

We care about user experience (that's you!) and volunteer experience. That's why we'll never bother you or your volunteers with ads. In addition, we can custom design your volunteer sign-up pages to match your website, meaning that your volunteers will never even feel like they're using a different software.

We don't believe in a one-size-fits all approach. Let us grow with you - enjoy unlimited volunteers, jobs, and shifts.

VolunteerLocal is incredibly versatile; we work with organizations and events that have even the most complex volunteer programs. Create flagged volunteer lists, generate and save detailed volunteer reports with 'ratings' to help you track your best performers, and publish branded, on-site credentials with one-click. We even offer a mobile app, native to both iPhone and Android devices!

Our customer support is unparalleled. Reach us by phone, email, or live chat!

Pricing starting from:

USD 200.00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of VolunteerLocal

Time to do the rest of your job: drop the spreadsheet, Google Doc and overflowing inbox. Everything you need is in our system to coordinate your volunteers.

No stress: our service is running around the clock to show volunteers what spots are available. You don't have to deal with the scheduling nightmare - and the spots disappear as they fill online.

Get up and running quickly: just a few clicks and your event can be online in minutes. We provide real-time support to get you started and anytime throughout your recruitment process.

Happy volunteers: our one-page signup will make your volunteers love volunteering for you. That's why we call it Happy Volunteering.

Are you the Executive Director for an event that relies on a volunteer coordinator? If so, this service will keep him/her coming back every year because it simplifies the job so much. We often receive thank-you cards, t-shirts and (once) even dried cherries from our happy customers all over the country!

Business size

S M L

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premises

Markets

Australia, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

USD 200.00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to VolunteerLocal

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VolunteerLocal Software - Communication feature lets you send an email to everyone or a select group
VolunteerLocal Software - Color coded reports identifies where you are short on volunteers.
VolunteerLocal Software - Customize your registration form to ask any question you'd like.
VolunteerLocal Software - The volunteer signup process is incredibly simple.
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VolunteerLocal Software - Communication feature lets you send an email to everyone or a select group
VolunteerLocal Software - Color coded reports identifies where you are short on volunteers.
VolunteerLocal Software - Customize your registration form to ask any question you'd like.
VolunteerLocal Software - The volunteer signup process is incredibly simple.

Features

Total features of VolunteerLocal: 32

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Calendar Management
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Document Storage
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Member Directory
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Personalization
  • Recognition Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SMS Messaging
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Summary Reports
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Volunteer Recruiting

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5
(130)
Value for Money
4.8/5
Features
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Support
4.9/5

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Jana
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  • Industry: Individual & Family Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great service

Reviewed on 05/09/2018

VolunteerLocal has been an invaluable service for Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS) and our...

VolunteerLocal has been an invaluable service for Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS) and our annual special event, the YESS Duck Derby. The site is incredibly easy to use and the communication features make it easy to share shift updates and last-minute details to volunteers all in one place. I highly recommend VolunteerLocal for anyone managing an event that utilizes volunteers.

Pros

I love the ease of use, both from the administrative side as well as the general user.

Cons

There can be some clumsiness if you choose to only confirm a volunteer once they have clicked a link in an email to confirm. In the interim the shift does not appear to be filled, so you can end up overfilling a shift pretty easily. It would be nice if it could place a "hold" on the shift for maybe 24 hours or some set amount of time.
There is a simple solution to this, though, which is just to change your settings so that the shift is automatically confirmed.

Mohammed
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

The self-service portal is so easy to use, and fits perfectly into the spirit of volunteering

Reviewed on 20/07/2021

VolunteerLocal makes it possible for us to organize large numbers of people to participate in our...

VolunteerLocal makes it possible for us to organize large numbers of people to participate in our programs in the shortest possible time. Because it allows applicants to broadcast their participation directly from the application to their social media pages, we are able to multiply our reach quite efficiently without any additional marketing costs. And the best part of all is that, volunteers can be given an option to contribute and make donations to the cause during registration or after they have completed their service. A win win for all!!

Pros

Most volunteers are simply looking for a way to give back to the community. And what is great about VolunteerLocal is that there is an integrated payment processing platform that allows volunteers to give more than just their time. And because it is presented as an auxiliary and optional feature, volunteers neither feel pressured to donate nor have to struggle to give if they want to.

Cons

The reporting and analytics features are quite inadequate. And there should be an easily composed dashboard for quick progress updates to enable coordinators better update themselves with the state of affairs in real time.

Alternatives Considered

Volgistics

Reasons for Switching to VolunteerLocal

VolunteerLocal offers much more comprehensive support for self-service by applicants.
Maria
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Volunteer Local Review

Reviewed on 20/07/2022

My experience has been excellent. Implementing the system was smooth and is easy to use. I can't...

My experience has been excellent. Implementing the system was smooth and is easy to use. I can't say enough about customer service. They are very attentive to answering your questions in a timely manner. They genuinely care about making sure the software meets your needs.

Pros

The software was easy to adapt from our previous system. It is easy to set up and use. The software can be adapted to meet your individual needs which was really helpful. The training was excellent. No question was too stupid to ask. Customer service is outstanding. Very friendly, patient and response is very quick.

Cons

There are too many screens that you have to go through to sign up for a shift. They are working on streamlining the process.

Jennifer
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Great service to many organizations!

Reviewed on 28/04/2016

I like the ability to look at the dashboard and see where numbers are at whenever I would like in...

I like the ability to look at the dashboard and see where numbers are at whenever I would like in real time. I think that in the communication program, it should list names along with email addresses when you select who will be receiving information. If I have to log out of the communication area to look this information up, I lose where I am at and have to start over again. Not particularly convenient. Also, there should be a way for us as administrators to print name tags for volunteers for specific jobs. With larger events this is very necessary and requires us to export the information and somehow figure out how to integrate with our own database. Mostly user friendly but with the expense of a paid program I think it should be a bit more sophisticated.

Kyle
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Awesome Customer Service

Reviewed on 03/06/2022

Love these folks. They work with us on pricing. They understand events and the customer service is...

Love these folks. They work with us on pricing. They understand events and the customer service is something they should brag about.

Pros

It is clean to look at and clean on the user interface. I also LOVE their customer service. They are responsive and helpful!

Cons

The learning curve can seem a little daunting but the customizability if part of what makes this software so great. You don't have to know everything on the back end to use it but you can get lost in the weeds.

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VolunteerLocal FAQs

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VolunteerLocal offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: USD 200.00/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Our volunteer scheduling and management software comes in three different plan types to fit the needs of the wide range of organizations we serve. We offer per-event pricing for festivals/events/races and annual pricing for program-based organizations such as a nonprofit. Sign up for a free trial without any financial commitment - no credit card info required.

VolunteerLocal has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

VolunteerLocal supports the following languages:

English

VolunteerLocal supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

VolunteerLocal integrates with the following applications:

Blerter, DonorPerfect, Neon CRM

VolunteerLocal offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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