VolunteerLocal Features

VolunteerLocal

VolunteerLocal - effortlessly manage & schedule volunteers

4.75/5 (104 reviews)

VolunteerLocal Feature Summary

  • Add an online disclaimer/waiver
  • Add hidden fields to keep internal notes/data
  • Broadcast emails to all volunteers
  • Broadcast emails to specific jobs/shifts
  • Create unlimited jobs and shifts
  • Custom URL to keep your branding
  • Custom design to match your site
  • Custom registration questions
  • Drag-and-drop volunteers to new shifts
  • Group registration
  • Multiple admins + permission to control specific jobs
  • Password protect jobs to hide from the public
  • Social sharing tools built in
  • Volunteer application & status tracking
  • Volunteer check-in and check-out tracking
  • Volunteer export to CSV file
  • Volunteer search
  • Volunteers receive automated confirmation email

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Calendar Management
Certification Tracking
Contact History
Contact Management
Custom Fields
Customizable Reporting
Data Extraction
Data Import/Export
Document Storage
Duplicate Detection
Email Distribution
Employee Time Tracking
History Tracking
Multi-Channel Communication
Multi-Country
Multi-Location
Multiple User Accounts
Personalized Profiles
Real Time Reporting
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Remote File Access
Role-Based Permissions
SMS Integration
Scheduling
Search Functionality
Secure Data Storage
Secure Login
Skills Tracking
Task Scheduling
Time Clock Integration
User Management
Volunteer Management
Website Integration
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Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Assignment Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Built-In Database
Calendar Management
Certification Tracking
Contact History
Contact Management
Custom Fields
Customizable Reporting
Data Extraction
Data Import/Export
Document Storage
Duplicate Detection
Email Distribution
Employee Time Tracking
History Tracking
Multi-Channel Communication
Multi-Country
Multi-Location
Multiple User Accounts
Personalized Profiles
Real Time Reporting
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Remote File Access
Role-Based Permissions
SMS Integration
Scheduling
Search Functionality
Secure Data Storage
Secure Login
Skills Tracking
Task Scheduling
Time Clock Integration
User Management
Volunteer Management
Website Integration
Visit WebsiteCompare App
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Assignment Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Built-In Database
Calendar Management
Certification Tracking
Contact History
Contact Management
Custom Fields
Customizable Reporting
Data Extraction
Data Import/Export
Document Storage
Duplicate Detection
Email Distribution
Employee Time Tracking
History Tracking
Multi-Channel Communication
Multi-Country
Multi-Location
Multiple User Accounts
Personalized Profiles
Real Time Reporting
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Remote File Access
Role-Based Permissions
SMS Integration
Scheduling
Search Functionality
Secure Data Storage
Secure Login
Skills Tracking
Task Scheduling
Time Clock Integration
User Management
Volunteer Management
Website Integration
Visit WebsiteCompare App

VolunteerLocal Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about VolunteerLocal's features:

Anonymous
( company, 501-1000 employees)

Easy to use and helpful for recurring events,

2017-11-14

Simplified volunteer management.

Pros

Easy to use interface that makes managing volunteers a snap.

Cons

Some elements take repetition to remember where they are located on the menu. Some items aren't intuitive enough.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Gillian White

Wanaka Trail Ride review

2017-04-25

Creating jobs, scheduling shifts, communicating with our volunteers and exporting data was so straight forward and made our job so much easier.

Pros

A great tool to have on the scale of event I was working on. 100+ vols.

Cons

I also wonder if the higher levels give notification when a volunteer signs up or I may have missed this feature.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

I've used VolunteerLocal to manage volunteers at a large-scale music festival.

2018-04-20

Pros

As far as volunteer management softwares go, VolunteerLocal is good!

Cons

- Check-in portal doesn't always make it easy to find/filter individuals when checking in large numbers of people over a period of different shift times - Isn't easy to view a report of what volunteers are scheduled when (if dealing with several hundred volunteers in one day w/ lots of deployment locations)

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Source: Capterra
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Sally C

Great Resource!

2018-09-18

Pros

Our non-profit agency only holds a couple events per year, so it's great to have a free option for volunteer management that includes reporting and the ability to customize things exactly as we need.

Cons

I would like the ability to copy jobs from one event to another, but understand that's a feature available on paid plans.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jody White

Thanks VolunteerLocal!

2012-12-11

I would recommend Volunteer Local to anyone who is thinking and or needing an online management system!

Pros

Easy, efficient, streamlines well with multiple users.

Cons

I have not yet found any cons with the system.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Suzanne Neve

Amazing Service!

2014-06-06

The website is so user friendly on both the front and back end and it has totally streamlined our volunteer management process.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Mark Haiar

Great Product, Better Service

2018-09-12

Pros

It was also very flexible, every obstacle we came across the Volunteer Local team was able to find a workaround.

Cons

The only issue we have encountered was exporting information from Volunteer Local so we could import it into our Raiser's Edge database.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Carol Cain

VolunteerLocal helps us manage an annual 2-week event with 24 hour shifts of 100+ volunteers

2019-04-04

Key is that it is EASY for the volunteer and there is no need for remembering Yet Another Password.

Pros

We were ready to go again I loved the export ability so I could create custom reports for different job coordinators as their teams filled out.

Cons

We need that for volunteers who signup to help plan/coordinate the other volunteers in general.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kerri Sorenson

A Perfect Fit!!

2013-05-01

Having organized many PTA events over the years, I have sampled several online volunteer registration tools, but none passed the test.

Pros

- Quick Stats dashboard a big plus - Ability to export data into Excel - Technical support quick and knowledgeable

Cons

- Not one con.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Talisa Gula

Volunteer Local for special events

2012-11-16

Yes, I would recommend this for sure to any organization that needs to recruit volunteers. Thanks

Pros

Amazing support from Brian: thanks for all your efforts to make it streamline for our company easy to customize sign up sheets when working with numerous groups.

Cons

unable to generate a report after the event. downloading info: would pick certain titles: still showed the entire info in excel: still had to format the sheet, and delete columns

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Suzanne Landis

A true time saver

2015-05-24

A large group like ours (over 200 volunteers) and an 11 day festival, it's always a challenge to plan.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Sam Bosserman

Great Volunteer Management Software

2019-05-21

We are a non profit community festival and use VolunteerLocal as a sign up form for our 100+ volunteers. The Volunteers report the software as being easy to use and for the free version, we get a lot of features that help make my "job" easier.

Pros

I appreciate the dashboard and the way that volunteers can be viewed quickly as well as the opportunity to see what shifts are still needed to be filled at a glance.

Cons

We are using the free version so I know there are updates for the paid versions that we do not have access to that would probably help that.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jess Farley

Changed our entire work process.

2018-11-06

Having a central place to store, locate and alter volunteers is revolutionized our business process.

Pros

Volunteer Local is a user friendly, centralization system that has revolutionized our working system.

Cons

Sometimes the functions can be a little confusing, but on the whole it is fairly easy to use.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Vaibhav Mali

Call in all Volunteers

2019-12-04

He had trouble managing volunteer data over spreadsheet software.

Pros

He was trying to organize a small local meet and needed management software for volunteers. He searched for some software and after some good reviews he went for this one.

Cons

There should be an option for basic users too where they can find local users and if they are willing to volunteer with their available dates.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Heather Worrell

Reviewed Many other sites... ease of use was key!

2013-06-02

We have 3-4 day events with hundreds of volunteers. We needed something easy for them to sign-up on, but robust enough for us to track data.

Pros

I had been asked to review the volunteer management sites out there (found a great list of 'all' of them, or at least most).

Cons

There seems to be a bit of glitch with location when one is added, but very easy to fix after the fact.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Emily Boyd

VL Review

2013-06-10

I recommend this site to every volunteer group I'm engaged in!

Pros

Easy to pull reports.

Cons

Changing dates of event, you have to go into every shift to change the date.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Mitch Allen

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Product Review

2012-10-16

If there were a template that enabled users to make more changes to volunteer jobs, or event style it would be helpful.

Pros

User friendly, well designed interface.

Cons

A few glitches in how we listed tasks, or volunteer roles, emailed President with our suggestion/problem.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Albert Ngai

Robust and Easy to Use

2019-09-17

If I'm going to set up a large event that would involve a large event staff or volunteer corp., I wouldn't use any other platform other than VolunteerLocal.

Pros

. - Allows for customization of sign-up fields. - Easy to copy over the event for the following year.

Cons

It took a little time to understand how to copy events over from the previous year, but the staff was quick to reply and help us out over e-mail or even on the phone from Chicago to Toronto.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Cindy Dell

Volunteer Local

2019-06-18

We've used VolunteerLocal for several years as a charity for the Pittsburgh Marathon.

Pros

I can log on and easily pull reports of volunteers who have signed up.

Cons

I couldn't find a way to email all registered volunteers directly from the site.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Katie Colony

Flexibility is the name of the game.

2018-12-07

VL's online volunteer system works perfectly for our annual summer event, NL Blues & BBQ!

Pros

That there is flexibility built in that we didn't even know was possibly until the situation showed itself. Customer service worked patiently with us to make it all work seamlessly and quickly!

Cons

Not sure that I can think of any....so far it's all worked very well, from set up through reporting.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jean Harris

VolunteerLocal makes our events easier!

2018-12-11

We have two very large events that require over 100 volunteers for each day of the event.

Pros

Having an online portal for volunteers to sign up on is much easier to maintain than trying to keep all the many volunteers information on a spreadsheet.

Cons

It does take some time getting the jobs and schedules set up, but it's time well spent in the end.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Liz Westover

Volunteer Local

2018-11-12

Pros

Volunteer Local gives the volunteers control over when and where they would like to volunteer.

Cons

It does not integrate with our organisations CRM and the label printing function does not work with the volunteer name tags we use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Shawn Nicol

Coordinating Volunteers is Now a Breeze.

2013-06-12

It saves time and most importantly sanity. Volunteers find it easy to use and sign-up.

Pros

The application has so many features to maximize simplicity for both the coordinator and the volunteer. There are many tools available to critique and customize the application to fit your event.

Cons

Its hard to think of any cons considering how difficult coordinating volunteers was before discovering VolunteerLocal.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Victoria Wilson

Does what it was designed for.

2019-08-27

Keeping track of multiple areas and multiple volunteers at an event.

Pros

For someone familiar with the program, it's fairly simple and easy.

Cons

A lot has to do with how the event coordinator sets up the sign-up process to sign up for events.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Tara Pregnolato

Why I recommend Volunteerlocal.com

2018-11-13

It's very helpful when collecting volunteers and communicating instructions and details.

Pros

Ease of use and support. Volunteer Programmers hear from 100's of volunteers a day, especially when recruiting for an event.

Cons

Would be nice to have an easier way to archive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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