VolunteerLocal

by VolunteerLocal

Who Uses VolunteerLocal?

Thousands of events and nonprofits use our product; we cover just about everyone. Our heaviest users are festivals, race-related athletic events, and nonprofits with ongoing volunteer opportunities.

What Is VolunteerLocal?

VolunteerLocal is the easiest way to organize, manage, schedule and communicate with volunteers. Whether you manage a dozen or several thousand volunteers, our system will make your job easier. Your volunteer makes shift selections on a single page and is never required to create an account. Your volunteers will love you for making it so simple, which is why we call it "Happy Volunteering".

VolunteerLocal Details

VolunteerLocal

http://www.volunteerlocal.com

Founded 2003

VolunteerLocal Software - Job and shift summary.
VolunteerLocal Software - Schedule broadcast emails
VolunteerLocal Software - Create volunteer jobs
VolunteerLocal Software - Build volunteer shifts
VolunteerLocal Software - Create signup pages
VolunteerLocal video
VolunteerLocal Software - Job and shift summary. - thumbnail
VolunteerLocal Software - Schedule broadcast emails - thumbnail
VolunteerLocal Software - Create volunteer jobs - thumbnail
VolunteerLocal Software - Build volunteer shifts - thumbnail
VolunteerLocal Software - Create signup pages - thumbnail

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Starting price

USD 200.00/year
USD 119.00/month
USD 49.00/month
USD 199.00/month

Free Version

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Free Trial

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VolunteerLocal deployment and support

Support

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

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

VolunteerLocal Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Calendar Management
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Document Storage
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Live Chat
  • Member Directory
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Personalization
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recognition Management
  • Recruitment Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SMS Messaging
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Social Media Integration
  • Summary Reports
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Volunteer Recruiting

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VolunteerLocal Reviews

Read all 112 reviews

Average score

Overall
4.8
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Service
4.9
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.7

Reviews by score

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87
4
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Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >10,001
Jana D.
Jana D.
Community Activities Manager
Individual & Family Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/09/2018

"Great service"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/09/2018
Mohammed S.
Field Manager
Nonprofit Organization Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/07/2021

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

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/07/2021
Jennifer W.
Volunteer Coordinator/Communication Coordinator
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
    Unrated
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/04/2016

"Great service to many organizations!"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/04/2016
Marcia W.
Volunteer Coordinator
Music, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 02/09/2021

"I LOVE Volunteer Local"

Comments: Wonderful!

Pros: Over the years and with various organizations, I've used an array of volunteer sign-up programs. None come close to the user-friendly features of Volunteer Local (and a few were disasters!). Also, outstanding customer service--professional, personable and prompt.

Cons: There have been a few very minor points, but their staff always listens and makes efforts to improve the software for the next time around.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 02/09/2021
Tammi M.
event planer
Religious Institutions, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/01/2020

"Great customer service"

Comments: Good customer service and quick response. Easy to understand directions but without that I would have given up on using this option for our event to raise money for food banks.

Pros: The customer service was great, otherwise would not have been successful in setting up

Cons: Delete options were not very visable. Navigating the system to find what I needed or get back to the right page was not easily labeled. As of now, I cannot see who signed up to volunteer, just that the slots are filled.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/01/2020