If only we were using VolunteerSpot, a free online volunteer scheduling tool, everyone would know exactly what was needed when, without reply-all-ing the entire school.
The coordinator simply hops online, creates the necessary schedule of needs (slotting both people to participate and items for drop-off), and then she can easily email out the link or create a widget for posting somewhere appropriate, like on the PTA website. As an end user, you can then go peruse the calendar and slot yourself in when and where it’s convenient. The coordinator is kept apprised of calendar changes and can easily oversee the entire event, without having to enter every detail herself.
Easy peasy. And it saves me from hearing about how you can’t possibly be there Wednesday because your dog’s having surgery or whatever. So, you know, that’s good, too. -Mir
Check out VolunteerSpot before organizing your next school event. It’s free!