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CERVIS
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Online, phone during business hours
  • Registration management

CERVIS has three plans to meet the needs of organizations large and small. The Basic plan gives users the ability to post volunteer opportunities online, order background checks, and develop custom volunteer applications and sign-in forms. Standard users have access to everything in the Basic plan along with the ability to track volunteer hours, print name tags and mailing labels, set up custom access levels, and integrate with an external CRM tool. The Premier plan includes everything in the Basic and Standard packages plus automated reminder emails, interactive event maps, and the ability to manage online requests for volunteer support, among other advanced features.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Unlimited volunteers and administrators included in every plan
  • Discount available for annual billing

Cons

  • No member directory

What Customers Are Saying

Users love how customizable CERVIS is, including the ability to set up multiple locations, and they also enjoy built-in features such as waivers and geofencing. The app's cost-effectiveness, flat pricing, user-friendly platform, and reliability and responsiveness of its customer support teams are also frequently touted benefits.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Basic: $25/month
    • Standard: $100/month
    • Premier: $150/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Membership Management
    No
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Online, phone during business hours
  • Registration management
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Volgistics
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: Online during business hours
  • Self-service portal

Volgistics is customizable, which means users can turn off features they don't need, hide unused fields, and create custom reports. The software also makes it easy for administrators to email or send text messages to their volunteers. Using data stored in the system, Volgistics enables users to message volunteers matching specific criteria, send automated reminder emails, and highlight volunteer opportunities that need to be filled. The monthly fee includes all maintenance and technical support, making it more affordable to run a successful volunteer program. Additional features include third-party integrations, a self-service portal, and calendar management.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Supports organizations with multiple volunteer sites
  • Secure data center protects sensitive information

Cons

  • No membership-management features

What Customers Are Saying

Volgistics users praise its flexibility, documentation abilities, and superb customer support. They also love its customizable reports and the many features that allow them to organize over 1,000 volunteers quickly and easily from the software's simple yet comprehensive database.

Summary

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Volgistics
  • Starting Price
    • $17/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    30-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Membership Management
    No
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: Online during business hours
  • Self-service portal
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Volunteer Impact
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours
  • Member directory

Volunteer Impact makes it easier for nonprofit organizations and government agencies to manage their volunteer programs. The intuitive interface gives users quick access to a variety of features, including tracking tools, volunteer profiles, and a robust scheduling module. Users have the flexibility needed to set custom scheduling rules, ensuring only qualified volunteers are allowed to sign up for each opportunity. Volunteer Impact also makes it possible to create a self-service volunteer portal, giving volunteers more flexibility and freeing up administrative staff for other activities. Additional features include detailed reports, third-party integrations, and the ability to create a member directory.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Enables express volunteer check-in with QR codes
  • Self-service portal can be customized with an organization's branding elements

Cons

  • Low-cost plan only supports up to 50 volunteers

What Customers Are Saying

Users recommend Volunteer Impact because of how easy it is to set up and track volunteer hours. The ease of the software's comprehensive customization options is also frequently lauded. Even those who aren't tech-savvy can engage with the portal easily.

Summary

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Volunteer Impact
  • Starting Price
    • 50 Volunteers: $240/year
    • Up to 500 Volunteers: $876/year
    • Up to 5,000 Volunteers: $4,344/year
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Membership Management
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours
  • Member directory
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VolunteerHub
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: Online, phone during business hours
  • Calendar management

VolunteerHub is designed to help organizations maximize the ROI of their volunteer programs. Built-in scheduling tools give volunteers the power to manage their own schedules, giving administrators more time to focus on other aspects of program management. The software also has robust event-management tools, letting users create custom event pages and event groups and ensuring all roles are filled with qualified volunteers. An interactive calendar makes it easy for volunteers to browse upcoming events, access detailed event information, and register as needed, while the registration module allows administrators to register entire groups with just a few clicks.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Integrates with Blackbaud CRM tools to merge volunteer management with donor management
  • Ability to create custom event pages

Cons

  • Plus and Pro plans have a setup fee in addition to the regular monthly fee

What Customers Are Saying

VolunteerHub users love that this platform has a points system, keeps waivers in one place, and lets them email specific groups of volunteers and handle event sign-ups from one simple hub. Users also appreciate that its customizable system matches all their other branding and creates custom reports.

Summary

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VolunteerHub
  • Starting Price
    • Plus: $150/month
    • Pro: $260/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Membership Management
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: Online, phone during business hours
  • Calendar management
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VolunteerLocal
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Online, phone during business hours
  • Integrations

VolunteerLocal offers three monthly plans to suit organizations with varying needs. The Discover plan supports up to two admin users and makes it possible to send event blasts, copy event data, export data, and receive real-time notifications. For larger programs, the Grow plan supports up to 10 admin users; this package includes everything in the Discover plan along with the ability to import data, register groups of volunteers, create password-protected volunteer opportunities, and customize event pages. The Conquer package, which supports up to 50 admin users, gives administrators the ability to create name badges, send SMS messages, create message templates, and produce volunteer service certificates in addition to the features included in the other plans.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Multiple plans available for programs of different sizes
  • Ability to create custom fields and reports

Cons

  • Discover plan is limited to two admin users

What Customers Are Saying

Users praise how easy VolunteerLocal makes it to organize, schedule, manage, and communicate with all their volunteers. The software handles unlimited volunteers over many different shifts and tasks, and it lets users sort reports in ways that make them easy to search.

Summary

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VolunteerLocal
  • Starting Price
    • Discover: $600/year
    • Grow: $2,400/year
    • Conquer: $10,000/year
  • Free Trial/Demo
    14-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Membership Management
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Online, phone during business hours
  • Integrations

How We Chose the Best Volunteer Management Software

Many companies offer software designed to help volunteer managers carry out their duties. With so many different options and price points, it can be difficult to choose one. We looked for software that has a variety of volunteer management features, integrates seamlessly with other productivity tools, and has robust reporting capabilities.

Volunteer Management Features

Volunteer managers have many responsibilities, from recruiting and hiring new volunteers to planning special events. In some cases, volunteer managers are also charged with keeping track of supplies or managing an inventory of donated items. We looked for software that makes it easy to perform a variety of tasks, including membership management, calendar management, and registration management.

Integrations

Even the best software can't replace every tool used for volunteer management. That's why it's so important for volunteer management software to integrate seamlessly with other software packages. We looked for software with as many integration options as possible to help maximize productivity and increase efficiency.

Reports

With the right software, it's possible to track volunteer hours, determine which events are the most popular, and identify trends that could indicate the need for additional volunteers in certain roles. To make it easier to sort and analyze data, we looked for volunteer management software packages capable of producing in-depth reports.