When you set a custom short URL (eg. runsignup.com/MyRace) for your race, there is now a direct volunteer page redirect that makes it simple to share if you are using our volunteer system:
We have added the following tags to volunteer email communication: %TIME_SLOT% %TASK_LOCATION% %TASK_INFORMATION%
Volunteer Comments is an alternative to Volunteer Questions, and gives the race the option to have volunteers populate the Volunteer Notes field during volunteer registration. The race can turn it on in Volunteer Setup then the volunteer will see this: and when they fill it out and register, the race can see it and edit […]
Some races have large lists of Volunteer Tasks (some even have hundreds). We have implemented the same drag and drop reordering capability we have on content and menu pages. The option is at the bottom of the Volunteer Task page: After you click on Edit Order, you will see all of your Categories and Tasks. […]
We have added an option to check if volunteers are signing up for overlapping timeslots. The option is under Advanced Options in the first page of Volunteeer Setup under the Tasks.
We have added an option to limit Volunteers to only sign up for 1 task at a time. The setting is in the Advanced Options section at the bottom of the first page of Setup Tasks.
We have added a Priority field to Volunteer Tasks. It is set on each task: It will show to Volunteers like this:
You can set passwords on each Volunteer Task. We have added the ability to add a password that covers all Volunteer tasks. This is set on the first page of the Volunteer Setup at the bottom under “Advanced Options”:
We have added Volunteers as a simple list in EMail Marketing. This makes it simple to include Volunteers on emails, or to use the EMail marketing system to communicate directly with them. They appear in both the Send Email quick pick list, as well as when building custom lists. Since it shows each Task, you […]
We just added a quick links option for E-mail Customization on the bottom of the Volunteer Setup page to customize the notification emails.
We have added “anchors” to the Volunteer page that the public sees, and then created an easy way to link to them from the Race Dashboard: Clicking on this in the dashboard will send you to the Race Website Volunteer Page: with a URL that you can use to copy and paste and send […]
We had a suggestion from the Best in the West race series: Language on the sign up page: I like the minimum maximum feature you offer. When I have the minimum and maximum set as the same number the display to people browsing positions is “ (0 total / 1 more needed) “ This is […]
We are starting some clean up items on the Volunteer system. The first small change is to remove the “SignUp” button in the header image when people are on a Volunteer Page – so they do not get mixed up and click on it and get redirected to sign up for the race.
Now that the Volunteer system has been out for more than a year, we have added the ability to select the year on the Volunteer -> Report page.
We have made a bunch of small updates to the Volunteer System based on customer suggestions. On the report instead of showing “0” available, show task as “Full”. Updated some buttons to clarify actions – like replacing “Volunteer” on a step with “Continue”. We had found some volunteers were dropping out at that point because […]
As part of our continuous improvement efforts, we have done a number of small updates on the Volunteer System. Renewal – we now allow for simple renewal of your Volunteer information along with the race. You have the option of just renewing the tasks and so forth, as well as all of the Coordinators and Volunteers. […]
We have a series Customer Case Studies, in which we take your stories and share your challenges and successes as a learning tool for other RunSignUp users. This CASA Superhero Run Case Study focuses on creating a family-friendly event, cultivating fundraisers, and creating a positive volunteer experience. View the PDF Version of the CASA Superhero Run Case Study CASA […]
We have a series Customer Case Studies, in which we take your stories and share your challenges and successes as a learning tool for other RunSignUp users. This Tomoka Marathon Case Study focuses on using RunSignUp as a central data point for everything from registration to race day and volunteer coordination. View the PDF Version of the Tomoka Marathon […]
The new Volunteer System has an extensive email communication capabilities built in to facilitate managing coordinators and volunteers. It automatically sends emails to coordinators and volunteers that are added manually. It also provides a mechanism for the volunteer manager and coordinators to send emails. Here is a quick video that shows the major portions of […]
Here is a Manual for using our new Volunteer System: https://runsignup.blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/volunteer-manual-2.pdf The manual includes documentation for migrating your volunteer registration from DoItSports, including import mapping, Volunteer Tasks & Categories, Volunteer Questions, Reporting, and Volunteer Communication.