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Looking for Great Software for Volunteer Management

Can you all recommend a great volunteer management software for a non-profit? I'm an AmeriCorps volunteer coordinator and we have over 200 volunteers that I have to track, including their hours, activities, etc. If it's a free software, that would be even better. What software have you guys had a great experience with? Thanks!
posted by Kombucha3452 on Nov 13, 2012 - 9 answers

Outdoor volunteering with kids in NYC?

I want to volunteer with an organization that introduces young people to outdoor experiences that they wouldn't otherwise have -- hiking, camping, rock climbing, etc. I've had a look at Outward Bound but it doesn't look like they take volunteers. What are some similar organizations I could check out? I'm in the New York City area.
posted by rsk on Nov 9, 2012 - 11 answers

Continuing forward from a disappointing, chaotic college experience

These were four miserable years, and they were supposed to be the best? I guess the best years still lie ahead of me? [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Oct 26, 2012 - 51 answers

How can I learn Spanish by immersion inexpensively?

Year off between undergrad and dental school. Optimally, I would like to go to South or Central America for the purpose of learning Spanish. Best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by mellosphere on Oct 11, 2012 - 13 answers

How to Run a Booth at a Fair

Have you ever manned a booth at a carnival, fair, or expo? I'm running a booth and selling items at a weekend fair that will benefit a volunteer organization. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Oct 5, 2012 - 23 answers

What's it like?

I have an interview this week for an assistant volunteer coordinator position at a local organization. I've done some volunteer management before but haven't had a position like this. If YOU have, or do, what's it like? Any advice for an interview?
posted by trillian on Sep 26, 2012 - 13 answers

Where can a bunch of people volunteer in the Seattle area?

I need a place where 50-75 people can spend a weekday (not weekend) volunteering in the Seattle area in late October. The only unacceptable answer is "go clean up this trail / move these heavy rocks / pull these blackberry bushes." [more inside]
posted by kthxbi on Sep 16, 2012 - 13 answers

Just Say Yes or No!

What's the best way to ask people to do what they say they will do and to answer emails? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Aug 14, 2012 - 37 answers

Where Do You Put Out A Casting Call For A Personal Project?

I am shooting a music video next month. It's a personal portfolio project and while my social group has stepped in beautifully, I still need people with certain traits/looks. Is there a place online I can post a listing to while also being upfront that it is an unpaid/volunteer gig? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jul 31, 2012 - 8 answers

Where to teach tech in SF?

I would like to be a teacher. Snowflake: of technology, to adults, in San Francisco, during evenings. [more inside]
posted by nominal on Jul 31, 2012 - 7 answers

Volunteer criminal background check deal breakers

Volunteering with youth - criminal background check deal breakers? [more inside]
posted by fieldtrip on Jul 17, 2012 - 17 answers

Can I spend £1k doing something useful in exotic supply chains?

Volunteering abroad; three week Supply-Chain-project filter [more inside]
posted by citands on Jul 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me come up with some unorthodox ideas to help my blocked 22 year old son

Can any of you suggest some situations in the world, in another country ideally, that need the help of a strong, courageous, smart, big-hearted young man and where there is at least one adult in charge of things who might command the respect of my son? These would have to be situations that do not expect payment from people coming to help. He would see that as a total scam. Long explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2012 - 74 answers

Looking for non-religious volunteer work in the Pittsburgh area

What kinds of volunteer work could I do that might give opportunities to get to know others, particularly in the Pittsburgh area? [more inside]
posted by Ryogen on Jun 4, 2012 - 10 answers

Are we wrongly telling our participants that they don't get taxed?

I'm trying to find information about taxes and volunteer paid experimental (non-clinical) studies. I work in a lab, and one of our participants told us a week ago that if a study pays (the volunteer) over a certain amount, it gets taxed. Can anyone tell me if this is true and give me an official link? We're in Philadelphia, PA, USA. I can provide any other relevant information you need. Thanks!
posted by two lights above the sea on May 24, 2012 - 6 answers

Sign up to bring cookies on Wordpress?

I'd like to create a sign-up form on my Wordpress site where when someone signs up for a task then that task disappears from the list of options. Possible? [more inside]
posted by al_fresco on May 23, 2012 - 1 answer

Volunteering in Tanzania?

Volunteering in Tanzania? [more inside]
posted by grak88 on May 18, 2012 - 6 answers

How can I put these skills to best use?

Can you think of volunteer projects that would make good use of the skills of a jack of all (academic) trades? [more inside]
posted by muhonnin on Apr 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Bad Laboratory Experiences

How do I bow gracefully out of this volunteer project with a professor that just isn't working out? And should I even? [more inside]
posted by Conspire on Apr 2, 2012 - 10 answers

What are you, little green thing?

Plant identification filter! What is this plant that's growing in my garden? Do I want it? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Mar 3, 2012 - 10 answers

What can I do about privatisation and cuts in the UK, other than protest?

I'm very angry about what's happening in the UK right now, including-but-not-limited-to: the unnecessarily savage and unequal budget cuts, the privatisation of our education, health and police systems, the scapegoating of vulnerable groups and the dishonesty and cynicism of the Conservative and Liberal Democrat politicians involved. Other than protesting, what active, concrete action can I take to fight or correct these wrongs? [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Mar 2, 2012 - 14 answers

Applied Feminism 101

This political campaign season has brought it to my attention that sexism is alive and well in America. Instead of sitting around with my blood boiling, what can I do? [more inside]
posted by ootandaboot on Mar 1, 2012 - 16 answers

How can I get back into SEM volunteer work?

Where would I look for charitable volunteer SEM opportunities? [more inside]
posted by reticulatedspline on Mar 1, 2012 - 5 answers

What's it like being a UN Volunteer?

Have you or anyone you know ever been a United Nations Volunteer? What is it like? [more inside]
posted by naoko on Feb 24, 2012 - 8 answers

Volunteering in Seattle

Know any good LGBT organizations in the Seattle area to volunteer at?
posted by carnivoregiraffe on Feb 22, 2012 - 3 answers

The death and life of languages

Help me sort out the best way to approach language preservation, as an academic interest and as a guideline for volunteer work. [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on Feb 21, 2012 - 16 answers

Help my sister find something awesome to do with her time

Junior in high school wants to do something "meaningful and impressive." She likes the intersection of science + culture/society + writing/journalism. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by jingle on Feb 4, 2012 - 8 answers

Quit my job and join Americorps?

I'm thinking of quitting my job to join Americorps, a program where you volunteer for a non-profit for a year and get paid a small living stipend. Am I completely out of my mind? Here's my background. I graduated from a small liberal arts college with a degree in a social science about 6 years ago and took an office job just to be able to pay my student loans and get health insurance. [more inside]
posted by aka_anon on Jan 19, 2012 - 14 answers

Post-college volunteer opportunities?

Post-college volunteer programs besides Americorps? [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Jan 4, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me find a a concern that can use me

What should I do now? I have no job, no child, no B.A., no debt, no mortgage, am female and am in my 40s. Help me see the possibilities! I have both no idea and every idea. [more inside]
posted by goofyfoot on Dec 30, 2011 - 21 answers

Activity-less in Seattle

What are some good social clubs / activities / volunteer-type things in the Seattle metropolitan area? I want to make more friends. [more inside]
posted by lockstitch on Nov 21, 2011 - 8 answers

What's the best volunteering?

How can I best evaluate volunteer opportunities? [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Nov 18, 2011 - 8 answers

LGBT-related volunteering in NYC?

What are some volunteer opportunities in NYC that involve working with the LGBT community? [more inside]
posted by Tin Man on Oct 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Fast and loose volunteer management

Jumping jesus on a pogo stick, we need a free volunteer management app. [more inside]
posted by Mrs Hilksom on Oct 3, 2011 - 7 answers

One Week Paid Time off Work - What Should I Do?

What is a great, inexpensive experience I could do for one week? [more inside]
posted by jmugrapler on Sep 18, 2011 - 13 answers

I already work for you for free!

Can you help me navigate a conflict situation regarding differing expectations for my responsibilities as a volunteer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 4, 2011 - 23 answers

Shifting into research - how?

Are there any options for getting research lab experience long after completing my undergrad degree? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Aug 3, 2011 - 9 answers

Volunteer or work full-time while completing a dissertation?

Do I do the smart thing or the desired thing? Volunteering at a place I love (with no money) or getting a full-time job (with money)...while working on a dissertation. Part-time jobs that pay a livable wage are few and far between, apparently. [more inside]
posted by amyshmamy on Jul 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Themes for activities for kids day camp

I've been asked to brainstorm for themes in which I can run a weekly or twice-weekly activity for an urban day camp for kids. Please help me come up with ideas! [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jun 16, 2011 - 8 answers

How do I decide whether to become a psychotherapist?

How can I actually decide whether to go back to school and become a psychotherapist? Is there anyplace in NYC where I could get some hands-on experience to help me decide if I want to do this? [more inside]
posted by chameleon on Jun 7, 2011 - 10 answers

Will a certificate in a social issue lead to a nonprofit job?

In what cases is it worthwhile, career-wise to take a certificate (e.g., non-degree) program in an issue that interests you and you'd like to work in? I am looking in particular at the Food Security program at Ryerson. [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos on May 18, 2011 - 4 answers

What volunteer work involves regular interaction with other volunteers?

What kinds of volunteer opportunities provide significant interaction with other volunteers? (And any suggestions for specific organizations in the DC area?) [more inside]
posted by EmilyClimbs on May 9, 2011 - 15 answers

Who needs the help of 120 7th-graders for a day?

Chicago filter: Where can I take 120 13-year-olds to do a service day in June? [more inside]
posted by orangemiles on Apr 12, 2011 - 12 answers

What will we make better today?

My company is encouraging employees to participate in community service activities by allowing us up to two full days to volunteer during work hours. What would be an appropriate activity for a small group to do together? [more inside]
posted by Sukey Says on Apr 11, 2011 - 24 answers

Oooh! Pick me!

How do you get on a nonprofit organization's board of directors? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Apr 9, 2011 - 22 answers

Finding a volunteer position related to cleaning up the oceans

I would like to volunteer at an organization that is committed to cleaning up the Pacific Gyre. I live in Vancouver. I am not interested in "awareness" or eco-tour style ventures, only organizations that are doing concrete, actual things that might need a hand. [more inside]
posted by dobie on Apr 5, 2011 - 7 answers

International children's organizations?

Which organized international child welfare/protection/rights agencies could use a volunteer lawyer? [more inside]
posted by grak88 on Mar 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Scrabble TRICKSTER? No! Never!

How do I help an organization that is in over its head when I am losing respect for the people (ok, one person in particular!) who run it? [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo on Mar 23, 2011 - 16 answers

PVO/NGO volunteer opportunities in relief effort in Japan?

What are some PVO/NGO that will enable me to volunteer in the relief effort in Japan? (I am willing to pay for my own air fare/accommodations/etc). Also, in terms of training, what are some programs or certifications that will help train/prepare me for going overseas?
posted by meta.mark on Mar 20, 2011 - 5 answers

How to like what I'm doing or do something different?

What can I do during my free time in Philly, that you have done yourself or a friend raved about, that will help me get more insight into possible careers? I'm trying to get out of a rut (of "I don't know what to do with my life and I hate what I'm doing") by trying new things that involve other people. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Mar 15, 2011 - 2 answers

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