How can I make a volunteer group?

One of the best features of POINT’s dashboard is separating your volunteers into groups. You can track hours and data for particular churches, schools, businesses, or groups of your own volunteers. You can even make private events for people in these groups so you don’t have random people signing up for your event.

Groups can also function like a tag so you remember where volunteers came from. Think “Board Members”, “Background Checked Volunteers”, or “Sunday Night Volunteers”.

Psst – volunteers can be in as many groups and subgroups as you’d like!

Here’s how to make this happen:

  1. Navigate to the “Groups” section of the dashboard sidebar.

  2. Click “Create Group”.

  3. Follow the prompts with these helpful hints:

    1. Make the group name very indicative of who is in the group. Ex: “Background-Checked Volunteers”, “Church of Christ Volunteers”, “Under 18 Volunteers”, “Columbus High School Volunteers”.

    2. Parent group: This function is for groups and subgroups. For example, if a business volunteers a lot, you might have “Hooli, Inc.” as the parent group and “Hooli Engineers”, “Hooli Marketing”, and “Hooli HR” as subgroups.

    3. Add people: In order to be added to a group, a volunteer must be added to your organization profile. To do this, check out this tutorial here.

No guilt trips, no sad stories. Just a chance to do something good.