How the Dashboard and the App Work Together

Your students download the free POINT app from the App Store or Google Play. (If they don’t have a smart phone they can use the POINT web app here).

When you upload student names and emails to the dashboard, students are sent an email with a join code unique to your school that they enter on the app to link their account to the school (learn how to do that here). This enables you to track their volunteer activity.

Once a student has signed up for POINT and added their school, they can browse all of the events posted by local charities plus any that their school posts. They can click an event description then sign up by tapping “Go.” It’s really that easy!

Need more details? You got it. Read on.

For students, we made the POINT app:

POINT empowers student volunteers to immediately, flexibly, and independently discover local nonprofits, minimizing the amount of effort required to find nearby opportunities for their favorite causes. Volunteers no longer have to search for events through a website, or find out via word-of-mouth and register weeks in advance so they can go through the necessary background checks and paperwork. With POINT, student volunteers can log in to the app to find nearby events — even on the same day. They can go through all the necessary administrative work to register in minutes, and jump right in as a volunteer.

For schools, we made the POINT dashboard:

A unique code is generated when a school administrator uploads student data (learn how here) and that enables all student volunteer activity to instantly synchronize with your dashboard. Goodbye paperwork! The dashboard lets you create events, manage student groups, and see analytics like the causes students care about, where they volunteer most, how many hours they’ve volunteered, and more.

When students show up to an event, their attendance is automatically recorded on the school dashboard. If students complete volunteer activities outside of a registered POINT event, they can submit their hours manually through the POINT app and that nonprofit will confirm via email that the hours were completed.

As the school administrators, you can track required community service hours for graduation, or just track all the good that your students are doing in the community! The reporting feature on the dashboard lets you see the impact your students have in the community, and easily share out high-level statistics.

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