SOURCE: VolunteerSpot


November 05, 2014 10:23 ET

New Technology From VolunteerSpot Makes It Easy to Give and Gather During the Holidays

Social Good App Helps More People Spread Holiday Cheer to Those in Need

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - November 05, 2014) - Just in time for the season of giving, VolunteerSpot has launched an innovative new Quick Item Entry tool to enhance their popular free online scheduler. The new Quick Item Entry allows users to easily coordinate volunteers and to create online lists of donation items needed for holiday programs such as Giving Trees, Adopt-A-Family, community potlucks, fundraisers, as well as toy, food and coat drives.

"Thousands of community organizations, schools, and churches rely on VolunteerSpot to help coordinate activities during the year so it was important to have the Quick Item Entry tool ready for the holidays when the need for volunteers and donations dramatically increases," said Karen Bantuveris, Founder & CEO, VolunteerSpot.

Between now and January 1, VolunteerSpot expects nearly 100,000 charitable activities will be coordinated through their site. As an example, the community outreach organization LOT318 in Placentia, California will feed thousands of hungry people on Thanksgiving Day and throughout this holiday season, mostly through volunteer efforts. "LOT318 relies on VolunteerSpot as a trusted, mission-critical tool to schedule volunteers and coordinate food donations for those in need," said Letty Gali, co-founder of LOT318. Shelters and meal kitchens in nearly every state use VolunteerSpot's free planning tools to organize the community and manage donation lists.

VolunteerSpot makes it easy to plan, schedule and coordinate volunteers for any kind of event without the hassle of paper sign-ups, spreadsheets and back-and-forth email chains. In addition to community service activities, VolunteerSpot enables their more than 5 million members to also:

  • Create online potluck signup sheets for holiday gatherings at home, work, school, and church
  • Coordinate helpers and donations of food and supplies for seasonal performances and parties
  • Collect money for teacher gifts

VolunteerSpot has also created helpful videos that show how to create online Giving Tree and Adopt-A-Family signup sheets and potluck signup sheets using this free technology.

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VolunteerSpot is a pioneer in using digital technology and apps for social good. Launched in 2009, VolunteerSpot simplifies the volunteer experience with free online coordination tools that empower a legion of busy community leaders, parents, and teachers to easily recruit and organize volunteers as well as fundraise. VolunteerSpot has grown from mom-to-mom, group-to-group and today supports more than 5 million users nationwide. VolunteerSpot's partners include Working Mother Magazine, the largest State PTAs including Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Oregon and New Jersey, the American Music Parents Association, and WATCH D.O.G.S. Based in Austin, Texas, VolunteerSpot is privately held and funded by ffVC and Angel investors. Visit for more information on VolunteerSpot.

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