Brother Bill’s Helping Hand is a nonprofit organization that provides food, healthcare and education programming to those in need in the West Dallas community. Since 1944 they have been bringing positive change to people’s lives by providing them with tools, resources and hope.
We had a conversation with Courtney Shwadlenak, Director of Volunteers for BBHH, to find out how VOMO has made their day-to-day operations more efficient and seamless.
What is an aspect of serving that your nonprofit is passionate about?
We are a Christian non-profit/ministry so we believe that service is an overflow of our faith and a way that we (and those who partner with us) get to show the love and grace of Jesus Christ to others!
In the past, what has been a challenge in organizing volunteers and how does VOMO solve that problem?
I used to have a lot of back-and-forth correspondence with volunteers on the phone or over email trying to match our calendars and find a time for them to serve. VOMO allows me to send my volunteers to one place to see all of the upcoming service projects as well as their availability and it allows my volunteers to sign up on their own. It eliminates the middle man and frees up more of my time to invest in the volunteers when they are here or in other aspects of our ministry!
How is VOMO helping you recruit and manage your volunteers?
VOMO is definitely helping with volunteer management by having all of the projects/hours for each volunteer in one place. I am able to go in and see how many and which volunteers will be serving for any given project. It is also helpful for me to pull the volunteer hours when they need me to write a letter or sign verification forms.
What kind of impact have you seen by unleashing your volunteers?
VOMO has been a win-win for me and my volunteers! It is a great system for them to see all of the service opportunities we have in one place and to sign up for projects that best fit their gifts and abilities. Our volunteers are the heartbeat of everything we do and we simply couldn’t do what we do without them! They make all of our programs and services possible. I am so thankful for a system that is beneficial and helpful for my volunteers and our organization!
VOMO gives nonprofits the tools for creating volunteering opportunities in a streamlined and simple way. If your organization would benefit from tracking and organizing volunteer hours, schedule a demo and one of our representatives will be happy to give you a tour of our volunteer management platform and answer your questions.