Harmony Public Schools has recently purchased a software program that will manage, track and recruit volunteers for its 54 schools. The program, VOLY.org, was customized for HPS by Volunteer Now, one of the largest volunteer centers in the country. The system is smart phone-friendly and launched with the start of the 2017-2018 school year.
Community engagement through the HPS volunteers plays a vital role in enhancing educational opportunities for HPS students. The VOLY.org technology saves time and money by simplifying and standardizing volunteer management across the district, making it easier for individuals and groups to become involved in schools and placing volunteers where they can be most effective for students.
Like Amazon.com and other commercial sites, the system “learns” specific volunteer interests over time and sends recurring and new opportunities of a similar nature by email, encouraging volunteers to continue or increase volunteer efforts. It provides automated tools for outlining potential volunteer opportunities available at each of HPS campuses; tracks, schedules and reports volunteer activities; and allows for remote check-in and check-out. To register: harmony.voly.org.