At Leicester Hackspace we use Slack for member communication, but I am thinking we need a more pro-active system to get volunteers to help out (and phone calls). At the moment when someone can’t make an event it requires lots of last minute effort to find replacements.
My wife is volunteering at the local library, and they use a system called Three Rings :
This is a paid for system and would be £40 pa for less than 20 registered volunteers. The rota system shows when volunteers are needed and lets people sign up for a particular slot. It also features document storage with links to ownership by specific members - we use Google Docs for this, but sorting out ownership always seems a bit of a nightmare. What do other hackspaces use when they need volunteers for events? It’s relatively easy when the membership is small and everyone knows each other, but gets more of a chore as membership grows.
Leicester Hackspace Ltd.