Category Archives: How-To

Swim Meets and Past Feeds

Most of us worry about eating too much. And then there are the swimmers among us that need pasta feeds!  online sign up sheets

One of Jooners most popular sign up sheets involves swimmers and their appetites.  With summer just around the corner, we wanted to show you how easy it is to manage large scale swim meets while nourishing your team members.

So get the sunscreen and make a Costco run!  The rest is all on Jooners.

In need of inspiration?

Are you in need of inspiration? Interested in setting up an online sign up sheet but don’t know where to begin or how the online sign up sheet should look like?

Jooners online sign up sheet examples is where you want to start. These excellent sign up sheets, can be easily imported into your own account ready to be edited by you and for your event.

Jooners Gallery – What is it?

Lets’ take a look together at Jooners Gallery of examples and templates.
(If you are on Jooners homepage, simply click on the button called: “See Examples”).

Jooners Gallery is a collection of over 25 especially curated online sign up sheets that will meet your every need.  You can peruse among five categories of online sign up sheets: Friends and Family, School, Sports, Community and Seasonal or dive deep into a specific one. In each of these sections, you will find online sign up sheets that are designed with a specific occasion or purpose in mind.

Family & Friends:  fandf

Under Family and Friends, you can see online sign up sheets for managing Meals and errands for friends in need , family camping trip, book club hosting, gift registry for new graduates and housewarming parties and Thanksgiving potluck.

Community: community

Under the Community tab, you can see online sign up sheets for managing volunteers in a place of worship, neighborhood potlucks, food bank volunteers, block parties and phone banks for local or national elections.

School:

Under the School tab, you can see a rich set of online sign up sheets ranging from volunteer management for a classroom party to field trip drivers to fundraisers such as school book fairs and carnivals. On these example online sign up sheets, you can solicit for PTA/PTO roles and responsibilities, and gather participants for yard duty and library duty and more.

Sports:   sports

Under the Sports tab, note that you have examples of online sign up sheets ranging from managing large scale swim meets and tournaments to small scale snack duty management and organizing end of season parties for one team. One of Jooners most popular online sign up sheets is the Pasta Feed online sign up sheet, where parents and volunteers gather together the night before a big game or meet and host the team for a meal. Fundraising for a sports team is usually done via having concession stands actively selling snacks and drinks during games. Jooners even has an online sign up sheet to manage the volunteers on your team’s concession stand.

Seasonal:  seasonal

Under Seasonal, Jooners online sign up sheets help you create wonderful memories of parties for 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Halloween and the winter holidays such as Christmas.

So what do you think?  Which is your favorite?  Here is my favorite sign up sheet.

Help! Simple Answers to Common Questions.

Organizers, Volunteers, Parents, and Awesome Jooners Community,

Hello, Amy here.  If you’ve been to help@jooners.com lately, most likely we’ve had a chance to communicate.  It’s been pretty cool for me getting to know some of you, and learn about how you are using Jooners.  I’m learning what’s working for you and what isn’t and our Jooners team is taking notes.  So, thank you!

A few recurring topics and questions are noted here, as well as give you a few tips for solving future help questions.

Q.   How do I change the primary email address associated with my existing Jooners account?
A.   Email help@jooners.com.  Include the existing email address and the address you would like to change it to.  We will change it for you and confirm.  Simple!

Q. What are shifts and why would I use this?
A. In short, shift sheets are your friend.  Perfect for setting up shifts for an event such as library book fairs, timing during swim meets or working the food tent. Check out our brief video, which walks you through the process step by step.

Q. What is Jooners, Why might I use this?
A. Jooners is an online volunteer management system.  We help you create online sign up sheets (just say no to paper!) and strive for happy organizers and happy participants.  Check out our quick How To video to learn more.

Q. Finally, what do I do if I am just plain stuck!
A. Email help@jooners.com.  It is helpful for us to be as specific as you can about the question you have.  For example, be sure to include the email address associated with your Jooners account, the specific sign up sheet (URL is fantastic) you are addressing, and a brief step by step explanation of what is happening. This helps us help you faster and more efficiently.

As always, I look forward to connecting with you and Happy Organizing!

We love SHIFTS!

online sign up sheetFor months now, I was asked to help out on sign up sheets that were for shifts. Shifts for school yard duty, shifts on managing a snack shack during tournaments, volunteer shifts in the library or computer lab and more. As you may remember, doing shifts in the “old” Jooners was a lot of typing and lots and lots of duplicated rows, copy paste etc….

Well. No more.

Have you checked out the New Jooners SHIFT functions? Here is Owen to explain it all with an example.

Missed any of the Owen Explains series?  Not to worry…Here is Jooners Overview and here is My Jooners mini explanation videos.

To say “Thank you Owen” click here and LIKE Jooners. :-)

How do you keep track of your commitments?

Jooners online sign up sheets

Today we introduce you to MY JOONERS dashboard. Yes, I know you have probably seen and used it. But..are you aware of its full potential?

  • Have you signed up on multiple sign up sheets?
  • Are you searching through your emails trying to find the sheet for the Book Fair?
  • Have a sheet published and you want to know whether people are signing up?

All of this and more…on MY JOONERS!  Take a quick tour with Owen and put the full power of Jooners to work for you.

SOS Monday

On Helpdesk recently, I have seen a few great questions. I will write a few short posts on them, just FYI.  They may come in handy for you someday.

Here is one (Thanks Elizabeth K. !)

Elizabeth wrote:  “Several of my volunteers did not put in their e-mail addresses when they signed up.  As a result, the Jooners system is sending all of their confirmations and reminders to me at xxx@xxx.com.  My question is this: how can I go in and add their e-mail addresses so they will receive the Jooners communications regarding their shifts?”

Here is what you do:

  1. Log into Jooners.com, find the sign up sheet in question from the MY JOONERS box.
  2. Click it open and scroll down to find the names of the people where you want to change the email addresses.
  3. Click on one of the boxes that contains the name (example: Mary Smith has signed up for cupcakes. Click on Mary Smith).
  4. A dialog box will open. Select “create contact” option (3rd from top) and put in Name, Last Name and EMAIL for the person.
  5. Click DONE.
  6. Repeat for other slots where you want to change the email.
  7. When you have completed all the email changes that you wanted to make, Click the orange color button DONE.

That is it. :-)

Please note that

  1. each of the people who you have changed email addresses for, will receive an email titled: “Elizabeth (or your account name) has assigned you….” with their correct commitment.
  2. You (your email account associated with Jooners), will also receive a number of emails, saying that your name has been removed from xxx sign up sheet. This is the natural after effect of changing the emails from you, to someone else.  You can safely ignore these emails.
  3. If the event date is very close, and depending on what you have selected in terms of your reminder dates (as in 2 days before event, 1 day before event etc.), you may have missed the window for people getting the emails. If this is the case, use the CONTACT VOLUNTEERS button and send them a separate email. (Here some information on how to use CONTACT VOLUNTEERS, if you are new to it.)

Happy Eventing!

Sandy

What do you think?

Dear members,

If you were to improve one thing about Jooners, what would it be?

Here are some of our thoughts:

  1. Give me more template choices.
  2. Help me with my sign up sheet.
  3. Make it faster.
  4. Make it easier to duplicate jobs or items.

But since this is really for you, won’t you share your thoughts?

We’d love to hear them.  Feel free to share this!