Category Archives: Ideas worth sharing

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.


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.

Move on over FourSquare – Finally a real reason to do Check-Ins!


You have created a great sign up sheet that is now filled with participants. How do you ensure that people show up and do what they signed up to do?  Easy!

Introducing Jooners’ new Check-Ins.  It’s simple, fast and — most important to busy organizers — meaningful.  Simply stated, no more frantic printing of sign up sheets whilst running out the door.  Instead, grab your smart phone, your kid (if applicable), and arrive at your event cool as as cucumber.

As the organizer and owner of the sign up sheet you have access to a special button that lets you check in volunteers and participants as they fulfill their commitments.

To use Check-Ins, follow the steps outlined below.

Click on MORE and then on CHECK IN VOLUNTEERS.  You will see a big red button next to each participant’s name.  Simply click on the Check-In button as participants arrive or deliver on their commitments and you are done!

No more printing of sheets…And no more wondering if Julie showed up for the 7:30am cashier shift at the Bookfair!

Another smart thing about the new Jooners Check-Ins is that it is optimized to be used on your smart phone.  You can be at your event, checking in volunteers and participants free of your computer and not carrying around paper print outs.  Enjoy the freedom!

Just like your sign up sheets, Check-Ins are always available in your Jooners account for reference after your event has come and gone.  While Check-Ins will be part of Premium Jooners, we are sharing the love with all members until March 31st.  Give it a try and  let me know what you think.

Gift Ideas for Teachers


Hello Happy Organizers, Amy here.  If you’re a bit hectic like me, you may have let a few gifts till the last minute.  Example:  the teacher gift.  We love our teachers and giving them a thoughtful gift over the holiday is just one way to say “thank you, we appreciate you more than ever.”  

This begs the question:  What to give?  Here are a few of my favorite ideas for teacher gifts this holiday season:

  1. Gift cards.  Who doesn’t love a Starbucks or Barnes and Noble gift card?  We all know, when we find one of these stuffed away in our wallet, it’s like finding a tiny nugget of goodness.  You can never go wrong with this, consider pairing it with a cute coffee mug or travel cup.
  2. A beautiful poinsettia or other plant.  This is one of my son’s favorite gifts to give.  It’s simple, beautiful, and perhaps most important, useful.
  3. Personalized stationery.  While stationary may seem a bit dated, I find this gift particularly elegant.  Plus, teachers are always using stationary and cards to communicate to students and parents.  Yes…I love this gift idea!
  4. A letter.  This gift is perhaps the most valuable and costs virtually nothing at all to give.  Fewer things are more special than a personalized letter.  Love the way your child’s teacher handles the reading hurdles?  Tell them in a letter.  Is your child’s teacher that one special teacher that seems to somehow connect with your child in a way that boggles even your own mind?  Tell them in a letter.

Of the four gifts above, number four is my favorite.  As always, I like to keep gift giving simple and heartfelt.  

What are your favorite teacher gift ideas?  Feel free to share!

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.