Recently, Rosterfy’s Dom Leyden had the privilege of catching up with Leslie Nixon and Callie Newbanks from the Miami Dolphins Special Teams program to hear more about their incredible journey from The Super Bowl’s volunteer program to one of the most successful community engagement programs worldwide. Some key takeaways for any organization looking to better engage their volunteers and create a lasting legacy.
Now more than ever, volunteers deserve to be recognized and appreciated. It just so happens that April is National Volunteer Awareness Month so we thought we would take this opportunity to highlight some of the incredible work volunteers throughout the world are doing in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).
With everything that’s currently going on in the world, the importance of communication to remain social and engaged is critical - this needs to include our family of volunteers. Rosterfy have put together some tips to ensure your volunteers remain engaged.
For the first time in modern digital history, in real time at hyper speed, we are all unwillingly connected to deal with a binding unknown.
Yet as a community we have the intelligence, appetite, knowledge and the care for each other to handle what comes our way and emerge better in countless ways.
The impact of COVID-19 on the events industry has been felt throughout the world. Now more than ever, it’s important to keep your volunteers engaged. A reminder to maintain up to date communications and continue with regular updates to ensure your workforce is ready to resume their commitment once we receive the all clear.
Rosterfy is excited to be working with Colorado State University to deliver their Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement (SLiCE) program to connect their student volunteers and alumni with their community.
Spark Event Group are the leading supplier of event workforce, providing motivated and experienced volunteers and paid staff to some of Australia’s biggest events, agencies and brands. Rosterfy was proud to work alongside them this summer to help execute and deliver the workforce management program for two of the biggest sporting events; The Australian Open and The ICC T20 Women's World Cup 2020.
Rosterfy are excited to announce that they have set up...
Success is built upon the live experience. Ensuring digital engagement and a personal touch takes considerable effort, energy and resources but when implemented efficiently, it can be the key to advancing an event deeper into a global community.
Rosterfy has signed a partnership with Melbourne based sports licensing and sports participation merchandise and equipment company, DMC Sport.
Rosterfy are excited to announce that they will be working with the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee to provide the centralized workforce management platform for the 2020 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Milwaukee.
Rosterfy is excited to be continuing their relationship with the Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC), focusing on Arafura Games 2021 and Bruce Munro: Tropical Light, two of the Northern Territory’s biggest events set to utlise Rosterfy as their volunteer management platform moving forward.
Rosterfy and not-for-profit organisation, Youngcare will proudly be working together in 2020 to centralise workforce management for their fundraising events.
"An incredible fit!"
"In our experience, [Rosterfy] has been an incredible fit," Hendrickson said. "The partnership, the flexibility, the level of attention-to-detail. It's graphically appealing and easy to navigate. We have volunteers who run the full gamete of ages 18 and up - and to be able to connect with that entire audience is really important to us and something that Rosterfy has been able to provide."
Vice President Community Engagement and Volunteer Programs, Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee
"It is cost-effective, scalable, and is not only easy to navigate administratively, but is quite attractive to the Gen Z students too"
"Though we have access to other online, electronic resources, we extensively researched volunteer management systems that would specifically fit our needs in versatile and valuable ways. Rosterfy quickly rose to the top. It is certainly cost-effective, scalable, and is not only easy to navigate administratively, but is apparently quite attractive to the Gen Z students we work with regularly. They find it visually appealing, and enjoy the volunteer portal, where they can find all communications, as well as certificates of completion, and words of gratitude before, during, and after volunteering. Overall, we look forward to optimizing our Rosterfy experience, and would suggest it for other higher education institutions looking for time-saving technology that is secure, innovative, and effective!”
Senior Program Coordinator of Community Engagement
Colorado State University
"It’s made our lives so much easier!"
“Rosterfy has changed the face of how we run Daffodil Day. It enables us to manages the volunteers en-mass in a way that keeps them engaged and keeps them feeling loved. Managing 1,600 to 1,800 people on spreadsheets didn’t give our volunteer team any capacity to look at the volunteering experience – it was all focused on the act of rostering.
“We can retain our volunteer database year-on-year because we’ve improved the technology, their experiences and their training – it’s made our lives so much easier”
Head of Volunteers,
Cancer Council Victoria
"World class events need world class volunteers and staff and we believe Rosterfy are the solution."
Our event portfolio means we need to recruit and manage more than eight thousand volunteers and paid staff every year. World class events need world class volunteers and staff and we believe Rosterfy are the solution to enable us to recruit, inspire, manage and develop our volunteers and staff.
London Marathon Events
"A unique combination of knowledge and experience with a world leading platform"
"This year we have set a new bar for the NFL and successfully delivered the largest ever volunteer workforce for a Super Bowl with over 10,000 volunteers. Rosterfy has been at the core of every single touch point. From initial registration, screening, training, interviewing, assigning roles and shifts, through to game time check in and post event thankyou’s. The platform offers a true end-2- end solution to managing a complex, large scale program. I'm delighted that the success of this program has resulted in Minneapolis for SB LII, partnering with Rosterfy. With the team at Rosterfy being experienced event practitioners they offer a unique combination of knowledge and experience with a world leading platform."
Andy Newman, Director - Volunteer Program
Houston Super Bowl