Fernie SAR have now been using the phone dispatch service of VolunteerRescue for six months and it has proved very successful, and today I had the chance to try out the latest integration features of the latest release in a live situation.
Volunteer organisations are typically funded by grants and donations that just about cover annual expenses, training, equipment replacement etc... Treasurers are often looking for new opportunites to save the pennies to make the available funds stretch as far as possible.
VolunteerRescue is fully aware of this situation with the company owner being a member of a volunteer organisation that is in the same situation as mentioned above and as a result VolunteerRescue has a number of features that can replace other fee based services organisations may be subscribing to.
The VolunteerRescue mobile app stores data locally on the device the app is being run on, however as mobile devices are portable they can easily be lost and damaged which would result in loss of the data stored locally for the app; data that you have spent time entering and maintaining.
The kit option is designed to assist all volunteers of whatever level and involvement to better manage their kit so they when they turn up for a task they are adequately equipped and to speed up the time it takes them to get ready to before leaving home for a task.
Safety of its members is the primary responsibility of a rescue organisation and one way to achieve safety is to ensure each members' training is up to date whether this be through in house training or external training providers; either way it is important that members are aware of the training they are eligible for and the dates and times of the training sessions.
VolunteerRescue can be used as a centralised address book for all contact information for your group enabling access to vital contact information by any member of your group with the relevant access permissions.