I’ve been a longtime fan of VolunteerSpot for the ease with which I can participate in and organize events at my kids’ school.
I’ve loved them for really changing the way people can manage events–big and small–and I’ve loved them because their service is free. No joke. F to the R-E-E. Free.
But this back-to-school season, I love them even more because they’re offering not one but three $1500 grants to people who ‘get caught’ volunteering at their child’s school.
Parents and schools aren’t the only ones who win here, though.
Teachers, if they just try VolunteerSpot, can win two iPad mini’s –one for them and one for a friend. Or two for their class. Awesome, right?
Here’s the skinny. . .
- VolunteerSpot–Parents AND Teachers Can Win BIG for Back-to-School:
Let’s get it straight: two cool things thanks to VolunteerSpot–
1. three grants of $1500 for people who volunteer and
2. one giveaway of two iPad mini’s to a teacher who uses VolunteerSpot.
Makes me want to dance.
How to Enter to Win (You can do one of these, or all.)
1. Use VolunteerSpot during August to Take the Pledge to volunteer for your school. Don’t worry if you don’t have a specific activity to sign up for yet; just make the commitment to help out with one thing this school year.
Just be sure to include your school’s name when prompted during the easy registration process. Boom! You’ve got 1 entry already.
2. Use VolunteerSpot’s FREE online sign up sheets during August* to organize the parent volunteers for any school activity: back-to-school events, classroom helpers, carnivals, book fairs, hospitality teams & potlucks, concessions – any activity that involves multiple volunteers will be easier to manage with online sign ups and scheduling.
How to Get More Chances for Your School to Win
Invite (okay, bug) your neighborhood friends and fellow parents to use VolunteeerSpot this August too. Every new Pledge and new activity organized in VolunteerSpot.com counts as an entry for your school, so the more people you can get to sign up, the more entries to win $1,500 your school will get.
Post it on Facebook, or even better, email your whole class and ask them to take the pledge too. You might even remind people to take the pledge when you see them on the first day of school. Isn’t it worth it for the chance to win $1,500 bucks for your school?
One Last Brilliant Idea
Maybe you’re not the person who gets super involved in organizing activities for your school, but you probably know who is. Send the link to this page (http://vols.pt/GSVOL) to the person you know who is most involved with your school’s parent/school organization. That way, even if you don’t need to organize an activity with VolunteerSpot right now, you can still help someone else out AND help your school win.
If you have really bad insomnia, you can read the official rules here. Zzzzzz.
If not, here’s an easy-to-read summary:
- 3 schools will be chosen at random to win. Each will receive a $1,500 grant from VolunteerSpot for their designated school’s parent-teacher organization.
- You must be at least 18 years old to enter for your school.
- You must reside in the United States. (We know, we know, but international sweepstakes laws are just too complex for us to handle. We are sorry!)
- The following uses of VolunteerSpot count as entries: registering and school organizer or teacher/educator VolunteerSpot account (it’s free!), setting up an activity, signing up for an activity someone else has set up, and pledging to volunteer.
- The sweeps will run from Aug 1- Aug 31st, so enter now! Winners will be drawn at random and notified in September.
If you still have questions, please click HELP at the top of VolunteerSpot.com and contact us.
—————————————–For teachers:How to Enter to Win TWO iPad minis1. Use VolunteerSpot’s online sign-up sheets during August to simplify scheduling:
- parent-teacher conferences
- guest readers & volunteers
- class snacks
- potlucks or parties
- trips & tournaments
- any activity with multiple sign ups
(If you use email for any of these tasks right now, you know what a pain it is to contact and re-contact everyone involved, not to mention organizing everyone’s replies. No more!)
2. When you register your account, just confirm that you are a teacher/educator and enter the name of your school when prompted, you’ll be automatically entered to win!
3. BONUS! When you enter the name of your school, your school’s parent-teacher organization will also be automatically entered to win $1,500 in our back-to-school Get Spotted Volunteering in August sweeps.
Once you’ve tried VolunteerSpot for yourself, be sure to tell a fellow teacher to enter too. That way of she (or he) wins, she might just share that second iPad mini with you. Sweet!
Of course winning two iPad minis would be totally cool, but also we hope that once you try VolunteerSpot you’ll tell other teachers about it because it makes sign-ups so much easier. Please let us know what you think!
If you’re having trouble sleeping, you can read the official rules here. Zzzzz.
Alternatively, here is a summary:
- The winner will be chosen at random from among all eligible entries.
- You must be at least 18 years old to win.
- You must be a teacher or educator employed by a public, parochial or independent school.
- You must reside in the United States. (Sorry, we dislike this rule too, but international sweepstakes laws are just too complex for us to handle. We are sorry!)
- You must use VolunteerSpot to organize an activity between Aug 1- Aug 30. The activity may occur at a later date, but you must create the sign up sheet during August.
- The winner will be notified in September.
If you still have questions, please contact us by clicking Help at the top of VolunteerSpot.com.