Get Connected is ServeOhio’s new volunteer engagement platform and is the only statewide volunteer portal in Ohio. The site compiles volunteer engagement resources from across the state and helps volunteers find ways to get involved and address needs in their local communities. Get Connected drives volunteers to local resources first by listing volunteer centers across the state. A volunteer center is an organization in a local community, usually serving an entire county, the compiles lists of volunteer opportunities and other resources with their local partners. Volunteer centers are incredible resources for the communities where they exist, but unfortunately there are not volunteer centers in all 88 counties in Ohio. That is where Get Connected comes in – for organizations seeking volunteers that do not have access to a local volunteer center, they can post their opportunities directly on Get Connected to recruit volunteers. Get Connected is available to nonprofits, faith-based organizations, government organizations, and community organizations in Ohio. Why Post Volunteer Opportunities on Get Connected? 1. Free Volunteer Management Software Get Connected is free to use and provides robust volunteer management tools for organizations. Volunteer Managers can track their volunteers and hours, approve volunteer hours, export data in an excel spreadsheet, print schedules and sign-in sheets, and much more! 2. Save time Auto notifications and user-friendly posting allows your organization to work more efficiently. Easily share your volunteer needs on social media, too! 3. Target Interest With dynamic searching, volunteers can find opportunities they are passionate about. So the best volunteers come directly to you. 4. Useful Reports Get Connected makes it easy to track and report on need responses, volunteer hours, and community impact – important data for grants and funding! 5. Build meaningful relationships Volunteers who “fan” an organization will receive notifications about new posts. So it’s easy for volunteers who believe in your work to access exciting opportunities! 6. Gain exposure By tapping into our established network, you’ll become more visible, and more volunteers are likely to find the opportunities you’re posting. 7. Useful features Recruit and engage with volunteers from a single platform using: Volunteer check in Agency profile page Hours tracking Auto notifications Easy posting of needs Volunteer scheduling Post your volunteer opportunities by clicking here.