Until last year, we were nearly drowning in the paperwork of an antiquated, cumbersome community service system. Then we discovered x2VOL
Here are ten tips for going paperless with a high school community service program.
Giving back to the community through volunteer service is a value we want to instill in our students at Morton Ranch High School in Texas. In the 2012-13 school year, more than 600 students gave more than 9,000 hours to local charities and organizations through our community service club, MAVS (Maverick Achieving through Volunteer Service).
Technology has made it much easier to manage such a large and diverse program. But it wasn’t always this way. Until last year, we were nearly drowning in the paperwork of an antiquated, cumbersome system.
We have more than 100 organizations connected to our school through mentoring, career days, job shadowing, and community service, so the transition wasn’t without its challenges. But when we discovered x2VOL, we jumped at the chance to ditch the binders and go paperless. Here’s the before-and-after picture of how our community service program has changed for the better.
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