How do you manage your students’ community service volunteering? Do you still go data mining in ring binders full of paper? Do you spend way too much doing data entry that could be done by practically anybody? Are you addressing the State Standards regarding the use of technology, transactional approaches, and community outreach? GetNvolved can help.
Nvolved, Inc. developed GetNvolved®, a web application that enhances the educational value of community service and work-based learning experience by empowering students to create and maintain their own records. Teachers and members of the community approve the records using an online process that saves time and provides reliable data for detailed reports. GetNvolved also connects students to career exploration opportunities related to their experiences in the community. GetNvolved is a fantastic resource for counselors, CTE teachers, School-to-Work coordinators, administrators, students, and parents.
Last year, I had a ring binder full of scraps of paper. Now it's all online. Thanks for all your help, it is amazing how much easier my job of managing and tracking volunteer hours has been thanks to this program.
Laura Kading, NHS Advisor
Kimberly High School, WI
Just a note of thanks for helping me set up the teen volunteer site for our event. It has proven to be a simple, uncomplicated way to recognize and document the efforts of our 'volunteens' for the event. It is perfect for my use and I will encourage each school to make the effort to enroll and get their teens moving into the volunteer world.
Maggie Quigley, Every Girl's a Princess
The kids think it's great. I think it's great. It saves me so much time. Our school has a 36-hour graduation requirement. Last year, we had full time staff person taking care of this. Now, it takes a few hours per semester.
Welcome to GetNvolved® (GNV, the system, www.getnvolved.org), a website that promotes and manages community service and work-based learning. Following the steps outlined here makes GNV
easy to implement and operate. Nvolved, Inc. support staff will help you all the way. Be sure to check out our HOW TO section.
Please include your name, school, and enrollment size. We'll create the First Teacher Account for you so you can login to GetNvolved. This Teacher Account is usually the lead teacher or counselor for School-to-Work or Community Service, but not necessarily.
The any Teacher Account can create, edit, or lock other Teacher Accounts or... Teacher Accounts can be created through a bulk upload from the school to Nvolved.
Within 30 days of us creating the First Teacher Account you'll recieve an Invoice, or we'll send it once we receive a Purchase Order.
That’s it! Getting started is easy. Ongoing operation is even easier. And we are here to help students, parents, teachers, and other members of your communities every step of the way.
Wondering how to do something
Posting In-School Opportunities
Any Teacher Account can post in-school opportunities. Having opportunities visible to students when they first login is a very good thing.
Creating Student Accounts
Student Accounts can be self-created without any assistance from the school. (Preferred) There may be students using the system before the First Teacher Account is created. Student Accounts can be created in bulk. Send the required information in a file to Nvolved, Inc.
Creating Community-Based Opportunities
Agencies and business can post volunteer and employment opportunities without logging in. Opportunities are not visible to students until vetted by a GNV Regional Administrator. These opportunities may be visible to students from many different schools.
The Help icons appear along the right edge of almost every page on the GetNvolved site. Links to online videos are found throughout the site, especially on Help pages. A “Contact Us” link appears at the bottom on every page.
Support, questions, or anything else, we're always available!
GetNvolved® is Paul’s idea. It came as a result of his interactions with Search Institute (SI) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). These organizations both believe that the ethic of service is critical to personal and national character development. Paul saw a need for infrastructure to simplify and streamline communications and record keeping. GetNvolved® is that infrastructure.
After earning his MS-Education in 1976, he went on to work with at-risk youth in residential treatment centers, drop-out prevention programs, and finally the YMCA. It was there that he began his extensive grant-writing efforts and brought in over $2M in federal, state and local funds for youth programming at the YMCA. In the last three decades, Paul developed connections in the youth development field across the USA.
With Patrick's classical education in software engineering and diverse industry experience, he has proven to understand software and technology. His relationship with GetNvolved® began in 2007 and his guidance took GetNvolved® into the cloud in 2013. Patrick's continued involvement, direction, and expertise in Azure, has been a cornerstone of Nvolved's success.
Gary started as a school social worker, then a middle school principal, and finally a Student Service Coordinator for the fourth largest school district in Wisconsin. His knowledge of the inner workings of districts and their schools directs many of the strategic approaches employed by Nvolved, Inc.
John joined the Leadership Team in 2007. As president of School Software Group, he is familiar with the industry in a way that makes him an extremely valuable member of the team. John’s company sells curricula development software to schools across the country.
Dave is a highly respected businessman in Northeast Wisconsin. His philanthropic work with the nonprofit community has won his company many accolades. Willems Marketing prides itself in its creative approach to promoting products and service.
Dennis has lived in California’s Silicon Valley since the 1970’s. He has been a shareholder and advisor since 2003. His advice is instrumental to the strategic planning that guides the decisions of Nvolved, Inc. Dennis has been the CFO of numerous software companies in his 30 years in the industry and has extensive experience raising venture capital.
Dr. Pao is an assistant professor in the Department of Education at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Pao’s previous work included years as a teacher, guidance counselor, and associate principal in Northeast Wisconsin.
Jim is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois-Springfield. He served as a teacher, counselor, research director, high school principal and director of curriculum and instruction in public schools in Illinois. He is currently the president of Educational Learning Resources, Inc., a company that provides professional development to educators and markets management software to public and private schools.
Early versions of GetNvolved® were written by Brian in ASP. He is a Senior Systems Developer at Cabalas’ corporate headquarters in Nebraska and a reseller for RAR compression software.