Managing student volunteers
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 time 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 experiences 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.
Ready to start
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.
We encourage you to review, and distribute at your leisure, our comprehensive Getting Started Guide
. It contains a Getting Started Checklist
, and Student Onboarding Instructions
Initial In-House Groundwork
• Obtain administrative commitment.
• Have the IT Department allow traffic from the getnvolved.org and nvolved.com domains to pass so teachers and students can use the system.
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.
Feel free to contact us if your question isn't answered below
What about support?
Nvolved, Inc. responds quickly by phone, email or Skype®. Our support staff makes every effort to see that teachers and others find GetNvolved® easy to use.
Is the student information secure?
Yes. All users, including students, must have an ID and password. The server is protected and never produces spam or other content not related directly to the GetNvolved® operation. Students do not see each other on the site. Worksite mentors do not access the site except to verify a record after receiving a link via email. Once verified, the record cannot be accessed without proper credentials.
What about training?
Online videos and a robust Help document system take care of most issues. GetNvolved support is available through email and phone. Training for teachers is usually unnecessary, but is available online (free) or in person (fee-based).
What about student Help?
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.
Who posts volunteer opportunities?
• Students, for themselves.
• Teachers, for their students. Any Teacher Account can post in-school opportunities. Having opportunities visible to students when they first login is a very good thing.
• Agencies and businesses, for their local schools (Post do not appear to students until vetted by a Regional Administrator.)
How do schools notify students and get them started?
Schools ask each student to go to www.getnvolved.org and create an account. No additional effort by staff is required. In some cases, schools send a roster to Nvolved, Inc. and asks for credentials. Nvolved send the school credentials for all students on the roster, and then the school delivers them to students. The first method is the most popular, by far.
How many teachers can access the system?
GetNvolved does not limit the number of teachers allowed to have accounts. Schools decide. Any teacher can add or remove other teachers. Once given access, schools manage their own accounts.
Who verifies the work or service?
Teachers and Worksite Mentors