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GivePulse understands that COVID-19 is impacting our communities. See our latest resources to stay safe and organize events.

The Civic Engagement Platform

Engaging people from all walks of life with opportunities to help our community

Searching & Browsing

View events and opportunities via our calendar, list or map view

  • List, Map, Calendar
    Use any of the choices to view, browse and decide on an event, opportunity or organization near you to invest your time and skills
  • Sort & Filter
    Sort and filter events and opportunities by date, time, group name and size or by type, causes, skills and availability
  • Text & Keywords
    Keywords and tags are tied to the events and groups you are searching. If there are specific words that are associated with an event or group, they will apply to the search

Registration

Fill in the required information the administrator or coordinator is requesting of you

  • Sign Up
    On every event page, there is a register button. Depending on how the administrator sets it up, it may prompt you to login immediately or simply to register with your first and last name and email
  • Confirmation
    In some instances friends may register you, prompting you to confirm your registration upon receiving an email asking you to verify your name and email address
  • Custom Fields & Waivers
    There are instances when administrators of the event or group want you to agree to photo release or liability waiver. When registering to these events, it will prompt you to agree before confirming your registration

Individual Profile

Create an account to streamline registration and allow you to keep track of your impact to the community

  • Update
    When you have an individual profile with a password, you are able to log back into the system and review your registrations. Allowing you to update or cancel your registration if something comes up
  • Add Interests and Skills
    To help us match you to opportunities and for administrators to do their best to find you the best experiences, filling out your profile enables the algorithms to find those experiences that meet your interest and skill set
  • Joining
    By having a profile, you can also join multiple groups and sign up to a variety of experiences throughout the GivePulse network

Group Profile

Create a group account to organize your team or group's registration to an event and opportunity

  • Bulk Register
    If you are representing a group, you have the opportunity to bulk register a number of your colleagues to an event hosted by you or another group
  • Manage Registrants
    When you have a group profile, you can check up on your members to see if they completed registration so that way you can keep tabs on who will be attending or not
  • Determine Impact
    When the event is over, you will have an opportunity to run a report and collectively see your impact

Be an Administrator

In the case you want to recruit and manage volunteers, or create events to track attendance and outputs like hours, be an administrator!

  • Create Events
    If you happen to be a leader or coordinator, you have the opportunity to use GivePulse as an event management platform to schedule one-time, recurring and ongoing events
  • Schedule
    There are instances where you want to help get people scheduled via a calendar or signup process. GivePulse streamlines all these abilities for you
  • Report
    When it comes to reviewing who signed up, who attended and did work, or maybe even seeing no shows, we have all the reporting for you

Volunteer Preparation

It's imperative that all volunteers, donors and individuals who anticipate interacting with others either physically distance themselves or ensure that they are healthy, capable and willing. Individuals who meet these health requirements can get involved now here.

  • Wash Hands and Be Clean
    The CDC recommends that you wash your hands regularly and thoroughly, particularly after sneezing or coughing, when caring for the sick, before, after, and during food preparation, before eating, after use of toilets, when hands are visibly dirty, and after handling animals. Washing hands often and thoroughly (for at least 20 seconds) will help to prevent the spread of the virus, both to yourself and others. Avoid touching your face. If you cannot wash your hands, frequently use an alcohol-based hand rub/sanitizer.
  • Cover Coughs and Sneezes
    Always cover your coughs and sneezes with your inner elbow or a tissue (if into a tissue, please dispose immediately and wash your hands). Droplets can spread the virus; good respiratory hygiene helps to protect those around you from the potential spread of the virus. This is particularly true given that droplets can remain on surfaces long after you have left, leaving all those who come into contact vulnerable.
  • Physical (also known as Social) Distancing
    Maintaining six feet of physical distance can prevent the spread of virus, as this is how far droplets travel after a cough or a sneeze. Physical distance can protect you and those around you alike. Note: while this has been referred to as social distancing, increasingly the term physical distancing is being preferred, as social connection is of particular importance at this time.

Making a center, workspace and activity safe, clean and welcoming

It's imperative that all centers, programs and initiatives have procedures and ongoing tasks in place to protect the health and safety of volunteers, donors, clients and members of the community. Coordinators and admins who are prepared can publish or list opportunities for virtual experiences or the COVID-19 option here.

  • Wipe Down Center
    It is uncertain how long coronavirus can last on surfaces (for this and other information, see the WHO FAQs: https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses). In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus for those in your center, wipe it down with alcohol-based disinfectants both before and after it is in use. If you are using a tablet for volunteer check-in, make sure to sanitize it regularly. If volunteers or employees are using shared computers or tools, make sure they wash their hands regularly, use hand sanitizer, and wipe down their stations before and after use as well.
  • Tools & Supplies Clean-up
    It is also recommended the organization ensures all tools (laptops, tablets, phones, supplies and stationary) be wiped or cleaned per usage or activity. At the same time, individuals and groups who are committed to a program or activity should double check their workspace and tools are cleaned to protect their own safety and health.
  • Provide Disinfectant Wipes and Hand Sanitizing Solutions
    Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are almost as effective as hand-washing (although we always recommend that volunteers, employees, and clients wash their hands for at least 20 seconds as often as possible). Provide this to anyone engaging in your organization’s space to avoid transmission of the virus. In addition, provide disinfectant wipes so that any droplets containing the virus can be removed before individuals touch surfaces.

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