The new Parent Booker app for iPhones and iPads is launched and available for free to parents with children at schools using the service.
Using the app, parents can:
- view a filtered list of volunteer opportunities tailored based on your children’s classes
- view a calendar showing school holidays and dates then they’ve signed up to volunteer
- receive push notifications whenever the school posts a new volunteer opportunity that’s targeted to parents based on their children’s classes or group memberships (e.g. PTA, clubs, altar servers…)
- enter service hours
- view your progress towards service hour targets via a progress bar
To get the app, or take a look and see if Parent Booker might be a valuable addition to your school, visit:
Schools Can Try Parent Booker for Free For an Entire Quarter
If your school wants to try out Parent Booker it can do so for free, without obligation, for an entire quarter. Sign up your school here >>
Screens from the Parent Booker iPhone App
Click to view interactive map
The AARP published this map identifying the value of a volunteer hour in each state.
Nearly 27 percent of the U.S. adult population gave 8.1 billion hours of volunteer service worth $169 billion in 2009, according to the Corporation for National and Community Service.
The interactive map shows just how good-hearted and generous neighbors have been.
Many schools offer parents a school fee discount if they complete a set number of service hours before the end of each school year. Parent Booker makes recording and tracking hours simple for parents and schools. Schools can configure programs so that:
- parents can opt out of performing service hours and don’t appear in reports tracking hours
- single parents can be set a lower service limit
- schools can selectively approve hours
Parents simply enter their hours and the duties they performed and Parent Booker takes care of the rest.
At the end of the year schools can run a report to see how many hours each family has served making it easy and fair to account for any fee discount.