Simplifying Service Sign-Up

Posted by x2VOL on Jul 29, 2015 2:04:00 PM
Before x2VOL, the freshmen at Loyola High School would fill out a paper-based form indicating which two tutoring sessions they would volunteer for. But it was a challenge for Angela Moran, Community Service Coordinator, and her colleagues to staff each tutoring session appropriately, or to confirm whether the students showed up.

Now, with x2VOL, students receive an automated reminder, which helps them remember to come—and Moran also can set limits on the maximum number of students who sign up for any given date, which helps balance out the sessions. Once a session fills up, x2VOL asks the students to choose another date.

This is just one example of how service learning is such an essential component of Loyola’s efforts to prepare students for college and a career, but with so many service opportunities to manage—and so many hours to record—Moran needed an easy way to keep track of this information.

Service learning is deeply embedded in the culture of Loyola High School, a Catholic Jesuit school enrolling more than 1,200 boys in Los Angeles. Students must complete a certain number of service hours each year, culminating in a senior project in which they leave school to volunteer in a soup kitchen, work with disabled children, or otherwise help less fortunate individuals for a period of three weeks.

Read more about how x2VOL transformed the service tracking process at Loyola High School by clicking the link below: 




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