Most of the volunteers at your organisation are combining their activities with a paying job and a private life. This is quite challenging for their availability and readiness.
StandBy is a readiness and availability tool for volunteers in the public safety domain (fire services, (sea) rescue services, lifeguards, red cross, etc.).
Handling availability in a flexible way:
An unexpected meeting or a sick child… Or even the cancellation of a sporting match or finishing work earlier: Unexpected occurrences lead to a change in availability
With Standby you can make yourself (un)available via phone, smartphone, pager, tablet, laptop or PC. You can also manage your availability with the Standby-agenda or via Google Calendar, Outlook or iCloud.
Minimal organizing pressure
In order to keep motivation at its highest and burdens on the volunteers at its lowest, the ‘pressure of organising’ should be minimal. Communicating the availability should be very simple and preferably automatic.
Thanks to the unique ‘geo-fencing’ feature, Standby automatically modifies the availability based on the geographical location of the volunteer.
Insight in readiness
The goal of your organisation is being on site at an incident as fast as possible within the standards. After a report has come in, you alert the right post.
With Standby, you always have an overview of the readiness of the posts. Standby continuously monitors availability and escalates when there is an insolvable shortage. This substantially reduces the risks of being understaffed. In addition, Standby offers you information with post hoc insights in the availability per period, trends and bottlenecks with regard to the readiness and overcrowded and understaffed percentage per period.
Standby saves costs. The administrative expenses will decrease by planning and administering more efficiently. The internal communication costs will also reduce due to usage of the Standby messaging system.
Moreover, you can conveniently deploy personnel when there are incidents. Through targeted alarming, the right amount of volunteers will be summoned. Finally, the training costs will reduce because volunteers will be active at your organization for a longer period of time. Work and personal life are easier to combine because of the flexibility offered by Standby.