Who Uses This Software?

CERVIS is designed for community organizations, schools, cities, businesses, churches, and professional associations from all over the world.


Average Ratings

13 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $25.00/month
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • CERVIS Technologies
  • www.cervistech.com
  • Founded 2008
  • United States

About CERVIS

Web-based, customizable, volunteer and event management software so you can effectively and effeciently manage your volunteers and volunteer opportunities. CERVIS ensures volunteer info is always up-to-date and easy to find. Create your own volunteer opportunities and post them online for easy online volunteer registration. Track volunteer skills and interests, availability and volunteer hours. Make your volunteer events a success by quickly printing name tags, event sign-in sheets, and more.


CERVIS Features

  • Attendance Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Event Management
  • Group Management
  • Member Directory
  • Membership Management
  • Recognition Management
  • Registration Management
  • Scheduling
  • Self Service Portal
  • Training Management
  • Volunteer Profiles

CERVIS Reviews Recently Reviewed!

CERVIS has been a game-changer in our office in how we handle our volunteers, programs and more!

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We love the reliability of the customer support team, the features and how much we get to save compared to other volunteer management systems in the market.

Cons: The ease of use for volunteers who do not use the system daily needs work on. We get our most complaints from volunteers who do not like how many steps it takes to register for a volunteer opportunity.

Overall: We are able to turn volunteer coordinating into volunteer management utilizing this system so volunteers can look at opportunities and volunteer on THEIR time rather than us telling them about opportunities that are in OUR time.

Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Metro Atlanta Review

Oct 06, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The reporting, data-capturing, and noticeable retention rates after buying CERVIS have been immeasurable to our office. CERVIS has made the volunteer coordinator position one of management with it's hands-off structure for the volunteer coordinator, and more hands-on for the volunteers, making them feel more in control of when they volunteer.

Cons: Volunteers have a more difficult time using the system because of all the little steps it takes to register for events.

Overall: After buying and utilizing CERVIS in February of 2016, our office noticed a significant increase in volunteer recruitment and retention. After only eight months of use, the office was able to integrate not only the development department with the system, but our family services and construction departments as well. The first year of implementation went smoothly, and we are looking forward to another year even more skilled with using the system. Keep up the great work!

Recommendations to other buyers: My biggest suggestion would be to streamline the event registration process for volunteers. With all of the little steps to take and buttons to push to get to the right spot, it makes registration more difficult for the volunteers.

Habitat Omaha

Sep 15, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Customer service is quick to respond
Economical
Straight forward user interface

Cons: Returning users can get confused with not initially setting a password
Sometimes a phone conversation would be helpful.
Completely aesthetics - lots of users joke about the name CERVIS looking very close to CERVIX

Overall: Overall very pleased. I would say 75% of our volunteers will use the software. I'm not sure how to remedy this, but lots of our larger corporate sponsors and elder Church coalitions refuse to use the system. I wonder if there was an even simpler version of this program these organizations could use?

I cannot recommend this software enough!

May 03, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have managed volunteers for many years and this is by far the best software ever for volunteer management.
The volunteers sign up online, choose the events they wish to participate in online and can print out their hours from home online. I know our hours have increased since we started using this software just because we are capturing ALL our hours now.
Reports are so easy and also simple to read and understand especially for people not familiar with what managers do.
The customer service is fantastic. They get back with me within an hour! Now you just cannot beat that! I recommend this software to EVERY volunteer manager I come in contact with. I could not be happier and would recommend this to anyone wanting to track volunteers.

Make sure it is the right fit for your vertical market workflow

Apr 26, 2016
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Make sure you demo the product thoroughly and understand what IS and is NOT customizable for your workflow. We are a large organization (5,000+ volunteers) and had a workflow that was not aligned well to this product.

I don't doubt it is the right product for some vertical markets- but ours (public school volunteers) was not one of them.

After taking the training (which was very good) and trying to integrate into our workflow and systems with my staff and other departments involved in the workflow- we found it to not handle our needs. After 60 days, I asked for a refund of the unused annual license portion we had used. (Minus the setup and training fee). I was disappointed to hear that Cervis policy did not allow for such.

Vendor Response

by CERVIS Technologies on May 01, 2016

At CERVIS, we make every effort to make our software as customizable as possible, but sometimes we are not able to meet uniquely specific needs. We partner with many large organizations (some with over 100,000 volunteers), and CERVIS aligns well with their varying types of workflows. We strive to have highly satisfied long-term customers, so our professional sales staff is very up-front with prospective users about CERVIS┬┐ capabilities. In this particular instance, after reviewing customer documents, we advised that CERVIS would not be an ideal fit based on their unique workflow, but the customer chose to purchase anyway. We happily offer a no hassle, no questions asked, 30-day money back guarantee. We also offer monthly plans for organizations that are not ready to make an annual commitment. We really appreciate you taking the time to read our software reviews and look forward to discussing your organization┬┐s specific needs.

Gives the whole organization comfort knowing the information on volunteers is available to all.

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Works very well overall.

An excellent tool for recruiting, scheduling, tracking and reporting on volunteers

Jun 24, 2015
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I think the improvement made with the page headers (instead of having to go back to the main dashboard all the time) was a HUGE improvement and made it much easier to use on the admin side. I do wish there was a way to archive or close reservation lists as ours is getting a bit unmanageable as we enter our 2nd year. The customer service has been excellent - quick, cogent and helpful answers to all my questions.

FAWM CERVIS Review

Jun 17, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It enables my volunteers to create a profile, view our upcoming opportunities, and sign up online. This relieves a tremendous amount of correspondence on my part.

Cons: There are some parts of the system that could to be tweaked. I'm sure it's difficult to create a "one size fits all" program. I've managed to master the basics and feel comfortable finding my way around. My issue lies more with fault on my end. I have questions and suggestions but have failed to set aside sufficient time to address them. With that being said, I feel it would be unfair to list the (few) complaints I have before trying to seek aid from your customer service.

Recommendations to other buyers: Instead of getting excited about the wonderful features offered by CERVIS, ask what your end results are first. What types of things do you currently track? What type of reports do you need to run?

Volunteer Manager Review of CERVIS Volunteer Mgt. Software

May 19, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: CERVIS truly does everything you need it to do to manage, track and coordinate thousands of volunteers. It is the backbone of what I do as a Volunteer Manager. It is extremely user friendly. I have always received excellent customer support in a timely fashion as well. It is also very affordable!

Cons: I really don't have any complaints or things I don't like. The only thing I can think of is you may find at first that some of your volunteers may have a bit of confusion with the Reservation Code feature. You will need to give clear instructions to them on its use. We have been using this feature for over a year now and most volunteers find it user friendly. It allows you to "reserve" volunteer slots for a group and have the volunteers in that group pre-register and fill out their profile on-line, thus saving you and your team a ton of data entry!

Recommendations to other buyers: Make a list of everything you would like the software to do. Talk with your development department as well to to see what volunteer activity they would like you to track. Once you have your list, start calling the various software representatives and ask a lot of questions and for a free demonstration. Make sure it can offer you the features you and your organization need to manage your volunteer base and activity effectively. Compare prices! You may not need all the "bells and whistles" that the complete package offers. CERVIS offers different features and pricing to fit your needs. I would also recommend putting in your budget to have 1-2 desk top computers available in your front lobby where volunteers can sign in upon arrival using the CERVIS "Sign In" console. They could also complete their profile on-line upon arrival if they have not done so already. This will save you data entry labor.

I work on entering over 100 events a year with CERVIS and managing the volunteer database

May 13, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros: Easy to use, able to identify specific skill levels of volunteers when needed to help out as an official or event manager. Your customer service is well above exceptional! Any time I have requested a change you have completed it in a timely manner and at little or no cost to our organization.

Cons: None

Amazing Software with Unparalleled Customer Support!

Apr 14, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: CERVIS allows us to efficiently manage and schedule our over 3,000 volunteers needed to staff multiple ministries. It's ease of use and flexibility allows us to customize event listings for whatever needs we have. It is user friendly for both the event organizer and the volunteer. The customer support is amazing and always fast and friendly! We get answers immediately to any technical questions or event organization questions. We love all of the different features that allows us to customize to our needs, whether it be for sending out email reminders for an event, attaching waivers to be filled out, or seeing what size t-shirt is needed. The options are endless! I would highly, highly recommend this program to anyone looking for software to organize and schedule volunteers for events, no matter the size of the event.

Easy to navigate and user friendly

Feb 27, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Easy to enter info. Help section is very detailed. Remembers previous actions.

Cons: The initial cost was debated and we feel it could be less expensive.

Recommendations to other buyers: I'm not really sure what to say here. Try it out and see if you like it. It works better than Donorweb.

Home Repair Team

Dec 31, 2009
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: I have been using CERVIS to run the Home Repair Team Ministry for my church. I have 60 volunteers that have completed almost 300 jobs for people in our community in the last 18 months.

CERVIS allows me to run the entire ministry in a very effecient manner. Once a job request comes into CERVIS I can quickly send an email out to all our volunteers that have the skills to perform the specific job. Rather than send an email to all 60 volunteers, I can use the SEARCH feature in CERVIS to find volunteers that have the exact skills needed. When a volunteer takes the job I can monitor the progress and close out the job when it is completed. Sometimes I have as many as 8 jobs going on at a time. CERVIS allows me to search and review OPEN jobs and follow up on them in a timely manner. I am also able to keep track of hours of volunteer service through CERVIS.

CERVIS allows me to find the right volunteer for the job. I would not be able to run our Home Repair Team without CERVIS.

Cons: Haven't found any yet.

Overall: This software is a MUST for anybody managing events and volunteers. I would not have the time to run the Home Repair Team if I did not have CERVIS.