Effective utilization of volunteers to engaged in Citizen Patrol
efforts should be easy to administer and convenient for the dedicated
volunteers. Undo confusion and a lack of easy scheduling can
discourage the people who serve as the backbone of the organization.
The Citizen Patrol calendar system is designed specifically for
staffing small teams with dedicated shifts. Citizen Patrol
coordinator are provided with a very simple method to allow their
community of users the flexibility of seeing and managing their own
schedules and events.
The central core of the system is the monthly calendar. Everyone has
a view of the calendar showing all shifts and scheduled volunteers.
The user may view any month. Each entry on the calendar provides a
significant level of information about the individual schedule. Color
coding is used to indicate the status level (training, experience or
other specified criteria) of the individual. The schedule time is
indicated for each event on the calendar. The system provides both a
general view for quick perusal of the schedule as well as easy access
to the details of any given shift.