Reward Volunteers Widget

Reward Volunteers appreciates all you do to improve your community through volunteerism, which is why we wanted to honor those efforts by making logging time and winning prizes even easier.

You can now embed our Reward Volunteers Web Widget or Web Widget Button directly on your website, allowing volunteers to log time quickly and easily, without leaving your website. This means the full Reward Volunteers portal is added directly to your site.

We've provided two options below with detailed instructions.

For questions visit our FAQs or send us a message and we'll get back to you as quickly as possible.

Direct Embed

Directly embed the widget.

  1. Create a div with a unique ID which has a minimum width of 600px available where you want the widget to display (Example below).
  2. Copy the script code below, and place it in the head or footer section of your page.
<!-- Widget Container -->
<div id="direct_widget_load"></div>

<script src="//cstools.samaritan.com/rewardvolunteers/rewardsWidgetInit.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">initRewardsWidget('#direct_widget_load','fullDisplay');</script>

Widget Buttons

Use a button that opens a modal window version of the widget. This options may fit better on your website than the widget above. Both options allow a volunteer to log their time without leaving your website.

  1. Copy the script code below, and place it in the head or footer section of your page.
    <script src="//cstools.samaritan.com/rewardvolunteers/rewardsWidgetInit.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">initRewardsWidget('.rewardvolunteers-action');</script>
    
  2. Copy the html for any one of the buttons below into your page.

    Win Prizes
    <a class="rewardvolunteers-action" style="cursor:pointer;"><img src="https://cstools.samaritan.com/rewardvolunteers/RV-Website_Button_200x200.jpg" alt="Win Prizes"/></a>
    
    Win Prizes
    <a class="rewardvolunteers-action" style="cursor:pointer;"><img src="https://cstools.samaritan.com/rewardvolunteers/RV-Website_Button_636x490.jpg" alt="Win Prizes"/></a>
    
    Win Prizes
    <a class="rewardvolunteers-action" style="cursor:pointer;"><img src="https://cstools.samaritan.com/rewardvolunteers/RV-Website_Button_200x300.jpg" alt="Win Prizes"/></a>
    
    Win Prizes
    <a class="rewardvolunteers-action" style="cursor:pointer;"><img src="https://cstools.samaritan.com/rewardvolunteers/RV-Website_Button_375x100.jpg" alt="Win Prizes"/></a>
    
    Win Prizes
    <a class="rewardvolunteers-action" style="cursor:pointer;"><img src="https://cstools.samaritan.com/rewardvolunteers/RV-Website_Button_650x100.jpg" alt="Win Prizes"/></a>
    

Web Widget FAQs

What is a widget?

In this case, the web widget is an embedable software portal that enables your volunteers to access Reward Volunteers directly from your website.

Why would we use it?

You would use Reward Volunteers in general if you want a free way to help inspire volunteers, enabling them to log and track time, and earn chances to win cash and prizes for themselves and their organization. Specifically, the widget on your site makes this even easier for them, and can be integrated with your own encouraging messages to support your volunteers.

How does this differ from the main Reward Volunteers portal?

The widget has the same functionality as people who use Reward Volunteers at rewardvolunteers.com.

Do we need to know how to code?

We've tried to make embedding the widget as easy as possible. All you need to do is copy and paste the code we've provided into your web developer where you would add new assets. Whoever created your site should be able to do this easily.

If our volunteers already log their time, do they have to do it again?

If you use Samaritan Technologies Volunteer Management software, then you can seamlessly integrate the two so that when users log time they are automatically input into the Reward Volunteers program, simply email us to let us know you want to do this. If you use a different program to log time, then they have to re-input their hours, which can be done very quickly and easily right on your site with the web widget.

How does it work?

For general understanding of how Reward Volunteers works, please visit the About page or FAQs. Briefly, volunteers log time and designate you as their recipient organization. Each month winners are drawn whereby more hours = more chances to win for both the volunteer and your organization. Cabot and partnering sponsors provide prizes.

Is it free?

Yes

What other tools are available to help support our volunteers?

We have a toolkit for orgs which you can use to support your volunteers through Reward Volunteers.

I'm a volunteer, how do I use Reward Volunteers?

You can log directly at rewardvolunteers.com or please direct your volunteer coordinator to this site and encourage them to embed the widget, download the toolkit and spread the word throughout your organization of volunteers. The more volunteers who list your organization when they volunteer, the greater the chance your organization will win a monthly cash donation or other large prize.

Can we get reports of users hours?

Yes, simply email us and let us know.