The new ARES Connect volunteer management system provides many valuable features that will truly enhance the experience of emergency communication volunteers. Those features include: a robust event management feature that allows you to create events, register users, log hours; a more automated reporting system based on user input, so that, instead of filing reports, you will be able to generate reports based on the events users register and log hours for; enhanced roster management capabilities; and embedded communications tools that will allow you to send email and text messages to volunteers.
Create an account to get started. An account is required to use this system. There are four steps to the account set up process:
- User name and password – Please use your Amateur Radio call sign as your user name. Select a password that you can remember. Passwords are case sensitive and do not require special characters.
- Affiliations – the next page will allow you to select other groups or organizations where you serve as a volunteer, participant or member.
- ARES Registration Form – complete the ARES Registration form. This information can be edited by you later on.
- EC Approval – Once your EC has approved your application you will have access to sign up for events and log hours.