Civic Champs seamlessly tracks and records volunteer hours. The app uses GPS location and notifications, the Civic Champs app allows volunteers to log and submit their volunteer hours with just a couple of taps. Why do nonprofit organizations track volunteer hours? Tracking volunteer hours is essential to nonprofit organizations because it allows an organization to raise more funding. Volunteer hours can be used as an in-kind match for grants and help highlight the total impact an organization has with donors. Also, nonprofits would love to recognize the gift of time that volunteers provide and tracking allows the celebration of milestones. But today many nonprofit organizations depend on pen and paper tracking that then requires manual entry into spreadsheets or databases - taking up precious hours. How does Civic Champs work? Civic Champs’ goal is to help nonprofits by creating a mobile app that makes volunteer hour tracking simple, seamless, and accurate. The app uses the GPS location of the phone to detect when a volunteer has arrived at a volunteer event. A volunteer receives a notification asking if they are there to volunteer and all they have to do is tap “Yes” to confirm. If there is no event or a volunteer forgets their phone, volunteers can also enter hours they have previously volunteered through the Log Other Hours feature. Users can also see a running tally of all of the hours they have given to all of the organizations they support.