How to Use SignUp Genius to Organize Your Back to School Life + Kindle Fire Giveaway #backtoschool #giveaway

This post has been sponsored by SignUp Genius. Julia Hembree is here to share with you her personal review of how SignUp Genius can help you during the Back to School Season. All opinions are 100% her own.


Have you ever worked as a Parent Teacher Association President? What about as a room mom? Or a soccer mom? Sunday school teacher?

Most moms have done something along these lines and as we all know, these jobs are not easy! Sometimes it’s just exhausting to keep everything straight as you coordinate with teachers, administrators, coaches, and especially other busy parents. Long gone are the days of paper sign ups and making a million phone calls to update everyone on who’s bringing what snack to the next event.

Meet the next wave of sign ups…online! Aptly named, this website offers free sign up sheets for individuals and organizations to coordinate volunteers.

This completely FREE site allows you coordinate volunteers for any event, any time, anywhere.

Simply create a sign up. They have a lot of options to choose from, so you can customize a picture and theme for your event. Then invite people through email. SignUp Genius handles the rest! Emails are sent to everyone you invited and people can choose what to sign up for and see what other people are doing. SignUp Genius even sends reminder emails a few days prior to your event so no one will ever miss what they signed up for. No more duplicate items, messy paper lists, long email reply chains, or reminder calls. SignUp Genius really is, well, genius!

I just completed a year as the Parent Council Chair at my son’s school and used SignUp Genius for ALL of our events! I have been a long time fan of this site and am familiar using it both as an administrator and a consumer. It could not be more user friendly and actually makes volunteering and organizing fun!

And, I must tell you, I am in LOVE with this funny and relate-able promo video. If you’ve ever organized anything, you can completely relate to all of the problems that SignUp Genius magically solves!

Save yourself time, hassle, and some sanity by using SignUp Genius for your next sign up needs. With back to school season upon us this is the perfect time to get acquainted with this website that will make your life easier.

Enter to win

Have you fallen in love with SignUp Genius yet? I promise you will love it, but if you still need a bit of convincing, how about a 7″ Kindle Fire HD? SignUp Genius is generously kicking off the back to school season with free and easy sign ups, and is offering one lucky winner a Kindle Fire.


Enter below to win! Good luck and I hope you have a wonderful school year (with some very non-stressful volunteer organizing!)
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Be sure to visit the main Back to School post to find all of our Back to School related giveaways. You don’t want to miss out on the amazing prizes.

Julia is a full time mommy and part time writer who thrives on Starbucks, chocolate, and toddler kisses. When she is not chasing a toddler around, you can find her at her personal blog,, or playing on Twitter @juliahembree.


  1. Denise L says

    I’m currently try to start a charter school in STL, MO. This would be a great way to get out committee meeting notices!

  2. Cynthia R says

    this would be great to coordinate pta activities. this would be great to coordinate donate blood charity drives at work.

  3. says

    I’ve used Signup genius for all my Girl Scout sign ups – it’s perfect for what I need since we can all see the schedule and it reminds everyone – makes my leader job so much easier!

  4. Rhonda Poff says

    Sign Up Genius is invaluable to me as the volunteer coordinator for my children’s school’s Band Booster Club. We do a lot of fundraising and Sign Up Genius keeps me and my band parents organized.

  5. Carla Arriaga says

    I’m a kindergarten teacher and started using SignUp Genius last year for conferences, donation lists, special day sign ups, and volunteers. Makes my job so much easier!

  6. Krystal says

    Sign up genius would help with anything that needs volunteers. PTA, and church functions are the things that come to mind first.

  7. jenny martin says

    I love Sign Up Genius! I use it for my bunko group, for work lunches, and we love to use it for PTA volunteer sign ups–especially book fairs!

  8. Natalia says

    I already used this last year for school events, it is real great help! I like it because I can sign-in from my home at any time and change any information.

  9. Melissa P. says

    I am an organizer. I need to have everything in my calendar and a major to do list. I would love to win this prize.

  10. Lorianne says

    SignUp Genius would send reminders which are very helpful when back to school begins because things get busy!

  11. Lawanna says

    We were just talking about SignUp Genius at a club meeting. We love being able to send a link in e-mail to all our members and not have to spend hours on the phone asking for volunteers.

  12. Amy Brewer says

    because if I use post it notes they get lost. I could use this for reminders because I forget everything.

  13. Amy L says

    It would be very helpful with the busy school schedule, and keeping all of the activities straight can be difficult.

  14. Rhonda Tenderholt says

    To keep the kids’s extra-curricular activities organized, to help w/our new school and their much needed signups, and even w/Boy Scouts.

  15. Shari says

    I’m a room mother this year, so that always requires lots of organization. The kindle fire would sure help with that!

  16. Lacey Burd says

    My kids are very involved in band and sports. We have tons of band things to sign up for throughout the year & since I’m on the band boosters, this would be tremendously helpful!

  17. Stephanie Bodine says

    Would be perfect for my first ever year on the parent teacher student council t my daughters school!

  18. April Yedinak says

    This sounds like a great way to organize all of our volunteer and fundraiser commitments. Thanks for the info.

  19. says

    I have used it in the past, when moms send it to me for volunteering and such. I loved it and had planned to also use it for meals support within our church community when a family has a need. But I gave up that leadership role recently. I do like how quick and easy it is!

  20. ACMommy3 says

    This would help me remember the varying dates with everyone in the family….in fact I have used this Signup Genius this summer! It was a fabulous way to keep track of our kids summer day camp activities so I could remember who needed to be where when! :-) And it’s easy to use and change info when needed.

  21. Tabathia B says

    It would help both my daughter’s keep up with their various volunteer duties along with their school classes

  22. says

    Right now I’m not sure… I’m not in charge of anything other than my 4 small children at the moment… My oldest just started 1st grade though and I do like to plan so I’m sure this would come in handy sooner rather than later! Time to bookmark it for reference!

  23. Amanda Sakovitz says

    It could help to remind me of events and stay in touch with people I may not communicate with regularly otherwise

  24. Cathy H says

    I have never volunteered to organize anything – I am a total organization failure. But, I might would try if I had the Signup Genius!

  25. says

    I just wanted to let you all know about one final training update that has been posted to our members support area. If you’ve been following our updates over the past couple of weeks, we’ve shown you the unique content training that we added, the pay per click training that we’ve added, and then last week I covered the new member’s help area.

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