ServiceSpark is a powerful tool to help volunteer coordinators and volunteers keep tabs on hours, be notified of volunteer opportunities. ServiceSpark code is presented as-is with no warranty of any kind.
ServiceSpark is maintained by @bradkovach for the United Way of Albany County. To inquire about a hosted installation of ServiceSpark, please contact email@example.com
Use the 5-minute installer from https://github.com/uwacwy/servicespark-installer
1. Clone Repository
git clone https://github.com/uwacwy/servicespark.git servicespark
Verify the installation...
tree -L 1 --dirsfirst -F servicespark
You should see the following output...
servicespark/ ├── app/ ├── cache/ ├── install/ ├── logs/ ├── www/ ├── composer.json ├── composer.lock └── README.md 5 directories, 3 files
2. Install Dependencies with Composer
ServiceSpark uses plugin packages that are not in the Packagist.org repository. As a result, enumerating the packages may take a very long time. It may time out, so try again, as composer will pickup where it left off.
composer installed globally...
cd servicespark composer install
Install and use local
cd servicespark curl https://getcomposer.org/installer | php php composer.phar install
If Composer times out during
You may need to disable the composer process timeout, as the cakephp/cakephp repository is large. Prepend your composer command with
# when installing globally... COMPOSER_PROCESS_TIMEOUT=0 composer install # when installing locally... COMPOSER_PROCESS_TIMEOUT=0 php composer.phar install
Execute the contents of
sql/install.sql on your database.
Open and edit the following files and save removing
.default from the filenames...
Adjust Routing Prefixes
Config/core.php and add the following at line ~145
Configure::write('Routing.prefixes', array('go', 'admin', 'coordinator', 'volunteer', 'supervisor', 'json') );
Start using ServiceSpark
Visit your ServiceSpark installation and create an account. Before you can begin using ServiceSpark, you will also need to create an Organization.
To make yourself a super administrator, edit your user row in the
At the moment, manually editing the
users table is the only way to give yourself full administrative privileges.
To create events
- Create an organization (Volunteer > Create Organization)
- Join the organization (Volunteer > Join Organizations)
- Find the permission row in
permissionsthat corresponds to your organization id and your user id and set the
- Logout and log back in to ServiceSpark. You will now be able to coordinate events for your organization.