How to Make Your Own Sign-Up Sheets

by Palmer Owyoung; Updated September 26, 2017
Sign-up sheets are a great way to organize your volunteers.

Sign-up sheets are a useful tool for getting volunteers for a project, finding out who will bring what to a pot luck or for organizing a job. A well-designed sign-up sheet should ask the volunteer for their name, what they are signing up for, contact details and any other information relevant to the task. You can easily create one using any word-processing program.

Items you will need

  • Word-processing program
  • Paper
  • Printer
Step 1

Open up a word-processing application, such as Microsoft Word or OpenOffice. Create a new document by clicking on “File” and “New.”

Step 2

Set up the page for your sign-up sheets by inserting a table: click on “Insert” and “Table.” Choose the number of columns that you need for the information that you want. For example, you can have 3 columns requiring a person's name, address and phone number. Click on the “Center” tab on the tool bar.

Step 3

Make lines across the page, if your table doesn't include them. Use the underscore button at the top of your keyboard. It is located next to the “0” (zero) key. Create the lines until you are 2 inches away from the bottom of the page.

Step 4

Print the sign-up sheets, and post them where people can sign up.

About the Author

Palmer Owyoung holds a Master of Arts in international business from the University of California at San Diego and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a trained molecular biologist. He has been a freelance writer since 2006. In addition to writing, he is a full-time Forex trader and Internet marketer.

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