This winter, my good friend and fellow parishioner, severely broke her ankle. Several of her friends and members of her family worked together to coordinate a care schedule. At first we used email, but we had trouble seeing the “big picture” of where and when care was needed. I looked for a website product for us to use to coordinate care, but nothing was flexible enough to list several activities over several weeks. Someone suggested using Google Docs to create a shareable spreadsheet, and it worked!
Here is a quick view of my sign-up sheet example. I have also made my example sign-up available to the public for copying.
There are several good video tutorials for using Google Docs to create spreadsheets. You will need to decide who can edit the spreadsheet and what level of privacy you want your sheet to have (private share via email invitation, share via link only, or public).
A Google Docs spreadsheet will not completely replace phone calls, emails, texts, or even a paper sign-up, but it is a good tool to add to your care coordination efforts. These spreadsheets may also be good for many other activities such as pot-lucks and outreach activity sign-ups.
Edited to Add: A friend has used Care Calenders for organizing help and recommends them too.