Improvements Needed to Training and Events (Visible on Volunteer Schedule, Training Hours Tracked Separately and more!)

Posted 5 months ago by Jenny Hymans

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Jenny Hymans

Training and Events should work similarly to Opportunities/Needs--there should be a sign up with email notifications and check in process. Registered trainings should show up on the volunteer schedule as a training they have registered for. Training hours should then be counted but go into a separate volunteer training "bucket" and be visible on the Volunteer Resume and Volunteer Dashboard.


Program Facilitators should have access to Training and Events as they do for Opportunities/Needs. So they can view who is signed up for trainings and confirm training details like location, time, etc. 

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Jeff Rodell

Jeff Rodell posted 5 months ago Admin

Hi Jenny,


Thank you so much for taking the time to reach out with your thoughts! Before I pass this along to our team, I wanted to first share an idea that may work well for your desired workflow. To start, I'll share that the Events feature on the site is intended to act a bit like an event "bulletin board", where the event posted can gather interest but does not confirm attendance as an opportunity would. In this case, one feature that I would recommend in place of Events would be Initiatives. If you were to create an Initiative and then post event-related opportunities under that Initiative, you would also be able to collect hours from volunteers. You could even consider making a Spotlight on your site to advertise the Initiative to your volunteers. In addition, Initiative also have more functionality in terms of reporting, and Program Facilitators would have access to specific opportunity information as well.


Please feel free to let me know if this may be an idea that works well for you, or if there are any additional thoughts around Initiatives and Events on your site. 


Thank you!


With gratitude,


Jeff Rodell (He/Him)

Client Onboarding Specialist

Galaxy Digital

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