Creating a Video Qualification

Created by Brittany Crow, Modified on Thu, 20 Jul 2023 at 04:01 PM by Brittany Crow

 Heads up! This article is intended for site managers


Do you want to share a training video as a qualification step for volunteers to participate in an Opportunity? You can incorporate a video into a qualification and ask volunteers a question they must answer that confirms they watched it as part of the process. Here we cover: 


How to add a video to a qualification

If you want volunteers to watch a training video—or any required video, e.g., an About Us film, etc.—before they participate in Opportunities posted on your site, you can with a qualification. This can be a great way to have volunteers watch a video on safety regulations or any other important information you want to share with them before they can be considered qualified to participate. To get started: 

1. Go to Volunteerism > Qualifications

2. Click Add New Qualification

3. Fill out the Create Qualification page. 

  • Click here to learn more about creating qualifications and waivers. 

Best practice: We recommend selecting the Dropdown or Radio Button types for this qualification. 

  • If you use one of these types, you can then select Auto approve if the correct answer is selected and select which answer is the correct one for them to choose from. 

  • When the volunteer selects the correct answer, they're automatically approved for that qualification. 
  • This is great if you plan to ask them a question specific to the video—i.e., a question that can only be answered by watching the video first. 

4. Toggle the button beside Add Content Link to On

5. Copy and paste the URL for the video you're attaching to the qualification in the Link URL field. 

6. You can either enter a call to action in the Link Text or the title of the video. 

  • e.g., Click here to watch the training video or Volunteering with Us

7. Click Create Qualification


Volunteer perspective

Here's how this qualification may appear to the volunteer, depending on how you set up the permission settings for it. 

  • Click here for more information about permission settings for qualifications.