Using Skills for Scheduling
The Reporter is very flexible for accommodating different organizational needs. This is one unique way to accomodate shifts that work with the Match button.
Organize your Volunteers’ Schedule Availability Using Volunteers Skills
In the Volunteers section, on the Skills tab, you can put any “skills” you want, including schedule availability. The Reporter comes with many suggested skills, but you can delete those and/or add new ones.
- Add your schedule skills in the Reference Codes menu –> Skills. Add, Edit, or delete skills as required.
- For instance, you can add schedule blocks to the skills. You could name one, e.g., Schedule: Monday AM. Another: Schedule, weekends, etc. By prefixing each skill with the same word [schedules] you assure they will all be grouped together for easy access.
- Then for each volunteer, select the appropriate skills/aka schedules in the Volunteers section on the Skills tab. You can select and add one at a time for each volunteer, as many as appropriate for each volunteer.
Jobs Skills Requested
Here we tell the Volunteer Reporter which skills a job needs. You will have already defined those skills according to the schedules you need filled by volunteers.
In the Jobs section on the Codes tab, you select skills in up to three fields which list your custom skills/schedules. The same list in each field allows you to indicate three schedule times for each job.
Then the Reporter uses this skills bank information to help you try to match qualified volunteers with jobs requesting specific skills or schedules.