Managing a volunteer’s Availability allows you to find the volunteers who are available when you need them. Much like creating Skills and Equipment items, you can also create different generic time frames that your volunteers are available. Some organizations choose a broader approach and track:
Weekday – Days
Weekday – Evenings
Other organizations like to get more specific asking about particular times of each day that volunteers are available:
You want to create the Availabilities that best fit how your organization operates. To give you some more ideas, please view the attached document at the bottom of this article.
Once you have created these Availabilities you can run searches on a specific Availability or several of them. You can also combine attributes to run a search on who is available “Monday Mornings” and has the Interest Category of “Mentoring”. By creating these Availabilities and tracking them for each volunteer, you can find the right volunteers at the right time.
When adding a new Availability in CERVIS, you will give it a 4-digit number which we refer to as the Availability Code. The Availability Code determines the order that the availabilities are displayed to the volunteer. The volunteers will not see the code, but it allows you to list them in whatever order you choose.
For information about how to add, update, or view Availability Inventory follow the link HERE.