Position vs. Volunteer Opportunity

Q: What’s the difference between a Volunteer Opportunity and a Position?

A: A volunteer opportunity is used to recruit new or existing volunteers to volunteer for your organization and the title may be catchy, similar to an advertisement.

A position is the name of an actual volunteer position within the organization and may have a more official and perhaps more detailed internal job description as compared to a volunteer opportunity.

For instance, a public facing volunteer opportunity may not have as much detail or may not contain confidential information about a position (e.g. details related to travel reimbursements).