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).


Q: How do I add a Position for a volunteer?

A: Visit the main Volunteers section Volunteers Tab and select a volunteer.

  1. Select the Positions icon Positions(top)
  2. Select thePlus symbolbutton (top right) to select or create a new position (e.g. Front Desk)
  3. Select a Position from the drop-down (this position would have been created via the Organization section)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Or, create a new position:
  1. Enter the Name of the position
  2. Select the Department / Program that the position is affiliated with
  3. Select the Site for the position
  4. Select the Supervisor for the position
  5. Enter a Description of the position
  6. Save buttonthe information

Q: Can I add multiple positions for a volunteer?

A: You can add an unlimited number of positions for a volunteer. Simply select thePlus symbolbutton (top right) to add another Position.

Q: How do I search for a volunteer by position?

A: Please visit the Searching for volunteers section here to learn more.