Published and Private Opportunities

 Q: What’s the difference between a Published, Public and Private volunteer opportunity

A: Public postings can be viewed by your volunteers and the public.

There are social sharing links for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram sharing

Also, there is a web link that you can share via social media and email, and it will take existing or potential volunteers to a public web page.

All of the social sharing links are available when you view available opportunities via the Dashboard or when you select the Save and Previewbutton to view the opportunity. ​

If Published is checked, that means that the opportunity is no longer in draft and that the posting is available for your volunteers to view. The date range is used to indicate when an opportunity is published and expires. If the date field is left blank, and Published is checked off, then the opportunity is indefinitely posted for your volunteers with no expiry date.

If Published is unchecked, this means that no one can view the opportunity, just you (and supervisors, depending on assigned access). If neither Published or Public are checked, then the opportunity remains in draft.

When Published, existing and potential volunteers can input their contact information to express interest in a volunteer opportunity. All entries will appear in the Applications tab of the Opportunities section. opportunity apply

Q: When coordinators post volunteer opportunities, is there a web link?

A: Yes, there is a web link that you can share via social media and email, and it will take existing or potential volunteers to a public web page.

There are also social sharing links for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram sharing

Q: Is the map of volunteer opportunities regional?

A: The map will show all volunteer opportunities based on the site address associated with the opportunity.

General Questions

Q: How does an organization register for an account?

A: Visit, select register or try it free to Register your organization. Enter the following details:

  • Organization: The formal name of your organization.
  • Name: First and Last Name of the main account administrator (e.g. person registering, Volunteer Manager’s name)
  • Email: The email address of the person registering.
  • Username: The username that will be used to access the account via the Login page.
  • Password: The password for the account.
  • Referral: How did you hear about us? Select referral source that applies.

Remember that you only need one organization account. You can invite volunteers and supervisors to join your organization from this main account.

 Q: By registering, am I committing to using the software?

A: There is no commitment to using Charity Republic. We offer 2 month free trials and organizations can choose to continue and pay month-to-month or on an annual basis after their trial is complete. Otherwise, organizations can discontinue use of the software after their trial. Note: We do not require credit card information in order for organizations to register for a free trial.

Q: What privacy and security measures does Charity Republic have in place

A: Charity Republic does not sell user data or advertise to users. We have an SSL certificate and our data is stored on a secure server. Note, we work with over 35 school boards and universities and we’ve been through multiple security reviews to ensure we meet privacy and security requirements.

Here are our User and Privacy agreements.

Q: Who qualifies as a grassroots organization?

A: Grassroots organizations receive our software for free for one year (after which the organization may qualify again). There are several types of grassroots organizations and the qualifications include:

  • Organizations that are completely volunteer driven
  • Organizations that have limited financial resources (less than $100K annually)
  • Organizations that are just starting out, like a “startup” charity

Note: We determine eligibility on a case-by-case basis.

Q: What is PREB-Ontario and how is it integrated with Charity Republic

A: Charities and non-profits can recognize volunteers for the skills they demonstrated while volunteering by creating PREB-Ontario certificates. These certificates outline tasks and activities in detail, based upon the National Occupation Classification, and also detail key aspects of a volunteer’s experience, such as hours of volunteering completed, activities performed, special achievements, training obtained and special comments by supervisors. PREB-Ontario is administered by the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network part of the Volunteer Legacy initiative from the Pan/Parapan Am Games and has been made possible through funding support from the Government of Ontario.