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Returning Volunteer Application

  • Tuesday, May 01, 2012 12:52 PM
    Message # 907641
    Deleted user

    Have any of you created a returning volunteer application to post online?  We have a percentage of our volunteers who are rather fluid and are here then are gone for a period of time and then come back. 

    I am thinking of creating a section of our website for "returning volunteers" where they can make an application to update their file (we are not VICNET users).  Of course this would require merging files to get one record, but I think I have that figured out now.

    Just want those who return to feel special and not like they have to go through the process all over again.

    Any one have experience with this?



  • Wednesday, May 02, 2012 8:19 AM
    Reply # 908965 on 907641
    Deleted user
    No I do not have a returning volunteer application.  I have also found the merge function to be a little tricky so I shy away from it.  If someone calls and says they want to return, we just ask them if any of their contact information has changed.
  • Wednesday, May 02, 2012 9:22 AM
    Reply # 909007 on 907641

    At this point, I archive anyone who has done service with us, so if they want to return, I simply restore their original record and ask for updates to contact info and their pre-requisites.

    If they had applied, but never completed service, I would probably ask them to start the process over again because it's likely I wouldn't have retained any paperwork on them.

  • Thursday, May 03, 2012 2:13 PM
    Reply # 910986 on 907641
    Deleted user

    One of the merge issues Volgistics has now cleared up.  Before if you had a photo in the record and then merged with a new record, the photo didn't travel over.  They have fixed that so it does.

    Also the trick about going in and putting a service record of zero hours on the new record so all information flows to it does work in merging records.   The merge flows to the record with the last activity in the service field.


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