Placing & Referring from Opportunities
Make sure that your "Opportunities" tab is active by clicking on it. Check the box next to the opportunity with which you wish to place or refer your volunteer. Click the "Refer/Place" button in the column of buttons on the left side of your screen.
You will notice there are some different options for sorting through the volunteers than there were for sorting through the opportunities. You still can choose to show records from "all folders" or "only current folder" and you can also still choose to run a search. But you now have the options of:
|•||Using a filter to select a predefined set of volunteers (like all of the volunteers who have not yet been placed with any opportunity).|
|•||Using the search system to create your own, custom built filter.|
|•||Using Intelli-Match. Intelli-Match takes into consideration the preferences that you entered into the opportunity profile and matches them with the preferences in the volunteer profiles and ranks the volunteers with how closely they match. This works best if the profiles have been filled out with a high level of detail.|
|•||Only showing volunteers that are compatible with this opportunities restrictions. This feature is only available for our customers using the Background Check functionality|
Make sure that you check the box in front of the tool that you want to identify your volunteers and then click "Refresh" to bring up the results. If you forget to click "Refresh" you will still be looking at the unfiltered complete list of volunteers.
If you are using the Samaritan Criminal Background checking system and any of the volunteers you try to place have not been approved for service, you will receive an error message similar to the following.
You move things around in the opportunity placement screen just like you did in volunteers, except that this time we are moving people instead of opportunities. Just remember to select the person that you want to move and click on "Finish" when you are finished.