I see a "Select Shifts" section on a form. How does this work?
The organization has the option of including a section called Select shifts on a form.
This allows volunteers to include shifts as part of their submitted form. However, the volunteer still must get approved for the opportunity before the requested shifts are booked and they're spot is confirmed.
To get a better idea of how this works, it is important to understand that volunteers must be approved for an opportunity before they are eligible to view and reserve spots to shifts.
For example, a volunteer wants to register for an opportunity titled Server posted by her local food bank. When filling out the registration form, she sees there is an available shift next Wednesday at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM which they select on the form and includes in the form submission! However, before they can officially have their spot confirmed to the shift, the admin needs to ensure that the volunteer is eligible (approved) for this opportunity (Server). Therefore, only once the volunteer gets approved for the Server opportunity, their spot for the requested shift next Tuesday at 12:00 PM will be confirmed!
If Instant Book is enabled for the Server opportunity, once the volunteer is approved for the opportunity (Server), all requested shifts on the registration form within the Server opportunity will immediately get booked. Hence, the volunteer will not require additional approval for each shift that they requested.
If Instant Book is disabled for the Server opportunity, once the volunteer is approved for the opportunity (Server), all requested shifts on the registration form within the Sever opportunity will become pending and are waiting for an admin to approve or decline each shift request. Hence, the volunteer will not necessarily get confirmed for each shift they requested and the decision will be up to the admin to approve or decline the shifts that they believe the volunteer should attend.
How does the Shifts section within Forms work?
When you enable the Shift section, you will be able to populate the shift calendar in the 3rd step when creating the form. When you populate the calendar, You'll be able to select existing opportunities which will populate all shifts across the ...
How does it work when I add the "Shifts" section to the application form?
When adding the Shifts section to the application form, you are allowing volunteers to pre-select shifts and attach them to their application form. However, the volunteer can only be approved to shifts once they are approved for the opportunity. ...
I submitted a form and included shifts in my submission. Why aren't I booked?
Once you submit the form on Vome, the organization will first need to assign you to any opportunities that you requested shifts for. Therefore, you will not immediately see pending and/or confirmed shifts in your schedule right away! An opportunity ...
How does the "General Availability" section work once added to the application form?
If you add the General Availability section to the application form, volunteers will be able to indicate their availability by selecting days of the week, and indicate morning, afternoon, evening or add a custom time slot for each of the selected ...
How do Form statuses work?
Form statuses on Vome are visible to admins only. Volunteers cannot see their form status and will not be notified if the form status changes. You can update form statuses as an internal applicant tracking system for the admin team managing the ...