What is the difference between a Category and an Opportunity?

What is the difference between a Category and an Opportunity?

A category typically has the title and description of a program, event or location. It contains one or more volunteer opportunities.

An opportunity contains all the details about an activity, position, role or task. Volunteers can apply directly to opportunities, which are linked to a single category.

Example in the diagram below > The Food Bank would be the category. Food Prep, Packaging and Delivery would be the opportunities.

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