Flexible activities are activities which are created by a Program Manager or an Admin, as a type of 'empty bucket' / 'template' for volunteers to apply/be allocated to, in which ongoing rosters can be added over time if/when a volunteering session is required.
PLEASE NOTE - NO ROSTER WILL EXIST UNTIL ONE IS MADE AGAINST THE FLEXIBLE ACTIVITY!
This means, creating the flexible activity will allow volunteers to apply for it, but will not show up in their 'My Activities' tab until a roster applied to it (See video below for more details).
Rosters can be added to flexible activities by either Activity Leaders, Program Managers, and/or Admins which will then show upon their 'my activities' tab. This will then act like a regular activity in which volunteers can apply to, or managers can allocate and roster them.
We created this option to be able to help organisations who have quite a niche events to have the ability to create rosters on a varying case by case basis. We like to think of setting up a flexible activity as a way to create a template of an activity, which will sit empty in the background of Volaby until the organisation needs to create the rosters and can do this quickly.
An example of this might be a team of students who get together to work on a project overtime, but have no exact cadence on when they do their activity. Therefore, creating a flexible activity can build a team, then the activity leader can create rosters for that team as they progress / need them. This is similar to case-work volunteering, where a volunteer can be allocated to an activity (e.g. Mentoring John), when they are elevated to an 'activity leader' they can create rosters as they continue to engage with "John". Consequently they will then be able to complete reports for each of these rosters and record data such as hours volunteered, what they did, etc.
FOR ANYTHING OUTSIDE OF THIS - PLEASE USE REGULAR ACTIVITIES!