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Volaby volunteer organisations

See below the list of all Volaby partner organisations and a link to their domains for easy sign in access
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I can't see all the activities

Why can't I see other activities in Volaby?
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Suspending an Activity

Why and how do managers suspend an activity in Volaby
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Map View vs Timeline View

The Activities Console can be a busy place but knowing which view window to use when helps navigating immensley!
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Report Type Best Practices

Data capture is integral to the success of your operations and we want to make sure your data capture is brilliantly set up from day dot.
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Change my availability

How to change your availability in
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Volaby Permissions

We have 4 levels of permissions in Volaby. Setting different permissions is a good way to divide up responsibilities.
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Creating a Program (Admins Only)

How to create a new program in Volaby
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SMS in Volaby

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Activity Leaders

Who are activity and what can they do to support your organisation?
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Creating and Publishing Rosters

Everything you need to know about getting your volunteers on an activity with rosters
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Written by James Keele
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I can't see My Activities

Why can't I find the activities I have attended?
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Written by Georgie McKenzie
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Using Your Volunteer Database

The Volunteer Database is packed with functionality to audit, export and filter your volunteers.
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Tracking Incoming Volunteers

Keeping on top of your volunteer applications is important to your operations and a way to keep your applicants engaged.
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Guide: Designing Your Volunteer Application

Self-configure your onboarding flow for your volunteer applicants to follow.
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Cancel and Closure Reasons for Activities (Admins Only)

These are great self-configurable tags you can create so your operations, even when they aren't running, are still easily communicated!
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Creating Your Account

Let's get you ready to volunteer - but first, your organisation needs to know a little about you!
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Best Practice: Designing Your Volunteer Application

This article hopes to provide examples of how you could configure your onboarding flow.
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I want to join an activity

How a volunteer can join an activity in Volaby
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For volunteers: What does "enrolled in an activity" mean?

Being enrolled in an activity, is not the same as being rostered for an activity.
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Managed Rosters

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Instant Rosters

What is an instant roster and how to use them
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Deleting a Program (Admins Only)

How to delete a program you no longer need
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Forgot your password

What to do if you can't remember your password
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Open Rosters

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Changing an Activity Report

How to amend an activity report as a volunteer, team/activity leader or Admin
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'Unable to save information' error message

What to do when an action won't save in Volaby
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Creating, editing and duplicating an Activity

We know there are many different ways to volunteer; see how yours can exist in Volaby!
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Written by Nicholas Marchesi
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Suspending a Program (Admins Only)

How to suspend a program in Volaby
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Written by Georgie McKenzie
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'Unable to save activity' error message

What to do when your activity won't save
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Written by Georgie McKenzie
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'Email address already in use' error message

What to do when you receive this error message
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Edit or cancel a roster

How to make changes to your rosters once they have ben published
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Written by Georgie McKenzie
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'We're having trouble logging you in, please try again in a minute' error message

What to do when your receive this error message
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'I didn't receive a verification email' error message

What to do when you receive this error message
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'Something went wrong' error message

What to do when you receive this error message
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I want to change information on my application

How to change your personal details on a submitted volunteer application
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I can't find the information I need to complete this task

Where do I find organisation specific information?
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I'm still waiting for my profile to be approved

When will my volunteer profile be approved?
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Creating an Activity

How to create and duplicate activities in Volaby
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Written by Georgie McKenzie
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Change my password

Update your password whenever you need to!
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Written by Nicholas Marchesi
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Joining a Waitlisted Activity

Sometimes Activities will be on a waitlist but you can still show your interest. Learn how to here!
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Xtra email account holders

Troubleshooting verification email issues
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Embeddable Widgets

Impact Statistics and Activity Schedules
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Editing an Activity

How to edit an activity in Volaby
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Report types

Activity reports and incidents reports are two important reports submitted in Volaby.
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Adding and removing volunteers from a program

Volunteers select a program when they start volunteering, but you might want them to belong to more than one program in the future.
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What is an activity?

Activities is the name we give to the volunteering opportunities.
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Written by Nicholas Marchesi
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Volaby Structure

There are a couple of different levels of operations in Volaby and understanding those makes it super easy to using the system altogether!
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Where did Volaby originate from?

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Is Volaby an app?

Save your volunteer organisations unique URL for signing into Volaby
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What type of device and browser do I need to use Volaby?

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Can I use Volaby on my smart phone/tablet?

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Written by Nicholas Marchesi
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How do I add (and remove) a volunteer to a team and activity?

How do managers add a volunteer to an activity
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Does Volaby send notifications?

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Written by Nicholas Marchesi
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Do I have to use Volaby?

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Written by Nicholas Marchesi
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Why do you call the organisations of Volaby partners not customers?

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Written by Nicholas Marchesi
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I have submitted my application but can't see anything more?

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Written by Nicholas Marchesi
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Saving an Activity

What to do if you have trouble saving an activity in Volaby
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Written by Georgie McKenzie
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Viewing Your Impact

Ever thought about the impact you are having? Well now you can actually see it!
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Written by Nicholas Marchesi
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Deleting an Activity

Why Admins can't permanently delete activities and how to 'close' an activity
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Written by Georgie McKenzie
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Selecting Your Availability

Once you have selected your activities or have been approved for them, hit up the My Activities page to select when you're available
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Written by James Keele
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Editing Your Profile

Need to update some your personal information? No problem! Here's how to do it.
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What are resources?

Resources house a lot of great information from your managers - worth an explore and a read!
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Adding and Editing Resources For Your Volunteers (Admins Only)

Need your volunteers to have access to important information quickly? Resources will be your best friend here!
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Curating Bulletins (Admins Only)

Bulletins are a Notice Board collection of updates you can send to your whole organisation.
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What's a Bulletin?

Heard about Bulletins? Read here about what they are!
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Delete my volunteer profile

What to do when you regretfully can't volunteer anymore.
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Promoting Volunteers to Activity Leaders

Promoting Volunteers to Activity Leaders is a great way to allocate some of the manager workload to team leaders.
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Written by Nicholas Marchesi
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I am having troubles logging in

Sometimes logging in to Volaby can cause some pains, but we are here to help - read below and hopefully we can help!
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What is Volaby?

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Promoting Volunteers to Program Managers

This is a great operations management level of permission and is super helpful in allocating resources effectively.
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Edit my contact details

How a volunteer edit their contact details in Volaby
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Promoting Volunteers to Admins

The Administrator is the highest level of permissions.
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Creating Activity Reports

Creating Report Types is a pivotal space in your Volaby set up. They allow you to collect multiple data points across all your operations.
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Where does the name Volaby come from?

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How is my data protected?

It is important to us that you are confident with how your data is protected.
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Submitting Activity Reports

Submitting activity reports helps your organisation track the impact you and your fellow volunteers contribute to!
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Using Your Impact Dashboard

Volaby's end goal is to ensure that your organisation's ability to export and use the data you have captured is completely accessible.
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Submitting an Incident Report

If something goes wrong, or it just doesn't feel right, let your managers know by submitting an incident report!
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Creating your Incident Report Framework (Admins Only)

As we operate, we want to ensure our volunteers feel empowered to express concerns or issues through the framework you provide.
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Managing an Incident Report (Admins only)

It is important that you have access to managing incidents your volunteers can submit, that may arise during your operations.
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Adding Volaby to your Home Screen

Volaby isn't a native app, it is mobile responsive though! Why not save it to your smart phone home screen and use it like a native app!
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Written by Nicholas Marchesi
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Editing a Program (Admins Only)

How to amend a Program
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Conceptualising Programs

Technically speaking Programs are the easiest thing to set up in Volaby, but understanding their functionality is a bit harder.
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Written by Nicholas Marchesi
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