To organize a future volunteer event, get started by selecting New Volunteer Activity from your Bright Funds profile. Now, select Organize a volunteer event.
Before you enter your event in Bright Funds, be sure to coordinate the event details with the nonprofit beforehand!
Next, search for and select the nonprofit. Fill out the event information including the title, the description of the activity, and location.
Click Continue to event schedule, then:
Add a time that people can volunteer. For example, January 1 from 9:00am - 1:00pm.
Fill out the remaining information including hours per volunteer, attendee limit and skills
Click Save shift
Choose Add another shift if there are multiple different times or roles that people can sign up for. Volunteers will be able to select which shift they would like to join when viewing the event. Tip: If you are organizing a multi-day/week/month activity, we recommend setting up multiple shifts.
If you know that someone is joining, you can add them directly under Who's going. Click on the Invite tab to invite new individuals or groups. Everyone who is invited will receive an email invitation and can sign up for the event to track their volunteer time. Click Publish event when the event is ready to go.
After publishing the volunteer event, you can post updates, invite more people to join, and manage attendees.
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