Tracking time for yourself

Spent time volunteering over the weekend, or last month? Or maybe you have volunteering you'll be doing in the future? Track it on Bright Funds.

  1. From your profile, select New volunteer activity 

  2. Choose Track time for yourself 

  3. Search for and select the organization you volunteered with

  4. You can input past and future dates by selecting Add another date for each date volunteered, as well as the hours that you have completed or will complete

  5. Once you have completed filling out the fields, click Track this time

Once you have tracked your time, you’ll see the past volunteer hours on your profile. When each date passes for future dates you've submitted, those hours will automatically get logged onto your Bright Funds profile. If your company has volunteer hour matching, the tracked time will be submitted for approval.


Tracking time for a group

Volunteered with a group of colleagues recently? Track the time for everyone who volunteered. 

  1. From your profile, select New volunteer activity 

  2. Choose Track time for a group

  3. Search for and select the organization you volunteered with

  4. Select the date and number of hours

  5. Start typing the name or email of the colleague you volunteered with and select their name in the dropdown

  6. Continue adding attendees one by one, or upload a CSV file using the template link on the page:

  7. Describe your volunteer activity and input the location, or select the "remote" option

  8. Click Track this time

  9. The next page will start the import process. Please be sure to click "Review imported volunteers" once the button becomes available

  10. Once you review your list, you can click "Import attendees" to submit the hours

Once submitted, you should see the hours listed when you click into "Hours" on your Bright Funds dashboard, in the left-side panel. The description will note that you recorded hours for yourself (if applicable) and "X" amount of others.


What's Next

If your hours are in "Requested" state, that means your company will review them for approval on their end. Once reviewed, you will receive an email notification. If approved, those hours will apply to your total hours on your Bright Funds Dashboard.

If you submitted on behalf of a group, those individuals will be able to see if their hours are approved on their own page.


Related Articles:

Editing or canceling your volunteer times

Editing volunteer times for a group

Still need help? Reach out to our team using the chat bubble or

at support@brightfunds.org.

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