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In addition to needing to know the time commitment for a given Opportunity, volunteers also need to know whether travel is required, and if so, the distance. On the Travel Preferences page, located in the Admin interface, you can create a series of travel ranges, like Up to 20 Miles, Up to 50 Miles, etc., that will automatically be applied to Opportunities with a designated physical location, based on the user's location.
Travel Preferences correspond directly to the Willingness to Travel demographic on the Volunteer profile, and are also associated to an Opportunity when it's created. Volunteer manager matches the willingness to travel option selected by the volunteer with an Opportunity's location, and populates that Opportunity on the volunteer profile for easy sign-up if they are within the same range.
Access the Travel Preferences page
- Click Admin in the Webmaster Links menu.
- Click Admin.
- Select Travel Preferences from the Volunteer > Settings menu.
Manage Travel Preferences
On the Travel Preferences page, you can edit and delete any existing preferences, and create new ones by clicking Add. Then, simply give it a name, enter the distance (in Kilometers), and set it to Active or Inactive (you can also make any Travel Preference the default).