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Users can claim participation in volunteer activities that aren't managed in Volunteer Manager by adding self-reported experiences to their Volunteer Profiles in the area highlighted below. Setting up self-reporting options allows volunteers to list their volunteer and leadership experience in charities and organizations not affiliated with your organization, and ensures their Volunteer profile provides the most up-to-date past and present volunteering information.
As a Super Admin or Volunteer Admin, you can define Self-Reporting Types on the Self Reporting Types page, located in the Admin interface, to encompass the types of volunteer activities your users may participate in outside your organization (e.g., Charity or Food Drive activities).
Access the Self Reporting Types page
- Click Admin in the Webmaster Links menu.
- Click Admin.
- Select Self Reporting Types from the Volunteer > Settings menu.
Manage Self-Reporting Types
On the Self Reporting Types page, you can edit and delete any existing Types, and create new ones by clicking Add. Then, simply give the Type a name and description, define the maximum number of points users can claim for an activity associated to the Type, and set it to Active or Inactive. Users can then select from any of these Types when adding a self-reported volunteer activity to their Volunteer Profile.
It’s important to have some self-reporting options available for volunteers to add to their profiles, but because these are ‘self-reported,’ there's no way to verify that they've actually been completed. Because of this, awarding points for past volunteering outside of Higher Logic’s Volunteer Manager is not recommended.