As you might expect, your volunteers need to know how much time they'll be required to commit to a given Opportunity. On the Time Commitments page, located in the Admin interface, you can create a range of hours to encompass a diversity of commitment types, like Quick Task, Full Day, Small Project, etc.
Access the Time Commitments [age
- Click Admin in the Webmaster Links menu.
- Click Admin.
- Select Time Commitments from the Volunteer > Settings menu.
Manage Time Commitments
On the Time Commitments page, you can edit and delete any existing Time Commitments, and create new ones by clicking Add. Then, simply give it a name, define its range of hours, and set it to Active or Inactive.
When creating your Time Commitments, you need to define a contiguous range (there can be no overlap between two types); then, when creating an Opportunity, you'll enter the estimated number of hours per volunteer, which will then automatically apply the appropriate Time Commitment Type once created. For example, we have a Short Task commitment with a range of 1.11—5 hours, so if I create an Opportunity with an estimated number of hours per volunteer of 4, it will automatically be labeled as a Short Task.
Create time commitment ranges that will cover the majority of your Opportunities to give volunteers as much insight as possible prior to applying.