A Volunteer Event is any social situation hosted for the volunteers of your nonprofit. Volunteer events cultivate your mission by providing services for, or giving recognition to your volunteers.
From the Argenta main menu on the left-hand side of the screen, choose Volunteer Management > Volunteer Events.
Click the “Add New” button. This will pop up the Add a New Member Event window.
Choose the type of event from the “Volunteer Event Category” drop down list. If the Event category is not in the system, you can add it by clicking the “Add New” button. This is a required field.
All drop down lists in Argenta help to create comprehensive reports. Argenta comes loaded with predefined values for all of these drop down lists, but you can change them at any time. You can add or delete any of these values by selecting the corresponding section from the Argenta Main Menu. To update Volunteer Event categories, choose Volunteer Event Categories from the Volunteer Management menu.
Next, select a start date and time for the event. Events can run for several hours or several days. To select the start date click the calendar icon, to select the start time click the time icon. Repeat to select the end date and time. These are both required fields.
Choose the Team Member contact associated with the Event from the drop down list. Then, enter the Event’s title in the “Event Title” field. This field has a maximum of 140 characters. These are both required fields.
You may also want to provide a description for the event. You can do so by entering text into the “Description” field. Each event has a description field, which can contain as many items as needed. This is not a required field.
Specify if this event is for a Volunteer Group by selecting the corresponding bubble at the bottom of the page.
After reviewing the information entered, click the “Add this Event” button to finish. The window will close and you will find your new event in the Volunteer Event list.