How to Use Search Volunteer Opportunities

Select the options within each category that match your interests.

There is no minimum or maximum number of boxes that need to be selected in each category. You do not need to make a selection in each category, select only what is important to you.  Fewer selections provide better results.

Select Your Geographic Area

  • if you are wanting to volunteer in these specific areas only (if not important to you leave blank, otherwise it could impact your search results)

Areas of Interest

  • if you see an organization you specifically would like to volunteer for, then select an organization to see what opportunities they have.

Next - Choosing a Date(s)

In the date range field, select the down arrow option and choose Specific Date or Date Range.

  • If you select Specific Date, a calendar will pop up for you to choose a date. You can arrow forward or backwards to select a date on the desired month.
  • If you select Date Range, enter the beginning date in the first field and the end date in the Date 2 field.

Next - If you are a court-ordered volunteer

  • Select “Yes”
  • Your search results will include opportunities that allow court-ordered volunteers.

Keywords

  • Keyword filter functions works best when no other categories are selected.

Volunteer Youth Age(s)

If you are looking for an opportunity for youth ages 8 to 17

  • select the ages that apply
  • a current list of opportunities that allow the ages selected will populate.

After all your interests have been entered, select the “Search Opportunities” button.

You will be taken to a list of current opportunities for your review. You can resort the list by clicking on one of the column names in the black bar.

Editing your choices or doing a reset

If you would like to do an edit to the boxes you checked then click on "Edit this Search" or you can start all over by clicking "Reset Search"

Check out the opportunities/Events

Select the “View information and dates” button to the right of the opportunity to learn more about it.

Scroll down through the opportunity information and view the dates/shifts at the very bottom. Select the green “Register” button if you want to move forward with this opportunity or select the “Close” button to return to your search results.

 

After selecting the “Register” button, if you are a new volunteer, select “Create a profile.” The required fields are marked with an asterisk.

  • Select submit and enter number attending which would be 1 for an individual, or if a group (more than 1) put in the number attending
  • You may receive a message on the screen about next steps and are now registered for the opportunity.

If you already have a profile, login with your email address and password. If you forgot your password, select “Forgot Password?” in lower left corner of box.

You can access your account anytime by selecting the “Volunteer Login” on the home page of the website.

Quick links for specific registration instructions:

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