# About the volunteering portal
The volunteering portal is a single platform to manage events.
- Learn about the various events that are open, ongoing, or complete.
- Volunteer for an event, and earn volunteering hours and stars for your efforts.
- Create an event, and make it available for volunteers to register themselves for the event.
- Facilitate an event, and manage the activities of volunteers.
- Track the progress of an event.
# Types of Users
The volunteering portal is used by the following types of users:
|Types of Users||How they use the portal|
|Visitor||- Learns about the various events that are open, ongoing, or complete |
- Subscribes for events
|Member||- Creates an account in the portal |
- Subscribes for events related to one or more categories
|Volunteer||- Registers for an event if interested to volunteer |
- Volunteers for an event, and earns volunteering hours and stars for their efforts
|Event Coordinator||- Creates an event (if the setting is enabled ) |
- Gathers all the resources required to organize an event, and coordinates with the event administrator to go live
- Makes an event available for voluntary registration
- Confirms that an event is ready to go live
- Marks the event ongoing when the event begins
- Facilitates an event by coordinating with the volunteers, the event administrator, and other stakeholders
- Captures the check-in and check-out time of the volunteering activity for each volunteer
Capture feedback and testimonials from volunteers
|Event Administrator||- Creates an event |
- Assigns an event coordinator to an event
- Marks the event complete after it is verified by an event coordinator
- In addition, an event administrator can perform all the tasks that an event coordinator can perform
|Portal Administrator||- Promotes a member to an event coordinator or an event administrator |
- Manage organizations and beneficiaries required for event administrators to create events
- Generates reports of events, volunteers, participating organizations and beneficiaries
- In addition, a portal administrator can perform all the tasks that an event administrator can perform
- The role you play can vary with each event. For example, you can be a volunteer for an event and an event coordinator for another
- An event coordinator is the coordinator for the specific event assigned to him/her; whereas, an event administrator is an administrator for all the events that he/she has created. If interested, he/she can register for an event as a volunteer
# Types of Events
You can manage the following types of events using the volunteering portal:
One Timeevent: Occurs only once with a fixed date and time duration.
e.g. A single day workshop in a school.
Recurringevent: Occurs repeatedly with a fixed timing.
e.g. A training session for a group of teachers that spans multiple days at fixed time on each planned day.
Any Timeevent: Occurs any time without a fixed date and time.
e.g. A brainstorming session or poster preparation for a campaign, etc.
- If an event occurs with varying timings for each session, you must
One Timeevents for each session instead of a
- If an event occurs with no specfic timings that may happen over a single day or multiple days, you must create an
# Execution Path
The typical execution path of an event is as follows
- An event administrator initiates an event to achieve their volunteering goals
- Event Administrator will coordinate with Portal Administrator for any assistance regarding resources (event coordinators, beneficiaries and organizations) listed in the portal for event planning.
- Event administrator chooses an event coordinator during the planning phase
- Event Coordinator will plan, schedule, finalize resources, mobilize volunteers, coordinates with all stakeholders and executes the event.
- Event Administrator then verifies all the information captured and then marks it as completed.
- After an event is approved, all the registered volunteers will receive volunteer hours and stars in their profile based on their contribution.
- Event Coordinator, Event Administrator and Portal Administrator can now download event reports and feedback.
# Event Lifecycle
The following states represent various states an event can exist.
DRAFT-- Event is created: When an event is identified, the event administrator creates the event. The status of the event is Draft.
OPEN-- Event is open for registration: When the event venue, timings, beneficiaries, and other required resources are available, the event is made available for registration. The status of the event changes to Open. Members can then register for the event.
CONFIRMED-- Event is confirmed: When enough number of volunteers have registered for the event, the event coordinator or the event administrator confirms the event to prevent further registration from members. The status of the event changes to Confirmed.
ONGOING-- Event has begun: When the event begins at the venue, the event coordinator or the event administrator marks that the event has commenced. The status of the event changes to Ongoing. Event coordinators can then check in and check out each volunteer at the event.
VERIFIED-- Event has verified: When the event ends, the event coordinator or the event administrator verifies that attendance has been marked for all the volunteers, and then changes the status of the event to Verified.
COMPLETED-- Event has completed: The event administrator then marks that the event has ended. The status of the event changes to Completed.
CANCELLED-- Event has cancelled: The event administrator can cancel an event prematurely. The status of the event changes to Cancelled.