How to know if a volunteer is still confirmed, pending approval, assigned, or declined.
There are a couple of Volunteer Statuses on the Manage portion of the Admin Opportunity Dashboard. This article will briefly explain them so that you can know more about the specific statuses of your volunteers.
- Volunteer Confirmed either means that they signed up to an opportunity that did not require Approval, or they were assigned and Confirmed the assignment on their end that they would participate in the opportunity.
- Volunteer Requested to Join is used when your opportunity has the Approval Required button clicked (in the Advanced Settings of an Opportunity). These volunteers need to be approved in order to participate.
- Assigned by Organizer is used when a Volunteer has been assigned by the Opportunity Owner/Organizer. This Volunteer's spot on the Serving Date is reserved, but the Volunteer gets an email that gives them the option to decline (see below). If no action is taken, the Volunteer is assumed to be participating in the Serving Date
- Volunteer Declined signifies that a volunteer who was assigned to a Serving Date decided to decline the assignment and let the Opportunity Owner know that he/she will not be able to serve on the opportunity. A volunteer has the ability to leave a short feedback paragraph to the Opportunity Owner as to why they will not be attending when they decline a serving date assignment.