Volunteers 2.0 now allows for the ability to send 3 reminders to volunteers up to 21 days in advance. This is similar to the Notifications in 1.0 but with much more advanced options to ensure that reminding your volunteers of their schedules is as easy as possible!
|If you have the same volunteers scheduled in 1.0 and set to receive reminders you will want to remove them so they are not receiving duplicate reminders for the same event/role.|
How to set reminders:
You can manage the notifications by clicking the "Volunteers will receive 1 reminder" under one of the roles in your event.
You can then choose how many reminders you would like this Role to receive by toggling them on and off, and you can customize the details and dates of each reminder.
Customize the reminder:
When you click the button you are able to edit the message the volunteers will receive:
|Timing:||Choose when this reminder should be sent, from 1 to 21 days before the event|
|Subject:||Edit the Subject line of the reminder.|
|Message:||Customize what you would like the body of the message to say, use the mailmerge options to bring information about the volunteer and the event into the message.|
Choose if you would like volunteers to be able to RSVP to this Reminder.
Choose if you would like this reminder to also be sent by text message.
In the bottom left-hand corner, you will see that the reminder will automatically be sent from the role's leader between 12 pm and 2 pm. Note that the Leader is also the one to receive reply's and RSVPs if you have selected to include RSVPs. If a leader has been selected when establishing Roles the leader will show directly below the Role: If no leader has been selected for a role, reminders will send from a email@example.com and will not show in your email history in Breeze.
|If no leader has been selected and you would like to select a leader you can do so by selecting the arrow next to Send Schedules to Volunteers and choosing to "Modify Roles" this will allow you to select a leader for each Role.|
Once you have the reminder set as you would like it to appear, hit Done.
You will then have the option to customize additional reminders. When you have finished setting up reminders as you would like them click the green "Save for" button in the bottom right-hand corner.
You can then choose to save the reminders for This Event Only, Save as Default for the entire Series, or Save for Multiple Roles.
|Save for this Event:||This will save these reminders for this specific role, in this specific event (the calendar day you are working with). This is great if you have a very specific message you need to communicate with volunteers in a specific day.|
|Save as Default for Series:||This will allow you to save this reminder set up for this specific role for all future events in the series.|
|Save for Multiple Roles:||This makes it easy to use this reminder configuration across multiple roles and teams. You can select what specific teams and roles should receive this reminder configuration. If you select the "Save as Default for Series" checkbox option before hitting Save for Selected Roles, it will save this reminder set up for the roles selected, in all future events in this series.|
All event reminders now include a link to set blackout dates at the bottom of them. This allows volunteers to set their block out dates and mark themselves unavailable for future dates.