Opportunities in Assemble are like job offers; they are usually advertised on the organisation’s website so anyone can search and apply for it.
Not all opportunities will be published on the public site or open to everyone to apply for it - this will depend on the opportunity type.
Opportunities for which the advert is placed internally will only show on the public site to logged users and will have an internal flag. Therefore, only existing volunteers can apply for it.
The opportunity is created and advertised on behalf of a partner organisation.
Potential volunteers will be redirected to the URL provided by the partner organisation to complete the application when they click to apply. The partner organisation will manage the rest of the process.
You can only mark an opportunity as unlisted after the opportunity is created.
If you mark an opportunity as unlisted, the opportunity will be taken offline so that opportunity advert won't appear on the public site search results. However, users can still access and apply to it if they have the opportunity URL.
If you want to create an opportunity and restrict applications to a selected group of people, mark the opportunity as unlisted and share the URL with the people you want to apply to it.
A one-off opportunity usually has a pre-set start/end date and time, the same opportunity can have multiple start/end dates and multiple time (timeslots) to the same date. It can also have set multiple locations.
One-off opportunity is considered a volunteering activity, therefore an activity will be added in the background to the volunteer's added to the opportunity.
For more information on how to set more timeslots and locations as well as how to manage attendees, please check the managing opportunity article.
If you have the right permission1 you can recruit for a volunteering role by creating a new opportunity. We call wizard the collection of steps you need to complete to create an opportunity.
To access the wizard click on Recruitment from the left-hand menu and select Opportunities, then click on Add new at the top of the page to reveal the opportunity wizard.
Out of the box, the opportunity wizard has the following steps:
You must complete all mandatory information on each stage, a red cross will be added on top of the stage progress bar if any information is missed, you can always go back to any stage to amend it. You won't be able to create the opportunity until all steps are correctly completed.
Navigate through the tabs to find out more info for each step:
“This opportunity is…” you will find this at the very top of this stage, and here is where you will see if the opportunity is within your organisational sphere or if it's an external opportunity for a partner organisation.
To create an external opportunity you will need to have the URL users redirected when they click to apply. You must have the right permission4 to be able to add external opportunities.
Follow the onscreen instruction to complete this section of the external opportunity.
If the opportunity is within your organisation click the select button to set the opportunity role profile.
You can choose from existing roles available to you, or if you have permission select the "Add new role profile" card to create a new role profile.
If you choose to "Add a new role profile", your opportunity won't be published until the role is approved.
Once you have selected your option, click the "Save & Close" button, and follow the onscreen instructions.
Most of the opportunity details will be pre-filled when you choose an existing role profile. Make sure all is good before pressing next.
You can override the opportunity description and advert text if you have the permission3,2 to do so.
Here you will set the opportunity duration, follow the onscreen instruction to set up an Ongoing, One-off or a Specific Period opportunity.
Here you can set for how long you want to make this opportunity open to new applications.
The target Audience is where you set if your opportunity will be available to members of the public to apply to it or only internal users.
You can change the opportunities target audience if you need to on the opportunity page.
When the advert period comes to an end, the opportunity will be closed for new applications on the public site. However, you can still add applications through the opportunity page; please click here to find out more.
Review all your opportunity information and make sure all the steps have a blue tick and click publish. If there is a red "x" on any of them, click on it to correct before continuing.
- Can manage opportunities
- Create opportunity - use wizard1
- Override opportunity advert text2
- Override opportunity description3
- Create an opportunity for partner organisation4