Update contact information

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by Adriana Oliveira


Assemble allows you to place yourself "on hold" for up to six months at a time; This is your way of informing your organisation if you are going to be unavailable for short periods of time. 

Click on the "Edit" link next to your current status (active on default) and then tick the checkbox to indicate you are going to be on hold and select the desired dates. 

You must also choose whether or not you want to be contacted during your absence period.

You will be set back to your previous status once the time set elapses. 


Please note that your supervisor(s) will be informed of this update.

Contact preferences

Appear in volunteer directory - If ticked, you will be discoverable by other volunteers using the Directory pages. They will not see your contact details but will be able to send you a message.

Appear in "Near me" - Allows other volunteers to know that you live within 20-mile radius of them. Don't worry, it will never reveal your specific location to any other volunteer.

Contact details

Here you can view, amend and update your phone number, postal address, email address and emergency contacts.

To modify your contact details, click on the "Edit" button. (or "Click here" link if you haven't added one yet).

Click the "Add another..." link if you want to store more information, e.g. additional email address or phone number.

If you add multiple email addresses or phone numbers, press the "Make primary" to indicate which one is your primary.

To remove individual items, click the remove link

When you are finished making changes, press the "Save & Close" button.


The postcode lookup functionality - To edit or add a postal address enter your postcode and then select the correct address, you can amend any detail afterwards if necessary.

If you cannot find your address, click the "Manual entry" to enter details manually.

Can't save my changes - If a mandatory field is not entered or is not formatted correctly, Assemble will highlight them to you, correct your details and press save again, make sure you are adding correct international format when adding overseas numbers.


Primary contact details cannot be removed. They can only be modified.