Application questions

by Adriana Oliveira

This section allows you to create custom questions to be asked potential volunteers on their application. 

A typical "full" application form on Assemble consists of the following sections:

  • Basic details
  • Your address
  • About you
  • Documents
  • References
  • Diversity
  • Review & apply

Please note that the sections described above might be slightly different for your organisation.

You are able to add the following type of questions to any section other than "Diversity":

Text Multi-line text Email
Phone Number Radio
Currency Date (single) Date and time
Date (period) Rich text Drop-down list


The answers to the application questions are stored on the application and are not transferred to the user account. If the data needs to be retained on the user record once they are recruited, you should use the Custom field functionality instead.

Add/modify questions

To create a new question, drag and drop the appropriate type from the right menu to the desired section. You are then asked to enter the "question" you'd like to appear next to the field you've created. Depending on the field type, you may then be asked to enter further information like drop-down values etc.

If you don't select a role or mark as global, the question will only save as a draft and won't display on any application forms.

You can drag questions within each section to order them. However, questions cannot be dragged from one section to another. 

Questions can be global, meaning it will be asked on all roles; or you can restrict it to one or more roles.
Compulsory questions have to be answered before an application can be submitted.

Delete questions

If you would like to delete a question, click on the question and then press the "Remove" button.


This will permanently remove the question and you will not be able to retrieve any of the entered values

  Required permission(s)

  • Organisation Management: Manage custom recruitment questions