Employers and individuals come to Field Day to find volunteer activities that foster social connection – within their organization as well as their broader community. Activities are the best way to share volunteer opportunities on Field Day.
Activities are volunteer opportunities for groups of three or more for Teams to explore and plan Field Trips (Team events) around.
Activities can also be saved internally and used to create events manually (public events or Field Trips). See step 3 to learn how.
Activities appear on your nonprofit profile and in activity searches for Teams to browse. Teams looking to get engaged in the community will submit requests to your nonprofit to plan Field Trips (group volunteer events) around these activities.
Create an activity
Click your nonprofit from your sidebar. Click the activities tab, then click create activity. You'll be able to see a preview of your activity page as you create your activity.
1. Give the activity a name
2. Enter activity details
- Preview description (~200 characters displayed in activity catalog)
- What volunteers do
- What volunteers should bring and wear
- Safety measures
- Photo sharing guidelines (optional)
- Duration (minimum and maximum)
- Number of volunteers (minimum and maximum)
- Minimum age
- Donation amount expected (optional)
3. Choose whether you’d like to make the activity available for Field Trips (Team events) or if you’d like to use the activity internally for event creation (or hide it for seasonal use, etc.)
Checking make this activity available for Field Trips will make an activity visible on your nonprofit profile and in activity searches. Teams will be able to view and submit Field Trip requests for available activities.
Unchecking make this activity available for Field Trips will hide the activity from your nonprofit profile and activity searches. Your nonprofit can view the activity internally and use it to create events. This is especially helpful for creating public volunteer events.
If you choose to make the activity available for Field Trips, enter in planning details to give Teams more information about planning an event around the activity.
Field Trip planning details:
- Months available
- Days of the week
- Times of the day
- Hosting option
- Field Trip guidance (optional, lead time needed for planning)
4. Upload a photo (horizontal orientation recommended)
5. Click create activity
If you want to recruit volunteers for something with a specific date and time, just manually create a public event. This will create an event page for anyone to learn more and register to volunteer if they're interested. You can choose to make the activity available to Teams, too if you'd like to have company Teams reach out to join in as well.
How activities work
All of your nonprofit activities are listed on the activities tab of your nonprofit page.
If you made the activity available for Field Trips, people can view the activity from your nonprofit profile, as well as when they’re browsing activities. Teams can now submit a Field Trip request to start planning a Team event for this activity.
If you created the activity but didn't make it available for Teams, the activity will appear internally on the activities tab of your nonprofit page for you to manually create events with.
Create as many activities as you’d like. The more activities you post on your nonprofit profile, the more options Teams will have to choose from as they explore ways to engage with your nonprofit!
Use the make a copy button when editing any activity to create a duplicate to edit for faster posting!
Learn how to manage activities next →