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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 (community events or Field Trips). See step 2 to learn how.
Anyone can view your listed activities on your nonprofit profile. Only Teams and nonprofits can browse and filter all activities listed on Field Day. 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 add activity. You'll be able to see a preview of your activity page as you create your activity.
1. Provide an overview of the activity
- What volunteers do
2. Choose an activity type
Select for Teams if you'd like the activity to be available for planning. This means it will appear in the Field Trip catalog for Teams to browse and request to plan as volunteer events.
Select for community events if you'd like to save the activity to share later, or if you'd like to use the activity to create community events open to the public.
3. Fill out the activity details, availability, and optional details.
If you'd like to check your progress as you go, click preview at the top of the form to see a preview of the activity page.
Pro tip: If you require lead time for planning Field Trips, please note this in the Field Trip request guidelines section. Most nonprofits include something like "Please submit your request no less than two weeks prior to the requested date for planning purposes."
If your activity requires a donation for participation or for supplies, be sure to enter the estimated/minimum cost in the donation field. Then add context and details in the what volunteers should know section to inform the Team and set expectations with them prior to planning an event.
4. Click create activity
If you want to recruit volunteers for something with a specific date and time, create a community event to set up an event page for anyone to learn more and register to volunteer.
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, you'll see the Field Trip catalog tag next to the activity. Teams 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 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 ways to get involved as visitors explore and learn about your nonprofit!
Pro tip: Use the make a copy button when editing any activity to create a duplicate to edit for faster activity creation!
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