My issue has been different. I control the volunteer opportunities by what we advertise. However at the current time when a new person files an online application, we have asked them to list their top three choices of volunteer assignments. What shows on this drop down list is every assignment that is active.
We don't always have openings in every active assignment and sometimes we are doing targeted marketing to only seek volunteers for particular positions.
I am wondering how to control that drop down list more. Jamine, my guess is that you are probably not using the application this way and are probably showing exact openings for them to choose from. We are moving in that direction since we start new volunteers every month during one week.
This will be more like applying for a job. The person would apply for a specific volunteer placement, day and time.
We will start in January having prospective volunteers to come in for an interview, sign paperwork for background check, do the drug screen, confirm a placement, take photo for ID and give the TB skin test. Sort of one stop shopping. Since we are downtown, many people like to limit their trips.
On a related issue, do either of you have a feel about when most of your folks apply online? I am seeing (not a scientific study) that we get the most applications between 9:00 and 10:30PM. Maybe this would be a question to ask in the general forum.