Ginkgo Street Labs is excited to announce the release of CiviVolunteer 1.4 for CiviCRM 4.5.x and 4.6.x! This release was made possible by funding from Manhattan Neighborhood Network, the country's largest community media center.
New Features at a Glance
The new skill assessment widget represents levels of ability on a continuum. When a user drags the slider, the current option (e.g., "Master") as well as all options with a lower weight are selected. As a result, a search for volunteers qualified to do "Apprentice"-level work will include volunteers with "Master"-level skills.
Search for volunteers from the assignment interface. Having a hard time finding a gaffer for the next episode of your public access program? Filter candidates by custom fields or by group membership, and draft the last member of your crew!
Volunteer commendation. Did someone stand out at the last river cleanup? Now it's easy to recognize their exceptional performance.
Volunteers can now express interest in volunteering by filling out a customizable form at http://example.org/civicrm/volunteer/join. Unlike the sign-up forms you're accustomed to seeing in CiviVolunteer, this won't associate volunteers with a particular project; it's a general purpose sign-up form.
Tailor the questions you ask volunteers by specifying the profile to use for each volunteer project's sign up form. Or specify more than one!
Want to Know More?
Check out the Managing Volunteers in CiviCRM session at CiviCon Denver.
Stay tuned! In the next few weeks, we'll have updated user documentation and perhaps a screencast or a webinar.