How to direct volunteers to apply via your own application form
When a volunteer wants to register interest for your opportunity on the FareShare Community Hub, they will be prompted to fill in a short form with their contact details. You will then need to contact them to discuss the next steps of the application process.
If you have an existing application process and the next step is for volunteers to fill out your own organisation’s application form (for example, a form on your own website or a Google form), you can set the application process up so that volunteers are automatically directed to your form. This saves you from having to manually contact the volunteer and helps streamline all your volunteer applications into a single place.
Step 1: Enabling external applications for your organisation
Click ‘Sign In’ on the top right and enter your login details
You will be directed to Your Spaces. (Can’t see this option? Click here for more help)
Click the ‘Profile’ icon
You will be directed to your Organisation Profile. Click the three dots
Click ‘Edit Organisation’ from the dropdown
You will be directed to your profile admin. You will see the details that you previously added when you created your organisation
Scroll down to Is external applications allowed? section
Tick the box to enable ‘External applications allowed’
On the next screen, you will be able to add a Logo, Header Image and Theme Colour. If you haven’t previously set these and do not want to set these now, please click “I’ll do this later” to save your changes.
You are now able to set external applications. The next step is to add the relevant external link to each volunteer opportunity.
Step 2: Setting the external link for a volunteer opportunity
Once you have completed the above steps, you will see the field Allow external application on your Opportunity form.