Jobs define the role that a volunteer will perform at a shift. Volunteers can only be scheduled in jobs for which they are qualified. Your jobs may be as generic as “Volunteer,” or as specific as “Raffle Ticket Seller – Booth 4.” Jobs can be divided into more specific roles using subdivisions, and organized into broad groups using folders (available with the Standard Edition). You can optionally change the label used for jobs by going to the Edit menu at the top of VSP and choosing “Change label used for “Job”…”

The Jobs pane of VSP is where you create and edit the jobs you will be scheduling with VSP.

New Job…
You will click this button each time you create a new job in VSP. The details of setting up a job are covered in detail in the Edit Job Window.

Edit Job…
Click on a job in the list and click the “Edit Job…” button to edit the details of an existing job.

Copy Job…
Click on a job in the list and click the “Copy Job…” button to create a copy of the original job, with all the same settings and qualified volunteers as the original job.

New Folder…
Click this button to create a new folder for your jobs. Type the name of the folder. By checking “Prepend this folder to the name of the job it contains,” you tell VSP to include the name of the folder after the name of the job everywhere in the program (on schedules, in volunteers’ profiles, on the Web Terminal, etc.). Folders are used to organize your jobs into categories, like location or type. Once you have created folders, you can drag and drop jobs into the appropriate folder in the Jobs pane. Note that folders are only included in VSP’s Standard Edition.

Delete Job…
Click on a job in the list and click the “Delete Job…” button to delete that job. The job will be deleted everywhere in the program (including schedules) so it is important not to delete jobs that you still need to track or see on past schedules.

Combine…
Click on a job in the list that you want to combine with another job and click the “Combine…” button. Click Continue, and click on the job with which you want to combine the original job. The first job selected will be the name of the job, a subdivision labeled < main > will be created, and a subdivision with the name of the second job will be created.

Export List…
Clicking this button will export a simple text document with a list of your folders, jobs, and subdivisions.

Breakup into separate jobs…
Click on a job that has subdivisions and click the “Breakup into separate jobs…” button to make each subdivision its own unique job.