Volunteer Scheduler Pro’s main screen is pictured below. This is the screen that appears when you first open the program. You may click on the headings located on the left-hand side of this screen to visit their corresponding “panes.” For instance, the Volunteers heading has been clicked in the illustration below and as a result the content of the Volunteers pane is shown in the remainder of the main screen.

There are two fundamental terms that are used inside VSP with which you should be familiar (each of these terms has a corresponding pane on VSP’s main screen). First, a Job is defined as any task or role which you will be scheduling. The complement to the term, job, is Volunteer. Inside VSP, the term volunteer is used to refer to any person who will be scheduled in any of your jobs.

The headings in the first group of panes pictured below (“Volunteers” through “Preassignments”) are used to set up VSP with your jobs, shifts, volunteers, and other scheduling settings. The panes in the second and third groups (“Schedules” through “Mailing Labels”) are used to produce schedules and rosters, send emails, administer the Web Terminal, and print mailing labels. The last pane allows you to view or change your subscription settings.