Expressing Interest in opportunities
If an organization wants to review the volunteer before 'approving' them and confirming them as a volunteer - they may choose to designate the project as "Express Interest" rather than "Sign Up". In this scenario an Express Interest Button appears instead of a Sign Up Button
Clicking on the Express Interest button will then take the volunteer to the Additional Questions Page.
If there are 'qualifying questions' you wish to ask a volunteeer to aid with deciding whether to confirm them as a volunteer, this is a good way to get that information into the system for review.
Volunteers reach the success page that informs them they will be contacted by the organization with more information.
If this opportunity is a 'to be scheduled' opportunity - this provides the start of communications by which the volunteer will be scheduled for a specific time to volunteer by the managing organizaton.
Behind the scenes emails are dispatched
An email with information about the opportunity is sent to the volunteer confirming the sign-up. This includes the full directions to the project location and a link to a google map.
It reminds the volunteer that they have only expressed interest and are not yet signed up for the opportunity.
An email is also sent to the Opportunity Coordinator notifying them that they should review and confirm the volunteer.
The Upcoming Opportunities section of the volunteer's account
Express interest opportunities in the volunteer's account are marked as "Pending Approval" - which lets them know its upcoming - but they are not yet confirmed.