You may or may not have recommendations based on the criteria you define. Over time as the community grows, this list of recommended experts grow and this will help you in finding someone for your in-person request.
Search More Volunteers
This function allows you to do a search of the database of professionals when you want to find additional experts based on distance from zip code and key words. The search results will provide the same option to send a message, view profile or invite as with the recommended experts.
This allows you to send a customized message. You can ask questions and start a discussion with this person to gauge their interest before officially sending an invite.
You can check out the information they completed in their profile. You can also see if they have done any virtual sessions in the past (and watch the recording), their recent activity, etc. See Searching Members for more information on this.
When you press this button, you will get a pop up with invitation text that you can edit. You will want to use this function when you want to formal invite the professional to accept the request and this will move the status of the request from Requested to Assigned.
There is a timeline above your request. Here is what this progress indicator means:
- Draft: You have started to create a request but you haven’t selected to Publish it yet.
- Requested: You have pressed the Publish button which notifies Nepris that you are actively looking for someone.
- Assigned: You have invited at least one person to accept.
- Confirmed: All of your invitees have accepted the request.
- Completed: The date has passed and has been marked completed by either the requesting educator or admin for the community.
In the upper right hand corner of your Dashboard, you can also see overall status for all of your In-Person Session Requests.
This status aligns with the timeline for each respective In-Person request.
Your Admin Can Help You Fill In-Person Requests
Educators are encouraged to review the recommendations and invite volunteers; The admin for your community can review requests in Requested status, invite volunteers from system recommendations and/or search for volunteers and invite them as well. If you need help finding an In-Person volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If there are more than one volunteer assigned, then it stays on "Assigned" until all confirms. When event date passes, both the author and admins are notified via email and they will mark it as Completed