When I did an advanced search on Opportunities in Holyoke, MA limited to a 5 mile range, why did my listing at Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke, MA come up on the 3rd page, preceeded my organizations that are clearly not in Holyoke, MA such as International Exchange Volunteers of Pittsburgh, and the American Red Cross, and CitiImpact Ministries. I am disappointed that Volunteer match is not local friendly to small organizations. I know the big players probably pay you money for the listings, but Pittsburgh - really?
EMPLOYEEI’m confident1Hello Penni,
The listings you reference in your question are National in scope, they are shown all over the United States. Search results on our site are automatically sorted by the default setting: date posted. When viewed using this filter the most recently posted volunteer opportunities are shown at the 'top of the list'.
However, this default setting can easily be changed to reflect filtering by distance. Once you hit 'Search' click on the drop down menu labeled 'Sort By' and select 'Distance':
When you sort results this way, your opportunity shows up first.
You might be interested in the 'Reposting' tool included in our paid tool suite, Community Leader. Reposting allows organizations to refresh their volunteer opportunities--as needed--to ensure they show up near the top of the list within the default search results. For more information check out the following post:
How To Use The Reposting Tool
I hope this helps, let me know if you have any more questions! Please continue to post them here on the Community Powered Support Page!
My need is that as part of a program with my company, I need to find volunteer activities for specific dates; those being July 19, 20 & 23-27. Can anyone help me out ?
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