UC Master Gardener Program
UC Master Gardener Program
UC Master Gardener Program
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UC Master Gardener Program

Volunteer Management System goes from 2.0 to 3.0

The Statewide Master Gardener Program and our beloved programmers at UCANR Communication Services are beginning to work on a rebuild of our Volunteer Management System (VMS).  Our hopes are to make it more like "Facebook" in terms of it sharing more news, photos and information with your fellow Master Gardeners and make it easier to integrate projects, calendars etc. as well as making the recertification system more intuitive and less clunky. 

Recently, we sent out a survey to your MG Program Representative for key volunteers who manage and work on various aspects of the VMS.  If you would like to provide additional input, please talk with your Program Representative and they will share the survey link with you or you can email the Statewide Master Gardener Program Office at pmelam@ucdavis.edu.  We look forward to your input.  Afterall...it is about you!...our valued volunteers. 

Posted on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Comments:

1.
I am concerned with the processing time it takes data, once entered, to reach the Helpline Calendar. It would also be  
wonderful if several calendar dates could be entered at one time, rather than have to do each day/name separately. For instance If Sam Doe is working twice in the same month - on the 5th and the 16th, could he be entered for both dates at the same time? Joan Brown MG Ventura Co.

Posted by Joan Brown on January 21, 2012 at 11:49 AM

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@Joan Brown: our program coordinator advises us to just enter the first date of the month we've earned hours (no matter how many separate dates that month we do the same activity) and aggregate all our hours that month for that activity under that date. It simplifies entering activities like helpline volunteering that might be done frequently, but in short increments of time. Hope that helps! --- Jane Auerbach, MG LA County

Posted by Jane Auerbach on February 7, 2012 at 11:22 PM

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