• Type: New Feature
    • Status: Done/Fixed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed/Completed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0
    • Fix Version/s: 2.0
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      Many volunteer programs do not work on fixed dates. For instance, a teacher trying to schedule a guest lecturer is more likely to say "I need a guest speaker from October 15th to November 30th" (i.e., during a certain semester) than "I need a guest speaker on October 23rd."

      Similarly, some organizations use volunteers as unpaid staff; e.g., "I need a volunteer graphic designer" (possibly with no time component). (Whether or not CiviVolunteer should support something quite so broad requires some discussion.)

      Duration and end-date are not incompatible. These could be used together to declare a need for three hours of volunteering sometime in December, for instance.


      • Add another field to the Need table to collect an end date.
      • Add a field and some help text to the Define Need UI to clarify strict scheduling versus "windows" for needs.
      • Modify how the vol opps search form works to account for the new field. Modify the Time column in the results table to be a little smarter about how to calculate the datetimes.
      • Find instances in which we are calculating an end date from duration and ensure that it is overridden in cases of an explicit end-date.


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              • Assignee:
                ginkgomzd Michael Z Daryabeygi
                pittstains Frank J. Gómez
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