01. Accessing Your 'Hub' for the First Time
Posted by Gabrielle Long, Last modified by Jennifer Udan on 29 September 2017 10:18 AM
In this first tutorial, we will go over how to access your main VolunteerHub site as an administrator. For the purposes of demonstration, we will use a fictional organization called “Cycling for Health.”
Open a web browser and enter the web address of your Hub as provided by VolunteerHub (e.g., "YOURORGANIZATION.volunteerhub.com"). If you are new to VolunteerHub and do not yet have the link to your site, that link will be provided in your first implementation session.
You should see the Events page of the Volunteer View, the central and most frequently used page of your Hub. The Events page is simplistic by design. Our experience has shown that volunteers feel more comfortable when presented with a simple interface that offers a gentle learning curve.
To sign in as the administrative user, click on the Sign In link in the upper-right corner of the site, just above the main navigation links.
In the Username and Password fields on the right side of the screen, enter your username and password. Then, click the Sign In button. If you wish to be an administrator of the site but are not the person who purchased the site, please have the current administrator create an account for you. If the administrator is no longer with your organization, please send us a message to request access.
After successfully signing in, you’ll be returned to the Events page, now with the Admin link in the upper-right. Click that link to enter the administrative interface (Figure 1).