Process for acquiring an @scorevolunteer.org email address and CORE entry for all new volunteers
There are currently two ways a prospective volunteer gets into a chapter’s queue:
- A potential volunteer completes the application on www.score.org
- A potential volunteer is recruited directly through a local network, connection, or event and either fills out a paper application or interviews directly with no application being completed at all.
Starting May 1, 2017, there are TWO policy changes for volunteer applications and for new volunteers. These are:
- All potential volunteers must complete an application on www.score.org regardless of how or where they have been attracted to SCORE.
- All accepted volunteers will receive an @scorevolunteer.org email address and will be expected to utilize this email while conducting all SCORE services.
With those policy changes, the process for volunteer applications and new volunteer entry into CORE is:
- The volunteer application is received by SCORE Headquarters directed to the local chapter.
- The chapter that receives the application is either the desired chapter as selected by the applicant or the chapter closest to the volunteer’s address.
- New applications are sent to chapters on a daily basis.
- Chapter receives the application from SCORE Headquarters.
- The chapter reviews the application and determines if more information from the volunteer is required (References, LinkedIn profile, Google search, formal resume, etc.).
- Chapter interviews applicant. The best practice is for the Chapter Chair to always speak to a potential volunteer during this process.
If accepted, the chapter must request a new @scorevolunteer.org email address for a new volunteer from the SCORE help desk BEFORE entering the volunteer into CORE (For Engage Chapters Click HERE).
- Log into CORE as the chapter admin
- On the CORE Home page under the Chapter Admin column, you will find a link “Request a SCORE email for new volunteers” Simply fill out the form and click “Submit.”
- NOTE: Remember that the link for “Request a SCORE email for new volunteers” will only work for someone logged into CORE as the chapter admin.
- If rejected, the chapter responds to the applicant of that decision. No further action is needed on rejected volunteers.
- The SCORE help desk will create the new volunteer’s @scorevolunteer.org email address.
- The SCORE help desk will add the new volunteer as a provisional member in CORE (the new email credentials and instructions are also sent to the new volunteer).
- After the SCORE help desk enters the volunteer's information and saves it, a welcome email will be automatically generated to the new volunteer with a copy sent also to your chapter's administrator. This email will contain system login/password information as well as other SCORE orientation information for the new volunteer.
- The new volunteer’s @scorevolunteer.org email address will be the volunteer’s Username for logging into www.score.org to get to SCORE Training, CORE, and Reports.
- The new volunteer can access their @scorevolunteer.org on any of their devices using the GMAIL app, or via www.gmail.com